An outwardly-friendly bomb-sniffing dog scurried about the Boone County Courthouse rotunda Thursday morning, pausing occasionally for a curious sniff. It was the first day of testimony in David Camm’s third trial on charges that he shot his wife and two children to death. The case was moved to Boone County because of extensive publicity before and after Camm’s first two trials in southern Indiana courtrooms. For more of the story, see Friday's Lebanon Reporter.
Jury hears opening arguments
Minnick to conclude 30-year career Friday
Pat Minnick will conclude her 30-year career with the Boone County Health Department next Friday. Friday afternoon, a reception honoring Minnick, a native of Bainbridge and a graduate of Indiana State University, was held in the Boone County Office Annex. “I’ll miss working with the people, working with the contractors,” Minnick said.Continued ...
Same-sex marriage appeal features case with Boone County clerk as defendant
Arguments in a federal lawsuit aimed at overturning Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage will focus on a case naming Boone County Clerk Penny Bogan as the defendant.Continued ...
Nielsen to become sheriff after caucus
Acting Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen and former Boone County Sheriff Dennis Brannon faced each other for the first of two challenges Thursday evening.Continued ...
Jamestown Christian Church donates supplies to schools
Backpacks, notebooks, pencils, crayons, glue and other supplies were recently donated to three area elementary schools by the Jamestown Christian Church, church spokeswoman Brandi Richwine said.Continued ...
Butcher shop to open on downtown square
One Boone County man’s desire to get back to the rural lifestyle has resulted in a new addition to the Boone County Courthouse Square — a locally sourced butcher shop. Saint Adrian Meats & Sausage, named after the patron saint of butchers, will open Friday at 110 West Washington Street in Lebanon.Continued ...
Brannon, Nielsen caucus candidates
Either Boone County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Major Mike Nielsen or former two-term Sheriff Dennis Brannon will complete the term of Sheriff Ken P. Campbell, after a 7:30 p.m. caucus today of county Republican officials. The caucus, which is closed to the public, will be held in the Herman B Wells Community Center at Lebanon High School. Only Nielsen and Brannon — who are on the ballot for sheriff this fall — filed applications for the caucus, county GOP Chairwoman Debbie Ottinger said Wednesday.Continued ...
CDC issues new flu vaccination guidelines
Children between six months and 8 years old should receive two doses of flu vaccine this year, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended. Children in that age group who got a flu vaccine for the 2013-14 flu season, however, will need only one dose, the CDC said.Continued ...
Public meeting on Prairie Creek trees?
A public meeting to discuss removal of trees along Prairie Creek in Lebanon is being considered by the Boone County Drainage Board.Continued ...
Several school board races open
Through Tuesday morning, there were no candidates for four seats on the Western Boone Community School Corp. board.Continued ...
“It’s great hearing kids say ‘the waves are coming’ every time the buzzer rings,” said pool manager Kaitlin Miller.Continued ...
- Minnick to conclude 30-year career Friday