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Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014
Linton Police Department Activity Log (09/16/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 13 calls and incidents on Monday, September 15, including one alarm, three complaints about animals, one drive-off theft, one fight in progress, one property issue, two other thefts, two traffic stops and two welfare checks...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (09/16/14)
* September 15 -- Megan Anne Nonte, 31, Bloomfield, was arrested on a warrant issued for an alleged probation violation. She was being held without bond. Greene County Sheriff's Special Deputy Karen Oliphant was the arresting officer.
BMV Announces Excise Tax Refund (09/16/14)
Indianapolis, Ind.-- Don Snemis, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) announced today that the BMV has determined that some customers are entitled to excise tax refunds. The BMV will work with the Indiana Department of Revenue to issue those refunds...
Commissioners approve emergency planning committee for courthouse (09/16/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Greene County Commissioners received an update on a pending grant application and approved the formation of an Ad-Hoc committee to establish an emergency plan for the Greene County Courthouse during their regular meeting Tuesday morning...
UPDATED: Fire in abandoned trailer (09/15/14)
There were no injuries reported during a fire in a abandoned trailer on Linton's northwest side Monday morning. According to Linton Fire Chief Brad Sparks an employee of a nearby business, Lonnie Land, reported the fire at 1374 W. Eckles Ave. around 8:30 a.m...
Plans are set for the 50th Annual Scotland Festival (09/15/14)
The 50th Scotland Festival Celebration will be held this Saturday at the quaint village located on the southern part of the county near the intersection of US 231, I69, and Hwy 45-58. The event will kick off at 7 a.m. with the annual Breakfast served by the Taylor Township Volunteer Fire Department at the new fire station...
Greene County Sports Network Broadcast Schedule (09/15/14)
VOLLEYBALL: WRV at Bloomfield 7:15 p.m. Airtime VOLLEYBALL: Eastern-Greene at Linton 7:15 p.m. Airtime LINTON YOUTH FOOTBALL Springer Insurance vs McDonalds 12:50 p.m. Airtime Bobe's Pizza vs Hoosier Hit 2:15 p.m. Airtime Sons of American Legion vs Welch & Cornett Airtime 3:30 p.m. Airtime...
Community Notes (09/15/14)
September 10 - September 19 The Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center is hosting a Fall Open Art Show for the Linton Fall Arts Festival weekend. You may submit up to three pieces of art of any medium (even LEGO art) to the Carnegie Center anytime starting Wednesday, September 10 through Friday, September 19 from 10 a.m. ...
Thanks from the senior golfers (09/15/14)
A big thank you to the following sponsors who made our Seniors Golf League Banquet a success and enjoyable, and to our members, and wives, who assisted us: Pioneer Seed Corn, Suburban Propane (Bloomfield), Edward Jones Investments (Randall Brown), Edward Jones Investments (Terry Meek), Main Street Sports (Bloomfield), Farmers and Mechanics (Bloomfield), Primitive Decor and More (Bloomfield), Bloomfield Dairy Queen, Bloomfield State Bank, Bloomfield Hi-Lift Jack, Jenkins and Sons Funeral Homes, Country Mart (Lyons), Don Miller, Greene County General Hospital, Casa Seville Restaurant (Bloomfield), Pizza Hut (Linton), Arby's, McDonald's, Monical's Pizza (Linton), Main Source Bank, La Fiesta Restaurant (Linton), Peggy Shonk, Bradfield's (Bloomfield), Floyd's Flowers (Bloomfield), Bobe's Pizza (Switz City), Terry Mcculoch, Larry Waggoner, Worthington American Legion, Shields Hardware (Linton), State Farm Insurance, The Front Porch Restaurant (Worthington), First Security Insurance, Phil Harris Pro Shop (Bart Beard), Crane Credit Union, Linton Sporting Goods, Baesler's (Linton), Southside Express (Linton), First Financial Bank (Worthington), Route 67 Diner (Worthington), Generations, Vincennes Golf Course, Farmhouse Kreations, Mimmie and Company, The Cupboard Antiques, Owen County Bank, and Board of Directors: Don Wells (Worthington), Norvin Goodman (Linton), Joe Hart (Bloomfield), and Rex Kirchoff (Bloomfield).. ...
Superheroes run for Bloomfield Pool fundraiser (09/13/14)
BLOOMFIELD - Superman, the Ninja Turtles, and Batman and The Joker were out in force on a crisp fall-like day running and walking in the Super Hero 5k Walk/Run in support of the Bloomfield Fill the Pool Committee. The day began overcast but the skies cleared becoming bright and sunny. ...
ISP investigating homicide west of Elnora (09/13/14)
Daviess County (Elnora): The Indiana State Police is investigating an early morning homicide one mile west of Elnora. At 5:09 A.M., a State Trooper responded to a call of a traffic accident with injuries on County Road 300 East, approximately one quarter mile south of State Road 58. ...
Truck overturned north of Jasonville Saturday (09/13/14)
Law enforcement and emergency personnel were on the scene of a crash Saturday afternoon where a truck had overturned on State Road 59 north of Jasonville...
ISP, FBI, IMPD investigators execute search warrant in Linton; 79-year-old man arrested, accused of child porn (09/12/14)
A 79-year-old man was taken into custody Wednesday morning when detectives from the Internet Crimes Against Children task force and computer forensic examiners from the Indiana State Police Cyber Crimes Unit and the FBI swooped into a Linton business with a search warrant. When the officers entered the business, they found the man sitting at the computer that allegedly contained numerous files containing child pornography...
Sunday in the Park in Lyons is a thank you to the community (09/12/14)
LYONS -- The seventh annual Sunday in the Park will take place this weekend at the Lyons Park from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. A meal consisting of ham and beans and chili will be served free of charge along with side items, desserts and drinks. Greene County Sheriff Terry Pierce will be providing live entertainment with his band Hole in the Wall, starting at 12:30 p.m...
Trap Shoot to be resurrected in Linton (09/12/14)
Members from around the community arrived at the Linton Conservation Club this week to talk about the possibility of resurrecting the trap shooting range on the site. The act of trap shooting is where participants will fire at moving targets, most often clay pigeons...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (09/12/14)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 78 calls and incidents September 8-12 including four abandoned vehicles, three property damage accidents, four accidents involving personal injury, six alarms, one complaint about an animal, five assists to other agencies, two assists to the public, one burglary, one incident of criminal mischief, four domestic disputes, one drug-related incident, one fight in progress, one report of harassment, three complaints involving juveniles, one noise complaint, one open door, six reckless drivers, three road hazards, four reports of suspicious activity, four thefts, one reported threat, two title checks, eight traffic stops, one inmate transport, one trespassing incident, three warrants served and three welfare checks.. ...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (09/12/14)
September 12 -- Richard James Wilkins, 51, Indianapolis, was arrested on a warrant issued out of another county on a parole revocation. He was being held without bond. Linton Police Officer Tom Jerrels was the arresting officer. September 12 -- Ronald D. Hertaus, 51, Jasonville, was arrested on preliminary charges of battery resulting in bodily injury and intimidation. Bond information not available. Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Bobby Pierce was the arresting officer...
Bloomfield Fill the Pool Committee to hold fund raisers for pool renovation (09/12/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Bloomfield Fill the Pool Committee is holding a fun filled day of fundraising to help raise the estimated $800,000 that will be needed to rebuild the Bloomfield Pool. On Saturday, September 13, the committee will start the fundraising festivities with a Super Hero 5k Walk/Run, where participants off all ages can dress as their favorite super hero or villain to support the Bloomfield Pool...
Lambermont retains defense attorney; Prosecutor to seek enhanced sentence in murder case (09/11/14)
Doug Lambermont of Jasonville, accused of the murder of Derek Fulford of Jasonville, has retained Criminal Defense Attorney Jessie A. Cook to represent him when his case goes to trial. Cook was in the Greene County Courthouse Wednesday and filed her appearance in the case in Greene Superior Court...
WRV plays first home soccer match (09/11/14)
The clouds were overcast and a cold breeze came from the north as White River Valley hosted their first home soccer match in school history, but that did not deter fans and students from coming out and showing support for their home team. Across the bleachers, members from around the community, faculty, parents, and students proudly wore the school colors of blue and white and cheered enthusiastically for every offensive maneuver...
Shakamak School Board names baseball coach (09/11/14)
JASONVILLE -- Shakamak baseball has a new face as Todd Gambill was approved as the program's varsity coach at Monday night's meeting of the Metropolitan School District of Shakamak Board of School Trustees meeting. Gambill previously coached baseball and football at Union High School. He will be assisted by Jeremy Yeryar. Both approvals came with a 4-0 vote with board member Jim Yeryar abstaining...
West Boggs renovation should bring anglers (09/11/14)
LOOGOOTEE - The renovation of West Boggs Lake in Loogootee will not only restore fishing conditions, but also is expected to revive the lake's contribution to the local economy. West Boggs Lake was once a premier bluegill and bass fishing lake, drawing anglers from 81 Indiana counties, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio. Anglers spent an estimated $1.1 million in the local community in 1999, according to a DNR survey...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (09/11/14)
September 10 -- Donald Paul Turpen, 79, Sullivan, was arrested on preliminary charges of child solicitation. His bond was set at $70,000 surety with ten percent allowed. September 10 -- Jacob Martin Freeze, 23, Farmersburg, was arrested on warrants issued in two cases, both on preliminary charges of driving while suspended with a prior. His bond was set at $10,000 surety with ten percent allowed. Greene County Sheriff's Lt. Bryan Woodall was the arresting officer...
Names of thousands read at 9/11 commemoration (09/11/14)
NEW YORK (AP) -- With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attack. Family and friends of those who died read the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed in New York, at the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania...
Appeals Court upholds Jordan Buskirk's 81-year sentence in Wolfe slaying (09/11/14)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld an 81-year prison sentence given to a man convicted of abducting and killing a 19-year-old woman and dumping her body in a rural lake last year. The court said Jordan Buskirk's sentence was appropriate. He pleaded guilty in Greene Superior Court in December to charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit rape and criminal confinement in the death of Katelyn Wolfe...
Community Building construction underway (09/10/14)
SWITZ CITY-- It's been two years full of design changes, funding searches and value engineering reviews, but the proposed upgrade and renovation of the old 4-H Building into The Greene County Community Building officially became a reality with a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday afternoon.....
Bloomfield Town Council to move forward with budget and approves new golf cart ordinance (09/10/14)
The Bloomfield Town Council met for the 2015 Budget Hearing on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Bloomfield Town Hall. There were no objections for the hearing and the board made a notion to continue with the budget adoption at the October meeting. Next on the agenda was the approval of the Ordinance Number 2014- 05...
Greene County Foundation Announces Grant Awards (09/10/14)
The Greene County Foundation will be recognizing the efforts and hard work of local not for profits at their 2014 Grant Awards dinner of Sept. 30. The event will highlight the 2014 grant recipients and the projects which the Foundation will be helping to fund...
UPDATED: Festival of Scarecrows (09/10/14)
Autumn brings with it an array of red and orange leaves crunching on the soil, hot apple cider warming throats, and trick-or-treaters knocking on doors. Camp fires decorate back yards, and pumpkins find themselves emptied and carved for front porches. For a citizen of Linton, the arrival of the season means all of these traditions and one found nowhere else; it also means the latest experience for the Fall Arts Festival...
Missing girl found (09/10/14)
A missing Switz City teen was found safely. Ashley Stewart, the 16 year old White River Valley student that went missing on Monday morning was found and reported to be safe on Tuesday night by the Indiana State Police. Stewart left school grounds at around 11 a.m. Monday morning and was last seen walking east along State Road 54...
Jasonville Police Department Activity Log (09/10/14)
The Jasonville Police Department's activity log for August 27 through September 3 included one abandoned vehicle, one property damage accident three assists to other agencies, two assists to the public, one battery, one burglary, two civil disputes, two domestic disputes, one assist to EMS, five extra patrols -- school, one complaint involving a juvenile, one complaint about shooting, one ticket -- state infraction, one report of suspicious activity, one theft, 11 traffic stops, and two warrants served.. ...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (09/10/14)
No new arrests.
Linton-Stockton High School Principal serves in more ways than one (09/09/14)
After high school, many of America's youth are faced with the daunting question of what they are going to do with the rest of their life, in terms of goals and careers. For many high school graduates, the military presents individuals with an array of opportunities for their future...
SAFE: GCSD and ISP searching for missing teen; located (09/09/14)
Ashley Stewart has been located earlier this evening by Greene County Sheriff's Department and Indiana State Police. --- SWITZ CITY -- The Greene County Sheriff's Department and the Indiana State Police are currently seeking information on the location of Ashley Stewart...
Lyons Town Council looking into sludge issues at sewage treatment plant (09/09/14)
The Lyon's Town Council met Tuesday evening and discussed issues with the sludge at the sewage treatment plant. Lyons Town Council President Scott Powers spoke on the efforts to fix the current issues at the facility. "I have spoke with IDEM [Indiana Department of Environmental Management] about them getting rid of our sludge. The first step is to apply for a land application permit," said Powers...
New water tower to be erected in Worthington next summer (09/09/14)
A new water tower to serve residents of Worthington is a little closer to reality thanks to a $400,000 grant and the perseverance of Eastern Heights Utilities, the Worthington Town Council and the Southern Indiana Development Commission. Kenny McIntosh of Eastern Heights attended the Worthington Council meeting Tuesday evening to thank them for their support...
Appeals on Wheels (09/09/14)
Court rooms, places known for suspense, drama, and excitement, are typically imagined as vast, wooden rooms within court houses filled with juries, benches, and hammering gavels. Indiana has changed the scenery for courts with the Appeals on Wheels program...
September is National Preparedness Month (09/09/14)
September is designated as National Preparedness Month and whether you want to believe it or not, a disaster could happen in Greene County. The emergency could spawn from anything from a tornado to a thunderstorm or blizzard. With all of that in mind, Greene County Emergency Management Agency director Roger Axe says now is a good time to make sure your home and family are ready...
Genetic Panel Screening can help save lives (09/09/14)
Every time a pain medication is prescribed, a gamble is being made. Not only is this bet potentially detrimental to one's health, it can lighten a person's wallet very quickly. Luckily for the public, a home health company has taken the gamble out of prescriptions. Using pharmacogenetics, ViaQuest, a company founded on the idea of a "quest for change", has partnered with PGXL Laboratories in order to innovate and to eliminate the chance of incorrect prescriptions being given...
Cry Out America to be hosted at Linton Humphrey's Park September 11 (09/09/14)
At Linton's Humphrey's Park, on September 11 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m., Cry Out America, a Christian group promoting prayer, will have their first prayer gathering in Greene County. The organization that is sponsoring the event is Awakening America. According to their website, awakeningamerica.us, the organization "exists in order to provide a broad umbrella under which the body of Christ in America can unite together in seeking a contemporary spiritual awakening. ...
2014 Mom Prom

The 2014 Mom Prom was held on Saturday night at the Old Bank Restaurant. The event was organized by women who serve on Greene County's Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) as a way to raise funds to help pay the expenses of Sexual Assault Nurse...

Super Hero 5K Run & Have a Bite in Bloomfield

Eastern Greene drubs North Daviess for first win

Linton-Stockton at Sullivan football game

Sixth Annual Mayor's Ride