Local News

  • Former WCHS student returns from D.C.

    Ellen Goatley, a 2011 graduate of Washington County High School, may have just found the spark to take on a career in politics. While the University of Kentucky junior isn’t completely sure of what her career plans will be, she’s using this summer’s internship at U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie’s office as a learning experience.

  • Eminent domain, disaster risks discussed at pipeline meeting

    Many residents who own property along the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline have been worried about the threat of eminent domain as of late. That threat, while not expected by many to hold up in court, has still been enough to convince a growing contingency within the state to call for action.

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  • State commission on human rights issues ruling on Susie’s Bottoms Up

    The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights recently reviewed three separate complaints regarding an incident at Susie’s Bottoms Up in Raywick on April 30, 2012.

  • United Way hopes to expand to Washington, Marion Counties

    Representatives from the United Way of Nelson County visited the Springfield Rotary Club meeting last week to discuss the possibility of extending their service to Washington County.

    The meeting came just two weeks after the group visited Marion County for the same cause.

    Kenny Fogle, Jamie Sizemore and Nicky Rapier of the United Way discussed the benefits of the organizxation, and emphasized that there is no negative aspect to the county jumping on board.

  • Local hunters produce film entirely in Washington County

    For four lifelong Washington County residents, hunting is more than a pastime. Yes, their time in the woods is limited by jobs, family and other responsibilities, but that hasn’t stopped their passion or their project.

    The project—for Brandon Coslow, Blake Chesser, Stephen Parrott and Steven Yaste—has been a one-hour and 45-minute hunting DVD that was filmed entirely in Washington County.

  • City to discuss property tax rate

    Springfield City Council will host a public hearing prior to their Sept. 10 meeting date to discuss real estate and personal property tax rates for 2013.

    The current rate, which sits at 13.933 cents per $100 of assessment, brings in $182,995,620 for the city of Springfield. The allowable revenue increase of four percent, means the city has the option to change the rate to 14.49, which would result in $10,797 toward Springfield’s budget.

  • Springfield man arrested for assault

    Springfield Police arrested Anthony C. Baker, 22, on Wednesday night at a home on Bob ‘O Link Drive in Springfield.

    Officers responded to reports of domestic violence involving a baby at about 11:30 p.m.

    Neighbors witnessed a confrontation between the suspect, his girlfriend, Brittany Smith, and their 5-month-old child.

  • Willisburg medical clinic nears opening

    The conversion of a church building in Willisburg into a medical clinic is nearing completion, with the doors set to open in early September.

    Practice Manager Nikki Langford said everything, including staff to fill the building, is in place for the opening once their network is up and running.

    “We can’t wait to get there. Staff has been hired and they’re ready to go,” she said. “We just want to go in and do whatever we can for the community. Basically, it’s going to be a family practice with some acute care.”

  • Marcum voted in as chair of state board

    Roger Marcum’s 38-year career in education has led him across the state of Kentucky.

    From Corbin to Laurel County to Marion County to St. Catharine College, Marcum has held roles throughout various levels of education. Now, he’s been charged with leading the Kentucky Board of Education for at least the next year.

    With David Karem reaching his third consecutive one-year term as board chair (the maximum allowed), the board voted on Aug. 8 to name Marcum in his place.