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  • News briefs for 05-02-12


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    Bloomin’ Bargains at the FFA Greenhouse, located behind the WCHS weight room, is open daily (including Saturday) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through May. Closed on Sundays. All proceeds go to FFA.


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  • State provides funding toward emergency bridge replacement


    Special to the Sun

    The following is a press release from the governor’s office.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is providing $211,000 toward emergency replacement of a severely deteriorated bridge in Washington County.

    The bridge carries Tick Creek Road over the stream known locally as Pleasant Run. 

  • Washington County ranked among state’s healthiest


    For the second year in a row, Washington County has been ranked as one of the top 10 healthiest counties in Kentucky. 

    The data is compiled into the County Health Rankings, which, according to their website, “measure the health of nearly all counties in the nation and rank them within states.”

    “The rankings are compiled using county-level measures from a variety of national and state data sources. These measures are standardized and combined using scientifically-informed weights,” according to the website. 

  • Part of Million Lane causing problems for land owners


    There was a petition filed at a regular scheduled fiscal court meeting on Friday for a section of Million Lane near Mackville to be discontinued as a county road.

    The road discussion extends roughly 150 feet past Jim Underwood’s property line, before coming to a dead end. Greg Goatley, who represented the Underwood family at the meeting, said the road being open to the public has caused various problems for the landowners.

  • Grand jury indicts four


     The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    Four people were recently indicted by a grand jury in Washington County.

    Robert L. Snider, 38, 6240 Bloomfield Road, Springfield, was charged with one count of third-degree burglary (class D felony). 

    According to the indictment, Snider “knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in a building with intent to commit a crime.”

  • Accident victim flown to Lexington on Thursday


    A collision between a car and a semi sent one victim to University of Kentucky hospital via helicopter on Thursday. 

    Judy D. Howell, of Hodgenville, was driving west on KY 1754 in a 2002 Ford Taurus when she collided with Harry L. Hampton, of Mayslick, who was driving north on Hwy. 555 in a 2004 Freightliner. 

    According to the police report, Hampton told police that Howell never slowed down at the intersection, going through the stop sign and causing the collision. 

  • Local writer’s life coming to the stage


    More than 70 years since she passed away, Washington County native, novelist and poet Elizabeth Madox Roberts’ popularity is growing among scholars throughout the country. One in particular, Dr. Gregg Neikirk, is looking to expand her popularity in her hometown of Springfield.

  • Clerk candidate joined suit against Ford in ‘05


    Court documents indicate that a circuit court clerk candidate was involved in a civil lawsuit in 2005 against several defendants, including Ford Motor Company and North American Security Solutions, a private security company. 

    John Graves, one of two candidates in the circuit court clerk primary that will determine who replaces the outgoing clerk, George Graves, confirmed on Friday that he was part of the lawsuit.