Decatur County issues travel ban starting Thursday

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Decatur County Prosecuting Attorney Nate Harter, together with Sheriff Dave Durant, Greensburg Mayor Joshua Marsh, Greensburg Police Chief Brendan Bridges, and President of the County Commissioners Rick Nobbe, issue the following statement regarding enforcement of recent emergency declarations by the Decatur County Commissioners, the Decatur County Health Department, and the Decatur County Emergency Management Agency.The County Commissioners have issued a declaration of local disaster emergency and local travel warning under Indiana Code 10-14-3-29 and -29.5. This severely limits travel to include only the most essential functions such as emergency management workers, healthcare providers, and food providers. Individuals are directed torefrain from all travel, except as permitted in the declaration;comply with necessary emergency measures;cooperate with public officials and disaster services forces in executing emergency operations plans; andobey and comply with the lawful directions of properly identified officers.Pursuant to Indiana Code 10-14-3-34, knowing, intentional, or reckless violation of this emergency order is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by 0-180 days in the Decatur County Jail, and a fine of up to $1,000.00.As the chief law enforcement officer in the county, it is the job of the prosecuting attorney to enforce the above laws. Law enforcement agencies in Decatur County will continue their hard work to disrupt criminal activity. Officers are not out looking for violators of the above declarations and ordinances, but if- while investigating traffic violations, existing curfew violations, or crimes- they happen to find that the subjects are in violation of the travel restrictions, they will report those violations to the prosecuting attorney, who will review the facts for filing criminal and/or civil charges. There may be occasions in which law enforcement investigate gatherings and activities that pose a danger of spreading the disease. The criminal justice system is not looking for arrests, but residents who break the law are putting others at risk. There must be accountability and consequences to such recklessness in order to protect our vulnerable populations and the public servants who risk their health for our safety.Decatur County Prosecuting Attorney Nate Harter wants to recognize the County Commissioners, Health Department Director Sean Durbin, Decatur County Memorial Hospital CEO Rex McKinney, and Emergency Management Agency Director Brad Speer for their hard work toward containing this outbreak. Making the conscious decision to limit the freedom of their friends and neighbors cannot have been an easy decision, or one they took lightly. Harter further wants to express his gratitude to the dispatchers, EMTs, doctors, nurses, firemen, jailers, law enforcement, and others who continue to serve, even at the risk of their own health, in order to protect our safety.Said Harter, “This community faces a tremendous challenge, and we will be measured by how we come together and unify behind caring for our friends, family, and neighbors. While there will be suffering ahead of us, we must address this hardship together, with grit and grace toward one another. In a time of crisis, the rule of law becomes even more important. That is why I am dedicated to enforcing the restrictions enacted by our locally elected officials. If you have to be out for essential purposes like obtaining food or medical treatment, at least do so using social distancing and proper hygiene. If you don’t have to be out, stay home. It’s temporarily the law, and it is also the right thing to do.”last_img read more

Bruce reveals goal concern

first_img They did so just before the hour mark, with Peter Whittingham putting the finishing touch on a flowing passing move. Striker Danny Graham had the best chances to add to Hull’s tally – missing a yawning net in the sixth minute and heading straight at Joe Lewis deep in added time. Indeed, Davies’ goal is Hull’s only one from open play to date and Bruce can track the issue back to last year’s promotion campaign when Graham was not even at the KC Stadium. “At this level if you don’t take your chances it’s tough,” he said. “Last year it was our Achilles heel too…the number of times I sat here (with a 1-0) and we could have had two, three, four goals. “It’s got to be a concern because we created really good chances. It leaves a bad taste in your mouth. “On another day we would quite easily have won the game but at this level you don’t get chances as good as the ones we had too frequently. “We have to improve on that. As a team we have to chip in, not just the strikers.” Press Association Hull went into the match with three defenders but no outright strikers on the bench, leaving George Boyd as their most attacking substitute. That says something about the current standing of Matty Fryatt and Nick Proschwitz, who are both available to leave on loan, and left Bruce eager for summer signing Yannick Sagbo to return from suspension. The Ivorian was sent off for an attempted headbutt on his home debut against Norwich but is available for next week’s meeting with Newcastle. “Sagbo is back, which is good because that gives us another bit of firepower and we haven’t really seen him yet,” he added. Cardiff boss Malky Mackay came away reasonably content with his side’s efforts, especially given the number of air miles his men had collected in the previous 10 days. Nine of his players were called away on international duty, a result of squad strengthening since promotion from the Championship, with two – Craig Bellamy and David Marshall – missing the trip to Hull after picking up injuries. Others, such as Gary Medel and Kim Bo-kyung, came back from gruelling trips to Chile and South Korea to put in solid displays. “They (Bellamy and Marshall) are key players for us and we lost the two guys: that is the flip side of having top-quality footballers,” said Mackay. “We had three or four who had been on planes, trains and automobiles to get here for the game and at times I thought that showed. “But it was probably a fair point for both teams, we both tried to go and win it. “There were two teams going hard at it and it proved to be a tough game, so it was a well deserved point for both teams.” Hull manager Steve Bruce admits he is still not certain whether his side will score enough goals to achieve their aim of Barclays Premier League survival. The Tigers banked their fourth point of the season in as many matches with Saturday’s 1-1 draw at home to Cardiff. It was a fixture Bruce had targeted as a potential win but although things began well with defender Curtis Davies nodding home Tom Huddlestone’s cross in the 40th minute, the Bluedbirds always looked likely to equalise. last_img read more