Man faces sentencing in officer’s killing
INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis man who provided a loaded handgun to a career criminal who used it to kill a police officer has been sentenced to 57 months in prison.
An indictment says Eric Jenkins provided a handgun to Thomas Hardy, a convicted felon who used it to shoot Indianapolis police Officer David Moore during a January 2011 traffic stop. The 29-year-old Moore died three days later. Hardy pleaded guilty last year and was sentenced to life in prison without parole. State prison officials say Hardy was on parole and had been erroneously released from jail weeks before Moore’s killing.
Mellencamp’s teen sons face charge
BLOOMINGTON — Rocker John Mellencamp’s two teenage sons are facing battery charges for allegedly punching and kicking a man during a fight that left the victim with serious facial injuries.
Monroe County prosecutors on Thursday charged 19-year-old Hud Mellencamp of Nashville, Ind., and 18-year-old Speck Mellencamp of Bloomington with one count each of battery resulting in serious bodily injury. Nineteen-year-old Ty A. Smith of Bloomington faces the same charge in the July 29 attack.
Court documents say Speck Mellencamp punched 19-year-old Alexander Bucy in the face on the porch of Bucy’s Bloomington home because he thought Bucy had hit him earlier that evening.
K of C hosting spaghetti dinner
ANDERSON -- The Knights of Columbus, 1225 Main St., Anderson, is hosting “Spaghetti with Love” on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 4 to 8 p.m.
The spaghetti dinner is complimentary with donations accepted along with entertainment, silent auction and T-shirts. All proceeds from the dinner will go to the Liv Strong Fund to assist the Weston family with medical costs. For more information go to www.facebook.com/ Olivia Weston.
Looking for singers for chorus
MATTHEWS -- All area singers are invited to participate in this year’s Covered Bridge Festival Chorus. The Chorus will be singing at the 9 a.m. Sunday Worship Service at the Festival on Sept. 8.
The two numbers being prepared are Pepper Choplin’s “Wake Up, Church, Wake Up!” and Mary McDonald’s “Lift Your Light.” Rehearsals are at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Aug. 22, 29 and Sept. 5. All rehearsals will be held at Epworth United Methodist Church, 105 W. Eighth St., Matthews.
Music and rehearsal CDs will be provided. Singers are encouraged to attend as many rehearsals as possible. For further information, contact Carol Williams Impola at 667-3139.
Pet nail, microchip clinic planned
ANDERSON — The Madison County Humane Society, 2219 Crystal St., will conduct its monthly nail and microchip clinic and heartworm testing from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the shelter. The cost is $5 for a nail trim, $10 for a heartworm test and $20 for microchipping. No appointment is necessary. Pets must be on a leash.