Washington County duo leads Franklin in season-opening win
Former Salem High School standout Gunner Erwin scored 15 points, grabbed nine boards and blocked four shots and Eastern alum Clay Starrett added 14 points as the Franklin College team opened the season with a 79-70 win over Fontbonne. The Grizzlies fell behind 11-2 but went on a 21-4 run to take the lead, which grew to 42-35 at halftime.
With the election of 2011 a little more than a few weeks old, the political season of 2012 got underway Monday when Jonathan George announced his plans to seek election in the 9th district. The seat is currently held by Todd Young.
Matthew Caudill of Salem went deer hunting on November 15, 2011, near Enon Church Rd in Washington County. Indiana Conservation Officers were called after Caudill suffered from a self inflicted gunshot wound to his left foot. Caudill was climbing his tree stand and had tied a pull rope to his shot gun. When Caudill started to pull the slack from the rope attached to his firearm, his gun fired and hit him on his left foot. Caudill was transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Salem and later transported by ambulance to University of Louisville Hospital.