Council Appoints Brent Turner Interim Chief

Brent Turner

Brent Turner

The Crothersville Town Council last Tuesday appointed Brent Turner to be interim chief of the town’s police department.

He replaces Richard Hanlin as chief who resigned to accept a deputy marshal position with the Spencer Police Department in Owen County.

Turner, 39, has been with the Crothersville force since 2012. He was a reserve officer for a year and a half before becoming full time.

The council met in executive session then went into a special meeting where the council voted 4-1 to appoint Turner. Councilman Chad Wilson cast the ‘no’ vote.

Turner will be paid $18 per hour.

He will remain interim chief until January 2017, when the council makes various appointments, including police chief.

The department now has Turner and two other full-time officers. But one of them soon will be heading to the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and won’t be able to be on patrol in the town. There are two reserve officers who can help cover shifts.


Senior Citizens Serving Breakfast Saturday

The Crothersville Senior Citizens will be serving breakfast this Saturday, Sept. 24, from 7-11 a.m. at the Senior Center on Main Street.

On the menu will be eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, fried potatoes, coffee cake, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, milk and orange juice.

Cost of the meal is a free will donation which will be used to support the center’s activities for seniors.

Community Yard Sale Deadline Friday

This Friday, Sept. 23,  at 5 p.m. is the deadline for signing up for free advertising for the Oct. 1 Greater Crothersville Community Yard Sale.

To have your yard sale listed call the Crothersville Times at 812-793-2188 and leave a message with our electronic secretary of your name and yard sale location. Or you can e-mail the information to

Parole Warrant Results In Drug, Weapon Charges

Terry Kinworthy

Terry Kinworthy

Two Crothersville men found themselves behind bars early last Thursday morning when Crothersville Police were called to a West Walnut Street address.

According to officer Brent Turner he had been told that Terry Kinworthy, 34, of Crothersville, who was wanted on a parole violation, was staying at the home of Gary Rutherford on West Walnut Street.

He and CPD officer Chris Cooper went to the address but before entering to search for Kinworthy, they observed marijuana growing on Rutherford’s property.

Gary M. Rutherford

Gary M. Rutherford

After obtaining a search warrant, Crothersville Chief of Police Richard Hanlin, said the two officers entered the home and arrested Kinworthy for violating parole. Hanlin said local police charged Rutherford, 47, with two counts of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance, and possession of a firearm by convicted felon.

Kinworthy was booked into Jackson County Jail at 3:21 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8

Rutherford was booked into Jackson County Jail at 5:52 a.m. on Thursday and after posting a $705 bond was released at 8:10 p.m. on Friday, Sept, 9.


Chief Of Police Leaving Crothersville Department

online-hanlinrichardCrothersville Chief of Police Richard Hanlin has resigned to take a law enforcement job with the Spencer Police Department in Owen County.

Crothersville Town Council president Lenvel ‘Butch’ Robinson read Hanlin’s resignation at the close of last week’s Crothersville Town Council meeting.

Hanlin’s last day on the job as Crothersville ‘Top Cop’ will be next Thursday, Sept. 22.

His sudden departure has left the local town council scrambling to find an experienced leader for the local department. Robinson called for an executive session to possibly interview candidates last night (Tuesday, Sept. 13).

Hanlin was hired as a patrol officer in May 2009 and was named Chief of Police in January 2012.

Spencer, the county seat of Owen County, is a community of about 2,300 with nine full time police officers.