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  • Students not the only new faces at SCC


    As things settle into place in the fall 2011 semester at St. Catharine College, new students are not the only new faces around campus. There have been several new hires since graduation happened last May.

    Melinda Lynch was hired as SCC’s new Director of Financial Aid. Stephanie Testa is the new Department Chair of Surgical Technology, while Lisa Taylor is the new Laboratory and Clinical Coordinator for Surgical Technology.

  • SCC and Springfield team up for bond issuance


    The city and St. Catharine College teamed up recently to move along in the construction of the Emily W. Hundley Library and School of Graduate Studies.

    At a Sept. 29 special-called public hearing, the second reading was approved for an issuance of Industrial Building Revenue Bonds of up to $3 million to SCC.

  • Lincoln sculpture selected for Civil War trails


    Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln bronze sculpture, entitled “In Sacred Union,” by Paula B. Slater of Hidden Valley Lake, Calif., has been selected to be part of the Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trails.

    Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trails is a new state program to help visitors and residents understand how the conflict shaped the commonwealth as the nation observes the Civil War’s 150th anniversary.

  • Ag event will pair local food producers with Louisville distributors


    Local farmers, listen up. If you grow it, or maybe want to grow it, they will come. ‘They’ are food distributors that want and need more local food for their clients.

    Louisville Farm to Table and Washington County Cooperative Extension are teaming up to put food distributors that need locally grown food in the same room as folks in the state that either are or are willing to consider growing it.
    To set the table, a meal of locally grown food will be prepared for those attending the conference.

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  • Father, son killed in auto accident


    According to a press release from Kentucky State Police, Trooper Fred Cornett is investigating a fatal collision that occurred at approximately 12:54 EST on Hwy. 55, two miles north of Lebanon.

    Monte Edelen, 54, of Lebanon was operating a 1998 Ford pickup.  Edelen was southbound on Hwy. 55 and attempted to make a U-turn, pulling into the pathway of a 1993 Ford log truck, operated by 67-year-old John Dowd of Owenton.
    Dowd was treated and released at the Spring View Hospital.

  • County gets FD update


    After months of no official news from the Washington County Fire Protection Association, news came on Monday during the regular scheduled fiscal court meeting.

    John Parker Wharton spoke on behalf of the committee made up of members of the fiscal court, the Washington County Fire Protection Association (WCFPA), himself and Washington County Attorney Hamilton Simms.
    Wharton said the committee has not had regular meetings because ‘there has been work going on trying to solve items that have stopped us from moving forward.’

  • Man indicted for throwing infant into ditch


    A Springfield man has been indicted for allegedly pulling an infant out of a moving vehicle and tossing him into a ditch, and pulling a woman out of a vehicle by her hair into a roadway.
    Timothy Lee Yonts, 31, was indicted on two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in Nelson Circuit Court on Oct. 5. He was also charged with being a second-degree persistent felony offender. Yonts was convicted of second-degree manslaughter in Bullitt Circuit Court after a 2001 indictment.

  • Rescued boy becomes county’s first Project Lifesaver bracelet recipient


    A project that rolled out in late March is finally reaching its intended audience.

    Project Lifesaver,  which helps caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients and autistic children, has been available for county residents since then.
    Randall Chesser, the seven-year-old autistic boy that went missing for nearly two days last month, is the first person to benefit from the program.
    The program includes a bracelet that resembles a wrist watch. The bracelet transmits a signal that carries over a 1.25 mile radius.