A tri-axle coal truck, registered to William Hanna Trucking of Springville, was southbound on SR 57S near CR 450S when a Dodge Caravan pulled into its path. Marilyn Mattes, 64, pulled out of her private drive onto the highway in the van, and the truck’s driver, Harold Lyle, 61, of Bloomington, could not avoid a collision. According to a sheriff’s deputy, Lyle saw Mattes exit into his lane of travel and attempted to go around her. He swerved left and both vehicles went off the east side of the road into a ditch, with the truck turning over onto the driver’s side and partially spilling a load of asphalt. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts. Mattes complained of general pain and was flown from the scene to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. Lyle was not injured. SR 57S initially was closed for about an hour, then one lane was reopened with the other remaining closed until the scene was cleared. The Daviess County Sheriff’s Department, Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department, Southwest Medical and Indiana State Police Motor Carrier Division responded to the accident scene.
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IU still working towards sixth banner
Monday night in Atlanta, Louisville won the school’s first National Championship since the year I was born - 1986. This accomplishment is significant to Indiana basketball fans, because the last two times the Cardinals cut down the nets (1980, 1986), the Hoosiers did it the following year. The stat, of course means nothing, other than both schools had strong programs in the 1980s.
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Kebabs: Health kick on a stick
Grilling is a simple way to feed your family well this summer. Start with a lean meat and a healthful marinade and then allow the grill to strip away additional fat for a heart-healthy and waist-friendly final result. Plus, grilling caramelizes the natural sugars in foods, which adds flavor without additional calories and fat.
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State won’t use free lunch program as poverty indicator
Indiana is changing the way it counts low-income students in public schools because Republican legislators suspect fraud in the federal school-lunch program used to measure poverty.
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