Water line break reported in Linton
A major water line break sent Linton utility workers into sub-freezing weather conditions to make repairs on Saturday and continuing into the early morning hours Sunday. The Linton Police Department reports that a water line, located near Angell's Shopping Plaza on State Road 54, broke about 4:30 p.m...
Greene County Daily World staff members honored by the Hoosier Press Association
The staff of the Greene County Daily World was honored Saturday in the 2013 Hoosier Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest. Awards were presented in Indianapolis. Assistant Editor Nick Schneider placed second in the 'Short Feature Story' category for his coverage of a July 2012 fire in Marco that saw a family, awakened by the family pet dog able to escape to safety...
UPDATED: Cancellations and closures
Here is a list of events canceled due to the impending storm. Below is a list of sports cancellations.
* White River Valley School District is closed.
* Linton-Stockton School District is closed
* Shakamak School District is closed.
* Bloomfield School District is closed.
* Eastern Greene School District is closed.
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First snow of the season is a big snow in Greene County
Assistant Editor Nick Schneider is working on an update on the winter storm conditions. The Greene County Sheriff's Department has advised motorists to stay off the roadways if possible. This story will be updated as more information becomes available...
SAT at VU canceled
The National SAT test administration at Vincennes University scheduled for Dec. 7 has been canceled due to road conditions.
Deer donations assist local families in need
The Greene County Chapter of Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) is requesting local hunters donate their deer kills to be processed for local food pantries. County coordinator Brady Miller said so far in the season, there have been 45 deer donated, and there is a need of more donations to help those in need...
Man accused of breaking woman's rib in domestic dispute
A Solsberry man accused of breaking a woman's rib in a domestic dispute appeared in Greene Circuit Court Thursday and was charged with domestic battery committed in the presence of a child, a class D felony, and resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor...
Courthouse open, but courts and prosecutor's office closing at noon Friday
The Greene County Courthouse opened for business as usual on Friday morning, but court officials announced that Greene Circuit Court, Greene Superior Court and the Greene County Prosecutor's Office plan to close at noon due to weather and safety concerns...
Open House at the Courthouse rescheduled for next Friday
Ice and snow, and treacherous roads on Friday have led to a change in plans by CASAs and Voices for Kids volunteers hosting the Christmas Open House at the Courthouse in Bloomfield. CASA Director Samantha Flath said the silent auction opened as planned on Friday morning but would be closing at noon...
INDOT truck overturns clearing the roads
An Indiana Department of Transportation snow plow truck overturned early this morning in eastern Greene County while clearing icy roadways. An INDOT owned 2003 Ford Sterling truck with a snow plow and driven by Rickey Laughlin, 58, of Odon, was traveling north on State Road 45 when it overturned near the intersection with Dotson Road about 12:19 a.m., according to a report from Greene County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jeff Brown...
Man accused of causing extensive damage to church, now accused of spitting on officer in jail
The Summerville Church on County Road 545 West in the Jasonville area suffered disturbing damage last week. One man was arrested on the scene and was scheduled to appear in Greene Superior Court Friday morning. Donald Ray Brashear, 45, Pleasantville, was booked into the Greene County Jail and now he's facing more criminal charges - accused of resisting law enforcement and battery by bodily waste on an officer stemming from an incident that occurred inside the jail...
Pleasant Grove Christmas light show starts Sunday
The 7th Annual Christmas at Pleasant Grove Farm will feature some new holiday lighting arrangements. The annual light show covers about 13 acres of land, and continues to grow each year. The traditional Christmas show will run Dec. 8 to 26 from 6 to 10 p.m...
UPDATED: Preparing for the winter storm
Greene County Emergency Management Agency Director Roger Axe said there is good news about the upcoming winter storm expected to hit. With warm ground temperatures, the initial ice may not stick, but we are still expecting snow. Check back later today to get the full story...
Traffic pattern change in eastern Greene County postponed
The planned traffic pattern change in eastern Greene County has been postponed by a week until Wednesday, Dec. 11. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is reminding drivers to be alert for changing traffic patterns next week on State Road 54 at the intersection of State Road 45 in Little Cincinnati...
Relay for Life returning to Bloomfield
The Greene County Relay for Life event is returning to the Bloomfield Town Park this coming spring. On Wednesday night, the Bloomfield Council gave permission for the annual event to return to the Bloomfield Town Park. In recent years, the event has been staged at White River Valley High School in Switz City...
Local schools anticipate transfers from closing Dugger schools
With the closing of Union High School and Dugger Elementary School at the end of this year students and parents have a number of out-of-district options for enrollment. Thanks to recent legislature, students in Indiana can transfer to any public school without paying extra fees. This summer Indiana legislators passed HEA 1381 and added conditions of public school student transfers to the Indiana Code...
Santa Train is 'full speed ahead' this weekend
A predicted snow and ice storm is not going to slow down the 24th Annual Indiana Railroad Company Santa Train events this weekend. This year's stops will be made Friday through Sunday at a variety of towns along the railroad line regardless of the weather conditions...
Community enjoys LSE Christmas Walk
Linton-Stockton Elementary invited the community for the annual Christmas Walk Tuesday night. The free event featured bounce houses, Christmas music, and a walk through a recreated Bethlehem.
Bloomfield Council agrees to clean-up plan from businessman
A clean-up plan submitted to the Bloomfield Town Council Wednesday night by a Bloomfield businessman and the town's building inspector was approved and given six months to be completed. Larry Sullivan, who owns Sullivan's Tree Removal Service, has been taken to task by town officials for violating the town's unsafe building ordinance for his property, located within a city block bounded by Jefferson Street on the east, Duncan Street on the north and Mill Street on the south...
Arrest warrant issued for man accused of six counts of forgery
A warrant is out for the arrest of a Linton man accused of six counts of forgery, all class C felonies, and two counts of theft, both class D felonies. Clayton Scott Page allegedly used a girlfriend's mother's debit card to make purchases without the card owner's permission, and he allegedly wrote six checks on a checking account he was not authorized to use...
WestGate to open Child Development Center
CRANE ---- The WestGate at Crane Child Development Center welcomes the public to join with state and local dignitaries at its ribbon cutting ceremony next week. The ribbon cutting will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at its facility on SGM Gene Shaw Technology Drive, formerly known as WestGate Court...
Shopko looking for community help to raise funds for school
This holiday season, as shoppers seek the ideal gift for their loved ones, Shopko Hometown Foundation is giving back to the Hometown communities it is privileged to serve. For every signature Shopko Hometown in Bloomfield receives from now until December 24, the Shopko Hometown Foundation will make a $1 donation to Bloomfield School District (up to $2,000 per store) as part of its Help Us Give Back initiative...
Jasonville man convicted on federal charge
A rural Jasonville man has been convicted in U.S. District Court on a federal gun possession charge. Donald D. Bickel, of 4541 W Co. Rd. 1350 S., Jasonville, was convicted in the Terre Haute Federal Court House on Nov. 19 of being a felon in possession of firearm...
Vincennes firm signed for community building project
The Greene County Commissioners signed an architectural and engineering services contract Tuesday morning with a Vincennes firm that will provide final design for the proposed renovated Greene County Community Building. The building is currently used by the Greene County Extension Service and the Greene County Foundation. When the renovation project is complete, the county commissioners will add the Greene County Economic Development Corporation office as a third tenant...