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  • Two Washington County deputies arrested on drug, other charges

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  • Candidates debate for Senate seat

    While the two candidates started the debate by stating their mutual friendship, clear differences emerged between the Democrat and Republican running for the vacated senate seat of Dan Kelly.

    The hour-and-a-half debate was hosted by PLG-TV 13 and featured questions from a panel of area newspaper editors for Bardstown Democrat Jodie Haydon and Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon.

  • Lincoln Trail Health Department gives H1N1 flu update

    While communities surrounding the Lincoln Trail District have begun holding community clinics in schools and for the targeted populations, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department has been filling the orders to the registered providers and local county health departments, who have given the vaccine to the targeted populations as quickly as they have received it.  

    “We still have not received enough vaccine to be able to hold community clinics,” said Linda Sims, director of the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

  • Cocanougher leaves public school system for SCC

    Ruth Ann Cocanougher said that she always wanted to work at St. Catharine College. Late last month the Washington County native got that opportunity when she accepted the position of Treasurer at St. Catharine on Oct. 26.  

    “I love college campuses and it is exciting to be around the students,” said Cocanougher who came to St. Catharine after 11 years as Chief Finance Officer/Treasurer at the Washington County Board of Education.

  • Earls continues to recover after stroke

    Springfield Sun sports and news writer Jimmie Earls is out of the hospital and recovering after a stroke last week.

    Earls is staying in St. Louis, and expects to return to work in the near future.

    For those who would like to contact him, feel free to write or e-mail him at the following addresses:

    Jimmie Earls

    1003 Tree Trails Lane

    Fenton, MO 63026

    e-mail: jimmieearls@bellsouth.net

  • This weekend's performances of "A Tuna Christmas" canceled

    This weekend's scheduled performances of "A Tuna Christmas," scheduled for Nov. 13, 14 and 15, have been canceled due to the illness of one of the actors.

    The Nov. 20, 21 and 22 shows will still be performed as scheduled.

     

  • Dean charged with using pot to pay in murder-for-hire scheme

    A Mackville man has been charged with allegedly trying to hire someone to commit murder.

    Ryan Lynn Dean, 20, of Mackville, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Louisville on charges of soliciting a murder for hire, according to U.S. Attorney General Candace Hill of the Western District of Kentucky.

    The indictment alleges that in June 2009, Dean tried to hire someone to carry out a murder, promising to pay 10 pounds of marijuana in exchange for the killing.

  • Back 2 back!Commander band wins second state title in a row

    It wouldn’t be hard to think of the seniors in this year’s Washington County Marching Commander band as spoiled. After all, they’ve been in high school for four years and have never missed reaching the state finals of the Kentucky Music Educators’ Association marching band championships.

    The seniors and the other Commanders were back in the finals Saturday night at Papa John’s Stadium in Louisville, and for the second time in as many years, they came home with a state championship.

  • Economy doesn't slow spending for local lottery players

    You can’t win if you don’t play. That’s the slogan used by the Kentucky Lottery Corporation (KLC), but playing certainly doesn’t guarantee you will be a winner, either.

    With constant reports in the news about the economy and how people are cutting back expenses, you might think a non-essential expense like lottery tickets would be at or near the top of their list from which to cut. Think again.

  • Filing begins for 2010 elections

    Filing for 2010 elections began last Wednesday, and some local incumbents have already tossed their hats into the ring.

    Among those to file are seven incumbents, and no challengers have filed for office at this time, although the deadline is not until Jan. 26, 2010, according to the Washington County Clerk’s office.

    All county offices will be up for election in 2010, and those seeking re-election include:

    Ben Settles, Morris Sweazy and Terry Tingle - magistrates

    John Settles - Washington County Judge-Executive