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Sunday, May 03, 2015

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  • Ladybirds coast to 14-1 win over Eminence

    Ladybirds coast to 14-1 win over Eminence


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    The North Central softball team proved to be too much for the visiting Eminence Lady Eels on Thursday. The Ladybirds scored in each inning on their way to a five-inning 14-1 win.Ariel Povlin got the start in the pitcher’s circle for North Central and earned the win after striking out six and walking three while allowing one earned run on three hits through five innings.With Povlin getting some work in, usual starting pitcher Katelynn Kennedy played third base, while Laynee Street moved...

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  • Tractor accident injures 1

    Tractor accident injures 1


    By: Harold Bosstick

    Police were called to the intersection of CRs 300W and 1200N near Farmersburg around 7 p.m. Thursday after a tractor — driven by Todd Hunt, 47, Shelburn — left the roadway and struck a utility pole. “We don’t know if he had some medical issue before ... or not,” said Sullivan County Sheriff’s Deputy Dave Holmes, noting Hunt was conscious but dazed at the scene and complained of shoulder and back pain after the accident. He was airlifted to IU Health Methodi...

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  • Farmersburg Town Council sets public hearing for sewer, trash rate increases

    Farmersburg Town Council sets public hearing for sewer, trash rate increases


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Farmersburg Town Council introduced a pair of ordinances at a specially called meeting inside their town hall on Thursday. The first ordinance proposes amending rates and charges for the town’s sewer utility, while the second ordinance would set new rates for the town’s trash collection service. A third order of business was setting a public hearing for both proposed ordinances at 4 p.m. on May 18. The council had it’s first reading of the sewer rate ordinance during the...

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  • County churches unite for National Day of Prayer

    County churches unite for National Day of Prayer


    By: Andrew Krull

    Churches will join together next Thursday on the National Day of Prayer in hopes that unity in prayer will bring unity among residents of Sullivan County. “It’s for the community and to spread the gospel, and what better way to spread the gospel than through music and prayer,” organizing committee member Gary Foster said. The event will be held from noon to 8:30 p.m. Thursday on the grounds of the future Central Plaza, just north of the Sullivan square. Foster credited Merom...

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  • Arrows notch win versus West Vigo

    Arrows notch win versus West Vigo


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    Senior Jace Moody finished nine holes in 35 strokes to earn medalist honors and lead the Sullivan Golden Arrows boys golf team to a win over the West Vigo Vikings on Wednesday at Sullivan Elks.“He has been our low medalist in two out of our last three matches, and that is somebody we have in our No. 4 spot,” Sullivan head coach Doug Boyd said. “That just shows the potential this team has. If we get the other guys shooting where they could, we are going to be really good. Jac...

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  • May Day comes Saturday

    May Day comes Saturday


    By: Contributed photto

    The annual May Day event will take place this Saturday, allowing the public to participate in various activities and interact with merchants. It is slated for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Sullivan County Courthouse lawn. Food and merchant vendors will have booths set up, and businesses located along the downtown corridor will be open. That will include the Sullivan County Art Guild gallery and the Sullivan County Historical Society museum, both located on the west side of the square. The event wi...

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  • State Legislature: Sullivan County keeps magistrate until July 1, 2016

    State Legislature: Sullivan County keeps magistrate until July 1, 2016


    By: Dennis Clark

      The Indiana General Assembly has determined the Sullivan County’s magistrate position will remain in place until July 1, 2016. Engrossed House Bill 1110, authored by State Rep. Steve Stemler, D-Jeffersonville, was passed by both houses of the state legislature on Tuesday. The Senate passed the bill by a 46-0 vote just before 4 p.m. Later that night, just after 10 p.m., the House gave its stamp of approval in a 69-23 vote. The bill now goes to Gov. Mike Pence before it becomes law...

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