The Washington Times-Herald

Breaking News

September 10, 2013

Klan group drops leaflets in city

A group claiming to belong to the Ku Klux Klan dropped leaflets in the city Monday and over the weekend. Although the act is protected under the rights of free speech, it nevertheless startled many residents.

Washington police picked up 30 to 40 packets around the city Monday night as they appear to be thrown out of a passing car, according to Chief Mike Healy.

"The guys picked most of them up," Healy said. "They seen some around town themselves and they picked them up."

Healy said there was no person or vehicle seen tossing the literature out the vehicle, but contended there was not much legally police could do.

"Only thing we could have done was arrest him for littering," Healy said. "Chances are, it probably wasn't someone from here."

According to the literature, the group said they were the Ku Klos Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. In the plastic bag was a sign saying "The Klan wants you" and inside was Klan literature including a website and email address.

The email address was for a Church Hill, Tenn., man named Paul LaMonica. The website said LaMonica is the Imperial Wizard for the Ku Klos Knights. An email was sent to LaMonica for comment.

Also mentioned in the site was a subgroup named the Realm of Indiana. A contact name was given for a man said to be living in Monroe City including an email address and P.O. Box number. An attempt to reach the member was unsuccessful.

Healy said if it happened again, residents can throw the leaflets away or contact police and they can do so.

"If they see someone doing it, they can get a vehicle description to us, maybe a plate number if they possibly can," Healy said. "Then we can stop and talk about it, but in itself there is nothing threatening.

Text Only
Breaking News
  • Wreck Old 50 Wreck on Old US 50 Emergency personnel were called away to a two-car accident west of Washington on Old US 50 near Clark Road at just before 7 p.m. Fire personnel, Daviess County sheriffs deputies, WPD and Southwest Medical all responded. Three people were taken to Go

    August 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • griffeymug.jpg Loogootee man arrested for infant battery

    JASPER - A Loogootee man was arrested Friday for allegedly battering a nine-month-old infant.

    August 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • woodruff.jpg Ethics officer says Woodruff didn't violate law

    INDIANAPOLIS — An investigation released Friday by the state’s top ethics officer found a former INDOT employee did not violate ethical or criminal law in the Interstate 69 project but calls for the state to enact stricter disclosure requirements.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fears' suit against Pike school board dismissed

    EVANSVILLE — A federal judge threw out former Otwell Elementary Principal Rick Fears' suit against the Pike County School Corporation on Wednesday.

    July 30, 2014

  • Two dead after Bicknell shooting BICKNELL – At approximately 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, Indiana State Police, Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Bicknell Police responded to 707 Durbin Street in Bicknell after a 33-year-old Knox County man was shot and killed during an argument with an

    July 23, 2014

  • NWS - WT072214 - CampIlliana - NBS Accident claims life at Camp Illiana One person is dead following an accident at a popular Daviess County camp. The Daviess County Sheriff's Department has confirmed that Camp Illiana Executive Director David Bean died in an accident late Monday morning at the camp at 723E 450S. Authori

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • user29383-1405833589-media1.jpg 2 sought in Greene County murder

    NEWARK - Two men are being sought by the Indiana State Police in connection with a murder in Greene County.

    According to a release from the Indiana State Police, the Greene County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call reporting David Lamm, 54, Solsberry, had been killed at his residence.

    July 20, 2014 3 Photos

  • Both sides in Ukraine deny shooting down plane KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country and plumes of black smoke rose up near a rebel-held village in eastern Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines tweeted that it

    July 17, 2014

  • Official: Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysian Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace.

    July 17, 2014

  • Alliance03 Alliance Barrier officially marks first I-69 jobs Alliance Barrier Films cut the ribbon Friday and are the first manufacturing plant along the southern half of I-69. The $25 million facility opening was part of a ceremony that announced plans for a 40,000 to 60,000-square foot building along Washing

    July 11, 2014 3 Photos