Zaxby’s employee receives anonymous gift card

PUBLISHED:  Aug. 31, 2017

BY: Shannon Hall, Courier & Press reporter

NEWBURGH — The Newburgh Zaxby’s had been open for one day. And it already experienced at least one wonderful customer.

636410687353037160-21728170-1911713392485360-8423715964595825439-n.jpgA woman stopped by the newly opened restaurant last week and one of the store’s employees, Noah White, held open the door for her. While the two exchanged a few words, the woman noticed his shoes had “seen better day.” Continue reading “Zaxby’s employee receives anonymous gift card”

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.”

Continue reading “Warrick Election Board considers more early voting locations”

Fatal child neglect charge for Newburgh man

PUBLISHED: Sept. 19, 2017

BY: Shannon Hall & Tori Fater, Courier & Press reporters 

A Newburgh man accused of fatal child neglect in Warrick County has been arrested.

Thaddious Rice, 23, was taken into custody on a warrant Monday afternoon and is being held in Warrick County jail without bond.

He has been charged with murder and neglect of a dependent resulting in death in Warrick County in connection with the death of 10-month-old Jaxson Wheeler. The child neglect charge is a Level 1 felony – under Indiana law, the most serious felony level after murder. Continue reading “Fatal child neglect charge for Newburgh man”

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”

Area law enforcement establishing fees for body cam footage

PUBLISHED: Dec. 17, 2017

BY: Shannon Hall, Courier & Press reporter

Law enforcement agencies say body cameras help protect the officers and the community, but local law enforcement agencies want to charge $150 to provide the footage or are against the public seeing it in general.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will “probably” implement a $150 fee for copies of body camera footage, according to the Vanderburgh County sheriff.

“That’s to download and put it on the disc and everything,” Vanderburgh Sheriff Dave Wedding said. Continue reading “Area law enforcement establishing fees for body cam footage”