The Washington Times-Herald

Local News

January 11, 2014

Ball to run for county auditor

Patty Ball has announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination for Daviess County Auditor.

Ball, a deputy in the Daviess County Auditor’s office since 2009, is seeking to fill the office currently held by Gail Doades, who is term limited and cannot seek another term. In announcing her candidacy, Ball noted her desire to serve the citizens of Daviess County.

“It is my desire to serve the county while working closely with other elected officials to benefit all of us living in Daviess County,” said Ball. “I look forward to the opportunity to meet and talk with people in the county during the upcoming campaign.”

Ball said the experience she has gained from working with Doades, who was named the 2013 Indiana Auditor of the Year by the Association of Indiana Counties, has been invaluable.

“It has been my privilege to have worked under the mentoring of Gail. She has provided opportunities for education and training along with meeting with many state officials to help prepare me for the challenging responsibilities of the office,” said Ball.

Patty and her husband Marty have lived in Washington since 1981. She previously worked for Williams Bros. Healthcare and Walmart pharmacy and holds a national certification as a Pharmacy Technician. She is currently enrolled in the AIC Institute for Excellence in County Government.

Her husband is employed with Grain Processing Corporation, and they are members of Bethany Christian Church.

The Balls have one daughter, Mandy Ash. Mandy and her husband Aaron Ash are both employed with the Barr-Reeve School Corporation and live in Montgomery with their two children, Emily and Eli.



Text Only
Local News
  • Washington City Council approves rezoning request Washington will be expanding its housing options after the Washington City Council approved an ordinance to rezone land on Bussard Road. The property, owned by Jason Knepp of J and L Home Center, is just over 10 acres and will be rezoned Residential

    July 28, 2014

  • NWS - WT072914 - HaitianSummit - NBS State Haitian organization holds town hall meeting The Haitian Association of Indiana hosted a town hall meeting for local Haitians Sunday, officially meeting the largest Haitian population outside of Indianapolis. Around 50 Haitian residents, along with 30 other local residents, listened to state an

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Today's police report CITY REPORT Monday 2:25 p.m. – A female caller said two juvenile males were picking up and throwing green apples near 310 Ogdon St. The apples were clogging storm drains. The males were then asked to pick up the apples. 8:55 a.m. – An employee of Che

    July 28, 2014

  • CR 900 East project stays on schedule

    Phase 1 of the expansion project on CR 900E (Odon-Cannelburg Road) is due to be completed this week and officials say they expect the bulk of the work to be done on time. "They have a number of small things that need to be finished," said Daviess Cou

    July 28, 2014

  • Leg of I-69 project now due to open by end of 2015 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Transportation now plans for the Interstate 69 extension to reach Bloomington by the end of 2015, a year later than originally planned. INDOT spokesman Will Wingfield tells the Evansville Courier & Press

    July 28, 2014

  • NWS - WT072614 - Theater6 - NBS VIDEO: Coming Attractions

    The Indiana Theater in downtown Washington is under new owner Brent Barnhart and plans to open this fall after being closed for over three years.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ruth Gilmore Ruth Gilmore, 80, of Washington, died at 4:38 p.m. at Prairie Village Nursing Center, with family by her side. Born Nov. 10, 1933, in Knox County, she was the daughter of James Howard and Blanche (Chadd) Weibel. She worked for 10 years as a certified

    July 26, 2014

  • Shoe Sensation gives back to Cops and Kids Shoe Sensation has presented Cops and Kids with $468 in donations collected from its customers during a drive to assist Cops and Kids. Cops and Kids works with children in the community to ensure that they have basic necessities and toys. This progr

    July 26, 2014

  • Friday's police report CITY REPORT Friday 10:27 p.m. - Jerry Gaither, 1422 Brett Cabel Road, said his mailbox was damaged. 5:14 a.m. - Ladonna Abel, 622 S.W. Sixth St., said a purple Harley-Davidson motorcycle was stolen. A report was made and a tip said they believed a ma

    July 25, 2014

  • New school security system going into place in Daviess County From the outside looking in schools in Daviess County don't appear to have done much to upgrade security this fall. There are no new fences, no gates, no guard shacks, but officials say the School Guard system is being put into place and should be re

    July 25, 2014