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  • Kalarama Farm wins big at state fair

    Kalarama Farm in Springfield has a reputation of training fine horses and winning awards, and recently, the farm took home top marks at the largest competition of the year.

    Larry Hodge, who’s been at Kalarama Farms since the early 1970s, is the trainer at the historic farm in Springfield. Hodge, along with his training staff, Kelly Self and Danny Lockhart, recently brought home a mountain of awards from the Kentucky State Fair.

  • Two arrested for hit-and-run death

    Stevie Lowery

    Landmark News Service

     

    A Lebanon man and woman have been indicted for the hit-and-run death of Landon T. Wheatley, 19, of Springfield.

    Meagan Medley, 23, of 3701 Boss Luckett Road in Lebanon was arrested Tuesday evening, Aug. 29, after being indicted for tampering with physical evidence and leaving the scene of an accident -failure to render and/or aid assistance, both Class D felonies. She is being held at the Marion County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

  • Springfield Opera House undergoes changes

    Guests at the Springfield Opera House will be doing double takes when they walk into the theatre Friday night during the season opener.

    According to the theatre’s director, Eric Seale, the stage has done a 90-degree turn and guests will now have three entrances to come in.

    “We had to tear down the (control) booth,” Seale said. “Tear down the old stage, the old wall behind it, and clear out everything underneath it.”

  • Two indicted in hit-and-run death

    Stevie Lowery

    Landmark News Service

    A Lebanon man and woman have been indicted for the hit and run death of Landon T. Wheatley, 19, of Springfield.

    Meagan Medley, 23, of 3701 Boss Luckett Road in Lebanon was arrested Tuesday evening, Aug. 29, after being indicted for tampering with physical evidence and leaving the scene of an accident -failure to render and/or aid assistance, both Class D felonies. She is being held at the Marion County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

  • OT win makes it 2-0 for Commanders

    It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win, and that’s what matters.

    Eric Sagrecy’s Commander football team improved to 2-0 Friday night with a 29-22 overtime win over the Bethlehem Eagles in Bardstown.

    The Commanders made their share of miscues in the game, starting with a fumble on the first play of the night. Fortunately they would recover that one, but others, like costly penalties and decisions to touch punted balls their coaches told them to leave alone did give Bethlehem some help.

  • Queens of the court

    They might as well call it the Commanderette Classic.

    Washington County has owned the All-A Classic regional volleyball tournament, and entering Saturday morning, the team had won the event three times in a row. At the end of the day, that total stood at four.

    The Commanderettes opened the morning with a matchup against Burgin, an independent school based in Mercer County.

    The Lady Bulldogs proved to have little bite, and Washington County cruised to a 3-0 win, taking the games 25-7, 25-10 and 25-9.

  • Getting started, changing paths, starting over

    By Stevie Lowery

    Landmark News Service

     

    Felicia Hazelwood, 41, of Lebanon is on her way to becoming a certified medical assistant and making a better life for herself and her nine-year-old son.

    Kambron Hayden, 19, of Springfield is working part-time at Barber Cabinets while also going to college to earn his industrial maintenance degree.

  • Cattle auctions hit the web

    With the thick and heavy smell of livestock in the air, and the rolling, silver tongue of an auctioneer, folks at the Washington County Livestock Center have been able to integrate the centuries old art of a cattle auction into the 21st century.

    “They are plum, plum fancy,” Jim Gibson, manager of the internet division at WCLC, yelled at the top of his lungs while talking to a crowd of 50 or more people and to a potential buyer on the phone.

  • Sisters start awarenees campaign

    The sisters at St. Catharine Motherhouse are working to educate the public on human trafficking, gun violence and more.

    The sisters, who invite the public to join them, discussed human trafficking and how it affects Kentucky last week.
    Sisters Juanita Carrigan, Rose Marie Cummins and Terry Wasinger are members of a committee at the motherhouse called Just Peace Action Committee.

    “We wanted our sisters to get really involved with things that happen,” Wasinger said.

  • Bourbon archeology exhibit to open Friday at opera house

    The Phil Simms Museum in downtown Springfield will be transformed for one month, starting Sept. 1 when the Bourbon Archeologist – Nicolas Laracuente – comes to town.

    According to Springfield Tourism Director Stephanie McMillin, the museum will be the Bourbon Archeology Exhibit, and it will host a number of free events in September.

    “It’s a really well-laid out exhibit,” she said.