The Washington Times-Herald

Breaking News

Local News

July 10, 2013

Amish help choose rock for roads



“I feel bad about it and I¹m going to solve the situation,” Wilson said.

County Highway Superintendent Phil Cornelius brought several buckets with rock samples to the meeting. He said that although No. 5 rock has been in use for years and it is the county’s preferred rock, he wondered if improper road grading was also to blame.

He said the smaller rock does cost more, but as to how much will not be able to be determined until it will be used.

“The problem in Barr and Van Buren townships is there are roads that carry a lot of traffic,” Cornelius said.

Several Amish men looked at the stone, mixing the smaller rocks on top of the larger No. 5 stones. Everyone came to the conclusion the No. 8 stone, a smaller rock, would be good for the horses.

One Amish man asked if paving or chip and seal treatment could be used on the roads. Cornelius said paving is expensive and harder to maintain.

“I don’t ever foresee all our roads being paved,” Cornelius said.

The commissioners and Cornelius said they would use the smaller stone in areas where there is a lot of horse traffic, but it could take time to get every road in the Amish community.

“It’s going to take some time,” Cornelius said.

He pointed out some roads that could use the stone immediately, like on CRs 775E, 550N and 1225E. He also believed better grading practices will help.

“We’re going to start working on it,” Commissioner Tony Wichman said.

In a show of respect, many of the Amish men thanked the commissioners for not just helping with the rock situation, but also coming up to the produce barn to speak with them.

“Thanks for coming up,” many of the men said.

The 20 to 25 Amish men in attendance also heard an updated on the road project on CR 900E. Cornelius said water lines are currently being moved on the Odon-Cannelburg Road and construction will begin later this year.

“The remainder of the project from CR 550N will be completed next year,” Cornelius said.


Text Only
Local News
  • 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

  • Today's police report CITY REPORT Tuesday 8 a.m. - Terry Evans, 100 W. Main St., reported a go-cart stolen from his property. The cart was found in a nearby alley and extra patrol was requested. 1:33 p.m. - A female caller at 7 E. Main St., Apt. 3, said a male stole a ce

    July 29, 2014

  • Illinois man faces multiple sex charges in Daviess County An investigation into an event last May in a Washington store has led to multiple charges against an Illinois man. Washington City Police have charged Stephen Michael Mulkey, 26, of Lawrenceville, Illinois with attempted child molesting, performance

    July 29, 2014