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INDOT Volunteers Begin 2016 Spring Cleaning Along Highways


SOUTHEAST Indiana—This is the time of year when many Hoosiers roll up their sleeves and begin the task of “spring cleaning”.  That includes hundreds of Hoosier volunteers “spring cleaning” roadsides along state highways under the jurisdiction of the Indiana Department of Transportation. INDOT’s annual Trash Bash starts tomorrow (APRIL 16).

Adopt-A-Highway groups will be joined by Department of Corrections participants and others in efforts to remove trash, liter and debris from major 4-lane highways, interstate highways and 2-lane state roads over the next four weekends.  Across the state, approximately 2,400 Trash Bashers are expected to clear roadsides along a thousand miles of Hoosiers highways.

Last year, 22,542 bags of trash were collected along with 8,456 cubic yards of loose liter.  Adopt-A-Highway groups alone—representing nearly 1000 volunteers–logged in more than 22-hundred hours worth of “spring cleaning.”  In INDOT’s Southeast District, officials anticipate collecting as much as 2,500 cubic yards of litter.

INDOT encourages all Hoosiers to help keep Indiana highways clean.

  • Don’t litter—Set a good example for everyone, especially children.
  • Be responsible—Carry a trash bag in your car instead of tossing litter out the window.
  • Report it—Report locations where people have dumped garbage to INDOT customer service at 877-305-7611.
  • Adopt it—Find out how your group can become involved in helping beautify an area by participating in Adopt-A-Highway, Sponsor-A-Highway or other highway beautification efforts; call the Southeast District customer service number: 877-305-7611.

Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone. For highway information, monitor social media and Twitter @INDOTSoutheast.  Subscribe to receive text and email alerts at

Medora School Looking For Students

school1Unless enrollment increases, Medora Community School Corp. is going to have to cut about $258,000 from its general fund budget for the 2016-17 school year.

Superintendent Roger Bane provided a budget reduction plan during Monday’s school board meeting after briefly discussing the issue during the March meeting.

Medora’s approved general fund budget for 2016 is $1,874,157. If the plan is enacted, that would cut the corporation’s general fund by 13.8 percent

Carl Ernest Hart, 30

Carl Ernest Hart of Salem, Indiana passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 6:58 am in his residence at the age of 30 years, 9 months and 21 days.

He was born June 24, 1985 in Ft. Worth, Texas. Carl was the son of Gregory and Cheryl (Miller) Hart.

He had been a supervisor with a communications call center.

His survivors include: Father: Gregory Hart and Mother Cheryl Hart, both of Salem. 2 brothers: Christopher Michael Mowry of Cortland, NY, John Anthony Hart of Salem and his maternal grandmother Donna Irene Miller.

He was preceded in death by Uncle and Aunt: Charlie & Pamela Jane Hart.

There will be a Funeral Service at 7:00 pm Tuesday at Dawalt Funeral Home with visitation from 4 to 7 pm Tuesday at Dawalt Funeral Home.

Donn M. Gould, age 88

Donn M. Gould, age 88 of Salem, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:05 pm, in Salem Crossing.

Born March 6, 1928 in Saltillo, Indiana, he was the son of the late Orel and Ruby (Hays) Gould. He was a member of the Saltillo Christian Church, served in the Armed Forces as a Private 1st Class in the U.S. Army and had been a life resident of Washington County.

Donn was a 1946 graduate of the old Campbellsburg High School, a 50 year 32nd degree mason and member of the Rob Morris Masonic Lodge #282 F. & A.M. Of Campbellsburg.

He married April 8, 1950 to Lela R. (Haley) Gould, who survives.

Also surviving are: 1 Brother: Lawrin Gould, Saltillo and 1 Sister: Shirley Hamilton, Campbellsburg.

He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, William, Keith and Charles Hays Gould and 2 sisters, Jean Tolbert and Mary “Betty” Wineinger.

Funeral Service: 11:00 am Monday at Dawalt Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Berry officiating.

Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Sunday and after 9 am Monday.
Interment at Saltillo Cemetery with full military honors.

Memorial Contributions: Saltillo Christian Church

Helen W. Durnil, age 90

Louisville: Helen W. Durnil, age 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April

13, 2016 at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. She was born

September 11, 1925 in Louisville, Kentucky to Allen B. and Lucy (Butler) Wood.

Her father was the Port Captain of Louisville during the 1950’s.

Helen leaves behind her loving husband of 70 years, Robert Durnil, and one son,

Michael W. (Glenda) Durnil of Louisville, Kentucky, and five grandchildren and six

great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son Martin L. Durnil.

Helen was a retired nurse and worked at a private practice doctor’s office in the

Fern Creek area. She was a member of Midway Christian Church in Midway,


Her many interests included a love of reading, spending time with her family,

knitting and crocheting. She was a skilled seamstress and had worked part time in


Cremation was chosen and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Services were in the care of Love Funeral Home in Palmyra, Indiana

Wanted Man Leads Officers on Foot Pursuit

Scott County- Shortly before 1:00 pm this afternoon, troopers received information that Anthony Michael Atkinson, 26 years of age from Jeffersonville, IN, was hiding out at a residence on Jefferson Street in Scottsburg.

009-2016-000402-134637Anthony Michael Atkinson was on the run from police because he was wanted out of Clark County, IN and Jefferson County, KY on warrants.

When troopers pulled up to the residence they saw Anthony Michael Atkinson playing basketball at the residence. When Anthony Michael Atkinson saw the troopers he ran into the residence. Troopers entered the home after him but Anthony Michael Atkinson was able to escape out of a side door with trooper’s right behind him.

Troopers, officers from the Scottsburg City Police and county deputies chased Anthony Michael Atkinson on foot to South First Street in Scottsburg where he entered aresidence uninvited. When officers went into the home after him he fled upstairs in the home and climbed out of an upstairs window where he then jumped off the roof of the home.

When he did this, an officer that had helped surrounded the home, took him into custody. Anthony Michael Atkinson was wanted in Clark County, IN for two counts of Battery and Criminal Mischief. He was wanted out of Jefferson County, KY for Manufacturing Methamphetamine.

Anthony Michael Atkinson now faces the new charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Residential Entry in Scott County.

INDOT To Repair & Resurface SR 60 From Sellersburg To New Pekin


SELLERSBURG, Ind.—Indiana Department of Transportation officials met with its contractor, E & B Paving, at Seymour District offices last week to discuss schedules and review plans for a $4,422,000 resurfacing project along 18 miles of State Road 60 in Clark and Washington Counties.  Traffic at New Pekin, Borden, Bennettsville, Hamburg and Sellersburg will be impacted at times once operations begin in mid-May.

The Clarksville contractor is charged with making a number of full-depth concrete patches and partial-depth asphalt patches before milling and paving S.R. 60 between U.S. Highway 31at Sellersburg and S.R. 335/Fifth Street at New Pekin.  The state’s pavement preservation project includes work at more than 500 road and driveway approaches.

Traffic count for S.R. 60 is 11,390 vehicles per day.

Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone. For highway information, monitor social media and Twitter @INDOTSoutheast.  Subscribe to receive text and email alerts at

John Earl Hoyt age 90

Mr. John Earl Hoyt age 90 of Pekin passed away Wednesday, April 13 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.

Mr. Hoyt was born June 20, 1925 in Pekin the son of Earl R. and Mary Van Horn Hoyt.  He was a retired Chemical Engineer for Bechtel.  He was a Korean War Army veteran.  John was a member of Pekin United Methodist Church and Sons of the American Revolution.

John is survived by a nephew:  Richard Hoyt (Carolyn) of Salem, a niece:  Joan Brewer of Yorba Linda, California, two great-nieces:  Tiffany Hoyt Smith (Nick) of Bloomington and Tamarya Hoyt Johnson (Scott) of Nashville, Tennessee, and three great-great-nephews:  Collin and Caden Smith and Connor Johnson.

He was preceded in death by a brother:  Charles Raymond Hoyt, a sister:  Helen Brewer, his parents, and a great-nephew:  Randy Brown.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00AM at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors.  Visitation will be Friday from 4-8PM and Saturday from 9AM-time of service at the funeral home.

Warren L. Mull age 68

Mr. Warren L. Mull age 68 of Salem passed away Wednesday, April 13 at his home.

Mr. Mull was born August 15, 1947 in Clark County, Indiana the son of John and Olive LeRue Corn Mull.  He was a retired truck driver.  He was a Vietnam War Air Force veteran and a member of Living Church of God.

Warren was preceded in death by his wife:  Patricia Alexander Mull, a sister:  Joyce Carroll and his parents.  He is survived by two daughters:  Kimberly Briscoe of Pekin and Lora Sluder of Hobart, Indiana, two step-sons:  Frank and Marty Danser both of Florida, a step-daughter:  Mindy Arrowood of Pekin, two brothers:  Donald Mull of Salem and Jerry Mull of Pekin, a sister:  Jeannie Cook of Pekin, two grandchildren:  Wesley Mull and Kaitlyn Hortenberry and several step-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:00PM at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Martinsburg Cemetery.   Visitation will be Monday from 10AM-time of service.




downloadThe Kentucky Derby Festival’s two-day basketball event kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. with the Horseshoe Foundation Night of the Future Stars at New Albany High School in Indiana.

Admission is free with a ticket to Friday night’s Basketball Classic at Freedom Hall. Thursday’s event is comparable to the NBA All-Star weekend, with players showcasing their special skills.
Some of the nights most exciting moments have occurred during the Slam Dunk, 2-on-2 and 3-Point Shooting competitions. There will also be a one-hour autograph-signing session following the event, with a two-item limit for signing.

The New Albany High School Bulldogs State Championship Team is expected to attend the Night of the Future Stars. The team and their Head Coach, JimShannon, will be honored during the event.

Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County is title sponsor of Thursday’s event, joining Contributing Sponsor Papa John’s.  Media Sponsors are B96.5 FM, Old School 105.1 and SLAM Magazine.

The 44th annual Basketball Classic presented by Papa John’s tips off at 7 p.m. on Friday night at Freedom Hall and features several new recruits for the Cats, Cards and Hoosiers. Those players include recent University of Kentucky commitment Brad Calipari, University of Louisville walk-on Tyler Sharpe, Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball, Carson Williams, as well as Indiana signees Curtis Jones and De’Ron Davis.

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE:  Basketball Classic Reserved Tickets $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets on sale at all TicketMaster locations, or call (800) 745-3000 or the Freedom Hall box office at (502) 367-5144(Includes facility fee).

First held in 1973, the Derby Festival Basketball Classic is the oldest high school all-star game in the nation. The game has featured such players as Jamal Mashburn, Rex Chapman, Moses Malone, Isiah Thomas, Dominique Wilkins, Eric Bledsoe, Deron Williams and Nolan Smith, among many others.

The Basketball Classic is presented by Papa John’s, with Contributing Sponsor Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County.  Media Sponsors are 99.7 DJX, B96.5 FM, Old School 105.1 and SLAM Magazine.



AS OF 4/12/2016



Player Pos Ht College
  Brad Calipari G 6-0 Kentucky
  De’Riante Jenkins F 6-5 VCU
  Derek Funderburk C 6-9 Ohio St.
  Eli Wright G 6-4 Mississippi St.
  Joey Brunk C 6-10 Butler
  Mario Kegler F 6-7 Mississippi St.
  Mustapha Heron G 6-5 Auburn
  Quentin Goodin G 6-3 Xavier
  Temple Gibbs G 6-3 Notre Dame
  Jarron Cumberland G 6-4 Cincinnati


Coach Kevin Klein – St. X (KY)

Coach Richard Gatewood – Taylor Co (KY)



Player Pos Ht College
  Curtis Jones G 6-4 Indiana
  De’Ron Davis F 6-10 Indiana
  Eron Gordon G 6-2 Undecided
  Tyler Sharpe G 6-1 Louisville
  Jared Harper G 5-11 Auburn
  CJ Walker G 6-0 Florida St.
  Matthew Moyer F 6-7 Syracuse
  Micah Thomas F 6-7 Maryland
  James Banks C 6-10 Texas
  Carson Williams F 6-5 Northern KY


Coach Jim Shannon – New Albany (KY)

Coach James Schooler – Fern Creek (KY)