New royalty: Queen Mallorie, Fair Princess Megan Kraft, Miss Congeniality Shyanne Turner PDF Print E-mail
Mallorie Mayer, the young lady who won the crown as the 2016 Miss Scott County Fair Queen, could not believe that she won the title Sunday evening, July 10, in McClain Hall.
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New committee will raise funds to help defray cost of Courthouse renovation PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 June 2016 07:43
Commissioner, David Brown, announced a joint effort between Washington County Government and the Washington County Historical Society to create a Friends of the Washington County Courthouse Committee to seek donations and raise funds to help defray the cost of renovation of the County Courthouse.  The Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was recently declared one of the ten most endangered historic places in Indiana by Indiana Landmarks. 
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JayC Food Stores Midwest 150 at Salem PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 June 2016 07:42

Four divisions are set to share the Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery tracks on Saturday night, June 18th for the JayC Food Stores Midwest 150.  The full night of racing action will feature the super-fast JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour late models and the always exciting Lucas Oil Great American Stocks on the .555-mile high banks.  The O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks and the Salem Front Wheel Drive Stocks will provide the racing action on the quarter-mile infield oval.

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Floyd County Founders honored PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 June 2016 07:42

The State of Indiana is commemorating two of its founders, Patrick Shields and John K. Graham, both of whom are buried in Floyd County. On Wednesday, June 22 a ceremony for Patrick Shields will be held at the Fairview Cemetery (East 6th Street) in New Albany at 10:30AM. 

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Medal of Honor winner Sammy Davis to speak at Safe Harbor Church PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 June 2016 07:41

On November 18, 1967, Sergeant Sammy Davis was in Vietnam when his unit at “Fire Support Base Cudgel”[7] west of Cai Lay, fell under machine gun fire and heavy mortar attack by an estimated three companies of Vietcong from the 261st Viet Cong Main Force Battalion. Upon detecting an enemy position, Davis manned a machine gun to give his comrades covering fire so they could fire artillery in response. Davis was seriously wounded, but ignored warnings to take cover and accept medical attention, taking over the unit’s burning howitzer and firing several shells himself. He also disregarded his inability to swim due to a broken back, and crossed a river on an air mattress to help rescue three wounded American soldiers. He ultimately found his way to another howitzer site to continue fighting the NVA attack until they fled. The battle lasted two hours.

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