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Headlines for Tuesday, July 23, 2013

McKenzie edited42-year-old Ernest McKenzie of Grayville has been jailed on charges he set a fire at his own home Sunday night that injured himself and a volunteer fireman. McKenzie faces formal charges of aggravated arson, arson and reckless conduct. The injured fireman, Zac Wineberger of Grayville underwent surgery at a hospital in Louisville for a severe cut to his arm. Fire Chief Rob Spencer says Wineberger is expected to make a full recovery.

42-year-old Deanna R. Tate of Grayville has been jailed on a class-1 felony charge of participation in meth manufacturing. Tate was arrested over the weekend after Edwards County authorities found a working meth lab in a garage at a house where she was staying on Main Street in Grayville.  Her bond has been set at $7,500 cash. Additional charges are expected.

Keri D. Pearson, 20 of Browns and Caitlinn L. Harris, 20 of Bone Gap remain hospitalized after the four-wheeler they were riding crashed into a ditch in rural Wayne County Saturday night.  Both suffered multiple injuries in the crash and are recovering at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

Sue Pixley has been hired as a new teacher for the North Wayne School District for the coming school year.  Debra Collier was also hired as a Title 1 aide.

Fairfield Memorial Hospital has been awarded a $6847 grant to provide 35 free digital screening mammograms. The money will be used for breast cancer screening and treatment for men and women who are uninsured or underinsured and for educational outreach programs.

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