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Friday, May 22, 2015
Greg Swanson of Greene County named Indiana Conservation Officer of the Year (05/22/15)
Indiana Conservation Officers want your help in congratulating Officer Greg Swanson of Greene County for being awarded the James D. Pitzer Award- 2014 Indiana Conservation Officer of the Year. Indiana Conservation Officers gathered at the State Capital building yesterday to honor officers from across the state for their accomplishments throughout the past year...
Safe Sitting classes to be held at the Greene County General Hospital (05/22/15)
Safe Sitting classes will be offered at the Greene County General Hospital on June 11 and June 30 from 9a.m. until 5 p.m. This course is for young adults, ages 11 to 14. It teaches teens how to handle emergency situations when caring for younger children. The class also teaches skills to ensure safety for themselves when home alone...
Registration for the annual Spirit Sprint now underway (05/22/15)
Registration for the third annual Spirit Sprint and Kiddie Fun Run is now underway. The event serves as the main fundraiser for Open Arms Christian Ministries. This year, it will be held on June 6 at the Worthington City Park. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Early registration cost is $15 per person. That will go up to $20 per person for those who register the day of the event. Optional t-shits will be available for $10...
NASCAR Indy 500 Jumbotron to feature human rights group's animated PSA to change culture of sexual harassment and violence against women (05/22/15)
On Sunday, global human rights group Breakthrough will be back at the Indy 500. The Jumbotron will feature an animated public service announcement (PSA) from Breakthrough's "Be That Guy" campaign, which urges men to take a stand when they see women disrespected. ...
Greene County General Hospital to host summer fitness club (05/22/15)
The Greene County General Hospital has partnered with the Linton and Bloomfield Farmers' Markets to begin a Fit and Greene summer fitness club. Classes will begin May 30th at the Linton Farmers' Market and will be held on the second and fourth Saturdays throughout the summer. In Bloomfield, classes will be held on the first and third Fridays of each month beginning June 5...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (05/22/15)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 93 calls and incidents from Monday, May 18 through Friday, May 22, including nine accidents resulting in property damage, two accidents resulting in personal injury, two alarms, three complaints regarding an animal, one assists to another department, one assist to the public, one case of battery, two burglaries, two child custody cases, two civil disputes, two reports of criminal mischief, two domestic disputes, one drive off, one EMS, two fights in progress, one report of harassment, two complaints concerning noise, four reckless drivers, three road hazards, one complaint regarding shooting, three attempted suicides, 10 reports of suspicious activity, three thefts, one threat, three title checks, nine traffic stops, 14 transports, three reports of trespassing, and one unruly subject.. ...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (05/22/15)
Thursday, May 21 - Wyatt Robert Campbell, 19, Bloomfield, was arrested on a warrant issued for bond revocation.
New You'll Like Linton signs are up on the east and west sides of Linton (05/21/15)
After a couple of years of fundraising the top of the new "You'll Like Linton" signs were put on their posts Thursday afternoon. After some slight rain delays, Johnny's Signs began the installation of the new signs on the east and west sides of town...
WRV student authors recognized for new book release (05/21/15)
SWITZ CITY -- It is rare to have a work published, but for 12 WRV students, they will now have the opportunity to look at their bookshelf and see a book that retains their work. These 12 student authors were recognized this last week for their contributions to Legacy 2015, a published anthology of oral histories. Denise Howell is an English teacher at WRV and explained the educational process of the project...
Community Notes (05/21/15)
Friday, May 22 The Bloomfield Eastern-Greene Public library will hold a meet and greet technology seminar from 6-7 p.m. with the library director. A solo art show, "Batteries Not Included" by Matt Mason continues at the Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center until May 30, Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturdays 12-4 p.m. (with volunteers on Saturday - call first 812-847-0165). The Carnegie is located at 110 East Vincennes Street in Linton...
Greene County Redevelopment Commission starts process to relocate Worthington sewer line (05/21/15)
According to Rick Coppock of Bynam & Fanyo Engineering, Worthington Town Council President Macky Stahl was contacted by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) concerning a sewage line southwest of town that needs to be relocated due to maintenance to a bridge that will be performed by INDOT...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (05/21/15)
Wednesday, May 20 - Tiffany Ann Resler, 31, Linton, was arrested on a warrant issued for alleged theft and forgery. Her bond was set at $5,000 surety with ten percent allowed. She was released later that day after posting $500 cash.
Drive safely, plan ahead for Memorial Day weekend travel (05/21/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Whether you're witnessing "the greatest spectacle in racing," vacationing, visiting family and friends, or just passing through, the state of Indiana urges drivers to plan extra travel time this Memorial Day travel weekend, to stay informed on road conditions and to drive safely...
Lifejackets are focus of National Safe Boating Week (05/21/15)
Indianapolis - Indiana Conservation Officers will be joining other states in observing National Safe Boating week May 16-22, 2015. This public awareness campaign is just prior to Memorial Day weekend, which many people consider the kickoff to the boating season...
Grants available for field trips to state parks, reservoirs (05/21/15)
Educators interested in taking students, grades K-12, on field trips to an Indiana state park or state-managed lake in the 2015-2016 school year can receive financial help through the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation. The Discovering the Outdoors Field Trip Grant Program is for public, private, parochial or home-school educators. In 2014, the program benefited more than 1,500 K-12 students from 20 schools...
Dugger Union Community School awarded charter through Grace College (05/20/15)
After a turbulent two years for the Dugger community, many can breathe a sigh of relief because on Wednesday evening, it was formally announced that Grace College will be granting Dugger Union Community School Corporation (DUCSC) a charter, and the agreement will possibly extend for multiple years. Following the announcement, a formal public recommendation to hire Mr. Ross Martin for the position of principal was made by Kyle Foli of the DUCSC School Board...
County Council approves funding for Magistrate, sets special session (05/20/15)
As previously promised by the Greene County Council, they have agreed to fund the amount needed to start a Magistrate Court. Judges Dena Martin and Eric "Chip" Allen have been working to get the addition of a Magistrate for the courts. Last year, the council agreed to fund the project if the judges got it approved by legislation.....
Bloomfield students complete Reach for the Stars Reading Program (05/20/15)
Students from Bloomfield Elementary School participated in the Usborne Books & More's Reach for the Stars Reading Program where they were challenged to read a minimum of thirty minutes every day for two full weeks. According to Usborne Books & More, the program helps children establish a reading routine and helps them maintain this routine by awarding them with books they can take home to read whenever they wish...
County Council approves Hoosier Energy Tax Abatement at public hearing (05/20/15)
Last month, Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. approached the council seeking a tax abatement and designation as an Economic Revitalization Area for a tract of land in Greene County south of Bloomfield to install solar panels. A public hearing regarding the abatement was held Wednesday evening prior to the monthly County Council meeting.....
Worthington Clinic Receives $55K for Alcohol and Drug Intervention (05/20/15)
Worthington -- With alcohol and drug abuse on the rise across the nation, the Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC) has announced the expansion of a special grant program that funds the implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment, (SBIRT) into local standard primary care.....
L-S student chosen for winning poster design in Farmers Market competition (05/20/15)
LINTON -- The Linton Farmers Market recently announce that Linton-Stockton High School senior and class of 2015 salutatorian, Bailey Hasler has been selected as the winning entry for the Linton Farmers Market Poster Competition. This is the second year for the competition and Jennifer Grimes, fine arts teacher at Linton-Stockton High School, has encouraged her students in her digital arts class to enter into a friendly competition to design the poster...
WRV School Board gears up for summer (05/20/15)
SWITZ CITY -- With graduation on Friday and summer clearly in sight, the WRV School Board voted on a number of summer maintenance projects during their meeting this week. Superintendent Bob Hacker informed the public of a number of projects which have already been approved: Three classrooms will be painted and carpeted at Worthington Elementary and at Lyons Elementary; additional hallways will be painted at Lyons; and a hallway will be re-carpeted at WRV Jr./Sr. High School...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (05/20/15)
Tuesday, May 19 - Robert Junior III Padgett, 21, Sullivan, was arrested on a warrant issued for alleged theft. Greene County Sheriff's Special Deputy Karen Oliphant was the arresting officer. Tuesday, May 19 - Clint Edward Aaron, 36, Lyons, was arrested on a warrant issued for allegedly violating his probation. Linton Police Officer Logan Hobbs was the arresting officer...
Public requests Commissioners make road repairs to Tulip Road (05/19/15)
Several citizens from the Solsberry community have signed a statement requesting road repairs be done on Tulip Road leading from Solsberry to the Tulip Trestle, also known as the Viaduct. During the Commissioner's meeting Tuesday morning, Commissioner Ed Michaels said getting the road rebuilt is something he would like to see done; However, the funds to complete the project are not available at this time...
Community Notes (05/19/15)
May 17 - 20 A Spring Revival will be held at the Friendship Baptist Church in Farmersburg. Evangelist Jonathan Barber will be speaking May 17- 20. Great preaching and uplifting music will be provided each service. For more information, contact Pastor Jim Larger at 812-696-2800 or log online at fbcfarmersburg.com...
Updated: Lambermont sentenced in murder case (05/19/15)
Doug Lambermont of Jasonville has just 12 more days to serve in the Greene County Jail before he serves a year on home detention followed by two years of probation. Lambermont, initially charged with the murder of Derek Fulford on Labor Day in September of 2014, was convicted and sentenced in Greene Superior Court Tuesday afternoon, of battery with a deadly weapon, a Level 5 felony -- as a result of a negotiated plea agreement.....
Bloomfield Concert Series to hold season closing performance on Thursday (05/19/15)
The First Baptist Church in Bloomfield will host the final show of the Bloomfield Concert Series for the spring season on Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. featuring Macedonian pianist Natasha Stojanovska. On Thursday, Stojanovska will be performing the French Suite No.2 in C Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, Choral Fantasy by Ludwig Van Beethoven, Variations of a theme of Corelli op.42 by Sergei Rachmaninov, and Sonata No. 1 by Carl Vine...
Bloomfield's Friday Farmers Market begins season on Friday (05/19/15)
It's that time of year again, Bloomfield's Friday Farmers Market will be making its annual appearance this Friday from 5-8 p.m. The market will run every Friday evening through the month of September. Since the market will be held on Friday evenings, customers will also be able to attend the Linton Farmers Market on Saturday mornings...
Bloomfield Schools on lockdown Tuesday afternoon following threat; suspect quickly taken into custody (05/19/15)
Bloomfield Schools went on lockdown early Tuesday afternoon after a threat was issued through a social media service known as My Big Campus. After cooperation between multiple law enforcement agencies in Greene County and more than one school district, the threat was neutralized and the lockdown was lifted...
Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative Hosts Summer Workshops for International Year of Soils (05/19/15)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN --The Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative (CCSI), in conjunction with local conservation partners throughout Indiana, has planned a lineup of six field days and workshops spanning the summer of 2015. The soil health-focused events coincide with the 2015 International Year of Soils as declared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). ...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (05/19/15)
Monday, May 18 - Michael K. Purcell, 50, Bloomfield, was arrested on the preliminary charge of operating while intoxicated. His bond was set at $4,000 surety with ten percent allowed. He was released later that day after posting $400 cash.
Entries now being accepted for Bloomfield Car Show (05/19/15)
The Bloomfield Fill the Pool Committee is hosting their first annual car show this July and they are currently accepting entries for the show. Applications are available online at bloomfieldpool.com and can be returned to Shelly Carrico at the Hoosier Insurance office in Bloomfield...
Community Notes (05/19/15)
Tuesday, May 19 The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Public Library will hold a teen movie night at 5 p.m. call (812) 384-4125 for more information. There will be a Basket Bingo event for the Shawnee Theatre of Greene County at the Roy Clark Building in Linton behind the Linton Park. ...
WRV School Board votes to combine athletic programs at Lyons and Worthington (05/18/15)
The WRV school board tackled a busy agenda Monday evening and narrowly approved a new elementary and junior high athletic program which will bring together students who are in athletics from Worthington and Lyons Elementary. Superintendent Bob Hacker helped compile the new plan and said over the last three months he has been working on this program, which he contends will help participation rates at the fifth and sixth grade levels...
Fitness Hour to return this summer at A.M. Risher Family Aquatic Swim Center (05/18/15)
Fitness sessions will return this summer at the A.M. Risher Family Aquatic Swim Center. Sessions start on Tuesday, May 26 and will be taught by Mary V. Stalcup. Each session lasts one hour and will consist of low-impact water aerobics and lap swimming. Sessions take place at 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays...
Art and business programs highlighted at Linton-Stockton School Board meeting (05/18/15)
It was a night of art and business at the Linton-Stockton Board of School Trustees meeting Monday evening as the high school's art and business programs presented information regarding their departments. Art teacher Jennifer Grimes brought students Austin Hewger and Rylie Mayfield to assist with her presentation. ...
Bridge beams to be traveling to I-69 construction site, escorted by ISP (05/18/15)
Progress on construction of I-69 may slow traffic at times when bridge beams for the new highway move through the area this week and again in a couple of weeks. Matt Hamilton, director of transportation for Prestress Transportation LLC reported that four bridge beams were scheduled to be transported on Monday, depending on weather conditions...
Linton makes Niche list of top 10 places to live in Indiana (05/18/15)
According to Niche, an online company which offers rankings and statistics on every neighborhood and city in the United States, the city of Linton ranked in the top ten on their list of "Best towns in Indiana." The way Niche compiles their score for the best towns in Indiana is by ten weighted factors, which include: weather, outdoor activities, health and fitness, crime and safety, jobs, housing, community education, easiest commute, and things to do...
DNR Tips: How to deal with nuisance wild animals (05/18/15)
Nuisance wild animals are a common problem in the spring. Hoosiers have several options for dealing with them. Calling a licensed wild animal control company is one. For the name of a licensed company, visit wildlife.IN.gov/2351.htm. Hoosier landowners or tenants also can trap and release or kill (using legal methods) raccoons, skunks, opossums, squirrels, beavers, muskrats, minks, long-tailed weasels, gray squirrels, fox squirrels, red foxes and gray foxes on their own property without a permit if these animals are damaging that property. ...
Annual Bloomfield Paint the Park Art Festival seeking vendors (05/18/15)
Artists and craftsmen are needed to display and sell their creations at the upcoming Paint the Park Bloomfield Art Festival. This will be the sixth year the event has taken place at the Bloomfield Town Park. This year, it will be held on Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and will feature a variety of artworks created by local artists, along with live entertainment and art contests that are open to the public...
Worthington man jailed on drug charges after evading trooper, crashing car (05/18/15)
A 25-year-old Worthington man was booked into jail Friday on drug charges and other felony and misdemeanor counts after he crashed his car into a pole east of Worthington, trying to evade a state trooper attempting to stop him for speeding. Chad A. Phillips is being held on possession of a Schedule II controlled substance - a Level 6 felony; resisting law enforcement with a vehicle -- a Level 6 felony; obstruction of justice, tampering with evidence -- a Level 6 felony; driving while suspended with a prior conviction -- a Class A misdemeanor; possession of paraphernalia -- a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of marijuana -- a class B misdemeanor.. .....
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (05/18/15)
Friday, May 15 - Chad Allen Phillips, 25, Worthington, was arrested on the preliminary charges of possession of Marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, obstruction of justice, resisting law enforcement using a deadly weapon, and driving while suspended. He is being held without bond. Indiana State Police Trooper Richard Klun was the arresting officer...
PACE Community Action Agency CEO to be honored by Knox County Chamber (05/18/15)
Vincennes - The Knox County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the recipient of the Chamber's "Woman in Business" award; Dr. Bertha Proctor, she exemplifies the qualifications the KCCC believes the Award winner should have. She has made significant contributions to the success of her profession and uses her energy to improve the community in which she lives and exhibits distinction, inspiration, and inventiveness in her profession and has inspired others to become outstanding in their field. ...
May is Teacher's Appreciation Month; Teacher's Warehouse is accepting donations (05/15/15)
The month of May might represent many different things to different people, especially with graduations on the horizon, but May is also known as Teacher's Appreciation Month. To show appreciation for the teachers of Greene County, consider giving a donation to the Teacher's Warehouse...
Crane Naval Engineers Honored (05/15/15)
For the second year in a row, Crane's American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), Southern Indiana Section NSWC, has been recognized with the SOY (Section of the Year) Award, presented at the ASNE Day 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. ASNE-SI Chairman Maroof Quarashi said this was an important award for the local ASNE...
IRS Phone Scam tops list of 2015 complaints; Next 'Do Not Call' list sign-up deadline is May 19 (05/15/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The IRS phone scam is the most common telephone privacy complaint being reported to the Attorney General's Office in 2015, said Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller. It is one of the fastest-growing and most widespread call scams the Office has seen in recent years, surpassing the common credit repair or "Rachel from Cardholder Services" scam for the first time...
Linton community to say goodbye to the Roths (05/15/15)
After nearly 13 years of service to Greene County as pastors at Saron United Church of Christ, Mike and Erica Roth have been called to serve another congregation. This Sunday will be the last for the Roths at Saron. A going away celebration will be held at the church Sunday at 2 p.m...
Shakamak Good Samaritan Center celebrates with prom (05/15/15)
Shakamak Good Samaritan Center celebrated the end of National Nursing Home week with a prom. Residents, their friends, and their families voted for Prom Queen and Prom King by placing pennies into designated jars for each candidate. The candidates who raised the most pennies won. The money raised will help fund a new ice cream machine for the residents...
Jasonville native to serve as police chief in California (05/15/15)
Dale Mondary has been chosen to serve as Police Chief for the City of Desert Hot Springs, Calif. Mondary is currently a Captain with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, where he serves as the Commander of the Morongo Basin Station and Chief of Police for the Town of Yucca Valley and the City of Twentynine Palms, all in Calif.....
Rise Broadband is the new name for T6 (05/15/15)
Indiana -- Rise Broadband is the new brand name for T6; continuing its commitment of providing high-speed wireless Internet and digital phone service in suburban and rural areas surrounding Linton, the Greene County area and other locations in western Indiana...
IHSAA Boys' Track & Field Sectional

Photos of the boys sectional

IHSAA Girls' Track & Field Sectional

Photos of the Girls Track Sectionals

Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference girls tennis championship at North Daviess

SWIAC golf championship at Phil Harris 05-16-15

Celebrate National Nursing Home Week

To celebrate National Nursing Home Week, several nursing homes around the county are holding a variety of events for their residents and their families. Among those celebrating are the Lyons Health and Living Center. On Monday afternoon, the Lyons...