Crothersvillle Hometown Christmas

online Street DecorationsCrothersville Town workers Chris Mains (right) and Mason Boicourt took advantage of the warm sunny weather last week to put up the town Christmas banners & decorations along US 31 for the holiday season

The Crothersville Historical and Cultural Arts Association and the Crothersville Lions Club will host the annual Christmas in the ‘Ville holiday kickoff on Sunday, December 6, from 4-6 p.m.

The event will begin with Cookies and Carols at Hamacher Hall. Cookies and punch will be served and after carols are sung, Santa Claus will come to read The Night Before Christmas and to speak with the children before the town Christmas tree is officially lit.

First, You Get A Turkey…

Crothersville 1st Graders Offer Their Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

In a Thanksgiving Tradition, we asked first graders at Crothersville Elementary School to provide the Times readers the recipe for their favorite Thanksgiving dinner dish.

Their insights provide readers with some humorous observations of culinary styles.

We thank first grader teachers Megan Bohall and Ashley Spicer for their assistance with this annual writing assignment.

Bacon…Alan Chacon

First, I get a can of bacon. Next, pour my bacon into my pot. Last, I will cook the bacon for 5 minutes.

Pumpkin Pie…Eric Justice

First, I get a thing of pumpkin pie. Next, I pour my pumpkin pie. Last, I cook it.

Blueberry Pie…Cameron Lance

First, I get a can of blueberries. Next, I will put it in the oven in a pot. Last, I will cook it for 6 minutes.

Pumpkin Pie…Curtis Davidson

First, I make the Pumpkin Pie. Next, I cook it. Last, I eat the Pumpkin Pie.

Pumpkin Pie…Rebecca Masnick

First, I buy a big pumpkin. Next, smash it up. Last, I put it in the freezer.

Turkey…Dakoda Pratt

First, I buy the turkey. Next, I cook the turkey for 10 minutes. Then all of us eat the turkey.

Blueberry Pie…Bryna Breedlove

First, I put blueberries in the pie. Next, I will cook it. Last, let it cool and eat it.

Peas…Hunter Bean

First, I get a can of peas and put my peas in a pot. Next, I cook my peas and put the lid on for 10 minutes. Last, I eat them all gone.

Carrots…Swayze Smallwood

First, get 2 cans of carrots. Next, open the cans. Then you cook them.

Mashed Potatoes…Bam

First, get potatoes and peel them. Next, cook until they are done. Last, drain and mash. It takes 30 minutes.

Turkey…Wyatt Minton

First, I cook a turkey and stuff it. Next, I get the salad and pasta. Last cook the turkey and pasta for 17 minutes.

Heart-shaped cookies…Bella Riley

First, I buy some cookie mix so I can make cookies. Next, I get an egg and mix them together. Last, I put it in the oven, and then I eat it.

Turkey…Noah Brown

First, you have to kill the turkey. Next, you skin the turkey. Last, then you cook the turkey and eat it.

Carrots…Nevaeh Jones

First, I get a can of carrots. Next, I dump them in. Last, I cook them for 5 hours.

Turkey…Taylor Barger

First, I kill the turkey. Next, I bake the turkey. Last, I eat it.

Corn…Joshalyn Luenebrink

First, I get a can of corn. Next, pour the corn into the pot. Then I cook it for 1 hour.

Pumpkin Pie…Addison Greathouse

First, I spray the pan. Next, I make crust. Last, get filling and pour in crust. Bake for 45 minutes.

Turkey…Andrew Spicer

First, you kill the turkey then you cook the turkey then you eat the turkey.

Turkey…Raegan Wray

First, hunt a turkey. Next, put it in a pot and cook it for 10 minutes.

Pumpkin Pie…Kaleb Stidham

First, I pick a pumpkin. Next, I cook it. Last, I eat it.

Shrimp…Drayden Stagnolia

First, I get shrimp in a can. Next, I pour the shrimp then, I cook the shrimp.

Oatmeal Pie…Emma Caudill

First, I get a box of oatmeal. Next, I put it into the pot for 2 hours to cook it and then eat it.

Baked Beans…Presleigh Angel

First, I have a can. Next, pour in the baked beans and cook them for a half an hour.

Turkey…Karina Gullett

First, I put in the turkey in the oven and I cook it for an hour. Last, I eat it.

Chicken…Emmalee Schill

First, put sugar on the chicken. Then cook it for 7 minutes. Last, put it in the fridge for 4 minutes and eat it.

Turkey…Chaley Arnholt

Use salt and sometimes pepper. Cook the turkey for 45 seconds and then get the turkey out of the oven when it is finished and then eat it!

Cookies…Adam Blanton

Get cookie dough, then get little kisses and put them all in a pot. Put in the oven for 16 minutes. Then take it out and it should be hard and the kisses should be in them.

Turkey…Jaylyn Browning

Put in the oven for 20 minutes. Cut it and then eat it!

Turkey…Kaycee Combs

Buy it and cook it before Thanksgiving for 10 minutes. Put it in the fridge until the next day. Then eat it on Thanksgiving!

Turkey…Koby Davis

Put it in the oven for 6 min. Take it out and put it on the table then the people come and eat it.

Turkey…Jazlin Gibson

Put it in the oven for 30 minutes. Then you eat it.

Turkey…Taylor Gorbett

You put it in the oven usually for 3 minutes. Cut it into slices then after that you get some and put it on your plate and eat it.

Turkey…Brayden Heath

First catch the turkey. Take it home. Then cook it until everyone gets to grandmas. Then take it out and let all the people eat some.

Cookies…Dillon Howard

Cook them in the oven for 11 minutes. Then the bell rings. Eat them.

Turkey …Jeffrey Howard

Bake it for 100 hours. When it is done eat it!

Turkey…Gage Howard

Stick it in the oven for 84 seconds. Put gravy over the top of it and bake some biscuits. Add some apple butter. Eat it!

Stuffing…Jude Howard

Bake it for 1 hour. Then let it sit. Then everyone eats it.

Turkey…Kendra Kelshaw

Put it in the oven for about 8 minutes. You can eat it now. Then go play with your cousins.

Turkey…Ryley Marsh

Fix in the stove for 45 minutes I think. Then put it in the oven for 5 minutes. Take it out and eat it.

Pumpkin Pie…Kylie Masters

Chop up pumpkins and take out the seeds. Then put in the bread in the oven for about 15 minutes or a couple of minutes longer. Then put a little bit of spice in it. Put some crème on it.

Turkey…Kamren Maxie

Get it from the woods. Then chop it up and heat up in the microwave for 20 minutes. Eat it!

Potatoes…Mason Mooreman

Cut them up and put them in the pit. Take them out and eat them.

Turkey…Emery O’Sullivan

Put it in the oven for an hour. Get it out and eat it.

Cupcakes…Kaylie Prince

Put them in a pan and then melt butter. Then stir the butter up. Then bake them in the oven for 14 minutes. Put icing and put a strawberry on top.

Stuffing…Lilly Prince

Cook a lot of it in a bowl for 29 seconds. Then eat it!

Ham…Anthony Satchwill

Cook it on the oven for 6 minutes then eat it!

Turkey…Miracle Sizemore

Buy the turkey from Wal-Mart. Go home and cook it for a little bit. Eat it!

Turkey…Shaylie Steele

Put it in the oven for 20 seconds. Take it out and eat it.

Ham…Shyla Steele

Put it in the oven for 1 hour and then eat it!

Ham…Baylee Tatlock

Buy it from Wal-Mart. Cook it for 25 minutes. Add seasoning then eat it!

Chicken…Gavin Wiesman

Put it in the oven for about like 45 minutes. When it beeps you take it out of the oven. Then when it gets out of the oven you need to squeeze the juice out and add stuff to the inside. Then eat it!

Turkey…Olivia Wilp

Go to the store, like Wal-Mart, and bring it home. Then you put it in the oven for a little bit. Then put a tablecloth on the table and then use a fork and knife and slice the turkey. Next eat it!

Scott County Father Arrested for Battering His Six-Month-Old Child


A rural Scott County man was incarcerated Friday in Scott County Jail on charges of battery and neglect of dependent following an investigation by Indiana State Police Detective David Mitchell.

Bryan Lee Anthony, 28, of Shea Road, Scottsburg, was charged after Scott County Division of Family and Children notified authorities. According to Mitchell on Tuesday, Nov. 17, Anthony, allegedly became upset at his six-month-old child and allegedly shook the infant in its bed.

On Thursday, Nov. 19, the child was taken to a pediatrician for a previously scheduled monthly checkup. During the visit, the doctor expressed concern for a head injury to the infant. The child was admitted to the Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, for treatment.

ISP officers are continuing the investigation.

Thoughts On Thankfulness

Curt-lineby Curt Kovener

Between all the hectic preparations to be with family and enjoy some time to count your blessings, make some time to just be quiet and read what others—some famous, some not-so-well known—have to say about a grateful heart.

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

~Oprah Winfrey

“One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we become ungrateful. We let what was once a miracle become common to us. We get so accustomed to his goodness it becomes a routine.”

~Joel Osteen

“Rest and be thankful.”

~William Wordsworth

“We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small gifts.”

~Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“God gave us minds to think with and hearts to thank with. Instead we use our hearts to think about the world as we would like it to have been, and we use our minds to come up with rationalizations for our ingratitude. We are a murmuring, discontented, unhappy, ungrateful people. And because we think we want salvation from our discontents.”

~Douglas Wilson

“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.”

~Todd Stocker

“I may not be where I want to be but I’m thankful for not being where I used to be.”

~Habeeb Akande

“Be thankful for all the people in your life. Anyway, no one ever has made you feel the same. If everyone made you feel happy, how would you ever be able to separate good from evil? How would you ever know the meaning of tears? How would you ever be able to recognize the good ones? Be thankful for everything, no person in your life, gives you the same feeling. I guess, that’s how we fall in love and make new friendships, by feeling what we never felt before, with other people. Be thankful for all the people in your life. Someone is just a lesson, the other one a beautiful experience!”

~Sara Pepic

“It is only normal that people count losses with their minds, and ignore to count blessings with the graciousness of their hearts.”

~Suzy Kassem

“Were there no God, we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts, and no one thank.”

~Christina Rossetti

“I wish upon a glimmering star,

My hopes as distant and as far.

So if this wish does not come true,

I’m thankful for the few that do.”

~Richelle E. Goodrich
“Cultivate and nurture being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. Remembering that In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.”

~Angie Karan

“There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude.”

~Robert Brault

“Gratitude magnifies the sweet parts of life and diminishes the painful ones.”

~Yuval Levin

“I am thankful for my struggle because without it, I wouldn’t have stumbled upon my strength.”

~Alexandra Elle

“With all respect to your religion or world-view — thank God, thank the universe, thank evolutionary processes — the keyword is “thank” — just have some gratitude and be thankful.”

~Bryant McGill

“Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors.”

~Richelle E. Goodrich

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” ~ Cicero

“If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.”

~ John Wooden

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.”

~ Alphonse Karr

“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.”

~ Ralph Marston

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you. Remember, life is an echo. It always gets back to you. So give goodness. ”

~ Unknown

Public Notices



Date of Notice: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Recipient: Town of Crothersville

Address: 101 W. Howard Street

Crothersville, IN 47229

Phone Number: (812) 793-2311

On or about December 4, 2015, the Town of Crothersville will submit a request to the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority (IHCDA) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as:

Project title: Town of Crothersville Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program

Purpose/Scope of project: Rehabilitation of owner-occupied housing units located within the Crothersville town limits.

Estimated funding: $155,750

Project location if applicable: Scattered sites within the Town of Crothersville

The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at the Crothersville Town Hall, 101 W. Howard Street, Crothersville, IN where the ERR can be examined or copied by request.


Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Town of Crothersville, 101 W. Howard Street, IN 47229. All comments received by December 3, 2015 will be considered by the Town of Crothersville prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.


The Town of Crothersville certifies to IHCDA that Ardell Mitchell in his capacity as Town Council President consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. IHCDA’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the Town of Crothersville to use Program funds.


IHCDA will accept objections to its release of funds and the Town of Crothersville’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Town of Crothersville; (b) the Town of Crothersville has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the Town of Crothersville has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by IHCDA; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to IHCDA, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 1000, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Potential objectors should contact IHCDA to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ardell Mitchell

Town Council President

Town of Crothersville

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CAUSE NO. 36C01-1509-ES-86




In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.

Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Jeffrey J. Lorenzo was on September 29, 2015, appointed Administrator/Personal Representative of the Estate of Margaret J. Ward, deceased, who died intestate on April 24, 2015.

All persons having claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the Office of the Clerk of Jackson County, Indiana within three (3) months from the date of first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred.

Dated at Brownstown, Indiana, this 29th day of September, 2015.

/s/ Amanda Lowery

Amanda Lowery,

Clerk of the Circuit Court of

Jackson County, Indiana

Attorney for Estate:

Jeffrey J. Lorenzo

Lorenzo & Bevers

218 West Second Street

Seymour, IN 47274

Phone: (812) 524-9000

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