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  • Local man charged with incest


    Kenneth W. Thompson, 44, of 202 Commercial Avenue in Springfield was charged with 36 counts of incest in Washington Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about the spring of 2010 through March 2011 Thompson had sexual intercourse with a person who one knows to be an ancestor, descendant, brother or sister by forcible compulsion. The indictment states that the victim was younger than 18 years of age or incapable of consent because he or she is physically helpless or mentally incapacitated.

  • Springfield woman injured in LaRue wreck

     

    A Springfield woman was injured Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on
    Bardstown Road in LaRue County.

    Felecia L. Spalding, 43, was driving a 2008 Dodge Avenger near the 7800
    block about 2 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle, according to LaRue
    County Deputy Eric Williamson.

  • Willisburg Fire and Rescue receives $4,545 grant

    The Willisburg Fire Department and Rescue Squad is one of 78 fire departments from across the state that will get a part of $259,070 in grant funds. The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) has awarded   the money to rural fire departments from across the state through the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grant program.

  • Grand jury indicts 11

    A Washington County grand jury has returned indictments against 11 people.

  • Judge breaks tie on new districts for magistrates

    A tiebreaker vote by Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles kept the county out of potential legal trouble on Friday during a special-called meeting.

  • Dollar General store headed to Willisburg

     

    Ground has been broken for the new Dollar General store in Willisburg.
    Hal Goode, executive director of Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority, is excited about the progress, and to have Dollar General in the Willisburg community.

  • Tough times for tobacco farmers

    Tobacco farmers in Washington County who have been around a while may recognize the quality of tobacco this year’s crop is producing.
    Memories from the drought of 1983 stir like the dust that blows in the hot, dry summer wind.
    “This is the worst tobacco crop I’ve ever had,” James Osbourne, who has been raising tobacco for 20 years, said. “My dad (Sidney) thinks the tobacco is as bad as that (1983).”

  • Driver in fatal crash pleads guilty

    An East Bernstadt  man will spend time behind bars for his actions leading to a fatal July 2010 accident.
    Stephen Sizemore, 55, entered a guilty plea to a charge of manslaughter, 2nd degree, Friday in a criminal mediation held in Taylor County.

  • Commanders play Lincoln in home opener tonight


    The Washington County High School Commander football team will play its home opener at 7:30 p.m. tonight against Lincoln County. Lincoln will try to avenge last season’s 17-16 loss to the Commanders.

    Lincoln County (0-2) enters the game with two losses, but Commander head coach Eric Sagrecy said the Patriots can’t be overlooked.

  • School tax increase fails to pass

    The Washington County School Board met for a special tax hearing Friday night. The only item on the agenda was a proposed increase that would take taxes from 54.8 cents per $100 of assessed property, to 57.0 cents per $100 of property.
    Judy Spalding, finance officer for the Washington County School District, gave a presentation and said the proposed increase would generate an additional $191,075.80 next year.