Senior housing is Triad meeting topic
ANDERSON — Triad will host a meeting about local senior housing facilities at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Anderson Mounds Mall theater area. Triad has invited several senior facilities to talk about what kind of activities they offer, costs, transportation and other attractions that seniors might be looking for.
Information handouts will be available for attendees.
BSU, Community create academy
MUNCIE — Ball State University and Community Health Network are creating an accelerated, three-year bachelor’s degree program to increase the number of registered nurses in Indiana.
The program called the Nursing Academy will combine traditional classes on campus and online and video-conferencing instruction. Ball State says the program will accept 48 students each year.
Highway 38 Sale spaces offered
MARKLEVILLE — Spaces are now available for the Highway 38 Sale in the Markleville Park.
Cost is $10.
For more information or to secure a space, call Betty Weist at 623-3553.
Man faces sentencing in mosque fire
TOLEDO, Ohio — A former Marine from Indiana is set to be sentenced after admitting he started a fire inside a mosque in Ohio because he wanted revenge for the killings of American soldiers overseas.
A deal between federal prosecutors and Randy Linn of St. Joe, Ind., calls for him to receive a 20-year sentence at a hearing scheduled Tuesday afternoon in Toledo.
A U.S. District Court judge turned down Linn’s attempt last month to withdraw his guilty plea.
Crews pour concrete for new bridge
MADISON — Construction crews have begun pouring concrete for the deck of a new $100 million Ohio River bridge that will link Madison, Ind., and Milton, Ky.
The crews that began pouring concrete Saturday are using a special pumping apparatus to spread the material on the deck of the 2,400-foot-long steel truss bridge.
Kentucky Department of Transportation spokeswoman Andrea Clifford said that once the concrete deck is complete in late spring, preparations will begin for switching traffic from the existing bridge to the new adjacent span.
Cat rescued from freeway sign
ELKHART — A cat rescued after spending two days marooned atop a northern Indiana freeway sign had a voracious appetite when he arrived at a local animal shelter.
The cat was spotted Thursday on a sign near an overpass along U.S. 33 in Elkhart, but police couldn’t find him when they arrived. The next day, however, the Humane Society of Elkhart County received a similar call and shelter workers spotted an orange cat sitting on top of a light on the sign.
Women charged in drug fraud scheme
PERU — A woman’s complaint that someone was illegally obtaining prescription drugs using her name has led to the arrests of two northeastern women on a total of 11 drug counts, Indiana State Police said Tuesday.
Gypsy Shelton, 36, of Lagro use her job as a medical assistant in a Peru medical practice to call in prescriptions for the painkiller Lortab using the names of family members and friends as patients, police said.
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Modern Trailer Sales named 'Small Business of the Year’
Moments after being named Madison County’s Small Business of the Year, Christy Kirk was posting the announcement on her company’s Facebook page. The Madison County Chamber announced Modern Trailer Sales as the winner during its Annual Awards Gala on Thursday at the Madison Park Church of God in Anderson.
Anderson will fight Lapel appeal
City Attorney Ashley Hopper said that Anderson will continue to fight Lapel on its annexation plan. Lapel made a super-voluntary strip annexation last summer that Anderson sued over, claiming the annexation was illegal and hampered any potential future growth for Anderson.
- Alexandria looks to annex south Plans are moving along in Alexandria to incorporate more businesses into the city via annexation.
- State considering Exit 214 improvements The Madison County Council of Governments Policy Committee learned Thursday that the Indiana Department of Transportation is considering improvements at the Exit 214 interchange.
- Child left sleeping on parked ACS school bus last month was a kindergartner New details emerged Thursday about a child left unattended on a school last month after falling asleep on the way home from classes at Tenth Street Elementary School.
Water main break closes Indiana 38 in Pendleton
A water main break has shut down Indiana 38 (State Street) in Pendleton. The Madison County Emergency Management Agency is on the scene as crews try to get the break under control.
Train blocks entrance of Flagship
A train experiencing mechanical problems is blocking the entrance into The Flagship industrial park this morning.
Benefit set for family of toddler who died in fire
Southwestern Indiana residents saddened by a toddler's death this week in a day care center fire are planning a fundraiser to help her family with funeral expenses.
- Fire Department battalion chief demoted to private The Anderson Board of Public Safety has upheld disciplinary action against Battalion Chief Eric Hutchison for conduct unbecoming of an officer.
- Pendleton man found guilty of strangulation It took a Madison Circuit Court Division 1 jury just an hour to convict Pendleton resident Jeremy Roberts in connection with a 2013 battery.
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