Summit View’s Memory Garden Project Completed PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:00

    It is said where a garden is planted, love grows. And even in the dead of winter, the new Memory Garden, constructed and completed by the youth at BRS’ Summit View Youth Shelter is already blooming with love. The Garden, located at the Harrison Township Fire Department on Old Hwy 135 in Corydon, is dedicated to the memory of all abused, neglected and orphaned children. The project was made possible through a grant from the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana and the Youth Philanthropy Council in 2009. The youth chose the theme in hopes the Memory Garden (pictured to the right) will continue to remind us of the need to pray for and reach out to all children who are suffering everyday through neglect and abuse.
    Along with designing, purchasing the flowers and figurines and building the garden, the youth also presented the Harrison Township Firemen with tokens of appreciation for their dedication and service to the community. Concrete figurines of a fireman saving a young child, a red fire hydrant and a Fireman’s Bench along with a wind chime featuring the Fireman’s symbol were presented to Fireman J. McKim in honor of the firemen’s service. The fireman figurine was painted by the youth as well, complete with the Harrison Township badge on the sleeve and fireman’s hat.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 14:21
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Floyd County Animal Rescue League to hold Feline Fix event PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:00
    The Floyd County Animal Rescue League will hold their next Feline Fix event on Wednesday, February 3. At this event, your cat can receive spaying/neutering, rabies and 1st infectious disease shots for the low cost of $40. If you would like to register your cat for the Feline Fix, or to find out more information, please contact the Rescue League office at 812-949-9099, or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
    Kittens can and do get pregnant at 4 months old! In 7 years, one female cat and its young can produce 420,000 kittens. Almost 8,000,000 dogs and cats are euthanized each year because there are no homes for them. Please help reduce the number of unwanted animals in Southern Indiana by having your pet spayed or neutered.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 09:18
 
Thieves are again targeting AC/heating units in county PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:00
        The trend to steal parts or whole climate control units from local businesses and county churches is again growing steadily in Scott County.
        “We are watching the more remote country churches and other buildings as best we can, but our deputies and reserves can only be in so many places. Thieves know this, so the air conditioning and heat pump units are again being 'hit' around the county,” advised Sheriff John Lizenby.
        Several homes, businesses and churches have fallen victim to unscrupulous criminals who normally tear apart the units and take the relatively small quantities of copper coil out of them. Now, the Sheriff's Department has added the old Zimmerman building at State Road 356 and U.S. Highway 31 South and Emmanuel Baptist Church to its list of latest sites of such thefts. Noted Sheriff Lizenby, “Sometimes, the amount of work that went into the theft was probably worth more than what these people can get selling the copper as salvage. It's amazing they'd invest that much effort.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 09:20
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Borden woman involved in I-65 double fatality now facing 13 criminal charges PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:00
    A Borden woman who allegedly admitted to Indiana State troopers that she was the driver who purportedly started a chain reaction accident that led to the death of two Scott County residents on December 13 now faces 13 criminal charges in the case.
    All of the charges against Jennifer P. Just, 34, were filed in Scott Superior Court. They range from Class B felonies of operation of a motor vehicle causing death with a controlled substance in blood to Class D felonies of operation of a motor vehicle with a controlled substance in blood causing serious bodily injury.
    James and Thelma Jewell of Austin died as the result of Just's alleged actions that sunny Sunday afternoon. Around 1 p.m., the Jewells were driving north on I-65 and were a few miles south of the Austin exit when their silver 2003 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was struck in the rear by a 1996 Ford Ranger pickup purportedly driven by Just.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 09:25
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Scottsburg officials consider buying old industrial building for Electric Department PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:00
    Scottsburg officials are considering making a bid on a vacant factory building on U.S. Highway 31 South.        The old Jay Packaging building has an office section connected to a large warehouse-type structure. The company for which the complex was originally built in the 1980s withdrew last year to its East Coast plant after experiencing several years of dwindling work in the thermo-form packaging industry.
    In looking at the building, Mayor Bill Graham said during the January 12 Scottsburg Board of Works and Public Safety that it might do very well for the city's electric department and its growing wireless service, Citizens Communications Corporation Broadband (c3bb.com).
    Currently, the Electric Department is housed on Bond Street in a residential area. That facility is land-locked, advised Jim Binkley, Electric Department Superintendent. “There's no place for us to go if we need more room,” he said during the meeting. Citizens Communications' vehicles and equipment are housed both at the Electric Department and the Street Department with its office at City Hall.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 09:26
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