Today's News

  • Dean enters guilty plea in murder-for-hire case

    A Washington County man has entered a guilty plea in connection with a 2009 murder-for-hire case.

    Ryan Dean, 21, of Mackville, pleaded guilty Wednesday, Sept. 8, to soliciting a murder for hire, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky.

    Dean admitted that in June 2009, he sought to have a murder committed, and solicited an undercover Kentucky State Police deterctive to commit the murder. In exchange, Dean promised to pay the undercover officer by giving him 10 pounds of marijuana.

  • WC soccer battles LaRue Co.

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County girls’ soccer team took on LaRue County in a JV match on Wednesday. Although LaRue scored twice in the first half, WC held them scoreless in the second half, and head coach Seamus Marrinan said that is a big improvement for the young program.

  • EMT pleads not guilty to drug charges

    Christopher Hood, the suspended Washington County EMT, appeared in Franklin County Circuit Court Friday morning and pleaded not guilty to felony drug charges. His girlfriend, Katie Sewell, also entered a not guilty plea. The court will set a pre-trial conference and a date for a jury trial.

  • Patriot men lose twice in soccer

    SCC Sports Information

    Tim Wolz sees a lot of good things from his St. Catharine College mens' soccer team when it comes to defense and goalkeeping. But he is not pleased with his team’s offense which couldn’t muster a goal last week in losing a pair of 2-0 decisions to Trevecca Nazarene and Oakland City University.

  • Minority test scores on the rise at WCHS

    African-American students in Washington County made significant gains on the ACT Test given this spring to all 11th graders in the state. These students improved by two points on the national exam.

    Hispanic students scored one point higher on the test than last year. Even though there is much work to be done, this reduces the gap significantly and is encouraging to the administration and teachers at Washington County High School.

  • Commanders host Lincoln Co. tonight; 'Future Commanders' admitted free

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders look to improve to 4-0 tonight as they host the Lincoln County Patriots at Bennett R. Lewis Field at Washington County High School.

    Tonight is also Future Commander Night. Middle school and Blake Hoppes league players who wear their jersey will receive free admission to tonight's game.

    The Commanders are coming off a 47-0 rout of Taylor County last week, which helped propel them into the Top 5 scoring teams in Kentucky and into the Top 10 in scoring margins, according to the KHSAA .

  • Concern with corn crop causing producers to harvest early

    Producers who haven’t started harvesting in this area, and those farther east, need to scout for problems, so they’ll know which fields to harvest first, said Chad Lee, grain crops specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

    While far western Kentucky counties have experienced the most extreme heat and driest conditions this summer, the whole state has had above normal temperatures. Western Kentucky also has been abnormally dry, and other areas of the state have sections that are dry.

  • Commanderettes beat Bardstown, lose to Nelson Co. in district matches

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Commanderettes got their first taste of district competition last week with matches against Bardstown and Nelson County. WC was able to handle the Lady Tigers at home, but the Lady Cards edged WC in a couple of close sets to win 3-0 in a best of five series in Bardstown.


  • Know your hay quality

    With fall rapidly approaching, our thoughts now turn to wrapping up the 2010 haymaking season. While some farmers will be trying to get at least one more cutting of hay in the barn, others have already completed their haymaking for this year. And while there has been a tremendous amount of hay made in Kentucky this year, much of it was late-cut hay and the quality suffered a great deal. The only sure way to know the nutrient content of your hay and how to feed it correctly and economically is to have it tested in the laboratory.

  • Springfield State Bank to celebrate 100 years in business

    One of the pillars of the community is preparing to celebrate a milestone anniversary.

    Springfield State Bank will be celebrating its 100th year in business on Friday, Sept. 17, and the public is invited to attend.

    Springfield State Bank has four locations in Washington County, including the main office at 125 East Main Street in Springfield, as well as branches at 1060 Bardstown Road, 2559 Main Street in Willisburg and 10780 Main Street in Mackville.