Today's News

  • Patriot volleyball nets first win for Stevenson

    SCC Sports Information

    It took four matches last weekend but Adam Stevenson was able to notch his first victory as head volleyball coach at St. Catharine College. In a tournament in Dearborn, Michigan, the Patriots dropped two matches Friday and their first one Saturday. But the long ride home became more pleasant when St. Catharine won the final match of the round-robin tournament.

  • Archery Xtreme at The River

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    More than 70 bow shooters turned out for the fourth week of Archery Xtreme competition at River of Life Community Church on Saturday. Shooters took aim at 3D targets that tested skill and accuracy.

    Archers visited 10 stations set up with various real-life taregts such as deer, bears and a moving alligator. Points are tabulated for each station along with combined totals for each shooter. The three highest scores over the five-week tournament will be added to determine the most Xtreme Archer.

  • District foes ahead for WC volleyball

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It was a tough week for the Washington County volleyball team as the squad went 1-4 since Aug. 24.


    Last Tuesday, the Commanderettes visited E-Town, where they fell 2-0 (25-4, 25-11).

    Marion Co.

    On Thursday, it was time to visit Marion Co., where the Commanderettes lost to the Lady Knights, 2-0 (25-11, 25-13).

  • Commanders visit Western Hills Friday

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commander football team will have its first chance to wear the road jerseys this Friday as the Commanders travel to Frankfort to clash with the Wolverines from Western Hills High School.

    After a big season-opening 53-14 win at home against Shawnee, the Washington County Commanders spent their bye week tweaking things on the field.

    “We had a good open week,” said head coach Mark Perry. “We’ve been conditioning and working on getting better.

  • September is Agritourism Month

    September is Agritourism Month, one of the busiest times of the year for the 350 farm operators registered in the state’s agritourism program.

    “I invite Kentuckians of all ages to join me in celebrating Agritourism Month,” Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. “Go on an agritourism adventure this fall at a farm destination near you.”

  • Walk for Life is Saturday, Sept. 11

    A sluggish U.S. economy means that more people are struggling day to day when it comes to living essentials such as food and clothing. That struggle can become even more challenging when a baby is on the way. To offer assistance, the House of Hope in Springfield will hold its annual Walk for Life at Idle Hour Park on Sept. 11 at 9 a.m.

  • School tax hearing is tonight

    The Washington County School Board will meet tonight to consider a property tax increase that could generate an estimated $169,000 in additional revenue.

    The proposed increase would take the tax rate from the current 52.9 cents per $100 of assessed property value, and place it at 54.8 cents per $100 in assessed value.

  • Backpack food program needs your help

    When several high school students from Washington County attended the 4-H Issues Conference nine years ago, little did they expect that the weekend would help change the lives of hundreds of young people in Washington County.  The teens who attended the conference found out about the backpack grant while at the conference, and applied to receive the first money to go toward weekend hunger relief for Washington County students.

  • Repairs begin on damaged roads

    The Washington County Fiscal Court took a big step last Wednesday to repairing several roads damaged by landslides earlier in the year. For residents along Hardesty Road, relief couldn’t have come at a better time. King Crete Drilling from Beattyville, Ky., has been awarded the low-bid contract to repair three major road slides in the county, with Hardesty Road being the top priority.

  • School tax hearing is Sept. 1

    With expenses on the rise and funding for state mandated programs not climbing to meet those expenses, many school districts are left with a decision to make about generating revenue.

    For the Washington County School System, helping cover the costs of doing business could mean an increase in the tax rate for real and personal property.

    Currently, the tax rate for those types of property stands at 52.9 cents per $100 of assessed value.