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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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  • Arrows, T-birds gear up for sectional showdowns

    Arrows, T-birds gear up for sectional showdowns


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    The regular season is already in the books, and the Sullivan Golden Arrows and North Central Thunderbirds are spending the week preparing for their sectional first-round opponents. Both Sullivan County programs drew home games that will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday.The Golden Arrows (5-4, 3-3 Western Indiana Conference) will look to make it to the second round for the second straight year when they host the Southridge Raiders (6-3, 5-2 Pocket Conference), and the Thunderbirds (4-5, 1-3 Southwest...

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  • Groundbreaking held for Carlisle library

    Groundbreaking held for Carlisle library


    By: Andrew Krull

    The Sullivan County Public Library Board of Trustees held a groundbreaking for construction of a new Carlisle Library Wednesday afternoon. “Today we are here to mark the beginning of the next library that will hopefully serve the town of Carlisle and the surrounding area for the next 50-plus years,” SCPL Board building committee member Terri Roberts read from a prepared statement of SCPL board president Chad Elliott, who could not attend. After SCPL board members took part in a ce...

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  • Report: SHS has become 25 percent more energy efficient since 2012

    Report: SHS has become 25 percent more energy efficient since 2012


    By: Harold Bosstick

    A report by a company that conducted major energy-based renovations a few years ago at Sullivan High School shows that it is exceeding projected savings.Shana Lopez, a marketing and sales representative with Performance Services, told Southwest School Corp. trustees that, between March 2012 and April of this year, energy savings have netted $108,930 — about 33 percent more than the $74,196 guaranteed saving the company projected.“It was a very big HVAC (heating, ventilating and ai...

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  • Sullivan County rises to second-worst in state unemployment rankings

    Sullivan County rises to second-worst in state unemployment rankings


    By: Dennis Clark

    The good news is Sullivan County's non-seasonably adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 7.4 to 7.1 percent from August to September.The bad news is their state ranking rose from No. 3 to No. 2, according to preliminary figures released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development Tuesday.Lake County is the worst in the state at 7.2 percent; it and Sullivan County are the only two Indiana counties above 7 percent. Sullivan County most recently topped the state rankings in Aug. 20...

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  • RCSI board passes new iPad policy

    RCSI board passes new iPad policy


    By: Harold Bosstick

    The Rural Community Schools Inc. Board of Directors approved a new policy during its Monday night meeting that will govern how students can use school-owned tablet devices.The policy overviews how students must use and handle iPads or other tablet devices distributed for use both at home and at Rural Community Academy.Rules include the following:• listing care tips for keeping the devices in good condition;• installing only school-approved, classroom applications and no other softwa...

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  • Semi struck, dragged by CSX train

    Semi struck, dragged by CSX train


    By: Times staff

    A CSX train collided with a semi-trailer that became stuck on the tracks in Sullivan Tuesday morning.Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Bill Snead said, the semi — driven by Gregory Bennett, 52, Dayton, Ohio — was attempting to cross the tracks where they intersect with Silver Street around 8:45 a.m.“His trailer dollies ... got caught in the grade and the asphalt,” Snead said. “According to witnesses at the scene, within a short time of this happenin...

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  • Dugger Leo Club is rare breed in southern Indiana

    Dugger Leo Club is rare breed in southern Indiana


    By: Andrew Krull

    The Dugger Lions Club has only been in existence about a year but with the formation of the Dugger Union Leo Club it has spawned a rarity for the county and southern Indiana.“(The Leo Club) is one of seven in District 25-E,” Lions Club Past Dist. Gov. Vern Tincher advised during Monday’s Leo Club Charter Night. “The closest is in Oakland City.”Leo Clubs are sponsored by the Lions, with an emphasis on leadership building and service to local communities. LEO is ac...

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