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  • Child Abuse Prevention Month

    April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month, and, with the stroke of a pen made by Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, it is in Washington County, too.

    On March 3, Settles signed a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Washington County. Now, with April in full swing, a banner from the Washington County Homemakers flies in front of the Lincoln Legacy Museum and posters made by children for the cause hang in the Opera House’s street-side window.

  • Library architect visits

    Washington County Fiscal Court met Monday with a lot of business on their plate and the one word that best describes the meeting: progress.

    Coming before the court was Tara O’Hagan, director of the Washington County Public Library. O’Hagan presented updates regarding current programs, the new library and brought with her a 3D printer to show what it can produce. It was one of two printers the library has acquired and WCPL is one of only two libraries in the state with two printers.

  • Love for one another

    Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary — a day that marks an act of love, life and sacrifice — for two local residents.

    One year ago, Janice Craig was in need of a new kidney, and if she didn’t get one, it would mean she would have to go on dialysis. Luckily for her though, a kidney wasn’t far away, and she wouldn’t have to spend precious time on an organ waiting list.

    That’s because she would learn her daughter, Lea Ann Lewis, was a match.

  • Arrest made in Sunday stabbing

    Springfield Police have arrested a man in connection with a stabbing at Carmona’s Bar and Grill at 307 Perryville Road early Sunday morning.

    Oscar I. Geronimo, 21, of Springfield, was taken into custody by Ofc. Nick Holmes and Ofc. Tony Golden and booked at the Marion County Detention Center.

    According to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, the incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. Authorities were made aware of the incident after the victim, Juan P. Dominguez, 28, of Springfield, showed up at the police station to report that he had been stabbed.

  • GOP treasurer primary heats up

    Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    Eight candidates — five Democrats and three Republicans — are running for state treasurer in the May 19 primary. This article introduces the three Republicans – Allison Ball, Kenny Imes and Jon Larson.

    Democratic primary candidates are Neville Blakemore, Jim Glenn, Daniel Grossberg, Richard Henderson and Rick Nelson.

  • News briefs for 4/8

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  • Gannon wanted on forged check charge

    According to reports provided by Springfield Police, Jeremy Gannon, of Springfield, is suspected of writing checks belonging to the account of Brandon Bishop, of Springfield, last month.

    Gannon reportedly wrote a $300 check on Bishop’s account, as well as a second check for $500.

    Bishop reported the incident to Springfield Police on March 21.

    Charges pending include criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree and theft by deception, including cold checks, under $10,000.

  • State launches aerospace study

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed a resolution last week to kick start a study into the aviation and aerospace industry and its impact on Kentucky’s economy. The goal of the study is to expand on an area that has already become the state’s largest export.

    “The aviation/aerospace industry plays a significant role in Kentucky’s economy,” Beshear said in the release. “We need to create more public awareness of this thriving industry, as well as more education and training opportunities for employment in this field.

  • Spreading the word about autism

    Many people are already aware of the impacts of autism because their family lives with it.

    Currently, one in 68 children in the United States suffers from the disorder, with boys receiving the diagnosis at a rate more than four times that of girls. Though the number of children impacted by autism has increased in recent years, the general public still does not have the same knowledge of the disorder as with other conditions.

  • SCC finances under review

    Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released a list of 544 schools that are being kept under a close eye after questions were raised in regard to finances. Of those, 69 schools reportedly face an investigation for “severe” findings in their audit. Included among those 69 schools was St. Catharine College.

    Schools found to have severe issues were placed on the HCM2 (heightened cash monitoring) list, which means the department of education will begin closely watching the handling of funds at those institutions.