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  • Lebanon man and woman plead not guilty in hit-and-run case

    Stevie Lowery

    Landmark News Service

    Meagan Medley, 23, and Thomas E. Fleener, 26, both of 3701 Boss Luckett Road in Lebanon, have pleaded not guilty to charges connected to the hit and run death of Landon T. Wheatley, 19, of Springfield.

    Both Medley and Fleener were in Marion Circuit Court Thursday to face charges of tampering with physical evidence and leaving the scene of an accident - failure to render and/or aid assistance.

  • DACA debate hits home

    Mirna and Dora Lozano are your typical bubbly teenagers who grew up in Springfield and are working their way through college.

    Mirna, 19, and her sister, Dora, 18, aren’t United States citizens, though, and they’re worried they’ll have to leave the country in a couple of years.

  • Thanked with a kiss

    For more than 20 years, residents in Washington County have enjoyed an annual rabies clinic to help get their furry loved ones the vaccinations they need.

    And this year was no exception.

    Washington County Fiscal Court hosted the annual clinic Thursday afternoon with the help of local veterinarian Dr. Laura Webb.

    Webb, who’s been involved with the clinic for 10 years, said any mammal can contract rabies.

    Theoretically, even a whale could contract rabies, and that means you, too.

  • Finding homes for children in need

    A Washington County native is doing everything in her power to find temporary homes for children in need.

    Sara Beth Wells, an employee of the National Youth Advocate Program, said her agency was recently licensed to find homes for children in Kentucky. The NYAP has been around since 1978 and worked with kids in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and now, Kentucky.

  • 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.