Today's News

  • Commanders beat Fort Knox in 2OTs


  • Commanders will clash with Campbellsville - twice

    It’s not Groundhog Day.
    Washington County will get a double dose of Fifth Region foe Campbellsville within a week’s time starting on Wednesday.

    The teams first square off in the second round game of the Fifth Region All “A” Classic on Wednesday at 6 p.m. EST at Caverna High School.
    The Eagles (11-5) have one of the top players in the region with senior Jordan Purcell.

  • Commanderettes to grapple with Green

    The Commanderettes have a second-round date with Green County in the Fifth Region All “A” Classic on Wednesday.

    Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. EST at Caverna High School.
    The Dragons (4-13) knocked off Campbellsville in the first round to set up the meeting.
    Green County is without star player Micah Jones, who lost her season to injury.

  • Out of the gym

    Straight up, straight down.
    That’s Jared Kelty under the basket, by the way. Straight up, straight down. Up off two feet. Elbows above the rim.

    The senior is tall by ordinary standards, but is no giant by basketball standards. So to see Kelty go up, up, up above the rim is to see mouths in the crowd go agape.
    The style in which Kelty jumps is also drawing some attention.

  • Cold temperatures increase potential for spread of lice on livestock

    Infestations of biting and sucking lice have been associated with reduced weight gains and general lack of thriftiness during the period of greatest winter stress. Crowding or bunching provides many chances for lice to move from animal to animal. Reduced light intensity appears to play a significant role in louse numbers on animals but nutrition, general health, immune system response, and weather also are important factors.

  • 4-Hers learn valuable skills through speech program

    Public speaking is often one of people’s biggest fears. 4-H gives youth a chance to conquer this fear at a young age by giving them public speaking experience through the speech program. By the end of the program, some of the shyest youth can feel the accomplishment of conquering this fear.

  • Apply for Dorrin and Ruth Ross Scholarship

    Washington County college-bound youth who are currently 4-H members or FFA members or were a member their senior year in high school (within the last five years), have the opportunity to apply for the Dorrin and Ruth Ross Scholarship.  The scholarship was originally established in 1991 to enable 4-H and FFA members to pursue higher education through full or part-time attendance at any public or nonprofit independent college or university in the United States.  Scholarships are awarded to defray the cost of tuition and books.

  • BIRTH: Pray: It's a girl!

    Jeff and Jennifer Pray of Newnan, Ga., announce the birth of their daughter at 7:16 p.m. Dec. 6, 2010, at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Fayetteville, Ga.
    Avery Claire Pray weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19.75 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by sisters, Riley Christine, age 4 and Ella Grace, age 2.
    Maternal grandparents are Kerry & Arlene Hale of Willisburg.
    Paternal grandparents are Bill and Anne Pray of Tampa, Fla.
    Great-grandparents are Bertna Coulter, and the late H.T. Coulter, and the late Leroy and Christine Hale.

  • BIRTH: Clements: It's a boy!

    Catherine and Joe Clements of Lexington announce the birth of their son on Dec. 2, 2010, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
    Matthew Thomas weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by a brother, Patrick, age 3 and sister, Elizabeth, age 2.
    Maternal grandparents are Bear and Sally Keene of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Joe David and Frankie Clements of Springfield.

  • BIRTH: Jones: It's a girl!

    Jonathan and Mariana Jones of Davenport, Fla., announce the birth of their daughter on Jan. 7, 2011, at Florida Hospital Celebration Health in Celebration, Fla.
    Juliette weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Roberto Fraile of Winter Haven, Fla.
    Paternal grandparents are Shannon and Mike Epperson of Louisville, and the late David C. Jones.
    Paternal great-grandparents are Morris and Pauline Sweazy of Springfield.