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  • Arrest made in missing persons case

     A Springfield man has been arrested in connection with the northern Kentucky couple that was last seen on Texas Road in Springfield. Robert Jones, 38, and Crystal Warner, 35 have been missing since July 3.

  • Couple last seen in Springfield goes missing

    Kentucky State Police need your help in locating two missing people.

    According to KSP, Robert K. Jones, 38, and Crystal J. Warner, 35, both of Florence, went missing on July 3 and were last seen at a residence in Washington County.

    Jones is described as a 6’1" white male, 200 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Warner is described as a 5’2" white female, 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

  • Jets Over Kentucky returns this weekend

    “Jets Over Kentucky is not just an air show; it’s an experience.”

    After this year’s Jets Over Kentucky, which begins this Sunday, it will be the 12th year that Lewis “The General” Patton will have organized the event at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport, which is widely considered the largest r.c. jet show in the world.

  • Grand jury indicts six

     Several people were indicted by the Washington County grand jury on June 22 for charges ranging from burglary to trafficking in a controlled substance.

  • Seven locals return from mission trip to Fiji

    Seven Washington County citizens traveled more than 7,000 miles one way in a 25-hour period to preach the gospel to people in Fiji. 

    Craig Devine, Mac Marye, Mac Stevens, Justin Shelton, Ross Wright, Troy Thompson and Gene Boone, along with Justin Cooper of Australia, made the 11-day mission trip to the island so they could reach out to the people as part of an evangelical mission with the River of Life Community Church.

  • Hughes charge dismissed

    A Springfield man who was accused of shooting another has had his charge dismissed.

    According to a court document that was recently filed, a charge of assault 1st degree against Mitchell Hughes in the shooting of De’porres Thompson earlier this year was dismissed without prejudice and with leave to reinstate. 

  • St. Dominic Jr. Beta group wins at nationals

    It’s a case of the underdog coming out on top.

    According to St. Dominic’s Junior Beta sponsor Heather Carrico, the team – in its first year of existence – took first place in visual design during the Junior Beta National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, last month. 

  • School officials feel ALICE Training a success

    The ALICE (alert, lockdown, inform, evacuate) training that members of Washington County schools have received is already making them think of other ways to apply their knowledge to other emergency situations.

    In fact, according to Washington County Schools Superintendent Robin Cochran, it’s also the kind of training that has gotten the most positive feedback from staff members.

  • Hardesty arraigned in court

     A Spring-field man who is accused of sex abuse was arraigned in Wash-ington County Circuit Court on June 22.

    Charles L. Hardesty, 40, was arraigned on a sodomy first-degree charge and a count of first-degree sexual abuse.

    The charges stem from a May indictment. 

    Circuit Court Judge Samuel Todd Spalding set a trial date for Hardesty’s case on Oct. 26, at 8:30 a.m. and a pretrial conference on Aug. 31, at 10 a.m.

  • Independence Day, 1816 Courthouse's 200th anniversary celebrations to take place Friday

    Starting last year, Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles and his staff began the primary planning stages for the 200th anniversary celebration of the 1816 Courthouse.

    While he knew that he wanted an event commemorating the milestone, Settles also wanted it to be well-attended by both community members and even those from outside the community.

    “We were afraid that, as a stand-alone celebration, people might not turn out,” Settles said.