Senior Citizens Serving Breakfast This Saturday

Crothersville Senior Citizens will hold their annual spring fundraising breakfast, this Saturday, April 30, from 7 to 10:30 a.m.

On the menu will be eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, fried potatoes, fresh fruit, coffee cake, coffee, tea, milk and orange juice all for a free will donation.

The Crothersville Senior Center is located at 114 E. Main Street (west of the library) and offers programs for senior citizens Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information on the breakfast or to volunteer to help, call 812-793-2523

CHS Greenhouse To Open During Community Yard Sales

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CHS FFA member and horticulture student Madison Isenhower waters and fertilizes coleus that will be among the plants available for sale when the school greenhouse opens of Saturday, May 7, during the community yard sales.

The Crothersville High School Horticulture class will open the school greenhouse for public sales of flower and vegetable plants on Saturday, May 7, beginning at 9 a.m.

CHS Horticulture students have been busy planting and nurturing a variety of plants for local gardeners to enjoy, said horticulture teacher Linda Begley. Flower varieties include: wave petunias, zinnias, marigolds, petunias, coleus, snapdragons, salvia, impatiens, begonias, coleus, dusty miller, alyssum, and sunflowers.

Vegetables plants include: several varieties of tomato and peppers, summer squash, kohlrabi, eggplant, cucumber, watermelon, pumpkin, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower.

And to spice up your home kitchen cooking there is parsley, dill, chives, cilantro, and basil.

Begley said that two Exclusive Hybrid Specialty 9 packs of plants are available.

Sweet and Spicy pack includes one each of San Marino tomato, Celebration tomato, Emerald tomato, Crimson Sweet watermelon, California Wonder pepper, cantaloupe, Sweet Banana pepper, Habanera pepper, and Jalapeno pepper.

The Exotic pack includes Black Krim tomato, Hybrid Golden Rave tomato, Emerald Evergreen tomato, Large Dutch Yellow cucumber, Casper eggplant, Dragon Egg cucumber, Thai Super Chili Hot pepper, Albino Bullnose pepper, and Lilac bell pepper.

“As a bonus, the first 50 customers when we open on May 7 will receive a garden starter vegetable pack (one per family),” said Begley. “This pack is courtesy of the Crothersville FFA Chapter.  Members of the FFA chapter are wanting to promote food security in our community.”

“We hope that local gardener’s will take these plants home and nurture them until they produce and with any extra, they can share with their family, friends, or neighbors”, said Crothersville FFA Senior member Madison Isenhower.

Proceeds from the plant sales go towards greenhouse supplies for next year.

Hours after Saturday will be during the regular school hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Community Yard Sale Deadline Is Friday

Area residents have until 5 p.m. this Friday to take advantage of the free advertising for the May 7 Greater-Crothersville Community Wide Yard sale.

Residents are encouraged to clean out closets, basements and garages of no longer needed items to place them for sale.

Yard sales locations will be advertised free of charge in the May 4 Crothersville Times, the sponsor of the twice yearly event. Residents who want to take advantage of the no-cost ad can have their yard or garage sale listed by calling the newspaper office at 812-793-2188 and leave a message with the office electronic secretary or the yard sale holder and location can be e-mailed to

“This event is not just for Crothersville residents,” said Kovener. “We hope out neighbors in Austin, Retreat, Tampico, Commiskey and Dudleytown will also take part.”

The deadline for submitting a yard sale location is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 29.

Festival Parade Entries Being Sought

The 41st Crothersville Red, White & Blue Festival is seeking parade participants for the community’s bicentennial salute.

Individuals and groups antique & classic cars, horse units, floats and marching groups are invited to join in.

There will be first and second place awards in each category. Judging will begin at 1 p.m. and the parade will step off at 2 p.m.

For more information or to obtain a parade registration form contact parade chairperson Marion Gill at PO Box 42, Crothersville, IN 47229 or call 812-523-1889 & leave a message or email

Fugitive Basketball Player Leads Scott Police On Foot Chase

Shortly before 1 p.m. last Thursday, April 14, Indiana State Police troopers learned that Anthony Michael Atkinson, 26, of Jeffersonville, was at a residence on Jefferson Street in Scottsburg. Atkinson wanted on warrants from Clark County and Jefferson County, KY.

When troopers pulled up to the residence they saw Atkinson playing basketball at the residence. But when Atkinson saw the troopers and opted for a ‘run from gun’ offense.

He ran into the residence. Troopers entered the home after him but Atkinson was able to escape out of a side door with troopers right behind him.

Troopers, officers from the Scottsburg City Police and Scott County deputies chased Atkinson on foot to South First Street in Scottsburg where he entered a residence uninvited. No one was at home at the time.

When officers went into the home after him he fled upstairs of the home and climbed out of an upstairs window where he jumped off the roof, nearly into the arms an officer that had helped surround the home.

Atkinson was wanted in Clark County for two counts of battery and criminal mischief. He was also wanted in Jefferson County, KY for manufacturing methamphetamine.

Atkinson now faces the new charges of resisting law enforcement and residential entry in Scott County.

He was incarcerated in Scott County Jail

Document Destruction, Electronics Recycling Saturday

The Jackson County Recycling District will hold a document shredding and electronics collection this Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at ReMax in Seymour, 1403 E. Tipton St, between Pizza Hut and Verizon Store.

Documents to be shredded can include staples paper clips and file folder. No laminated plastic or binder clips will be allowed.

Electronics including TVs, computers, printers, copiers, DVD players, radios, CD players will be accepted for recycling. Microwaves can go in with your weekly trash collection.

A document destruction day will be held in Brownstown on Friday, April 29, from 9-11 a.m. behind Subway & Snappy Toms Pizza.

There will be a free landfill day for Jackson County residents only on Saturday, June 4, from 6 a.m. to noon. Passenger and light truck tires will be accepted. Farm, large truck and racing tires will be accepted for a fee.