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Wednesday, 06 April 2016 10:20

Scottsburg, Indiana – On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Scott County Partnership in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be holding its next drive-thru Drug Take Back Day in the Wal-Mart parking lot, on the backside of the garden fence. The National Prescription Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked!

Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high; almost twice as many Americans (6.8 million) currently abuse prescription drugs than the number of those abusing cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens and inhalants combined, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Previous Take Back Days over the past few years have brought in nearly 400 tons of pills at over 6000 collection sites across the states. “The DEA Prescription Drug Take Back events provide a much needed and valued service to Scott County residents, while also reducing prescription drug abuse and trafficking,” said CEASe Coordinator Lori Croasdell and Prevention Coordinator LeAnn Osterhoudt.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 30 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Help Needed in Identifying Scam Artist PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 April 2016 12:35


Washington County- On 03-12-2016 at approximately 11:30 am, an unknown white male went into LaJene's Jewelers in Salem, IN, pretending to be looking for a ring.

After looking over the inventory of the store he decided to buy a "White Gold Engagement Ring". He bought the ring by using a fake Kentucky Driver’s License and a fraudulent bank check.

The white male deceivingly identified himself with the fake Kentucky Driver’s License as Dylan Craig. He also gave a false phone number and stated that he just recently purchased land in Washington County.

Anyone knowing the identity of the man pictured with this release is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg at 1-812-246-5424 or inside Indiana at 1-800-872-6743.

Callers can remain anonymous.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 April 2016 12:36
Former Scott County Sheriff Marietta Hardy passes away. PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 April 2016 12:30
Scott County Sheriff Dan McClain announces the passing of former Scott County Sheriff Marietta Hardy.
She passed away at Hampton Oaks Nursing home in the morning hours of April 4th, 2016. She was 89.
Marietta was elected Sheriff and held the office from 1979-1982. Prior to being elected sheriff, Marietta had served as Matron under her husband, Former Sheriff Raymond Hardy. To date, Marietta is the only female to hold the office of Scott County Sheriff.
Sheriff McClain has lowered the flag to half-staff in honor of Marietta.
Sheriff McClain says that he speaks for the law enforcement community when he states “Today, the community mourns the loss of former Sheriff Marietta Hardy. Marietta served the citizens of Scott County honorably. Being a former Sheriff makes you a forever member of the Sheriff’s Office. So today, with heavy hearts, we mourn the loss of one of our own.”
CHS Theater presents Back to the 80s PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 April 2016 09:47

Charlestown High School Theater is proud to bring the 80s back to 2016.  Back to the 80s will be performed on Thursday, April 14, Friday, April 15, and Sunday, April 17. The audience is in for a rad and totally awesome good time.

Clark County arrest list through March 30 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 April 2016 09:46

The following arrests were made last week in Clark County.
The list was submitted by the Clark County Sheriff’s Department.
The list includes charges. All people on the list are innocent until proven guilty in a court. Charges are often time changed or dropped.

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