Today's News

  • WC has its own BIG Three

    It’s not easy being tall.
    Well, at least according to the tallest members of the Washington County High School girls’ basketball team.

    Senior Kayla Edelen, sophomore Kenya Turner and freshman Jennifer Keene all tower above opponents.
    Combined, they are over 18 feet tall.
    Separately, they all measure 6-1 or better.
    “Probably, we are the biggest team in the state, I would say,” Commanderettes head coach Bernard Smalley said.
    Edelen said being tall causes “people to get on you more.”

  • BIRTH: Dye: It's a boy!

    Billy Scott and Christy Lynn Dye of 129 Cooper Drive, Lebanon, announce the birth of a 6-pound, 9-ounce son, William Joshua Scott Dye, born Dec. 24, 2010, at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.
    Maternal grandparents are Anthony and Tina Cocanougher of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Jeffery and Kathy Dye of Lebanon.
    Great-grandparents are Sammy and Mary Riley of Springfield and Francis and Ernest Fisher of Lebanon.
    William Joshua has a brother, Wesley Stephen Scott Dye, and a sister, Paris Kay Dye.

  • BIRTH: Hutchins: It's a boy!

    Heather Hutchins of Springfield and Robbie Warner of Harrodsburg announce the birth of their son on Dec. 23, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Jessie Blake Hutchins weighed 6 pounds and was 19.25 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Pam and Tim Hutchins of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Edie and Bobby Warner of Harrodsburg.
    Great-grandparents are Larry and Betty Hutchins of Springfield, Carl Burgen of Springfield, and the late Ann Burgen, and the late Diane Hutchins.

  • BIRTH: Edelen: It's a boy!

    Bryan and Rhonda Edelen of Manton announce the birth of their son on Nov. 29, 2010 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.
    Evan Thomas Edelen weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by a brother, Owen Edelen, age 3.
    Maternal grandparents are Louis and Buttons Bryan of New Haven.
    Paternal grandparents are Rickey and Vanessa Edelen of Manton.

  • BIRTH: Mattingly: It's a girl!

    Mindy and Brandon Mattingly of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on Nov. 2, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Lillian Elaine weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Nick and Donna Smith of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Chris and Sandy Mattingly of Springfield.

  • Plan now for upcoming 4-H programs

    With the passing of the Winter Solstice, each day becomes a little longer.  Although it is still quite a few days until spring, 4-H members interested in livestock projects must be planning now for their participation.

  • Reflecting on the agricultural economy

    U.S. agriculture rebounded quickly from the effects of the commodity market ‘crash’ in 2008 and the serious global recession in 2009. USDA is projecting U.S. net farm income to be up 24 percent this year. Most of the increase in farm income is coming from improved market conditions for beef cattle, dairy, poultry, and recent surges in corn and soybean prices. The balance sheet for ag is strong, despite the weak macro economy.  

  • Commanders battle Bardstown

    Washington County will face one of the hottest teams in the region on Tuesday when they host district rival Bardstown.

    “This region is wide open,” Commanders head coach Russell Burkhead said. “A lot of people are talking Bardstown to have a shot to win it.”
    The Tigers (4-2) are a hot team but will come into hostile confines as Washington County High School will host a homecoming crowd that night.
    Bardstown is under the direction of new head coach James “Boo” Brewer.

  • WC boys pick up win at LWC, fall to Adair

    Washington County vs. Adair County
    Score: 51-30 Adair County
    When: Wednesday, Dec. 22
    Where: Adair County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Will Purdom, Trae Abell. ACHS - Matt Fudge, Trey Grider, Jon Hansel

  • Patriots to tangle with NCAA elite; women in Florida

    While they are only exhibition games on the St. Catharine schedule, J.T. Burton’s Patriots will have two contests this week that will go a long way to indicate where the team stands as the season’s second half gets under way.

    Today at 4:30 p.m. (EST) Burton’s bunch will play the Bellarmine Knights, a team currently ranked No. 1 in NCAA D-II. Then Thursday the Patriots will play Southern Indiana University that is ranked No. 15 among NCAA D-II schools.