We don't know when, where or why yet - but it has been confirmed that President Barack Obama will visit Gibson County on Friday. An email sent by a White House official Monday confirmed that Obama will make a visit to the Evansville area that day - and officials with the Evansville Regional Airport confirm that advance team members have called with general questions about the airport. An Evansville TV Station quotes sources as saying the President will visit a business in Gibson County but there's no word yet officially as to which business or why the visit is being made. More specific details about the presidential visit could be issued today.
Legislators are likely to renew a debate in January over whether to require a prescription for cold medicines like Sudafed. Indiana already sets daily, monthly and yearly limits on how much medicine you can buy containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in methamphetamine - and pharmacies have upgraded purchase records into an electronic database the police can use to track people who go from store to store buying it. Some though contend the only way to chose off the supply of pseudoephedrine - is to require a prescription to purchase it - but that would mean everyone who gets a cold and needs it - will be required go to go the doctor.
The Oakland City woman who police say was behind the wheel in a fatal car versus pedestrian incident last week is formally charged. 29 year old Samantha Jo Robbins was arrested following the incident Thursday night and was in court Friday as charges were formally filed against her. Robbins was identified as the driver of a vehicle that struck 39 year old Michelle Jones of Oakland City as she was walking in the 700 block of Cypress Street. Robbins is charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and faces up to 12 years in prison of convicted.
The Gibson County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the South Gibson School Corporation, US Border Patrol, and Concerned Parents are sponsoring a Defensive Tactics Seminar on October 7th.
Guest speaker Officer Ryan Ziliak with the U.S. Customs Office will be presenting a Defensive Tactics Seminar to heighten awareness of possible attacks and show ways to defend yourself. Officer Ziliak, a Gibson Southern Graduate, Air Force Veteran, and Current U.S. Border patrol agent is uniquely qualified to teach this seminar as he has certifications in Defensive Tactics and Firearms through the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Officer Ziliak will bring his unique presentation to the Haubstadt Fire Department on October 7th from 6-7:30 p.m. This class is FREE OF CHARGE.
This class is open to all young ladies at Gibson Southern High School. Also invited are Gibson Southern Mothers, Siblings, Friends, and Aunts.
For more information contact Gibson County Reserve Deputy Randy Ziliak at the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office or Gibson Southern High School.