Local News: Thursday April 11th 2024

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An Indiana DNR Officer is charged with making an unlawful proposition. Records show 55-year-old Eric Stamps’ case was filed in Posey County. The arrest affidavit from Indiana State Police shows that in December, Stamps used his department issued cell phone while texting a woman. Troopers say their conversation included financial issues for the woman, and Stamps offered $400 for sex. Troopers say Stamps apologized in texts the next day, saying it was disrespectful. They say he was interviewed on January 8th and admitted to sending the texts. Court records show a warrant was issued for Stamps’ arrest on February 20th, but was then recalled. His charge is a misdemeanor. Stamps is due in court on April 25th. DNR Officials say Stamps is currently assigned administrative duties until the completion of the criminal case and internal investigation.


Governor Eric J. Holcomb and officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) say $207 million has been awarded through the Community Crossings matching grant program. Communities submitted applications for funding during a highly competitive call for projects in January. Mount Vernon is being awarded $687,259.50 and Evansville is being awarded $952,628.09. The Community Crossings initiative has provided nearly $1.7 billion in state matching funds for local road improvement projects since 2016. The next call for projects will open in July.


Posey County Emergency Management posted a message on Facebook for community members who are unable to get their yard waste removed from their property and are wondering what to do with it. They say they have been in contact with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, and they have advised that open burning the piles of limbs or sticks that you have is allowed. If you do this, please report any open burns that you will be doing to the local Posey County 911 Dispatch. The number for them is 812-838-1320. This burning is for natural yard waste only, no debris from houses or pole barns. Make sure you practice safe burning by burning in open areas, away from buildings, and keep an eye on your fires.


Earlier this week the high school baseball rankings came out and the North Posey Vikings are ranked 7th in Class 2A. Other teams ranked in Class 2A across the Tri-State includes Forest Park 1st and Mater Dei is 11th. In Class 4A…North is 4th and Castle is 12th. Class 3A has Princeton 6th, Memorial 9th, Jasper 10th, and Heritage Hills is 12th. Finally in Class 1A…Evansville Christian and Tecumseh are both 11th.


In high school softball…the Mt. Vernon Wildcats are ranked 6th in Class 3A. Gibson Southern is 1st and Heritage Hills is 12th. In Class 2A, the North Posey Vikings are 5th. Class 4A has Castle 2nd. Class 1A includes Tecumseh 2nd and Barr-Reeve 6th.


Sports from Wednesday…in Major League Baseball…the St. Louis Cardinals fell in their finale at home against the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-3. The Redbirds slip to 6-7 on the season and will have today off, before heading to Arizona tomorrow night.


The Chicago Cubs got scorched out west in San Diego by the Padres, 10-2. Chicago is now 7-5 on the year. They also have today off and will be in Seattle tomorrow evening.


The Cincinnati Reds got beat at home by the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-2. Cincy drops to 6-6 and they finish up their series with Brewers at home this afternoon at 12:10 PM.

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