Fire destroys Miller Heating and Cooling early Saturday PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    An electrical fire which apparently started in an attic area completely destroyed the building which housed Miller Heating and Cooling on State Road 256 in Austin early Saturday morning, March 21.
    Kevin Salyers, acting fire chief for the Jennings Township Volunteer Fire Department, stated that the department received an alert call around 2 a.m. Saturday, advising that the business was on fire.
    Apparently, a 9-1-1 call was placed to dispatchers by residents across the highway from the business. Miller Heating and Cooling was located in what is known locally as the old Home Oven Restaurant. The structure had been renovated to serve the purposes of the business, which had been located there a little over a year.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:18
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Residents cautioned about allowing 'workers' with no IDs in homes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    A recent incident at an elderly woman's home has caused Scottsburg Police Chief Delbert Meeks to issue a word of caution to residents.
    Chief Meeks said that the woman reported to her family that two men came to her home on a recent evening and verbally identified themselves as Scottsburg Water Department workers. She said the men told her that they needed to check the pipes in her basement, and they requested that she come downstairs in the basement with them.
    The lady allowed the men into her home but refused to go into the basement. She said they stayed a short while before coming back up from the basement, asking her to run her water for a period of time and then leaving. She later called a daughter and reported the incident. Nothing appears to be missing from the home.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:20
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Local police agencies come together to train for active shooter PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    What would happen if a shooter went inside the local school or a local business and decided to harm children or employees?
    That question has been pondered recently by the local police departments. And actually, has been answered.
Most local police officers have been trained in Active Shooter scenarios with the most recent training session being held on Sunday, March 15 at Jeffersonville High School. Officers with the Sellersburg Police Department and the Charlestown Police Department joined officers from the Jeffersonville Police Department for the training.
    The Active Shooter training held locally is instructed by Cpl. Glen Jackson and Lt. Chris Grimm of the Jeffersonville Police Department. The duo traveled to Owensboro, Kentucky in 2007 for their own Active Shooter Training and returned to Southern Indiana as instructors. Since that time the two have diligently worked to ensure that most local police officers were trained together in the Active Shooter training. Training the first year was held at Jeffersonville High School while last year officers converged on Charlestown High School for their training sessions.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:27
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“Operation Vests for Valor”fundraiser to raise funds for CPD, SPD SWAT team vests PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    During the evening hours of Thursday, February 19, many local officers received the call that they all dread. Two of their own had been shot and the suspect was still on the loose.
    The two injured, Jeffersonville Police Department Cpl. Dan Lawhorn and Officer Keith Broady, are now home from a long hospital stay and are still receiving outpatient therapy. Lawhorn was shot in the leg while Broady sustained a gunshot wound to his chest area above the protection of his vest during the shooting at Motel 6.
    The incident inspired the “Operation Vest for Valor” fundraiser.
    Preferred Automotive owner, Troy French, is friends with Broady’s brother, Darin, and was inspired to reach out to the community and create fundraisers so vests may be purchased.
    The mission of the Operation Vests for Valor is to generate funds to purchase 16 Delta Five™ modular tactical body armor vests to distribute to Charlestown and Sellersburg SWAT team police officers. The Delta Five ™ vest offers a supreme system combining coverage, mobility and configurabilty for tactical units. Preferred Automotive is the primary sponsor of the event starting the effort to make a donation and challenge other area businesses.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:24
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2009 Lady Pirate basketball awards announced PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    Charlestown Lady Pirate head coach Tony Hall has announced the student athletes who were recently honored during the Lady Pirate Awards Banquet.
    Varsity
    Assist Award- Amanda Miller (105)
    Rebounding Award- Alicia Zollman (124)
    Free Throw Award- Amanda Miller (84 percent- School Record)
    Most Steals Award- Amanda Miller- (15- School Record)
    Coaches Award- Cara Rhoten
    Susie Harper Mental Attitude Award- Chelsea Johns
    Academic All-State- Anna Trotter
    Over 80 Percent Free Throw Award- Cara Rhoten and Brittany Bennison
    Junior Varsity
    Coaches Award- Tyler Brafford
    Free Throw Award- Jennifer Watson (63 Percent)
    Most Improved Award- Ashley Smother
    “A special thanks goes to each and every parent, relative or fan that helped the Lady Pirates in any way this past season,” Hall concluded.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:25
 
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