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Harrison County Inmate Roster – 6-14-22

Washburn, Ritchie
Possession of Methamphetamine
Miller, Cynthia
Resisting Law Enforcement
Refusal to Identify
Washburn, Ritchie 
Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated: Prior Conviction

New closure date set for small structure replacements on S.R. 58 in Jackson and Lawrence Counties

Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Five Star Company plans to close sections of S.R. 58 starting on or after Monday, June 20, to complete a series of small structure replacements between S.R. 135 and S.R. 446 in Jackson and Lawrence Counties. The road was originally scheduled to close in early May, but was delayed due to utilities. State Road 58 will close for up to 30 days at each of the following locations:

  • Starting on/after Monday, June 20: S.R. 58, 13.37 miles E of S.R. 446 at unnamed tributary to South Fork Salt Creek, between C.R. 550 W. and C.R. 650 W. in Jackson County
  • Starting Late July: S.R. 58, 9.9 miles E of S.R. 446, between Pike Road and C.R. 980 W. in Jackson County
  • Starting Late August: S.R. 58, 1.39 miles E of S.R. 446 at unnamed tributary to Leatherwood Creek, between Fairview Mundell Road and S.R. 446 in Lawrence County

The $1 million contract was awarded to Five Star in February, with a completion date in late October. Traffic will be routed along the official detour, which follows S.R. 446, U.S. 50 and S.R. 135. Access will be maintained for local residents; thru traffic should use an alternate route.

INDOT reminds drivers to slow down, avoid distractions, and consider worker safety when traveling through active construction zones. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.

INDOT to host public meeting June 30 for S.R. 11 Extension Project in southern Harrison County

In partnership with Lochmuller Group, the Indiana Department of Transportation will hold a second public information meeting for the State Road 11 Extension Project; a road construction project that will extend S.R. 11 from the intersection of S.R. 337, S.R. 11 and Melview Road, across Buck Creek, to the intersection of S.R. 135 and Watson Road in Harrison County.

The meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to interact with the project team and receive updates on project progress. The project includes improvements to existing roads using Watson Road and Melview Road, construction of new roadway, and a new bridge.

The project is nearly halfway through the two-year environmental studies process. This phase involves preliminary engineering and the assessment of environmental impacts in identifying the best alignment for the roadway. Final design and right-of-way acquisition will follow. Construction is estimated to begin in the fall of 2025.

The information meeting will take place at the following location:

South Harrison Community Center – Gymnasium
5101 Main Street SE, Elizabeth, IN 47117

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. to allow the public to view displays and talk with project personnel prior to a presentation that will begin at 6 p.m. Project team members will be available to answer questions. Comment forms will also be provided.

S.R. 56 closure expands next week in Salem

Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Milestone Contractors LP plans to extend the current closure of S.R. 56 in Salem next week to continue work on a $13.2 million roadway reconstruction project that began in March.

On or after Monday, June 20, the S.R. 56 closure will extend further west, to begin at the intersection of Cauble Street and end at S.R. 135.

The current closure begins at Harrison Street.

The new closure will allow crews to reconstruct the roadway and complete drainage work under the pavement.

Crews are also active at the S.R. 56 bridge over Brock Creek, which is being replaced as part of the reconstruction project, in addition to the intersection of S.R. 135.

The intersection closed late last month for storm drain installation, and pavement and curb replacement.

The official detour continues to follow I-65 at Scottsburg (Exit 29) to S.R. 250 at Uniontown (Exit 41). State Road 135 is currently expected to reopen at S.R. 56 in late June.

The contract was awarded to Milestone last December for a total of $13,292,500.

Drivers are reminded to slow down, use extra caution, and drive distraction-free in and near construction zones.

All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.

Digital Washington County Fair Book – 2022 Complete

Here is the complete Digital Washington County Fairbook in PDF format. 

Washington County Fair Book 2022

Sharron Rose Maudlin, age 79, of Pekin

Sharron Rose Maudlin, age 79, of Pekin, passed away Friday, June 10 at Baptist East in Louisville.

Maudlin was born July 4, 1942 in Pekin the daughter of Hugh and Gertrude Terrell Fisher. She was a member of Pekin Church of Christ, the Homemakers Club, and the East Washington Lions Club.

She is preceded in death by her husband: Jerry Maudlin they were married November 18, 1961. She is also preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by two sons: Timothy Maudlin (Mary Beth), and Mark Maudlin (Lynn) both of Pekin, a daughter: Rhonda Higginbotham (Trent) of Pekin, a brother: Merwyn Fisher (Connie) of Pekin, and 5 grandchildren: Amber, Courtney, Logan, Jonny, and Andrew.

Funeral services will be held at 11AM on Friday at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be

 Thursday from 4-8PM and Friday from 10AM-until time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Lions Club Eye Bank.

Dawson Clair Souder, 89, Pekin

Brother Dawson Clair Souder departed this life at 4:50 a.m. on Friday, 10 June 2022, at the age of 89 years and 3 days.

Dawsie was born in Washington County, Indiana on 7 June 1933, to Jesse Gilbert and Cleon Iva (McClellan) Souder.

He died at Salem Crossing in Salem, Indiana.

He had many friends in Harrison County, Missouri.

Dawsie married the girl next door, Marjorie Ann Martin, on October 26, 1952.

Dawsie was a Korean War era veteran, serving in the United States Army overseas in Germany. He was a member of the American Legion Post #203 in Pekin, IN.

Dawsie is survived by one son, Jeffrey Dawson Souder (Kim) of Pekin, Indiana; one daughter, Peggy Luanne Souder of Evansville, Indiana; four grandchildren, JD Souder (Esther) of Salem, Indiana, Micah Souder (Heather) of Indianapolis, Indiana, Courtney Bauer (Erich) of Bruceville, Indiana, and Austin Chastain of Vincennes, Indiana, and eight great-grandchildren, Evelyn, Elisha, Karen, Canaan, & Timothy Souder, and Brayden, Liam, & Aiden Bauer.

He is also survived by one brother-in-law, Allan E. Martin (Jeanine) of Pekin, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his devoted wife MarjiAnn, and one daughter, Candace Eileen Souder.

Dawsie was a member of the Eastview Church of Christ. He was a lifelong farmer, as well as a founding co-partner in the T&S Auction Service, and a former Washington County Councilman.

For the child of God, death is a beautiful, blessed and precious event.

It means going home to God, rest from life’s labors and sorrows, and the life which Dawsie has lived, filled with many good works, remains with us as a continuous memorial to his faith in his Lord.

Funeral services will be held at 11AM Thursday at Weathers Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8PM and Thursday from 9AM-until time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Washington County Community Foundation, or a charity or church of your choosing.

Terry B. Price, age 69, of Salem

Terry B. Price, age 69, of Salem, passed away Thursday, June 9 at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville surrounded by his wife and children.

Price was born April 12, 1953, in Louisville, Kentucky the son of Mildred Holbert and Roger Price.  He retired from Tech Shot in Greenville as a talented machinist.  He was a member of Salem Community Church and Army Reserves for 6 years.

Terry enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors, politics, gardening, porch sitting, and Kentucky Wildcats basketball.  He loved making people laugh and spending time with his family and friends.

Terry is survived by his wife of 49 years:  Kathy Poe Price.  They were married November 9, 1973.  He is also survived by a son:  Aaron Price of Louisville, a daughter:  Adrienne Livingston (Adam) of Salem, two brothers:  Rick Price of Jeffersonville and Kent Price of Louisville, two sisters:  Joy Price and April Price both of Louisville.  He was preceded in death by two sisters:  Sherry Hamilton and Debra French, his mother-in-law:  Leona Poe and his parents. 

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1PM at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 11AM-time of service.

Robert D. Brown, age 74, of Salem

Robert D. Brown, age 74, of Salem, passed away Wednesday, June 8 at his home.

Brown was born November 21, 1947, in Floyd County, Indiana the son of Howard T. Brown Sr. and Marie K. Brown.  He was retired from Kimball’s.

Robert is survived by his children:  Jalen Brown of Salem, Shaylee Faulkenburg of Greenville, Gary Brown of Salem, and Deborah McClure of Salem, a brother:  Steve Brown of Salem, and four grandchildren:  Nash Faulkenburg, Quinn Faulkenburg, Cody Brown, and Danny Brock. 

He was preceded in death by his parents:  Howard T. Brown Sr. and Marie K.  Brown, and a brother:  Howard Thomas Brown Jr.

Funeral services were private, and burial was private in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Investigation Lands Bedford Man Back in Jail for Methamphetamine Charges

Troopers from the Indiana State Police Bloomington District were recently advised that Timothy A. Brinegar, a 58-year-old male from Bedford, was allegedly involved in the continued use and dealing of methamphetamine while currently out of jail on a cash bond after being arrested for Dealing Methamphetamine in January of 2019.

After obtaining this new information, Bloomington District A.C.E.S. (Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Section) and Indiana State Police D.E.S. (Drug Enforcement Section) launched an investigation, which concluded on Tuesday, June 7th.

On Tuesday afternoon, around 3:30 pm, ISP A.C.E.S. Sgt. Greg Day located Brinegar in a 2015 Ford truck, at the intersection of Tunnelton Road and US 50. Brinegar was then observed turning west onto US 50 without properly utilizing his turn signal which resulted in Sgt. Day conducting a traffic stop. During the encounter, Sgt. Day observed indicators of alleged criminal activity and then Bedford Police Officer Faheem Bade arrived on the scene of the traffic stop and deployed his canine, Zazu, who gave a positive alert on the truck.  

Troopers Chance Humphrey and Tyler Trueblood, along with Bedford Police Major Jesse Crane arrived to assist. Brinegar and his passenger had been asked to exit the vehicle to search the truck when Major Crane observed a baggie of methamphetamine on the ground next to Brinegar, who had tried to discard it. Brinegar was also found to have a second baggie of methamphetamine in his pants pocket.

A search of the truck revealed hypodermic syringes, digital scales with methamphetamine residue, and three firearms. There was a loaded .380 handgun in the cab of the truck, along with an unloaded .12-gauge shotgun. An unloaded .22 Magnum revolver was in the toolbox of the truck.

Brinegar was arrested and transported to the Lawrence County Jail for the following charges,

  • Possession of Methamphetamine with a Firearm (Level 5 Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon (Level 4 Felony)
  • Obstruction of Justice (Level 6 Felony)
  • Possession of a Handgun without a permit (Class A Misdemeanor)

Anyone with information of illegal drug activity is requested and encouraged to call the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post at 812-332-4411, the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office tip line at 812-545-4700, or send an email to [email protected] All calls are confidential.