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Today's News

  • Local man critical after shooting

     A Washington County man was left in critical condition last week after receiving a gunshot wound to the neck, and the suspect is still at large. 

  • Arrest made in stockyards shooting

    An arrest has been made related to the shooting death of Shane E. Thomason, 53, of Lancaster, at the Washington County Livestock Center on Monday afternoon.

    Kentucky State Police recently announced that Eric T. Saylor, 47, of Lancaster was arrested at the Marion County Detention Center. KSP stated in the announcement that Saylor was being held at MCDC on unrelated charges. 

  • Arrest made in stockyards shooting

    An arrest has been made related to the shooting death of Shane E. Thomason at the Washington County Livestock Center on Monday afternoon.

    Kentucky State Police recently announced that Eric T. Saylor, 47, of Lancaster was arrested at the Marion County Detention Center. KSP stated in the announcement that Saylor was being held at MCDC on unrelated charges.

    Saylor has been charged with murder and will remain lodged at MCDC on a $1 million bond. The bond was issued by the Washington County Attorney's Office and the case remains under investigation.

  • County discusses snow issues

    Washington County Fiscal Court met during a rescheduled meeting Monday morning, and one very hot topic was on everyone’s mind — snow.

    During Friday’s snowstorm, the county was declared to be in a state of emergency by Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles and Office of Emergency Management Director Kevin Devine. Settles did not have to use any powers given to him during such a crisis. The state of emergency placed locally was lifted Monday.

  • WC football head coach Sagrecy named district coach of the year

    Hillary C. Wright
    Washington County Schools

    Washington County High School head football coach Eric Sagrecy was recently named 2A District 4 Coach of the Year by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association. 

  • WC falls to 4-12

    The Washington County Commanders (4-12, 1-5) have played three games in the past week, facing off against Nelson County, Beth Haven and Danville. 

    WC was unable to pull out a win in these contests, though, falling to Nelson County last Tuesday by a score of 68-50, losing to Beth Haven in a last-second, 53-52 nail-biter on Thursday and dropping the first game of the 12th Region All “A” Classic by a score of 69-51 just before press time on Monday night.

  • School board to put old high school renovations out to bid

    The Washington County Board of Education met last week for an organizational meeting that resulted in a vote to approve putting the old high school’s renovations out to bid. The board revisited the renovation project after seeing the initial estimates had come in over budget at their last meeting.

    Treasurer Judy Spalding went over how much the board had to spend during the meeting. 

  • WC unable to pick up year's fourth win

    The Washington County Commanderettes (3-11, 0-5) played three games last week but were unable to get a victory against Marion County, Bethlehem or Bardstown.

    Marion County

    On Saturday night, the Commanderettes fell to the Marion County Knights (6-6) by a score of 78-48. 

    Despite the final score, though, head coach Lena Bramblett said her team, which was without starter Ashley Yates, played one of its “better-played games.”

  • WC takes down rival Marion County

    The Washington County Commanders (4-9, 1-4) went 1-2 last week in games against Marion County, Bethlehem and Bardstown, but the team’s lone victory was a big one for the Commanders: a win over Marion County, a bitter rival they hadn’t defeated in 14 previous tries.

    Marion County

    Dec. 26, 2008.

  • WC finishes 2015 on 1-1 streak

    The Washington County Commanderettes (3-8, 0-3) traveled to Garrard County last week to participate in the Elite Insurance Solutions Lady Lions Classic. The Commanderettes played the host team, the Garrard County Lions (6-8), and the Berea Pirates (0-12) in the two-day tournament.

    Garrard County

    On the first day of the event, the Commanderettes fell to Garrard County by a score of 52-17 in a game where WC played out of sync, according to head coach Lena Bramblett.