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  • Commissioners approve funding to restart county's CASA program

    Commissioners approve funding to restart county's CASA program


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Sullivan County Commissioners approved grant matching funds, enabling the county to reboot its Court Appointed Special Advocates program. “Currently, we don’t have CASA in Sullivan County,” Sullivan Circuit Court Judge Bob Hunley told the commissioners on Monday. “Many years ago we had CASA and for whatever reason, we let it slip.” CASA is a volunteer-based program that supports and promotes court-appointed advocates for abused or neglected children in order...

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  • DUCS online threat leads to arrest of Shelburn juvenile

    DUCS online threat leads to arrest of Shelburn juvenile


    By: Times staff

    A Shelburn juvenile was arrested on a preliminary charge of felony intimidation after allegedly making online threats towards Dugger Union Community School students and staff on Monday.  The 12-year-old female is responsible for authoring and transmitting multiple threats via Snapchat, according to Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom.   “We are not going to put up with it,” he said.  Cottom notes that Sullivan County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Valdez, Dugger Town...

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  • Carlisle man arrested for meth lab

    Carlisle man arrested for meth lab


    By: Times staff

    A Carlisle man was arrested late Monday night for having an alleged mobile meth lab.  Tristen M. Nicholas, 20, was stopped by Shelburn Chief Deputy Town Marshal Billy McCombs around 10 p.m. at the intersection of Section Street and Washington Street in Sullivan for a false fictitious registration, according to an Indiana State Police press release.  During the stop, McCombs noticed an odor consistent with possible methamphetamine production, it adds.  The ISP Putnamville Distri...

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  • Closing of Sullivan pool could bring on summertime blues

    Closing of Sullivan pool could bring on summertime blues


    By: Andrew Krull

    County kids may experience some summertime blues this year as the Sullivan City Park Board unanimously voted to close the Sullivan City Pool for the 2018 season on Tuesday night due to health and safety concerns. “Do we put money into the pool this year if we want to build something bigger and better down the road?” SCPB President Ellen Tucker asked during the end of a public hearing prior to the vote, with a loud “no” coming back from a larger than normal crowd for a...

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  • Restrictions for Sullivan at Linton game Friday

    Restrictions for Sullivan at Linton game Friday


    By: Times staff

    Fans traveling to Linton for the SHS vs. Miners boys basketball game on Friday are reminded that stadium seating is not allowed because of the warranty with the manufacturer of their bleachers, but seat cushions with no backs are allowed.Also fans should park within the lines and pay attention to all signage. Tickets will be issued for those parking illegally.

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  • Indians win two

    Indians win two


    By: Times staff

    The Carlisle fifth-grade boys basketball team defeated New Hebron 34-14 on Feb. 14.Camryn Farmer and Izaiah Burnett each had nine points and Levi Hollifield scored eight for the 9-7 Indians.Kaden Helms scored four points and Gage Case and Davionne Haviland each added two.In the sixth-grade game, Carlisle beat New Hebron 45-26 as seven different players scored for the 15-1 Indians.Sebastian Ortiz scored 10 points, Chase Bond nine, Trey Bolenbaugh seven, Layton Pinkston six, Jacob Chastain four...

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  • Arrows defeat Robinson

    Arrows defeat Robinson


    By: B.J. Hargis

    There wouldn’t be any last-second heroics for visiting Robinson, Illinois when the Maroons invaded Sullivan for a rematch from the Wabash Valley Class back in December.With first-game hero Walker Sandschafer, who’s last second tip-in gave Robinson a one-point win, in street clothes, Sullivan led start to finish, earning a 55-39 victory at home on senior night.Sullivan, who was without starter Ike Chastain (surgery), key reserve Ben Pirtle (hip flexor), did not make it three minute...

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