Warrick Election Board considers more early voting locations

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PUBLISHED: March 30, 2017

BY: SHANNON HALL, COURIER & PRESS REPORTER

BOONVILLE — Warrick County voters may see more options for early voting next year.

The Warrick County Election Board is considering adding early voting locations instead of having a single location to vote early — which in the past has been the Election Office at the Judicial Center.

“I suggested at our meeting (last week) to move early voting to another location,” said Patty Perry, Warrick County clerk and Election Board secretary. “We are currently looking at libraries or anywhere that might have internet access.”

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Hunting, painting, hiding … who knew rocks could be so fun?

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Brooklynn Rohrscheib, 5, prepares her rocks for painting by covering with a white coat.

PUBLISHED: Sept.. 1, 2017

BY: Shannon Hall, Courier & Press reporter 

EVANSVILLE —Melissa Embry loves to go exercising walking along riverfront. But with her three-year son Colton, it can be a little challenging

She’s recently found a way to keep her son entertained — rock hunting. They found a painted rock on the Newburgh Riverfront a few weeks ago, and it’s been on ever since.

“It gives him something to do besides just complaining about walking,” Embry said.

Creative. Fun. Bonding time. Being outside. Exercise. Joy. For everyone. Continue reading “Hunting, painting, hiding … who knew rocks could be so fun?”

Boonville officially in the golfing business

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(L-R) Nick Gapinski, Boonville, Richard Wilder, Boonville, and Terry Merryfield, Estero Fla., play a round of golf at Quail Crossing Golf Course Monday, September 11, 2017.

PUBLISHED: SEPT. 12, 2017

BY: SHANNON HALL, COURIER & PRESS REPORTER

WARRICK COUNTY — Boonville has a new property on its hands.

Charlie Wyatt, the Boonville mayor, announced Tuesday that the city had completed the purchase of Quail Crossing Golf Course. He thanked everyone involved for being a part of “a piece of history.”

“It is history,” Wyatt said. “We have a golf course, and we’re moving forward.” Continue reading “Boonville officially in the golfing business”

Friedman Park opens Saturday with run, festival

May 24, 2017

By Shannon Hall

A $5.5 million Warrick County park will celebrate its grand opening with a race and a small festival this weekend.

Friedman Park will open Saturday with a ribbon cutting at 7:30 a.m. followed by a 5K walk/run and a small  park festival. Continue reading “Friedman Park opens Saturday with run, festival”

Warrick zoning board votes in favor of egg facility

PUBLISHED: Nov. 29, 2017

BY: Shannon Hall, Courier & Press reporter

A controversial egg production facility in Warrick County took a step closer to reality Monday night.

The Warrick County Board of Zoning Appeals voted 6-1 to approve a special use application by Prime Foods Inc. to build a confined-feeding operation for laying hens. Board member Doris Horn voted against the special use application. Continue reading “Warrick zoning board votes in favor of egg facility”