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Spierer family waiting on forensic report

Posted On April 18, 2013 at 10:16am EDT

The family of missing I.U. student Lauren Spierer is waiting to hear if the remains found in Brown County are that of their daughter.  Charlene Spierer said although she wants to know where her daughter Lauren is….you never really want to get that phone call.  Bones were found last Thursday in Brown County in a remote area and have…

IN over hauling foreclosure prevention fund

Posted On April 18, 2013 at 10:14am EDT

Indiana is over hauling it’s foreclosure prevention fund so more homeowners are eligible for aid.  Under the new guidelines…homeowners can get money from the fund if they are still working but financially distressed. Those reasons could be for a cut in pay…a medical hardship…the death of a spouse…or military duty.  State officials say an estimated ten thousand homeowners…

Fugitive arrested in Miamitown

Posted On April 18, 2013 at 6:29am EDT

A fugitive was arrested in Miamitown on Wednesday by Federal and Local Police Agencies.  Mark Brown, a felony sex offender was apprehended at a home on Buena Vista Drive in Miamitown.   Agents uncovered over 65 Marijuana plants, five handguns, a hunting rifle and an H & K High Powered assault weapon in the home.  Dennis Wolf…..the homeowner was also…

Hearing in Ripley Co. recessed till May 24th in murder case

Posted On April 18, 2013 at 6:28am EDT

A court hearing in Ripley County to decide if a teen should be tried in adult court has been recessed until May 24th.  The teen known as D.H. is the third person accused in connection to the murder of 68-year old Nancy Hershman of Milan.  Two others….18-Year Old Sean D. Nichols and Allison Moore also face murder charges.  Police…

Hidden Valley Lake teen located

Posted On April 18, 2013 at 6:26am EDT

The Hidden Valley Lake teenage girl who was missing for two days was located Wednesday afternoon and is safe.  16-Year Old Melissa Davis was reported missing on Monday after she was last see near a wooded area at Hidden Valley Lake.  No details have been released about where she has been for 2-days.

Milton-Madison Bridge reduced to one lane April 23

Posted On April 17, 2013 at 10:43am EDT

LOUISVILLE, KY (April 16, 2013) — The Milton-Madison Bridge, which carries US 421 across the Ohio River from Milton, KY to Madison, IN, will be reduced to one lane on Tuesday, April 23 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will be monitoring items on the bridge that were…

Search on for missing Hidden Valley teen

Posted On April 17, 2013 at 10:39am EDT

The community of Hidden Valley has a search underway for a teen who was last seen Monday.  Hidden Valley Lake Deputy Derek Stevens said 16 year old Melissa Davis was last seen on camera walking across the HVL dam and parking lot towards the sports complex and possibly into a wooded area.  16-year old Melissa Davis is light…

Thomas More College hosts four president finalists

Posted On April 17, 2013 at 10:38am EDT

Thomas Moore College will host four finalists this month who are in the running to become the schools next president.  The chosen person will succeed Sister Margaret Stallmeyer who is retiring June 30th.  The candidates include David Armstrong of Ohio, Michael Kenney from Michigan, Richard Ludwick of Indianapolis and Monsignor Stuart Swetland of Maryland.

Progress being made on Hotel & Event Center

Posted On April 17, 2013 at 10:36am EDT

Good progress is being made on the construction of the Lawrenceburg Hotel and Event Center in downtown Lawrenceburg.  The builder….Messer Construction gave us an up-date.  Underground plumbing and electric work continues along with preparation for the first floor slab.  Structural steel on the North Side of the building is nearly complete….and the project remains on schedule.  The 49-Million Dollar Project…

Plea hearing held in Dearborn Co. for Ripley Co. man

Posted On April 17, 2013 at 10:35am EDT

A Plea Hearing was held in Dearborn County Monday for Michael W. Simers of Osgood who pled guilty in connection to numerous burglaries that took place in Dearborn and Ohio County.  Nine businesses were burgarlized between June and September last year.  Robert Hunington of Milan has already pled guilty and has a sentencing hearing set for May 2nd.  Simers will…