Submitted photo A Quilt of Valor ceremony was held Wednesday, Feb. 15,  at the Tanner Valley United Methodist Church, Lawrenceburg. Pictured in the from row, from the left, are: Jerry Bondurant, P.G. Gentrup, Joe Halloran, Bud Rullman and Paul McClary. Back row: Ron Spurlock, Paul Maije, Kevin Cook and Bob Beck.

Three Ohio County veterans were recognized at a Quilt of Valor ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Tanner Valley United Methodist Church, Ind. 1, Lawrenceburg.

By Chandra L. Mattingly

Staff Reporter

A Moores Hill man shot as an Ohio County resident tried to help an Indiana Conservation Officer was declared dead Monday, Feb. 20, at Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg, said Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Stephen Wheeles.

Submitted photo: This blue lotus flower was the second painting to grace Amy Hoffman’s North High Street house, and was created by local artist JJ Wolfe.

If you're driving into Rising Sun on Ind. 56, Amy Hoffman's brightly painted house is hard to miss.

Submitted photo: Major Sam Chipman, his wife Tiffany and their youngsters Amelia, 10, and Easton, 4, pose in front of an A-10C Warthog at Nellis Air Force Base after Chipman was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in December.

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After an assignment to Kandahar Air Force Base in Afghanistan from July 2009 to January 2010, Major Samuel C. Chipman, a 2000 Rising Sun High School graduate, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (With Valor) Dec. 14, 2016.

CHANDRA L. MATTINGLY/THE RECORDER & NEWS  This chart shows the location of a proposed Rising Star Casino storage shed. The boxes behind it are evidence the city was chosen for a multi-year audit by the state board of accounts.

In the absence of one councilman, Rising Sun City Council declined to vote on a request to amend Rising Star Casino's planned unit development to add a storage building.

Submitted photo: Major Samuel C. Chipman, son of Jeff and Nancy Chipman, Ohio County, pilots an A-10C, commonly known as a Warthog. The major recently was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroic actions near Herat in western Afghanistan. He plans to make a career of the Air Force, then return to Ohio County and teach flying.

Part 1 of a two-part series

On the ground in Afghanistan, Combat Controller Rob Gutierrez had suffered a punctured and collapsed lung. He and his Special Forces team were pinned down and taking fire from the Taliban despite repeated attacks on the enemy from air support.

Submitted photo A Quilt of Valor ceremony was held Wednesday, Feb. 15,  at the Tanner Valley United Methodist Church, Lawrenceburg. Pictured in the from row, from the left, are: Jerry Bondurant, P.G. Gentrup, Joe Halloran, Bud Rullman and Paul McClary. Back row: Ron Spurlock, Paul Maije, Kevin Cook and Bob Beck.
Submitted photo: This blue lotus flower was the second painting to grace Amy Hoffman’s North High Street house, and was created by local artist JJ Wolfe.
Submitted photo: Major Sam Chipman, his wife Tiffany and their youngsters Amelia, 10, and Easton, 4, pose in front of an A-10C Warthog at Nellis Air Force Base after Chipman was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in December.
CHANDRA L. MATTINGLY/THE RECORDER & NEWS  This chart shows the location of a proposed Rising Star Casino storage shed. The boxes behind it are evidence the city was chosen for a multi-year audit by the state board of accounts.
Submitted photo: Major Samuel C. Chipman, son of Jeff and Nancy Chipman, Ohio County, pilots an A-10C, commonly known as a Warthog. The major recently was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroic actions near Herat in western Afghanistan. He plans to make a career of the Air Force, then return to Ohio County and teach flying.

Pancakes March 4

Rising Sun Rotary Club will have its pancake breakfast Saturday, March 4.
The event will be 7 a.m. to noon at the Ohio County Senior Center, 510 S. Mulberry St., Rising Sun.

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