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  • Some voting locations change for upcoming election

    As Nov. 8 draws near, Washington County is preparing for the general election.

    Washington County Clerk Glenn Black said people in two precincts will have to go to a new location to vote this year.

    People who live in the library precinct and normally vote at the Washington County Public Library will still do so, however, instead of going to the old library, they will have to go to the new one at 333 West Main Street to cast their ballot.

  • ‘Rocket man’ to be inducted in aviation hall of fame

    A 1955 graduate of Washington County High School will soon be inducted into the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame.

    Tom Logsdon, 79, of Seal Beach, California, will be recognized for his years of service to the space industry, including putting men on the moon and determining the orbits of the first GPS satellites.

    “I was pretty damn excited,” Logsdon said after learning of the news. “And then when I heard you wore a tuxedo, I said, ‘Well, this is the same as the Nobel Prizes.’”

  • Parent wants tougher laws for teen drivers

    Gabe Hensley and his wife, Sandy, lost their 17-year-old son, Alex, who was a passenger in an automobile accident April 8 of this year. While dealing with that loss has been unimaginable, Hensley said he wants to be certain that Alex did not die in vain.

    In an effort to educate people about the dangers for teenage drivers, and also to help make those young drivers more aware of their responsibilities, he has started an organization that he hopes can get new laws passed and help save lives.

  • Kentucky not fully compliant with REAL ID

    You may have to produce more than your Kentucky driver’s license or ID card to enter some federal facilities in the near future, and if something isn’t done by Jan. 22, 2018, you won’t be able to board a plane without an acceptable form of ID, either. 

    Washington County Circuit Clerk JoAnne Mudd-Miller said the federal government has denied an extension for the commonwealth to come into compliance with REAL ID, a federal regulation on ID cards. 

  • Man indicted for human trafficking

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    A Lebanon man has been indicted for human trafficking in Washington County.

    Gery E. Childers, 26, was indicted by a Washington County grand jury last week on three charges: human trafficking (victim under 18), a class B felony, unlawful transaction with a minor 1st degree, a class C felony, and being a persistent felony offender, 2nd degree. Bond was set at $10,000 full cash. He is to have no contact with complaining witness. 

  • Seven candidates view for six city council spots

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  • Magistrate passes over weekend

    Morris Goode Sweazy, well-known fiscal court magistrate and local entrepreneur, passed away at the age of 80 over the weekend. 

    According to Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, Sweazy, who passed away Oct. 15, was in his third term of office serving District 4. 

    “He won the general election Nov. 7, 2006,” Settles said, “so he took office Jan. 1, 2007.”

  • Local man fulfilling goal as novelist

    Growing up about 20 miles outside of Pittsburgh, Frank Mazur knew he wanted to be a novelist.

    In fact, the blurb under his high school yearbook photo said: “Aspires to be a teacher and a novelist.”

    “I’d always been into writing, and I read a lot of novels, even in high school,” Mazur said. “That was something that always just kind of stuck with me.”

  • Brown, King vie for state legislature

    Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 7, and The Springfield Sun will be providing voters a closer look each week until the election at all of the contested races that will appear on this year’s ballot in Washington County. This series, which will be presented in a question-and-answer format, begins this week in the race for the 55th District state representative seat between incumbent Kim King and challenger Tobie Brown.

  • Search for Warner continues

    It’s been more than three months since Crystal Warner and Robert Jones were murdered in Washington County, and while a suspect is in custody and Jones’ body has been recovered, Warner’s remains have yet to be found.

    According to Warner’s mother, Mary Reeve, things have slowed down but the search continues.