Arrested I-65 driver might try to argue 'extenuating circumstances' PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 25 November 2009 00:00
    A Charlestown resident has been released on bond after his arrest early on the morning of Monday, November 16, on Interstate 65 in Scott County.
    Philip A. Lakes II, 31, was taken into custody shortly after 2 a.m. by Indiana State Trooper Michael Davis after the officer stopped Lakes' 2003 GMC Yukon about two miles south of the Scottsburg interchange. The stop was made after the ISP Seymour post had received a call about a possible intoxicated driver headed south on I-65.
    The officer found Lakes to be impaired, the probable cause affidavit related, but the man may have a good case to present in Scott Superior Court. Lakes told Trp. Davis that he was on his way home after having attended the Sunday night game between the Indianapolis Colts and their arch rivals, the New England Patriots.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 November 2009 12:51
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Former Pirate basketball teams to be recognized PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 18 November 2009 00:00
    The Charlestown Pirate Boys Basketball program, in conjunction with the upcoming season's Farewell to Dunn Arena festivities, will be honoring past teams of the 2000's at the home season opener on Friday December 4 versus Scottsburg.
    Former Pirate Basketball teams of the 1990's will be honored at the following home game versus Clarksville on Friday, December 11.
    All former Pirate Basketball players, coaches, and managers are asked to make contact with Head Coach Sean Smith for information about how these teams will be honored.  
    Coach Smith can be contacted at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at 812?256?3328. 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 14:33
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Charlestown preparing to become “Christmas City”, Light Up Charlestown set PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 18 November 2009 00:00
    While most citizens are preparing their menus for the upcoming Thanksgiving day meal and looking forward to the time spent with family and friends, some have already started planning for the Christmas season.
    Many citizens have taken advantage of the present from Mother Nature, the beautiful weather in early November, to begin decorating their yards and homes for the season. While those citizens have taken their hundreds of lights and made beautiful scenes, some working with the City of Charlestown have taken hundreds of thousands of lights to make Charlestown the Christmas City.
    “We have 108,800 lights ready right now,” stated Josh Campbell, who is part of the mastermind behind the lighted Christmas show. Campbell, along with Mark Obermiller, have spent some 600 hours thus far, preparing for the city’s big holiday season kick-off, Light Up Charlestown.
    Obermiller is locally famous for his extravagant light display at his home in Lexington. Campbell first met Obermiller when he was traveling home from visiting family in Scottsburg and noticed the light display in 2002.
    “I stumbled on Mark’s display in 2002. I stopped and seen it. I then went a couple more times in 2002,” Campbell stated.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 14:35
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Pirate Pride Night at Lady Pirates vs. Corydon PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:00
    Pirate Pride Night will be held when the Lady Pirates are pitted against Corydon Central and will be sponsored by the Charlestown Pirate Pride Booster Club at Charlestown High School. The Pirate Pride Night will be Friday night, November 20 during the Charlestown Girls JV/Varsity basketball games vs. Corydon.  
    All Pleasant Ridge and Jonathan Jennings Elementary students get in free and receive a free hotdog and coke with a paying adult.
    Pleasant Ridge and Jonathan Jennings Cheerleaders will rock the Gym with cheers!
    Don’t miss all the fun, prizes, giveaways, food and good music. There will be friendly games of skill and cheering competition between the schools.
    Wear school colors and bring a poster to show your school sprit!
    Arrive around 5:45 p.m. to start the fun.
    For more information about Lady Pirate Basketball, log on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/GirlsBasketball.htm.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 09:26
 
CPD to increase patrols through end of November PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:00
    During the 2008 Thanksgiving holiday period, 15 people lost their lives in Indiana traffic crashes. More than 66 percent of those fatalities were alcohol related. Additionally, in more than two-thirds of the fatal collisions that occurred around Thanksgiving, the person killed was not wearing a seat belt.
    In an effort to prevent senseless injuries and fatalities from occurring on Indiana’s roadways this Thanksgiving holiday season, Chief Steve Dean, recently announced that the Charlestown Police Department will join the Indiana State Police and more than 250 law enforcement agencies throughout the state to conduct the Safe Family Travel enforcement blitz.
    Safe Family Travel is a statewide, annual enforcement campaign that combines high visibility seat belt and impaired driving patrols. The effort will take place Friday, November 13 through Sunday, November 29. During this time, Indiana law enforcement officers will work thousands of overtime hours., day and night, to ensure that motorists are driving responsibly and traveling safely on the state’s roadways.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 09:27
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