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Today's News

  • Monks coming to SCC

    Saint Catharine College will be hosting some very special guests later this month – seven Tibetan monks.

    According to Matt Branstetter, professor of religion at SCC, the monks, who will be at SCC Jan. 25-30, are visiting the college to share their culture and raise funds to build a library and school in their monastery back home. He said the monks are from India and many have never seen Tibet.

  • 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 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.

  • Commanderettes blow out Burgin

    The Washington County Commanderettes (6-16, 0-7) played four games within the last week, including a 56-18 blowout win at home against the Burgin Bulldogs (2-16) on Thursday night.

  • WC picks up back-to-back wins

    The Washington County Commanders (6-14, 1-6) went 2-3 last week, defeating Dayton and Burgin and losing to Bardstown, Adair County and Campbellsville.

    After falling to the Bardstown Tigers (15-6, 5-0) by a score of 80-48 last Tuesday night, the Commanders responded with 10-point victories against the Burgin Bulldogs (10-10) on Thursday and the Dayton Greendevils (10-9) on Friday night, picking up wins of 62-52 and 63-53, respectively.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Bree Crain

     Bree Crain was 5 years old when she first joined an Upward basketball team. She had tried all of the other sports that she could, but from the start, she knew that basketball was the one for her.

    “I did T-ball and all that stuff, but I really liked the team aspect of basketball,” she said. “Basketball was definitely my favorite.”

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Lexi Thompson

     When Lexi Thompson came to Washington County in middle school, she was looking for a way to connect with some of the other students.

    After having attended Woodland Elementary School in Hardin County, Thompson wasn’t sure what to expect as a new student, but she did have an idea of how she could make friends: basketball.

    Thompson had “always thought basketball was pretty good,” so she jumped at the chance to start playing as a way to meet some of her peers.

  • 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.