The Herald Bulletin

June 28, 2013

Local Briefs: June 29

The Herald Bulletin

---- — Produce giveaway Tuesday

ANDERSON — There will be a fresh produce giveaway from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Madison County Community Health Center, 1547 Ohio Avenue.

There will be no early distributions and residents are asked to bring a bag or a box for the food. In addition, blood pressure checks and other services will be offered during this event. For more information, please contact Kimberly Townsend at 641-2601, ext 124

Newspaper hosts blood drive July 16

ANDERSON — The Herald Bulletin, 1133 Jackson St., will host a community blood drive from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 16.

The Bloodmobile will be parked in the newspaper’s lower parking lot behind the building.

Appointments may be made by going to or by calling Tammy Everitt at 648-4242.

Alex Library closed July 4

ALEXANDRIA — The Alexandria-Monroe Public Library will be closed on Thursday in observance of Independence Day. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 5.

For more information call, 724-2196 or visit

Car show Sunday

ANDERSON — A free Fabulous 50's car show is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Bethany Pointe, 1707 Bethany Road.

There will be Top 10 awards, door prizes and 25 dash plaques. Contact Jerry Arnold for more information at 425-9389.

BMV lowering license fees after lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles says it has been overcharging for driver's licenses and will be cutting those fees. The agency's announcement Friday comes after a class-action lawsuit alleging Indiana has collected up to $30 million more than it should have by charging drivers more for licenses since 2007 than allowed by law.

BMV commissioner Scott Waddell says the agency is lowering the fees immediately after determining that it had miscalculated the fees by $3.50 for six-, five- and four-year standard operator's licenses. New fees will range from $17.50 for a six-year license to $14.50 for a four-year license.

Retired Purdue president named living legend

WEST LAFAYETTE — A former Purdue University president will be honored as an Indiana living legend next month. Purdue says Steven Beering will be recognized by the Indiana Historical Society during a July 19 gala at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in Indianapolis.

The organization annually honors selected Hoosiers for their statewide and national accomplishments. Beering was Purdue's president from 1983 to 2000. Before his Purdue appointment, he was dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine and director of the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Hendrickson named interim DOT commisisioner

INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Mike Pence Friday named Brandye Hendrickson as Interim Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation, effective today.

Hendrickson has served as the Deputy Commissioner of the Greenfield District since 2007. Her responsibilities include the management of an annual construction budget of approximately $250 million and an annual operating budget of $48 million.

Report: Officer let man use gun to shoot deer

RICHMOND — Police in eastern Indiana are investigating a report that an officer may have violated department policy by handing his loaded gun to a man to shoot a deer that had been severely injured when it was hit by a car.

Jerry Anderson said he reported the incident to police. He says the deer was struck in front of his house about 10 a.m. Saturday. He says after retrieving his pistol to shoot the deer, he came out and saw someone else shoot it. He says his wife told him the officer had tears in his eyes and couldn't do it, so he handed his gun to someone else.