Floyd County ranked 8th in state for rates of underage and binge drinking, parental survey now being conducted PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    Based on the rankings of six community indicators from the 2004 Uniform Crime Reports, the State of Indiana Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup identified Floyd County as ranking in the top ten of the communities identified as “high need” for alcohol-related prevention funding.  
    The indicators included: 1) number of alcohol-related fatal auto accidents; 2) the rate of alcohol-related fatal auto accidents; 3) number of alcohol-related crashes; 4) rate of alcohol-related crashes; 5) number of arrests for public intoxication; and 6) rate of public intoxication arrests.     
    For each of the six indicators, counties were given four points if they were in the top 10th percentile, three points if they were in the top 15th percentile, two points if they were in the top 25th percentile and one point if they were in the top 50th  percentile. The total points were then summed to total an overall alcohol priority score.
    Floyd County received a score of 16, which placed it eighth overall in level of need.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:11
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Local Students served as Pages for Senator Connie Sipes PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    Three local area students, Anne Liddick of Greenville, Hanna Aven of Georgetown, and Jeffrey D. Collins of Floyds Knobs, recently served as Senate Pages for Senator Connie Sipes of New Albany on March 19.
    Pages spend one day at the State House assisting senators and Senate staff members with a variety of legislative duties and learning about the structure of Indiana's government.
    According to the Senator, visiting the State Capitol and serving as a page for the General Assembly provides young people, who are in sixth grade or above, the opportunity to observe and participate in the legislative process.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:12
 
Borden Lions Easter Egg Hunt PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    The Borden Lions club will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 11 at the Borden Community Park located on the east side of Borden. The hunt will take place a 1 p.m. Everyone is asked to gather at the Shelter House near the ball parks.
    The hunting ages will be broken into three groups, Pre-school, Kindergarten and 1st grade, then 2nd and 3rd grade. All three groups will start at the same time and parents are welcome to assist the Pre-school group.
    There will be prizes for each group’s prize eggs. All will receive a treat bag and a drink.
    The hunt is free and all are welcome to attend the festivities.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:13
 
Bank on Good Health scheduled for April 28 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    The popular low-cost health-screening program offered each year by the Scott County State Bank in cooperation with Scott Memorial Hospital is being held later than usual this year. The event is usually held in March, but weather concerns prompted moving the event to Tuesday, April 28. Organizers feel this is a better time for the screening program.
    “We always worry about the weather in early March,” said Scott Memorial Hospital Public Relations Director John Sheckler. “It is understandable that people would miss their appointments if the roads are covered with ice. ”
The free and low cost screenings at the 14th Annual Bank on Good Health screenings include blood pressure, blood sugar, body fat, cholesterol, metabolic profile, Hemoglobin A1c and men’s PSA cancer screenings. Some of the tests require pre-registration. The registration phone line will not open until Monday, April 6.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:15
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Speeding motorcyclist caught, charged with meth possession PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
     A high speed chase on Wednesday, March 18, in Scottsburg and Scott County ended with the arrest of a motorcyclist in eastern Washington County on drug and other charges.
    Scottsburg Police Department Patrolman Steven Herald was contacted by dispatchers who had received a report from a motorist on Interstate 65 that a motorcyclist had wrecked on the highway. The motorist said the cyclist got back on his bike and headed south toward the Scottsburg exit.
    Ptl. Herald went to the Scottsburg interchange and said he saw a motorcycle matching the description he had received. He said the cycle crossed the center line twice and then took the westbound Scottsburg exit sharply.
He stopped the motorcycle, but as soon as he had gotten out of his patrol car, the cyclist took off west on State Road 56. The vehicle did not stop for the traffic light at S.R. 56 and Lake Road but rather continued on at a high rate of speed, estimated in excess of 90 miles per hour. The motorcycle also passed a truck in a no passing zone, the officer stated.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:16
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