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  • Rising against the flood waters

    May 2 was supposed to be a special day for the Bradys. Karen and Chris's oldest daughter, Kayla, 8, was making her First Communion at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church. The Bradys log cabin, located off Hwy. 208, behind the former Calvary Store, had been decorated for a party after the big event.

    But instead of celebrating Kayla's big day, the Bradys got a lesson in what it means to be part of a small community.

  • Democratic Senate candidate questionnaire: Darlene Price

    Darlene Fitzgerald Price

    Address: P.O. Box 279, Whitley City, KY 42653

    Date of birth: 10-07-61

    Family information: I am a native Kentuckian and a happily married, 48-year-old mother and grandmother. I come from a proud family of cops, union (blue collar) workers and four generations of veterans who served in WWI, WWII, Korean War and the Vietnam War. This includes my son who just joined the U.S. Navy.

  • Foodtown incident involving Lebanon Police officer under investigation

    An incident involving a Lebanon Police officer April 19 at Higdon's Foodtown IGA is under investigation. Jimmy Higdon made the complaint, according to Lebanon Police Chief Joe Bell's report to the Lebanon City Council.

    Bell said Monday evening that the Kentucky State Police are investigating the incident.

  • Springfield native acquitted of felony murder

    Jurors today acquitted Springfield native and 2006 Washington County High School graduate Vanessa Coleman of first-degree murder in the January 2007 torture-slayings of a West Knox County, Tenn., couple who were carjacked while on a date.

    They convicted Coleman of facilitation of felony murder and other lesser charges in the death of University of Tennessee student Channon Christian, 21, but acquitted Coleman of charges in the death of Christian's boyfriend, Christopher Newsom, 23, a trim carpenter.

  • ECTC campus opens in Springfield

    The seeds of higher education were planted in Washington County nearly two years ago when ground was broken for the Springfield campus of the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College System. Now, the campus is in full bloom and ready to receive its first full-time students this fall. A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony took place Thursday afternoon to unveil the newest addition to the KCTCS.

  • Drying out

    According to the county's initial damage report on the May 2 flooding, 502 W. Central Avenue in Bradfordsville received three feet of water and received major damage.

    Hilda Perkins, 62, has lived in her house on W. Central Avenue for 45 years. She remembers it flooding before, in 1970, but this time was worse.

    Almost everything Perkins owns was drying out in her front yard three days later. A mattress, clothing, dishes and multiple photo albums were among the countless items water-logged by the flooding.

  • KSP investigating shooting in St. Francis

    A 26-year-old Nelson County man is listed in stable condition following a shooting incident Monday afternoon in St. Francis, according to the Kentucky State Police.

    Around 4 p.m. May 10, the state police received a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of St. Francis Road (KY 527).

    Michael Chad Greenwell later called Nelson County dispatch to report that he was at his home in New Hope and that he had been shot. Greenwell was transported to the New Hope Fire Department where he was airlifted to U of L, according to Gregory.

  • Last day of school is still May 28

    Although students missed Monday, May 3, because of the recent flood, the last day of school will not change.

    According to Judy Gaddie, director of pupil personnel, students will report on May 28 for a full day of instruction. It will be the students' last day of school for the 2009-10 school year.

    According to Gaddie, the time lost due to schools being closed May 3 will be made up by using the seven minutes per day that are included in the school calendar plus two extended hours on May 28. Originally, May 28 was going to be an early dismissal day.

  • Democratic Senate candidate questionnaire: Daniel Mongiardo

    Daniel Mongiardo

    Address: PO Box 4023, Frankfort, KY 40601

    Date of birth: 7/4/60

    Family information: Allison Mongiardo (wife); Kathryn Allison (daughter)

    Educational background: B.A. Transylvania University; M.D. University of Kentucky School of Medicine

    Work history:

    Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff - Appalachian Regional Medical Center

    State Senator 2001-2007

    Lt. Governor 2007 - present

    Community activities (clubs, organizations, church, etc.):

  • Rise again

    Rev. Will Pierce stepped to the front of the church to address the approximately 200 people present for the May 9 service at Bradfordsville Baptist Church.

    "It is so wonderful to see you today in the building," he said.

    One week earlier, nearly two feet of water poured into the church, damaging the carpet and roughly half of the hymnals and Bibles in the church's pews.