Crothersville Fire Department to Host FireFest Sept. 3 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016 15:00



The Crothersville-Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department will host Firefest on Saturday, September 3. It will begin at 10 a.m. and go until 4 p.m. All events will be at the firehouse except the 18yrs of age and older Water Ball contest which will be in the teachers parking lot on the northeast side of the Crothersville Community Schools.

There will be such activities as:

Bouncy houses with slides.

Live music featuring Rick Wilson.

Relay races for kids and adults featuring a bucket brigade.

Fire truck rides.

Fish sandwiches and drinks.

Firehouse Ice Cream booth.

Water Ball contest for kids.

A Water Ball contest for adults at the school. Same rules apply as were used for the contest during the festival. This is open to everyone 18 years of age and up. There will be a kid version of the water ball contest set up at the Fire Station.

The CVFD would like to send out a friendly challenge to all the local fire, EMS and police brothers and sisters who think they have what it takes to beat the Crothersville team in the Water Ball Contest.

To Register a team for the Water Ball Contest call or text Jason Hillenburg at 1-812-569-7468.



Indy Air Hogs, fireworks slated at Scottsburg Airport on September 10 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016 14:54



The public is invited to meet some interesting people and enjoy a free fireworks show on Saturday, September 10, at the Scottsburg Airport.

Members of the Indy Air Hogs will be flying their single-person paragliders during the morning and evening, depending on weather conditions, advised airport owner/operator Larry Beckley. “Ideally, they get up and going early and then in the late afternoon hours after the winds die down,” Beckley said. Several Air Hogs are scheduled to travel to Scottsburg early, so keen-eyed observers will probably see these odd-looking and enthusiastic “birdmen” and “birdwomen” in the air throughout the prior week.

The Air Hogs, an international organization for enthusiasts of powered paragliding, are having their national convention at the local airport. Its friendly members will be available throughout the day to answer questions from the public, and there will be several vendors on the grounds.

Last year, Air Hogs attended from every state in the nation and from four foreign countries, Beckley said.

Admission to airport grounds and parking are free for the public. The airport is located at 2527 South Lake Road, Scottsburg, about a mile south of the Mid America Science Park.

Around 9 p.m., a free fireworks show will be offered to the public. Those planning to attend should bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the show, which is sponsored by the Scott County Visitors Commission.


Memphis Road Onramp To I-65 Closes Next Tuesday For Paving PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016 14:52

CLARK COUNTY, Ind.—The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to close the onramp at Memphis Road to southbound Interstate 65 at Exit 16 next Tuesday (SEPTEMBER 6). The entrance ramp will remain closed for approximately ten days while construction crews pave I-65 mainline lanes at that location. Meanwhile, Memphis Road remains open at the I-65 overpass.
I-65’s existing traffic pattern routes southbound motorists to the east side of interstate at a median crossover near mile marker 16.4—then back to the west side near mile marker 11.0. Voiding this 5½-mile section of I-65 allows INDOT’s contractor, E & B Paving, to remove and replace existing pavement, install drainage structures and do ditch work on the west side of the interstate.
INDOT’s $67 million Major Moves 2020 project in Clark County is reconstructing the 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 new bridge superstructures at Memphis Road, Perry Crossing, Muddy Fork and Old S.R. 311.

Hardy Lake offers Fall Activities, Including Raptor Days PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016 14:48



Fall is a great time to camp at Hardy Lake and enjoy some fun activities. Hardy Lake Raptor Days is just around the corner. This celebration of native birds of prey will take place September 23-25. This festival features live bird of prey programs throughout the weekend, boat tours, a mobile nature center, and tours of the Dwight R Chamberlain Raptor Cente ron Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Saturday kicks off from 7 to 10 a.m. with an “All You Can Eat” fundraising breakfast presented by the Friends of Hardy Lake. Most activities are free with paid gate admission and run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Boat tour is $2 per person and space is very limited.

Friday, September 23 is the “Schools Day” portion of Raptor Days from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Local schools, home schools and the public are welcome. The cost is $1 per student on board buses or $7 per carload for State Residents and $9 for out of state residents. Friday's activities will include live bird of prey and snake programs, hikes, games and crafts. Schools must pre-register by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

This year Hardy Lake will have two full weekends to celebrate the Fall. The dates for these are October 22 and 23 and October 29 and 30. Both weekends will kick off with Friends of Hardy Lake “All You Can Eat” fundraising breakfast. Activities for the weekend include pumpkin carving, wagon rides, costume fashion show, and trick or treating in the campground. Identical programming will take place on both weekends.

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Former Lexington Twp. trustee Terry Barnes dies after brief illness PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016 14:44



He knew where every blade of grass in Lexington Township was located, or so it seemed with Terry A. Barnes, a true community supporter.

His death on Saturday, August 27, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville certainly leaves that township and all of Scott County a little poorer.

Barnes wasn't a Scott County native. He was born up north in Noblesville, but his family moved to Scott County, and he graduated from Lexington High School in 1961. He began working for Cummins Engine Company in 1962, retiring from there as a foreman in 1996.

Terry and his late wife Frances always cast big shadows in Scott County. Their familiar faces were what most people associated with the American Red Cross. Terry became a Red Cross volunteer the year he retired from Cummins, and he served as the ARC's Disaster Coordinator for the past ten. That threw him into contact with 9-1-1 Director Greg Ramoni. “He was one of the best,” advised Ramoni. “Always reliable, always knowledgeable. We will very much miss Terry.”

Barnes was a part-time 9-1-1 operator for the local center.

He served as Lexington Township trustee for 16 years and as a Democrat Party precinct committeeman for 20 years. He was a member of Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church as well as the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department for which he served as a First Responder instructor. Barnes had earned his position as a certified EMT some years ago, and he'd been as cardio-pulmonary resuscitation instructor since 2009. Other memberships included the United Way of Scott County board of directors and the Silver Creek Beagle Club.

His survivors include two daughters, a sister and a sister-in-law, two grandchildren and a lot of nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Monday evening, August 29, at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. People also called at Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church on Tuesday morning, August 30, before the funeral was conducted. Pastor Tim Lucas officiated.

Burial was in nearby Kimberlin Creek Cemetery next to his beloved Frances.

Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of Collins Funeral Home to benefit the American Red Cross or Lexington Volunteer Fire Department.

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