Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Wheatley-McQueen

    John and Julie Wheatley Wagner of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Jo Wheatley, to Kristopher McQueen, son of Melody and Charles Long. She is the daughter of the late Marion Wheatley. He is the son of the late Larry McQueen.

    Wheatley is a 2000 graduate of Washington County High School. She is employed at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
    McQueen is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and is employed at Booz Allen Hamilton in Baltimore.

  • BIRTH: Downs - It’s a girl!

    Cassie and Eric Downs of Loretto announce the birth of their daughter on Aug. 3, 2011 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Ava Ann weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by Caleb, age 3.
    Maternal grandparents are Frankie and Donna Hutchins of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Curtis and Irene Downs of Loretto.

  • Invisible Children to present at SCC

    In observance of International Day of Peace, St. Catharine College Peace & Justice Committee, Campus Ministry and Dominican Young Adults(Kentucky Chapter) will be hosting a presentation by the San Diego, Calif., based organization Invisible Children.

    Invisible Children is a media-based, youth-driven, non-profit organization working to end the longest running conflict in Africa where rebel forces use children as soldiers.

  • Commanderettes lose one at home to LaRue

    The Washington County High School girls’ soccer program fell to Larue County 7-0 last Wednesday at home, but head coach Seamus Marrinan is hopeful looking towards the future.

    The Commanderettes (0-4) and the Lady Hawks (5-5-1) eked it  out in cold, wet conditions.
    “I feel I have to take most of the responsibility for the loss,” Marrinan said. “Some of the decisions I made were looking at the future and not at winning the game.”

  • Volleyball Patriots fall in conference opener

    Adam Stevenson’s volleyball team dropped the opening match game of the Mid-South Conference when they fell 3-0 Wednesday at Georgetown.

    The Patriots took a 10-1 slate into the contest while the Tigers, ranked 22nd nationally in the pre-season, had a 1-6 ledger entering the conference opener.
    But the Tigers took control from the outset as they sprinted to 4-0 leads in each of the first two sets. They turned set one into a 25-15 win, and won the second set 25-14.

  • Third-ranked Lindsey Wilson tops SCC women 6-0

    The Lindsey Wilson College women’s soccer team entered Saturday’s game against St. Catharine with a lofty NAIA ranking of third in the nation.

    The Blue Raiders played like a nationally prominent team as they beat Paul Patton’s Patriots 6-0.
    Lindsey Wilson (3-0-1) scored three times in each half in the game played at Marion County High School. The loss, in the conference opener for both teams, left the Patriots with a record of 1-2.

  • Knights blank Patriot men’s soccer team 5-0

    The Marion University Knights hosted St. Catharine in soccer Saturday, putting a 4-0 record on the line, also pitching a season shutout.

    The Indianapolis school stayed perfect in both areas as they posted a 5-0 win over Tim Wolz’ team.
    The Knights scored 29 minutes into the game, but that was the only goal they could muster in the first half as the score was 1-0 at the break.
    But just four minutes into the second period, Marian scored as Jeff Seelig slid a shot just inside the right post from 30-yards out.

  • Commanderettes win four of five at Slam Jam

    Over the weekend, Washington County High School volleyball team traveled to LaRue County to play in the Abraham Slam Jam.

    It turned out to be a great weekend, as the Commanderettes (6-8)won four of five matches at the tournament.

  • Commanders set for Marion on Friday

    Last season, Washington County left John J. Boswell Stadium as a 3-0 winner over Marion County in a defensive thriller.

    This season, the Commanders (2-1) hope to add another win in their long-time rivalry with Marion County (2-2).
    Commanders head coach Eric Sagrecy expects another close one this season.
    “I think we’re two evenly matched teams,” he said. “I don’t think one is a whole lot better than the other, so I think it will be a good football game.”

  • WCHS golfers compete at All “A” state tournament

    After a foggy start, members of the Washington County High School boys’ and girls’ golf teams enjoyed a perfect day at Silos Country Club in Paducah.

    In girls’ action, Amanda Cox shot an 88 to finish tied for 29th out of 92 golfers from small schools across the state.
    Emily Cox, Amanda’s sister, finished with a 94, good enough to finish 45th out of 92 golfers.
    Cassidy Scantland of Green County won the girls’ individual title with a 68.
    Green County won the girls’ team title with a 306.