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  • SPD makes arrest in shooting

    The Springfield Police Department has made an arrest in the case that has left a Springfield man paralyzed. 

  • Man paralyzed after recent shooting

    Carolyn Callahan
    WLKY News

    A Washington County man is still fighting for his life after being shot in the neck on Thursday, Jan. 7, at Domus Court.

    De’Porres Thompson, 28, is at University Hospital in Louisville, where WLKY News was told he is paralyzed from the waist down.

    It was around 8 p.m. on Jan. 7 when Thompson was shot near his home in Springfield.

  • Edelen competes in state DYW

    Even though Hannah Edelen was competing with 32 other girls from across Kentucky to be named the state’s Distinguished Young Woman, it didn’t feel that way at all to her.

    Instead, because of the positive attitudes of all of the participants, she said it “just felt like a bunch of friends getting together” when the group gathered in Lexington last week for the state’s annual DYW. 

  • City to finance batting facility

    After the Springfield City Council approved a proposed batting facility at Idle Hour Park during its last meeting, the financing for the project has now been finalized as well.

    During last Tuesday’s meeting at city hall, city administrator Laurie Smith informed the council that she had contacted Springfield State Bank president and CEO Robbie Polin for possible financing options. 

  • School board to put old high school renovations out to bid

    The Washington County Board of Education met last week for an organizational meeting that resulted in a vote to approve putting the old high school’s renovations out to bid. The board revisited the renovation project after seeing the initial estimates had come in over budget at their last meeting.

    Treasurer Judy Spalding went over how much the board had to spend during the meeting. 

  • Local man critical after shooting

     A Washington County man was left in critical condition last week after receiving a gunshot wound to the neck, and the suspect is still at large. 

  • Monks coming to SCC

    Saint Catharine College will be hosting some very special guests later this month – seven Tibetan monks.

    According to Matt Branstetter, professor of religion at SCC, the monks, who will be at SCC Jan. 25-30, are visiting the college to share their culture and raise funds to build a library and school in their monastery back home. He said the monks are from India and many have never seen Tibet.

  • Edelen heads to state DYW

     Hannah Edelen, Washington County’s 2016 Distinguished Young Woman, is just days away from competing in the state competition in Lexington this week. 

    The 17-year-old said she’s looking forward to meeting new people at the competition.

  • SPD raises funds for K-9 unit

    The Springfield Police Department is looking to get a new employee within the next six months to a year  - an employee of the canine variety. 

    According to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, they’re looking to have a fully trained officer working a K-9 in the near future. 

  • Instilling a love of literature

     Her name is Ione Pinkston, but everyone around the county just calls her Ms. Ione. 

    Pinkston, 69, is a Washington County native who has been working at the Washington County Public Library since July 1988. 

    Though a Washington County native, Pinkston lived in West Virginia when she was originally hired by the WCPL.