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  • SBOA finds unlawful conflict of interest with Dugger cemetery employment

    SBOA finds unlawful conflict of interest with Dugger cemetery employment


    By: Andrew Krull

    A State Board of Accounts audit report concerning the town of Dugger released last month indicates two conflicts of interest with town employees, noting possible criminal implications if not properly addressed. “As stated in prior Report B40732, Carolyn S. Pirtle, the spouse of Bill Pirtle, is currently employed by the Town of Dugger as the Cemetery Custodian,” the March 20 Supplemental Compliance Report states. “Bill Pirtle was the President of the Town Council for 2016. A...

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  • New sidewalks coming, can you dig it?

    New sidewalks coming, can you dig it?


    By: Andrew Krull

    Photo by ANDREW KRULL Workers with Feutz Contractors Inc. of Paris, Illinois have been busy this week working on replacing sidewalks on Main and Court streets a block north of the Sullivan square. The work is part of the Downtown Revitalization Program, funded through a $500,000 Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs grant that also includes rehabbing of south side buildings on the square. Sullivan Mayor Clint Lamb said that once the present work is complete that Feutz will do the side...

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  • Sullivan airport hopes to finish fuel farm upgrade late this year, with plans for the future

    Sullivan airport hopes to finish fuel farm upgrade late this year, with plans for the future


    By: Dennis Clark

    The Sullivan County Airport is planning to finish an upgrade of its over 50-year-old fuel storage and dispensing system by later this year. The airport is also looking to its future infrastructure requirements. Construction is hoped to start in September on the airport’s Phase III Fuel Farm Modifications project. Contractor bids are now being accepted until May 8, with a pre-bid conference slated for 1 p.m. Tuesday. The airport completed the first two phases last year — the instal...

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  • State superintendent to offer keynote address at Sullivan FFA Banquet

    State superintendent to offer keynote address at Sullivan FFA Banquet


    By: Times staff

    The Sullivan FFA Chapter announced that Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction, will offer the keynote address during the annual awards banquet May 2 in the Sullivan High School Cafeteria. The community along with school personnel, parents and students are welcome to attend. The meal will begin at 6 p.m., with McCormick’s address starting around 6:45 p.m. Individuals who plan to attend the meal should RSVP by Tuesday. During the event, FFA students wi...

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  • SHS trio combines to throw no-no

    SHS trio combines to throw no-no


    By: Times staff

    Cam Walters, Max Mize and Chris Taylor combined to throw a no-hitter as Sullivan defeated host North Knox 12-0 in five innings.Walters and Mize each tossed two innings and Taylor the final frame.This was the ninth win in 11 games for the Golden Arrows.Walters struck out three and earned the win. Mize fanned five with one walk and Taylor fanned two.On offense, the Arrows finished with 10 hits.Shane Garner, Kyle Vernelson and Eli Steimel each had two hits while Karter Vernelson, Taylor, Sam Ste...

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  • Sullivan boys and girls run second

    Sullivan boys and girls run second


    By: Times staff

    The Sullivan boys and girls track and field teams placed second in a triangular meet on Thursday at Clay City.The hosts were first and Bloomfield took third. Team scores were not available.“This was a meet that we just wanted to get through,” said Sullivan coach Jackie Ridge. “We have a lot of injuries that we are battling through and we are worn down just because of our low numbers and the weather, although it is the same for everybody.“We had a lot of girls do very w...

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  • Sullivan loses 3-2

    Sullivan loses 3-2


    By: Times staff

    Bloomfield won a 3-2 decision over Sullivan in a high school girls tennis match on Thursday.Sullivan dropped to 4-3 with the loss.“We are still without Lydia Sharp, who has a sprained ankle,” said Sullivan coach Wes Kirk. “It came down to the match at two doubles as we lost in the tiebreaker to a senior duo from Bloomfield.“Annie Smith and Sydney Greggs showed a lot of determination to come back from a set down. They actually were serving up 5-4 to win the match. This...

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