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Lightning Destroys Prindle Home

The home of Gene Prindle, located at 15387 260th Street in Jameson, was lost to fire last night, according to his sister Betty Harmison, Daviess County Assessor.

Mr. Prindle and his wife Lois and their son Travis had gone to their outside cellar during the lightning storm last night. They heard a tremendous clap of thunder and then smelled smoke. They went to the cellar door to see the

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Making It Happen — Preview of Pattonsburg Fall Festival

A recently formed “Pattonsburg Makes it Happen” committee has big plans in the works to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Pattonsburg’s move out of the flood plain, according to Richard W. Mooney, who is with the town’s Department of Economic Development.

One of the projects that the committee is working on is the development of a fall festival that will be held in October of this year.

“The festival

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City Conducts Electric Study, Pool Still Draining $$$

Gallatin City Administrator Zac Johnson discussed the Electric Coordination Study recently conducted by A2V Partners out of Springfield with the Gallatin Board of Aldermen at their meeting held Sept. 8. The protective device coordination study of Gallatin’s electric system cost $13,000. The company was looking at the city’s five substation circuit breakers to insure all components were working as they should be with proper calibration.

“This is something that should

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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report


7:50 am – Cow out near Highway 6 and Highway 13.

12:02 pm – Funeral escort.

6:11 pm – Complaint reference bus driver.

6:44 pm – DeKalb County reference possible location of items stolen from their county.


3:16 am – Vehicle with parking lights on, Highway 6 west of Gallatin reportedly in the middle of the road. MSHP reporting driver is in car asleep and was told to

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Flushing Out Childhood Cancer

A golden toilet is making the rounds in the neighborhoods of Gallatin. The toilet is meant to use a little humor to inspire everyone to remember that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Gold is the international symbol for childhood cancer. Gold, the most precious metal, was chosen to recognize the most precious members of our communities, the children. Citizens must pay to have the toilet removed from their yard.

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.

Commission meetings will change to Wednesdays in 2015.

County Commission

September 8, 2014

Commissioners have decided to change their meeting times in 2015 to Wednesdays instead of Mondays.

Keith Gay, Union Township Trustee, discussed the tractor mower that was purchased from the county with the commissioners.

The road & bridge crew

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Chautauqua’s Theme: How the West Was Fun!

The 2014 Daviess County Chautauqua will kick off on Friday, Sept. 19, with some new events and some traditional events on the schedule. A variety of vendors will be around the square throughout the weekend.

Friday’s 5:30 p.m. opening will feature a flag ceremony and VFW brick ceremony, followed by musical entertainment and a family movie on the square.

On Saturday, some new events have been added, including an old

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Bottled Water Distributed to Schools for Sale

On Aug. 27 and 28, volunteers from Murphy-Brown of Missouri delivered 1880 cases of bottled water to area schools. This is the fourth year of the Murphy-Brown of Missouri bottled water donation which has grown from 14 schools in 2011 to 20 schools in 2014. Each school receives up to 100 cases of bottled water, which is primarily sold in concessions at school events for fundraising.


This year, if

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GHCAA Women’s Clinic

Green Hills Community Action Agency Women’s Health will hold a women’s clinic in Trenton on Friday, October 3, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday, October 11, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; and Wednesday, October 15, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. The clinic is located at 1506 Oklahoma Ave. The entrance is the 2nd door on the north side

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