Articles by Chuck Ledbetter

Traffic Advisory for Saturday’s Pirate Fun Run

In preparation for this Saturday’s Annual Pirate Fun Run, we wanted to take a moment and share the event route and traffic details to help assist everyone with getting around Charlestown during the event. CHPD officers will be regulating the entire event route and diverting some vehicle traffic to keep everyone safe. The Fun Run will begin at approximately 8:00 am this Saturday, leaving Charlestown HS to the north toward Market Street (Hwy #3) via Pirate Place/Basham/Parkland Drive. The route will proceed north in the right lane of Market Street and turn south on Monroe Street (as the southbound lane of Monroe Street will remain closed during the event). The route then turns right onto westbound Main Street and returns to Level Street via Harrison and Water Streets (see attached graphic); before ending back at Charlestown High School. Northbound Monroe Street will remain open from SR 62 to Market Street…


VC: 263 Madison Street

Vacation check for business Quilters Corner Cottage located at 263 Madison Street from August 16th through August 26th. Karen Lindley expected on the property while resident (Cindy Soliday) is away. In case of emergency, contact Cindy Soliday at 502-939-9743. View Attachment


VC: 1042 Main Street

Vacation check for residence located at 1042 Main Street from August 16th through August 26th. Karen Lindley and Darren Soliday expected on the property while resident (Cindy Soliday) is away. In case of emergency, contact Cindy Soliday at 502-939-9743. View Attachment


Travel Advisory for CHS / P.R. Elementary / & St. Michael Commuting Parents and Students

The first day of school is fast approaching and the Charlestown Police Department (CHPD) wants to ensure that motorists have an effective-yet safe commute-both in and out of our school campuses. One of the challenges we anticipate this year is the construction project that is currently taking place on Market Street in between Park Street and C.R. 403. The construction is expected to last several more months; which will make travel through the area a challenge, especially at peak school travel times. CHPD has met with school & school transportation administrators in order to develop a travel plan for buses coming to and from the affected area schools; involving more use of Monroe Street from both the north and south sides of town. Thus, we expect heavy traffic on Monroe Street in the area of Park Street; however we also strongly suggest parents and commuting students use Monroe Street; as well…


CHPD Accepting Applications

The Charlestown Police Department is currently accepting applications for full-time and reserve Police Officers. Application packets can be obtained anytime at the Charlestown Police Department, located at 703 Main Street, Charlestown, Indiana. The application deadline is 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 30th, 2019. Any questions can be directed to Major Tim Wolff, Assistant Chief of Police at 812-256-6345 ext. 103 or twolff@ctownpd.com.