2020-08-11 E-Edition

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Generator Fire Destroys Garage


Above, firefighters attack a garage fire caused by a faulty generator in Carmel last week. Below, paramedics treat the homeowner who suffered burns while attempting to remove the flaming generator from the garage. Photos by Eric Gross. A gasoline … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Utilities Blasted for Being ‘Slow on the Switch’


It’s been a week Putnam County residents wish to forget. Tropical Storm Isaias tore through the county, leaving 90 percent of the county without electricity – for some, as long as a week. Wind gusts of up to 59 mph uprooted trees, snapped utili… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Storm Sparks Gas Station Madness


Cars line up outside a filling station in downtown Carmel last Wednesday afternoon. As many as 30 cars were observed waiting in a long line from Fair Street to St. James Church along Gleneida Avenue. Photo by Eric Gross.Did you attempt to gas up your… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Putnam County’s September 11 Ceremony Planned to be a Virtual Event this Year


On the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, hundreds of Putnam residents gather at Cornerstone Park in Carmel each year to recall Putnam’s eight heroes who perished on that fateful day. This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, serv… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Keep ‘Fido’ Safe from Blue-Green Algae


News of several dogs dying recently in southern states after being exposed to toxic algae while swimming in bodies of water has prompted Putnam County Health Department officials to share warnings and tips on keeping ‘Fido’ safe. Environmental Health… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Generator Safety Urged


Generator usage has become more and more popular throughout the county in the wake of repeated power outages resulting from storms. Gasoline powered generators can be reasonably purchased, while the more expensive propane gas automatic generators … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Democrats MIA in Local Putnam Elections


Democratic enrollment continues to increase throughout Putnam County, yet Democratic candidates are, by and large, once again missing in action in the November General Election. The Putnam Board of Elections reported last week that 21,447 resident… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Carmel Cop Called ‘Hero’ for Reviving 2-Year-Old Drowning Victim


Above, Officer Daniel Shea. Photo courtesy John Dearman Thursday’s late afternoon dispatch was every police officer’s worst nightmare: “Two-year-old Drowning Victim out of the water–Not Breathing.” Carmel Police Officer Daniel Shea was in the n… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Eleven New Active Cases of COVID-19 in Putnam County


An increase of coronavirus cases in Putnam County has been reported for the fourth consecutive week. During the past month, 44 active cases of COVID19 were confirmed by the Putnam Health Department with August’s total currently standing at 18 case… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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