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Friday, Sep. 4, 2015
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (09/04/15)
September 3 -- Theodore Joseph Townsend, 28, Terre Haute, was arrested on a warrant issued on a petition to revoke bond in a case of arson. He was being held without bond. Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Officer Lee Condol was the arresting officer...
Teams are signing up for Jasonville's softball tournament in late September (09/04/15)
Deadlines are nearing for participation in the annual Jasonville High School-Shakamak High School (JHS-SHS) Alumni Association's softball tournament Sept. 26 and 27. One of the biggest events of the weekend-long homecoming celebration is the alumni softball tournament. The tournament kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 and resumes at noon on Sunday. Sept. 27...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (09/04/15)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 117 calls and incidents on Monday, August 31 through Thursday, September 3, including four abandoned vehicles, 10 property damage accidents, two accidents involving personal injury, three alarms, five complaints about animals, three assists to other agencies, two assists to the public, one battery, one burglary, two civil disputes, one domestic dispute, one drug-related incident, two fights in progress, one report of harassment, one of intimidation, five complaints involving juveniles, two property damage incidents, five reckless drivers, one property recovered, one road hazard, two complaints about shooting, 16 reports of suspicious activity, 10 title checks, seven traffic stops, 19 inmate transports, one trespassing incident, five warrants served and two welfare checks.. ...
Community Notes (09/04/15)
Friday, September 4 Booth space is available during the Worthington yard sale day on September 5. Contact J. Coppock 812-875 3287 or 2286. The Sunshine Shop is offering 10 feet of sidewalk space for $25.00 with several available. This is located at 16 N. Washington street. There is an awning above for protection from the elements. Please call for more information. Proceeds will go to the SonShine shop Food Pantry...
Final day of budget hearing not so final (09/03/15)
The final day of budget hearings turned out to be not so final. The Greene County Council was supposed to wrap up on Thursday, but due to issues, they plan to hold a special session on Monday, September 21, at 4:30 p.m. to finish up the proceedings...
New physician introduced to Bloomfield Chamber (09/03/15)
Members of the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce met the town's newest physician, Dr. Josh Cullison, Thursday at the organization's monthly meeting. Josh Cullison, M.D., a 2004 graduate of Eastern Greene High School, began practicing at Greene County Health's Bloomfield clinic a few weeks ago.....
GCDW offices closed on Labor Day, no paper on Tuesday (09/03/15)
Labor Day is Monday, September 7 and government offices, including the Greene County Courthouse, and many businesses, will be closed in observance of the holiday. The offices of the Greene County Daily World will be also be closed on Monday, September 7 to allow most GCDW employees a day off to celebrate and enjoy the holiday with family and friends...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (09/03/15)
September 1 -- Sylvia Renee Wendeln, 34, Springville, was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $1,000 surety with ten percent allowed. She was released later the same day after posting $100 cash. Indiana State Police Trooper Eric Nash was the arresting officer...
AT&T expands fast 4G network in Switz City, central Greene County, Clay City and Spencer (09/03/15)
AT&T is now covering more of the Clay City, Switz City, Spencer and South Central Greene County areas with its 4G network to give area residents and businesses mobile Internet speeds up to four times faster than 3G. Additional capacity has been added to four cell towers, which is like adding more lanes to a highway carrying traffic from a customer's device to the cell tower, resulting in faster speeds and more reliable service...
"Aaron's Law" allows greater access to Naloxone prescriptions (09/03/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller issued an official legal opinion Friday morning clarifying that a new state law allows medical professionals to prescribe Naloxone -- an antidote to an opioid or heroin overdose -- to family members and others who provide care for those at risk of overdoses...
ISP drug investigation leads to arrest of Lyons man (09/03/15)
A Lyons man allegedly found in possession of over 10 grams of crystal methamphetamine was arrested Thursday by Indiana State Police troopers. Jonathan Quillen, 29, was booked in to the Greene County Jail around 6 p.m. by ISP Trooper John Yung. Quillen is being held without bond...
Aydelotte reminisces about iconic photo shoot (09/02/15)
One image has become synonymous with the city of Linton: a black and white photo featuring eight young women in their swimsuits on top of a Buick convertible, in front of a lake with the first incarnation of a "You'll Like Linton" sign hanging above them...
Community Notes (09/02/15)
Wednesday, September 2 Booth space is available during the Worthington yard sale day on September 5. Contact J. Coppock 812-875 3287 or 2286. The Sunshine Shop is offering 10 feet of sidewalk space for $25.00 with several available. This is located at 16 N. Washington street. There is an awning above for protection from the elements. Please call for more information. Proceeds will go to the SonShine shop Food Pantry...
County Council continues to cut during their second day of budget hearings (09/02/15)
The second round of department budgets were up on the chopping block on Wednesday as the Greene County Council continued their cuts to the 2016 Budget. Tuesday saw many cuts from a variety of department budgets, but the council still has a way to go in order to stay on track for the $1.7 million in overall cuts...
Bloomfield Council approves purchase of new radios for fire department (09/02/15)
The Bloomfield Town Council tackled a short agenda during its regular board meeting Wednesday night. The board approved the purchase of digital radios for the fire department; however, due to budgetary constraints, the purchase will be paid for in 2016...
Hoosier Works Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system will have temporary outage September 26-27 (09/02/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -- There will be a temporary outage of the Hoosier Works Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system on Saturday, September 26 beginning at 11:00 p.m. [EDT], as the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) moves its business from JPMorgan Chase to Xerox. ...
Indiana State Police SWAT Place Fifth in SWAT Challenge (09/02/15)
Indianapolis -- Eight members of the Indiana State Police SWAT, representing the three Department teams recently competed in the Connecticut (CT) SWAT Challenge 2015, a nationally recognized event in which they placed fifth out of 30 teams. According to Trooper Brian Dunkin, who is assigned to the Fort Wayne Post, he and his seven teammates competed against 29 other teams from around the nation and included several military teams. .....
Community Notes (09/02/15)
September 1 The Greene County Democrats Club will hold their September meeting at 6 p.m. at the East Shelter House in the Linton Humphreys Park. Put a smile on Dale Hannum's face and send him a birthday card for his 93rd birthday on Sept. 1. Send your card to Dale Hannum at 306 N Lafayette St. in Worthington, in 47471...
Indiana Bicentennial Commission names Greene County General Hospital's Baby Bundles as Official Legacy Project (09/01/15)
The Indiana Bicentennial Commission has officially endorsed Greene County General Hospital's Sweet Dreams Baby Bundles program as a Legacy Project. Sweet Dreams Baby Bundles are designed to help combat Indiana's higher infant mortality rate through safe sleep, prenatal care, breast-feeding, and smoking cessation for mothers. .....
County budget hearings kicked off Tuesday (09/01/15)
For the first of three days, the seven board members of the Greene County Council sat behind their desk and listened to many county department heads, knowing they would have to cut 1.7 million dollars from the budget. The total operating budget of the county will be cut to roughly $18.6 million, down from a proposed operating budget of 20.3 million.......
Commissioners address road concerns (09/01/15)
Wright Township resident Rick Jackson confronted the Greene County Commissioners regarding road issues on County Road 1500 during their monthly meeting Tuesday evening. Commissioner Rick Graves, who deals with road conditions in District One, explained to Jackson that pea gravel, which is what is currently on the road, is usually a rough thing to deal with.....
Saturday is yard sale day in Worthington (09/01/15)
WORTHINGTON -- Saturday is yard sale day in Worthington -- a day when thousands of shoppers are expected to converge on the normally quiet, peaceful streets to hunt for trash and treasures at sales set up all over town. Although the official date of the sale is Saturday, many sale locations will be open Thursday and Friday...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (09/01/15)
August 31 -- Gary Ray Cross, 29, Coalmont, was arrested on a warrant issued on a petition to revoke a suspended sentence in a robbery case, and a warrant issued for alleged failure to appear at an initial hearing for a preliminary charge of driving while suspended. He was being held without bond...
WWII Veteran celebrates 100 years (09/01/15)
Jessie Hall, a WWII Veteran, will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Friday, September 4. To celebrate her century of life, the Henry Dwyer Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9297, located in Crane, will hold a special recognition and party on her birthday from 4 to 6 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend...
DNR makes changes for hunting season (09/01/15)
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has changed the date range for setting up and leaving portable tree stands and ground blinds on State and federal property, according to the agency. Tree stand and ground blind setup, originally allowed Sept. 1, has been moved to noon Tuesday, Sept. 15...
Head lice more resistant to over-the-counter treatments (09/01/15)
The beginning of a new school year is typically accompanied by freshly sharpened pencils, new class schedules and a few cases of head lice. Some parents may be more concerned about the spread of the tiny, hair-dwelling insects after the release of a new report from the American Chemical Society. At least 25 states, including Indiana, have populations of lice that are resistant to over-the-counter treatment, the American Chemical Society reported at its national meeting this week...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (09/01/15)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 51 calls and incidents on Friday, August 28, through Sunday, August 30, including four property damage accidents, three accidents involving personal injury, one alcohol-related offense, three complaints about animals, three assists to the public, one battery, three civil papers served, two other criminal incidents, two domestic disputes, one assist to EMS, one extra patrol, one report of harassment, one property damage incident, four reckless drivers, one road hazard, one complaint about shooting, three reports of suspicious activity, one theft, two reported threats, nine traffic stops, two inmate transports and one warrant served.. ...
'Cops and Kids' shopping event brings joy to area children (08/31/15)
The Linton Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge No. 105, through generous donations from local businesses and residents, helped to provide clothing and school gear to 48 area children for the 2015-16 school year. LPD Officer Debbie McDonald-Miller spearheaded the Cops and Kids for the Linton FOP this year, which took place at Linton Walmart on Sunday, August 9...
County Council prepares for budget hearings (08/31/15)
The Greene County Council prepared for the upcoming budget hearings during their monthly meeting while also teaching the county's youth how the local government works. On Monday, Ben Roeger, from the county's financial consulting firm of C.L. Coonrod and Company of Indianapolis, explained to the council what their budget current looks like for the 2016 year. ...
City of Linton pleas for income surveys to be returned to help city qualify for a grant (08/31/15)
On Thursday, August 13 a number of income surveys were sent to customers of Linton Utilities, but the City of Linton and the Southern Indiana Development Corporation (SIDC) has seen only 261 surveys returned. The results will be used to determine the eligibility for the City of Linton to receive a Community Development Block Grant for a Storm Water Planning Grant...
Baesler's Market commits to helping families eat at home together more often during National Family Meals Month (08/31/15)
Terre Haute -- With an aim to inspire families to eat at home together more often, Baesler's Market is celebrating National Family Meals Month in September, encouraging customers to share one more meal together each per week at home, and highlighting simple, healthy meal solutions in nearly every aisle, every day...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (08/31/15)
August 28 -- Michael L. Merritt, 43, Washington, Ind., was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. His bond was set at $1,500 surety with ten percent allowed. He was released later the same day after posting $150 cash. Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Bobby Pierce was the arresting officer...
Reward offered for info in overnight break-in at store in Owensburg; Suspects caught on security camera (08/31/15)
An overnight break-in at C.B. Hatfield Mercantile in Owensburg has been reported to the Greene County Sheriff's Department and the store's owners are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two suspects caught on video surveillance...
Second Annual Have a Bite in Bloomfield seeks vendors (08/31/15)
The Second Annual Have a Bite In Bloomfield Fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, September 19. The event will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. on the west side of the Courthouse Square. The occasion was created based off of the same premise as the Taste of Bloomington. It will feature various restaurants and food vendors selling samples, as well as a beer and wine garden and entertainment...
ISP releases patrol statistics after Scheid Diesel Extravaganza (08/30/15)
Vigo County---The Indiana State Police Putnamville District conducted traffic patrols on both Friday and Saturday evenings of the Scheid Diesel Event held at the Vigo County Fairgrounds. The extra patrols were in place to ensure the safety of those attending the event as well as the motoring public...
Community Notes (08/29/15)
Saturday, August 29 Booth space is available during the Worthington yard sale day on September 5. Contact J. Coppock 812-875 3287 or 2286. The Sunshine Shop is offering 10 feet of sidewalk space for $25.00 with several available. This is located at 16 N. Washington street. There is an awning above for protection from the elements. Please call for more information. Proceeds will go to the SonShine shop Food Pantry...
BHS School Board discusses policy revisions (08/28/15)
Two policy revisions have been a hot topic for the Bloomfield School Board since their first readings last month. This month, the policies both returned to the table for a second reading and vote. A revision was requested by Board Member Steve Jones to alter the Fringe Benefits for Support Staff, Salary and Days so that sick days for non-certified employees matched the sick days policy given to certified staff members...
Regions Bank and Monical's Pizza partner to raise funds for Riley (08/28/15)
Regions Bank has teamed up with Monical's Pizza to hold Monical's Pizza Community Day in Linton. Residents of Greene County are invited to come out and support a good cause at Monical's Pizza on Tuesday, September 1. Those who bring in a flier, which is available to print on the Greene County Daily World website at gcdailyworld.com, will have 20 percent of their bill donated to the Indiana University Dance Marathon and Riley Children's Foundation...
Football Friday: Watch Linton Miner game live online; Check GCDW for coverage of Eastern Greene Thunderbird, Dugger Union Bulldog and the Miner games (08/28/15)
Check the Greene County Daily World for complete coverage of the Miner game by Sports Writer Terry Schwinghammer. GCDW is also sending a photographer to capture photos from the Dugger Union Bulldog game in Dugger, and Sports Editor Travis David will be on the road to cover the Eastern Greene Thunderbirds...
WVCF officer from Linton arrested, accused of trafficking drugs into the prison (08/28/15)
Carlisle - Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (WVCF) Officer Bill Morrison has been arrested on drug and trafficking charges. Acting on gathered intelligence, Morrison, of Linton, was stopped by WVCF Correctional Police Officers as he tried to enter the facility early this morning (Friday)...
Walk to end Alzheimer's (08/28/15)
The Alzheimer's Association is inviting Greene County and surrounding areas to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. The walk will take place on Sunday, September 13 at Bryan Park's Woodlawn Shelter located at 1000 South Woodlawn Ave. in Bloomington...
Quick response by faculty, smothers fire at L-S School before it could spread (08/28/15)
A fire broke out Thursday afternoon at the Linton-Stockton High School welding shop area, located on the far east side of the middle school, northeast of the high school gym, and due to the quick response of the faculty, the fire was put out before it could spread. It was a normal Thursday afternoon, Brian Oliver was teaching basic welding techniques to his students, when a loud sound of a pop rang throughout the room...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (08/28/15)
* August 27 -- Justus Kirk Wright, 37, Linton, was arrested on a warrant issued on a petition to revoke a suspended sentence. He was being held without bond. Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Officer Jeremy Hamilton was the arresting officer.
TV station balances grief, journalism after on-air shooting (08/28/15)
Alison Parker and Adam Ward's colleagues at TV station WDBJ saved their tears for off the air. The news became personal for the CBS affiliate in Virginia when reporter Parker and cameraman Ward were fatally shot during a live broadcast Wednesday, forcing co-workers to balance the stunning tragedy with professionalism...
Lifelong Greene County resident to celebrate 100th birthday on Sunday (08/28/15)
Ancle "Dick" Crowe of Solsberry was born in Calvertville in 1915 and he's a life-long Greene County resident. Today, he lives just a few miles from his birthplace. On Sunday, August 30, Crowe is going to mark his 100th birthday with family and friends at a celebration at the Hendricksville Community Center from 2-5 p.m...
Open Arms Christian Ministries invites public to all-day 30th anniversary celebration on Saturday (08/28/15)
SWITZ CITY -- Open Arms Christian Ministries, located in Switz City, will be celebrating their 30th anniversary on Saturday, and they are inviting the public to a free, all-day event at the Greene County Fairgrounds. For the last 30 years, Open Arms Christian Ministries has been committed to serving neglected, abused, and troubled youth, by providing homes and education to those in need.....
Sullivan County Sheriff announces major development in Tiffanie Adams murder investigation (08/27/15)
Late Thursday, Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom announced the Indiana State Police, DNR Conservation Officers and the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office have had a major break in the Tiffanie Adams murder investigation. On Wednesday and Thursday, ISP and DNR dive teams took to the waters of Lake Sullivan and on Thursday afternoon, an ISP diver discovered a cell phone that investigators have preliminarily identified as the phone belonging to murder victim Tiffanie Adams.....
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (08/27/15)
August 26 -- Joshua Allen Denny, 21, Bloomfield, was arrested on a warrant issued on a preliminary charge of possession of a synthetic drug. His bond was set at $10,000 surety with ten percent allowed. Indiana State Police Trooper Zach Parker was the arresting officer...
'Did we go too far?' Prosecutors seek tougher penalties for drug dealers (08/27/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Facing the sprawling problem of heroin and opioid abuse, prosecutors want to restore tough penalties for drug dealers and increase the threat of jail time for addicts who resist treatment. A call for stiffer penalties comes just two years after lawmakers significantly reduced drug sentences in hopes of shrinking the prison population...
New container in Bloomfield makes it easier for residents to recycle (08/27/15)
SWITZ CITY -- Recently, the Greene County Solid Waste Management Board placed a recycling container in Bloomfield, making it easier for residents to recycle. Board president Ed Michael said the container is located by the sewage plant in Bloomfield...