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JUNE 17, 2019 

 


















2019 Scott County Fair Queen Contestants

Listen tomorrow on I105.3 at 11:00, 2:00 and 5:00 to hear the contestants give a brief bio.
Back row: Autumn Ridener, Jalen Coomer, Nicole Gallagher and Clarice Goodin. Third row: Kassidy Tutterow, Ali Thompson, Baylee Ashley, Mackenzie Broadus, Megan Johnson and Madison Caster.
Second Row: 2018 Miss Scott County Fair Queen Jesse Mays
First Row: Hannah Dickerson, Eden Binkley, Elle Fleenor and Fi Diaz

The 2019 Miss Scott County Fair Queen Contest will be held on June 23 at McClain Hall at Scottsburg High School at 6pm.



Pavement marker replacement begins this week in Harrison, Washington and Clark Counties

HARRISON/WASHINGTON/CLARK COUNTY, Ind.— INDOT contractor K & S Markers Inc. will begin a raised pavement marker replacement project on multiple roads in Harrison, Washington and Clark Counties this week, weather permitting. Work is scheduled to begin Monday, June 17, and will be completed during night time hours throughout the week as a moving operation along the following roadways:

Harrison County:

S.R. 211, from S.R. 11 to S.R. 111
S.R. 337, from S.R. 135 to S.R. 64
S.R. 135, from the Ohio River Bridge at Mauckport to Indian Creek Bridge
S.R. 335, from U.S. 150 to S.R. 60

Washington County:

S.R. 135, from U.S. 150 to Shorts Corner Road
S.R. 56, from S.R. 337 to .9 miles E. of W. Jct. S.R. 60
S.R. 160, from S. Jct. S.R. 60 to .55 miles W of I-65

Clark County:

S.R. 62, from .18 miles E. of S.R. 3 to S.R. 362

Motorists may experience delays along the route as work is performed and are advised to please use caution where crews are present. All work is weather dependent, schedule is subject to change.


 

                                                                   
Scottsburg Man Arrested on Warrant and Drug Charges                                                                        

Scottsburg - On Thursday, June 13, 2019, Troopers Cameron Collins and Justin Smith arrested a Scottsburg man on a warrant for drugs and also found him in possession of additional drugs upon his arrest. Leroy Dewayne Whitaker, 52, of 308 N. Meridian Street in Scottsburg was arrested at his residence yesterday after troopers received an arrest warrant as a result of an investigation that began on June 6, 2019.  During the earlier case, Troopers were granted a search warrant for Whitaker's residence and located several illegal items including syringes, Oxycodone pills and over 11 grams of suspected methamphetamine.  During that search, Whitaker was not at his residence, and officers filed for an arrest warrant. On Thursday, Troopers Collins and Smith made contact with Whitaker at his residence armed with the arrest warrant.  During the arrest, Leroy Whitaker was found in possession of additional methamphetamine as well as suspected heroin.  Leroy Whitaker was arrested and transported to the Scott County Jail and is facing the following charges; Possession of Methamphetamine - Level 4 Felony, Unlawful Possession of a syringe - Level 6 Felony, Maintaining a Common Nuisance (two counts) - Level 6 Felony, Possession of Schedule I Drug (Heroin) - Level 6 Felony, Possession of Schedule II Drug (Oxycodone) - Level 6 Felony, and Possession of Paraphernalia - A Misdemeanor. 
 

Three-day closure of S.R. 356 scheduled next week for railroad maintenance

SCOTT COUNTY, Ind.— S.R. 356 will close for three days while the Louisville and Indiana Railroad company performs crossing maintenance between U.S. 31 and High Street near Vienna. The road will close at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, and will reopen at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, weather permitting. The official state detour for the closure is U.S. 31 NB to S.R. 56 EB to S.R. 3 SB. 





JUNE 18, 2019



TAIL WAGGIN' TUESDAY PETS OF THE WEEK



















Our Dog of the Week is Rudy.


Rudy is a chihuahua mix. Approximately 15 pounds.

Rudy is a happy boy around 4-5 years old. Rudy is good for any family.

If you would like to give Rudy his forever home,

please give them a call at 812-752-7500.

They are in need of dry and canned dog food. 



Our Cat of the Week is Sylvester.


Sylvester is absolutely adorable! He is quite entertaining alone or with a friend.

If you are interested in Sylvester please call the Humane Society of Scott County at 812-752-7500.



THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF SCOTT COUNTY OPENED SATURDAY


The Humane Society of Scott County opened its doors Saturday. Their new location is 1176 North Gardner Street in Scottsburg. Hours of operation are T-W-T-F from 4:00 to 6:00 and Saturdays from 1-3. One dog and 3 cats were adopted on opening day! Stop by and visit their new facility.

If you would like to donate, they take kitty litter, cat food, cleaning supplies and cash donations to help with cost.



Five people rescued from floodwaters in Hancock County

Indiana Conservation Officers assisted with the rescue of five people from a home surrounded by floodwaters in Hancock County last night. At approximately 11:15 p.m., Hancock County dispatch received a call regarding five people stranded in a home near the 8500 block of 300 South in Carthage.  opon arrival, responders discovered the home, which was located approximately 1/4 mile off the main roadway, was surrounded by floodwaters from nearby Six Mile Creek. The only access in or out of the home was under multiple feet of swift-moving water. Using a boat and swift-water rescue equipment, responders reached the home and rescued one adult and four juveniles, with floodwaters only feet from reaching the cabin. Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted by Hancock County Joint Technical Rescue Team. This team consists of Greenfield Fire Department and Sugar Creek Fire Department. Also assisting was Charlottesville Fire Department, Fountaintown Fire Department, Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, and Hancock County Emergency Operation Center 911 Dispatchers.

 


 JOYCE LOWRY BROADY FUND TO ASSIST BREAST CANCER PATIENTS


“We are honored that Joyce’s family chose to memorialize her by establishing this fund,” said Scott County Community Foundation Executive Director Jaime Toppe. “Scott County patients who are battling breast cancer will benefit from this giving. Oftentimes there are expenses not covered by insurance that put an additional burden on families during an already-trying time. Along with Joyce’s legacy of love and joy, there also will be a lasting impact of helping others during these struggles.”

Through a matching grant opportunity from Lilly Endowment Inc., gifts to the Joyce Lowry Broady Memorial Endowment Fund will be matched 50 cents for every dollar donated for a limited time. You may send your tax-deductible contribution to the Community Foundation at PO Box 25; Scottsburg, IN 47170 or stop in the office at 60 N. Main St., Scottsburg. For more information, please call 812-752-2057, email info@scottcountyfoundation.org or visit www.scottcountyfoundation.org.




JUNE 19, 2019



UPDATE: S.R. 250 closure delayed to July 8 in Switzerland County

SWITZERLAND COUNTY, Ind.— S.R. 250 will close in Switzerland County on or after Monday, July 8, weather permitting, for approximately three weeks for box culvert replacement. The road will be closed five miles east of S.R. 129, between Township Line Road and Scudder Road. S.R. 250 was originally scheduled to close June 17, but has been delayed due to weather. The project was awarded to Olco Inc. for $220,000 in December 2018. The official state detour for the closure is S.R. 56 and S.R. 129.



Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD) Announces: Electronic Disposal dates for Scott County Residents


JUNE 28 & 29 TV's, computer monitors or other items with a screen can be dropped off and recycled free of charge at the Scott County Recycling Center. They will accept TWO (2) items per resident, at NO COST. Drop them off during normal operational hours



S.R. 56 to close in Switzerland County for bridge replacement over Green Valley Creek

SWITZERLAND COUNTY, Ind.— S.R. 56 will close near Lamb in Switzerland County for approximately 30 days beginning on or after Monday, June 10, weather permitting. The road will be closed 6.5 miles west of S.R. 129 for a $1.4 million bridge replacement project over Green Valley Creek. Milestone Contractors was awarded the project in March 2018.  The official state detour for the closure is S.R. 129 and U.S. 421.



S.R. 56 maintenance and paving begins Thursday in Scottsburg

SCOTTSBURG, Ind.— INDOT contractor Dave O'Mara will begin an $800,000 asphalt maintenance and paving project in Scottsburg on or after Thursday, May 23, weather permitting. Work will take place from Keith Street, east of U.S. 31, to Fourth Street. Saw cutting and concrete removal will begin Thursday, followed by patching, milling and resurfacing. Motorists should expect delays in the area as lane closures will be in effect throughout the work zone. Flaggers will be present to maintain traffic. The project is expected to be complete by July 31, 2019.



CANCELLED: Three-day closure of S.R. 356 scheduled next week for railroad maintenance


SCOTT COUNTY, Ind.— The three-day closure of S.R. 356 in Scott County for railroad crossing maintenance has been cancelled due to weather. New dates will be announced once available from the Louisville and Indiana Railroad Company.
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JUNE 20, 2019



Hamburg Pike to close Monday at U.S. 31 in Clark County for asphalt replacement

CLARK COUNTY, Ind.— E&B Paving Inc. will close Hamburg Pike at U.S. 31 for approximately five days beginning Monday, June 10, weather permitting, for asphalt replacement work. Motorists should use Charlestown-New Albany Pike, Veterans Parkway or Coopers Lane as alternative routes. Message boards will be present in the area to alert motorists of the closure. Please use caution in and around the work zone. Paving work is expected to be complete on U.S. 31 from Charlestown-New Albany Pike to Foothill Road in early August.




Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council (“YGC”) recently held their annual dinner at Mid-America Science Park.


The youth were honored for their service to the community and grants were awarded for youth projects. The YGC is a program of the Scott County Community Foundation.
Voting members of the YGC include Addie Borden, Sydney Craig, Hayden Garten, Rachael Mount, Lucas Toppe and Sophie Voiles of Scottsburg Middle School; Miranda Baker, Gavin Borden, Hannah Brown, Gavin Collins, Abby Colson, Macy Colson, Hannah Dickerson, Elle Fleenor, Macy Funk, Ryan Howser, Ally Justice, Eric Marcum, Eliza Mount, Ethan Mullins, Olivia Reul, Brinley Soloe, Lyla Waskom and Logan Weilbaker of Scottsburg High School.
Officers are Eliza Mount, president; Miranda Baker, vice president; Hannah Dickerson, secretary; and Logan Weilbaker, treasurer. Committee chairpersons include Ryan Howser, asset development; Elle Fleenor and Hannah Brown, grants; Gavin Borden and Eric Marcum, governance; and Gavin Collins, community service.
All youth start their service on the Community Service Committee. This committee performs monthly service projects throughout the community, such as stocking shelves at the Clearinghouse, bringing Valentines to senior citizens, delivering appreciation bags to police officers, placing flags on veterans’ gravesites for Memorial Day and much more. Members on this committee include Sam Prather, Grayson Squires and Brooks Swank of Austin Middle School; Nick Henderson and Jillian Walker of Austin High School; Kenzie Carter of Christian Academy of Indiana; Braelyn Kleehammer and Brooklyn Moon of Scottsburg Elementary; Aubrey Asdell, Hayden Asdell, Noah Bagwell, Isabella Campbell, Kellan Carter, Mia Collins, Chace Coomer, Kati Craig, Aidan Crites, Jaylyn Cross, Mayson Cutter, Abby Doriot, Chandler Elliott, Lexi Edwards, Carter Gricius, Colby Hall, Skylar Herald, Karson Higdon, Olivia Higginbotham, Caden Howell, Brooklyn Hunley, Emily Justice, Melea Luttrell, Isabelle Marcum, Sydney Mayer, Katie Montgomery, Chloe Mullins, Caden Richardson, Ellie Richardson, Bryton Richey, Dylan Roberts, Claire Routt, Grace Routt, Ella Siekman, Jackson Taylor, Haley Thomas, Hannah Thomas, Lydia Wolf of Scottsburg Middle School; Jenna Buckner, Jackson Campbell, Kinlee Craig, Landon Gricius, Jameson Hale, Hannah Stutsman, Alex Witt and Zoe Zellers of Scottsburg High School; Sophie Gricius, Jace Luttrell, Cason Owens, Lily Siekman and Mia Voiles of Vienna-Finley Elementary School.
Graduating seniors were also honored for their service. They included Miranda Baker, Kenzie Carter, Macy Colson, Hannah Dickerson, Eliza Mount and Olivia Reul. Macy Colson was honored as the voting member who has served the most hours, and Braelyn Kleehammer was honored as the Community Service Committee member who has served the most hours.
Applications for new members on the Community Service Committee should be submitted by Aug. 1. Interviews will be conducted by the youth for anyone wishing to become a member of the Community Service Committee.
For more information on the Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council please call Jaime Toppe at 752-2057 or email info@scottcountyfoundation.org. You may also stop in the office at 60 N. Main St., Scottsburg, or visit the website at www.scottcountyfoundation.org or www.facebook.com/ScottCountyYGC.





JUNE 14, 2019



Scott County Public Library

Join us Saturday at the Scott Public Library for a movie and popcorn!



Officers investigate ORV injury accident

            On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 1:12 PM officers from the North Vernon Police Department responded to an ORV injury crash on Manor Road in North Vernon. The initial call reported that the vehicle had rolled over on top of the driver.  The vehicle had been righted and moved when officers arrived. Lieutenent Keith Messer led the crash investigation. Lt. Messer identified the driver as Shane A. Spears, 38, of North Vernon.  Mr. Spears was operating a 2015 Polaris RZR 1000 at the time of the crash. Evidence at the crash scene, damage on the vehicle and witness statements were used to determine the following conclusions. Speed was considered a contributing factor in the crash. Mr. Spears was not wearing a seatbelt.  Mr. Spears suffered multiple bleeding abrasions on his left arm and head. Mr. Spears also suffered a broken collar bone and several broken ribs.             The North Vernon Police Department urges ORV driver's to follow all state laws and operate their vehicles with caution to avoid crashes and / or injuries.




SCOTT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL BE HOSTING A BLOOD DRIVE TODAY


Scott County Health Department will be hosting a Blood Drive today, Friday, June 14th from 2pm to 7pm. The Blood Drive will be held at the Health Department located at 1296 North Gardner St. in Scottsburg.





 













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