http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Pennington arraigned on new charge http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/pennington-arraigned-new-charge <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0484web.jpg" alt="Craig Pennington is directed to the podium by courthouse security officer Charles O’Bryan. Below, relatives of Crystal Warner and Bobby Jones watch Pennington’s arraignment." title="Craig Pennington is directed to the podium by courthouse security officer Charles O’Bryan. Below, relatives of Crystal Warner and Bobby Jones watch Pennington’s arraignment." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Lines of people wearing green T-shirts that read &ldquo;Justice for Crystal and Bobby&rdquo; sat silently in a Washington County courtroom last week as family members of the slain couple waited to see the accused murderer arraigned on another charge.&nbsp;</p> Construction of new extension office to begin http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/construction-new-extension-office-begin <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/office_web.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="173" height="85" /><p> The Washington County Extension Office has been serving farmers, their families, and this community for 87 years. In January 2018, it will have a new building to call home.</p> <p> A groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the construction of a new 9,300-square-foot extension office in the industrial park off KY 555 will happen next Thursday at 10 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend.</p> <p> &ldquo;We&rsquo;ll have a lot more space, which is what we&rsquo;ve needed,&rdquo; Family and Consumer Science Agent Cabrina Buckman said.&nbsp;</p> Carney named Entrepreneur of the Year http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/carney-named-entrepreneur-year <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/carney_web.jpg" alt="Carney" title="Carney" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> This year&rsquo;s entrepreneur of the year started her business more than 10 years ago and has grown her space into a Springfield icon.</p> <p> Nancy Carney, owner of Nancy&rsquo;s Place on Main Street, said she was surprised to find out she won the award during the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce&rsquo;s annual gala.</p> <p> &ldquo;I was shocked and very humbled,&rdquo; Carney said, &ldquo;because I don&rsquo;t like being honored, and that&rsquo;s just not my thing, but I was very proud to get it. It was a privilege, that&rsquo;s for sure.&rdquo;</p> Nine indicted by grand jury http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/nine-indicted-grand-jury <p> A Willisburg man was indicted on two sex abuse charges last week.&nbsp;</p> <p> Shane Chesser, 38, of Willisburg, was charged on March 15 with two counts of sexual abuse 1st degree, victim under 12 years of age, class C felonies. The indictment said both alleged incidents occurred in 2012. Bond was set at $10,000 full cash, and Chesser was ordered to have no contact with the complaining witness and to have no unsupervised contact with any minor.</p> <p> The Washington County grand jury also indicted eight others unrelated to Chesser&rsquo;s case.</p> City meets in special session http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/city-meets-special-session <p> The Springfield City Council convened in a special session on Tuesday, March 14, at Springfield City Hall.</p> <p> Several city business matters were discussed including; the Washington County Homemakers made a request for the council to make a small donation for the Head Start Child Abuse Awareness Walk on Friday, April 7, and for all city residents to wear blue in support.</p> Morgeson wins agricultural achievement award http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/morgeson-wins-agricultural-achievement-award <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_7834.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> This year, the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce presented the agriculture achievement award to someone very special, Dennis Morgeson&nbsp;</p> <p> According to sister Claire McGowan, who presented Morgeson with the award, he is someone who has served the community with his courses on gardening.&nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;If you are a county resident who has questions about or problems with your garden, your landscape or your woodlands, he&rsquo;s always the one to call for reliable guidance and friendly encouragement,&rdquo; McGowan said.&nbsp;</p> Items from SCC could go back to owners, families http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/items-scc-could-go-back-owners-families <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/scc_pics.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> Staff Report</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The families of some people who have donated items to the former St. Catharine College could soon receive those items back.</p> Drug bust nets more than $100,000 in meth and cocaine http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/drug-bust-nets-more-100000-meth-and-cocaine <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/23301edit.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="138" height="85" /><p> Editor&#39;s note: the version of this story that ran in this week&#39;s issue of <em>The Sun</em> incorrectly quoted SPD Police Chief Jim Smith as saying the police department seized more than 2-and-a-half pounds of meth. Chief Smith originally said 3-and-a-half pounds of meth was confiscated. The online version below has been corrected.&nbsp;<em>The Sun</em> regrets this typographical error.</p> <p> A tip to local law enforcement last month led to a drug bust with a seizure of more than 3 pounds of methamphetamine.&nbsp;</p>