Council Hears Project Updates, Makes Annual Appointments

The Crothersville Town Council heard updates on town projects and made annual appointments to boards when they met on Jan. 2.
Town Engineer Brad Bender told the council that the storm water project on the west side of town now substantially completed.
“The new, larger culverts on Kovener Street, Park Avenue and Bethany Road were set and the roadways opened to traffic Dec. 13,” said Bender. “There are a few punch list items for O’Mara to complete but we should be closed out well ahead of the July 2018 deadline.”
The next big project for Crothersville will be paving some 14 streets as a part of the state’s Community Crossroads grant.
Bender said bid documents will be completed and the project advertised for bids later this month with bids opened at the town council’s February meeting. “We should be ready to provide the winning bidder a notice to proceed by the April council meeting,” said Bender.
“That should get us in line in front of the large number of other communities who were also awarded paving grants,” he said.
Trena Carter of Ara said the town will be applying to the Office of Community and Rural Affairs on Feb. 9 for a $550,000 grant to replace the aging lift station at Seymour Road and to replace storm water and sanitary sewer lines in the immediate area.
If approved, the town will have to come up with a $144,272 local match.
In annual appointments, the council made a change to its leadership voting to name Danieta Foster as the new town council president. Chad Wilson was elected vice president.
Wilson, Brenda Holzworth, and Charles Densford were re-appointed to the town safety board.
Lenvel ‘Butch’ Robinson was re-appointed to the Jackson County Solid Waste District.
Curt Kovener was re-appointed as the town’s representative on Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation.

Cana Methodist Giving Away Coats

Cana United Methodist Church, located on State Road 250 east of Uniontown, is giving away winter coats.
According Pastor Brynen Chitwood, church members have been and continue to collect winter coats to distribute to those who need one.
“The temperatures have been extremely low lately and for that we would like to distribute coats throughout Jackson & Jennings Counties,” he said
Each Saturday of the month of January the church will be serving some type of hot soup along with giving away coats from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There is no deadline for the giving of these coats and if you need one don’t hesitate to stop by the church or call 812-599-9547, Chitwood said.

Christmas Confection Construction

Over 40 area youngsters, adults and their families took part in the annual Christmas tradition of building a gingerbread house at the Crothersville Library on Thursday.
Using white icing as glue, graham crackers were used to construct walls and roof then colorful candies accented the edible holiday decoration.
Seven-year-old Brandi Dawson of Crothersville concentrates as she pipes icing to decorate her gingerbread house as her mother, Abigail Davis, watches the progress.

The Times Takes A Holiday Break

This will be the final issue of 2017 for the Crothersville Times as we take our traditional holiday vacation. Look for your first issue of the Times on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018.

From Curt the editor, Dale who is in charge of circulation, Doris the circulation supervisor, Becky the occasional columnist, Willow the Cat and Emma the Great Pyrenees who are in charge of Wilderness critter control…thanks for reading and Happy Holidays!

CHS Coronates Homecoming Court

Noah Hoskins, son of Chris & Connie Hoskins, was named Homecoming King and Chasta Lamb, daughter of Sonja Lizenby and Doug Lamb was named Homecoming Queen prior to the Crothersville-Madison Shawe basketball game Friday in the CHS gym. The Tigers defeated the visiting Hilltoppers 77-47 to extend their season to 5-2.
First runners-up were Lane Wienhorst, son of Jennifer and Kenney Wienhorst and Maddie Riley, daughter of Susie and Bobby Riley; 2nd Runners-Up, Josh Thomas, son Tabitha Smallwood and Cami Keasler, daughter of Angie and Cory Keasler; 3rd Runners-Up, Logan Brewer son of Natalie Roberts and Eric Brewer and Piper Hensley, daughter of Tanita and Kevin Hensley.

Holiday Closings

Crothersville Town Hall will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 25 & 26 for Christmas and Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 1 & 2 for New Years.
Rumpke trash and recycling pick up will be delayed both weeks from Tuesday to Wednesday.
The Crothersville Post Office will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, & Monday, Jan. 1.
The Jackson County Public Library in Crothersville, Medora & Seymour will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and January 1. All branches will close at 6 p.m. December 20-21 and December 26-28.
The Discovery Bus is also off the road December 25 through January 1.
Customers may use the materials returns at the Seymour, Crothersville, and Medora libraries on the nights and days the libraries are closed.