October 22, 2014

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Two G’dale theft suspects caught, one still at-large
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 4:13 PM
Brian Davies

Greendale Police are still searching for a suspect from an alleged theft at the Ameristop in late July.

Two other people involved in the alleged Greendale theft have been arrested in California.

There is an outstanding warrant for Brian Davies, 36, Independence, Ky., said Greendale Police Sgt. Kendle Davis.

Davies brother Jerry Davies, of Colorado, was arrested with two other suspects from the Greendale case Thursday, Oct. 9.

The trio in the Ameristop case had called the Ameristop posing as the owner, telling an employee the owner’s nephew would be coming to pick up the deposit.

The employee told police it sounded like the owner, and the employee gave Brian Davies $4,778, said Davis.

Brian Davies brother, Jerry, along with Sean Acree and Kathy Ferneding were arrested after doing the same thing in Riverside, Calif.

Detectives out west contacted Davis at GPD about the case after googling it and seeing media reports on it.

Davis said still putting together the pieces of how many alleged thefts the trio could have been involved, and has learned Brian Davies may have been involved in a similar case in Batesville and in Georgia.

Anyone with information on Brian Davies’ whereabouts can call Greendale Police at 1-812-537-1321.

Caregivers: Get ready for a heart-to-heart talk
Written by Denise Freitag Burdette   
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 4:09 PM

You are a caregiver, will be a caregiver or will need a caregiver sometime in your life.

That is a reality most people face. But it is a reality not easily faced alone.

Patty Day and Ken Czillinger want to help.

Their free two-session program, Heart to Heart Conversations for Today’s Caregivers, will held starting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, and Oct. 29, at the Lawrenceburg Public Library, 150 Mary St.

The former hospice workers know first-hand from professional and personal experiences, the trials and tribulations of being a caregiver. They want to use that knowledge to help others.

“The information we provide is appropriate for everyone. ... A lot of people are unprepared for the caregiver role they signed up for,” said Day, a Dearborn County resident.

Day was a long-distance caregiver for her mother, father and 98-year-old aunt while working full-time in hospice. Her last job as a nurse was hospice coordinator for Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. After receiving her nursing degree in her 40s, she decided her heart belonged working with hospice patients, after she saw how other nurses treated the elderly in hospice care.

According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, “65.7 million caregivers make up 29 percent of the U.S. adult population providing care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged. Caregiver services also “were valued at $450 billion per year in 2009- up from $375 billion in year 2007,” said Day.

After dealing with the deaths of his parents and a brother at early ages, Czillinger a guardian and caregiver for his other brother, who had Down Syndrome, for over 40 years. He taught a course for many years called Life through Death, mostly for nurses, at Mt. St. Joseph University in Cincinnati.

A lot has been written about the subject of caregivers. Their niche is heart-to-heart conversations, said Czillinger, Cincinnati.

While some families are very open with each other, it is the other extreme for some families, he said.

Czillinger and Day originally met at a hospice, no longer in existence in Hamilton, and became friends, he said.

Last winter, Day decided to contact him after being out of touch for awhile. That is when they started developing the idea for the heart-to-heart program, said Day, who started a blog and Facebook page about caregiving at the encouragement of her daughter, who is a writer.

But she knows many people her age are not computer savvy. She wants to reach more people who need help, especially in the rural areas where there may be fewer resources, she said.

They are offering the program in Dearborn County first, as a pilot program, said Czillinger.

“We hope to start here and spread out a little bit,” said Day.

During the first session at the library, Day and Czillinger will talk about their experiences as caregivers and ask those attend to share their experiences. The second session will “focus on learning several conversation skills designed to help you reduce, or even avoid, unmet expectations – the No. 1 cause of hurt.”

“It is important to have realistic expectations and to voice your expectations,” said Czillinger.

Sometimes it is helpful to have a fresh pair of eyes look at a situation, he said.

One of the biggest concerns people express is how they cannot stop feeling guilty about not being able to take care of their mom or dad at home, not being able to fulfill a promise, said Day.

It is difficult for people to try to work and meet their family responsibilities, she said.

To learn more about Day and Czillinger, go to patriciaday.wordpress.com or go to the Heart2Heart Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/pattys.heart2heart. Czillinger also often recommends a book called The Four Things that Matter Most by Ira Byock for caregivers to read.

Moores Hill: budget, storm sewer, more
Written by Chandra L. Mattingly   
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 4:08 PM

At its final budget reading Tuesday, Oct. 7, Moores Hill Town Council adopted its proposed 2015 budget, with clerk-treasurer Guinevere Emery summing up the various funds. There were no public comments or questions.

The regular budget total is $141,749, with another $358,358 in the riverboat budget. The state may cut the regular budget but not the riverboat budget, which contains the town's riverboat gambling sharing revenue. Emery noted the regular budget includes the recommended 2.7 percent increase.

The $15,000 in the Rainy Day fund may be used for any capital project, she told the council and several clerk-treasurer candidates at the Oct. 7 meeting. Her resignation, effective Monday, Oct. 13, later was accepted by the council, and Dearborn County Caucus Chairman Jake Hoog appointed Teresa Howell to fill out her clerk-treasurer term. It runs through 2015.

Postal service investigates missing mail
Written by Patricia Huelseman   
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 4:08 PM

A Harrison mail carrier has been identified as the suspect of an investigation connected to mail theft from the Harrison Post Office.

The employee, whose name federal authorities would not release, was suspended from his position as the investigation continues. No charges have been filed, according to Special Agent Scott Balfour, Public Information Officer of the United States Postal Service.

“Special agents with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General have been conducting

Public Record 10-16-14
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 4:06 PM

The following arrests list was obtained from the county sheriff. It contains arrests made by police agencies in the county.