Town Utility Begins Accepting Credit/Debit Card Payments

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Crothersville Clerk-Treasurer Terry Richey (left) was the first to pay her utilities bill electronically last week. Accepting her credit card is first deputy Michele Teipen.

The town has been working for several months to allow utility customers to pay their monthly bill using a credit/debit card, calling in a payment or paying through a link at the town’s website.

Heartland Payment Systems is administering the electronic payment process which got underway March 2. A $3 convenience fee will be added top each electronic payment.

Residents can call 844-677-9446 with their credit card information or utility customers can being their card into the town office like the clerk-treasurer and pay their water,sewer, trash and recycling bill.

Beginning in April utility customers will be able to go to the town’s website at and click on a link to pay their utility bill online.

Uniontown Business Damaged In Thursday Night Fire

A passing motorist is credited with averting major damage at a Uniontown business Thursday night.

According to Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Greg Schepman noticed smoke coming from the back of a storage building at Canary Outdoor Power Equipment on State Road 250.

The Crothersville-Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department was summoned shortly after 8 p.m.

Local Fire Chief Ben Spencer was the first to arrive on the scene a short time.

“I was heading home on I-65 and was about a mile from Uniontown when we got toned out. When I got to the scene there was heavy smoke coming from the south side of the concrete block building,” he said, adding that he quickly sought the mutual aid assistance form Jackson-Washington and Jennings Township (Austin) fire departments.

He said local firefighters were able to get inside and quickly knock down the blaze.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, but it could possibly be electrical, Spencer said. The back workshop area of the building, that included an electrical panel, was destroyed by the fire.

The business is owned by Aaron & Kendra Knieriem of Crothersville. The building is used by the business as storage and equipment warehouse. About 40 pieces of equipment were in the building, Spencer said. The business’ main show room was not affected by the blaze.

The business was able to open Friday morning but structural repairs will have to be made to the warehouse building because the ceiling was sagging on the south end, Spencer said

The fire chief estimated 40 firefighters were at the scene from the three departments. No one was injured in the incident. No estimate of damage was available.

Spencer said this was his department’s sixth fire in two weeks. Three were in their general response area, and the other three were for mutual aid.

Conservation Club Frying Fish Saturday

The Tri-County Conservation Club of Crothersville located at 8705 ECR 800 S Austin will be having their 1st Saturday Fish Fry & Chili Supper this Saturday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call in orders for the Fish fry will be taken by calling 498-4447 or 498-6522 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 pm. The Menu will consist of Fish Sandwiches, Chili, French Fries, Desserts and Drinks.
Anyone wishing to set up their flea market, yard sale or craft tables, are invited to come out and use the premises for a donation. You do not have to be a member to take advantage of this opportunity on this day.
If you want to rent the building for a wedding, receptions, party, or have questions, need a membership or directions please call 793-2014, 498-4447, or 793-3033.

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CAUSE NO. 36C01-1502-EU-19




In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.

Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Mark E. Cravens was on the 25th day of February, 2015, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Ralph E. Cravens, deceased, who died testate on December 30, 2014.

All persons having claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the Office of the Clerk of this court 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 Seymour, Indiana, this 26th day of February, 2015.

Amanda Lowery

Clerk of the Circuit Court of

Jackson County, Indiana

Attorney for Estate:

Jeffrey J. Lorenzo


218 West Second Street

Seymour, IN 47274

Phone: (812) 524-9000

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Re-Living The Thrill

Curt-lineby Curt Kovener

I was out shoveling snow again (imagine that) when a low flying single engine airplane buzzed over the wilderness retreat.

The moment brought back the couple of times that I was airborne in a small single engine plane.

The first time was in the late 1970’s when I was working at the Scott County Journal and Chronicle (before the Crothersville Times came into existence). It was Scott County Fair time and the late Stan Harrod asked this reporter if I would like to get some aerial photos of the fair. Sensing an adventure and getting some unique photos for the newspaper, I heartily accepted his invitation.

Stan was an accomplished pilot and aerial photographer who lived in rural Scott County. He had a small two seat (one in front of the other) plane and a grass runway at his home.

He put me in the front seat then grabbed the tail of the plane, picked it up, and walked it around so the plane was pointing for take off. (I said it was a small plane.)

Then he told me to put my foot on the brake while he started the engine.


“When it starts, flip this switch,” he said pointing to the one of the few controls, “and make sure to keep your foot on the brake otherwise you’ll be flying solo.”

That brake pedal has never been pushed so hard as Stan went to the front of the propeller, slowly spun it until he could feel compression, then, just like we’ve all seen in the history movies, gave the prop a big heave.

The engine fired right up, I flipped the appointed switch, and Stan climbed into the seat behind me and took the controls which I gratefully relinquished.

He then told me to keep my feet off the pedals and not interfere with the stick while we were taking off and in the air. He didn’t need to tell me twice.

The takeoff was noisy and bumpy on the grass runway but quickly smoothed out as the wheels lifted. He banked the plane and headed towards the fairgrounds.

The sense of speed of take off and air speed all seemed to vanish as we left the tree line and horizon below us.

He told me to set my manual camera at the widest open aperture, at 500th of a second shutter speed and to focus the lens at infinity.

“You’ll get some fine photos that way,” he instructed

When we neared the fairgrounds, he told me to slide open the side window so I could snap my photos and he would tip the place on its side.


All the while I was concentrating on not falling out that tiny window and getting my pictures, Stan was clicking away with his own camera while flying. We made a couple of circles around the fairgrounds then headed back to his runway.

“You want to fly?” he asked giving me a quick in-air, on-the-job instructions of the pedals and stick. I got us back…generally… but was not the most efficient pilot flying nose up and plowing through the air rather than flying level.

Back on the ground, Stan said that was no doubt due to my concern with flying downwards too quickly. (He was so right).

While the newspaper that week published my photos of the fairgrounds and the rides on the midway, I had, by far, the best fair week thrill ride.


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