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Michael Robertson, 35, of 3452 W. CR 200 N., Peters- burg, was arrested on charges of possession of meth, less than five grams, a level 6 fel- ony; possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a legend drug and maintaining a common nuisance, a level 6 felony. Petersburg Officer Scott Arnold said at about 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 19, he was driving on Fifth St. in Peters- burg when he saw a vehicle with a Kentucky plate make a right hand turn on McCoy St. without stopping, and then make a left turn onto Sixth St. without stopping at the stop sign. Officer Arnold said he stopped the vehicle and smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle while talking to Rob- ertson. During a search of Robert- son's vehicle, Arnold said they located several white pills on the floor of the vehicle. They were identified as Gabapentin, a legend drug. Robertson said he did not have a prescription for them. Arnold said they al- so found the corner of a plastic bag containing a crystal-like substance that field tested positive for meth, weighing a half gram. He also found a glass jar containing roots, which Rob- ertson identified as ginseng. Robertson was taken into custody. Traffic stop leads arrest on multiple drug charges By Andy Heuring Two people were arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated in the last week. A Kentucky man was arrest- ed after police were notified of a white pickup truck stopping in the northbound lane of I-69 at about 12:30 a.m. on Thurs- day, April 22. Jack Royal, 20, of 2578 U.S. 231 N. Hartford, Ky., was charged with operating a ve- hicle with a blood alcohol con- tent of 0.08 percent, a class C misdemeanor. Pike County Deputy Sher- iff Jared Simmons said he and Petersburg Officer Bryce Manning located a white GMC pickup truck near the 45 -mile marker with its cargo light on. He said it was slow- ing down to 55 mph and then speeding up to more than 70 mph in. Deputy Simmons said when he got behind the truck, it continued to speed up and slow down and swerve "all over its lane." A fter stopping the vehicle, Deputy Simmons said Roy- al said he had worked long hours, was tired and trying to get back to his hotel in Princ- eton. He was driving north on I-69 near the Petersburg exit. Simmons said he noticed the odor of alcohol. Royal failed field sobriety tests. He was transported to the Pike County Jail, where he tested 0.13 percent for blood alcohol, according to the prob- able cause affidavit. The legal limit of blood alcohol content in Indiana is 0.08 percent. A Winslow man was arrest- ed following a crash on Ayr- shire Road early Sunday eve- ning. Eric M. Slunder, of 703 N. Bryant St., Winslow, was ar- rested on a charge of operat- ing a vehicle with a blood al- cohol content of 0.08 percent. Pike County Deputy Sher- iff Paul Collier said he was no- tified of a crash on CR 375 S. (Ayrshire Road), near CR 225 E. Dispatch advised him one of the drivers was trying to leave the scene of the accident in a burgundy Ford truck. Deputy Collier said when he arrived at 5:29 p.m., there was a green GMC truck stopped, facing east, and the driver was on a learner's permit with her mother and grandmother in the truck with her. Deputy Collier said while talking with them, he saw Slunder running toward the truck. State Trooper Hunt- er Manning was off duty, but stopped to assist and talk- ed with Slunder, who said he had parked his truck down the road at a friend's house so he wouldn't block the road. Police noticed the odor of al- cohol and said Slunder failed field sobriety tests. He was transported to the Pike Coun- ty Jail, where he tested 0.09 percent for blood alcohol con- tent. Two arrested for OVWI in separate incidents WINSLOW Continued from page 1 ied under. Consequently, it is much more cost effective than replacing the lines. "A lot of money is now avail- able, besides the traditional loan program." He said hav- ing a project ready to go is a key. He explained the state has similar deadlines to spend the money they are receiving from the federal spending pro- grams, like the towns, cities and states have to spend the money by 2024. Consequently, they need projects ready to go. Howev- er, he said before the town can get any of the money, they will have to update their prelimi- nary engineering plan. He said several criteria on which the additional funding will be handed out played in Winslow's favor, such as be- ing a previously disturbed en- vironmental area and having high rates. He said Winslow should meet those criteria. "We think you will be com- petitive and Indiana Region 15 shared that sentiment," said Craig. Winslow voted 3-0 to ap- prove having the engineering study done. The agreement stated the study was not to exceed $5,000. Councilman Richard Brew- ster asked about storm sew- ers under Highway 61. He said several of them are col- lapsed and are the Indiana De- partment of Transportation's lines, not the town's. "The squeaky wheel gets the oil," said Craig. He asked if they had been in contact with INDOT. "All we have done is complain," said Brewster. Craig said they should get in touch with the Vincennes District office for INDOT. He said Indiana had $ 60 million that needs to be spent by 2024 for that type of project. The council also read a new ordinance twice and passed it. The ordinance creates a fund to receive the $170,000 com- ing from the American Res- cue stimulus money. They will get a payment of $ 85,000 in May and then an- other $ 85,000 next year. They created the fund with a $50,000 line item for sewer and $ 35,000 for water. Originally, they planned on reading the ordinance once in Monday's meeting and then next month having a second reading. But Popp said the deadline to have it created was May 11 and their next meeting was May 10. So they decided to waive their local rules and have a second reading, and pass the ordinance creating the fund in the same meeting. In other business, Debra Lamb said she had ordered the radar signs. The signs are a speed limit sign that moni- tors and displays the speed of oncoming cars. In the last meeting, Winslow voted 3-0 to purchase two of the signs. Lamb said delivery is ex- pected in three or four weeks. During council concerns, Lamb brought up two items. She said she is getting com- plaints about a trailer that burned several months ago at the corner of Second and Brenton sts. They said the owner had a "scrapper" com- ing in to get out all the scrap. She said that had been done and now the mess needs to be cleaned up. She suggested they get in touch with the owner about it. Her other concern was traf- fic backing up in the after- noon on North St. as parents are picking up children from school. "I know it is too late this year to probably work out a solution for this year," said Lamb. She suggested they contact the school and see if they can get something in place to help with the traffic backup next fall. Lamb said cars are back- ing up from the school out to North St. So the line of cars down one side of North St. was creating unsafe conditions on that street. The next Winslow meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Mon- day, May 10 in Town Hall. BRIDGE Continued from page 1 they had a problem. At about the same time, the Charger Bridge, which spanned Prides Creek on Cherry St. in Peters- burg, was also a county-owned bridge. It was deteriorating and needed replacement or significant and expensive re- hab. "It was going to cost some real money," said Davis. So they came up with the idea of moving the Iron Bridge to Petersburg and replacing the Charger Bridge. Davis said it just worked out, "it was a perfect fit." Pike County was already seeking federal aid on replac- ing the Iron Bridge. Because of its historic significance, the feds were willing to also help fund the Iron Bridge's rehab and relocation. In letters dated Feb. 3, 2014, Russell A. Fowler, Vincennes District Deputy Commission- er for the Indiana Department of Transportation, informed Pike County Commissioners Assistant Melissa Bryant that Pike County had been award- ed $1,189,400 in FHWA Bridge Funds "for the replacement of Bridge 150 and rehabilitation of CR 650 E." and $ 604,000 in FHWA Bridge funds "for the relocation of Bridge 150." The FWHA funds, which are administered by the Indi- ana Department of Transpor- tation, may be used for fund- ing up to 80 percent of the to- tal cost of the projects. Pike County had to submit 20 per- cent of the projects' total costs – approximately $448,350 – before a notice to proceed could be issued. According to the letters, the actual year in which the feder- al reimbursement funds would have been available for con- struction was the state's 2017 fiscal year. While the "Old Iron Bridge" still has some work, such as the approaches, installing a wood floor and painting it a dark gray before it is com- plete, the other end of the project has been completed. The new Bridge 150, located on County Road 650 E., over the Patoka River, was just re- cently completed and opened to traffic. By Andy Heuring Pike County is seeing a slight uptick in COVID num- bers. Active cases this week doubled from five last week to 10 this week. Nine new cases were reported in the last sev- en days in Pike County as well. Prior to that, Pike County had been seeing two to four cases for about a month. Four cases reported by April 2. That was followed by one each on the 21st and 22nd, three on the 23rd, and one on both the 24th and 25th, with no new cases on the 26th, which brings the county's to- tal to 1,314. Pike County Health Nurse Amy Gladish said there have been 4,195 people fully vacci- nated and 4,911 people have gotten the first of two shots. Gladish said the seven-day positivity rate in Pike County is 4.5 percent, up from one per- cent two weeks ago. Statewide, the COVID num- bers have also seen an in- crease. A fter new cases num- bers ran in the 600 to 800 range for much of March, it has increased to about 1,100 to 1,300 new cases a day, except for a spike on April 16 when it shot up to 2,355, then quickly dropped back to the 1,100, be- fore falling to 701 on April 25. COVID deaths in Indi- ana have been in single dig- its since March 18, except for April 10, when there were 12, April 11, when there were 16, and 13 on April 13. The last death in Pike County was on March 10. Hospitalizations rose slight- ly last week. On April 20, there were 836 people hospitalized with COVID in Indiana. That number has risen daily to 955. COVID deaths see slight increase in Pike County Electrical problem sets off nursing home alarm An electrical outlet malfunction, where a heating and air conditioning room unit was plugged in, caused smoke and set off a smoke alarm at about 4 a.m. Saturday morning at Golden Living Center. Petersburg Assis- tant Fire Chief Jon Craig said staff at the nursing home had already dealt with the problem when they arrived. He said no patients other than the one in that room had to be evacuated.

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