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  • News briefs for 11-09


    ONGOING EVENTS

    WC Fair Ribbons

    Washington County Fair ribbons are in at the Washington County Extension Office. If you did not receive a ribbon at the fair, you may stop by the extension office to get your ribbon.

    Wednesday, Nov. 9

    Water Commission Meeting

    The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission will have their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the water office. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m.

  • PHOTO: Nally promoted with KSP
  • Crowds greet World War II vets in D.C.


    Hundreds of flag-waving family, friends, and Americans packed the terminal at Louisville International Airport on Oct. 23 to welcome home veterans returning from a trip to Washington, D.C.

    Twenty-nine veterans, ranging in age from 85 to 92, went on a one-day trip that was sponsored by Salt River Electric, Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, and the Bluegrass Chapter of the Honor Flight Network. While in Washington, D.C. the veterans visited the World War II Memorial.

  • New Lexile scores help gauge reading levels, Quantile scores reflect math


    Two new scores are appearing on report cards across the county that may have parents scratching their heads.

    “(On the report cards), they have this new column that says your Lexile and Quantile score. Essentially it would say 1130L, 1065Q,” Cherry Boyles, instructional supervisor with Washington County Schools, said. “Without knowing what it is, I would have no idea what this means.”

  • 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.