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  • With soil management plan's approval, Sullivan Civic Center project saves $60K

    With soil management plan's approval, Sullivan Civic Center project saves $60K


    By: Harold Bosstick

    As work progresses on the Sullivan Civic Center, the approval of the contractor’s soil management plan will save the city nearly $60,000 that might have been spent on removing the excavated dirt due to contamination instead of on additional items in the project.The Indiana Department of Environmental Management approved a soil management plan by GM Development Companies and Garmong Construction Services that covers how the dirt would be excavated, stored and replaced.“We were pret...

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  • For third month, county's unemployment rate improves, state ranking worsens

    For third month, county's unemployment rate improves, state ranking worsens


    By: Dennis Clark

    Sullivan County’s non-seasonably adjusted employment rate improved for the third month in succession to 6 percent in April.However, the county’s state ranking also worsened for the third month in a row, rising from 12th- to 7th-worst, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development on Thursday.By comparison, a year ago, the county’s numbers were 6.8 percent unemployment and 14th-worst in statewide ranking. The county ranked in the top five from June to Dec. 2014...

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  • Sullivan Citywide Cleanup is Saturday

    Sullivan Citywide Cleanup is Saturday


    By: Times staff

    Sullivan will hold its annual citywide cleanup on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.Residents can bring items to the city garage at 317 S. Broad St. for a small fee. A load from a full-size pickup truck will cost $15 and $10 for a small pickup truck. Those without access to a truck can visit or contact Sullivan City Hall today at (812) 268-6077 to make arrangements to have items picked up. A minimum fee of $15 will be charged for this service, which could be higher depending on the size of the lo...

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  • Ladybirds edge Linton-Stockton for 2nd straight sectional title

    Ladybirds edge Linton-Stockton for 2nd straight sectional title


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    In a game where hits were at a premium, North Central senior Laynee Street came up with a huge one to lead the Ladybirds to a 1-0 win and a second straight sectional championship over the Linton-Stockton Lady Miners on Thursday night at the Class 2A tournament in Verne.Scoreless in the bottom of the sixth inning, Street hammered a Brei Followell pitch over the fence in center field to score the only run in what proved to be a fast-paced pitchers’ duel.“I knew it was solid,”...

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  • Procedural defect halts county's CCDF plans, for now: Today's public hearing canceled

    Procedural defect halts county's CCDF plans, for now: Today's public hearing canceled


    By: Dennis Clark

    For a second time, Sullivan County has been thwarted in its efforts to establish a Cumulative Capital Development Fund. If you recall, the Sullivan County Council unanimously adopted a CCDF in March, initially set at the maximum first-year level of $.0167 per $100 of assessed valuation, beginning with taxes due and payable in 2016.Therein lies the rub.“The county discovered that the commissioners, not the county council, was to have established the fund,” Department of Local Gover...

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  • Carlisle residents arrested for cooking meth after police respond to domestic dispute

    Carlisle residents arrested for cooking meth after police respond to domestic dispute


    By: Times staff

    Two Carlisle residents were arrested Wednesday afternoon following a police response to a domestic dispute between the two.Bobby Cates, 45, and Kelly Allen, 36, each faced counts of manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of the drug, in addition to a handful of other possible charges.Officers were initially called around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday to the South Maple Lane residence in Carlisle the two shared after they began fighting.“We were called there on a domestic (dispute),”...

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  • WVCF inmate charged 5 months after homicide

    WVCF inmate charged 5 months after homicide


    By: Times staff

    A Wabash Valley Correctional Facility inmate has been charged for a murder he reportedly committed in December.Robert L. Shorter, 29, faces a felony murder count for the stabbing death of fellow inmate Kango Douglas, according to a document filed in Sullivan Superior Court on May 21.The incident from which his charge stems occurred on Dec. 26, 2014, when officials learned Douglas had been stabbed.Douglas was transported to Terre Haute Regional Hospital before being transferred to Eskanazi Hos...

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