Library To Present ‘Things That Go Bump…In The Cemetery’

Cemetery culture, art, history and genealogy expert, Joy Neighbors, will entertain and educate library visitors with her presentation, ‘Things that Go Bump…in the Cemetery’ at 2 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Seymour Library.
Each year, A Grave Interest goes on after-dark cemetery trek, ghost tours and paranormal investigations to get a first-hand look at some of the “liveliest” places around. Freelance writer, Joy Neighbors will tell you personal experiences with disembodied voices. Neighbors travels by RV and is also a renowned wine judge.
This free Jackson County Public Library program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Dinner Theatre Coming To Scott Heritage Museum

The Scott County Heritage Museum Theatre Group will host a dinner theatre production of “The Dixie Swim Club” Nov. 2 & 3 and Nov. 9 & 10.
This play is about 5 women who have been friends since college and meet every year for a reunion.
Dinner is served at 6; the play begins at 7. Tickets are $30 per person or two or more are $25 available at the Scott County Museum 812-752-1050.
This is a limited seating engagement

Monday’s Jackson County Tax Sale List Pared Down To 77

Properties with taxes delinquent more than 18 months in Jackson County have been reduced to 77 for Monday’s Tax Sale, according to Jackson County Treasurer Roger Hurt.
“We originally advertised 129 properties in September but property owners have been coming in to pay back taxes keeping their property from being auctioned by the county,” Hurt said.
He added that the number of properties that actually will be a part of Monday’s sale could be reduced further.
“We will be accepting the amount due before the sale to remove the parcel from the actual sale by 4:30 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 19,” he said.
Currently the 77 properties have a total of $401,465.70 in delinquent taxes and fees owed, the treasurer said.
SRI will again be conducting the sale beginning at 10 a.m. on Oct. 22 and the list provided on the web site at is updated daily for review, he advised.
“This year the Tax Sale will be held during the Early Voting process in the Court House lobby and we advise that those attending to be observant and respectful to those bidding,” Hurt said.

Communities Set Trick Or Treat Times

Crothersville and Austin will all observe trick or treat hours from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Youngsters in Scottsburg will get an extra half hour from 6 to 8:30 p.m., to collect treats on Halloween.
There will be extra police patrolling the street that evening.
For safety, residents who welcome costumed youngsters are asked to illuminate their front porch light. Parents should accompany their children and instruct them to only visit home with a front porch light lit.

Scott Memorial Hospital Hosts Annual Women’s Health Event Monday

Scott and Jackson County women are invited to be a part of Women’s Health Night at Scott Memorial Hospital next Monday, Oct. 22, from 6-8 p.m. This popular annual event celebrates you, your mom, your daughter, your friend and all women in your life, said spokeswoman Hope White.
Women’s Health Night features free health screenings, guest speakers, interactive displays and door prizes. Information will be available on a number of women’s health topics including sleep apnea, diabetes, nutrition, weight loss, osteoporosis, obstetrics and gynecology, cancer, stroke, heart disease and stress management. The first 150 attendees will receive a goody bag and one attendee will win a grand prize. Light refreshments will be served.
Nancy Hanna, PA, Just for Women will discuss osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and treatments.
Health Screenings include:
•Blood Pressure
•Blood Sugar
•Body Composition Analysis
•Skin Screening offered by Norton’s
•Bone Density Screening by Norton’s
For more information about the event, please contact Hope White at 812-752-8506.

Fun & Fitness Now At Crothersville’s Bard Street Park

A $10,000 grant through Purdue University provided new playground equipment geared toward physical fitness and preventing obesity. The Crothersville Parks Board and volunteers recently completed the installation of the fun through fitness playground at the Bard Street Park on the east side of town.

When residents visit the Bard Street Park they will now find more than just a large field of grass and a shelterhouse. This past summer, in addition to traditional playground equipment, the Crothersville Parks Board has installed outdoor fitness equipment as well.
Earlier this year, the local Parks Board was approved for a $10,000 grant, provided by Purdue University through the Center for Disease Control, according to Parks Board President Ron Foster.
Equipment started arriving over the summer and park volunteers began its installation.
In additional to swings, monkey bars, and merry-go-round, also included at the Bard Street Park are a wave slide, a swing for special needs children, chin up bars, a rowing machine, a stepper/bike station, and a double chest press along with an informational sign with instructions on how to use the physical fitness equipment.
“The exercise equipment is geared toward those 13 years of age & older,”said Foster.
Mulch will be added around all equipment in Bard Street Park in the near future, he added.
“The Crothersville Parks Board is extremely thankful to Purdue and the CDC for allowing us to make these additions to Bard Street Park,” said Foster. “And what a great addition to our community.”
Foster expressed his thanks to community members who volunteered with the equipment installation.
“We hope that these new additions bring even more people out to use the parks in Crothersville,” he added.
The town also has Countryside Park on the west side of Crothersville.