Lapel Village Fair set for weekend
LAPEL — The annual Lapel Village Fair will take place Saturday and Sunday. Townwide rummage sales will begin today and run through the weekend.
Fair times are Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be many craft and food booths along Main Street as well as entertainment under the tent, walk-run at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, cruise-in car show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and a Saturday parade at 3:30 p.m.
Call Connie at 534-3442 for parade information. Other highlights will be a free concert by Dove Award winner Doug Anderson on South Main Street at 7 p.m., a bluegrass festival at Daybreak Church on Saturday and a corn hole tournament Sunday at 1 p.m.
Complete information about the fair and all the activities can be found at www.lapelvillagefair.com.
Seeking blood donors for area drives
ANDERSON — Blood donations are needed at Indiana Blood Center Indiana Blood Center.
American Red Cross recently issued a critical plea for blood donors. While Indiana Blood Center, the state’s largest independent blood-provider, is not in a critical situation, it is calling on individuals to visit the nearest Indiana Blood Center donor center or mobile drive within the next 36-48 hours.
Today — Elwood High School, 2 to 7 p.m., gymnasium.
Saturday — Kiwanis Kar Show, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Falls Park, Pendleton
Monday — Community Hospital of Anderson, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., basement conference rooms 6 & 7
Tuesday — The Herald Bulletin, 1 to 5 p.m., lower level parking lot
Tuesday — Alexandria-Monroe High School, lobby, 2-6 p.m.
Southside Crime Watch meeting Thursday
ANDERSON — The next Southside Crime Watch District 1 meeting will be 6 p.m. Thursday at East Lynn Christian Church, 522 E. 53rd St..
Any southside neighborhood resident or interested party is invited to attend. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month through November.
Deaths of Indiana mom, kids ruled accidental
NEW ALBANY — A southern Indiana prosecutor says a woman and her two young children whose naked bodies were found in a shallow creek in March drowned after suffering disorientation caused by hypothermia.
Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson said Thursday a grand jury met for five days and concluded the deaths of 35-year-old Jaime Clutter, 10-year-old Brandon Clutter and 6-month-old Katelyn Clutter were accidental.
Henderson says an expert testified that people can become disoriented and even disrobe in cases of hypothermia.
Richmond fire chief resigns over fight
RICHMOND — Richmond's fire chief has resigned from his post after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct for fighting with a man in a nearby town.
Richmond Fire Chief Mike Crawley submitted his resignation Wednesday. He'll step down as chief on July 16.
Mayor Sally Hutton says Crawley will remain with the fire department as a lieutenant.
Man sentenced to death for killing two
JEFFERSONVILLE — A southern Indiana judge has sentenced a man to death for his conviction in a 2010 house fire that killed his fiancee's two children.
Clark County Circuit Judge Daniel Moore sentenced 37-year-old Jeffrey Weisheit on Thursday, following the sentence unanimously recommended by a jury last month. Weisheit was found guilty of murder and arson in the April 2010 deaths of 5-year-old Caleb Lynch and 8-year-old Alyssa Lynch.
Prosecutors cited the number of victims and their ages as aggravating factors warranting a death sentence.