Archery tournament added…. Booth spaces open June 16-17 at 139th Lexington Old Settlers festival PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 14:44



Plenty of booth spaces are available for the 139th annual Lexington Old Settlers’ festival planned Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17.

Organized by the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department, Old Settlers is one of the oldest continually operated festivals in the nation. It also kicks off Scott County’s yearly outdoor festival season.

Individuals, businesses and organizations who register for booths by Thursday, June 1, will be charged $15; after that date, the cost is $20. Booth holders will also be charged for the width of their booths. That money will be collected by firemen on Saturday.

To reserve space, send checks or money orders made out to the fire department for the number of booths needed to the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 226, Lexington, IN 47138. For more information, call Matt Oberlies at 812-595-0159.

Activities and attractions this year at Old Settlers is a combination of traditional and new events.

The festival begins that Friday in English Park at 10:30 a.m. Firemen will offer their famous fish sandwiches and dinners starting then under the big tent. Free children’s activities begin at 5:30 p.m., and youngsters can also enjoy free admission to bounce houses.

A new event, an archery tournament, will start at 4:30 p.m. and continue through 8:30 p.m. Cost to enter is $5 per archer, and anyone ages nine and older can compete in one of four age divisions. Persons who are 18 will compete as adults.

All equipment will be provided to competitors. If equipment is brought, it must be NASP approved. Competition will continue Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Average scores from the two days will be used to determine winners.

Trophies will be provided for winners, with medals presented to competitors finishing second and third. Trophies will also be presented to overall male and female archers. Awards presentations will take place at 6:30 p.m. on the Saturday of Old Settlers.

Call tournament organizer Jason Tillison at 765-561-5391 to learn more and pre-register for the shoot.

On that Friday, booths will open that afternoon, and at 6 p.m., musician Lanny McIntosh and the King of Wing Band will perform until the festival grounds close for the night.

A special ceremony dedicating a memorial to the late Frances and Terry Barnes will take place at 8 p.m. The couple donated many hours to the Lexington and Scott County communities during their lives.

Saturday, June 17, has a full schedule of attractions.

At 8:15 a.m., the Captain’s Romp, a 5k run/walk event, will be held.

The fish fry under the big tent will start at 10:30 a.m. More free children’s games will be offered, and bounce houses will open.

The archery competition will start at 10 a.m.

At 11 a.m., entries in the annual Lexington parade will start lining up around the downtown square. It will step off at 11:30 a.m., ending at the park.

Cannon demonstrations and shoots are scheduled throughout the day, and Cowboy Posse shows begin at 12 noon and at 3 p.m.

At 1 p.m., members of Fur Takers of America will provide a demonstration of their skills. The organization promotes and protects America’s trapping heritage.

Starting at 2 p.m., children will be invited to compete in a kiddy tractor pull.

Re-enactors from Salem will present a Civil War themed re-enactment at 2:30 p.m.

An old-time fashion show is scheduled to follow the 3 p.m. Cowboy Posse show at 4 p.m.

On stage, the Midnight Special band will perform from 6 to 8 p.m.

Winners in the archery tournament will be presented their trophies and medals at 6:30 p.m.

Old Settlers will conclude its free entertainment with the Paul Boggs Band from 8 to 10 p.m.

More information about activities and entertainment can be obtained by calling Mike Higgins at 812-595-0159.



2017 Crusade for Children set this weekend in Kentuckiana PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 14:37



Get out your wallets as you approach intersections in Scott County and surrounding communities this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 1 to 3.

It’s Crusade for Children time in Kentuckiana.

Organized by a non-profit board, the WHAS Crusade for Children is a time-honored tradition of raising dollars to help newborns and developmentally-handicapped children. All money raised in Scott County will come back to Scott County in the form of grants.

Crusade collections are planned at the intersections of U.S. Highway 31 and State Road 256 in Austin and State Road 56 in Scottsburg. Motorists will undoubtedly run into more firemen and their helpers when traveling around Southern Indiana and Louisville, Ky.

Scott County firemen will be taking their trucks and money to Salem to have their total donations announced on WHAS 840 AM and on WHAS TV Channel 11.

Scott County 4-H Shows and Other Programs Beginning in June PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 14:36



The Scott County Fair may be July 9-15, but a lot of pre-fair activities will be taking place during the month of June.

On Thursday, June 15, there will be Junior Leader Building Clean-Up from 1 to 5 p.m., followed by a cookout-trash can painting at 5 p.m. The 4-H Council Meeting will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the Extension Board Meeting at 7 p.m.

The 4-H Dog Show will take place at Beechwood Park on Saturday, June 17, at 6 p.m.

The 4-H Cat Show will be held Tuesday, June 20, at 6 p.m. in the Saddle Club at the Fairgrounds.

Verbal Communication Projects are due on Tuesday, June 20 at 10 a.m. at the Extension Office.

The 4-H Fashion Revue will be held on Thursday, June 22, at the Saddle Club, starting at 6 p.m.

Creative Writing and History is due at the Scott County Extension Office on Tuesday, June 23.

The Junior Leaders will be participating in a community service with a Nursing Home Fair at Lake Pointe in Scottsburg from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 23.

The 4-H Bicycle Rodeo will be in front of the 4-H Building at the Scott County Fairgrounds on Sunday, June 25, starting at 1:30 p.m.

All kids in grades kindergarten through the second grade are invited to to attend a Mini 4-H Workshop where they will complete a mini-4-H project or moreon Sunday, June 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Saddle Club building at the Scott County Fairgrounds. Everyone is asked to wear old clothes. You may also sign your kids up for Mini 4-H at the vent.

Going into July, the Scott County Junior Leaders will be serving breakfast on Tuesday, July 11, during the Scott County Fair from 7 to 10 a.m. in the Saddle Club Building. Donations and all proceeds go to Scott County 4-H Jr. Leaders Club.




Hearings June 7, 8 planned by INDOT about proposed I-65 project PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 14:34




Engineers and other staff members of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will offer information to the public about the proposed widening of Interstate 65 through Jackson and Bartholomew counties at two hearings in June.

The hearing on Wednesday, June 7, is set at 6 p.m. at Columbus City Hall, 123 Washington Street. On Thursday, June 8, a 6 p.m. hearing will be held at Brownstown Town Hall, 200 West Walnut Street. Both hearings are designed to collect public comments on the proposed project which will stretch from the State Road 50 interchange in Seymour to State Road 58. Rehabilitation of seven overhead bridges will be included in the $143 million project.

Members of the public are encouraged to arrive early for the hearings and ask questions of INDOT personnel before the formal presentation. Staff members will also be available after the presentation.

Under the proposal submitted by E&B Paving Inc. and United Consulting Engineers Inc., 14 miles of interstate will be widened to include more north and south travel lanes. Project documents are available for review at the project website,

The public may also submit written comments about the proposal by 5 p.m. June 8. Comments can be e-mailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or mailed to project manager Silvia Perez, One North Capitol Avenue, Suite 900, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Persons can subscribe to receive texts and email alerts about INDOT projects at Find links to INDOT’s Facebook and Twitter pages at



90 seniors in Austin High School Class of 2017 scheduled to graduate Friday PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Thursday, 25 May 2017 13:02




A total of 90 seniors in the Austin High School (AHS) Class of 2017 will don robes and mortar board hats this Friday night, May 26, and become alumni of their hometown high school.

The graduation program will be conducted at 8 p.m. in the Lady Eagles Gym. Family members and friends are advised to come early to obtain adequate seating in the gym. Parking will be offered to the east and west of the high school/middle school facility as well as at nearby Austin Elementary School and around Rigel Gym.

Live television coverage of the event will be offered on Warner Cable/Spectrum Community Channel 25 starting at that time. Student members and staff of will be providing that coverage.

The Class of 2017 selected the motto “Our lives are before us. Our past is behind us. But our memories are forever with us.” Class colors are black, silver and red, and singer Luke Bryan’s song “Fast” is the class song. The class flower is the white rose.

Class officers are President Donnie Charles Goodin; Vice President Jakeb Nathaniel Watts; secretary Leah Grace White; and treasurer Kami Rhae Owens. Class sponsors are Joyce Bush and Keith Henderson.

As the seniors walk into the gym, the AHS band will play the processional. Opening remarks will be provided by Shelby Elizabeth Cole. The AHS choir will sing “Time of My Life” featuring soloist Jacob Shadburn, a senior.

Student addresses will be presented by seniors Jakeb Watts, Kami Owens and Skyler Dawn Coomer.

AHS Principal Ryan Herald will introduce the Class of 2017 with Superintendent Robert D. Anderson presenting high school diplomas. Dr. Joseph E. Wayne of Ivy Tech Community College awarding associate degree certificates to the 34 students who graduated from the two-year Ivy Tech High School Academy while attending AHS.

Class President Donnie Goodin will then address his classmates and lead them in the traditional ring and tassel ceremonies. Shelby Cole will offer closing remarks. The new graduates can be offered congratulations by audience members following the recessional.

Graduates arranged alphabetically include:

Parker Townsend Wilson Adams, Brooklynne Nicole Akers, Keeton Steven Ashby, Meagan Marie Ashley, Brodi Joe Allen Baker, Kody Batman, Gabriel Anthony Lee Beck, Leanna Nicole Berlin, Jessica Raye Bowling, Jacob Scott Bowman.

Evan Brindley, Shelby M. Brooks, Isaiah Allen Burnett, Michayla Marie Campbell, Treasure Michelle Campbell Cole, Kaylin Leigh Carter, Logan J. Caudill, Michael Dalton Cissell, Shelby Elizabeth Cole, Skyler Dawn Coomer.

Jarrod Couch, Kirk Alexander Jasper Couch, Tanner Jordan Craig, Gerald A. Dickson, Avery L. Dunn, Taylor Alexandria Elliott, Sarah Elizabeth Farr, Darel Wayne Fox, Kailey Elizabeth Fugate, Donnie Charles Goodin.

Jacqueline Jo Goodman, Taylor Renee Guill, Allena Elizabeth Hall, Braedy Alexis Hall, Koby A. Hawkins, Carl Hollon, Cassidy Nora Hunt, Rachelle Lynn Jones, Micky Christopher Kearns, Ethan William Love.

Allison Blaker Marshall, Samantha Paige Marshall, Briana N. May, Kendra Cheyanne Renee May, Cory Nicholas Wade McIntosh, Trevor Ron McIntosh, Jordan Allen Meadows, Alexander Chase Miner, Codie Ann Mosley, Gavin Reece Napier.

Courtney Dawn Ilene Neace, Raleigh I. Neace, Lindsey Ann Neace, Mackenzie Nicole Norton, Kami Rhae Owens, Adam Wayne Parker, Alexa Dawn Parker, Joshua D. Pelston, Jessica L. Riley, Natasha Nicole Riley.

Troy Y. Riley, Sean A. Robbins, Jaclyn Nichole Royalty, Benjamin Alexander Rusch, Trenton James Dale Salyers, Haleigh Michelle Satterwhite, Jacob Ray Shadburn, Brooklyn Sierra Simms, Abby Lynn Smith, Connor Reece Smith.

Shelby Lynn Spencer, Alyssa AM Stevens, Nathan Robert Stewart, Mariah Mae Surber, Brison Drake Turner, Shanda Joy Renee Turner, Brittany Nickole Vires, Akaya Lynn Walker, Devin J. Ward, Brittany Necole Watts.

Jakeb Nathaniel Watts, Alicia Mae White, Cody T. White, Jacob Noah White, Jason G.A.K. White, Kristopher Jerome Scott White, Leah Grace White, Madyson Mckinley White, Landon Shane Wooten and Zachary Connor Wooten.




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