​​WEEK OF June 1 - 4

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NRC approves new nature preserve
The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) approved the designation of Ginn Woods Nature Preserve in Delaware County during its regularly scheduled meeting today at Fort Harrison State Park. The action increases to 292 the number of state-designated sites protected by the Nature Preserves Act. Ginn Woods Nature Preserve is an exceptional area of 161.31 acres that comprises the second-largest tract of protected old-growth forest in Indiana. The site supports a diversity of plants and animals that are uncommon in the fragmented landscape of east-central Indiana and is dominated by beech and maple. The site supports rich flora, including spring ephemerals and a variety of fern communities, and is owned by Ball State University.

The 2021 Scott County Fair will be July 4-10. We welcome Kissel Entertainment back to provide first class rides around the midway! We are finalizing the grandstand events for the year at this time. We have mailed out vendor packets to all previous vendors and we are looking to finalize the vendor spots as soon as possible. So if you have received a packet from us please complete it and send it back in. If you or someone you know is looking to be a vendor this year and become part of our fair please contact us today to get a packet. Send us a message if you’re interested!

Is everybody ready for the RWB Festival?

June 10th -12th (Thurs. 5-9, Friday 5-10, and Saturday 10am-10:30pm)Here is what is going on... (so far)... We should be adding more to the list by the time the festival is here! Events: Carnival, Wild West Reenactment, Tethered Hot Air Balloon rides, Fireworks, Hoopfest, Firemans Waterball, Cake Walk, Baby Contest, Car Show, Pet and Bike Parade (elementary kids only), Prince and Princess Contest, Pedal Tractor Pulls, 5K Walk/Run and Parade.

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.​

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
















Tail Wagging Tuesday Pet Of The Week Sabrina
Sabrina is a beautiful 1 year old kitty. She has such pretty green eyes. Sabrina is pretty chill and would love to find her forever home. Please call the Humane Society of Scott County at 812-752-7500 for information on adopting Sabrina.










This cutie was a hard one not to bring home with me. Scrappy Doo is so sweet and so much fun. Scrappy Doo is full of energy, loves to play and chase toys, but also loves to snuggle with his human. Scrappy Doo will make someone a very special companion. Look at those ears! They do not stay up the entire time, but are so cute! Scrappy Doo is approx. 1 year old male. For adoption information call



ISP Sellersburg Investigating Fatal Memorial Day Crash
Campbellsburg - Troopers from Indiana State Police - Sellersburg are investigating a fatal car versus motorcycle crash that occurred Monday evening on a rural county road in northwestern Washington County.  Around 8:49 Monday evening, Troopers Kyle Taylor and Eric Powers, along with units from the Washington County Sheriff's Department, Washington County EMS, and the Campbellsburg Fire Department, responded to a crash in the 7000 block of North White River Road.  When units arrived, they found two vehicles, a green 2000 Suzuki motorcycle and a 2001 Mercury Mountaineer SUV, off the east side of the roadway.  The driver of the motorcycle, Jacob W. Lengel, 31, of Salem, Indiana, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the Mountaineer, a 17-year-old male from Campbellsburg, Indiana, was not injured.  An Indiana State Police crash reconstruction team was called to assist.  After a preliminary investigation, officers believe the motorcycle was southbound on White River Road and traveling at a high rate of speed.  Investigators say the bike went left-of-center after rounding a corner and cresting a hill.  Evidence at the scene indicates the driver of the northbound SUV attempted to avoid striking the motorcycle; however, both vehicles hit head-on on the east side of the roadway. 
Investigators remained on-scene until approximately 1 a.m. on Tuesday. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this crash. This crash is still under investigation.

 Gov. Holcomb Signs COVID-19 Executive Orders

Governor Eric J. Holcomb signed Executive Order 21-14 to extend the public health emergency.  Continuation of the public health emergency allows certain individuals who otherwise would not be eligible to administer COVID-19 vaccinations and allows the state to continue to receive pandemic emergency funds for programs such as the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
He also signed Executive Order 21-15 to adjust and lift other requirements beginning June 1. The Executive Order changes include: Removing the mask mandate while in state facilities, except for anyone inside any these state government congregate facilities – the state prisons, state hospitals, Indiana Veterans Home and the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Masks are also still required inside COVID testing and vaccination clinics.
Continuing the face covering requirement inside Indiana schools through June 30. Face coverings are not required outdoors on school grounds.
Starting July 1, local school boards will determine what measures or restrictions are needed in their local schools regarding the spread of COVID-19.
Directing Hoosiers to follow the CDC guidance for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people regarding mask wearing and other protective measures.
Waiving any penalties or interest payments accrued on state income taxes on unemployment wages that must be paid due to HEA 1436.All directives in executive orders which have continued throughout the public health emergency will be rescinded and cease on June 30. Should the public health emergency continue past June 30, a new executive order would expressly set forth a set of directives that would support the state’s vaccination program and provide financial assistance for health and welfare programs.

City of Scottsburg

[⚠️] Pothole Patrol [⚠️]
Have you noticed a pesky pothole in your neighborhood? Call the Utility Office at 812-752-4343 to report it!

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.


 Art on the square! Ross Theatre is hosting  a monthly competition to display 4-5 pieces of art in their shadow boxes. They will print out your art in the largest format their boxes will allow (approx 3x5 ft) and post it all month at no charge. All submission need to be public appropriate, they  reserve the right to remove any submissions. In order to be considered post your artwork in comments on Ross Theatre Facebook page.  Most likes wins. Contest ends June 1.




Up coming Food Trucks
June 5 - Rolling Pig Pin
June 12 - Bob & Kev's BBQ

Two Sellersburg Troopers Recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Earlier this morning in Bloomington, the Indiana chapter of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) recognized Trooper Justin Mears and Trooper Morgenn Evans from the Sellersburg District for their extraordinary efforts in removing impaired drivers from Indiana roadways. National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) data shows nearly 30 people die every day across the United States in drunk driving crashes. That staggering number averages one preventable death every 50 minutes, making the efforts of Troopers Mears and Evans even more commendable.  Trooper Mears is an 8-year veteran of the Indiana State Police(ISP). He has been recognized as one of ISP's top five OWI enforcement officers for the past three years, amassing over one hundred impaired driving arrests for each of those years. Trooper Mears is also a certified Drug Recognition Expert and Standard Field Sobriety Instructor, assisting and training other officers across the state.  Trooper Morgenn Evans has been an ISP Trooper for five years. The Indiana State Police recognized trooper Evans as a member of the top five Troopers for impaired driving arrests. In his short time as a Trooper, Evans has received the Combat Action Award and a Purple Heart, both earned during the apprehension of an impaired driver. Photo 1: (L-R) Captain Anthony Scott, Trooper Justin Mears, Lieutenant Christopher Keeton. Photo 2: (L-R) Captain Anthony Scott, Trooper Morgenn Evans, Lieutenant Christopher Keeton. For more information on MADD, you can visit their website at

Milton-Madison Bridge Routine Inspection
Scheduled June 1-4
No lane closures anticipated
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 25, 2021) –The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of a routine inspection of the Milton-Madison Bridge taking place in Trimble County next week. Inspectors from a consultant engineering firm will be performing the assessment of the structure, which carries U.S. 421 across the Ohio River from Milton, Ky. to Madison, In. This inspection will take place beginning on Tuesday, June 1, and is scheduled to be complete on Friday, June 4. Inspectors will be on or around the bridge daily between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. No lane closures are anticipated.



Get Involved, Join Our Friends Group!
Clifty Falls State Park is establishing a friends group and you are invited to join us at our next meeting on Thursday, June 10 at 6 p.m. in the Clifty Room at the Clifty Inn. What exactly is a friends group? The Friends of Clifty Falls State Park group supports the park through volunteer service, education, fundraising, and more. Would you like to learn more?
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INDOT Southeast hosting open interviews this month at Falls City and Bloomington

SOUTHEAST INDIANA —The Indiana Department of Transportation's Southeast District will host open interviews at two locations later this month. Interviews will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, at the Falls City Sub District office (5701 U.S. 31, Clarksville, IN) and Monday, June 14, at the Bloomington Sub District office (2965 N. Prow Road, Bloomington, IN).
INDOT is hiring for full-time highway technicians. Starting pay was recently increased to $19/hour for this position with opportunities for $20/hour once a CDL is obtained. Personnel will be on-hand to answer questions and provide more information about careers within the agency.
To learn more, visit or text INDOT Careers to 468311 to receive additional job postings.

Scott County Health Department is currently taking bids for contractual mowing services.
Scope: Provide mowing services for properties in the county that violate weed and grass control. Jobs must be finished in a timely manner. Jobs would vary from residential to business, but would not exceed 1 acre. Services are paid per diem only by Scott County Auditor’s claim process. Must be able to provide services for a minimum of 1 year. Submit bids to Scott County Health Department Administrator, Michelle Matern, by Wednesday, June 9th. Bids may be submitted in person at 1296 N Gardner Street, Scottsburg, IN or by email at
For additional information call 812-752-8455.


Scott County Visitors Commission
Announces Partnership with Scott County Chamber of Commerce
Customer Service Program!
With tourism season just around the corner with many area festivals and events on the calendar and in the final planning stages the Scott County Visitors Commission has teamed up with the Scott County Chamber of Commerce in this year’s new Customer Service program. Get “caught” giving great customer service and win! This summer between Monday, May 31 and Sunday, September 5, members of the Scott County Visitors Commission (SCVC) board and staff along with the Scott County Chamber of Commerce staff will be actively identifying individuals in Scott County for recognition of GREAT customer service. One “Congratulations” card will be given out by each member and staff to an individual who that they “catch” giving GREAT customer service. This GREAT Customer Service act is one they must personally witness or experience taking place around them within Scott County.
The Scott County Visitors Commission will potentially recognize a nearly 100 people in Scott County over the course of the fourteen-week program who they “catch” giving GREAT customer service. Mike Chesser, Executive Director for the SCVC said “Customer service is such a key component to a good experience for any shopper or restaurant patron, and we hope that by encouraging our counties workforce to get “caught” giving GREAT Customer Service that it will make a positive impact on our community and will encourage others to do their very best now and in the future. Additionally, as we’re headed into tourist season, this will give many guests to our communities a very positive memory of their visit to Scott County.” Each card recipient will bring their “Congratulations” card into the SCVC offices located at 90 North Main Street Scottsburg in the old Scottsburg Train Depot between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The recipient of the card will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card.

 Crothersville Red, White & Blue Festival is making plans for the community’s 46th patriotic salute next week.
What began in 1976 as the local observance of the Nation’s Bicentennial, has continued annually (the COVID pandemic excluded) ever since.
“Throughout the years we have remained a patriotic themed festival honoring veterans and our flag,” said Eric Gorbett, festival director.
This year there will be traditional and new attractions.
“There’ll be hot air balloon rides, a carnival, plenty of food and local entertainment and culminated with a fireworks display,” said Gorbett.
This year’s festival will be June 10-12.
Bracelet night at the carnival will be Thursday, June 10. Pre-sale of bracelets will be through June 9. The all-you-can-ride bracelet is on sale for $13 and available only at The Peoples Bank in Crothersville.
“No day of event bracelets will be sold,” Gorbett said.
This year’s carnival is operated by Bluegrass Rides and will be thrilling youngsters all three days of the festival.
The festival begins at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 10 with a salute to veterans followed at 5:30 p.m. by the Prince and Princess contest
Fishers’ of Men will perform at 6:30 from the festival stage followed at 8 p.m. by Mary’s Dad Band. The festival will close for the evening at 9 p.m.
Friday, June 11, events kick off at 5 p.m. with the Country Kickers performing in front of the festival stage.
Steven Deweese will be in concert at 6 p.m. and the Dallas Cole Band performs at 7 p.m.
Also at 7 p.m. will be tethered hot air balloon rides in the Bard Street Park area. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children 3-12 years of age. Midwest Balloon Rides is providing the high level thrills.
In the event of rainy or windy weather, the attraction will be delayed until Saturday, June 12.
Mixed Media performs from the stage at 8 p.m. and On The House band will close out the Friday night festival.
Saturday will be a day full of fun and attractions beginning at 9 a.m. with the Crothersville-Vernon Township Fire Department’s organized waterball fight. For team registration information contact or visit the department Facebook page.
A car show featuring all-comers will take place on Saturday. And a pedal tractor pull be contested at 11 a.m. Saturday.
There will be a wild west show and shootout featuring Annie Oakley. The Annie Oakley sideshow is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.
The Stars and Stripes Cloggers will dance at the festival stage at 12:30 p.m. and the traditional festival parade steps off at 1:30 from the Bard Street Park. The parade will got west on Bard to US 31, then south of US 31 to the firestation where it will turn east onto Moore Street then turn north onto Preston through the festival grounds before disbanding.
The Wild West re-enactment will take place at 3 p.m.
The pet & bike parade steps off for the youngsters at 4 p.m. and the judging of the baby contest begins at that time. At 4:30 p.m. the baby contest winners will be announced.
Age categories for the baby contest are birth to 6 months, 7-12 month, 1-2 years, and 3-4 years for both boys and girls. Entry fee is just $5 and the event is sponsored by the Phi Beta Psi sorority,
Colt Wienhorst will perform on the stage at 5 p.m. Double XL (formerly Southern Comfort) takes to the stage at 6. Jackson Snelling performs at 7 p.m. followed by Dusty Road’s Bank at 8.
Crothersville recording group Brian Fink and Mudslide will close out the festival music at 9 p.m.
The fireworks will put a loud and colorful exclamation point to this year’s festival at 10 p.m.
A festival long event is a RWB Hoopfest Youth Basketball Tournament on Friday & Saturday. For more information contact John Riley at 812-528-0610 or email
For festival questions or event information contact Erica Gorbett at 812- 569-4019 or email

New Safe Exchange Zone Opened by the Sheriff’s Office
Scott County-Working in cooperation with the Scott County Commissioners, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office has created a “Safe Exchange Zone,” for the exchange of children when child custody disputes are involved. The “Safe Exchange Zone” can also be used by folks who sell items on social media and need a safe place to meet the person they are either buying from or selling to. The “Safe Exchange Zone’s” uses are really unlimited.
The “Safe Exchange Zone” features a marked designated area directly across (west) of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. The “Safe Exchange Zone” has fully functional recording cameras and these cameras are monitored 24 Hours a day. Once you get to the area of the Sheriff’s Office you can follow the signs to the “Safe Exchange Zone”.
Sheriff Goodin stated, “This is just another thing that we can do to help our citizens feel and actually be safer”. Sheriff Goodin also wanted to thank the Scott County Commissioners for allowing the Sheriff’s Office to build the “Safe Exchange Zone” in their parking lot.

Child in critical condition after near drowning (Decatur County)
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a near drowning incident involving a two-year-old child that occurred last night at Lake Santee. At approximately 8:51 p.m., Decatur County Dispatchers received a 911 call reporting that a 2-year-old female child missing from her home near the 800 block of Lake Santee Drive in Greensburg.   Clarksburg EMS arrived on scene and quickly located the unconscious child near the water’s edge in approximately three feet of water.   The child was air lifted to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.  She is currently in critical condition.  This incident is still under investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.  Indiana Conservation Officers are being assisted by Decatur County EMS, Clarksburg Fire Department, Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, and Lake Santee Security.   

INDOT Southeast hosting open interviews June 2 in Seymour

SOUTHEAST INDIANA —The Indiana Department of Transportation's Southeast District will host open interviews on Wednesday, June 2, in Seymour. Interviews will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. at the District Administration Building (185 Agrico Lane, Seymour, IN). INDOT is hiring for full-time culvert inspectors, heavy equipment operators, mechanics, and traffic signal technicians. Starting pay was recently increased for a number of positions. Personnel will be on-hand to answer questions and provide more information about careers within the agency.
To learn more, visit or text INDOT Careers to 468311 to receive additional job postings.


Indiana's four Free Fishing Days are
 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:




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