Today's News

  • Free Golf for Juniors 18 and Under

    From July 6 - 31, any player age 18 or under may play a free round and hit balls free on the driving range at any Kentucky State Park golf course when accompanied by a paying adult. Carts are not included.

    For more information, contact Lincoln Homestead Golf Course at (859) 336-7461.


  • From Left Field

    Going... Going... LeBron

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    If you follow sports with any regularity, then you know that much speculation has been surrounding where free agent Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James would end up. After all of the media hype, James signed with the Miami Heat.

    While “King James” may be a talented athlete, and his status as the premiere player in the NBA commands attention, I think I speak for many of us who just want to say, ‘So what?’

  • WC 11-12-year-olds come up short, fall 10-0 in district final

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Little League baseball all-stars stuggled in the early going in the District 5 Tournament. But both teams fought their way to their respective title games during the past week, with the 9-10-year-olds facing Marion County, and the 11-12s squaring off against Campbellsville.


  • St. Catharine College softball camp

    St. Catharine College and head coach Holly Smith will host the second softball camp of the summer from July 19-22. The camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The camp will cover basic skills, fundamentals of defense at each position and hitting instruction. The camp is for players of all ages.

    Instructing at the camp will be Coach Smith and players from the Patriot team who this year finished in the final four in their first Mid-South Conference tournament.

    To pre-register call (859) 336-5082, ext. 1275 or e-mail hsmith@sccky.edu.

  • County has questions and concerns about new fire station

    Members of the Washington County Fiscal Court want to know why a new fire station has not been built. During Monday’s meeting, the court asked Washington County Fire Chief Forrest Carrico to give a progress report on the new fire station and to give an account of money brought in and spent by the fire district.

  • North Washington students dig up the past

    Several students with the BEST program at North Washington Elementary School had fun digging up the past last week by taking part in an archaeology class hosted by the Springfield campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    “BEST stands for ‘Better Educated Students for Tomorrow’,” said Karen Elswick, the BEST director at NWES. “The kids had a lot of fun learning about archaeology, digging for artifacts and what they stood for. The deeper the layer of earth, the older the artifact.”

  • Energy manager hired to help local, area school districts

    T.J. Poliskie has been hired as district energy manager for Mercer County schools, a move the system hopes will result in major savings. In addition, he will also serve Washington County, as well as in the Burgin Independent, Danville Independent, and Lincoln County districts, collaborating in a regional partnership, Mercer Superintendent Chuck Hamilton said in making the announcement.

  • Meat prices reflect supply and demand

    Consumers may be in the driver’s seat when it comes to higher meat prices. Indications are that retail meat prices may rise to record highs later this year, according to a University of Kentucky agricultural economist, and it all rests on that bedrock of free market economics — supply and demand.

  • Coach pitch season ends at Idle Hour Park

    Coach pitch seasons ended at Idle Hour Park earlier this week. Here are a few photos from girls' action on the diamond.

  • WCHS Girls Volleyball Tryouts

    The Washington County High School volleyball team will be conducting tryouts on July 15 & 16 from 3-5 p.m. in the high school gym for any girl who will be attending WCHS this year. You must have a current physical in order to tryout. Please contact Anne Mudd at the high school at (859) 336-5475 with any questions.