Entries encouraged to register for July 10 “Come to the Fair” Parade in Scott County PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 June 2016 07:39

The popular “Come to the Fair” parade is set for Sunday, July 10, and the entire community is invited to attend and/or participate starting at 3 p.m.

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Scottsburg couple’s indoor marijuana operation broken up by State Police PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:00

A Scottsburg couple has been charged with dealing in marijuana and growing the illegal plant in their home at 1348 Kristina Court in Scottsburg.

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I-65 Restrictions Start Next Week For Repairs at Biggs Road Bridge PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 03 June 2016 14:59

CLARK COUNTY, Ind.—The Indiana Department of Transportation will restrict southbound Interstate 65 lanes for bridge repairs at the Biggs Road overpass north of Memphis during overnight hours—weather permitting—beginning next Wednesday (JUNE 8).
Southbound I-65’s right lane will be closed at 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday while a specialty subcontractor straightens a damaged steel beam over the west side of the north-south interstate. Right or left southbound lanes will then be closed nightly at 10 p.m. while a splicing plate is installed and other work continues at the bridge site. INDOT officials say operations may continue until the end of the month.
Restrictions will be lifted on I-65 lanes every morning by 6 a.m.
No closures are planned atop the Biggs Road bridge. The 4-span structure overpasses I-65 one mile south of State Road 160 in Clark County. It measures 223½ feet in length with clear roadway side-to-side of 24 feet.
E & B Paving is the state’s prime contractor for this $127,940 repair project.

 
I-65 Paving Operations Require Lane Closures PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 03 June 2016 14:58

CLARK COUNTY, Ind.—The Indiana Department of Transportation will begin restricting northbound Interstate 65’s left lane between mile markers 11.7 and 16.4 in Clark County—starting at 9 p.m. tonight (JUNE 3) to clear the way for paving operations. Construction trucks and a supply vehicle will occupy the left lane while a motorpaver lays an initial course of asphalt opposite the barrier wall.
This closure will continue to be in effect until 3 p.m. tomorrow. It will resume again next week between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Meanwhile, the northbound I-65 right lane will remain open to traffic.
While the left lane is closed next week, bridge beams will be delivered and set at the Perry Crossing structure.
E & B Paving of Clarksville is the prime contractor for INDOT’s $67 million Major Moves 2020 project that is rebuilding the existing roadway and adding travel lanes on I-65 from 2.8 miles south of S.R. 160 near Memphis Road to 1.02 miles north of S.R. 60 just past Old State Road 311. This work includes bridge widening with new superstructures at Memphis Road, Perry Crossing, Muddy Fork and Old S.R. 311.

 
Removing Your Vehicle from the Roadway after Property Damage Crash Will be Law Once Again PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 03 June 2016 14:57

A law that had been on the Indiana books as a misdemeanor, and was inadvertently removed, has been reinstated as a class “C” infraction.
Beginning July 1st, 2016, IC 9-26-1-1.2 is added to the Indiana Code as a new section and states, “If, after an operator of a motor vehicle is involved in an accident, the operator’s motor vehicle comes to a stop in the traveled portion of the highway, the operator shall, as soon as safely possible, move the motor vehicle off the traveled portion of the highway and to a location as close to the accident as possible. However, the operator of the motor vehicle shall not move the motor vehicle if the accident involves the transportation of hazardous materials or results in the injury or death of a person or the entrapment of a person in a vehicle.” The previous law only applied to interstate highways. The reinstated law applies to all government maintained roadways.
The intent of the law is to safely remove traffic hazards from the roadway so as to reduce secondary crashes, especially on multi lane highways, that are often more severe and result in more injuries than the original crash. Also, this law ensures that motorists have statutory backing when they move their vehicles. Many times insurance companies tell their clients not to move their vehicle after it has been involved in a crash, even if it’s only a property damage crash, until law enforcement arrives.
Information from IN-Time, Indiana’s Traffic Incident Management Effort, states that for every minute that a freeway travel is blocked during a peak travel period, four minutes of travel delay results after the incident is cleared. Their statistics reveal the following:
Crashes that result from other incidents (secondary) are estimated to be 22% of all crashes.
Chances of a secondary crash increase by 2.8% for each minute the primary incident is not cleared.
These secondary crashes are estimated to cause 18% of deaths on freeways.
In 2008, 21% on Indiana’s crashes showed vehicles “slowed or stopped” in traffic, secondary crash.
Past records indicate neither a ticket nor arrest was issued while the law was a misdemeanor and authorities do not anticipate tickets being issued under the reinstated law, except in rare circumstances.
“Our intent is to educate the public that if they are involved in a property damage crash, they have a statutory requirement to remove their vehicles from the roadway,” stated Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter. “The Indiana State Police will utilize traditional media and social media to inform the public of this reinstated law which is designed to remove hazards and keep traffic moving safely on Indiana highways.”
Included below is the reinstated statue IC- 9-26-1-1.2.

SECTION 2. IC 9-26-1-1.2 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE

AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY

1, 2016]: Sec. 1.2. (a) If, after an operator of a motor vehicle is

involved in an accident, the operator’s motor vehicle comes to a

stop in the traveled portion of a highway, the operator shall, as

soon as safely possible, move the motor vehicle off the traveled

portion of the highway and to a location as close to the accident as

possible. However, the operator shall not move the motor vehicle

if the accident:

(1) involves the transportation of hazardous materials; or

(2) results in injury or death of a person or the entrapment of

a person in a vehicle.

A person who violates this subsection commits a Class C infraction.

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