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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know. The following is a portion of the information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Circuit Court

The following cases were heard by Judge Thomas Chapman on May 11:

Tina M. Ableidinger plead guilty to possession of controlled substance, class C felony, DWI drug intoxication, class D felony, and misdemeanors of endangering welfare of a child, two counts, drug paraphernalia, and a

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Quest to locate photos of area WWII soldiers buried in Belgium, Netherlands

Thousands of white marble crosses and Stars of David, row after row, overlook the American War Cemeteries in Belgium and the Netherlands. Four of those crosses belong to Daviess County men – Patrick Leffler, Paul Reno, Hartford Worley and Donald Wilmot.

Recently, Teresa Hirsch of Indianapolis, IN, alerted this newspaper about special efforts to memorialize America’s war dead. The project of placing photographs — putting faces to the rows of

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From lights to elevators…we depend on electricity

Linda Robertson, who lives at the corner of Mill Street and Willow in Gallatin, was reading an email inside her home when she heard a loud explosion and her lights, computers, everything electrical shut down.


Smoke from the utility pole before it was replaced

“It sounded like a bomb,” she said. “It went kapowi and everything went off.”

Gallatin city crews quickly responded to repair the blown transformer. The damage

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Starting where she finished…Wales rider is on the trail again

Megan Lewis, 65, has ridden her horse for the past seven years over thousands and thousands of miles across the world, but decided to take a break last winter. She boarded her horse Lady in Jamesport, and returned to her home in Wales.

Now she’s back and is on the trail again.

Ms. Lewis began her trek in 2008 and has since ridden from one end of the Great Wall

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Winners for the bikes for the Easter coloring contest at Daviess County Nursing and Rehab were Tagen Eversole, a kindergartener, sponsored by Nursing and Rehab; , a second grader, sponsored by Gallatin Men’s Club; and Ashley Feiden, a fourth grader, sponsored by BTC Bank.

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Tagen Eversole

Conner Trowbridge

Conner Trowbridge

Ashley Feinden

Ashley Feinden


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Poosey Digest: Stop it, ya big bully!

PooseyDigest_WPby Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

The good news: our local school became serious about bullying. After years of turning a blind eye to kids being taunted, teased, and even abused, most schools have focused on this behavior that we’ve sadly ignored for so many years in our public schools and brushed off with an apathetic, “Kids will be kids.” And that’s why Jason McBride found himself sitting in

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One primary race set in county offices

The first day to file as a candidate for Daviess County offices was Feb. 23, and eight candidates have tossed their names into the hat.

So far, one primary race is set for the office of county assessor, between incumbent Republican Betty Harmison and Republican Ronetta Burton.

Incumbents who have refiled for their offices are Ben Becerra, Democrat for Sheriff; David McWilliams, Democrat for Coroner; Carl Carder, Democrat for Second

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Jail continues to stay ahead with sales tax monies

The staff and board of the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail have claimed for years that the jail could not operate without the sales tax and nothing proves that more clearly than the 2016 proposed budget as presented at the budget meeting held Jan. 15.

Without the sales tax to save the day, the jail=s expenses would put it almost a million ($941,655) in debt. Even with the sales tax, the jail

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Gallatin couple marry in senior years

Shirley and John Thomas of Gallatin married later in life after having lost their spouses and have now been married for 10 years, since 2006.

web_Valentines thomas twoJohn worked at Lynch’s Supermarket and then for Dean Hales. He graduated from paramedic training and was head of the ambulance district in Daviess County for 14 years.

During that same time, he ran Gallatin Locker plant for about three years before selling it. John

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