Local News

  • State park sees some upgrades

    Lincoln Park Homestead State Park has been quite busy lately, but with more happenings going on than just tourism and golf.

    That’s because the park has been getting some much-needed upkeep.

    “It’s been giving us problems for several years,” Bobby Bartholomai, park manager, said. “And we’re finally able to address them this past year.”

  • AU could see tax moratorium on Robertson Building

    The possibility of a five-year moratorium was presented to the city council that would allow AU Associates, the company that renovated the Robertson Building, to “waive” their taxes during that timeframe.

  • Co-op contract not signed by school board

    The Washington County Board of Education met two times this month, once in a special session last week, where it had some topics of interest, which were discussed.

    In the special-called meeting, the board met with attorney Bob Chenoweth to discuss the contract presented to the board about having students from Washington County High School and Washington County Commander Academy take employment with Adecco for co-op experiences.

    But because of the details in the contract, the schools will no be getting a co-op experience with Adecco, which is a staffing agency.

  • Committees appointed for county fiscal court

    Washington County Fiscal Court had a short but productive meeting Monday morning when it formed a number of committees for various reasons in the county.

  • Shewmaker takes trip on Honor Flight

    From the hot, humid and dangerous environment of the Guadalcanal in 1943 to the comfortable 74 degrees on Sept. 26, 2015, in Washington D.C., Wesley Shewmaker sure knows how to make his way around in the world.

    Shewmaker, 92, a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Pacific during World War II, recently got the chance of a lifetime when he took a trip east on the Honor Flight.

    The Honor Flight is an all-expenses paid trip for veterans that takes them to Washington D.C., for one day to visit memorials and have the chance to reflect on their service and sacrifices.

  • Bourbon Chase is Friday

    About 2,000 runners will once again be passing through Washington County this Friday as part of the annual Bourbon Chase.

    The event is a 200-mile journey that takes participants through bourbon distilleries all across the state, and each year, the trail takes runners through Washington County.

    There will be three exchanges in Washington County this year, with the longest leg of the entire 200-mile race being the 8.9-mile stretch from Springfield’s Farmers Market to New Beginnings Church on Hwy 150.

  • A Day in the Life ... of a police officer

    At the Five Star on Bardstown Road, menacing clouds and rain looms close as Tony Golden, a police officer for the Springfield Police Department, pulls up to the pump. His tank is near empty.

    Before he can even get out of the Dodge Charger, which is souped-up with blue lights and communication radios, a call comes in. It’s an early report of an erratic driver.

    With the flick of a switch, Golden turns on his blue lights and cautiously pulls out of the gas station.

  • Lanham finds career in health-care management

    Where is she now?

    Some may know Washington County native Stephanie Lanham by her maiden name, Stephanie Murphy. But what some may not know is Lanham, who married Washington County native Todd Lanham, is now systems vice president for surgery and ortho spine services at Norton Health Care in Louisville.

    “That’s kind of a long title,” she said with a chuckle.

  • WC schools earn positive accountability test scores

    Hillary C. Wright
    Washington County Schools

    Students and staff in Washington County Schools have scores to be proud of in this year’s “Unbridled Learning: College and Career Readiness for All” accountability system.

  • Goode named to ‘People to Know’ list

    Nick Schrager
    Sun Staff Writer

    Hal B. Goode recently received an honor that could easily be called humbling – he was named one of the top 20 people to know in economic development in the state.

    The list is compiled by Louisville Business First and based on nominations they receive.

    “They’re getting nominations from around the area,” Goode said.