Senior Citizens Serving Up ‘Best Breakfast In Jackson County’ Saturday

The Crothersville Senior Citizens will be serving up their annual Spring Breakfast this Saturday, April 29, at the Senior Center. Serving will be from 7-11 a.m.
On the menu will be biscuits & gravy, fried potatoes, eggs & sausage, fresh fruit, coffee cake, orange juice, milk, tea & coffee.
Carry out will be available and orders can be placed by calling 812-793-2523.
Cost of the meal is a free will donation.

Three Austin Men Charged After Drug Investigation

An investigation that began in mid-February ended last Thursday, April 20, with the arrest of three Austin area men, according to ISP Sgt. Jerry Goodin.
In late February, Indiana State Police and Austin City Police investigated an anonymous tip of drug activity at a residence on Fourth Street in Austin
When authorities at that time went to the address on Fourth Street, they located Jeffrey ‘Darin’ Hanner and two other male subjects in a vehicle parked with the engine running behind the home.
After speaking to the occupants of the vehicle, police located methamphetamine, digital scales and cash. The evidence was taken into custody. Warrants from Scott Circuit Court were issued Tuesday for the three men.
On Thursday afternoon, April 20 troopers from ISP and officers from the Austin City Police Department went to a Cypress Street residence in Austin looking for Jeffrey ‘Darin’ Hanner, 45, from Water Tower Road northeast of Austin.
Officers located Hanner at the residence and after a short foot pursuit he was apprehended and taken into custody charged with possession of methamphetamine, dealing methamphetamine, resisting law enforcement and criminal trespass.
Also charged in connection with the February investigation were:
Jesse Eversole, 40, of Dana Lane, Austin, charged with visiting a common nuisance.
Joseph Riley, 40, of Main Street, Austin, charged with visiting a common nuisance. Goodin said the arrest warrant was served on him in the Scott County Jail where he was incarcerated on other charges at the time the warrant was issued.
All three men were incarcerated at Scott County Jail.

Parks Board Seeking Vendors For ‘May Funfest’

The Crothersville Parks Board will host May Funfest at Bard Street Park, from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 20. There will be activities for kids and adults.
The park will be open to venders, if you would like to sell your crafts, set up an informational booth, hold a bake sale or any other fundraiser, contact the Crothersville Parks Board on their facebook page, Crothersville Community Park, call 812-390-8217 or contact any of the Parks Board members.
The space is free, but donations are welcome. Any donations will be used for the parks.

Deadline Is Friday For Free Community Yard Sale Ad

The deadline for signing up for a free ad for the May 6 Community Yard Sale is 5 p.m. this Friday, Apr. 28.
The Greater Crothersville Community-Wide Yard Sale will be held Saturday, May 6.
The yard sales are held the first Saturday in May and October.
Residents wishing to promote their yard sale can do so by contacting the newspaper with their name and yard sale location. Yard sale ads are free.
To have a yard sale published, residents can call the newspaper office at 812-793-2188 and leave their name and sale location with the electronic secretary or information can be emailed to
The community yard sale location ad will publish in next Wednesday’s Crothersville Times.

Backyard Bird Habitat Workshop At Refuge Saturday

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Sometimes there is a lack of domestic tranquility even in the bird world as shown by this pair of rose-breasted grosbeaks at a local backyard feeder.
A workshop to explain how to make your yard more attractive to birds will be held at the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge this Saturday, April 22, from 1-3 p.m. at the Visitor Center.
The workshop will cover the basic needs of birds, bird-friendly plants, and simple ways people can make their yards attractive and safe places for birds. Participants in the workshop who pre-register will also receive free bird-friendly perennial plants to take home (as long as the supply lasts) courtesy of the Muscatatuck Wildlife Society.                                        ~photo by Tracie Kovener

Property Tax Bills On The Way To Your Mailbox

Property tax bills are expected to start arriving to property owners this week, according to Jackson County Treasurer Roger D. Hurt
The spring installment is due Wednesday, May 10, while the fall installment is due on Monday, Nov. 13.
“The payment methods this year are similar to the past years,” said Hurt.
. Options are:
•Payment by mail delivery with check. Payment is considered on time when postmarked by the US post Office by the due date.
•Payment processing at The Peoples Bank locations and The State Bank Of Medora.
•Payment with Credit / Debit cards using the I-Freedom Process.  On Line at, the County Web site at, or using the too-free automated phone system at 888-809-5849. These options will incur a convenience fee charge.
•In Person payment by cash or check at the Treasurer’s Office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
•Drop Box at the Sugar Street entrance to the courthouse. For safety, this is for checks only. Payment is considered on time if received in the drop box by midnight on the deadline date.
“If anyone is ever in doubt of the amount that they owe, how to make a payment, where a payment can be processed or questions on the billing schedule, I encourage them to call us at the Treasurer’s office at 812-358-6125 or 812-358-6126 or email at
If you have a question about your assessment you should contact the county assessor at 812-358-6112 and if you have a question about a homestead, mortgage or any other type of exemption contact the county auditor at 812-358-6161, said Hurt.