The Washington Times-Herald

Local News

March 12, 2014

Upgrade on safety at bad intersections

Next week Daviess County officials are expected to start a series of improvements to four intersections to try to make them safer. One of the intersections has been the location of multiple fatal traffic accidents, two others are near hills and have also been the site of crashes, and the last is in the process of being upgraded as a coal company pulls out.

“These are high risk intersections that we have identified in the county,” said Highway Superintendent Phil Cornelius. “We have received some recommendations to upgrade them and we want to deploy those.”

“This is something we need to do,” said president of the Daviess County Commissioners Tony Wichman.

The intersection getting the most attention is CR 350E and CR 100N. “I have worked four fatalities there with the fire department,” said Wichman. “We just had another one there this spring.”

The county has considered making changes to the intersection in the past but felt they were boxed in by federal transportation rules. “We did some more looking and found that as commissioners we could do more,” said Wichman. “Those accidents are perplexing. The sight lines are really good there. People just drive through it. Most of the accidents have involved local people that drive through there regularly.”

The Daviess County Highway Department has studied the crossing and in the past put up larger signs. Now they are going to take additional measures. “CR 350E is the through traffic,” said Cornelius. “We are going to add signage there warning that there is an intersection ahead. CR 100N will get additional signs alerting motorists that cross traffic does not stop. We are also going to be adding rumble strips on 100N in both directions approaching the intersection. We’ll also be putting a stop-bar marking on the road.”

Text Only
Local News
  • Colts get to take a break ANDERSON — There was a change in the Indianapolis Colts training camp schedule Monday as the team had just one practice instead of the usual two. With the Colts set to have Tuesday as an already scheduled day off, head coach Chuck Pagano combined the

    July 31, 2014

  • Washington City Council hears 2015 budget proposals Mayor Joe Wellman and the members of the Washington City Council met with city department heads Wednesday evening to hear the proposed budgets for 2015. Wellman said he had proposed pay increases for both hourly and salary employees. Those increases

    July 30, 2014

  • Barr-Reeve responds to teachers' complaint MONTGOMERY — The Barr-Reeve Community School Corporation has responded to the unfair labor practice complaint filed by the Barr-Reeve Classroom Teachers Association against the corporation. Earlier this month, the CTA filed the complaint with Indiana

    July 30, 2014

  • Sandra Hotz Sandra M. Hotz, 66, of Washington, died at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. The body of Sandra Hotz was cremated and there will be no services. Burial will be at a later date. Arrangements are being made through Brocksmith-Blake

    July 30, 2014

  • 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

  • Today's police report CITY REPORT Wednesday 10:52 a.m. - An employee of Chuckle's, 201, N.E. Fifth St., reported a drive-off worth $20.01 in gas. 6:32 a.m. - Erika Prinus said a stop sign was spray painted black at CRs 800E and 100S. County highway was notified. Tuesday 6

    July 30, 2014

  • PoolWed.jpg Back to School Bash headed for Eastside Park Eastside Park and WaterWorld of Washington will likely be popular stops for family fun Saturday. The first Back to School Bash will be held at the park from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. and WaterWorld of Washington will offer free swimming all day. "This is t

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - WT073114 - AyalaMug Man arrested for sexual misconduct A Washington man is facing charges of sexual misconduct after his arrest Tuesday. Jose O. Ayala, 25, Washington, was arrested by city police Tuesday on a warrant for two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. The minor in this case was a 15-year-o

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Washington schools ready to begin classes The Washington Community School Board approved the hiring of several staff members as officials prepare to begin classes next week. The board hired three additional teachers, made 16 extra-curricular appointments and approved three volunteer position

    July 30, 2014

  • Colts release RB Rainey ANDERSON — Just two days after earning praise for his playmaking ability from head coach Chuck Pagano, running back Chris Rainey was waived by the Indianapolis Colts on Monday morning.The news was broken in a press release around 8:30 a.m. and later

    July 30, 2014