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WANTED: Jorrell Houldson, Ruby Moon Houldson's son is suspect in her murder; detectives ask for assistance (11/01/14)
Greene County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. George Dallaire has named Jorrell Houldson as the suspect in the murder of his mother, Ruby Moon Houldson, on October 1. A warrant for Jorrell Houldson's arrest was issued late Friday afternoon and deputies were actively looking for him Friday evening...
Knox County's Vigo Township Fire & Rescue Fire Chief killed in crash early Friday (10/31/14)
Fire Chief Robert "Bob" Lemons of Vigo Township Fire & Rescue, a volunteer fire department south of Greene County located in Bicknell in Knox County, was killed early Friday in a crash involving two vehicles on State Road 67 near State Road 41. The crash closed the highway for approximately four hours...
Two officers and two offenders injured in Friday morning crash in Vigo County (10/31/14)
Vigo County - Two Indiana Department of Corrections (DOC) officers and two offenders were injured in a crash Friday morning involving a DOC van and a semi-truck. Vigo County Sheriff's deputies responded to the accident around 10 a.m. Friday on State Road 46 and Moyer Drive in Vigo County...
Convicted child molester wanted on two warrants; whereabouts unknown (10/31/14)
Two warrants are out for the arrest of a homeless man who had been living in Lyons. Steven L. Miller, 39, is a convicted child molester who has served two different stints in prison and is required to register for the rest of his life on Indiana's Sex and Violent Offender's List...
There's more to the story than just new signs for unmarked cemeteries (10/31/14)
They stand as both a reminder and a guardian of people from another time and in some cases, another place. Mired in the weeds of a plot of land that sees the mower and weed eater sometimes only every year or two, some of the unmarked cemeteries of Greene County will soon have their place in the world recognized once again...
Greene County Voting Locations (10/31/14)
Beech Creek 1 -- Hendricksville Community Center, 8868 N. SR 43, Solsberry. Beech Creek 2 - Eastern Fire Station, 4098 N. SR 43, Solsberry. Cass -- Nazarene Church, 31 W. 5th St., Newberry. Center 1 and 2 -- Eastern Greene Middle School, 10503 E. SR 54...
2014 Greene County General Election Ballot (10/31/14)
Secretary of State R-Connie Lawson D-Elizabeth "Beth" White L-Karl Tatgenhorst Auditor of State R-Suzanne Crouch D-Michael A. Claytor L-John Schick Treasurer of State R-Kelly Mitchell D-Mike Boland L-Michael L. (Mike) Jasper United States Representative, District 8...
WestGate Technology Park Welcomes New Tenant (10/31/14)
CRANE -- The WestGate at Crane Technology Park has grown significantly in 2014. In a matter of months, four new companies have chosen to locate at the Indiana's only tri-county tech park. The latest company to seize a strategic location just one mile outside of Naval Support Activity (NSA) Crane's WestGate, with direct access to dozens of defense industry partners and Crane's impressive cadre of scientists, engineers, and leaders in the U.S. ...
DNR shares timber sale revenue with 17 counties (10/31/14)
The DNR Division of Forestry has notified 17 counties they will receive shares of more than $330,000 as part of an annual distribution of timber sale revenue. The Division of Forestry allocates 15 percent of timber sale revenue from state forests to counties in which harvests occur. Each county receiving funds shares half with rural and volunteer fire departments that maintain a cooperative agreement with the DNR's Fire Control Headquarters...
Election Preview: Conversation with Sheriff's Candidate Mike Hasler (10/31/14)
After eight years as Greene County Sheriff, Terry Pierce's second term is coming to an end and voters in the General Election next Tuesday, November 4 will choose between two candidates for the office. Chief Deputy/Major Mike Hasler of the Greene County Sheriff's Department, with over 30 years of experience at GCSD, is running as the Republican candidate...
Election Preview: Conversation with Sheriff's Candidate Josh Goodman (10/31/14)
After eight years as Greene County Sheriff, Terry Pierce's second term is coming to an end and voters in the General Election next Tuesday, November 4 will choose between two candidates for the office. Chief Deputy/Major Mike Hasler of the Greene County Sheriff's Department, with over 30 years of experience at GCSD, is running as the Republican candidate...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (10/31/14)
October 30 -- Melisa Kay Barr, 45, Shelburn, was arrested on a preliminary charge of theft. Her bond was set at $1,000 surety with ten percent allowed. She was released later the same day after posting $100 cash. Greene County Sheriff's Deputy James O'Malley was the arresting officer...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (10/31/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 19 calls and incidents on Thursday, October 30, including one accident involving personal injury, two alarms, one complaint about an animal, three assists to other agencies, two assists to the public, one battery, one domestic dispute, one drive-off theft, two complaints involving juveniles, two attempted suicides, one threat, and two traffic stops...
Word of Life Fellowship Church to hand out blessings to trick or treaters (10/31/14)
The Word of Life Fellowship Church in Bloomfield will be handing out "Blessings in a Bag" in the Bloomfield Dairy Queen parking lot tonight from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Dairy Queen will also be offering treats inside for children twelve years of age and under...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (10/31/14)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 75 calls and incidents October 27-31, including seven property damage accidents, one accident involving personal injury, three alarms, seven complaints about animals, three assists to other departments, two assists to the public, two burglaries, one civil dispute, two domestic disputes, one assist to EMS, one fraud, one report of harassment, two complaints involving juveniles, one noise complaint, five reckless drivers, one property recovery, one road hazard, two sex offenses, one attempted suicide, four reports of suspicious activity, four thefts, four threats, five title checks, two traffic stops, nine inmate transports, one warrant served and one welfare check.. ...
UPDATED: Election Preview: Greene County Assessor, Abrams vs. Powell (10/30/14)
For the office of Greene County Assessor, the race features incumbent Republican Dawn Abrams against Independent Renie Powell. Dawn Abrams is the daughter of Kenny and Robin Farren, and the granddaughter of Henry and Juanita Moore and Wanda Farren. Abrams has been a resident of Greene County since 1983 and is a1996 graduate of Bloomfield High School. In 2007 she received a Medical Coding Certificate from Indiana University.....
Election Preview: State Representative District 45, Gambill vs Borders (10/30/14)
The race for State Representative District 45 consists of Democrat candidate and current State Representative Bionca Gambill facing off against Republican opponent and previous State Representative Bruce Borders. Gambill, a resident of Vigo County, was selected to fill the unexpired term of retiring State Representative Kreg Battles this past June.....
Election Preview: Mike Hasler for Sheriff (10/30/14)
After eight years as Greene County Sheriff, Terry Pierce's second term is coming to an end and voters in the General Election next Tuesday, November 4 will choose between two candidates for the office. Chief Deputy/Major Mike Hasler of the Greene County Sheriff's Department, with over 30 years of experience at GCSD, is running as the Republican candidate...
Election Preview: Josh Goodman for Sheriff (10/30/14)
After eight years as Greene County Sheriff, Terry Pierce's second term is coming to an end and voters in the General Election next Tuesday, November 4 will choose between two candidates for the office. Chief Deputy/Major Mike Hasler of the Greene County Sheriff's Department, with over 30 years of experience at GCSD, is running as the Republican candidate...
Mayor's Youth Council announced (10/30/14)
On Thursday morning, Mayor John Wilkes announced the formulation of a Mayor's Youth Council in a cooperative effort with Linton-Stockton School Corporation. The Mayor's Youth Council was created to immerse students in the process of local government...
Bloomfield school board adopts budget (10/30/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Bloomfield School Board officially adopted their 2015 yearly budget during their regular monthly meeting Thursday night. In a 5­0 vote, the board approved the estimate which includes General Fund, Debt Service, School Pension Debt, Capital Projects (School), Transportation and Bus replacement totaling just over $10 million while the maximum estimated funds to be raised were listed at just over $3.5 million. It showed an estimated tax levy of just over $1.9 million...
Election Preview: Richland Township Trustee, Davis vs. Winstead (10/30/14)
Republican incumbent Virgil Davis and Democrat Jackie Winstead are facing off for the position of Richland Township Trustee. Davis has been serving Richland Township as trustee for nearly six years. "I took over for Oaklene McIntosh on November 10, 2002 to finish out her term," Davis said...
State reminds Hoosiers of alternatives to open burning (10/30/14)
It's that time of the year again -- when leaves turn shades of bright orange and red, then fall to the ground, covering your lawn. Instead of burning yard waste though, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) encourages you to mulch or compost them for use as fertilizer on your lawn or garden. You can also use a wood chipper to mulch leaves and fallen branches...
2014 Greene County General Election Ballot (10/30/14)
Secretary of State R-Connie Lawson D-Elizabeth "Beth" White L-Karl Tatgenhorst Auditor of State R-Suzanne Crouch D-Michael A. Claytor L-John Schick Treasurer of State R-Kelly Mitchell D-Mike Boland L-Michael L. (Mike) Jasper United State Representative, District 8...
Greene County Voting Locations (10/30/14)
Beech Creek 1 -- Hendricksville Community Center, 8868 N. SR 43, Solsberry. Beech Creek 2 - Eastern Fire Station, 4098 N. SR 43, Solsberry. Cass -- Nazarene Church, 31 W. 5th St., Newberry. Center 1 and 2 -- Eastern Greene Middle School, 10503 E. SR 54...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (10/30/14)
October 29 -- Jason Anthony Neidlinger, 20, Newberry, was arrested on a warrant issued on a preliminary charge of child molesting. His bond was set at $10,000 surety with ten percent allowed. He was released later the same day after posting $1,000 cash. Greene County Sheriff's Jail Officer J. Hamilton was the arresting officer...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (10/30/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 17 calls and incidents on Wednesday, October 29, including one abandoned vehicle, one property damage accident, one complaint about an animal, one assist to another agency, four assists to the public, one civil dispute, one criminal mischief incident, one fraud, two reckless drivers, one theft, one traffic stop, one unruly subject and one welfare check...
Fellowship Baptist Church welcomes new pastor (10/29/14)
The Fellowship Baptist Church, located on the corner of 15th Street and Price Road in Linton, would like to welcome their new pastor, John Winders. After spending over six years as an Assistant Pastor at the Lifeway Baptist Church in Evansville, Winders and his family have moved to the area from Spencer. ...
Community Notes (10/29/14)
Thursday, October 30 Trick or Treat with Grace Gospel Church will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Free refreshments will be available for kids and adults. The church is located next to Shields Hardware. Memory Makers Quilt Club of Greene County, formally Memory Makers Quilt Guild will be meeting at 6:30pm in the Community Room of the Bloomfield-Greene County Public Library. Tina Allgood will demonstrate new techniques in paper piecing. Bring your machine to fully participate...
Election Preview: Fairplay Township Trustee, Aleta Crowe vs. Johnny Davidson (10/29/14)
Republican Aleta Crowe and Democrat Johnny Davidson are facing off for the office of Fairplay Township Trustee. Crowe and Davidson are vying for the position which is currently held by Sharon Holtsclaw. Holtsclaw is not seeking re-eleection. After getting married in 1991, Crowe moved to Greene County with her husband. She and her husband are full-time farmers and have lived in the same Fairplay Township home for 24 years...
Union senior gives back to Riley Children's Hospital (10/29/14)
Hannah Rennick, a senior at Union High School, is giving back to Riley Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House through her How Charming Photography community outreach project. How Charming Photography owner Heather Graves wants her senior models to get more than professional pictures; she wants them to walk away from their senior representative experience with something they can put on their resume. .....
City of Linton announces leaf pickup schedule (10/29/14)
The city of Linton will begin collecting leaves on Monday, November 10 according to Sanitation and Sewage Superintendent Tim Turpen. "The leaves will be picked up on the day after their trash route," Turpen said. "Residents need to make sure they have their leaves sitting next to the curb the day after their trash is picked up. And make sure there are only leaves and no sticks in the pile."...
Greene County Sports Network Broadcast Schedule (10/29/14)
Saturday, November 1
IHSAA VOLLEYBALL SEMI-STATE: BLOOMFIELD vs HAUSER 10:30 am Airtime Christian Academy vs Barr-Reeve (If Bloomfield Wins) 12:30 pm Airtime Championship Match 6:30 pm Airtime (If BLOOMFIELD PLAYS)
WRV Graduate receives scholarship from Cummins Crosspoint (10/29/14)
Cummins Crosspoint, the local distributor for global engine manufacturer Cummins Inc., proudly recognized the achievements of two local students who have chosen to pursue careers in diesel technology by presenting them with scholarships at a reception that was held on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Crosspoint's Evansville location.....
UPDATED with Addition: Election Preview: Bloomfield School District 1, McIntosh, Miller, Yoho, Gilmore vie for two seats (10/29/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- Four candidates are running for two seats in the Bloomfield School Board District 1 race. Candidates include incumbent Mike Miller along with challengers Terry Gilmore, Keven McIntosh and Scott Yoho. The other incumbent, William Bond, is not on the ballot.....
Updated at 2:45 and 3 pm ALERT: 9-1-1 system outage over; Calls going through, call 9-1-1 for Greene County emergencies (10/29/14)
The 9-1-1 system is currently experiencing an outage in Greene County, Monroe County and possibly other surrounding areas. Greene County Sheriff Terry Pierce reported there is a network outage with AT&T that is affecting the 9-1-1 systems for a lot of agencies...
Solid Waste Board gets update on Linton recycle center (10/29/14)
SWITZ CITY -- The Greene County Solid Waste Board got an update from board members John Wilkes and Tim Turpen on the new Linton Recycling Center during its regular scheduled meeting Wednesday morning. Turpen told the board things are progressing well at the new site and the public is making full use of the new facility...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (10/29/14)
October 28 -- Robert Junior Padgett III, 20, was arrested on a preliminary charge of theft. His bond was set at $4,000 surety with ten percent allowed. Greene County Sheriff's Detective James O'Malley was the arresting officer. October 28 -- Robert Allen Barr II, 36, Shelburn, was arrested on a preliminary charge of theft. His bond was set at $4,000 surety with ten percent allowed. Greene County Sheriff's Detective James O'Malley was the arresting officer...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (10/29/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 18 calls and incidents on Tuesday, October 28, including one property damage accident, one accident involving personal injury, one complaint about an animal, one assist to another agency, three assists to the public, one burglary, one fight in progress, two complaints about juveniles, one property issue, two special details, two traffic stops and one welfare check...
Graves awarded Area 7 Athlete of the Year (10/28/14)
At the Linton Bowling Center on Tuesday evening, shoes squeaked against the oiled hardwood floors and the crash of bowling balls as they struck the pins filled the air as members of the Greene County Special Olympics participated in a night of bowling...