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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Linton Police Department Activity Log (07/30/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 13 calls and incidents on Tuesday, July 29, including two reports of suspicious activity, six traffic stops, one theft, two incidents of trespassing, one drive-off theft and one civil dispute.
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (07/30/14)
* July 29 -- Joseph Michael Buchanan, 46, Jasonville, was arrested on a preliminary charge of residential entry. His bond was set at $4,000 surety with ten percent allowed. Linton Police Officer Chad Crynes was the arresting officer.
Indiana man wins $1 million Lottery prize twice; once off ticket purchased in Jasonville (07/30/14)
Indianapolis - Robert Hamilton of Indianapolis is one seriously lucky guy. On July 22, Hamilton did something very few people get to do - he claimed his second $1 million Hoosier Lottery prize. Hamilton won both $1 million prizes in a span of less than three months, and he won on the same game, the Hoosier Lottery's $120 Million Cash Spectacular Scratch-off...
Retired after 30 years of teaching in Greene County, Warrick to travel and wait for next door to open (07/29/14)
For Joan Warrick, it was a tough decision to retire. Warrick, who spent the last 30 of her 40 years teaching in Greene County as an English and language arts teacher as well as the school's librarian, said her sense of ownership when it comes to instructing made the decision difficult...
Section of I-69 delayed by a year (07/29/14)
The quest to extend the 27-mile section between Crane and Bloomington of Interstate 69 -- the fourth of six sections of the road connecting Evansville with Indianapolis -- has been delayed by the Indiana Department of Transportation. According to INDOT spokesman Will Wingfield, the extension is now projected to be open by the end of 2015, almost a year later than originally hoped...
WRV Board negotiating proposal to lease trailers for offices during construction at fairgrounds (07/29/14)
After discussing the possibility and legal process to lease unused property to the Greene County Fairgrounds during construction at the fairgrounds, the White River Valley School Board has approved the negotiation of a proposal from the Greene County Commissioners...
Back to School: Bloomfield School District releases information for students and parents (07/29/14)
Bloomfield -- The first official day for students of the 2014-2015 School Year of the Bloomfield School District will be Tuesday, August 12, 2014. This will be a normal school day with the start time for elementary students and high school students at 8:10 a.m. Student hours throughout the school year are 8:10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m...
The 5th Annual Plummer River Rally kicks off this weekend (07/29/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- The 2014 Plummer River Rally will be taking place on 140 Acres of private property in rural Bloomfield. The event will start on Thursday, July 31 and will run until Sunday, August 3. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter. There is a $40 entry fee Thursday through Saturday. Early Bird Entry will be available for an additional $10 per person. This will allow entrance to the site from noon to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30...
Mosquito Pool tests positive for West Nile Virus in Linton (07/29/14)
Greene County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist, Mark Miller, has verified that a mosquito pool in Greene County tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The sample was taken on July 16 from the Linton Sewage Plant. Miller says that there have been 17 positive pool samples tested in 13 counties across Indiana...
Lamb Jam Music Festival announces lineup for Friday and Saturday (07/29/14)
The Fifth Annual Lamb Jam Music Festival is coming up in August. The event will kick off on Friday, August 1 and will continue on Saturday, August 2. The event will be from noon to 8 p.m. each day at the Roy Clark Building located in the Linton Humphrey's City Park...
Commercial vehicle driver in Sullivan County placed out of service for alcohol consumption (07/29/14)
Sullivan County -- This morning (Tuesday) at 9 a.m., Indiana State Police Senior Trooper Mark Overpeck of the ISP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, stopped a white 2015 Volvo tractor pulling a box trailer, northbound on US 41 near 500 North for a following too close violation...
Bicycle Tour for Hope to raise awareness for suicide prevention; In Jasonville on Saturday (07/29/14)
The Tour for Hope -- a bicycle ride ranging from 15 to 50 miles to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention -- will take place in Jasonville on Saturday. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Shakamak High School. Those choosing to ride 50 miles will take off at 8 a.m. Those riding 25 miles will begin at 9 a.m., while the 15-milers will start at 10 a.m. Participants will complete the ride at approximately noon when lunch is to be served...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (07/29/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 25 calls and incidents on Monday, July 28, including 15 traffic stops, two complaints about animals, two property issues, two thefts, one accident involving personal injury, one missing person, and two reports of suspicious activity...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (07/29/14)
* July 29 -- Billy Dean Mills, 21, Bedford, was transferred from work release and arrested on a new charge of possession of a controlled substance. He is being held without bond. Bloomfield Town Marshal Ken Tharp was the arresting officer.
Community Notes (07/28/14)
Tuesday, July 29 The Lyons Health and Living Center will be having a Mini Health Fair and Ice Cream Fund Raiser from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The proceeds will help with the Christmas Party. There will be booths to check blood pressure and blood glucose and more...
Council approves funding for community building (07/28/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- What appears to be the final hurdle in pursuit of a proposed upgrade and renovation to the Greene County 4-H Fairgrounds Community Building has been breached. Thanks to a 6-0 vote with one abstention, the Greene County Council approved their portion of the funding for the long-sought-after building during their monthly meeting Monday afternoon...
Monday morning traffic slow on SR45 after head-on in eastern Greene County (07/28/14)
Traveling on State Road 45 in eastern Greene County was a slow go Monday morning following a head-on collision that injured two drivers. One driver, Melissa J. Wood, 33, of Indianapolis, is facing charges for driving while suspended and driving left of the center line...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (07/28/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to nine calls and incidents on Friday, July 25, including one report of suspicious activity, one burglary, one attempted suicide, one open door, two extra patrols, one report of trespassing, one civil dispute and one theft...
Gateway project a success (07/28/14)
Saturday's Linton...Gateway to Outdoor Recreation went down in the books as a bona fide success according to Rediscover Downtown Linton spokeswoman Kristy Lewellyn. The RDL was joined by Redbird State Riding Area, Shakamak State Park, Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area and the Greene-Sullivan State Forest in providing information and activities for Saturday's day-long event...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (07/28/14)
July 25 -- Samuel P. Dawson, 46, Patricksburg, was arrested on preliminary charges involving operating a vehicle while intoxicated. His bond was set at $4,000 surety with ten percent allowed. He was released on July 26 after posting $400 cash. Worthington Deputy Marshal James Harrington was the arresting officer...
Jasonville accepting nominations for this year's Ed Sheppard Award (07/28/14)
The City of Jasonville is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Ed Sheppard Award. Each year, the award is presented for demonstrating love for Jasonville through a positive attitude, community dedication, and optimism regarding the future of the city...
Caldwell charged with murder, held without bond (07/28/14)
Jason Lee Caldwell was escorted into Greene Superior Court wearing jail stripes, handcuffs and leg shackles for his initial hearing on Monday morning. Caldwell, 35, of Solsberry, is now formally charged with the murder of David Lamm and eight other serious felonies plus he's facing three possible sentence enhancements...
Visitors enjoy a day outdoors at Linton...Gateway to Outdoor Recreation (07/26/14)
Visitors came from near and far to enjoy a day outdoors participating in Linton...Gateway to Outdoor Recreation on Saturday. The event began at the Linton City Hall and took participants to Shakamak State Park, Goose Pond State Fish and Wildlife Area, Redbird State Riding Area and the Greene-Sullivan State Forest. See highlights from the day at all locations in a photo gallery by Shad Cox - Linton...Gateway to Outdoor Recreation...
Bloomfield man injured in Thursday crash (07/26/14)
A Bloomfield man suffered head lacerations following a one-car crash on State Road 48 west of County Road 900W Thursday afternoon around 1:35 p.m. According to a report filed by Indiana State Police Trooper John Yung, Beau Justin Hash, 32, was driving his 1999 Infiniti SUV eastbound on SR 48 when he became distracted and ran off the south side of the highway...
Athletic facility construction continues (07/25/14)
Despite rain delays, construction on the new Bloomfield School District Sports Complex remains on schedule. Superintendent Dan Sichting said wet weather has caused a total of 14 days of delay, but the project is still set to be complete by September 1...
Community Notes (07/25/14)
Saturday, July 26 Serendipity, located on HWY 54 West in Linton, will be having their monthly flee market from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tastee Creations will be available for food and drinks. Email serendipityshoppe@comcast.net or call 699-2751 for details...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (07/25/14)
July 22 -- Dorris L. Cunningham, Jr., 58, Henderson, Ky., was arrested on preliminary charges involvinig operating a vehicle while intoxicated. His bond was set at $4,000 surety. He was released on July 23. Bloomfield Deputy Marshal Jordan Allor was the arresting officer...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (07/25/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to four calls and incidents on Thursday, July 24, including two property damage accidents, one alarm, and one traffic stop.
Supplies come in for new Dugger school (07/25/14)
DUGGER -- Calls for help have come in many forms for the founders of the new Dugger Union Charter School. Thanks to the efforts of a Dugger minister, a Kentucky Christian school and a large throng of volunteers, the upstart school has a few more pieces to fill the brick and mortar walls when they become a reality...
Mailbox vandals plague Bloomfield (07/25/14)
Bloomfield, Ind. -- Postal customers in the rural Bloomfield area have recently been having a lot of problems with mailbox vandalism, according to Bloomfield Postmaster Mindy Pemberton. Here are some facts and reminders about the problems of mailbox vandalism, the penalties for violators and some tips for preventing vandalism, all from the United States Postal Service:...
Cops and Kids taking applications for this year's back to school shopping trip (07/25/14)
The Fraternal Order of Police, Linton Lodge #105 will be having their annual back to school shopping trip on August 10. The program supplies underprivileged children with clothing to start the new school year. They select children in need from first grade up to eighth grade from every school corporation in Greene County...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (07/25/14)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 70 calls and incidents Monday through Friday, July 21-25, including two abandoned vehicles, six property damage accidents, two accidents involving personal injury, two alarms, two complaints about animals, two assists to the public, five civil disputes, one civil paper served, two domestic disputes, one issue involving drugs, two assists to EMS, one extra patrol, one complaint involving a juvenile, three missing persons, one noise complaint, one open door, two property damage incidents, one reckless driver, one repossession, two road hazards, one sex offense, three reports of suspicious activity, three thefts, one reported threat, three title checks, 12 traffic stops, three inmate transports, one trespassing incident, one warrant served and two welfare checks.. ...
Murder near Newark: What happened - Only one suspect accused of the homicide (07/24/14)
Within hours after investigators were called to the scene of a homicide near Newark last Saturday, July 19, they released the names of two "persons of interest" and asked for the public's assistance to locate Jason Lee Caldwell and Kevin Vern Caldwell. But when Greene County Prosecutor Jarrod Holtsclaw filed charges late Thursday afternoon, only one man, Jason Caldwell, was accused of the murder of David Lamm...
Community Notes (07/24/14)
July 21 - August 2 The Worthington Sunshine Shop is having a $10 bag sale July 21 through August 2. The sale includes books, toys, afghans, shoes, and select purses and clothing. The not for profit shop is located at 16 N Washington Street, Worthington...
Jason Lee Caldwell to be charged with the murder of David Lamm; Warrant issued; Prosecutor asking for enhanced sentences (07/24/14)
Jason Lee Caldwell will be formally charged with murder when he appears in Greene Superior Court next week for an initial hearing. On Thursday afternoon, Greene County Prosecutor Jarrod Holtsclaw filed a criminal case in Superior Court against Caldwell, accusing him of the murder of David Lamm last weekend at Lamm's home in the Newark area...
Union getting national exposure (07/24/14)
DUGGER -- The national spotlight will soon shine on the trials and tribulations of the fledging Dugger Union Charter School. Thanks to a visit from CBSSports.com national columnist Gregg Doyel, the aspirations of the upstart school will now get some exposure beyond the state lines...
Greene-Sullivan State Forest welcomes participants (07/24/14)
The Greene-Sullivan State Forest is hoping that participants in Saturday's Linton...Gateway to Outdoor Recreation will spend some time with them. While the property doesn't have anything out of the ordinary planned, Property Manager Steve Siscoe says that's no reason to bypass the State Forest during Saturday's activities...
The Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum hosts their annual Fire at the Night Iron Pour (07/24/14)
SOLSBERRY -- Saturday, July 26th the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum will be having a Cast Iron Sculpture Workshop. The community is welcome to come out for a day full of free fun. You can meet the artists of this year's Cast Iron Sculpture Workshop, make your own iron sculpture, watch the Iron Pour, and tour the Sculpture Trails...
LEGO Creator's Exhibition opening at the Carnegie (07/24/14)
The LEGO "Creator's" Exhibition 2014 is opening soon at the Carnegie with an Opening Reception set for Saturday, July 26 from 12-4 p.m. at the Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center, 110 East Vincennes Street, Linton. The show will run through August 23. For more information and details, click through to Donna Kluesner's blog post on the Creator's Exhibition...
Instead of a break-out, Wabash Valley Correctional Facility reported an overnight break-in (07/23/14)
Carlisle, Ind. -- A man staying in Sullivan County picked the wrong place and the wrong door to kick in, when he trespassed on the grounds of the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (WVCF) overnight. Correctional Officer Regina Ward spotted Noel Mendoza-Huerta, 32, on facility perimeter grounds near the K-9 building as her shift ended shortly after 6 p.m. ...
Linton...Gateway to Outdoor Recreation

Linton...Gateway to Outdoor Recreation took place on Saturday, July 26. The event began at the Linton City Hall and took participants to Shakamak State Park, Goose Pond State Fish and Wildlife Area, Redbird State Riding Area and the Greene-Sullivan...

Greene County Eagles compete in American Legion Sectional at Terre Haute North

2014 Greene County 4-H Fair Demolition Derby

The annual Greene County 4-H Fair Demolition Derby rounded out a week of competition and celebration Saturday evening.

2014 Greene County 4H Hog Wrestling & Round Robin Pictures

Scenes from the Horse and Pony Drill Team Exhibition