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Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
Kevin Griffin to be inducted into Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame (01/29/15)
Griffin has been playing music since 1964 and over the years he has played in a variety of bands. On February 8, at the V.F.W. Post 972 in Terre Haute, Griffin will be inducted into the Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame. The Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame was first formed in 1994 and over the years, the Hall of Fame has continued to induct musicians who have spent most of their life dedicated to the craft...
Greene County Sports Talk: Girls Sectional Show to be broadcast Monday (01/29/15)
Sunday afternoon's prelude to Super Bowl LXIX is the Indiana Girls Basketball State Tournament Pairings Show. The 40th annual 90-minute event will be televised on Fox Sports Indiana, and live streamed at IHSAATV.org at 4 p.m. Approximately 24 hours later, Greene County Daily World Sports Editor B.J. Hargis and Sports Writer Terry "The Swing" Schwinghammer will join Greene County Sports Network's Rick Hudson and Gregg Orman for a local round-table discussion of the tournament draw...
Three suspects, accused of brutally beating two women, jailed without bond (01/28/15)
Three people accused of what amounts to a brutal beating of two women last Thursday night are currently sitting in the Greene County Jail without bond. They are awaiting court appearances on a long list of serious felony counts. Numerous officers have been involved in this case in an investigation led by Greene County Sheriff's Detective James O'Malley...
UPDATED: Greene County Sports Network Broadcast Schedule (01/28/15)
Jackson Creek MS at BLOOMFIELD 7th Grade Pre-Game 5:40 pm Jackson Creek MS at BLOOMFIELD 8th Grade to follow SWIAC BOYS LINTON at EASTERN GREENE Pre-Game 7:15 pm Girls' SWIAC Varsity only North Daviess at BLOOMFIELD Pre-Game 11:40 am Greene County Sports Girls' Sectional Draw Show 4:15 pm from Grip's Pizza...
George Skeel announces candidacy for Linton City Council (01/28/15)
George Skeel has announced his candidacy for the Linton City Council, Precinct 7. Skeel will be running on the Democratic ticket. Skeel and his wife Julia (Moss) have lived in Linton all of their married life in Precinct 7 for the last 49 years. They are the parents of one daughter, Sandy Cox, and one granddaughter...
Updated on Wednesday: Candidate Filings for 2015 Municipal Elections (01/28/15)
Clerk-Treasurer R-Sondra Thompson Town Council Ward 1 No candidate Town Council Ward 2 No candidate Town Council Ward 3 No candidate Town Council Ward 4 No candidate Clerk-Treasurer D-Gloria Klass Town Board District 1 R-Tom Franklin Town Board District 2...
Solid Waste Board starts off 2015 with new leadership, update on Linton facility (01/28/15)
SWITZ CITY -- The Greene County Solid Waste Board began the new year by selecting new leadership and getting an update on current facilities. After welcoming new member, Greene County Councilman Roger Weaver, the panel selected Ed Michael to serve as president in 2015, Nathan Abrams to continue as vice-president and Rick Graves to remain as board secretary...
New business owner appreciates the people, and the peace and quiet, of Bloomfield (01/28/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- When you walk into the Picnic Basket convenience store in Bloomfield you might not know it, but there's a new man in charge. Sanjay "Sunny" Patel purchased the store and the adjoining Sleepy Hollow Inn from Don Wilson of Bloomfield and says he's found the people of Bloomfield to very nice despite not being aware of his native land - India...
Bloomfield Family Literacy Night a Huge Success (01/28/15)
BLOOMFIELD - On Jan. 22 the Bloomfield Elementary School sponsored Family Literacy Night. The event was held to encourage people to be excited to read and learn. There were nearly 150 participants that attended, including parents, grandparents, children, and teachers...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (01/28/15)
No new arrests.
French Lick Resort reports payment system breach (01/28/15)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- French Lick Resort has informed its customers about a about a possible breach of its credit card payment system. The Evansville Courier & Press reports (http://bit.ly/1JDJThw) Tuesday the resort determined after a review that malware was introduced into the payment system and card numbers may have been compromised...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (01/28/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 13 calls and incidents on Tuesday, January 27, including one assist to the public, one battery, one incident of criminal mischief, one missing person, one reckless driver, three thefts, one reported threat, one traffic stop and two transports...
Former U.S. Rep. John Myers dead at 87; Served Indiana's 7th District for 15 terms (01/28/15)
COVINGTON -- Former U.S. Rep. John Myers, who represented western Indiana's 7th District for three decades, has died. Owner Robert Shelby of Shelby Funeral Home in Covington says the 87-year-old Myers died Tuesday morning in his home following a brief illness...
Community Notes (01/27/15)
Thursday, January 29 The Greene County Tourism Advisory Board invites you to its annual social event to celebrate the progress and success of our ongoing efforts to promote Greene County. The board will also hold their first Annual Meeting along with this event to share meeting dates and goals for 2015. ...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (01/27/15)
January 26 -- Matthew William Farris, 29, Dugger, was arrested on preliminary charges of aggravated battery, battery, robbery, theft and intimidation. His bond was set at $39,000 surety with ten percent allowed. Greene County Sheriff's Detective James O'Malley was the arresting officer...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (01/27/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 20 calls and incidents on Monday, January 26, including one alarm, two complaints about animals, three assists to other agencies, three assists to the public, one child neglect case, one report of harassment, one report of suspicious activity, one reported threat, four title checks and one transport...
Greene County native honored on Veterans quilt hanging in Indiana War Memorial Museum (01/27/15)
Nestled among the grand and towering war memorials in downtown Indianapolis hangs a freshly made quilt emblazoned with the mostly black-and-white photos of veterans, some gone and some still with us, including one Greene County native. The veterans' tribute quilt was designed and made by Grace Atherton and features more than 60 images. Atherton, who now lives in Anderson but is from rural Shelby County, started the project several years ago inspired by her father's military service...
Lamb Jam Festival is seeking ministries for its August event (01/27/15)
The Lamb Jam Music Festival is currently seeking ministries to participate in its sixth annual event slated for August of this year in Linton's Humphreys Park. Virgil Franklin has been an organizer of the festival since its inception and is asking for any ministry interested in participating in this year's event to contact him via the Lamb Jam website...
New owners purchase the Sullivan Daily Times (01/27/15)
For the first time in more than four decades, the Sullivan Daily Times changed family ownership last weekend, while continuing a tradition of keeping the paper locally owned. "When I knew that Tom and Nancy (Gettinger) wanted to sell, I felt it was important that it remain locally owned, and it was important to them, as well," said Jim Exline, president of the newly formed Kelk Publishing LLC. "It's a very good paper for a community our size."...
Political signs are regulated: Believe it or not (01/27/15)
As the 2015 municipal elections near -- namely the May primary -- it won't be long before we once again are inundated with those pesky, distracting political signs. When elections grow near, they seem to spring up like corn in July and potholes after a long, frigid winter...
No blizzard in our future, for now at least (01/27/15)
For the time being, the Wabash Valley is unlikely to find itself under the heavy blanket of snow and ice that is currently plaguing New England and the eastern seaboard. With warmer temperatures and drier air in the region, the chance for the record-setting amounts of snow are slim according to meteorologists Robyn King of WTWO-TV and Lindsey Monroe of WTHI-TV in Terre Haute...
Indiana State Police Polygraph Unit receives accreditation (01/27/15)
Indianapolis - Recently, the Indiana State Police Polygraph Unit was bestowed the honor of becoming the first polygraph accredited agency in the State of Indiana. The unit was accredited by the Polygraph Law Enforcement Accreditation (PLEA). The PLEA program ensure law enforcement agencies that their polygraph programs are employing standardized practices that provide a level of service that is ethical, professional, and offers reliable results to the jurisdictions served. ...
Indiana wins approval of plan to cover 350,000 uninsured Hoosiers (01/27/15)
INDIANAPOLIS--Governor Mike Pence announced today that the State has received approval from the federal government to use an updated version of the consumer-driven Healthy Indiana Plan known as HIP 2.0 instead of Medicaid to offer access to quality health care to 350,000 uninsured Hoosiers. The Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) will begin taking applications immediately, and coverage will begin February 1...
Former NSWC Crane Commander Dies (01/27/15)
The Crane community is saddened by news of the recent death of a former commanding officer, Retired US Navy Captain Charles LaSota. The Bloomfield resident, who led Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) from July of 2008 to October of 2011, passed away Monday, Jan. 26 after struggling with pancreatic cancer...
Local Growers' Guild to host Winter Gathering (01/27/15)
BLOOMINGTON - The Local Growers' Guild will host its annual Winter Gathering on Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Harmony School, located at 909 East 2nd Street in Bloomington. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from experts, meet new people, and network...
UPDATED: Closings and Delays for Tuesday (01/27/15)
Eastern Greene Schools - Two hour delay Bloomfield Schools - Two hour delay, no morning preschool Shakamak Schools - Two hour delay Linton-Stockton Schools - Two hour delay WRV Schools - Two hour delay, no morning kindergarten
Greene County General Hospital in national publication; Employees help others on Friends Friday (01/27/15)
Each year, the American Hospital Association distributes a Community Connections publication to every hospital in the United States as a way to "spark initiatives." This year, Greene County General Hospital is featured in the magazine as one out of 16 Indiana hospitals...
NWS Special Weather Statement: Patchy Freezing Drizzle (01/27/15)
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN 344 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015 INZ021-028>031-035>040-043>048-051>056-060>065-067>072-271300- CARROLL-WARREN-TIPPECANOE-CLINTON-HOWARD-FOUNTAIN-MONTGOMERY- BOONE-TIPTON-HAMILTON-MADISON-VERMILLION-PARKE-PUTNAM-HENDRICKS-...
Two people accused of making up a story about a robbery (01/26/15)
A warrant was issued Monday out of Greene Superior Court for the arrest of Michael Allen Bailey of Hymera on a preliminary charge of false informing. Bailey and another individual, Crystal L. Waggoner of Jasonville, are accused of making up a story. They allegedly provided officers from the Linton Police Department with mis-information about a robbery that officers say never took place...
Linda Bedwell announces candidacy in upcoming Linton mayoral election (01/26/15)
Linda Bedwell has announced her candidacy for the office of Linton mayor on the Democratic ticket. Bedwell is a life-long resident of Linton and is married to William Bedwell. Bedwell is a graduate of Linton-Stockton High School with the class of 1975 and she is an owner of Bedwell Sewer Service...
Bloomfield woman arrested in ISP meth lab bust in Sullivan County (01/26/15)
Sullivan County -- At 11:30 a.m. Monday, community tips and other investigative information led Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Troopers from the Putnamville Post to a residence at 608 North Pennsylvania Street in Shelburn. Troopers were looking for possible methamphetamine production or related activity. During their investigation, troopers found the end process of meth manufacturing, along with items commonly used in the production and use of methamphetamine...
Jerry Frye to lead Greene County Council in 2015 (01/26/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Greene County Council welcomed two new members and selected new leadership during their first session of 2015 late Monday afternoon. By a unanimous vote, Councilman Jerry Frye was chosen to take over the president's seat vacated by Ed Cullison, who chose not to run for another term...
UPDATED Breaking News: Bedwell files to run for Linton Mayor; Kaiser to run for Linton City Council (01/26/15)
BLOOMFIELD ­-- According to Greene County Voter Registration Clerk Marjorie Cullison, Linton City Councilwoman for District 4, Linda Bedwell, has filed the paperwork to run for the office of Mayor of Linton. She joins incumbent John Wilkes and challenger Billie Jo Mason in the race for the Democratic nomination...
IDEM cites erosion problems on Section 4 of I-69 in Monroe County (01/26/15)
Failure to install proper sediment control measures. Failure to utilize runoff control measures. Failure to take corrective action in a timely manner since it took 17 days to address issues associated with a stream and a sinkhole. Those are some of the Water Quality Certification observations in just one report prepared by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management...
Nonte joins Greene County Health-WestGate staff (01/26/15)
Greene County Health-WestGate is pleased to announce Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Autumn Nonte has joined its practice. Autumn joins Certified Physician Assistant Mendy Mullis at the family practice clinic located at 1985 East Freedom Drive in the Greene County portion of the WestGate at Crane Technology Park...
I-69 Bridge Beam Deliveries to Slow Traffic (01/26/15)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Drivers should continue to watch for oversize loads slowing traffic in Greene and Monroe counties as bridge beams are delivered for Interstate 69. In particular, drivers should watch for slow-moving beams on State Roads 37 and 45...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (01/26/15)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 91 calls and incidents January 19-22 including one abandoned vehicle, six property damage accidents, two accidents with personal injury, four alarms, two complaints about animals, one assist to another agency, four assists to the public, two batteries, one burglary, two child custody issues, one civil paper served, one incident of criminal mischief, four domestic disputes, two drug-related incidents, three assists to EMS, four extra patrols, one fight in progress, one harassment, eight reckless drivers, two road hazards, nine reports of suspicious activity, six thefts, two reported threats, one title check, ten traffic stops, six inmate transports, one warrant served and one welfare check.. ...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (01/26/15)
January 22 -- Caroline Lee Johnson, 53, Crane, was arrested on a warrant issued on an alleged probation violation. She was being held without bond. January 23 -- Christopher Douglas Henry, 36, Newberry, was arrested on a warrant issued on preliminary charges of intimidation and domestic battery. Bond information not available. He was released later the same day. Greene County Sheriff's Jail Officer Ken Conolty was the arresting officer...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (01/26/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 15 calls and incidents on Thursday, January 22, including one property damage accident, two complaints about animals, four assists to other agencies, three assists to the public, one report of suspicious activity, two traffic stops and one welfare check...
UPDATED: John Ray Correll announces candidacy in Linton mayoral election (01/26/15)
John Ray Correll has announced his candidacy for the upcoming Linton Mayoral election. Correll, a graduate of LSHS (Class of 68), has had a successful career in the mining industry, as well as government service. "I have been very fortunate in my career by having the opportunities to work for successful companies (Peabody Coal and Amax Coal, as well as iron ore producer Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.) with dedicated men and women," Correll said.....
Linton Girls vs Sullivan Basketball

Photos of the Linton Girls vs Sullivan Basketball Game

Scenes from the 2015 Linton Trade Festival, hosted by the Buck Creek Muzzleloader's Club

Pictured are scenes from the annual Linton Trade Fair, hosted by the Buck Creek Muzzleloader's Club. The event ran from Saturday, January 24 to Sunday January 25 at the Roy Clark Community Building in Linton's Humphreys Park. Admission for the event...

Bloomfield junior varsity boys basketball coach Kyle von Almen

Bloomfield vs. Eastern Greene five overtime boys basketball game

Eastern Greene Girls vs Shakamak

Photos of the Shakamak vs Eastern Greene Basketball game