Today's News

  • A lifetime of love

    Like heirloom earrings tucked away in a jewelry box, Joe and Margie Coulter relaxed in a dimly-lit back-room in the basement of their brick home.

    Instantly, Joe and Margie are welcoming. It comes easy after nearly 74 years together. They will celebrate their 74th wedding anniversary this Sunday, Aug. 14.  
    They met in grade school, at the one-room school known as Mount Freedom.
    Who made the first move?
    “It’s long forgotten,” Joe said, smiling. His smile indicates otherwise.

  • Commander alumni game

    Washington County High School football alumni got another chance to play on Bennett R. Lewis Field on Friday as part of the Blue / Gold intra-squad scrimmage.

    Players from classes past  ignored age, fitness and logic to chase the pigskin.  
    After the ice packs were put away, the crowd was the real winner. Nothing was broken, but many were likely bruised.
    All survived, leaving enough able-bodies to fill two teams for next season.

  • Early SCC soccer games to be moved off-campus

    On the schedule they are listed as home games, but for now, the St. Catharine College soccer schedule, for both men and women, won’t actually be played at “home.”

    Instead those games will be played at Nelson County High School and/or Bardstown High School.
    The move is due to the construction on campus that will result in a refurbished Barber Soccer Field, with a nine lane track encircling it.
    Adjacent to the soccer/track facility will be six new tennis courts.

  • Sports briefs

    Aug. 12
    Fall baseball

    Fall Little League baseball sign-ups will be held Friday, Aug. 12 at Lebanon City  Park from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    The league is for 2012 age groups.  
    Contact Tim Peterson at (270) 940-0351 for more details.

    Blake Hoppes football registration

  • Volleyball squad nets preseason victories

    The season officially began on Tuesday, but the Washington County High School volleyball team had already logged time on the court.

    The team competed in the Bluegrass State Games in late July, and won its pool. The Commanderettes finished the games with three wins in six tries.
    Then, last week, they rattled off two victories in scrimmages against Taylor County and Campbellsville.
    Though the wins won’t count in the final standings, they are a good sign for the team.  

  • Carey fares well at Grand American

    Local sharpshooter Stephanie Carey recently returned from Sparta, Ill., for the 2011 Grand American World Trapshooting Championships.

    Carey had some trouble with her gun, but managed to come home with hardware.
    On Aug. 3, she won the ladies Parliament Coach Handicap event.
    She finished the round tied for first with a 96. She won in a shoot-off.
    On Aug. 4, she found herself in another shoot-off. Carey was tied for runner-up after the round in the TrapshootingUSA Handicap. She finished in third place.

  • Commanders edged in first golf match

    Three strokes were all that separated Washington and Marion County on Thursday at Lincoln  Homestead State Park Golf Course.

    Marion edged Washington County 182 to 185 on the links.
    Chase Spalding led the Commanders and tied for the lowest score overall with a 44 on the front nine at Lincoln.
    Spalding birdied on six, and had par on three and seven.
    He had double bogey on four, five and eight.
    Marion’s Logan Medley also shot a 44.

  • Commanders give first look at scrimmage

    The bermuda of Bennett R. Lewis Field was a boxing ring for players in position battles on Friday night, as the Commanders gave fans a first look during the Blue / Gold scrimmage.

    “We’ve got three open spots on the offensive line that I opened up from the beginning of practice,” Commanders head coach Eric Sagrecy said.
    Sagrecy said a depth chart would be set on Monday, but could change before the first game on Aug. 19.
    “There’s a lot of guys fighting right now to get a spot,” he said.

  • Local 4-H'ers keep busy with state fair preparation

  • MAG-60: A new avenue of feeder calf production and marketing

    This article from Dr. Les Anderson telling us about an opportunity for those of you who would be interested in trying some A.I.  It is interesting to that this program started in Washington, Marion and Nelson counties.