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  • Federal agents swarm Double D Farm in Willisburg

    Ernest William Singleton, 44, was arrested Monday and charged with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and conspiracy to launder funds. 

    Singleton is the owner of Double D Farm in Willsburg and  records show he once operated several pain clinics , including Central Kentucky Bariatric and Pain Management Center, formerly in Georgetown and Grant County Wellness Clinic, formerly in Dry Ridge. 

  • 2 dead in apparent murder-suicide

     Two are dead after an apparent murder-suicide Sunday night at a northern Washington County residence. 

    William Woodford, 52, and his 58-year-old mother-in-law, Phyllis Tarter, both of Washington County were pronounced dead early Sunday morning. Autopsies are pending at the State Medical Examiner’s office in Frankort, but investigators say it’s possible Woodford shot Tarter before killing himself. 

  • Crime sentencings

     The following people were sentenced in Washington County. 

    David Bruce Tingle - 12-CR-00014– was sentenced on Dec. 19, 2012, for trafficking in a controlled substance (less than 4 grams) first-degree, first-offense (Class-D Felony) five years probated for five years, Defendant to pay court cost, $2,000 in restitution. 

    Cedric D. Thompson - 12-CR-00062 – was sentenced on Dec. 19, 2012 for wanton endangerment first-degree (Class-D felony) one year to serve. 

  • Free trees offered

     Residents of Kentucky will receive 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month. 

    By joining the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will get two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two goldenrain trees.

  • Flu cases on the rise

    Kentucky has seen an increase in the amount of flu cases this season.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, Kentucky’s current flu activity level is considered widespread — the highest level of activity.  

  • IN MEMORY: Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012

     

    On Dec. 14, a gunman in Newtown, Conn. committed one of the most heinous and highly-publicized crimes in the country’s history, and recently a local church made a gesture to remember those that died that day.

  • Second call for alcohol

     

    Petitioners have revived a measure that could force a special vote on expanded alcohol sales in Washington County as early as this May. 

    After a previous failed attempt, petitions began recirculating at various sites in Springfield last November and have since expanded to the outlying communities of Mackville, Manton and Willisburg.  

    It’s unclear how many are in circulation, but each petition asks voters to sign if they are in favor of county-wide alcohol sales. 

  • SCHOOL REPORT: STUDENTS EATING HEALTHIER; ACTIVITY STILL LAGS

     A new report issued by Washington County Public Schools shows elementary and middle school students engage in just 50 minutes of physical education each week throughout the academic year. High schoolers enrolled in physical education receive less than 21 minutes of activity per week throughout the same period.    

    While elementary students and some middle schoolers receive additional recess time, none of the activity alone is enough to meet guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

  • Fire dues hard to collect

     

    Fiscal court held a regular scheduled meeting on Friday and local fire department dues were at the head of discussions.

  • 3 indicted for manufacturing meth

     

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.