The Herald Bulletin

August 28, 2013

Local Briefs: Aug. 29

The Herald Bulletin

---- — ACS to host informational session

ANDERSON — Anderson Community Schools invites the public to attend an informational session with the Indiana Department of Education consultants and IN*Source regarding the academic success of special education students in a general education setting.

The public forum, for parents of students with disabilities and community partners, will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Tanglewood Conference Center, 3522 E. 10th St.

Solidarity Labor Council picnic Monday

ALEXANDRIA — The annual Labor Day Picnic and Car Cruise-in is planned Monday at Beulah Park in Alexandria.

Free food, entertainment, and a craft show are planned. Cars will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Homemade items, crafts and rummagers are invited to set up their own tables for $10 on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call Patrick Hill, council president, at 617-7542 or email

United Way kickoff event Sept. 17

ANDERSON — The community is invited to help launch this year’s United Way campaign by lending your talent and enthusiasm to United Way of Madison County’s 2013 “Be the ONE” Campaign Kick-Off and Video Shoot event.

The kick-off, hosted by Anderson Rotary, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 in Town Center Park, across from The Paramount Theatre.

RSVP for this free event by calling 643-7497 or online at

Libraries closing for Labor Day holiday

MADISON COUNTY — The Elwood Public Library, Frankton Community Library and the Ralph E. Hazelbaker Library in Summitville will be closed Saturday and Monday in observance of Labor Day.

The libraries will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m.

AFD begins MDA collection

ANDERSON — Beginning today and ongoing through the weekend, Anderson Firefighters will be on the streets filling their boots for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Frankfort High School dismisses early

FRANKFORT — Some central Indiana high school students have a shorter class day because of the excessive heat.

Frankfort High School officials said they dismissed students at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday because the high school doesn't have air conditioning.

Officials say that while the heat wave lasts, it will decide daily whether school will be in session.

Doctor guilty in drug case moves to nursing home

GREENCASTLE — A Putnam County doctor who pleaded guilty last year to illegally dispensing narcotics in exchange for sexual favors will spend the remainder of his sentence in a nursing home because he has dementia.

Putnam Circuit Court Judge Matt Headley originally sentenced Ray D. Howell, 58, to four years in the Indiana Department of Correction, followed by another two years on probation.

Howell has been housed since March at a state prison in New Castle. All of his time has been spent in the infirmary because of the dementia.