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  • County receives nearly $200,000 in LOIT special fund distribution

    County receives nearly $200,000 in LOIT special fund distribution


    By: Dennis Clark

    Sullivan County government has received a nearly $200,000 boost of state tax funding earmarked for transportation infrastructure maintenance.Deputy Auditor Diana Ross notified the Sullivan County Commissioners during Monday’s meeting of receiving a special distribution of Local Option Income Tax funds.At least 75 percent of the $199,676.73 in LOIT funds received, or $149,757.55, must be used exclusively (1) for local road construction, maintenance, or repair, or capital projects for avi...

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  • Art Guild seeks help with bicentennial quilt

    Art Guild seeks help with bicentennial quilt


    By: Times staff report

    The Sullivan Area Art Guild wants area quilters to step up to the plate for the county’s bicentennial.“We are making a quilt for the Sullivan County/Merom Bicentennial in 2017,” SAAG President Kat Walker wrote in an email. “Each quilter would a square/patch or two and Nancy Tomey has offered to put the quilt together.”The Art Guild has gathered pictures of significant areas in the community for participants to copy for their squares. Those interested are encourag...

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  • 3 charged after smoking device found in disabled car

    3 charged after smoking device found in disabled car


    By: Times staff report

    Three individuals were charged after being arrested when law enforcement officers found a glass smoking device that reportedly contained methamphetamine in a disabled car they were trying to push to a gas station.Keri Marie Rodriguez, 17, Shelburn; Kenneth Smothers, 16, Jasonville; and Kenneth James Smothers, 46, Lewis, were each charged with a Level 6 felony count of possession of meth and a Class C misdemeanor count of possession of paraphernalia in Sullivan Circuit Court on April 22.In add...

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  • WVCF names Voigtman officer of the year

    WVCF names Voigtman officer of the year


    By: Times staff report

    A Sullivan County resident was named officer of the year at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility earlier this week during Employee Recognition Day festivities at the maximum-security facility.The Carlisle-based state prison tabbed Ryan Voigtman for the honor. Other awards were given to Greene County’s Jodeana Raney and Lt. Shad Allen as employee of the year and supervisor of the year, respectively, and Daviess County’s Everardo Angeles-Mora as rookie of the year.“(Voigtma...

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  • Megan Stamper breaks discus record for Ladybirds

    Megan Stamper breaks discus record for Ladybirds


    By: B.J. Hargis

    For the second time in a couple of weeks, a Sullivan County athlete broke a record in the discus.After Courtney Craig accomplished the feat for Sullivan at Clay City, North Central’s Megan Stamper did likewise at the same locale.On April 29 during the Keith Jones Classic, Stamper threw the discus 98 feet and six inches, earning first place.The senior broke the record of 97-4, which was owned by Kelly Hammond.“I think Kelly broke that record in 1997 or 1998,” said North Centr...

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  • North Central track and field teams competes in field events at new two-day SWIAC

    North Central track and field teams competes in field events at new two-day SWIAC


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    Photo by B.J. HARGIS: Greg Bays of North Central is shown during an attempt in the long jump at the Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference track and field meet at Linton Thursday. The girls and boys competition will conclude with the running events tonight, when the final results will be announced.

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  • North edges Ladybirds 2-1

    North edges Ladybirds 2-1


    By: Times staff

    Pinch-runner Aubrey James raced home from first base on a North Central throwing error in the bottom of the eighth inning as host Terre Haute North defeated North Central 2-1 in a non-conference high school softball game Tuesday.It was just the third loss in 18 games for the Ladybirds, the defending Class 2A state champions.Each team had scored one run in the first inning, but neither team scored in the next six frames. Both teams loaded the bases in the second inning, but neither scored.Nort...

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