Carey Schneider

A Spencer County man as been arrested for numerous child molesting incidents that took place in Pike County over a five year period.

A detective with the Indiana State Police launched a criminal investigation back in February after receiving information that 32-year old Brandon Lester of Santa Claus, had allegedly molested a Pike County girl.

Brandon LesterDuring the course of the investigation police discovered evidence of the alleged molestation on several different occasions between January of 2009 and February 2014.

The case was presented to a Pike County Grand Jury last week and on Friday Lester was indicted for child molesting a Class A Felony.

An arrest warrant was issued and Lester was picked up by Indiana State Police this morning at his residence in Santa Claus.

He was taken to the Pike County Jail where he is currently being held on a $350,000 bond.

In preparation for the 35th annual Jasper Strassenfest set to kick off later this week, festival royalty was crowned Saturday at the Jasper Middle School Auditorium.

The Little Miss and Mister Strassenfest contest took place in the first two sessions of the day where Serenity Eckerle was crowned Little Miss Strassenfest and Ethan Schaefer was named Little Mister Strassenfest.  Continue reading

A Huntingburg man was taken into custody over the weekend on a warrant for murder accusing him of being involved in an earlier shooting that took place in Louisville.

Huntingburg Police say early Sunday morning they received a tip that 22-year old Kyle Jordan Chambers of Huntingburg had been in an altercation in Louisville  Continue reading

The driver of a Jeep SUV escaped with scratches and bruises when he fell asleep at the wheel and flipped the vehicle Sunday morning.

The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department says the Jeep was eastbound on Interstate 64 near mile marker 59 about 8 am Sunday when it ran off the left shoulder of the highway in Spencer County, crossed over to run off the right side of the roadway and flipped several times before landing on its top.  Continue reading

Road paving Tuesday along Merdian and 15Th Streets in Jasper.

Officials with the Dubois County Highway Department say that a repaving project will take place beginning tomorrow morning  (Tuesday) on portions of both Meridian Road and East 15th Street in Jasper.   Continue reading