The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Crime Is On The Rise

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

October 28, 2009

I was so surprised to hear at the Henderson County Republican Women's Annual meeting that our county is being bombarded with break-ins.

Jennifer Sparrow from Lomax was very concerned because there had been six break-ins in and around Lomax she said.

Then Sammy Blender was upset because several break-ins, one at Hopsons Sales & Service, and vandalism at the park had occurred.

There were reports that there have been break-ins at Biggsville and it seems we all better start watching our homes and neighborhoods.

Someone else said there were drugs in his neighborhood, on both sides and he thought he had moved into a good neighborhood.

Todd Miller was at the meeting as a candidate for Sheriff and feels a lot of the break-in problems is due to the drug issue in the county. He said there was drugs in the Stronghurst park and its all over the county.

Get tough on the drug problem and they will move to another county, he said. He told Republicans that was what he wanted to do if elected.

It would be nice to have reports of break-ins so we could all keep a watch out in our neighborhoods, but the newspapers is not receiving this type of information.

With Halloween this weekend, we better all keep a good watch on our homes, our kids, and our neighborhoods. We better also keep track of where our kids are spending their time.

The trick may be on us this Halloween.