May 20, 2013
Fuel Theft Leads to
SCOTTSBURG- A fuel theft led to a multi-county police chase.
Thursday, police received a call from the Marathon Station at
the intersection of US 31 and Owen Street in Scottsburg, saying
a black GMC pickup truck pumped $75 of fuel and then left.
Sheriff deputies found the truck heading toward Austin. The
truck took off through Jackson County with multiple police
agencies following. He finally surrendered in a corn field in
driver was Christopher Couch and the passenger was Korrie
Shockey, both of Perry County, Kentucky.
Henryville playground was dedicated Saturday.
raised money for the structure after a tornado devastated the
area on March 2nd, 2012. The playground is on the
grounds of the Henryville Youth Sports Complex.
County Receives $1 Million Substance Abuse Program Grant
Jefferson County was granted a million dollar substance abuse
will received $500,000 a year over two years to fund the
Treatment Train. It’s a project from Continuity of Care of
Adults to lower substance abuse-related arrests. The grant is
from the Indiana Department of Mental Health.
will provide substance abuse counselors at schools, substance
abuse therapy programs for high schools, jails and treatment
facilities and a skills development and employment program.
Information from: Madison Courier
Program would Increase SCSD2 Security
Parents and students in Scott County School District 2 could see
an increased police presence in schools.
Police want to implement a pilot program endorsed by Gov. Mike
Pence’s office. It allows state troopers to drop by schools at
random to be present in hallways and eat lunch with the
students. Troopers would also be available for the classroom to
conduct special programs upon request.
The program is
meant to add a layer of security.
Information from: The Scott County Journal
iPhones to Communicate
King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison is implementing new mobile
technology to increase communication while keeping the hospital
Staff can be
seen on their phones texting, but they’re actually working. The
secure iPhone application called Mobile Heartbeat allows those
within the network to call, text or share information. This
means a nurse could alert an entire team into action with an
Harrison School on Lockdown after Nearby Shooting
southern Indiana school was on lockdown Monday morning after a
Police say a shooting occurred just before 10am at 1354 State
Highway 64, just down the road from North Harrison High School.
school officials say they’re unable to release more information
at this time or say whether the school was still on lockdown.
Indiana Do Not Call List Deadline
annoyed by calls from telemarketers, the next deadline for the
Indiana Do Not Call registry is Tuesday.
are already on the do not call list don’t need to sign up again.
To sign up or confirm that your number is on the light, go to
indianaconsumer.com or call 888-834-9969.
Fertilizer Plant Incentives Withdrawn
Officials withdrew economic incentives for an Indiana fertilizer
It stems from
concerns that the Pakistan-based owners aren’t ensuring that the
overseas operations are keeping explosive material from being
used against U.S. troops.
Pence announced the decision concerning Midwest Fertilizer Corp.
Friday. The project was put on hold in January when the Indiana
Finance Authority learned that the Fatima Group may not be
cooperating with U.S. officials who were worried about the
fertilizer being used in improvised explosives.
Fertilizer released a statement saying they’re disappointed with
Pence’s decision but remain optimistic.
The opening of
the plant would bring 2,500 jobs to Posey County during the
three-year construction period and 300 permanent jobs at the
Information from: Journal Gazette
Seeks to Eliminate Arsenic in Animal Feed
INDIANAPOLIS - The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration is facing a lawsuit because
it continues to allow a form of arsenic to be used in animal
feed given to chickens, turkeys and hogs. The suit was filed on
behalf of a handful of advocacy groups, including the Institute
for Agriculture and Trade Policy.
According to the Institute's senior advisor in science, food and
health, David Wallinga, the suit stems from a petition that was
filed against the FDA three years ago.
"Basically saying, 'This is arsenic. We don't need it to raise
these animals for meat and, in fact, it's a public health
hazard. So, let's do something about it.' And we think that FDA
did not respond to the petition, so we're filing suit to force
their hand and protect public health," Wallinga said.
The arsenic that's used in animal feed is known as organic. It
had been considered somewhat benign, but Wallinga declared that
in reality, arsenic is arsenic.
"Whether you're talking about a chicken that's eating this
arsenic in their feed, or whether it's a human being who's
taking it in somehow in the meat they eat, the body can convert
that organic form of arsenic into the other forms that are
actually closely tied with risk of cancer," he warned.
The arsenic in the feed is supposed to help with animal growth
and meat coloring, but Wallinga said that when it's mixed in
with all the other drugs and ingredients, it isn't clear that
arsenic helps at all.
"Long before we fed arsenic to animals, we were raising them
just fine without arsenic," he recalled. "And in fact, countries
around the world, including the European Union, never approved
these arsenic chemicals as being safe to put into animal feed."
Agriculture is Indiana's largest industry. The suit seeks to
cancel FDA approval of the four different animal-feed products
including arsenic that are currently on the market.
More on the suit is at bit.ly/13dwusD.
Supreme Court to Take up Public Prayer Case
Court announced today that they will take up a dispute over
public prayers at town board meetings.
will decide whether a New York town’s board meetings can
continue its “inclusive” prayers. The community altered its
policy to include Wiccans and atheists, but some citizens sued.
appeals court found the policy to be unconstitutional as it is a
government endorsement of religion. The justices will hear
arguments in the coming months with a ruling by spring 2014.
Look down, are
you wearing blue jeans? Then you’re one step closer to
celebrating an American staple that turns 140 today.
were invented by Jacob Davis, a tailor in Reno, Nevada, who
wanted more durable pockets that wouldn’t rip so easily. He
partnered with Levi Strauss and got the patent on May 20, 1873.
out as work-wear but by the 1980’s we saw designer jeans with a
fitted, slim look. Consumers in the U.S. purchase about 450
million pairs of jeans a year.
Upcoming Rabies Prevention Vaccination Dates,
Monday, May 20th at
Scottsburg Animal Shelter from 6:30-7:30pm
Tuesday, May 21st at
Austin Schools covered sidewalk behind boys gym from 6:30-7:30pm
Thursday, May 23 at Vienna
Fire Station in Vienna from 6:30-7:30pm
The month of May is
devoted to rabies prevention is Scott County. It’s a time for
all dog and cat owners to have their pets immunized. All dogs
three months and older will be given a tag and certification of
vaccination. The charge is $10 per animal.
Clark's Grant Historical Society
Clark’s Grant Historical Society
will meet for a presentation from author Eddie Price. Price has
been named the “Kentucky Writer” by the Kentucky Arts Council.
His latest book, “Widder’s Landings” shows how the War of 1812
impacted Kentuckiana. The presentation is at the Charlestown
Public Library on Monday, May 20th at
Women's Program Teaches Valuable Wilderness Skills
Outdoor women, unite! The 9th Annual
Outdoor Women at Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge is a one-day
program to give women ages 14 and up the opportunity to gain
valuable outdoor skills. Courses include fishing, archery,
shooting sports, wilderness survival, outdoor photography,
canoeing/kayaking, bird watching and more. The last day to
register for $60 is May 25th. Registration for teens
ages 14-18 is $35 when accompanied by an adult. The program is
June 8th in
Madison. Call 273-0783 to request a mailed registration form or
go online to bigoaks.org.
Rocks Christian Concert
SALVATION ROCKS Christian Concert
Saturday, June 1 5pm @ Grace Christian Academy 375 W Lovers
5 Christian Bands/ $5, Food/Prizes/Community Agency Booths
Class at City on a Hill
A class on addiction will be
offered this summer by City on a Hill. It’s an eight-week study
called “Addictions, Banquet in the Grave.” The class runs from
June 4th to
July 23rd on
Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30pm. Participants are asked to
purchase the workbook “Crossroads: a step-by-step guide away
from addiction.” The location is at City on a Hill on North
Gardner Street in Scottsburg.
Parenting Class at City on a Hill
Parents of teens, tweens and
toddlers can join in on a summer class that helps deal with
troubled and defiant youth. It runs from June 2nd to
July 28th on
Sunday nights from 6-7pm. It’s called “The Total Transformation”
at City on a Hill on North Gardner Street in Scottsburg.
Englishton Park 5k Run or Walk
Join the Englishton Park
Presbyterian Ministries in Lexington for their seventh 5K Run or
Walk event. It’s Saturday, June 15th on
the grounds of Englishton Park. All profits will benefit
Englishton Park’s Summer Children’s Program for children with
learning and emotional challenges. Early registration is $17 by
May 21st, which includes a t-shirt. Registration
after that date will be $20 with t-shirts in limited supply for
$8. Go to englishtonpark.com to register.
ISP "Respect for Law" Camp Held in June
Indiana State Police
will hold a three-day Respect for Law Camp for students
interested in learning about law enforcement. Troopers and other
police officers will host the program for 5th and
including demonstrations by Emergency Response Teams, Bomb
Squads, Underwater Search and Rescue Teams and police dogs. The
camp is $125 with scholarships available. The closest camps will
be a University of Southern Indiana, Hanover College and
Vincennes University throughout the month of June. Go to in.gov/isp
for more information.
Available for Nursing, Medical Students
Schneck Medical Center is
now accepting applications for the Dr. Bud Scholarship for
registered nursing school students and the George H. James
Scholarship for medical school students. Applications are
available at schneckmed.org. They are due to the Schneck Medical
Center by May 15th.
County Veterans Can Apply for Business Startup Program
Scott County military
veterans who are interested in starting or growing a new
business, are invited to apply for a V2B at the Mid-America
Science Park. It’s an entrepreneur training program for startup
and early stage companies. V2B offers various coaching,
mentoring and training as well as seed money for eligible
startup expenses. It’s no cost for veterans. Applications are
available at maspark.org and
will be accepted until June 15th.
Libraries Holding Events for Kids, Teens and Families
Austin and Lexington Libraries hold a pre-school story time
every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30pm. There is also a children’s craft
time at each location on Tuesdays from 4:00-4:30pm. The
Scottsburg Library will hold a beginnings for babies every
Wednesday from 9:20-11:00am. The location will also have a
pre-school story time every Wednesday from 10:00-10:30am and a
children’s craft time on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm. Tuesdays
will feature a teen activity program from 4:00-5:00pm.
Family movie night is at the Scottsburg Library each Thursday
Get a Glimpse of an 1860s Train
A gang of brothers from Seymour
committed a train robbery…in 1868. The Reno Gang conducted the
first train robbery ever in Indiana and members of Preservation
Alliance Inc. are planning a weekend of reliving the frightful
event. The reenactment is scheduled for September. Anyone who
has material related to the Reno Gang and their illicit
activities is asked to contact the Scott County Heritage Center
and Museum at 752-1050.
Muscatatuck "Nature Time" Program
Parents with preschoolers are
invited to “Nature Time” at the Muscatatuck National Wildlife
Refuge Visitor Center in Seymour. The program is held on the
second Wednesday morning of each month at 9:30. Kids can partake
in stories, songs, crafts and activities all related to nature.
Adults must stay on site during the class. It’s free and open to
the public. Call 812-522-4352 or email Muscatatuck@fws.gov for
Safety Phone Numbers
If you see news
happening give us a call at 752.3688 or 1.800.441.1053 or e-mail
Scottsburg Police Tip Line:
Madison Police Tip Line: 812.265.2121
Charlestown Police Tip Line: 812.256.2473
Crothersville Police Tip Line: 812.793.2196
Scott County Sheriff's Tip Line:
Clark County Sheriff's Tip Line: 812.820.2276
Indiana State Police: 800.872.6743
Marijuana Hotline: 888.873.1694
Meth Hotline: 800.453.4756
Auto Theft Hotline: 800.435.4756
Domestic Violence Hotline:
Indiana Child Abuse & Neglect
Poacher Hotline: 1.800.847.4367
Poison Control Center:
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1.800.273.8255
Indiana Department of Corrections Most Wanted