By JAKE BETHEL
TELL CITY – Three days after a man shot and killed himself just feet from a courtroom window, Judge Lucy Goffinet approached the county council Thursday to fund a full-time sheriff’s deputy in the courthouse.
Michael Sims, 51, of Cannelton, shot himself Monday afternoon outside the courthouse. The ensuing panic prompted several courthouse offices to put their own emergency plans in place. Some ran to the nearby detention center while others hid.