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  • Arraignment for man indicted on incest charges set for Oct. 26


    A man that was recently indicted on 36 counts of incest will be arraigned on Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. in circuit court.

    Kenneth W. Thompson, 44, of 202 Commercial Avenue in Springfield, was released from a $75,000 cash bond on Sept. 27.
    Paperwork in Thompson’s case file indicate that the bond was not paid, and that he is currently outfitted with a GPS monitoring device.
    Conditions of his release include no contact with the alleged victim or complaining witnesses, and no contact with the location of the alleged offense.

  • Smith honored by Kentucky League of Cities


    After 32 years of working for the city,  Springfield city administrator and treasurer Laurie Smith is reaping the benefits of hard work, long hours and public service.

    Smith was named recently as the Kentucky League of Cities runner-up city employee of the year.
    She began her career with the city in 1979 as an administrative secretary. She moved up to serve as city treasurer, then city clerk / treasurer. Ten years ago, she was appointed as city administrator.

  • State auditor election story


    On Nov. 8, two candidates will vie to replace outgoing Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen.
    Adam Edelen, the Democratic candidate, and John T. Kemper, III, the Republican candidate, will go head-to-head to see who will fill that vacancy.

    Adam Edelen

    At 36, Adam Edelen may be young, but he's had a lot of experience in both business and government.

  • 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.

  • News briefs


    ONGOING EVENTS
    Absentee Voting
    The Washington County Clerks office will be ready for absentee voting on October 12 for anyone who will be out of the county from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on November 8.

    Oct. 14-15
    Adoption Support for Kentucky

  • 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.

  • Photo: Statue cleaning
  • Photo: Water main break