Huge Upgrade Has Taken Place at Scott County Fairgrounds – County Makes Investment in Our Local Youth PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Thursday, 22 June 2017 14:59



WOW, has everyone heard of all the amazing opportunities that are coming our way at this year’s 2017 Fair?

Earlier in the year, the Scott County Council and the Scott County Visitors Commission gave $120,000 to the Scott County Fair Board to help refurbish the local fair grounds. Additionally, the 4-H community and local businesses donated over $20,000 to the cause. That is a huge investment by our local community toward our county fairgrounds, which in turns supports our local 4-H youth.

The following is a summary of just some of the improvements that these investments have made, along with a number of 4-H changes/responses that you’ll want to prepare for when you come to the fair:

In the Horse Arena there has been new drainage established and more sand and tile has been laid to help with better footing.

The 4-H building that displays all of our non-animal projects received $27,000 in repairs, which includes a new roof, siding and doors.

As of this year, the Extension Homemakers will now house the Open Class items in that building along with our 4-H projects. So when you come you will see 4-H projects down one side of the building and Open Class down the other side.

PLEASE NOTE: When you bring your things to check-in, the 4-H community will check-in at the front of the building the same as in years past and the Open Class will check-in at the back.

If you have not registered your fair item in Fair Entry yet, please contact the Extension Office right away.

There is a brand new $47,000 Small Animal Barn.

This year we are expecting approx. 45 youth with over 70 birds, and over 50 youth with over 70 rabbits.

We’re also expecting approx. 117 goats and 52 sheep this year, so you’ll most likely be seeing some goats in the new Small Animal Barn as well.

In the Cattle Barn we are expecting about 25 head of cattle this year. However, as a new addition to that barn you’ll also be seeing approx. 10 alpacas as well.

Unfortunately, this addition will lessen the historical space that has afforded Cattle Barn members with space for many extra items. Therefore, PLEASE NOTE that although there is still ample room for all our 4-H project members and their livestock, there will be less space afforded to cattle project member’s extra items than in years past.

DON’T FORGET: All animals must be on the fairgrounds by noon on Sunday.

And PLEASE… take time out and thank our Scott County Commissioners, Council Members and Fair Board Members. Without their help, we wouldn’t have so much great news to share!

Pair wanted on warrants for allegedly selling drug look-alike substances PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 08:10

Two local men are being sought on a Level 5 felony charge of dealing in a look-alike substance by law enforcement agencies.

Reserve officer, passenger injured in recent motorcycle crash on country road PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 08:09

An Austin reserve officer and his passenger were reported as slightly injured in a motorcycle crash on Little York Road recently.

Huge Upgrade Has Taken Place at Scott County Fairgrounds – County Makes Investment in Our Local Youth PDF Print E-mail

WOW, has everyone heard of all the amazing opportunities that are coming our way at this year’s 2017 Fair?

Governor Holcomb Announces Low-Interest Disaster Loans for Clark-Scott-Washington and Surrounding Counties PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 14:24



Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced the availability of low-interest disaster loans for Washington and the surrounding counties following spring flooding in southern Indiana.

Washington County qualified for the low-interest disaster loans and, as a result, the contiguous counties of Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Lawrence, Orange and Scott are also eligible.

“The low-interest disaster loans are a crucial step in the process of recovering from severe spring weather,” Gov. Holcomb said. “It is my hope that the citizens and businesses in these counties are able to fully recover in an efficient manner.”

The loans are available to residents, businesses and non-profit organizations through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Loan Amounts – Businesses and Organizations

Businesses and private non-profit organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets.

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. These loans are available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.

Loan Amounts – Citizens

Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed personal property.

How to Apply

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at

Applications and program information are available by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Loan applications can also be downloaded from the SBA’s website at Completed applications should be mailed to:

U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.




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