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  • Three arrested for assaulting a court witness


    All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    According to a press release, Springfield City Police arrested three suspects for assault, tampering with a witness, evading police and theft by unlawful taking on Nov. 27 at Domus Court in Springfield.
    Mitchell Hughes, 29, Myron Dawson, 29, and Anthony Thompson, 28, all of Springfield, were arrested and charged with second-degree assault, tampering with a witness, second-degree fleeing and evading police and theft by unlawful taking.

  • Goode elected to serve KAED

     

  • President pardons Marion County man


    A Marion County man has received a Presidential pardon.

    Lesley Claywood Berry Jr. of Loretto was one of five people to receive a pardon from President Barack Obama on Nov. 21.
    Berry had been convicted of conspiracy to manufacture, possession with intent to distribute marijuana in 1988 in U.S. District Court in Minnesota.
    He was sentenced April 29, 1988, to three years in prison.

  • New trials ordered in Knoxville double-homicide case


    Four years ago, the body of 21-year-old Channon Christian was found at a house in Knoxville, Tenn. The body of her boyfriend, Christopher Newsom, 23, was found near some railroad tracks.

    Five people - including three who were arrested in Lebanon - were convicted of various crimes in connection with those deaths, but four of them will receive new trials as a result of official misconduct by the judge who presided over their trials.

  • An early Christmas present


    Santa Claus came a little early for one local couple. He traveled farther than the North Pole for this delivery.

    Anita and Matthew Pinkston recently spent nearly a month in Africa to adopt their new family member, Malachi Moise Pinkston.
    It took over two years to finalize the adoption, but the Pinkstons now have Malachi in their arms.

  • Blaze destroys Willisburg mobile home


    A fire destroyed a mobile home on Tatum Springs Road in Willisburg on Friday afternoon.

    Willisburg Fire Department responded to the blaze. The Washington County Fire Department was en route with a tanker, but was called off.

    "It was fully involved when we got here," Willisburg fire chief Jessie Carney said.

    Carney said no electricity was hooked up to the trailer.

  • Fiscal court meets again about Tick Creek Road bridge

     

  • News briefs for 11-30


    ONGOING EVENTS


    Harvest for the Hungry

    The holiday season is a time of financial hardships for many Kentucky families. Your food bank needs your help! Start collecting non-perishable food items now through Dec. 15. Your food donations will help those who may otherwise go without. Participate by calling (270) 735-1407.

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  • Radio auction set for Sunday


    The Lions / Rotary radio auction begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday and can be heard on WLSK 100.9 Mike FM radio.

    For those who want to see the auction live, it can be seen at Simms & Montgomery Insurance & Real Estate in downtown Springfield.
    Some of the items featured this year include University of Kentucky basketball tickets, Cincinnati Reds tickets, Louisville Ballet tickets to see Cinderella, grandstand seats at Keeneland, 25 tons of commercial rock and a Rumpke garbage can.
    Bids can be called in at (859) 336-3937.