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  • Victims’ families to fight Coleman's parole

    Ashley Izbicki
    WBIR-Knoxville

    After fighting for justice at countless court hearings, the families of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom are preparing for yet another battle after they found out this week that Vanessa Coleman is set to appear before a parole board in October.

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  • Police searching for escaped Marion County inmate

    Kentucky State Police have reported that they are searching for 28-year-old Darrell W. Arrwood after he walked away from his work detail on Wednesday afternoon.

    Arrwood, a state prisoner being held at Marion County Detention Center on burglary charges, was working with the Springfield Recycling Center at the time.

    Arrwood is listed as a 5-9, 140-pound white male with green eyes and brown hair. When he was last seen, he was wearing a brown shirt with brown pants.

  • News briefs 8/6

    Ongoing events

    Leadership Washington County Adult Group

    The Washington County Extension Service is planning for the 2014-15 Adult  Leadership Class.
    If you are interested, please call 859-336-7741.

    Parkinson’s Support Group-Bardstown

    The meeting will be Aug. 20 at BJ’s in Bardstown. Meetings are open to all touched by Parkinson’s including patient, caregiver, family and friends.
    Call Jane Swarts at (502) 350-4458 with questions.

  • Pair of injury accidents in county

    An accident on KY-555 on July 26 led to injuries to at least three people, according to a report released by the Springfield Police Department.

    Jamison M. Newcome, of Campbellsville, was traveling south on KY-555 in a 2002 Saturn when he passed through the intersection at US-150 and collided with a 2005 Ford Taurus driven by Raymond C. Witten.

  • Baby season with Sew This & That

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    This summer seems to be baby season. When two grandchildren announced they were having baby boys within two months of each other, it was time to quilt in a hurry!

    Babies like bright colors, so a primary palette was chosen.  

  • Students learn lessons on campaign trail

    When former Washington County High School government and history teacher Ryan New offered his students the chance to take part in a political campaign, five students (Bethany Wheatley, Jordan Wheatley, Claire Miller, Robert Lewis and Brittany Greenwell) jumped at the chance.

    The proposal was simple.

    Jacqueline Coleman, whom New knew from their time at Centre College, needed volunteers to help in her campaign for the 55th House of Representatives district.

  • A family’s newest blessing

    Adoption for Bobby Joe and Amanda Mattingly was not something that was always in the couple’s plans. For them, the addition of 21-month-old Emma Grace to their family was the result of the opening of a door of opportunity.

  • Next step for Robertson building

    A presentation was held on Main Street last Thursday for the awarding of the $780,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the city of Springfield for renovations to the Robertson Building.

    The building, which was built more than 100 years ago and is included on the National Register of Historic Places, was gifted to the city in 2011 and funding for the renovation of the property was recently finalized.

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