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Today's News

  • Commanderettes continue district dominance

    The Washington County Commanderettes continue their dominance in district action. They are 3-0 in district play and look to continue that as the season continues. A 16-1 victory over Bardstown High School is their most recent example of this dominance.

    This was a three-inning game for WC and Maddie Pettus threw all three innings. She started the game with a quick four pitch at bat and was able to strike them out. She gave up a single to centerfield. She then got a fielder’s choice at second, before striking out the third to make it a quick inning for WC.

  • Commanders make a run in All A tournament

    The Washington County Commanders made a run in the All A tournament over the weekend. The Commanders had a big win to start as they beat Burgin 16-1.

  • Woodson named new Commanders head coach

    Stephen “Stevie” Woodson, formerly the assistant coach at Central Hardin High School, has been named the new Commanders basketball head coach. Last week Woodson spent time at Washington County High School meeting with players, staff, and even participating in a meet and greet at the high school.

    Woodson is accustom to the area as he grew up within the district that Washington County plays in. He is a graduate of Bardstown High School, and played sports there. He moved on to college where he continued his sports career.

  • Getting their hands dirty: WCHS greenhouse a success

    Students are getting their hands dirty at Washington County High School – literally.

    The greenhouse at the high school is in its fourth year of producing plants. Before then, the greenhouse at the old high school was open for more than 20 years.

    According to Bart Mattingly, the agriculture teacher at WCHS, the greenhouse is a Kentucky Ag Development funded program.

    “It’s something we’ve built a cliental from over 20 years,” he said.

    Currently, there are 22 students enrolled in the course.

  • Esper to be Honor Flight passenger

    Dennis Esper, a Vietnam veteran, will be getting the welcome home he never got when he goes on the Honor Flight on April 27.

    The flight will take him and 75 other veterans from Vietnam and the Korean War to the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

    Dennis, a resident of the Texas community, has been in Washington County with his wife, Jean, for the last 10 years.

  • Commanderettes win All A Regional tournament

    Grit, determination, and never giving up is exactly what the Washington County Commanderettes did to win the All A tournament this past weekend.

    WC participates in the 12th region for the All A instead of the 5th region they normally participate in.

    WC started the tournament against Burgin High School. It was pure domination for the Commanderettes as they easily handled Burgin. A 11 run third inning won it for the Commanderettes as they moved on defeating Burgin 20-1.

  • Transition coming to New Pioneers

    There’s transition in the air at local sustainability non-profit organization New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future. After nearly 15 years, founder and executive director Sister Claire McGowan has begun preparations to hand over her position to a new leader before spring of 2020. A Dominican Sister of Peace from the community at St. Catharine, Kentucky, McGowan is a native of southeastern Massachusetts.

  • Woodson named new head coach

    Stephen Woodson has been hired as the new boys basketball head coach at Washington County High School, according to an announcement from principal Malissa Hutchins and athletic director Eric Sagrecy.

    Woodson is a 1998 graduate of Bardstown High School.

    He earned a Bachelor of Arts in university studies, with a concentration in criminology from Morehead State University in 2004, and a Master of Arts in special education in emotional behavior disorders from Campbellsville University in 2012.

  • Fiscal court discusses addresses in regular session

    The Washington County Fiscal court met on April 8 in regular session. The court gave the first reading of the update for ordinance #1991-08. The original ordinance was published in 1988 and needed updates to it.

    The ordinance is to display the house number visibly on the house. The changes are to clarify the height of the numbers and some changes to the ordinance. They must be three inches tall, reflective for at night, and must be visible from the roadside.

  • Overcoming autism

    Meagan Graves knew from an early age that something was different about Ryan. After having Haylee a few years before, she and her husband, Tracey, knew what to expect as a parent when it came to raising a child, but nothing prepared her for the journey of autism.

    Ryan wasn’t meeting the same benchmarks as Haylee did as a new born and that worried Meagan like it would any mother. Ryan wasn’t able to communicate as well and that made things difficult for the family.