Staff and Board Member Contact



Shaun Whiteaker 


Ione Pinkston
Youth Services Assistant

Sharon Lyvers
Technical Services Assistant

Nichole Midgett
Program Coordinator

Clara Logsdon
Outreach Coordinator

Linda Lawson
Genealogy and Circulation

Jeff Chesser
Cataloging and Circulation

Diana Morgan
Interlibrary Loan and Overdues

Jacob Smith
Circulation Assistant

Brenda Mackin
Circulation Assistant

Benjamin Nally
Circulation Assistant


Board of Trustees


President - Steve Young
(2nd Term ending 6/30/2019)

Vice President - Martin Murphy
(1st Term ending 6/30/2019)

Treasurer - Cabrina Buckman 

(2nd Term ending 6/30/2022) 

Secretary - Teresa King

(1st Term ending 6/30/2022) 

Trustee - Sheila Smith 

(1st Term ending 6/30/2022)

Open Meetings

Washington County Public Library Board of Trustees meet the third Monday of every month at the Library, 333 West Main Street

The Kentucky Open Meetings Act requires boards to give any members of the public the right to attend the board meetings. This is not an unlimited right, however, and a board may adopt reasonable rules to limit the length of presentations. Such rules avoid catering to long-winded orations, while still respecting free speech and democratic participation of the citizenry. KRS 61.805-61.850 Library board meetings must be open to the public except in certain specific instances. 

Exceptions to open meetings applicable to library boards are:
(1) deliberations on the buying or selling of real property;
(2) discussion of proposed or pending litigation against or on behalf of the board;
(3) discussions or hearings which might lead to the appointment, discipline, or dismissal of an individual employee, without restricting that employee's right to  public hearing if requested. (This exception shall not be interpreted to permit discussion of general personnel matters in secret.)

Open Records

KRS 61.870-61.884 All public records shall be open for inspection. This includes
library board meeting minutes, budgets, Annual Reports, etc., but does not include patron records.