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Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
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...
State and local police plan for safety at diesel event this weekend in Terre Haute (08/27/15)
Vigo County -- One of the Wabash Valley's premier summer events will occur this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Vigo County Fairgrounds. The Scheid Diesel Extravaganza is well known among diesel truck enthusiasts and is expected to draw a few thousand spectators and hundreds of diesel pickup trucks. .....
Greene County Health Department warns that mosquitoes in Greene County have tested positive for West Nile Virus (08/26/15)
Bloomfield -- The Greene County Health Department has received confirmation that a pool of mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile Virus in Greene County. At this time, there are 34 counties in Indiana that have tested positive for West Nile Virus...
RDL is gearing up for the biggest Fall Festival to date (08/26/15)
Rediscover Downtown Linton (RDL) is in full swing preparing for this year's Fall Festival. One of the major changes this year will be the date, which will be held on Saturday, October 10. Traditionally, the festival was held during the month of September, but Kathy Matthews of RDL said one of the reasons for the move is to not conflict with the Scotland Festival...
Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs Announces Application Round for Hometown Collaboration Initiative (08/26/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) has announced that applications for the second generation of the Hometown Collaboration Initiative (HCI) open today. Self-identified communities with up to 25,000 people that aim to develop a new generation of local leaders, promote the launch, survival, and growth of small businesses and entrepreneurs, or enhance community design and local spaces are eligible and encouraged to apply. ...
Reporter, cameraman killed on air in Virgina; suspect in hospital (08/26/15)
MONETA, Va. (AP) -- A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday by a man described as a disgruntled station employee. The man recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media as he fled the scene...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (08/26/15)
August 24 -- Travis Lee Harding, 35, Bloomington, was arrested on a warrant issued on a petition to revoke a suspended sentence. He was being held without bond. Greene County Sheriff's Special Deputy Karen Oliphant was the arresting officer. August 24 -- William Dwight Harper, 30, Springville, was arrested on a warrant issued for alleged failure to appear. His bond was set at $500 cash only...
Linton man accused of stalking is behind bars (08/25/15)
A Linton man accused of stalking a woman and threatening violence is behind bars following an investigation then arrest last week. Nicholas Scott McElwee, 36, Linton, was taken into custody on Wednesday, August 19, and booked in to the Greene County Jail at 11:37 p.m. by Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Jordan Gooding...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (08/25/15)
August 24 -- Travis Lee Harding, 35, Bloomington, was arrested on a warrant issued on a petition to revoke a suspended sentence. He was being held without bond. Greene County Sheriff's Special Deputy Karen Oliphant was the arresting officer. August 24 -- William Dwight Harper, 30, Springville, was arrested on a warrant issued for alleged failure to appear. His bond was set at $500 cash only...
Helen Hunter Scholarships awarded (08/25/15)
The Greene County Foundation has selected the recipients for the Helen Hunter Scholarships. Chosen for the award were four deserving students to help them continue their education. Recipients include Joshua Axe, Avery James, Elyse Weddle, and Stephanie Edwards...
Mom Prom tickets now available (08/25/15)
It's that time of year again for the ladies of Greene County to break out their best prom attire to prepare for the annual Mom Prom. The Mom Prom is a fundraising event to help pay the expenses for sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) nurses at the Greene County General Hospital.....
Reach for the Stars - Dance! winner announced (08/25/15)
The second annual "Reach for the Stars -- Dance!" is a dance competition fundraiser which took place on Saturday, and Tracy Keen of State Farm in Linton was this year's winner. The event featured five local stars who volunteered to dance in a competition...
Senior Connections: Chamberlains enjoy retirement by building miniature replica churches (08/25/15)
Since 2008, Fred and Shirley Chamberlain have enjoyed their retirement at their new home offset on Highway 54 in between Switz City and Linton. During these years, they have had time to relax and time to explore new interests. One interest they share is building miniature replica churches.....
Wannabe robber, armed with a gun, runs after confronted by bar customer armed with a pool stick (08/25/15)
A man wearing a hoodie with a bandana over his face, armed with a gun, a "wannabe" robber, turned around and ran out of a Linton business early Monday when he was confronted by a customer armed with a pool stick. Linton Police Chief Troy Jerrell has confirmed that the Linton Police Department is currently investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred in the early morning hours on Monday...
Last call for Made in Greene County vendors (08/25/15)
The Greene County Tourism Advisory Board (GCTAB) will host their fourth annual Made-in-Greene-County Showcase on Saturday, September 26 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the White River Valley School and Gymnasium located on State Road 54 in Switz City. The showcase will display a variety of talents and artworks and is limited to vendors who reside only in Greene County.....
Community Notes (08/25/15)
Tuesday, August 25 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...
Linton man wanted in two counties arrested (08/24/15)
A Linton man with outstanding arrest warrants in both Greene and Sullivan counties has been arrested in Sullivan County. Joshua Tobias Cox, 22, faces preliminary charges of unlawful possession of a syringe, a Level 6 felony; possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor; and conversion, a Class A misdemeanor, according to documents filed in Sullivan Superior Court on July 14.....
STEM Teacher Recruitment grants placing more teachers in high-need subjects (08/24/15)
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is accepting applications for the STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund grants until Friday, October 2, 2015, at 5 p.m. The grant program was created by the Indiana General Assembly in 2013 to provide financial support for organizations working to recruit, prepare, place and retain educators in schools where there are shortages of teachers with appropriate training and expertise in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subject areas...
Volunteers lend a hand at Linton's Fairview Cemetery (08/24/15)
If you have family in Linton, there is a chance at least one of your ancestors has been laid to rest at Linton's Fairview Cemetery. With grave stones dating back to the early 1900s, over the years many families have sought Fairview Cemetery as an eternal resting place. But over time, relatives of families have either moved away or are no longer around, which leaves no one to care for their ancestor's tombstones...
Monday, 11:30 am: Expect traffic delays on 67/231 in Freedom area due to crash (08/24/15)
Travelers headed north out of Greene County on State Road 67/US 231 should expect slow traffic and delays as long as emergency personnel are working on the scene of a crash in the Freedom area in Owen County. Between 11 and 11:30 a.m. Monday, the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post was reporting law enforcement and rescue workers had responded to the scene of a crash involving multiple commercial vehicles with entrapment of an unknown number of occupants...
Redevelopment Commission to transfer property (08/24/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- During their meeting this week, the Redevelopment Commission Board passed a resolution authorizing the sale of land located across the road from Greene County General Hospital to Autumn Trace for a new senior living center. Last month, the board voted to properly advertise the sale of the property, and as of Thursday, August 20 they did not receive any other offers...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (08/24/15)
August 22 -- Terry Christopher Collins, 27, Dugger, was arrested on a warrant issued for alleged failure to appear. He was being held without bond. Linton Police Officer Chad Crynes was the arresting officer. August 22 -- Paul J. Green, 51, Lewis, was arrested on a warrant issued out of another county. His bond was set at $1,500 surety with ten percent allowed. Linton Police Officer Nick Yingling was the arresting officer...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (08/24/15)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 63 calls and incidents on Friday, August 21, through Sunday, August 23, including three abandoned vehicles, five property damage accidents, three accidents involving personal injury, two alarms, five complaints about animals, five assists to other agencies, one assist to the public, one battery, two civil disputes, one incident of criminal mischief, one domestic dispute, one drug-related incident, three assists to EMS, one fight in progress, one fraud investigation, one report of harassment, two complaints involving juveniles, one report of a missing person, three reckless drivers, four road hazards, three reports of suspicious activity, five thefts, three traffic stops, one inmate transport, two trespassing incidents and three welfare checks.. ...
Governor declares August 23-29 as Rail Safety Week (08/24/15)
Indianapolis - Governor Mike Pence declared August 23 through August 29, 2015 as Indiana Rail Safety Week. Indiana Operation Lifesaver, Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), local law enforcement and railroad companies have partnered together to raise public awareness about the dangers of disregarding railroad crossings laws and trespassing on railroad property...
Community Notes (08/22/15)
Saturday, August 22 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...
Apple Festival now accepting applications for pageant (08/21/15)
The Bloomfield Chapter Order of the Eastern Star (OES) will be hosting the Bloomfield Apple Festival Little Miss, Little Mister and their Court contest again this year. All Greene County children through the age of six are invited to participate in the contest that will be judged on September 26 in the Bloomfield Town Park South Shelter house at 4 p.m. and the winners will be announced later that day...
Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Library selected for scholarship (08/21/15)
The Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) have released a list of 13 libraries across the state selected to receive a scholarship from MCLA. Included on the list is the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library. The scholarship will allow representatives from the libraries to attend the 2015 Harwood/ALA Public Innovators Lab in Detroit, Michigan from October 14-16...
Ready for some football? Watch Linton Miners live online tonight (08/21/15)
Federal, state officials celebrate opening of Indiana Rail Road's White River Bridge (08/21/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly, Indiana 8th District Congressman Larry Bucshon and Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann headlined a celebration of rail investment and economic development August 20 at the grand opening of Indiana Rail Road's new White River Bridge...
IU Art Museum provides cultural haven for visitors (08/21/15)
For the art enthusiast and the cultural connoisseur, the Indiana University Art Museum is a one stop location in Southern Indiana where visitors can explore artwork by Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Claude Monet. Less than 50 miles away, the museum houses over 45,000 pieces of original art, and their encyclopedic collections contains artwork from all across the globe...
Saturday is Hi-Lift Trail Day at Redbird; benefits going to Hope for Warriors Charity (08/21/15)
Hi-Lift Jack of Bloomfield will be hosting their annual Hi-Lift Trail Day this Saturday to benefit the Hope for Warriors Charity. The event will take place from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Redbird State Recreation Area, located at 15298 West County Road 350 North in Linton.....
Saturday's 7th Annual Mayor's Ride will benefit Jasonville Park (08/21/15)
The Jasonville Park Board is gearing up for its annual Mayor's Ride -- a fundraising motorcycle ride to raise money for improvements and additions to the city park. The seventh annual Jasonville Mayor's Ride will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Jasonville City Park. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m...
Community Notes (08/21/15)
Friday, August 21 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...
Parkapalooza promises fun in Bloomfield on Saturday (08/20/15)
If you're looking for something fun to do Saturday, check out the Parkapalooza Relays in Bloomfield. Proceeds from the event, sponsored by the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce, will benefit upgrades to the Bloomfield Town Park as well as the Bloomfield Fill the Pool project.....
Newberry Festival makes its annual appearance (08/20/15)
The Newberry Festival will make its annual arrival this weekend for the 24th year. The festivities will kick off Friday at noon. A variety of vendors will be set up throughout the weekend offering an assortment of merchandise. A Star Karaoke contest will take place from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. and a 50/50 drawing will begin at 7 p.m.....
Saturday is Hi-Lift Trail Day at Redbird; benefits going to Hope for Warriors Charity (08/20/15)
Hi-Lift Jack of Bloomfield will be hosting their annual Hi-Lift Trail Day this Saturday to benefit the Hope for Warriors Charity. The event will take place from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Redbird State Recreation Area, located at 15298 West County Road 350 North in Linton...
Bucshon to hold U.S. Service Academy Information Session (08/20/15)
EVANSVILLE -- Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) will hold an informational session for all high school students interested in applying to one of the U.S. Service Academies on Saturday, August 22, 2015. The U.S. Service Academy Day will take place at VU Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics - 8100 South U.S. Highway 41 Fort Branch, Indiana 47648 on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 11: a.m. CT. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. CT...
Early morning break in at Markle's Music results in smashed window and stolen guitar (08/20/15)
The Linton Police Department was on the scene at Markle's Music early in downtown Linton Thursday morning investigating a smash and grab theft involving a broken window. Linton Police Chief Troy Jerrell said during the very early hours of Thursday, an object was used to smash the outside display window. After breaking a window, a guitar was removed from the music store...
Power outage to occur at midnight on far east side of Linton (08/20/15)
Residents and businesses on the far east side of Linton will experience a power outage late tonight (Thursday) around midnight that's expected to last for a couple of hours, but could last as long as four hours. City Utilities Operations Manager Brent Slover said fliers giving notice of the outage are being distributed to businesses, and as many residences as possible, that will be affected...