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Issue of October 22, 2014

Man dies in cave 'doing what he loved'

Timothy McLain, 49, of Brownsburg died while caving Saturday evening on private property near Corydon. Indiana Conservation Officer Jim Schreck said in a statement Sunday that authorities think the cause of death was a medical issue. An autopsy Monday confirmed that McLain died as a result of cardiac arrest....more >>

Connector road could be next project

The Harrison County Board of Commissioners has shifted its focus to the Lanesville connector road in hopes of receiving federal funding to get the project started again after the initial stage of improvement, widening and enhancing Crandall-Lanesville Road around the interchange was completed last year....more >>

DLGF provides no answers about Spencer Twp.

One of the largest crowds the commissioner/council room of the Government Center has seen gathered Thursday morning for an Indiana Dept. of Local Government Finance public hearing focusing on Spencer Township....more >>

Former state trooper guilty on 6 counts

After a two-day trial, a Plainfield man, who had resigned from the Indiana State Police days before a drunken incident in which he entered the Byrneville home of Gary and Brenda Shaw and pointed a gun at Brenda Shaw, was found guilty of his crimes Thursday night by a jury in Harrison Superior Court....more >>

'Miracle patient' thankful for HCH

Thanksgiving has a new meaning for one Laconia woman. That's because earlier this year, Tina Kennedy was declared dead....more >>

Light Up events start Saturday

Several communities in the area will host Light Up events, with the first being Saturday in Corydon....more >>

Longtime ISP officer dies unexpectedly

Indiana State Police Master Trooper and Det. Rick Magill died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital from complications resulting from a stroke he suffered the previous Friday night....more >>

Roggenkamp honored as 70-year Legionnaire

E.K. (Duke) Roggenkamp Jr., a fixture in Milltown for longer than most can remember, received the American Legion's highest award Nov. 17 during American Legion Post 332's annual Veterans Day dinner honoring all veterans, past and present....more >>

Keys to public raise school security concerns

The topic that received the most discussion at last week's meeting of the Lanesville Community School Corp. Board of Trustees didn't appear on the posted agenda, which is generally the guideline the board uses in regard to public comments....more >>

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