Hoosiers are paying high prices and facing severe shortages for propane. One gallon now costs about $3.90.According to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the prices are down 12 cents over the week but up about $1.59 compared to this time last year.State Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) said the shortage is attributed to a variety of reasons including a successful harvest where farmers used propane to dry grain, a colder winter than expected and also propane exports.“Those are the three factors that I believe are leading to us not having enough propane in our area,” Frye explained. “I actually believe there is enough propane, it is just not here. We need to get it transported here and it takes time.”Customers whose tanks are running low and unable to find a supplier can call 800-382-5516 for help.Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) is asking President Obama for assistance.
Harlequins’ former England hooker Matt Cairns has been forced to retire from rugby by a persistent ankle injury.Cairns, 34, joined Quins in 2009 and has made 30 appearances for the club.“Rugby has been such a massive part of my life, so the fact that my career has ended sooner than expected has been difficult to accept,” he admitted.AdChoices广告“While I will miss the camaraderie of the great players I’ve played with, I have lots of happy memories.“The fact that my playing career is over is still sinking in and I’m still deciding what’s best for my family and myself.”Harlequins director of rugby Conor O’Shea said: “Matt has been a great servant, not just to the club but also to the game of rugby.“Retirement on medical grounds is difficult to come to terms with – especially when it is unexpected.“All of our players, staff and supporters wish Matt welll. We will support him during this transition from playing to whatever his new career will be.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook