Unemployment in Indiana and Gibson County continues to fall. Figures release by the state Department of Workforce Development Monday shows in March unemployment around the state was 5.9 percent - marking a 2 percent decline for the year, and giving the Hoosier state the 3rd largest decline in the country. In Gibson County last month unemployment was 5-point-2 percent - down from 6 percent the month before.
The Gibson County Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours event later this week. Both chamber members and the public are invited to Klinker's Thursday starting at 4:30 for the event. Light appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available.
Baseball: Princeton falls to Jasper, 13 to 2. South Spencer over Gibson Southern, 3 to 2.
Softball: Princeton falls to Pike Central, 11 to 5. Gibson Southern a 9 to 1 winner over Southridge.
Girl's Tennis: Princeton Lady Tigers over South Spencer, 3 matches to 2. Gibson Southern a 5 match to none victor over Tecumseh. Wood Memorial falls to Loogootee, 4 to 1.
And a familiar face will take over the reigns of the Gibson Southern Boy's Basketball team. 2003 Gibson Southern grad Beau Hobson has been named the head coach for the Titans, he'll leave his current position as the girl's head coach at Castle, where the Lady Knights have won back to back sectional titles to take the job.
The man Gibson County Law Enforcement yesterday were searching for is now in custody. Princeton Police and Gibson County's Sheriff's Office issued an alert Monday, asking the public for help in location 50 year old Keith Allen Hale. Reports indicate Hale had a warrant out for his arrest on a drug charge, and was also wanted for questioning in connection with a recent domestic dispute. A late report from the Sheriff's Office indicates Hale is now in custody in Wabash County.
Indiana‘s new academic standards are a step closer to adoption, causing some of Governor Pence‘s supporters to accuse him of going back on his word. The Education Roundtable, which is co-chaired by the governor and State School Superintendent Glenda Ritz, voted overwhelmingly for the K-12 standards that will replace the Common Core starting next school year. The Roundtable is made up of teachers, administrators, state lawmakers and community leaders and was formed in 1999, with the intent of writing standards. There were boos from the crowd after Pence announced his support for the standards prior to the vote. The disagreement coming from those in the crowd affiliated with "Hoosiers Against Common Core" who say the newly-written standards mirror the federal guidelines. The State Board of Education will take a final vote on the standards next Monday.