NEWSROOM

 ​​WEEK OF April 12 - 16

​To Report News or News Questions call 812-595-1089​

 


MONDAY ​



BOIL WATER ADVISORY IS STILL IN EFFECT FOR THESE TWO AREAS
Stucker Fork Water Utility
BOIL WATER ADVISORY
For all customers south of highway 56 until further notice
AND
For all customers in the Deputy, Commiskey, and Lovett area until further notice



ISP Sellersburg Investigating Police-Involved Shooting in Scott County
Scott County - Sunday, April 11, 2021: Indiana State Police Detectives were called to investigate a police-involved shooting early Sunday morning, after a Scott County Deputy reported being fired upon and returning fire.
Around 5:45 Sunday morning, a Scott County Deputy was on patrol on SR 256 near Terry Road when he observed an off-road vehicle (ATV) turn east on SR 256 from Terry Road without stopping at the stop sign. The deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on the ATV, but the vehicle fled into a nearby field. Shortly after entering the field, the deputy advised the ATV stopped abruptly, and the deputy exited his patrol vehicle and continued the pursuit, approaching the suspect on foot. The deputy reported that he heard what he believed to be gunfire, and the deputy returned fire as he took cover behind a nearby house trailer.
When responding officers arrived, they did not locate the suspect near the ATV and established a perimeter. Further attempts to locate the suspect were unsuccessful. The Scott County Sheriff's Department then requested the assistance of Indiana State Police detectives and crime-scene technicians from the Sellersburg Post. As the investigation continued, ISP detectives were able to identify a possible suspect after speaking with residents in the area. Indiana Conservation Officers (ICO) offered the assistance of their search canines (K-9) and assisted troopers and deputies in conducting a more in-depth search of the nearby wooded area where the suspect was believed to have fled.
At approximately 1:30 pm, ICO K-9 Smoky and his handler, ICO Jim Schreck, along with ISP Trooper Brett Walters, located the subject hiding in a wooded area a short distance from the original scene. The suspect, identified as Todd A. Lacey, 52, of North Vernon, Indiana, was taken into custody without further incident. As of the writing of this news release, no suspect weapon has been located; however, Lacey was found to be in possession of ammunition at the time of his arrest.
Toddy Lacey was transported to the Washington County Jail and is currently charged with Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, a Level 6 Felony.
This investigation is ongoing. The Indiana State Police was assisted by Indiana Conservation Officers and officers from the Scott County Sheriff's Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. “All subjects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law”.



Investigation Leads to the Arrest of Two People for Neglect of an
Elderly Person and Drug Charges

Scott County-On March 12, 2021, First Sergeant Keith Hartman received information of possible neglect to an elderly person in Scottsburg being cared for at their home. The elderly person was hospitalized after a welfare check was completed by deputies. After completing an investigation and sharing the investigation with the Scott County Prosecutor's Office the decision was made to charge two people for Neglect charges. As a result of charges being filed arrest warrants were issued for the two suspects. On April 8, 2021, First Sergeant John Hartman, Deputy Eric Balingit, Corporal Johnney Coomer and a Scottsburg City Police Officer went to a local business in Scottsburg in an attempt to locate the suspects. As a result both suspects were located and arrested. Barbara Lowe, 45, of Scottsburg was arrested for the arrest warrants for two counts of Neglect of a Dependent Causing Bodily Injury and received additional charges of Unlawful Possession of a Syringe, Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of Paraphernalia and Possession of Cocaine or a Schedule I or II Narcotic Drug At Least 5 Grams but Less Than 10 Grams. Ryan Smith, 40, of Scottsburg was arrested for the arrest warrants for two counts of Neglect of a Dependent Causing Bodily Injury and received additional charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Unlawful Possession of a Syringe, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Cocaine or a Schedule I or II Narcotic Drug At Least 5 Grams but Less Than 10 Grams. Sheriff Goodin praised his deputy's dedication and the effort they gave in getting justice for our elderly. One of Sheriff Goodin's main priorities as Sheriff is protecting our elderly as he has increased training and knowledge of investigating and identifying elderly crimes. He went on to ask anyone who knows of an elderly person who is being abused or needs assistance to contact his office and report it.



4-H Volunteer Call Out set for May 12th
Scott County 4-H is always in need of new volunteers to help with their program! If you have been thinking about becoming a volunteer please consider Scott County 4-H. The Indiana 4-H mission is to provide real-life educational opportunities that develop young people who positively impact their community and world.
4-H has something for all youth grades K-12 from nature camps, robotics, sewing, photography, woodworking, electric, yoga… list goes on and on. Some of our most recent activities include a jewelry making workshop, an equine nutrition workshop, the Finley Fantastics club made and distributed 225 appreciation bags for local law enforcement and first responders. The Jr. Leaders Club through a generous donation from Morgan’s passed out over 9,000 cans of food to county food boxes and the Scott County Clearinghouse. They also made 30 personal hygiene bags for the less fortunate.
Upcoming events include a tractor driving spark club, that teaches youth lawn mower safety and maintenance, a 4-H mini workshop for K-2nd grade, a Foods workshop that teaches youth basic cooking skills, a craft (sign making) workshop, several animal workshops and multiple club meetings including Dog Obedience and Alpacas just to name a few! Ninety percent of the activities listed are volunteer led. The higher number of volunteers recruited allows for enhanced and diversified programming.
Some immediate available opportunities include a club leader for the Austin area, shooting sports instructors, and a robotics club leader. 4-H is also searching for people who have a skill set in a specific area…for example if you were good at photography we could utilize you to assist us/instruct a 1-2 hour photography workshop! Our areas of interest are unlimited. If you are curious if a hobby you are passionate about would fit in with our program give us a call at 812-752-8450 or come to our call out meeting on May 12th at 5:30 pm at the Saddle Club at the Scott County Fairgrounds.




NONPROFITS AT NOON
Scott County Community Foundation presents a networking opportunity for nonprofit organizations, Nonprofits At Noon. Local nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers have shared that they desired an opportunity to connect with others in the field. This is a chance to meet others, share challenges, celebrate successes, give and seek advice, and share information.
The event will be held Thursday, April 22 from 12-1 p.m. at the Scott County Heritage Center and Museum, 1050 S. Main St., Scottsburg. There is no cost to attend, and you are welcome to bring your own lunch and drink. To ensure adequate seating, please respond to the Community Foundation if you are able to attend by calling 812-752-2057 or email info@scottcountyfoundation.org.




SHS Alumni
The SHS Alumni Officers met this week. We plan to have the 2021 SHS Alumni Banquet. Scott County is presently a "blue" county. We are hoping the status does not change and cause us to cancel this year. At the banquet we intend to honor the 1970, 1971, 1995 and the 1996 classes. The Officers realize that some of our alumni will not feel comfortable gathering due to the virus and we respect your decision not to attend this year. We intend to follow Covid-19 guidelines for those who do decide to attend the 2021 SHS Alumni Banquet.
The banquet will be held on June 26, 2021 at Scottsburg High School McClain Hall instead of the Mid-America Science Park this year. McClain Hall is larger and we can place the tables further apart to comply with any social distance guidelines required by Indiana.
We will post more information and a reservation form in April.





FOOD BOX DISTRIBUTIONS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL

FARMERS TO FAMILIES SCOTT CO., SCOTT CO. FAIR GROUNDS
 April 10, 2021 - Distribution begins at 10:00
April 24th - Distribution begins at 10:00



TURNING POINT CHURCH McCLAIN AVE. SCOTTSBURG

April 1, 2021 - Distribution begins at 11:00


FARMERS TO FAMILIES CROTHERSVILLE-VERNON TWP.
April 24, 2021 - Distribution begins at 10:00


IDENTIFICATION IS REQUIRED FOR THE FARMERS TO FAMILIES FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS.



​​​Benchmark Family Services needing Foster Parents 
Benchmark Family Services is in need of loving families to become licensed foster parents. We provide all the training and support necessary. Must be 21 years of age, and able to pass background checks. Please contact me by phone or PM for additional information. (812) 418-7313




 TUESDAY


​​TAIL WAGGING TUESDAY PETS OF THE WEEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


Meet Stevie. Stevie is just a cute kitty! He is about 1 year old and just as friendly as could be. Stevie has the cutest white whiskers. He loves to play and gets along great with the other cats. Stevie does not like dogs. If you would like to meet Stevie, stop by the Humane Society of Scott County at 1176 North Gardner Street in Scottsburg or call 812-752-7500.

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Meet Bradley. Bradley is such a joy! He has a wonderful personality. Walks great on a leash, knows how to sit and is just a beautiful boy. Bradley is a lab mix who is about 1 year old. Bradley has such beautiful markings. Please contact the Humane Society of Scott County if you would like to set up a meet and greet with Bradley at 812-752-7500.
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HUMANE SOCIETY OF SCOTT COUNTY IS LOCATED AT 1176  NORTH GARDNER STREET IN SCOTTSBURG



 
Asphalt resurface project begins later this month on I-64 in Crawford and Harrison Counties
CRAWFORD/HARRISON COUNTY, Ind.— Indiana Department of Transportation contractor E&B Paving Inc. plans to begin work later this month on a $7.1 million asphalt resurface contract along a 13-mile stretch of I-64 in Crawford and Harrison Counties. Lane closures and restrictions are expected to begin in mid-to-late April between S.R. 66 (Exit 92) and just west of S.R. 135 (Exit 105). The contract also includes resurfacing of the S.R. 66 interchange (Marengo/Leavenworth). Ramps will be restricted at the interchange later in the project for milling and paving to take place. Motorists are reminded to slow down, use extra caution, and drive distraction-free in and near all work zones. The contract was awarded in November 2020 and is expected to be complete by October 1, 2021. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.



Delphi Investigation Reward Fund Receives $100,000 Donation 
The Indiana State Police has received an anonymous donation of $100,000 towards the Delphi Investigation reward fund. This brings the total to $325,000. The reward will be given to anyone who can provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the deaths of Abigail Williams and Liberty German. The Indiana State Police and Carroll County Sheriff's Department would like to remind the public that everyone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. We are asking the public to refrain from posting side-by-side pictures of the sketch and who they believe is the suspect, on social media. These types of posts do not help the investigation and can slander innocent people and their families. We want to thank the public for your continued desire to help solve this case, but please do this with the consideration of others in mind. The Indiana State Police and Carroll County Sheriff's Department will not publicly clear anyone in this investigation until an arrest has been made. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact law enforcement by utilizing the TIP HOTLINE: abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com or 844-459-5786.  When contacting the tip hotline, provide as much information as you possibly can. For example, the full name of the person of interest, their date of birth or approximate age, physical description, address, vehicle information, why they could be involved, and if they have a connection to Delphi. Your information will be sent directly to the investigative team, who is still actively working on this case every day. If a member of the law enforcement team needs more information about your tip, they will contact you.



Gov. Holcomb proclaims April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month
INDIANAPOLIS — Today, Gov. Eric J. Holcomb issued a proclamation declaring April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month in Indiana. Now in its 11th year, the national observance is dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers and consequences of distracted driving, as well as reminding motorists about the importance of paying attention to the road. “There’s only one task we should be focused on when behind the wheel and that’s safe driving – everything else can wait,” Gov. Holcomb said. “By making a commitment to always pay attention to the road, we all work together to save lives.” Distracted driving is considered any activity that diverts attention away from the task of driving and includes everything from adjusting the stereo to grooming to eating and drinking. Although all forms are considered dangerous, as they increase the risk of crashing, texting continues to be the most pervasive. On average, people that text and drive take their attention away from the road for five seconds. At 55 miles per hour, that’s the equivalent of driving the full length of a football field blindfolded. To help curb distracted driving, in 2020, Indiana became the 22nd state in the nation to pass a hands-free device driving law, which prohibits motorists from holding a mobile device, except in emergencies, while their vehicles are moving. Anyone caught violating the law could face a Class C infraction with fines up to $500. Since the law went into effect last July, more than 2,918 citations and 7,352 warnings have been issued statewide as of March 31, according to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. “We’re making progress, but we still have a long way to go,” said Devon McDonald, ICJI Executive Director. “We need more people to understand that distracted driving kills and is something we can all live without. Sending or reading a text isn’t worth causing a crash or taking someone’s life.” On April 8, Indiana is participating in a nationwide enforcement campaign to discourage texting and driving called Connect 2 Disconnect. For one day, police agencies across the state will be conducting high-visibility patrols to prevent distracted driving crashes while working to educate motorists about the hands-free law. Connect 2 Disconnect is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration through the criminal justice institute. “Distracted driving is such a dangerous task, and one so many people engage in every day on our roadways,” said Doug Carter, Indiana State Police Superintendent. “Law enforcement throughout the state continues to enforce the hands-free law and provide education to the motoring public, but we need everyone’s help to change this dangerous driving behavior. Lives literally depend on it.” For more information on distracted driving, visit www.distraction.gov, or for more information about Indiana’s hands-free device driving law, visit HandsFreeIndiana.com.



Holidays are not Rest Days for Deputies
Scott County-On April 2, 2021, Deputy Zach Brown responded to a suspicious person call in Austin at a local business. An investigation led to the arrest of Brian Cruz, 31, of Woodridge, ID, for Possession of Cocaine or a Schedule I or II Narcotic Drug At Least 5 Grams but Less Than 10 Grams, Unlawful Possession of a Syringe, Possession of Paraphernalia and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
On April 3, 2021, First Sergeant John Hartman and Deputy Josh Juliot responded to an address in rural Scott County for a disturbance. An investigation led to the arrest of Jason Vest, 23, of Scottsburg for Battery.
On April 3, 2021, First Sergeant John Hartman and Deputy Josh Juliot responded to a location in rural Scott County for an unconscious male. Upon arrival an investigation led to the arrest of James Smith30, of Depaw, IN, for an out of county arrest warrant.
On April 3, 2021, Deputy Skylar Thompson and Corporal Johnney Coomer received a report of a suspicious male walking in Scottsburg. After locating the alleged suspect an investigation led to the arrest of Matthew Blaze, 40, of Scottsburg for an out of county arrest warrant and received an additional charge of False Informing.
On April 5, 2021, Corporal Johnney Coomer and Deputy Skylar Thompson conducted a traffic in rural Scott County. An investigation led to the arrest of David Flaminio, 48, of Lexington, IN, for Reckless Driving and Driving While Suspended Prior.



Baptist Health Floyd memorial service to honor loved ones lost to COVID-19 virus
NEW ALBANY, IN April 5, 2021 – Baptist Health Floyd will hold an outdoor memorial service Wednesday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m., to mark the one-year anniversary of our fight against COVID-19. The event will be held around the flag poles in front of the hospital. Names of those who have died from the virus while a patient at the hospital will be read and a family member will receive a flower in their honor. The memorial service will also include music. The rain date for the event is April 8 at 5:30 p.m.



CASA of Scott County, Inc
Since the pandemic, the number of children in foster care has gone up. We need volunteers now to advocate for what is in the best interest of these children. Become a CASA volunteer today! Be the voice for these children. Call 812-752-4748 and speak with Debrah.



Purdue Extension - Scott County
Scott County 4-H Members
Dog Club meeting Reminder
April 6 at 6 pm at the Saddle Club on the Fairgrounds



FIRE CONTAINED IN HENRYVILLE

Dispatched to “heavy smoke in the area” seen from Hebron Church Rd.
While enroute, updated information advised a large fire involving woods and structures in a remote area off of the 1000 block of Beagle Club Rd. Our first-arriving chief officer discovered a large woods fire with two structures involved. Ultimately, a barn, a shed, a pile of appliances, as well as multiple other piles of debris and old vehicles were involved, as well as several acres of woods.
Brisk winds and dry conditions quickly drove the fire through the hilly terrain, eventually involving approximately 15 acres. Thanks to the assistance of multiple agencies, the fire was contained and extinguished after approximately 4 hours. All crews worked tirelessly and managed to keep the fire from spreading to neighboring properties. The Salvation Army brought out their canteen truck to serve drinks and food to the fire crews.
Our sincere thanks to the following agencies:
Tri-Township Fire & Rescue
for a brush truck and personnel
New Washington Volunteer Fire Dept, INC.
for a brush truck and personnel
Gibson Township
for a brush truck, ATV and personnel
Charlestown Fire Department
for their brush truck, ATV and personnel
Vienna Township for brush trucks and personnel
Sellersburg Volunteer Fire Department
for a tanker
Lafayette Township Fire Protection District
for their brush truck, ATV and personnel
Georgetown Township Fire Protection District
for their brush truck, ATV and personnel
Clark County 911
for their dispatchers and communication assistance
Clark County Emergency Management Agency
for their drone for air support and resource management
Clark County Indiana Sheriff's Office
for their air and ground support


 

WEDNESDAY


First Scott County Museum Barn Sale, Saturday, May 15, 2021!
To help celebrate the first Saturday sale of the year at the new facility for the Scott County Farmers Market, the Scott County Heritage Center and Museum’s barn will be open to browsers and buyers on Saturday, May 15.
After that Saturday, volunteers will be hosting monthly barn sales on the first two Saturdays of each month from June through October at the wooden structure just south of the Scott County Heritage Center and Museum in Scottsburg. June dates will be June 5 and 12.
At each barn sale, hours are 8 a.m. to 12 noon. All proceeds benefit the museum’s operating fund.
People are welcome to rent space around the barn to have their own yard sales. Cost is $10 for the day. Renters must provide their own set-ups. Tents are allowed. Set-ups each sale day start at 7 a.m.
Call the museum at 812-752-1050 for rental information and to learn how items can be donated for barn sales.
The museum, its barn and the Farmers Market are located at 1050 South Main Street, Scottsburg.



Scott County Health Department
Indiana has moved some COVID-19 “mandates” to “highly recommended" safety measures. COVID is still present in our community. Our most recent weekly case count was the highest it has been in over a month. We strongly advise to continue to practice social distancing and wearing a mask in public places.
How can you help prevent the spread of COVID-19?
• Wear a mask, especially if indoors and unable to socially distance from those not in your household.
• Get vaccinated.
• If you are showing signs and symptoms (even mild allergy-like symptoms) get tested. Rapid tests are readily available.
• Practice good hand hygiene and sanitation measures.
Remember, a person can be contagious with COVID-19 up to 48 hours before symptoms start. A close contact of a positive case is anyone who is within 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer, or participated in a high exposure activity (kissing, hugging, sharing eating utensils, etc.). Close contacts should quarantine for at least 10 days and seek testing.
All businesses must have a COVID-19 response plan in place per the Executive Order.
K-12 educational facilities must continue mitigation and safety measures until the end of school year per the Executive Order.



City of Scottsburg
New Night Deposit Box Location 
The utility night deposit box has been conveniently relocated to the drive thru at City Hall. The entrance to the drive thru is located off Kerton Street and the new night deposit box is located on the brick wall just before the drive thru window.
Please contact the Utility Office at 812-752-4343 with any questions.



Scott County Health Department JVAX Clinic
Janssen/ Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Clinic
Address: 1296 N Gardner Street, Scottsburg
Dates: Saturday 4/17 & Sunday 4/18
Times: 9am to 3pm
DRIVE-THRU
Make an appointment by calling 211 or online at www.ourshot.in.gov
You must have an appointment to get a vaccine. We have nearly 1,000 appointment slots available!



Fire on Owen-Putnam State Forest is quickly contained 
(Cloverdale) Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fire that occurred yesterday afternoon on Owen-Putnam State Forest and was completely contained by early evening.  At approximately 2 p.m., a Putnam County resident called 911 and reported a large amount of smoke behind his residence near the intersection of County Road 1050 South and State Road 243. The Cloverdale Township Fire Department and conservation officers in the area responded and located the fire, which was more than 100 yards in length and spreading. By early evening crews from multiple counties worked together to completely contain the fire. The fire is estimated to have consumed 10 to 15 acres.  Additional responding agencies included fire departments from Greencastle, Reelsville, Cataract, Poland, Jefferson Township, and Putnamville Correctional Facility, as well as Hoosier National Forest Brownstown Ranger District – Engine 622, Owen-Putnam State Forest personnel, INDOT and the Putnam County Operation Life, CERT Team, and Sheriff Department.


 

THURSDAY

Missing teen’s body found in White River (Marion County)
At 2:45 p.m. today, Indiana Conservation Officers recovered the body of Kevin Josue Flores Rodriguez from the White River near where he was last seen. His family has been notified. An exact cause of death is pending autopsy results. Release as of April 7:12 p.m. This morning, crews resumed search operations on and along the White River for Kevin Josue Flores Rodriquez. Sonar use was hindered due to weather. Search operations have been suspended for the evening and will resume tomorrow morning. Release as of March 31, 2021 at 7:23 p.m 
Indiana Conservation Officers have joined the search for a teenager who went missing after a water emergency in the White River on Tuesday evening in Indianapolis. Searchers believe that Kevin Rodriguez, 17, went missing near the area of the 16th Street dam. Carlos Rameriz, 45, and Rodriguez were at the river working on a canoe when waters swept over the dam, causing the canoe to capsize. Life jackets were not being worn at the time. Witnesses helped Rameriz to shore. Rodriguez was last seen by witnesses floating down the river. Responders with the Indianapolis Fire Department and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department searched for Rodriquez until calling off the search last night because of darkness.
Efforts to find Rodriguez resumed this morning. Conservation officers and IFD searched upstream and downstream of the area he was last spotted. Shore-based searches on foot, water-based searches by boat, and drone searches by air were used. Search operations have been suspended for the evening and will resume tomorrow morning. Anyone who may have observed Rodriguez exiting the water or in the area should contact DNR Law Enforcement Central Dispatch at 812-837-9536.



Work to resume next week on bridge approach project in Madison
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ind.— Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Beaty Construction Inc. plans to resume work next week on the new approach for the Madison-Milton Bridge in Madison. The new alignment opened to traffic last June and is expected to be complete this spring. Starting on or after Monday, April 12, crews will return to the area to begin moving dirt and placing sod throughout project limits. Traffic impacts should be minimal with the possibility of lane closures and flagging as needed. In early May, crews will begin placing the final asphalt surface between Walnut Street and the bridge. This work will take place under lane closures with flagging. Following paving, a section of Main Street from Walnut Street to St. Michaels Avenue will be restriped to match the configuration of the bridge approach. Crosswalk markings at East Street will be enhanced and parking will remain available on the north side of Main Street. Motorists should slow down, use caution, and drive distraction-free in and near work zones. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.



Asphalt resurface project begins later this month on I-64 in Crawford and Harrison Counties
CRAWFORD/HARRISON COUNTY, Ind.— Indiana Department of Transportation contractor E&B Paving Inc. plans to begin work later this month on a $7.1 million asphalt resurface contract along a 13-mile stretch of I-64 in Crawford and Harrison Counties. Lane closures and restrictions are expected to begin in mid-to-late April between S.R. 66 (Exit 92) and just west of S.R. 135 (Exit 105). The contract also includes resurfacing of the S.R. 66 interchange (Marengo/Leavenworth). Ramps will be restricted at the interchange later in the project for milling and paving to take place. Motorists are reminded to slow down, use extra caution, and drive distraction-free in and near all work zones. The contract was awarded in November 2020 and is expected to be complete by October 1, 2021. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.



LOW COST SPAY NEUTER CLINIC OFFERED

**register online http://www.lowcostspayneuterindiana.org/
We have low cost spay/neuter and other services now available. See information below. We are scheduling appointments for May 6th. Check in time is 7 to 7:30am and pick up time is around 6:30pm the same day at the Scott Co Humane Society Adoption Center @ 1176 N. Gardner St.



Scott County EMS is presently working towards having Scott County's first Safe Haven placement at the station.

Presently we are seeking any donations form local Groups in the community, as well as private donations to make this project happen. If you would like to donate to this cause please contact Shannon Mount EMS Director at 812-754-0500 ext. 22 for information. We would like this program to be in operation by July of 2021. Thank you to anyone willing to donate.



HELPING HAND AWARD
Youth who are active in making our community a better place are invited to be nominated for a special award through the Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council (“YGC”), a program of the Scott County Community Foundation.                 The Helping Hand Award is open to all youth in grades K-12 who reside in Scott County. Anyone in the community can nominate a student by submitting a letter of recommendation. The youth will then be contacted to submit a list of their activities, including the hours spent on the activities, a description of what they do, and any honors or awards they have received. The YGC members are especially interested in youth who have done something special to set themselves apart from other youth. All nominees will be evaluated on a blind application process.                 All nominated youth will be invited to the YGC’s annual dinner, held in late May/early June. There, all nominees will be honored, and the winner will be announced, receiving a cash prize.  The 2019 recipient was Marley Fleenor, who was in 5th grade at Vienna-Finley Elementary School. She started Marley’s Mendings, where she made over 38 Christmas pillows and donated a portion of the proceeds to the Clearinghouse to purchase 200 bars of soap. There was no 2020 recipient due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is estimated that 55 percent of youth ages 12 to 18 volunteer in the United States each year, which is nearly twice the adult volunteering rate of 29 percent. Youth contribute more than 1.3 billion hours of community service each year, with a typical youth volunteering 29 hours per year. “Philanthropy means a love of humanity, and the youth in our community demonstrate this every day through their actions,” said Community Foundation Executive Director Jaime Toppe. “We are excited to honor these youth for their service, and to teach them that they don’t have to be wealthy to make a difference!”  To submit a letter of recommendation for a deserving youth, please email to info@scottcountyfoundation.org or mail to the Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council at PO Box 25; Scottsburg, IN 47170. Please include why you think the youth is deserving, as well as their grade in school and age. The deadline for nominations will be April 9. The mission of the YGC is to improve the lives of children in Scott County by providing them a voice through philanthropy. There are currently 98 YGC members who learn about philanthropy through fundraising, grantmaking, community service and leadership activities.  You may call Jaime Toppe with any questions at 752-2057. 





FRIDAY 

SR 256 to close April 12 for bridge deck overlay in Kent
The Indiana Department of Transportation contractor plans to close the SR 256 bridge over the Muscatatuck River in Jefferson County (approximately five miles west of SR 62) on or after Monday, April 12, for a bridge deck overlay project. The bridge will remain closed for up to 90 days, through mid-July, with an official detour of SR 56 to SR 3.
Motorists are reminded to slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free in and near all work zones. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.



Interested in becoming a volunteer at Clifty Falls State Park?

We will be hosting a Volunteer Callout Day on April 24 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Nature Center. Applications will be available along with water and snacks. Find out about what volunteer opportunities are available including caring for our animals, invasive species removal, or helping with our pollinator garden. If you’re ready to jump right in, we’ll be having a garlic mustard pull from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Just bring your work gloves and meet us at the Nature Center. Staff will show you how to identify this pesky invasive plant and the proper way to remove it. Find out more about volunteer opportunities or download a volunteer application at on.IN.gov/INStateParksVolunteer.



Jennings County Sheriff’s Office Sunday Funday:
The Jennings County will be hosting its first annual Sunday Funday on April 25th at 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at the Jennings County Fairgrounds. The day will consist of real scenarios taken from previous police incidents and participants will be selected to act as police and resolve the situation. There will also be demonstrations from our canines, SWAT and a question-and-answer session.
The best part, there will hotdogs and drinks for people that wish to attend. Come out and enjoy a hotdog while having some fun interacting with Jennings County Sheriff's Deputies.
Yes this is for everyone and yes kids can come too.



FOOD BOX DISTRIBUTIONS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH
THE ROCK IN SCOTTSBURG FOR EVERYONE

FARMERS TO FAMILIES SCOTT CO., SCOTT CO. FAIR GROUNDS

April 10, 2021 and April 24, 2021

FARMERS TO FAMILIES CROTHERSVILLE-VERNON TWP.
April 24, 2021 - Distribution begins at 10:00



Indiana's four Free Fishing Days are
May 2, June 5-6, and Sept. 25, 2021.

On Free Fishing Days, Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish the state's public waters. All other rules such as seasons, bag and size limits apply. Free Fishing Days are an excellent opportunity to learn how to fish, take youth fishing, or introduce a friend to fishing. DNR also offers instruction for learning more about fishing, teaching new anglers, and finding places to fish close to home through the Learn to Fish Program. Learn to Fish workshops are hosted around the state throughout the year. On Free Fishing Days, these workshops allow individuals new to fishing to learn without purchasing a license. Prefer to learn on your own? See Fishing Tips and Videos.
Learn to Fish workshops are two- to four-hour hands-on workshops in which participants gain knowledge, skills, and the confidence needed to go fishing for the first time or to use a new skill. Equipment and bait are usually provided. Attend one of our workshops to discover the joy of fishing. If you enjoyed the Free Fishing Days, please consider purchasing a fishing license so you can fish throughout the entire year (license year is April 1 to March 31 of the following year). License sales support research, habitat management, public access, fish stocking, and education programs.


Scott Memorial Health 
Update for women getting a mammogram: New recommendations suggest that women wait to schedule a mammogram for 4 to 6 weeks after receiving a COVID vaccine. The recommendation comes as a result of some patients experiencing enlarged lymph nodes affecting an accurate mammogram reading.
Questions? Call 812-752-8506 to reach our imaging center or learn more here: scottmemorial.com/our-services/radiology






 

 

 




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