Today's News

  • Saylor pleads guilty to manslaughter

    More than two years after being charged with the the murder of Shane E. Thomason at the Washington County Livestock Center, Eric T. Saylor entered a guilty plea in a Washington County court Thursday.

    On Feb. 1 2016, Saylor was accused of shooting Thomason outside of the livestock center building during a cattle auction. The next day, Kentucky State Police announced that Saylor was being held on unrelated charges at the Marion County Detention Center when he was arrested on the murder charge. He was held on a $1 million bond.

  • Sagrecy qualifies for national tournament

    After making his mark on the competitive fishing scene in Washington County, Campbellsville University sophomore Trevor Sagrecy has a chance at making a splash on the national stage.
    Sagrecy was one of the founding members of the fishing team at Washington County High School, serving as the team’s president and twice qualifying for the KHSAA State Tournament.  Now, two years after signing with the Campbellsville team, the Washington County native has qualified for the 2019 YETI Fishing League Worldwide College Fishing National Championship.

  • Scrimmage offers first look at new Commander team

    “Overall, it’s a good night. We’ve got a lot to work on, but it was promising.”
    So said baseball coach Adam Blair after getting to see his entire Commander roster in a 10-inning scrimmage against Green County last week. After weeks of pre-season workouts and practices, it was the first time Blair and the rest of his coaching staff was able to evaluate the team in an in-game scenario.

  • Community voices concerns on school safety

    Nick Schrager


    The Washington County School District heard the voices of community members when it held a public forum on school safety.

    “We want everyone to be safe,” Loren Carl, a facilitator of the public comments, said. “We want you to go home, we want the students to go home, we want the teachers to go home, we want everybody safe.”

    After an opening prayer by Bobby Joe Mattingly, Craig Settles took to the podium to speak.

  • Truck rear-ends school bus

    A pickup truck rear-ended a school bus with 22 students on board from North Washington School and Washington County High School on March 13 on KY 555.

    The collision occurred just north of Brush Grove Road.

    The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said none of the students sustained visible injuries in the collision, but the driver of the pickup truck was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

  • Trial date set in double-murder case

    The man accused of killing Crystal Warner and Robert Jones will spend nearly another year in jail before going to trial.

    During Craig Pennington’s pretrial conference on Wednesday, March 14, a tentative trial date of Feb. 5 at 8:30 a.m. was set. A venue has not been set.

    For the victims’ families, it’s a small victory that’s been a long time coming.

    Warner’s mother, Mary Reeve, approved of the court date as both sides prepare for trial.

  • Softball team has historic opportunity

    Washington County’s softball team will be looking to build off of a successful season last year that saw the team bring home a couple of trophies.
    After a nightmare start to the 2017 began with five straight losses, the Commanderettes rebounded in a big way. Hitting their stride at the end of April, the team won four straight in May before going on to dominate in the 19th district tournament and defend their title as district champions.

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  • Fiscal court discusses jail costs

    Washington County Fiscal Court had a long talk with Marion County Judge-Executive David Daugherty and Jailer Barry Brady Monday morning about the rising costs of jailing inmates.

    Daugherty said he wished he was at the meeting under better circumstances.

    “Costs have gone up like everywhere else,” Daugherty said. “The cost of medical, employees, basically everything has gone up.”