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23 hrs ago | Daily Journal

Editorial: Mapping water resources to boost state's economy

During the severe drought of 2012, some residents in rural Hensley Township were forced to drive to water plants to fill up plastic drums because their wells were dry. Center Grove area residents were told not to water lawns and conserve water at home when the Bargersville Utilities plant couldn't produce enough water.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Bargersville, IN, Fire, Opinion

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Daily Journal

Schools finalizing enrollment numbers; figure determines funding from state

More students are attending Johnson County schools this year, easing the burden on some districts that had been losing money that pays for salaries due to declining enrollment. Nearly 100 more students attend Franklin schools, which is the first significant growth for the district in about six years.

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Related Topix: Franklin, IN, Education Etc., Greenwood, IN

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Daily Journal

18-year-old arrested twice in same week

A Greenwood teen was arrested for the second time this week, a few months after being arrested after a shooting in Bargersville. Gunnar Shaw, 18, was arrested Wednesday on charges of robbery and resisting law enforcement.

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Related Topix: Greenwood, IN, Bargersville, IN

The Indianapolis Star

A $2 million grant would help with development of rapid transit bus service in Indianapolis.

Indy lands $2M federal grant to plan express bus route Route would run from Westfield to Greenwood Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1tDIAWL Indianapolis has landed a $2 million federal grant to plan construction of a rapid transit bus line from Westfield to Greenwood. U.S Rep. AndrA© Carson, D-Ind., announced today that the grant will be used to help the IndyGo bus system and the city pay for environmental analysis and preliminary engineering for the Red Line, a proposed 28-mile bus route running from Hamilton to Johnson County, passing through Indianapolis.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Westfield, IN, Greenwood, IN

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Trees to grow in place of once-flooded homes

By the end of next year, a forest planted in Franklin to replace dozens of flood-damaged homes will have about twice the number of trees it has now. But residents will have to wait several years before the trees grow taller and the area takes on a more forest-like appearance.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

WISH-TV Indianapolis

Dancing with the Johnson County Stars

Dancing with the Johnson County Stars is an event to raise money for non-for profit organizations in Johnson County. The event will be held Sept 26th and 27th at the Art Craft Theater in Franklin.

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Related Topix: Greenwood, IN

Fri Sep 05, 2014

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Greenwood Police issue alert over suspicious man at bus stop

Greenwood Police are warning parents after reports of a man who tried to get children into his car while they waited for their bus. It happened near Worthsville Road and US 31. The man was described as an older white male.

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Related Topix: Greenwood, IN, Indianapolis, IN

Daily Journal

Letter: New Whiteland small part of school district's bill

Thank you for the story on stormwater rates in Johnson County. There seems to be quite a bit of disparity between municipalities.

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Related Topix: Whiteland, IN, New Whiteland, IN

WSJV-TV South Bend

Goshen Housing Authority Struggling

The Goshen Housing Authority provides affordable homes for those with a low to moderate income, but a recent federal audit suggests the Goshen Housing Authority isn't performing as it should. From July 2011 through September last year, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development examined the practices of Goshen's Housing Authority.

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Related Topix: Kosciusko County, IN, Cromwell, IN

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Daily Journal

Farmhouse burned as part of training

A farmhouse in southern in Johnson County was burned down Thursday as part of training for local firefighters, and a local charity will decide how to use the property. The property on County Road 700W northwest of Trafalgar had been donated to Habitat for Humanity, and the house needed to be demolished, said Lee Ann Wilbur, Habitat's Johnson County executive director.

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Related Topix: Trafalgar, IN, Bargersville, IN

SFGate

Police: Woman did drugs in jail parking lot

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Related Topix: Franklin, IN

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Daily Journal

Semi traffic unsettles Rocklane Road residents

Melvin Lawson and Gloria Seniour are neighbors on this stretch of road, located about 8 miles east of downtown Greenwood. They have seen large trucks on their road before, but both say the frequency and number of trucks has increased in recent weeks.

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Related Topix: Greenwood, IN, Indianapolis, IN

Tue Sep 02, 2014

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Greenwood police seek man wanted for molesting his niece

Police say Luciano Pino, 42, is wanted in Johnson County for a charge of Level 4 child molesting, stemming from a July incident where he allegedly molested his seven-year-old niece.

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Related Topix: Greenwood, IN, Indianapolis, IN

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Police: Accused child molester may try to flee country

Police in Greenwood say they are looking for an accused child molester who may try to flee back to Mexico.

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Related Topix: Greenwood, IN

The Republic

Home schooling thriving in central Indiana

One southside home-school group has 200 children participating this fall, reflecting an increase in home schooling over the past several years.

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Related Topix: Education, Home Schooling, Indiana, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Greenwood, IN, Purdue University

The Indianapolis Star

FOX59's Jim O'Brien tweeted this screenshot of the stormy morning radar around 6 a.m. this morning.

Cheat Sheet: Rainy Tuesday, U.S. strikes in Somalia, Carrie Underwood's 'Labor Day' news Catch up on the top post-Labor Day headlines for Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Carrie Underwood, Weather, Whiteland, IN, Central, IN

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Daily Journal

Editorial: Beetle poses danger to assortment of trees

For several years, Johnson County residents have been concerned with the emerald ash borer, a foreign invader that has been marching across Indiana.

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Related Topix: Opinion

The Indianapolis Star

Overstreet, Michael Dean White Male, 11/66 Johnson County , Johnson County

Attorney contends Michael Overstreet's "does not have, and does not have the ability to produce, a rational understanding of why the State of Indiana plans to execute him."

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Indiana, Boggstown, IN

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

Inmate dies in Johnson County jail

An inmate collapsed and later died in a Johnson County jail holding cell Sunday evening.

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Daily Journal

Field goal lifts Braves in showcase

Prior to the season, Indian Creek football coach Mike Gillin had the word "Finish" printed on all practice T-shirts as a reminder to the Braves.

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Related Topix: Greenwood, IN

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