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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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  • County Council gearing up for budget hearings next month

    County Council gearing up for budget hearings next month


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Sullivan County Council discussed preliminarily on Tuesday of who, and who they would not need to meet with, in the upcoming annual budget sessions set for late August.Council president Duane Wampler doesn’t foresee major surprises in this year’s process.“The cuts are going to be a little bit less than they’ve been in the past, but we’ve got less money of an increase than we’ve had in the past,” Wampler said. “The state’s not allowing...

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  • RCSI accepts slight insurance increase for '14-15, but changes necessary for '15-16

    RCSI accepts slight insurance increase for '14-15, but changes necessary for '15-16


    By: Harold Bosstick

    The Rural Community School Inc. Board of Directors agreed to a slight increase for their insurance premiums this year, but, for the 2015-16 school year, it will need to find new solutions for the employees at its charter school.Insurance for employees at Graysville-based Rural Community Academy was increased 4.5 percent by its carrier, Cincinnati Insurance through local agent Springer Insurance — a marked difference School Leader Susie Pierce said.“It wasn’t horrible,”...

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  • Farmersburg Town Council appoints member to local park board

    Farmersburg Town Council appoints member to local park board


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Farmersburg Town Council located more pieces of the puzzle concerning their role in the makeup of the town’s park board during their meeting Monday.The council had discussed filling two open positions on the board at their June meeting. David Scott, who attended the meeting, said he was willing to assume one of the slots.But questions were raised about how the council should fill the positions and whether slots should be filled based on political party affiliation.“I’ve...

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  • Post 139 falls to Rockville in regional 1st round

    Post 139 falls to Rockville in regional 1st round


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    In a close game for the first seven innings, Sullivan Post 139 unraveled late in its 11-4 loss to Rockville Post 48 Tuesday in the first round of the American Legion Regional Tournament at Terre Haute North High School.Sullivan trailed 5-4 when Rockville broke through with six runs in the eighth inning.Post 139 had three errors and hit a batter while the bases were loaded in the pivotal frame.“That eighth inning is the elephant in the room — that bad half inning and six errors,&rd...

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  • WVCF's Betts among those honored during bike caravan's annual stop

    WVCF's Betts among those honored during bike caravan's annual stop


    By: Andrew Krull

    Applause, along with some tears, accompanied bicyclists riding for fallen law enforcement officers and their surviving families as they made stops Monday in Sullivan and the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility.The tears came from both the family of WVCF Correctional Officer Tim Betts, who died following a cell-house incident in August of 2012, and rider and WVCF Casework Manager Tammy Mark of Sullivan.Mark was to read a brief description of the circumstances of Betts’ death at WVCF, but...

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  • Commissioners seeking extra sets of eyes for courthouse security

    Commissioners seeking extra sets of eyes for courthouse security


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Sullivan County Commissioners took initial steps in placing cameras, both inside and outside, at the county courthouse during its meeting Monday.This is in response, in part, to recent vandalism to the veterans’ memorial monuments on the southwest corner of the courthouse property, reported by members of various veterans group at the previous meeting on July 7.A representative of Commercial Radio Services presented an initial proposal to install 10 cameras inside and three outside t...

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  • Briefs: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Briefs: Tuesday, July 22, 2014


    By: Times staff

    [Mother, 10-year-old daughter suffer minor injuries after ATV flips; DNR: Merom hole likely from sandstone dissolving; Two men in custody after search in homicide investigation] Mother, 10-year-old daughter suffer minor injuries after ATV flipsA Sullivan woman and her young daughter were treated for minor injuries after their all-terrain vehicle flipped while their family was riding Sunday evening.Tamara Blevins, 43, and her 10-year-old daughter were treated for fairly minor injuries and rel...

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