The Herald Bulletin

April 1, 2014

Local Briefs: April 1


The Herald Bulletin

---- — Edgewood BZA to consider store permit

EDGEWOOD — The Edgewood Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public meeting regarding a request for a conditional use permit for MUGS Coffee.

The meeting will start at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Town Hall, 3405 Nichol Ave.

Indiana’s roadsides to be tidied up

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Transportation’s annual Trash Bash is scheduled April 5-27 and coincides with National Earth Day to aid in raising awareness of litter.

In 2013, more than 20,678 bags of trash were collected from alongside 3,400 miles of Indiana roadways by INDOT maintenance crews, Indiana Department of Correction offender crews and 1,633 Adopt-A-Highway volunteers, according to a press release. Also collected were 1,256 cubic yards of loose debris that included an electric meter, laptop, horse whip and cash.

Deadline brings crush of applicants

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana health care coverage applicants flooded advocates Monday with requests for help on the final day for enrolling in plans under the federal health overhaul.

Lucinda Nord of the Indiana Association of United Ways tracked enrollment throughout the day. She said many federal coverage navigators who usually join her on a weekly call couldn’t do so Monday because they were too busy with clients. In New Albany, two navigators reported having 65 people show up to an enrollment event last week.

Ferry service starts at closed bridge

MADISON — A jet boat that normally takes people on Ohio River thrill rides is being used to ferry commuters at the site of the closed bridge between Madison, Ind., and Milton, Ky.

The free ferry trips by Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Rides started Monday morning near where the U.S. 421 bridge has been closed since a March 11 accident that hurt a man working on the replacement bridge.

Convict must pay support for dead child

MUNCIE — The Indiana Court of Appeals says a Muncie man serving a 60-year sentence for murder must pay child support for his dead daughter.

The court has upheld a Delaware Circuit Court ruling that 47-year-old David Shane must keep paying more than half his prison laundry wages to make up for child support he owed before his 18-year-old daughter Ashlie died in a 2006 house fire in Kentucky.

Shane works about 37 hours a week for 95 cents an hour at the Pendleton Correctional Facility.

Body of fisherman found in lake

ALBION — Indiana conservation officers say divers recovered the body of 43-year-old Douglas Haigwood of Kimmell from Mud Lake in Chain O’ Lakes State Park on Monday afternoon.

Officers began searching for Haigwood after getting a call that he had not returned from ice fishing Sunday night. They found his fishing gear on the ice on the lake.