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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Emily Cox qualifies for second straight state tourney

     Washington County junior golfer Emily Cox will be headed to her second consecutive state tournament later this week after a solid showing in the region tournament.

    Cox advanced to her second appearance at state after shooting an 87 in the 3rd Region Girls’ Golf Tournament, which was held last week at Heritage Hill Golf Club in Shepherdsville, Ky. Her performance was the sixth-best score of the event and the lowest score from any golfer who wasn’t from Elizabethtown High School.

  • Commanderettes get big district win over Nelson County

     The Washington County Commanderettes (13-14, 3-4) built on the momentum from their recent “Queens of the Court” tournament win with a huge district victory against the Nelson County Cardinals (11-14, 2-5).

    After a close five-set win against the Cardinals early in the season, the Commanderettes controlled their most recent victory from the start, finishing them off in three straight sets (25-11, 25-13, 25-22).

  • WC rolls over winless Trimble

    After looking at an 8-8 tied score early in the first quarter, the Washington County Commanders (3-3) kicked it into high gear and went on a 44-8 run the rest of the way against a struggling Trimble County Raiders (0-7) team last Friday night to pick up a 52-16 win.

    The Commanders not only battled the Raiders in the game, though, as they had to go up against a constant rain and the cold as well, but WC head coach Eric Sagrecy believes his team came out victorious on all fronts.

  • 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.

  • WC prepares for Trimble

    Coming off a bye week, Washington County head football coach Eric Sagrecy’s main focus for his team was to get healthy before playing the Trimble County Raiders (0-6) this Friday night.

    The Commanders (2-3) had lost three of their starters — juniors Garrett Floyd and Anterius Edelen and senior Morrison Smith — during their previous game against the Casey County Rebels (3-2). In addition, they lost a starting defensive end, senior Chaz Curtsinger, in the walkthrough prior to that game.

  • WC volleyball wins weekend tourney

    A lineup tweak by head coach Casey Mudd made all the difference for the Washington County Commanderettes (12-12, 2-4) this past weekend, who came out victorious in the Queens of the Court by mediaplayer"> tournament at Western Hills High School.