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  • City meets in special session

    The Springfield City Council convened in a special session on Tuesday, March 14, at Springfield City Hall.

    Several city business matters were discussed including; the Washington County Homemakers made a request for the council to make a small donation for the Head Start Child Abuse Awareness Walk on Friday, April 7, and for all city residents to wear blue in support.

  • Nine indicted by grand jury

    A Willisburg man was indicted on two sex abuse charges last week. 

    Shane Chesser, 38, of Willisburg, was charged on March 15 with two counts of sexual abuse 1st degree, victim under 12 years of age, class C felonies. The indictment said both alleged incidents occurred in 2012. Bond was set at $10,000 full cash, and Chesser was ordered to have no contact with the complaining witness and to have no unsupervised contact with any minor.

    The Washington County grand jury also indicted eight others unrelated to Chesser’s case.

  • Carney named Entrepreneur of the Year

    This year’s entrepreneur of the year started her business more than 10 years ago and has grown her space into a Springfield icon.

    Nancy Carney, owner of Nancy’s Place on Main Street, said she was surprised to find out she won the award during the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s annual gala.

    “I was shocked and very humbled,” Carney said, “because I don’t like being honored, and that’s just not my thing, but I was very proud to get it. It was a privilege, that’s for sure.”

  • Construction of new extension office to begin

    The Washington County Extension Office has been serving farmers, their families, and this community for 87 years. In January 2018, it will have a new building to call home.

    A groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the construction of a new 9,300-square-foot extension office in the industrial park off KY 555 will happen next Thursday at 10 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

    “We’ll have a lot more space, which is what we’ve needed,” Family and Consumer Science Agent Cabrina Buckman said. 

  • Pennington arraigned on new charge

    Lines of people wearing green T-shirts that read “Justice for Crystal and Bobby” sat silently in a Washington County courtroom last week as family members of the slain couple waited to see the accused murderer arraigned on another charge. 

  • ATF, KSP offer reward for information on violent felon

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) – have announced a reward of up to $1,500 for information leading to the arrest of Bobby Green.    

  • St. Dominic School to host 2nd annual PTO Color Run

    Clouds of color are forecasted in the near future. 

    St. Dominic School will host its annual St. Dominic PTO Color Run 5k on March 25.

    According to Amanda Carney, the run, which is now in its second year, is designed to raise money for the school’s parent teacher organization. 

  • Cradle school prepares parents and students

    Instructors at North Washington and Washington County Elementary schools are working hard to prepare young children and parents for the school years ahead. 

    Wendy Chesser, the Family Resource and Youth Services Director at NWS, said the cradle school programs the district’s been hosting for several years emphasizes that parents are a child’s first and best teacher.

    “It helps parents and students get ready for kindergarten or preschool,” Chesser said. 

  • Former NWS assistant principal passes away

    A former assistant principal at North Washington School has died. 

    Brock Sims, 35, who was the assistant principal at NWS from 2011-15, passed away last week after a short illness. He was working as the principal of South Irvine P/K Center in Estill County. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday.

  • Morgeson wins agricultural achievement award

    This year, the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce presented the agriculture achievement award to someone very special, Dennis Morgeson 

    According to sister Claire McGowan, who presented Morgeson with the award, he is someone who has served the community with his courses on gardening. 

    “If you are a county resident who has questions about or problems with your garden, your landscape or your woodlands, he’s always the one to call for reliable guidance and friendly encouragement,” McGowan said.