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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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  • Local emergency responders train for disasters, accident with table-top scenarios

    Local emergency responders train for disasters, accident with table-top scenarios


    By: Harold Bosstick

    You are a police officer, one of two patrolling the city late on a Thursday. Around 1:30 a.m., you receive a call from dispatch to investigate a loud noise, but, when you get to the location, you see a large noxious cloud rising from the wreckage of a derailed train near a hospital.What do you do next?This and other questions and scenarios were posed to local emergency responders as part of a table-top mock-disaster training session Tuesday afternoon at Sullivan Middle School.Sullivan City Po...

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  • Operation Medicine Cabinet set for Saturday

    Operation Medicine Cabinet set for Saturday


    By: Dennis Clark

    A Drug Enforcement Agency-sponsored National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for Sullivan County on Saturday.Known as Operation Medicine Cabinet locally, it allows residents an opportunity to dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs and cough syrup from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Sullivan City Park.This program will not accept new or used needles.“This is our second collection this year,” Sullivan County Soil and Water Conservation District coordinator/educator Car...

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  • First Christian Church hosts block party at Sullivan Central Plaza

    First Christian Church hosts block party at Sullivan Central Plaza


    By: Times staff

    The First Christian Church in Sullivan will hold a community block party at Sullivan Central Plaza on Saturday.First Christian has held the event for several years at its church, but FCC Outreach Director Myron Bartlett credited Sullivan Mayor Clint Lamb for suggesting the use of Central Plaza, where the old Sullivan elementary school once stood.“He was talking about how it would be nice to have it utilized more,” Bartlett said. “There’s more space. Obviously, if we we...

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  • T-birds get Senior Night win over WRV

    T-birds get Senior Night win over WRV


    By: Times staff

    The North Central Thunderbirds tennis team concluded its Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference schedule with a 4-1 win over the White River Valley Wolverines Tuesday at Farmersburg. Despite starting the season with just six players, the T-birds were able to finish second in the SWIAC. “All in all, I think we did really well,” North Central head coach Tim Drake said. “Bloomfield is going to win the conference. They are unbeaten and a really good tennis team.”It...

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  • Coal Fest queen named, kicking off week of events

    Coal Fest queen named, kicking off week of events


    By: Times staff

    This weekend, everything will be focused on Dugger as it hosts its annual Coal Festival.The festival got an early start, with Kiertsen Huff being crowned the 2014 Dugger Coal Festival Queen on Sunday. Other contestants included first runner-up McKayla Ellis, second runner-up Katie Knowles and princess Kaitlyn Tennant, as well as the junior king Westin Smith and junior queen Abby Sandusky.However, Saturday is the main event — homecoming for Dugger Union Community School.This year’s...

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  • Probable cause affidavit: Linton man raped, impregnated minor in 1997

    Probable cause affidavit: Linton man raped, impregnated minor in 1997


    By: Harold Bosstick

    A Linton man stands accused of raping and twice impregnating his former step-daughter over the last 17 years.William Thomas LaBaume, 54, was locally charged with child molesting, a Class A felony, and rape, a Level B felony, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Sullivan Superior Court on Monday.Also Monday, he was charged with three counts of rape — two as Class B felonies and one as a Class A felony — in Greene County, according to documents filed in Greene Circuit Co...

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  • Sullivan County third-worst in state unemployment rankings in August

    Sullivan County third-worst in state unemployment rankings in August


    By: Dennis Clark

    Sullivan County dropped slightly, from No. 1 in July to No. 3 in August, its non-seasonably adjusted unemployment rate, according to preliminary figures released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development Monday.The county’s rate came in at 7.4 percent, down half a percentage point.Lake County moved up to claim the No. 1-worst spot at 7.7 percent, with Fayette second at 7.4.Sullivan County most recently topped the state rankings in Aug. 2013 (10.7 percent) and at 7.9 percent in...

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