Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


January 18, 2014

Allen announces run for a second term

GREENSBURG — On Friday morning, Decatur County Sheriff Greg Allen formally announced his candidacy for reelection in 2014.

Allen completed all the necessary paperwork to seek reelection Jan. 8.

Before being elected Decatur County Sheriff in 2010, Allen spent 30 years with the Indiana State Police. He told the Daily News he spent a good deal of time during his career with ISP working in Decatur County.

“I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way,” he said. “This is the county I grew up in. Of course, as a trooper, I worked in a lot of different communities. There’s good and bad to be found everywhere you go, but there’s no place quite like Decatur County. The people here are great; they’re genuine and easy to interact with. Decatur County is home to me – always will be.”

Allen also praised the county’s elected officials, characterizing them as people with the utmost integrity; as people who seek and hold office out of genuine desire to serve and improve the community. “I couldn’t ask for a better job as a sheriff,” he said.

If reelected, Allen wouldn’t be eligible to run again until 2022, as Indiana law allows sheriffs to serve only two consecutive terms at a time.

He looks back on the last three years with a sense of accomplishment and pride.

“I’ve always done my job with the utmost professionalism and honesty,” he said. “And I expect the same from my people. For the most part, I haven’t been disappointed. I have a bunch of good, loyal, hardworking employees – both civilian and merit (police).”

Of his accomplishments in the first three years, the sheriff said he’s most proud of pushing the department towards the adoption of modernized technology.

“In terms of the technology we use,” he said, “we’ve made great strides as far as upgrading our computers and weaponry. I intend to continue moving in that direction, too, and keep improving our department and keep us up to date.”

Text Only
  • Decatur County Events Calendar Local clubs, service groups, fraternal organizations and others are encouraged to send their Coming Events information to the Daily News at or Daily News, PO Box 106, Greensburg, IN 47240. April 22 1 to 3 p.m. - Euchre at

    April 19, 2014

  • Hoosiers need to move over for workers GREENSBURG - Hoosiers need to slow down and move over to allow a cushion of space for vehicles stopped on the road's shoulder, particularly on the interstates. National Work Zone Awareness Week was last week and the 17th anniversary of Indiana State

    April 19, 2014

  • Lunch Menus April 21 – April 25 Good Shepherd Christian Academy Monday - Pizza, grape tomatoes, strawberries and cake, milk Tuesday - Spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, salad, ice cream, milk Wednesday - Chicken nuggets, tater tots, green beans, casserole, applesauce, milk Thu

    April 19, 2014

  • Graduation rates high GREENSBURG -- Greensburg and South Decatur High schools had among the best graduation rates in the state last year. North Decatur High School ranked near the middle, but still above the state average. Greensburg reported a graduation rate of 99.3 per

    April 19, 2014

  • nws-gb041914-pig virus photo Pig virus taking toll GREENSBURG -- When Decatur County farmer Jeff Smiley ducked into the nursery barn, about two dozen piglets rushed into a corner of their pen, their pinkish hides bouncing into one another like a porcine version of bumper cars. The piglet's round nose

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb041914-santee fire station - pic1 (please place on pg1) Clarksburg Vol. Fire Department breaks ground on Station 2 CLARKSBURG -- In 2012, members of the Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Board of Directors proposed building a new Firehouse to service the Lake Santee Community. CVFD Board President Wayne Geiss recalls that construction of a separate Fire

    April 19, 2014 3 Photos

  • A pedicure that cured all my pet peeves Since I was a young person, I always had some pets around. Most of these have been dogs, hunting dogs in particular. And I loved my pets. In getting older, I discovered that having a pet dog around is a lot of work. More work than I care to do in lig

    April 19, 2014

  • Church Briefs Liberty Baptist Church Sunday, April 20 - Resurrection Sunday Liberty Baptist Church will have Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. in the Sanctuary, with the women doing the program. Following the Sunrise service the men of the congregation will serve Easter B

    April 19, 2014

  • Cards RHP Kelly on DL WASHINGTON -- St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly has been put on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. The Cardinals also optioned righty reliever Keith Butler to Triple-A Memphis and recalled rookie right-handers Eric Forn

    April 18, 2014

  • nws-gb041814-ymca flat rock - pic2 Local retreat mostly unknown around Decatur County ST. PAUL -- Out in the northwest corner of Decatur County lies a place that's largely unknown within the county itself. Oddly enough, this hideaway of natural splendor is anything but secret to the rest of the world. From Spain and Hong Kong they com

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos