Sex offender arrested for having a facebook PDF Print E-mail

Local law enforcement officers are doing more than keeping our streets safe, they are also making sure, to the best of their ability that sexual predators obey the law and stay away from social networking sites on the Internet.

Tenth annual We Care Car Show slated on Sunday, October 2 PDF Print E-mail

Staff of I105.3 FM and David and Diana Kilburn are once again planning one of the nicest family events in Scott County, the tenth annual We Care Car Show, for Sunday, October 2.

FC continues hot start, wins 52-42 over Jeff PDF Print E-mail

Kyle Bramble had another one of those nights for the Floyd Central Highlanders Friday night at Blair Field in Jeffersonville, as the Highlander senior amassed 380 yards himself, en route to scoring six touchdowns. Floyd Central ended up outscoring the Red Devils, and defeated Jeff 52-42 in a Hoosier Hills Conference game.
“Thank goodness he’s on our team, or we wouldn’t have won this game,” said a relieved Floyd Central coach Brian Glesing of Bramble, after the game.
It didn’t necessarily start out that way for the Highlanders, as the Red Devils drew first blood, when in the 1st quarter Austin Hines scrambled in for the first touchdown of the night, putting Jeff up 7-0 at the 10:26 mark.
The Highlanders then scored three times the remainder of the opening quarter, with a pair of touchdowns and a safety.
The safety got Floyd on board at the 7:25 mark, and Bramble added both TDs. First, he ran in from 48 yards out (7:09), but the 2 point conversion run failed. Then, he scored off of an 80 yard pass from team mate Bryce Smith (2:29) to finish out the period.
Bramble scored once again in the early going of the 2nd quarter (11:03), but the Red Devils answered with a TD of their own again, pulling to within 22-15 with 7:31 left.
In a game where a total of 94 points are scored between both teams, that would not be expected to be the last score of the first half, and it wasn’t.
Floyd Central scored at the 7:14 and the 3:40 marks with touchdowns, the first one being a touchdown off of a 73 yard run by Bramble, and the latter being off of a 46 yard pass from Bryce Smith to Gus Schoenbaechler.
Jeff scored again right before the half (:45), when the Red Devils’ quarterback Dalton Conway threw a 9 yard pass to Marcus Gray.
Floyd had one more scoring opportunity left in the first half, and they managed a 43 yard field goal from Jason Van Buren with no time left.
After each team intercepted at least one pass from the other team in the early stages of the second half, Jeff finally scored with 3:28 left in the 3rd to climb to within 12, at 39-27.
Bramble answered with another touchdown just before the end of the period (:11), and the Highlanders led 46-27.
Jeff managed to score once more with 4:08 left in the game, putting more pressure on the Highlanders, and getting to within 46-35. Floyd Central then scored their final touchdown with 59 seconds left in the contest, when Bramble ran one in from short yardage. The PAT failed, but floyd led 52-35 with less than a minute left.
Jeff answered one final time, when 11 seconds later they punched one into the end zone, along with the PAT.
“Neither team could stop the other,” said a relieved Glesing after the game. “Luckily, we were able to run the ball, and get a lead on them. They’ve (Jeff) got a lot of weapons. We might meet again in the playoffs.”
Glesing cited the problems his team had in covering the passing zones, not lining up properly on some defensive line ups, and trying to contain Jeff’s speed on the outside.
The Highlanders will have all week to prepare for their trip to play the Columbus East Olympians in a crucial Hoosier Hills Conference battle. The Olympians are seven time defending champions of the league. Floyd Central now stands at 5-0 overall, is ranked No 5 in the latest Class 5A poll, and are of course undefeated in the conference.
The Highlanders amassed a total of 566 yards in the game, to 500 for Jeff. Jeff out passed Floyd 389-160, while the Highlanders had the ground attack in hand 406-111.

2nd Annual Pal Wow draws large crowds PDF Print E-mail

The 2nd Annual Pal Wow Family Fun Festival was held Saturday at Buffalo Trace Park in Palmyra, and it was plain to see that it will be a continuing event for years to come, at least if the people working together to put it on have their say in the matter.
“My hope is it will sustain itself, and we’ll keep it going,” said Amy Birkla of Palmyra, one of the people who helped to put it on. She was busy driving a utility vehicle taking passengers to different parts of the festival, which was spread out over the park.
The booths were stretched out along the drive way from near the front gate to the bath house near the lake and swimming area. This was a change from last year, and Birkla said the idea was to make the various vendors and organizations and their tents more visible. They also were closer to the car show and the bands set up on a stage, near the park’s entrance, near the lake.
Birkla said she hopes that the festival will become a permanent fixture in Palmyra, and remain there for the residents of Palmyra and the surrounding area. “I think we’ve accomplished that,” she said hopefully. “We try to make it a pleasant day for everybody.”
Mike Lowhorn, a Palmyra resident who has been organizing the car show, said that the car show Saturday had one big difference between it and other car shows held in the area. That was that there was no limit to how old or new the car could be. Trophies lined a table set up near the organizer’s tent, and were sponsored by local businesses. A goody bag was given to every entrant in the show.
“The turnout’s real good,” said Lowhorn during a brief break. “We have 100 entries registered, and 25 in the show not registered to be judged. It is up from last year.”
With several other car shows in the area Saturday, Lowhorn knew they wouldn’t break any records, wither.
“I didn’t expect a record-setting day. To me, this is plenty. (And), this is two years in a row we’ve had decent weather (for it).”
New Albany resident Tony Jacobi said he has been going to various shows with his 1988 Pontiac Fiero for some time. He relaxed in a lawn chair while people looked around his car and all of the others.
The car show drew a large variety of onlookers, too, from older people to youngsters just old enough to have toy cars.
One onlooker was Palmyra resident Nancy Hefley, of Palmyra, who had her mixed breed dog “Bonnie” with her.
Hefley said she was impressed with the Pal Wow this year, in general.
“It’s a lot bigger this year, than last year,” she said. “They keep adding to it; it’s great. You see people you haven’t seen in a while. And, you can’t beat our (Buffalo Trace) Park.
Several bands played throughout the day from Christian rock band Defining Ezra to a local community choir made up of local church members, to the Marlins, who played on the main stage near the lake and car show in the afternoon, after 6 pm.”

Pirates gather over 600 yards to take first win in newest rivalry with Dragons PDF Print E-mail

Staff Writer
Green Banner Publications
Last Friday night as many high school football fans filled stadiums across the area, fans of the Dragons of Silver Creek and the Pirates of Charlestown piled into Dutch Reis Field for something never witnessed before. In the history of athletics at the two schools there had never been a recorded varsity game on the grid iron. The history making game, a designated home game for the Dragons due to issues with their football field, proved lots of offense for the Pirates and lots of heart shown from both teams. Charlestown collected over 600 yards offensively on their rival Dragons to cruise to the 67-18 Mid Southern Conference victory. The win pushed the Pirates to 3-2 overall and 3-1 in the Mid Southern Conference. The Dragons fell to 0-5 on their first varsity football season since 1942.
The first stanza seen the Pirates reach the endzone four times including two rushing touchdowns and one passing touchdown  to junior Wesley Sexton from junior quarterback Aaron Daniel. Pirate junior runningback Seth McCutchen also found the endzone in the opening 12 minutes of play. Charlestown held the 26-0 lead after the first quarter of the ballgame.
It only took the Pirates 81 seconds to find the endzone in the second quarter as McCutchen found the goal line from two yards out. Daniel tacked on the extra point for the 33-0 lead. The Pirates defense then closed out the scoring in the first half. Silver Creek sophomore quarterback Brooks Howell was picked off by Charlestown junior Justin Conrad. Conrad returned the interception 61 yards to pay dirt. Daniel split the uprights for the 40-0 Pirate advantage.
The third quarter opened with Charlestown’s Daniel hooking up with classmate Tyler Odle for a 60 yard catch and run to the endzone. Daniel’s extra point attempt was good for the 47-0 Pirate lead at the 11:46 mark of the third period.
Charlestown would find the endzone one more time before the Dragons as Daniel hit junior wide receiver Cody Donahue for the 56 yard touchdown strike. Daniel’s extra point attempt failed for the 53-0 Charlestown advantage at the 8:23 mark of the third quarter.
The Dragons needed less than a minute and just two plays to find the endzone for the first time in the ballgame.
Silver Creek’s Howell found classmate Shawn Pezzullo for a 33 yard catch and run. The two point conversion fell short of the goal line for the 53-6 Charlestown advantage.
Charlestown needed three plays of their own to find the endzone. Daniel added six for the Pirates with a 74 yard touchdown run. His extra point attempt was good for the 60-6 Charlestown lead at the 5:50 mark of the third stanza.
The Dragons came storming back as Howell hit senior wide receiver Grant Meyer for an 86 yard touchdown strike. The two point conversion attempt failed for the 60-12 Charlestown lead.
The Pirates then needed just 24 seconds to find the endzone for what proved to be their final time of the night. McCutchen barreled his way six yards to the endzone. Daniel nailed the extra point attempt for the 67-12 Pirate lead.
Silver Creek recorded the last touchdown of the evening at the 9:38 mark of the final 12 minutes of play. Dragon junior Lane Taylor sprinted 38 yards to pay dirt. The two point conversion attempt failed for the 67-18 Pirate win.
Charlestown was led by McCutchen with 181 yards on 16 carries. Daniel collected 161 yards on nine carries. He went 10-for-13 for 246 yards and three touchdowns. Odle recorded five catches for 126 yards and one touchdown. Donahue had two catches for 80 yards and a touchdown. Sexton recorded one catch for 30 yards and a touchdown.
Silver Creek was led by Taylor with 132 yards on 28 carries and one touchdown. Taylor also recorded one pass for 30 yards. Howell recorded 191 yards in the air on 14-of-24 passing for two touchdowns. Meyer recorded two receptions for 116 yards and one touchdown. Pezzullo recorded three receptions for 44 yards and one touchdown.
Charlestown ended the ballgame with 621 total yards as Silver Creek recorded 303 total yards.
“I was waiting for a game like this. It was one of those games that nothing was clicking,” stated Silver Creek head coach Mike Donahue after the game Friday night.
Charlestown head coach Jason Hawkins stated, “We played really well tonight. Our defensive line played good. We  had a lot of kids on defense step up and play really well and our offensive line played really well tonight too.”
Silver Creek will travel to Clarksville this Friday night for another Mid Southern Conference contest. Kick off is set for 7 p.m.
Charlestown will host their Homecoming festivities this Friday night at Dutch Reis Field. The Lions of Salem will invade the Bone Yard for a 7 p.m. kick off.

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