Today's News

  • Library patrons have more e-options

    The electronic stacks are growing at Washington County Public Library.

    Just before the new year, the library became one of 40 across the state to participate in an agreement with a company that allows library patrons to download e-books, audiobooks, movies and music.
    “We pay about $3,000 a year for the privilege of our patrons having access to 30,000 titles currently and growing every day,” Joy Wandrey, library director, said. “Of course, the more libraries that join, the more titles we have access to.”

  • Local artist looks to make it big

    Local artist Coty Chesser is a jack of all trades when it comes to picking up a new craft.

    From painting to sculpting, he’s dabbled in it all.
    “I do a little bit of it all,” Chesser said. “I’ve found that I have kind of a talent to be able to pick up most anything. As long as I can watch somebody one time, I can generally pick up anything.”

  • Local women featured on ag mag cover

    Healthy habits garnered some statewide attention for two local ladies recently.

    Kay Kennedy and Norma Jean Yankey are featured on the cover of the spring edition of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture magazine.
    The story discusses healthy habits in Kentucky, and touches on the weight loss program Kennedy started 10 years ago.

  • Deputy let go after investigation

    The Washington County Sheriff’s department is down one officer after an announcement on Friday.

    Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley announced to the Washington County Fiscal Court on Friday that deputy Bill Hill had been terminated.
    “The reason for termination was conduct unbecoming of a sheriff’s office employee,” Bartley said in the meeting and on Monday during an interview.
    Bartley said Hill was suspended on Feb. 9.

  • Tick Creek bridge a step closer


    At a regular scheduled fiscal court meeting on Friday, the county took another step toward the construction of a new bridge on Tick Creek Road.

  • SCC partners with The Berry Center

    It’s not every day that a legacy is made.

  • Making a great place for youth to live and lead productive lives

    (Editor’s note: Each week during Black History Month, we’ll run a profile of an African-American who is a positive role model. This is the fifth and final part in a five-part series.)

    A retired teacher and coach, Issac Frye always seems to find himself serving others.
    Early on, he said, he recognized his desire to help other people.
    Now, he serves as the director of prevention in the Washington County school district.

  • School broken into, damaged

    Suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    Damage was done to the school at 306 Fredericktown Road on Feb. 10.
    According to a police report from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, a person or persons broke the glass out of the entrance door and entered the school building.
    While in the building, the burglars discharged a fire extinguisher, causing cosmetic damage to a large room in the cafeteria, according to the report.
    The cost of the damage was undetermined at the time of the police report.

  • Interior drawing of new high school unveiled

    Ground could be broken for construction of the new Washington County High School sometime in the near future.

    Architects from Ross-Tarrant Architects visited the Washington County school board on Feb. 21 to give an update and ask for approval of a few items.
    Leonard Bowers, principal-in-charge with Ross-Tarrant Architects, said the plans for the building are 90 percent complete.
    Bowers asked the board to approve the construction documents so that the architects could submit them to the Kentucky Department of Education for approval.

  • Turner named to all-region team