Monday, May 25th, 2015
Two separate ATV accidents in Harrison County toccurred on Saturday. One involving a grandfather and his 3-year-old grandson. According to reports, David Addington of Laconia was riding his ATV with his 3-year-old grandson on Kintner Bottom Road near Laconia. They were riding with several other family members and friends on ATVs returning from an outing. Troopers say the ATV had veered off of the roadway and hit an embankment, causing the vehicle to roll once before stopping. Addington was flown to University of Louisville Hospital where he remains in critical condition. His 3-year-old grandson only suffered minor injuries and was released to family members. Addington was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, but his grandson was. In a separate crash on private property off of Wiseman Road near Corydon, 27 year old Joseph Chandler, was driving his vehicle in the field when he went over several ruts, lost control and was thrown from the vehicle. Chandler did not immediately seek medical treatment, but was sent to Harrison County Hospital after realizing the severity of his injuries. He suffered a broken hand, tendon injuries to his left shoulder and a hairline fracture to his collar bone. Chandler was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating both accidents.
The Dubois County Sheriffs Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred in the Holland area on Thursday, May 21. According to the Sheriffs report, the Josh Rogge’s residence located at 6703 West Holland Road NE was broken into and several items of an undisclosed nature were taken along with a Glock handgun and a Savage rifle. Anyone who saw any unusual activity in the area is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 812-482-3522. All calls will remain confidential.
Friday, May 22nd, 2015
Four vehicles were involved in a collision Thursday evening on State Road 56 near Kluemper Road in Dubois County. According to police reports, the chain-reaction crash began at around 3:09PM when a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado driven by 17 year old Kyle Persohn, of Birdseye, ran into the rear of a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by 65 year old Rosella Lee, of Jasper. Lee was stopped behind a 2005 Toyota Camry driven by 17 year old Elizabeth Verkamp, of Jasper and the collision forced her SUV into the back of the Toyota. The Toyota was in turn pushed into a 2003 Ford Focus driven by 17 year old Maria Jaent, of Jasper, that was also stopped. All four vehicles were southbound on State Road 56 and the three stopped vehicles were waiting to turn onto Kluemper Road. Damages to the Silverado were estimated to be about $6,000; the Jeep had about $6,200; and the Toyota had about $4,000. No damage was reported to the Ford Focus.
TravelChannel.com has announced the top ten best family campgrounds in the United States and a Santa Claus Indiana campground made the list. The article lists the many amenities for families to enjoy at Lake Rudolph, as well as the Christmas theming. The complete list includes:
Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, Santa Claus, IN
Jellystone Park, Larkspur, CO
Herkimer Diamond KOA, Herkimer, NY
Bend-Sunriver RV Campground, Bend, OR
Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes, Friday Harbor, WA
Fort Yargo State Park, Winder, GA
Blue Bell Campground, Custer, SD
Ventura Ranch KOA, Santa Paula, CA
Jellystone Park Mammoth Cave, Cave City, KY
Lake George Escape, Diamond Point, NY
To view the complete article, please visit the Travel Channel website.
Thursday, May 21st, 2015
A Lawrence County driver complained of pain after an accident at Fifth and N streets in Bedford Wednesday. According to police reports, at around 5:37PM, 46 year old Robert Cline of Heltonville was traveling east on Fifth Street approaching N Street in a 2010 Nissan Versa. 47 year old Jacqueline Thompson of Springville, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet HHR. She was on N Street, stopped at Fifth Street, waiting to cross. She pulled out as Cline was nearing, and the HHR struck the Versa. Cline suffered pain to his neck and was treated by an ambulance crew at the scene. Neither Thompson nor her passenger were hurt. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.
A Mitchell mail carrier who was charged with taking money from customers' mailboxes last year received one year of probation for her crimes.53 year old Beth Dumond of Williams, was scheduled to be in Superior Court I for a change of plea hearing Tuesday. In August, she was facing preliminary charges of theft, a Level 6 felony; official misconduct, Level 6 felony and resisting law enforcement, Class A misdemeanor. Dumond, who worked for the postal service for about 20 years, pleaded guilty to an amended charged of official misconduct, Class A misdemeanor, before Judge Michael Robbins Tuesday. She was immediately sentenced. She was ordered to serve 365 days at the Lawrence County jail with credit for one day already spent in custody. Of the 365 days, 243 will be served on probation and 120 days will be on electronic monitoring. The other charges were dismissed.
An 18-year-old police impersonator has been arrested in Jackson County. Police say Joshua Morris was stopping vehicles-claiming to be an officer. He was not wearing a police uniform or driving a marked vehicle, but did display a sheriff‘s badge. Investigators say Morris was using a phone app for police lights to stop vehicles.
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015INDIANA STATE HIGH SCHOOL FISHING CHAMPIONSHIP SET FOR PATOKA LAKE The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2015 Indiana State High School Fishing Championship. The tournament is open to any High School Fishing team in the entire state of Indiana. The event will be held on Sunday, May 31st Hoosier Hills Marina at Patoka Lake. The Indiana state championship is a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12. Registration for anglers and their coach, who will provide the boat they compete in, is online at HighSchoolFishing.org. For more information about this event contact the TBF National Youth Director Mark Gintert at (580) 716-4251. @
A Seymour police patrol car wound up inside the dining room of a Wendy’s restaurant Monday. The car of a Seymour policeman on a way to a call Monday wound up inside the dining room of Wendy's after the officer swerved to avoid a car that pulled in front of him. No one was injured when the patrol car swerved to avoid a car that had pulled in front of him. The officer was on the way to Seymour sixth grade school after receiving a report of someone blocking janitors from leaving the building. . Police say the janitors thought the people might be parents angry about something that had happened to their child at the school. However the people blocking the janitors, didn't know they were janitors but thought they were suspicious subject up to no good.Hunters in Indiana will not be allowed to use rifle caliber ammunition to hunt deer anytime soon. The Indiana Natural Resourses Commission voted to drop three proposals suggested by the DNR, including one that would have legalized center fire ammunition for deer hunting use. They did approve a package of measures that included various fish and wildlife regulations.
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
The French Lick Resort is gearing up for this week’s 2015 Senior PGA Championship. The Louisville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau estimates the 2011 event, held in Louisville, boosted the area’s economy by $25 million. More than 150 golfers are expected to take part in the event at the resort’s Pete Dye Golf Course. Travel Information for Golf Championship in French Lick
Beginning Tuesday morning, May 19, through Sunday evening, May 24, traffic restrictions will be in place to control the flow of traffic for the Senior PGA Championship at the Pete Dye Course in French Lick.
The following traffic restrictions, agreed upon by the Town of French Lick and the PGA, will be in place:
* Mt. Arie Road at Highland Road: Traffic will be diverted at this location, allowing only vehicles with a permitted placard to travel south.
* County Road 950 West at County Road 25 South: Traffic will be diverted at this location, allowing only vehicles with a permitted placard to travel north.
* Red Quarry Road and Monon Road: Only vehicles with a permitted placard will be allowed to travel west.
* Geneva Street and Sinclair Street: Only vehicles with a permitted placard will be allowed to travel south.
* County Road 300 South (New Airport Road): will be for charter bus traffic ONLY. This will be used to shuttle spectators to the Course from the French Lick Airport.
* Traffic going to the French Lick Airport is asked to travel west on County Road 350 South from State Road 145. Traffic leaving the airport will be directed south on County Road 950 West and east on Cox Road (County Road 490 South) to route back to State Road 145.
The Indiana State Police asks that all motorists in French Lick this week use patience while driving and follow the traffic direction of Troopers as we work to ensure safe travels for all.
Advisory: Silver Alert - An Endangered Person is Missing from the City of Lawrence, Marion County, Indiana. The City of Lawrence Police Department is investigating the disappearance of an adult from Indianapolis, Indiana. Michelle Calhoon is a 43 year old white female, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, with short brown hair and blue eyes. Michelle Calhoon was last seen on Friday night, May 15, 2015, and is believed to be in danger. Michelle Calhoon was last seen wearing a gold/orange coat. If you have any information Michelle Calhoon, contact the City of Lawrence Police Department by calling 317-545-7575. The Indiana State Police is the clearing house for issuing authorized Silver Alerts.The Indiana State Police has NO FURTHER information related to this Silver Alert. Inquiries should be directed to the City of Lawrence Police Department as noted in this alert. Contact Information: City of Lawrence, Indiana Police Department 317-545-7575
Monday, May 18th, 2015
A Dubois County man was arrested for possessing chemicals and items used to manufacture methamphetamine after receiving a drug complaint. According to authorities, they were investigating a drug complaint involving Mathew . Tyler, of Jasper, when the sheriff’s department’s drug detection K9 Judge indicated on Tyler’s 2002 Chevrolet pickup. A search warrant for the truck was obtained and deputies found precursors and air tanks converted into storage tanks for anhydrous ammonia stored in the bed of the truck. Tyler was charged with Level 6 felony counts of possession of precursors, possession of anhydrous ammonia and maintaining a common nuisance. He was also charged with an A misdemeanor count of improper storage of anhydrous ammonia. He was booked into the Dubois County Jail. Deputies were assisted by the Indiana State Lab Team.
A Dubois County man was seriously injured when he wrecked an all-terrain vehicle early Sunday morning along the Patoka River. According to Indiana Conservation Officers, 30 year old Lukas Schroeder, of Huntingburg, was operating an ATV in a wooded area along the Patoka River at about 2:30 a.m. when he failed to negotiate the trail he was riding and hit a tree head on. A passenger called family members for help. Schroeder was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital with injuries to his leg and head and later transported to St. Marys Hospital in Evansville where he remains in critical but stable condition. Schroeder was not wearing a helmet and alcohol may have been a contributing factor. The case is still under investigation. Responding agencies included the Dubois County Sheriffs Department and Indiana Conservation Officers. Conservation Officers strongly encourage the use of protective equipment when operating an ATV such as a chest protector, helmet and shin guards.
Jasper Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a stolen vehicle taken from a Jasper residences sometime overnight. Police say a black Subaru Outback was taken from the carport of a residence on the 3200 block of Howard Drive in Jasper, sometime between 10 p.m Sunday and 6:30 a.m. Monday. The license plate of the vehicle is 684RAZ. Anyone with information on the theft of the vehicle or the vehicle’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Jasper Police Department at 812-482-2255 or on the anonymous tip line at 812-481-2677 (COPS).
Friday, May 15th, 2015
Two Lawrence County residents were charged with multiple drug charges after police were called to a home where an infant was present. The Lawrence County Department of Child Services was notified police that a drug screen revealed 23 year old Julia Jones of Bedford, who is on probation, had methamphetamine in her system, according to Bedford Police. Police then went to Jones’ home, at 225 M St., with a worker from DCS at 3:45 p.m. Thursday. They found Jones and 28 year old Jonathan Bell of Bedford at the residence.While officials were talking with Bell and Jones, there laying in plain sight was a baggie with white residue that tested positive for methamphetamine. Police also found a container that contained both marijuana and hashish and both Bell and Jones had Zolpidem pills. They had no prescription for the pills also an infant was in the home when police arrived. Bell was booked into the Lawrence County Jail on charges of possession of meth, possession of meth in the presence of a minor, possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana, possession of hashish, possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, neglect of a dependent and maintaining a common nuisance. Jones is facing charges of possession of meth, possession of meth in the presence of a minor, possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, neglect of a dependent and maintaining a common nuisance. She was also booked into the Lawrence County Jail with no bond set due to already being on probation.
Indiana Conservation Officers are continuing to search the East Fork of the White River near the Highway 257 Capehart Bridge for a missing woman presumed to have jumped from the bridge. At approximately 5:15 pm Thursday, Pike County Dispatch received a 911 call from a concerned motorist. The motorist had passed a woman standing on the bridge but when they returned to check on her, she was gone. There was a car parked on the south side of the bridge belonging to 55 year old Lianne Wiscaver, of Washington who has not been seen or heard from since Thursday afternoon. Conservation Officers have conducted bank searches and have been using dragging equipment in efforts to locate Wiscaver. Officers plan on continuing the search of the river bank and dragging the river bottom today. A boat with side-scanning sonar is also being used and divers are on site.Responding agencies Thursday included the Pike County Sheriff’s Department, Daviess County Sheriffs Department, Indiana State Police, Jefferson Township Fire Department, Harrison Township Fire Department, Southwest Medical, Pike County EMS and Indiana Conservation Officers.
Two men were rescued after a boat they were bow fishing from capsized on Huntingburg Lake Wednesday. Indiana Conservation Officers Tim Kaiser, Zac Howerton, and Tony Mann were dispatched to Huntingburg Lake at about 5:09 p.m. for the report of the capsized boat. Two bow fishermen, father and son Scott and Kade Mundy, were on south side of the lake approximately 150 yds from shore when they noticed their boat was starting to capsize. The boat was taking on water for an unknown reason. After the boat became partially immersed, the two men, who were wearing life jackets, stayed with it while another boat owner, Scott Kendall, assisted them until a rescue boat could be launched to help. When conservation officers arrived, they launched a boat and picked up the two bow fisherman from Kendall. The bow fishermen did not suffer any injuries from the accident. The cause of the boat to capsize is still undetermined. Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage the use of life jackets while enjoying any activity out on the water.
Thursday, May 14th, 2015
The Orange County Drug Enforcement Unit searched two residences on North Sandy Hook Road on May 7 at 12:30 p.m. and discovered methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Four people were arrested in relation to the investigation: 51 year old Hans P. Jorgensen, of Paoli; 28 year old Casey W. Sarabia, of French Lick; 31 year old Steven A. DeLuca, of New Albany; and and 27 year old Nichole M. Krumroy, of Paoli. The Drug Enforcement Unit, which consisted of officers from the Indiana State Police, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Paoli Police Department, Orleans Police Department and French Lick Police Department conducted a search warrant at residences at 656 and 658 North Sandy Hook Road in Paoli. Sarabia, Krumroy and DeLuca were located in one of the residences and arrested and transported to Orange County Jail. Jorgensen, who lived in one of the residences, was arrested later in the day when police located him at his girlfriend’s house. A gram of methamphetamine was located in his possession. Jorgensen is currently facing charges of possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony; maintaining a common nuisance, a Level 6 felony; and possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor. Krumroy is currently facing charges of possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony; maintaining a common nuisance, a Level 6 felony; and possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor. Sarabia is currently facing charges of possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony; visiting a common nuisance, a Class B misdemeanor; and possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor. Prior to this arrest Sarabia was out on bond for a separate dealing in methamphetamine charge as well as a burglary charge. DeLuca is currently facing charges of possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony; visiting a common nuisance, a Class B misdemeanor; and possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor.
An Orange County man was injured in a one vehicle accident that occurred around 4:24PM Monday on CR 175 West near Paoli. According to the OC Sheriffs Department, 37 year old Timothy Patton of rural Paoli was driving a 2000 Chevy Silverado extended cab PU. The truck ran off the roadway, slid sideways into a culvert then rolled over, coming to a stop in a cornfield. Patton was ejected and was pinned under the truck. Rescue workers were able to remove him from underneath the vehicle. Patton was flown by air evac helicopter to the U of L hospital. Property damage was estimated at over $5000.00 dollars. The cause of thecrash remains under investigation.
Girls Softball Sectional Draw for Sectional 61. Sectional 61 Girls Softball Mon May 25th, Tues May 26th and Thursday May 28th At West Washington (5) Monday May 25th is Game 1: West Washington vs.Springs Valley., Tuesday is Game 2 and 3. Game 2: Crothersville vs. Trinity Lutheran and Game 3: Orleans vs. Winner of G1. Then Thursday May 28th is the Championship Game Winner of G2 vs. Winner of G3
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
An accidential shooting claims the life of a man in Brown County Saturday evening. Brown County Sheriff Scott Southerland says that 31-year-old Christopher Lucas was pronounced dead at 8:32 p.m. at Columbus Regional Hospital. A resident of Bean Blossom Road placed a 911 call at 7:10 p.m. to report she had found a man at his home not breathing. Hamblen Volunteer Fire Department first responders and a Columbus Regional Hospital ambulance responded. Police say that Lucas had suffered a gunshot wound to his lower torso. The results of an autopsy report are pending and the incident is still under investigation.
A Lawrence man was arrested Friday night after police found meth and marijuana in his vehicle. According to Lawrence County Sheriff Mike Branham, officers stopped 27-year-old Justin Kenney of Williams after they noticed the expiration date on his license plate was partially covered and unreadable. "When police ran the plate, it came back to a different vehicle than what it was currently on," Branham wrote in an email. "So the officer conducted a traffic stop." A Bedford Police officer and his K-9 partner responded to the scene and the dog alerted officers to possible drugs inside the vehicle. While searching, a glass pipe and a plastic bag that both contained a green-leafy substance that tested positive for marijuana were found They also found a loaded syringe that tested positive for meth. Kenney was arrested on charges of possession of meth, possession of marijuana less than 30 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance
Wear your sunscreen: A doctor's simple recommendation for preventing skin cancer. May is National Skin Cancer Month and Dr. Beth Brogan with St. Vincent Dermatology Group says sunscreen is the number one preventive measure you can take daily.. putting it on every morning after a shower.
Monday, May 11th, 2015
Storms moved through Orange County late Sunday, with an area north of Paoli experiencing the most storm-related damage. No injuries were reported. According to Rick Emerick, Orange County’s emergency management director reports the National Weather Service is characterizing the storm as strong winds only. Emerick says some barns were damaged and some trees were knocked down and one that fell on a house. Damage occurred on both sides of State Road 37. He specifically mentioned Doan Road, Poor Farm Road and County Road 60 East. He said damage is centered around the Joe and Rita White home. The address is 2266 N. County Road 25 East. Social media reports are damage was significant on the Whites’ property, including damage to the roof of the family’s home. A main Duke Energy line was hit, resulting in the town of Paoli being without energy for most of the evening. According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department log, at 5:02 p.m. personnel with the town of Paoli requested that the Orange County Highway Department place barrels at the town’s intersections where stoplights had stopped functioning. At 5:45 p.m, Bill Sallee, from Orange County Rural Fire Department District II, reported several Frontier telephone poles were broken along Doan Road.
Two Dubois County residents were injured in a one car accident Friday night. According to Dubois County Sheriffs Department reports, 24 year old , Joshua Vaal, of Celestine, was driving a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 westbound on County Road 400S in Dubois County east of Santine Road at about 9:54 p.m. He was driving at a high rate of speed and lost control of the truck after cresting a hill. The truck went off the right side of the road into a ditch and struck an embankment. The truck then continued west until it came to rest partially in the ditch and on the road facing west. Vaal suffered a cut to his right forearm and a passenger, 19 year old Kayla Long, 19, suffered a small cut to her head. Both were treated at the scene. Other passengers 24 year old Dustin Terwiske, and 20 year old Hayley Storm, of Huntingburg, were not injured. The Birdseye Town Marshal, St. Anthony Volunteer Fire Department first responders, a Berg’s Garage wrecker and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services assisted
Police are investigating the break-in of a Jasper business that occurred this weekend. Jasper Police are investigating a break in that occurred at the Soap Opera Laundry, 241 W. 41st Street, was broken into sometime between 6 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday. Police are asking that anyone with information on the burglary contact the department at 812-482-2255 or on the anonymous tip line at 812-481-2677 (COPS).
Friday, May 8th, 2015
The Orange County Drug Enforcement Unit consisting of Indiana State Police, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Paoli Police Department, French Lick Police Department and Orleans Police Department conducted a probation search at 230 Wilbur Street in Paoli which is the residence of Storie Lane on April 27th 2015 at approximately 5:30PM. According to law enforcement officials, they were acting on a tip and were contacted by the Orange County Probation Office and advised them that they had received credible information that St orie Lane was dealing methamphetamine. The Probation Officer advised them that Miss Lane was on probation for methamphetamine charges and had waved her rights. The Probation Officer then requested assistance with a search of Miss Lane and her residence. Upon arriving at the residence Officers advised Miss Lane that they were there to conduct a probation search. Once confronted with the information, Lane admitted to being in possession of methamphetamine and then showed the officers where she kept it. A search of the residence was then conducted and a methamphetamine pipe was located in a purse belonging to Storie Lane. At the time of the search, 22 year old Chelsey Bernard of English and 19 year old Shane Jones of Milltown were also at the residence along with Bernard’s 6 month old child. Chelsey Bernard was also out on probation for methamphetamine charges in Crawford County. The Indiana Child Protective Services were contacted and arrived at the residence to assist in relocating Storie Lane’s 2 year old child and Bernard’s 6 month old child. All three subjects were then arrested and transported to the Orange County Jail. Lane is facing charges for dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance. Chelsey Bernard is facing charges for possession of methamphetamine and visiting a common nuisance. And Shane Jones is facing charges for possession of methamphetamine and visiting a common nuisance.
A Lawrence County man was killed today after a lawn mower overturned, and he was trapped underneath it. Police in Lawrence County are not releasing his identity until more family members are notified, according to Sheriff Mike Branham. Lawrence County police dispatchers received a 911 call at 12:10 p.m. about the accident on Lower Leesville Road. An IU Health Bedford Hospital ambulance, Shawswick Township and Guthrie Township volunteer fire departments and county police responded. A police officer and a firefighter were the first on scene, and they were able to move the overturned lawn mower off the man. Coroner Rob Herr was called immediately to the scene, and the victim was pronounced dead.
Bloomington police have arrested an Indiana University senior after he reportedly returned to the scene of a fight and shot the man he had assaulted minutes earlier. Police and paramedics were dispatched to a report of an injured man in the 800 block of South Henderson Street at 4:08 a.m. Wednesday.22 year old Kriegon Newby, was arrested on preliminary charges of attempted murder, battery with a deadly weapon, intimidation and possession of a handgun without a license. Police say a witness that was with Newby stated, he called Newby and asked that he return to the scene to apologize and make things right with the victim. When Newby returned another argument took place, and Newby reached into his pocket, drew a weapon and fired three shots at the victim. Policed found a .22 caliber handgun near Newby, as he was being held down on the ground by a witness. Investigators believe the handgun is the weapon used in the shooting, Seifers said. The 23-year-old man was transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital. He was booked into the Monroe County Jail at 10:38 a.m. Wednesday and is being held without bond.
Thursday, May 7th, 2015
The Orange County Drug Enforcement Unit, consisting of officers from the Indiana State Police, Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Paoli Police Department, arrested six people while executing a search warrant at 103 Linden Street. The search warrant was completed on April 28 and police discovered methamphetamine, marijuana, controlled substances and paraphernalia in the residence. During the execution of the search warrant, Melissa C. Marks, 43, Paoli, and Lena N. Vaughn, 18, Paoli, arrived at their residence with Vaughn’s one-year-old child. Child Protective Services was called to take the child and were informed that Vaughn was not supposed to have custody of the child. Police then learned that the child had been forcefully removed from its caretaker. Marks is facing preliminary charges of dealing marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance. Vaughn is facing preliminary charges of possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance and child endangerment. The police also arrested the following and charged each with visiting a common nuisance: Dillon M. Griffith, 20, Paoli; William A. Cook Jr., 38, Paoli; Shamora D. Compton, 32, English; and Chassity F. Brinkworth, 31, Paoli. It is the tips and information we receive from the community that makes these operations possible. We would like to thank the citizens in assisting us in our efforts to keep Orange County a safe and healthy community to live.If anyone suspects illegal activity is occurring in their area, they should contact their local police or sheriff’s department.
Two Southwestern Indiana men were arrested Wednesday night on felony charges after an investigation into the theft and sale of a motorcycle. On Monday, Trooper Jeremy Galloway opened an investigation into the possible theft of a 1998 BMW motorcycle from Rosetta Allbright. Allbright told police she had asked a friend to retrieve the motorcycle from the home of 48 year old David Gabberd, of Fulda, Allbright’s ex-boyfriend. But, Gabberd informed the friend that the motorcycle and title were both gone, and he did not know where they had gone. After searching impound lots in the surrounding counties, Galloway and Trooper Kurtis Blunk found that a motorcycle involved in a crash in Huntingburg on May 5 was the one Allbright had reported stolen. The motorcycle was in the impound lot at Kars Garage in Huntingburg. Galloway determined that Gabberd had allegedly sold the motorcycle to 38 year old Nathaniel Walz, of Huntingburg. Police report both men knew the motorcycle belonged to Allbright. Galloway located both Walz and Gabberd at their residences Wednesday evening. They were both taken into custody and transported to the Spencer County Jail.
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
A Mitchell teen was injured after rolling his vehicle on Rabbitsville road near Mitchell Tuesday afternoon. 16 year old Austin Tillet was driving a 97 dodge Dakota south when a van pulled from a driveway into his pasth. Tillet swerved, causing his vehicle to roll onto the driver’s side, slid and rolled back onto it’s wheels. Tillet suffered minor bleeding and shoulder and upper arm pain and was taken to St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford for treatment.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence today signed Senate Enrolled Act 461, regarding the use of syringe or needle exchange programs in the case of public health emergencies like the recent HIV outbreak in Scott County. The law takes effect immediately. The Governor commented: “Hoosiers may be assured that our administration will continue to work tirelessly to confront the crisis in Scott County in a compassionate and focused way until public health and public safety are restored.” The Governor also signed SEA 298, Voluntary Veterans’ Preference mployment Policy, which allows private employers to give preference to veterans, as verified by the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, in the hiring, promoting or retaining of qualified applicants or employees. The bill passed the House and Senate with unanimous and bipartisan support. as well as signing bills regarding job training for unemployed Hoosiers and reform of local governments:
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced the distribution of $1.1 billion in revenues generated by the hunting and angling industry to all 50 state and territorial wildlife agencies. Indiana portion is $18,386,530. The Service’s Midwest Region will receive more than $224 million of these funds to support a wide array of state-led conservation issues such as native plant restoration, hunter education, elk restoration and fish stocking. Funds are distributed by the Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, and support critical state-specific fish and wildlife conservation and recreation projects that benefit all Americans.
Monday, May 4th, 2015
A man apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a woman he allegedly abducted was able to escape in the vehicle they drove to a rural Crawford County area north of Taswell Sunday night. Around 11:00 p.m. Saturday, 36 year old Tara Garland, of Chandler, was taken at gunpoint outside her Warrick County residence by 45 year old Bradley Sease, of Jeffersonville, her former fiancé. Sease ordered Garland to drive in her car to Morgan Road in Crawford County where he continued to hold her at gunpoint overnight. At about 6 a.m. Garland was able to get away from Sease. She got into her vehicle and attempted to drive off. Sease fired several shots at the vehicle, striking it twice. One of the bullets struck Garland in the back after it traveled through the driver’s seat. Garland was able to continue driving and eventually stopped at a residence on Highfill Chapel Road. She told the resident what had happened, who in turn dialed 911 to get Garland help. Indiana State Police and Crawford County deputies responded to the area and began to search for Sease who they found a short time later near where the vehicle had been parked overnight. Sease was dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. An autopsy is to be performed on Sease. Garland was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, where she is currently listed in serious but stable condition.
The IHSAA has realigned Sectional Assignments for the 2015 to 2017 school Years. For Springs Valley they have moved to Sectional 47 in Boys Football and will face these Sectional Opponents: Eastern Greene, Edinburgh, North Decatur, Oldenburg Academy, South Decatur, Trinity Lutheran and West Washington. For Girls Volleyball, Boys and Girls Basketball, and Boys Baseball and Girls Softball they will compete in Sectional 64. In Girls Volleyball and Boys and Girls Basketball, Sectional Opponents will be: Cannelton, Evansville Day, NE Dubois, Tecumseh and Wood Memorial. In Boys Baseball and Girls Softball, Sectional Opponents will be: Cannelton, NE Dubois, Tecumseh and Wood Memorial. Other Sectional Assignments, in Class A Orleans will compete in Sectional 61, Paoli in Class 2A will compete in Sectional 46 and Mithcell in Sectional 47 for Girls Volleyball, Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys Baseball, and Girls Softball. In Football both Paoli and Mithcell will be in Sectional 39.
Friday, May 1st, 2015
A Lawrence county driver was sent to a hospital after over-correcting to avoid an accident with another vehicle. According to Lawrence County Police reports, 56 year old Ellen Pyle of Williams, was driving a 1999 Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle east on Stumphole Bridge Road at 9:40 a.m. Thursday. As she reached the top of a hill, she saw another vehicle approaching from the opposite direction, and she realized she was left of the center of the road. Pyle yanked the vehicle to the right, causing the vehicle to go off the edge of the roadway. Pyle over-corrected as she tried to go back on the roadway, and the vehicle started skidding, eventually running off the south side of the roadway again. The Ford Explorer struck an embankment and a fence, then stopped on its side in the roadway. Pyle crawled out of the vehicle through the rear hatch, which lost its glass in the accident. Williams, suffered a bruise to her head area and was incapacitated. An IU Health Bedford Hospital ambulance took Pyle to St. Vincent Dunn Hospital for treatment. Police say she was wearing her seat belt.
Huntingburg police have charged a 19-year-old with several drug related charges after they found her with a digital scale and baggies of marijuana behind the Huntingburg Event Center early Friday morning. According to police reports, Huntingburg Police were dispatched to the event center at about 12:06 a.m. for the report of a suspicious vehicle at the back of the building. When they arrived , they located 19 year old Alejandra Mora walking near the back of the building. She told officers she had been sitting on the back steps of the event center. While police were checking the area, they found a digital weighing scale, numerous small plastic bags, and other drug paraphernalia on the steps where Mora indicated she had been sitting. Authorities then questioned Mora about the items on the steps, she admitted to having marijuana on her person. Officers located 12 baggies containing about a gram of marijuana and a single baggy containing two grams of marijuana on Mora’s person during a search. Police also searched Mora’s vehicle and found two more digital weighing scales. Mora faces misdemeanor charges of intent to deal marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. She was then booked into the Dubois County Jail.
Thursday, April 30th, 2015
On April 21, 2015 at approximately 1:15PM the Orange County Drug Enforcement Unit consisting of Indiana State Police, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Paoli Police Department, French Lick Police Department and Orleans Police Department executed a search warrant at 141 Hudleson Street, Paoli. The residence was occupied by Andrew Sneed, Melissa Strother and her 4 year old child, Devin Osborne and Jason Garlock. Upon execution of the search warrant, 31 Year old Andrew Sneed, Paoli, 19 year old Devin Osborn, Paoli, 38 year old Shawna Bennett/Archer, Paoli and 42 year old Michael Brown Jr., Paoli were arrested and transported to the Orange County Jail. Melissa Strother was kept at the residence while the Indiana Department of Child Protective Services was notified and her 4 year old child could be secured. Strother was then transported to the Orange County Jail and a search of the residence was conducted. The search resulted in finding a handgun, methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, hypodermic syringes and items commonly used to deal methamphetamine. Jason Garlock, 23, was not at the residence when the search warrant executed. Andrew Sneed is facing charges for dealing methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance. Sneed was released from prison in October 2014 for dealing methamphetamine and is currently on parole. Melissa Strother is facing charges for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance. Devin Osborne is facing charges for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance. Jason Garlock is facing charges for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance. Michael Brown Jr. is facing charges for dealing methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and visiting a common nuisance. Shawna Bennett/Archer is facing charges for possession of methamphetamine and visiting a common nuisance. Bennett was out on bond due to medical reasons from two prior methamphetamine charges and a burglary charge. These operations would not be possible without the tips and information received from the citizens of Orange County. We would again like to thank the citizens for assisting us in our efforts to keep Orange County a safe and healthy community to live. As always, please contact your local Police or Sheriff’s Department if you suspect illegal activity in your area.
Vincennes University signed an articulation agreement with the Indiana DNR Law Enforcement Division on April 29 to award college credits to their Conservation Officers for completed training and years of experience. These credits will assist officers in furthering their education, through Vincennes University's highly-regarded program in Conservation Law Enforcement; the only one of its kind in Indiana. The purpose of this articulation agreement is to provide a basis for a cooperative relationship between Vincennes University and DNR Law Enforcement Division to benefit officers who desire to complete an Associate’s degree in Conservation Law Enforcement or a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Homeland Security and Public Safety.
A temporary syringe exchange program is in place in Scott County implementated by the State Board of Health to combat the H-I-V epidemic in Indiana, but some policy experts say it’s not a long-term solution. Most of the 143 confirmed H-I-V cases are believed to be connected to injection drug use. Bill Piper of the Drug Policy Alliance says to stop the spread of H-I-V/AIDS, hepatitis C and other infectious diseases lawmakers need to make syringe exchanges permanent. Piper says: "The biggest barrier to syringe-exchange programs is politicians putting ideology above science. There’s decades of research that shows syringe-exchange programs reduce the spread of infectious diseases without increasing drug use." The C-D-C has found that syringe-exchange programs lower the incidence of H-I-V/AIDS among people who inject drugs by 80 percent. The U-S prohibits states from using federal drug-prevention money on sterile syringe access programs.
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
On April 21, 2015 at approximately 1:15PM the Orange County Drug Enforcement Unit consisting of Indiana State Police, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Paoli Police Department, French Lick Police Department and Orleans Police Department executed a search warrant at 141 Hudleson Street, Paoli. The residence was occupied by Andrew Sneed, Melissa Strother and her 4 year old child, Devin Osborne and Jason Garlock. Upon execution of the search warrant, 31 Year old Andrew Sneed, Paoli, 19 year old Devin Osborn, Paoli, 38 year old Shawna Bennett/Archer, Paoli and 42 year old Michael Brown Jr., Paoli were arrested and@transported to the Orange County Jail and a search of the residence was conducted. The search resulted in finding a handgun, methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, hypodermic syringes and items commonly used to deal methamphetamine. Jason Garlock, 23, was not at the residence when the search warrant executed. Andrew Sneed is facing charges for dealing methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance. Sneed was released from prison in October 2014 for dealing methamphetamine and is currently on parole. Melissa Strother is facing charges for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance. Devin Osborne is facing charges for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance. Jason Garlock is facing charges for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance. Michael Brown Jr. is facing charges for dealing methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and visiting a common nuisance. Shawna Bennett/Archer is facing charges for possession of methamphetamine and visiting a common nuisance. Bennett was out on bond due to medical reasons from two prior methamphetamine charges and a burglary charge. These operations would not be possible without the tips and information received from the citizens of Orange County. We would again like to thank the citizens for assisting us in our efforts to keep Orange County a safe and healthy community to live. As always, please contact your local Police or Sheriff’s Department if you suspect illegal activity in your area.
Scott County’s number of confirmed HIV cases is growing,, but slower than a week ago. State Department of Health officials said only two additional cases were confirmed since last Friday putting the total up to 138 confirmed with five preliminary positives. Officials also continue to see more involvement with the needle exchange program and other services theyto help combat the outbreak. There have now been roughly 65-hundred needles that have been brought in or brought back as part of the exchange program, and more than 7,000 clean ones sent out. As far as legislation in the statehouse regarding statewide needle exchange efforts Walthall says State Health Officials are happy to have any tool in their arsenal that will help combat the spread of any disease.
The General Assembly is to decide if live dealers will be allowed at Indiana’s two racetrack casinos. House and Senate versions of the bill put off live dealers until 2021, to give Indiana's Ohio River casinos time to adjust to the increased competition and to push the issue until the end of a potential second term for Governor Pence. But both those proposals would have required Hoosier Park and Indiana Live to ask the Indiana Gaming Commission for final approval.House Speaker Brian Bosma says a first attempt at a final bill removed that final checkpoint. He says that's a dealbreaker for both him and Pence.There's agreement on the bill's other provisions, including changes to gaming taxes and permission for riverboat casinos to move the gaming floor onto land. But Bosma cautions changing one piece of any gambling bill affects everything else. Legislators have until midnight tonight to pass a bill. Pence has declined to say publicly whether he'd oppose live table games at the racinos, saying only that he's against any expansion of gambling. But legislative leaders say the governor has told them he opposes live dealers.
Monday, April 27th, 2015
A Bloomington man is expected to appear in court later this week, after being preliminarily charged with the murder of an IU student. 49-year-old Daniel E. Messel was arrested Friday and charged with the murder of 22-year-old Hannah Wilson. Wilson was reported missing midday Friday and her body was found later in a rural area of Brown County. An autopsy on Saturday revealed that she died after being struck in the back of the head three or four times and suffered superficial injuries trying to protect herself. There was no sign of sexual assault. Police have also not released any information about a connection between Messel and Wilson.
A traffic stop led to the arrests of two people over the weekend on methamphetamine charges.30 year old Justin Terrell of Mitchell and 34 year old Stormi Knight of Mitchell, were arrested on Sunday morning. According to Lawrence County Police, the two were in a vehicle that was stopped after an officer ran their license plate, which was identified as having been stolen from an agency in northern Indiana. The vehicle initially was observed at the Speedway station at the junction of State Road 37 and U.S. 50 West. Officers stopped the driver a short distance south of the junction. While one officer was conducting the business of the traffic stop, another officer, with a police dog trained in the detection of narcotics, checked the vehicle. The dog gave a positive alert on the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed a white powdery substance that field-tested positive for meth. Officers also learned that Terrell, the driver, was operating the vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. It also was determined the license plate had not been stolen and the agency entering the information into the data system had made a mistake. Terrell was booked into the Lawrence County jail at 5:43 a.m. and was charged with possession of meth, maintaining a common nuisance and driving with a suspended license. Knight faces charges of possession of meth and maintaining a common nuisance and was booked into the Lawrence County jail at 6:08 a.m. Sunday.
The Dogwood Festival crowned its Queen Saturday night. Crowned was Kayla Carson with Olivia Jenkins was First Runner Up and Victoria Whalin was our Second Runner Up. Also Junior. Miss Dogwood Queen was Kenna Hall and Montana Sullivan 1 st runner up Hallie Minton 2 nd Runner up. Victoria Albertson was Miss Photogenic and Molly Tye, Miss Congeniality
Friday, April 24th, 2015
A woman was arrested Thursday on a warrant for dealing methamphetamine at the Budget Inn. According to Police reports, a informant told Lawrence County Police where methamphetamine could be purchased from . Police say the informant told Det. Chris Roberts of the Lawrence County Police that meth could be purchased from 31 year Cassandra Emons, also known as Cassi Jaggers. Roberts then met with the informant twice in early April, provided the informant with money and gave the informant a recording device. The informant, each time, met with Emmons in a room at the Budget Inn. Each time, the informant returned to police with baggies containing methamphet amine . 31 year old Cassandra Emmons of Bedford was then arrested Thursday and booked into the Lawrence County Jail.
Two men involved in a serious assault last weekend at Jasper Rubber Products Plant No. 1, in Jasper , were arrested yesterday/Thursday on felony warrants. According to Jasper Police, they were called to the plant at about 8:45 p.m. last Saturday for the report of an altercation involving three men. After an investigation, police determined an argument between 24 year old Christopher Barrett, of Huntingburg and an unidentified victim turned violent when Barrett struck the victim in the back of the head. Barrett then pulled a knife and began repeatedly cutting the victim, with most cuts landing on his raised arm. During the fight, 23 year old Kelvin Brown, of Jasper, also struck the victim in the back with a pole. The victim was able to pull out a stun gun and tazed Barrett during the fight allowing him to flee the plant. He was soon located by officers and taken to Jasper Memorial Hospital for treatment of his numerous injuries. Police reported the victim required stitches for his wounds. Warrants were issued in Dubois Circuit Court for the arrests of Barrett and Brown following the investigation. The two were arrested without incident and booked into the Dubois County Jail. Barrett is being held on a $7,500 cash bond and Brown was able to bond out.
One last day of the Orange County Rabies clinic.
Saturday April 25th
Dr. Cooper 10:00 AM - 11:00AM Springs Valley High School Gym & 12:00 PM –1:00 PM (Office)
Dr. McDonald 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Office) & 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Valeene Shelter House at Park & 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Pine Valley Parking Lot
Thursday, April 23, 2015
A change of venue has been requested in the case of Raymond Spicer because of possible pretrial prejudice. Spicer who is 70, is facing one charge of child molesting, a Class A felony; sexual misconduct with a minor, a Level 4 felony; three counts of child molesting, aClass C felonie; attempted sexual misconduct with a minor, a Class B felony; and sexual misconduct with a minor, a Class C felony. His trial is set for Sept. 18. Spicers attorney ,has filed a motion for change of venue from Lawrence County in Lawrence Superior Court I "due to highly prejudicial pretrial publicity," the document states. A Times-Mail article about Spicer published on April 9 "has created irreparable prejudice to Spicer on several levels according to his attorney.
A pregnant driver was injured Wednesday on after her car was rear ended on US 231 in Jasper.According to Police reports, 18 year old Kiersten Morton, of Huntingburg, was southbound in a 2004 Pontiac on Main Street/U.S. 231 and had slowed to turn east on 19th Street when her car was struck from behind by a 2002 Mercury driven by 27 year old Stephanie Mathies, of Huntingburg. Morton, who is 21 weeks pregnant, complained of pain in her abdomen and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Mathies complained of pain from the seatbelt was but declined medical treatment. Morton’s Pontiac sustained about $3,000 in damages and had to be towed from the scene. Mathies’ Mercury had about $2,000 in damages and she was able to drive it from the scene.
A Dubois County motorist was uninjured after he stuck a concrete barrier at a local service station in Ferdinand Wednesday . According to Police reports, 56 year old David Schwoeppe of Huntingburg driving a 2014 GMC Sierra, struck a concrete barrier at the Southside Circle A in Ferdinand around 6PM. He struck it as he was pulling away from the gas island . The truck had about $1,500 in damages. No damages to the concrete barrier were reported.
Wednesday, April 22d, 2015
There are a number of large tents being set up at the Pete Dye Golf Course for the Senior PGA Tournament May 21st thru 24th. More than 25,000 people are expected to attend the event which will have a purse of $2.75 million. The French Lick champion will receive $495,000. Steve Ferguson, Chairman of the Board of the Cook Group said the resort will have a net expense of about $1.5 million to host the event and stated “Last year the resort paid over $50 million in wages and benefits. If you had up the economic impact of construction, purchases and wages since we opened, it’s been $1.3 billion generated for these communities our of the resort”
Five new cases of HIV have been confirmed in Jackson County. Jackson shares a border with Scott county, which is under a declared public health emergency. As of Tuesday, there were 129 confirmed cases of HIV and another six preliminary cases throughout southeastern Indiana. The oubbreak has been linked to IV drug use and sharing of needles.
There was no job growth in Indiana last month but the unemployment rate for March was 5.8 percent, a drop of a tenth of a point from February. The rate fell slightly even though the state lost 800 private sector jobs during the month, mainly due to a drop in the Professional and Business Services sector.
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
The Lawrence County Vietnam Veterans Group Inc. and the Lawrence County Veterans Service Office will host a Welcome Home/Appreciation Day celebration for Vietnam War veterans Saturday, May 9 on the Lawrence County Courthouse lawn. According to Lawrence County Veterans Services Officer Brad Bough, who will emcee the event, activities will pay tribute to the millions of military veterans who served during the Vietnam War. "These military veterans did not get a proper welcome home after the war," Bough says. "They didn't receive the recognition they rightly deserved. The welcome home event will remember the thousands that died fighting in the war and is being held to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the official ending of the Vietnam war." The event will feature a motorcycle ride, salutes to the veterans, food and family entertainment. Bikers participating in the ride should arrive at Revere's Food & Fuel at 9 a.m. The ride commences at 10 a.m. and concludes at noon on the courthouse square. Following a series of salutes and speeches, local bands Loose Ends and No Expectations will perform at Harp Commons until 8 p.m. For further information about the event, call (812) 275-641
Orange county Rabies Vaccination Clinic runs through April 25th. This evening Rabie shots are available:From 6-7pm at Dr. Coopers office, Hwy 37 north of PaoliFrom 5:30pm-6:30pm, Dr. Kirk will be at Orangeville Community BldgFrom 3-5pm at Dr. Mcdonald’s office, Hwy 150, HardinsburgFrom 6-7pm Dr. McDonald at Bill Breeden’s, 5966 W Cr Rd 75 S French Lick (by Moore’s Ridge Church)Indiana and local laws require dogs and cats be vaccinated against rabies, cost is $8 per animal.
Indiana DNR says the annual rainbow trout stockings are complete and ready for anglers. 24,000 trout were stocked in inland lakes in 14 counties. Each treat was 9 inches long. Trout season officially opens Saturday and runs through the end of the year. All trout fishing spots are listed at dnr.IN.gov.
Monday, April 20th, 2015
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ATV accident that occurred early Sunday morning. According to authorities, 21 year old Nicole Recker, of St Anthony was driving on Saint Anthony Road North and started to brake. When she did so, the ATV flipped and landed on top of her. A subject on a second ATV behind her stopped and quickly removed her from underneath. She was taken to a private residence and then transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital. Recker suffered facial injuries and was later transported to St. Marys Hospital in Evansville by ambulance. Alcohol may have been a contributing factor and protective gear was not worn. The incident is still under investigation. Assisting agencies included the Dubois County 911 Dispatch Center, Dubois County Sheriffs Department and Indiana Conservation Officers. Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage the use of protective equipment such as helmets, gloves and chest protectors while operating an ATV.
Jasper police arrested a man at El Maguey Restaurant after he chased customers around the restaurant while brandishing a knife Sunday evening. According to Police reports, Jasper officers, Dubois County deputies, and Indiana State trooper responded to the restaurant at 3570 Newton Street at 9:34 p.m. after receiving the call that 29 year old Rudy Villarreal, of Ferdinand, was threatening to kill patrons at the restaurant. When officers arrived at the restaurant, there was a short standoff between them and Villarreal but he was eventually apprehended without any further incident. Police say Villarreal had a blood alcohol content of .243 percent. During the incident, he allegedly urinated in a trash can in the restaurant and took a $7 tip and a cellphone charger. Villarreal was charged with Level 5 felony intimidation with a deadly weapon and Level 6 felony resisting law enforcement and misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, public indecency and public intoxication and was booked into the Dubois County Jail
The deadline for submissions to the State of Indiana’s bicentennial book is fast approaching. The Bicentennial Celebration next year will include the release of a 240-page coffee table book filled with 14 chapters of short essays by Hoosier authors as well as photos and anecdotes about the state. Photos are still being accepted for inclusion in the book titled Indiana at 200: A Celebration of the Hoosier State. Photos can be submitted to http://mtpublishing.com/index.php/default/indiana200photos
The photos must be taken in Indiana and should reflect in some way one or more of the following aspects of the state:
Images must be uploaded in .jpg/.jpeg format with high quality (at least 300 dpi) and the content of an image must not be altered. Use of photos will not be compensated, but photographers will receive a photo credit in the book.