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  • Grand jury indicts five


    Michael L. Hamilton, 25, of West Main Street, Springfield, was recently charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, a first-degree, class C felony.

    According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 7, 2009, Hamilton trafficked in cocaine in Washington County.
    Hamilton was also indicted on a separate charge of the same nature that occurred on Oct. 14, 2009 in Washington County.
    Bond was set at $15,000 cash for both indictments, with the condition that Hamilton have no contact with drugs or alcohol.
    Other indictments include:

  • Fields wins Miss UK Thoroughbred pageant


    Springfield native, Katherine Fields, 20, recently won the Miss UK Thoroughbred pageant at the University of Kentucky.

    Fields – who was nominated by her Alpha Delta Pi sisters to be the sorority’s representative – was one of 12 contestants in the pageant. She said she wanted to show her gratitude to her sorority sisters by representing them to the best of her ability.
    “It meant a lot to win because I was representing them, and even Springfield,” Fields said via e-mail.

  • Community comes out to support veterans


    For a little while on Friday morning, the Washington County High School gym served as a memorial for veterans.

    “You know today, you hear a lot of talk about heroes from Kobe, LeBron, Tom Brady, and so forth and so on,” Paul Terrell, WCHS principal said. “But the real heroes are the people sitting to my right and left. They are the heroes of our time.”
    The heroes he was referring to were local veterans, nearly 50 in attendance, who came out to celebrate Veteran’s Day.

  • A soldier’s time at the tomb


    Though he acknowledges that his job in the military was an honor, Tim Robinson shrugs off the notion that it’s a big deal.

    “I never really thought that what I did was that big of a deal,” he said. “Even to this day, I still don’t think it is. The reason why I feel that way is because I think there are a lot of veterans out there who have done a lot more than I did when I was at Arlington Cemetery, by laying their life down in combat zone.”

  • Three vie for the governor's mansion

     James Roberts

  • Two vie for attorney general

     

    By Tracy Harris

    Landmark News Service

    tharris@oldhamera.com

     

    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, attorney general candidates Jack Conway and Todd P'Pool do have a few things in common. 

    Conway, the democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P'Pool, the republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general's office, a position he has held since 2008.

  • News briefs for 11-02-11

     

    ONGOING EVENTS

    Absentee Voting

    Absentee voting is ready at the Washington County Clerk’s office for anyone who will be out of the county from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 8.

     

    Thursday, Nov. 3

    Autism Support Group

  • Scenic byway one step closer

     

    The Lincoln Heritage  National Scenic Highway is one step closer to obtaining grant money to put up signage to help guide the traveling public along the route.

    Designers from AECOM, a company based in Orlando, Fla., recently put together examples of a logo and signs for the scenic byway.  

    Jonathan M. Mugmon, the wayfinding studio leader, said a national scenic byway designation was special.

  • WCHS class played host to special guest

     

    Washington County High School’s Early College program played host to a special guest from Washington D.C. on Wednesday of last week. 

    Dr. Mariana Haynes, a senior fellow at Alliance for Excellent Education, stopped by to learn about Kentucky’s secondary education intiatives, which included Washington County High School’s Early College program. 

    Haynes was joined by Cindy Parker, a literacy coordinator with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE). 

  • Recycling programs in the works

     

    By Brandon Mattingly

    Sun Staff Writer

    Washington County Solid Waste Coordinator George Ann Palmer raised a pair of proposals at a regular scheduled fiscal court meeting on Friday. A proposal for a contract involving e-scrap recycling was put on hold, while a request for a workplace training program was accepted with no opposition.

    The contract request was with a Louisville-based company involving the recycling of e-scrap (computers, cell phones, televisions, etc.).