Prostate Cancer Screenings At Schneck

The Schneck Cancer Center will hold prostate cancer screening tests on Monday, Sept. 11, from 4-6 pm, at the Cancer Center. You must have a scheduled appointment to participate in the screening.

Prostate cancer strikes 1 in 7 American men and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men. According to the National Cancer Institute, over 160,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be reported in the United States this year.

There is good news. If the cancer is found before it has spread outside the prostate, the 5-year relative survival rate is almost 100 percent. If the cancer has spread to tissues near the prostate, the survival rate is also nearly 100 percent. Thus, early detection is critical.

A man will be eligible for an early detection screening test, which includes prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test and a digital rectal examination (DRE), if he is between 55 and 70 years of age and has not had a PSA blood test or DRE within the past 12 months.

“We want to encourage men in our communities to take advantage of this screening,” says Sally Acton, RN, BSN, OCN, MSM, Director of Cancer and Palliative Care Services at Schneck. “This is a very beneficial test that unfortunately folks without a healthcare provider often go without.” You must have a scheduled appointment to participate in the screening and time slots are limited.

The screening test is for men who do not regularly have prostate exams and are not intended to be a replacement or substitution for regular visits to a physician. The American Cancer Society advises to discuss the benefits as well as the harms of PSA screening with your doctor, and then decide for yourself if you should be screened.

The cost for the PSA is $26, payable by cash or check at the time of the test.

To schedule a prostate cancer screening, call Schneck’s Cancer Center at 812-522-0477. Please leave your name and phone number and your call will be returned promptly.

VFW Serving Dinner This Sunday

VFW Post 1083 Crothersville will hold an Open Sunday serving lunch this Sunday, Sept. 10.
On the menu will be meat loaf, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, sides and desserts.
Serving will begin at noon. The public is invited to join in the monthly fundraiser.

Water Tower Work To Begin After Labor Day

Crothersville Utilities will be taking the town’s 300,000 gallon water high tower out of service for maintenance sometime the first week of September, according to Crothersville Water Utility Superintendent Chris Mains.

Suez Advanced Solutions of Westfield, IN will be performing exterior painting and draining the tower for interior coating and installing a mixer to keep the water agitated to help prevent rust.

Mains explained that while the water tower, which provides pressure for utility customers and fire hydrants, is drained, the utility department will maintain water pressure by keeping the pumps in the water plant running 24hours a day.

“Pressure relief valves will be placed on some fire hydrants throughout town to help maintain water pressure throughout the system,” said Mains. “Some of the hydrants will have water from them for a few weeks which is normal for this process.”

The entire project is scheduled for 4-5 weeks, he said..

20 Arrested in State Police “Operation Total Eclipse” Drug Sweep

Early last Thursday, troopers, deputies, federal agents and city officers swept through Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Jennings, Scott and Washington Counties apprehending 20 on arrest warrants that were drug related.

According to ISP Sgt. Jerry Goodin, the arrest warrants were the result of investigations conducted by Indiana State Police Undercover Units in the last several months with the assistance of officers from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and Salem City Police Department.

During one of the arrests, at 5004 South Hardy Mill Road, Lexington in Scott County, troopers seized over 100 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine with a value of over $10,000.

Those arrested include:

  • Chad Anderson, 39, 3956 South Hickory Grove Road, Pekin; dealing in methamphetamine, (2 counts), possession of methamphetamine (2 counts); Washington County Jail.
  • Corey Bohannon, 30, 22503 Daisy Hill Road, Borden; dealing in methamphetamine, (2 counts), possession of methamphetamine (2 counts); Clark County Jail.
  • Zane Bowman, 45, 4805 Walnut Ridge Road, Salem; dealing in methamphetamine; possession of methamphetamine; Washington County Jail.
  • Jonathan Chilton, 32, 5657 East County Road 400 South, Seymour; dealing in methamphetamine, (2 counts), possession of methamphetamine (2 counts), Dealing in Heroin, possession of heroin.
  • Gary W. Dent, 30, 381 South Park Street, Pekin; dealing in methamphetamine; possession of methamphetamine; Washington County Jail.
  • Christopher M. Hammill, 37, 21180 East State Road #362, Lexington; dealing in methamphetamine, (2 counts); possession of methamphetamine (2 counts); Clark County Jail.
  • Lucas Hatcher, 21, 101 Northern Avenue, Salem; dealing in methamphetamine, (2 counts); possession of methamphetamine (2 counts); habitual felony offender; Washington County Jail.
  • Robin R. Hodson, 46, 509 Colony Drive, Salem; dealing in methamphetamine, (2 counts); possession of methamphetamine (2 counts); Scott County Jail.
  • Jessica M. Lopez, 27, 1180 North Renee Court, Pekin; dealing in methamphetamine; possession of methamphetamine; Washington County Jail.
  • Timothy Mitchell, Jr, 33, 506 Accrusia Avenue, Clarksville; dealing in methamphetamine; possession of methamphetamine; Clark County Jail.
  • Garry E. Morrow, 37, 5004 South Hardy Mill Road, Lexington; dealing in methamphetamine, (2 counts); possession of methamphetamine (2 counts); Scott County Jail.
  • Garry Lowery, 64, 5004 South Hardy Mill Road, Lexington; possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance; Scott County Jail.
  • Suzanne Wiesman, 36, 5004 South Hardy Mill Road, Lexington; dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of stolen property, possession of paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance, theft (2 counts), check deception (2 counts); Scott County Jail.
  • Mary Ruth Pierce, 38, 105 Teresa Street, Salem; dealing in methamphetamine, (2 counts); possession of methamphetamine (2 counts); Washington County Jail.
  • Clarissa L. Roach, 33, 11190 South Green Mill Road, Hardinsburg; dealing in methamphetamine, (5 counts); possession of methamphetamine (2 counts); Washington County Jail
  • Kenneth R. Saylor, 58, 1886 West Morgan Lane, Pekin; dealing in methamphetamine; Harrison County Jail
  • Constance M. Scanlon, 42, 4805 West Walnut Ridge Road, Salem; dealing in methamphetamine; possession of methamphetamine, aiding an offense, dealing in methamphetamine; Washington County Jail.
  • Jamie R. Sheckles, 33, 1612 East Oak Street, New Albany; dealing in methamphetamine, (4 counts); possession of methamphetamine; dealing in a narcotic drug, (2 counts); possession of a narcotic Drug; possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon; possession of a controlled substance; dealing in marijuana; possession of marijuana; maintaining a common nuisance; possession of paraphernalia; Floyd County Jail.
  • Leslie E. Spaulding, 37, 113 Hickory Avenue, Salem; dealing in methamphetamine, (2 counts); possession of methamphetamine (2 counts); Washington County Jail
  • Anthony Spencer, 35, 3578 Laughton Court, North Vernon; dealing in methamphetamine; possession of methamphetamine; habitual felony offender; Clark County Jail.

Labor Day Closings & Delays

The Jackson County Public Library is closed Sunday, Sept. 3, and Monday, Sept. 4, for the Labor Day holiday.

While no materials are due on those days, customers may use the materials returns at the Seymour, Crothersville, and Medora libraries.

The libraries will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 5, with most fall programs beginning that day.

Crothersville Town Hall will be closed on Labor Day.

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the usual Tuesday Rumpke trash pick up will be delayed a day to Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Franklin Man Charged With Stolen Truck, Guns After Chase

A Franklin, Indiana man was charged by Crothersville Police with a possessing stolen property and weapons charges last Wednesday night after he led police from four agencies on an 18-mile chase.

Brandon McIntosh

Incarcerated in Jackson County Jail was Brandon A. McIntosh, 19, of Franklin.

Around 10:10 p.m. last Wednesday, Crothersville Police Officer Matt Browning and Reserve Officer Zach Elliott witnessed a black 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup disregard a stop sign at Preston & Moore Streets in front of the local police station in Crothersville, according to local police Capt. J.L. McElfresh.

Browning and Elliott attempted to stop the truck for the traffic infraction but the driver refused to stop fleeing northbound on US Hwy 31. The pursuit was joined by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, and Seymour Police Department.

Seymour Police Officers deployed stop sticks on US 31 just south of the US 31 & Hwy 50 junction. McIntosh’s truck struck the stop sticks with the left front tire but he continued driving north of US 31 on a deflated tire.

Officers continued to pursue the vehicle until the driver stopped the vehicle in the 11000 Block North US Hwy 31, north of Reddington.

The truck that McIntosh was driving had been reported stolen to the Franklin Police Department earlier in the day, McElfresh said. Inside the vehicle officers recovered two handguns that were in the truck when it was stolen.

McIntosh was booked into the Jackson County Jail at 11:15 p.m. charged with three counts of possession of stolen property, criminal recklessness, aggressive driving, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, carrying a handgun without a license, operating a vehicle while never licensed.

In addition to CPD officers Browning and Elliott, assisting in the arrest were Chief Brent Turner, Capt. J.L. McElfresh, Officer Chris Cooper, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Seymour Police Department, and Indiana State Police.