TPEC Director discusses new High School Equivalency Test
The diploma currently known as the GED will be seeing a major change come Jan. 2. Turning Point Education Center (TPEC) Director of Adult Education Nancy Dameron explained the test will get increasingly more difficult, but the TPEC program can help anyone wanting to attain the High School Equivalency Credentials...
Santa Claus will be chatting with us live Thursday
The Greene County Daily World Newsroom will be sitting down with Santa Claus Thursday at 3:30 p.m. to talk about this Christmas season. To see the stream visit the following link and click on the "Live Events" tab: http://www.inkbarreltv.com/inkbarrelCMS/......
ARCHIVE: Interview with Eastern Greene Athletic Director
Sports Writer Rick Curl spoke with Eastern Greene Athletic Director Ryan Wilcoxen Wednesday. They talked about his duties as athletic director, and the future of Eastern Greene sports. To see the full interview click the link and go to the "Greene County Sports" tab: http://www.inkbarreltv.com/inkbarrelCMS/......
Greene County Sports Network schedule
The following is this week's Greene County Sports Network schedule. You can watch these events live or on tape-delay by clicking on the GCSN logo at left. The schedule: Thursday, Dec. 12: Girls varsity basketball, Eastern Greene at Bloomfield (Tape Delay)...
Greene County public schools all on two-hour delay on Thursday
Eastern-Greene, Bloomfield, White River Valley, Linton-Stockton and Shakamak Schools are all operating on a two-hour delay on Thursday.
Celebrate the season at Christmas Open House at the Courthouse on Friday
The Greene County Courthouse was quiet last week when winter weather derailed plans for the annual Open House, but the event is on for this Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sounds of the season will echo through the hallways on Dec. 13 this week with entertainment by carolers from the second grade of Bloomfield Elementary at 10:30 a.m., Bill Hudson at noon, and Virgil Franklin at 1 p.m...
Owensburg fire chief resigns after allegedly making inappropriate, racist remarks on Facebook
Facebook social media postings that were deemed inappropriate and racist by the Jackson Township Trustee led to the resignation of a volunteer fire chief on Tuesday. Sean Sargent, who's been a member of the Owensburg-Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department for the past 15 years and its chief for the last year, resigned after trustee Paul Trampke confronted him about recent Facebook racist postings and about whether he had joined the Ku Klux Klan.....
USI receives grant that will help I-69 development and NSWC Crane technology
A $3 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will fund six University of Southern Indiana initiatives to expand and enhance career opportunities for USI graduates and help development of I-69 and technologies at NSWC Crane. Officials say it will also help keep those graduate in the state...
Weather Delays Opening of State Road 54 in Greene and Lawrence Counties; Closure required for I-69 construction
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) had anticipated re-opening State Road 54 (S.R. 54) to traffic in December; however, it has been determined that the earliest the road is anticipated to open to traffic is mid-April. This date is also dependent upon the weather throughout the winter months and the ability of contractor's crews to work...
Live sports stream will feature Eastern Greene Athletic Director at 3 p.m. Wednesday
Sports Writer Rick Curl will be sitting down with Eastern Greene Athletic Director Ryan Wilcoxen at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The way Jasonville firefighters are paid will change in Janaury
JASONVILLE -- Compensation for members of the Jasonville Fire Department will be changing in January. Currently, firefighters are paid a base salary plus a stipend for responding to calls. "The current ordinance is paid per run, which has the potential to vary (financially)," said Jasonville Fire Chief Justin Disney...
Worthington Town Council and Eastern Heights to apply again for funding for water tower project
The Town of Worthington and Eastern Heights Utilities are going to make another attempt to secure funding to build a new water tower to serve Worthington residents. Several applications for grants have been submitted in the past, without success. They're going to try again...
Town of Bloomfield employees will receive Christmas bonus
Santa has come early for 11 Bloomfield town employees. Full-time Bloomfield employees will be getting a 'Christmas bonus' this year, following action Tuesday in a special meeting of the town council. The $200 salary bonus will go to four police department employees, four street department workers, two town hall office employees and the fire chief...
Worthington Council to meet Friday in special session
With two important positions open in Worthington, the Worthington Town Council decided to meet in a special session on Friday to consider applications and interview applicants. One full-time position is open in the Street and Utility Department but the employee to be hired won't start until the first of the year...
Delays, Closures and Schedule Changes for Wednesday
The following area schools will be operating on a two-hour delay on Wednesday:
White River Valley Schools
MSD Shakamak Schools
New CASA volunteers sworn in to assist juveniles
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) play an essential role in protecting the rights of juveniles involved in abuse or neglect cases in the local judicial system. On Monday night, a new 10-member class of CASA volunteers were sworn in by Greene Circuit Judge Erik C. Allen at the county courthouse in Bloomfield.....
BJ Claus will be taking toys to Riley for sick children
Young B.J. Yoho does something magical when it comes to raising money to buy or collect toys. The 11-year-old rural Solsberry boy ---- who's known as B.J. Claus ---- conveys the spirit of Christmas giving that goes far beyond his years. The Fifth Annual B.J. Claus Toy Drive to benefit young patients at IU Health Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis has ended and a trailer full of more than 3,000 new toys will be transported Wednesday morning for distribution to ill children.....
Worthington Council sets special session for Friday to interview applicants for two positions
With two important positions open in Worthington, the Worthington Town Council decided to meet in a special session on Friday to consider applications and interview applicants. One full-time position is open in the Street and Utility Department but the employee to be hired won't start until the first of the year.....
Wednesday The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library Main Branch will have a Holiday Tots Time at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 2 to 3 years. This program will be canceled if Bloomfield Schools are canceled or delayed due to weather. For more information call 384-4125...
Lyons Town Council makes donation in honor of late firefighter
The Lyons Town Council voted to donate $100 to the Lyons Endowment Fund in honor of a late volunteer firefighter. Council President Scott Powers made the motion to donate to the endowment fund through the Greene County Foundation in honor of the late Floyd Vaughn, who served on the Lyons Volunteer Fire Department for about 50 years...
DNR shares timber sale revenue with 14 counties
The DNR Division of Forestry has notified 14 counties they will receive shares of more than $314,000 as part of an annual distribution of timber sale revenue. DNR Forestry allocates 15 percent of timber sale revenue from state forests to counties in which harvests occur. Each county receiving funds shares half with rural and volunteer fire departments that maintain a cooperative agreement with the DNR's Fire Control Headquarters...
Northeast School Corporation discusses finances
The Northeast School Corporation Board of Trustees discussed finances at the board's regular meeting Monday night. Superintendent Mark Baker said the school's current balance is in the black but much of the corporation's spending is in the red. In the last month the corporation's revenue was short of its expenditures by $66,436.74. While the corporation's school lunch program saved $45,087.12 of its revenue in the last month, it still continues to hold a negative balance...
Jasonville City Council learns Laker Lofts Apartments are coming soon
JASONVILLE -- Jasonville area resident Brad Dickerson came before the Jasonville City Council Monday night to announce he will soon close on the purchase of apartment buildings on the city's west side. On Jan. 15, Dickerson anticipates closing on the Fry Street Apartments, which will be re-named Laker Lofts Apartments...
Tuesday The Blomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library will have a Family Fun Movie Night. Games and crafts will begin at 5:30, and the movie will be show at 6 p.m. Take time away from the bustle of the holidays and spend some family time at the library. Hot cocoa, popcorn and snacks will be provided. Can you name the four major food groups at the North Pole? Come watch the movie and find out. For more information call 384-4125...