Austin couple arrested for alleged animal abandonment/neglect of three dogs PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 00:00

 

Three dogs remain in the custody of the Scott County Animal Shelter while their alleged owners face criminal charges in Scott Superior Court.

 

According to the probable cause affidavits filed in the cases of George Helton, 28, and Rebecca G. Smith, 25, the three canines, all mixed breed boxers, were found by animal shelter staff "...to be emaciated and in poor health..." at the end of June. There was no food or water for any of the dogs, the document stated, and all were on separate chains around the West York Road home of Helton and Smith.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 07:06
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State Police use tips to track down alleged thieves at Hardy Lake beach PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 00:00

Indiana State Police with the Sellersburg post recently used tips from the public to help capture a couple of alleged thieves.
On July 10, troopers were dispatched to the Hardy Lake beach area to investigate a theft. Victims told the officers that someone had gained entry to their unlocked car and taken a wallet and other items which included an iPod, a cell phone and a GPS system. Other folks visiting the beach supplied troopers with descriptions of two young men and their car. Using those tips, troopers matched the descriptions to James Stephan Tharp, 22, Crothersville, and Eric Lee Couch, 23, Austin.

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Charlestown woman jailed for attempting to obtain prescription by fraud PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 July 2012 00:00

A Charlestown woman is now awaiting her October court date on two Class D felony charges filed when she allegedly attempted to fraudulently obtain a prescription medicine.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 07:09
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New CHS Principal Mark Laughner feels a “Familiar Sense” about the Charlestown community and school he now leads PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 00:00

Walking into the principal’s office at Charlestown High School, one is immediately struck with a dose of “Pirate Pride.” Earlier this month, the Greater Clark County School Board named Mark Laughner Charlestown High School’s new principal. Laughner comes to Charlestown by way of Jeffersonville’s Parkview Middle School, where he served seven years as principal. Laughner began his teaching career in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida as a social studies teacher, before stints teaching at Clarksville High School and an Assistant Principal position at Clarksville Middle.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 07:10
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Charlestown Chamber announces Business of the Year Awards PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 July 2012 00:00

The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the third annual awards program to recognize some of the excellent local businesses that have enjoyed significant success, make significant contributions to the community, or are new businesses that enjoy a bright future.
These categories of achievement will be recognized by the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce at the December 13 noon luncheon meeting at the Arts and Enrichment Center.

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