Overdose Call For Help Sends 3 To Jail

A call for help for an overdoing man shortly after midnight last Wednesday, July 4, resulted in three Scott County residents booked into Scott County Jail on a variety of drug related charged.
Scott County sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call that Anthony Fortner, 46, of rural Scottsburg was overdoing. When authorities arrived they found Fortner unresponsive and not breathing. They administered Naloxone which counteracted the drugs Fortner took. Scott County EMS transported Fortner to Scott Memorial Hospital for additional treatment.
While treating Fortner, deputies observed syringes and crystal like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine on the unconscious man.
Two other people at the residence, Brian and Felecia King, were detained for questioning. Deputies searched the home and property and found a purse, a plastic bag tested positive for methamphetamine, pills, and a bag of marijuana. Police K-9 Cyrus was deployed and indicated the presence of an additional narcotic substance near a shrub.
The Kings were taken into custody at that time. Once Fortner was released from medical care, he was placed under arrest as well.
Fortner faces charges of maintaining common nuisance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of syringe,
Brian King, 39, of Scottsburg was charged with possession of methamphetamine, visiting common nuisance, possession of marijuana.
Felecia King, 41, of Nabb was charged with visiting common nuisance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of syringe, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance.

Boy Scouts, VFW Plan Community Flag Retirement

Crothersville Boy Scout Troop 522 and the Crothersville VFW Post 1083 will be retiring U.S. flags at the Countryside Park near the baseball fields next Tuesday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m.
Flags that are faded or torn should be respectfully destroyed.
“Area residents who have flags needing retirement can drop them off at the VFW during business hours or bring them to the park the evening of the retirement ceremony,” said local Scoutmaster Steve Plasse. “Please note that the retirement is a solemn and quiet event.”

Scott County School District 1 Classes Start Aug. 2; Registration July 26

Scott County School Dist. 1 has scheduled back-to-school events for Thursday, July 26, which parents and students need to know.
Registration For New Students Not Previously Enrolled
Parents should bring any school records, withdrawal forms, or grade reports you may have from the child’s previous school.
Thursday, July 26: Preschool – 5th grades – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Elementary Cafeteria
Thursday, July 26: 6th, 7th & 8th grades – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Middle School; 9th-12th grades – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the High School
•Dates To Pay For Textbooks And Meals:
Thursday, July 26: Kindergarten – 5th Grade – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Elementary Cafeteria
Thursday, July 26: 6th Thru 8th Grades– 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Austin Middle School; 9th— 12th Grade– 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Austin High School
Parents should accompany 9th – 12th grade students to registration to complete required forms
•Textbook Prices:
Prosser – $50.00
Kindergarten – $100.00
1st – 12th Grades – $100.00
•Meal Prices:
Breakfast – Grades PK – 12th – $1.15
Lunch – Grades PK – 12th – $2.30
Families can apply for meal and textbook assistance from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 26. Elementary students’ parents can apply in the elementary cafeteria; Middle & High schools students’ parents can apply at those respective schools.
•Income Eligibility Guidelines
1 in household, $22,459/yr; 2 in household, $30,451; 3 in household, $38,443; 4 in household, $46,435; 5 in household, $54,427; 6 in household, $62,419; 7 in household, $70,411; 8 in household, $78,403.
Households who currently receive Food Stamps or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) for their children may have been direct certified. These families will need to complete an application for assistance only if they do not receive a notice from the school corporation informing them that they will be provided meal/textbook assistance.
You will need the following to apply: Food Stamp or TANF Case Number if applicable (This is not the number on the applicant’s Hoosier Works Card – if unknown applicant needs to call 1-800-403-0864 to obtain correct number)
If no food stamp or TANF number: Name of each household member, Total income of each household member, Parent Social Security number
All students are advised to adhere to the above scheduled dates and times.
Important start of school dates:
Wednesday, Aug. 1: Staff Orientation – 8 a.m.. – High School/Middle School Cafeteria. All employees of Scott County School District 1 are to meet with the superintendent.
Thursday, Aug. 2: First Day of School; Classes begin at 8:20 a.m.
All kindergarten students will come to meet their teacher between the hours of 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Students will not stay. Their first day of classes will be Friday, Aug. 3.
To be eligible to attend Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by August 1, 2018.
Buses will make their regular morning and afternoon runs.
There will be no breakfast will be served the first day of school; however, lunch will be served.
Friday, Aug. 3: Preschool students and their parents will come to school to meet their teacher between 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. but they will not stay. They will be advised whether they will attend morning or afternoon sessions.
Preschool students will begin their regular classes on Monday, Aug. 6.
To be eligible for pre-school students must be 4 years of age by Aug. 1.
Students should bring their meal money and book rental fees if these have not previously been paid.
Scott County School District 1 is committed to equal opportunity. It is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, handicapping conditions, or national origin, including limited English proficiency in any employment opportunity. No person is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subject to unlawful discrimination on such basis under any educational program or student activity.
The Title 9 and 504 Section coordinator is Robert Anderson, Superintendent of Schools. He can be reached by calling 812-794-8750 or at P. O. Box 9, Austin, IN 47102.

‘Arts In The Parks’ Coming To Starve Hollow & Lake Monroe

The Indiana Arts Commission and the Department of Natural Resources have teamed up to produce Arts in the Parks projects, bringing arts activities to the state parks, state historic sites, and state recreation areas.
Nashville oil painter, Charlene Marsh, will be demonstrating her plein air, palette knife painting techniques at two state properties this summer. The accomplished plein air painter will be working, on location, at the swimming beaches, capturing the energy, spirit, and excitement of the swimmers and the natural environment.
This year, Marsh has added a “hands on” component to give visitors a chance to try painting themselves. Supports, paint, palette knives, and brushes will be available. Non-toxic, washable, tempera paints suitable for children to use will be provided.
On Saturday, July 14, she will be painting, demonstrating, taking questions, and guiding budding painters at the Starve Hollow State Recreation Area swimming beach near Vallonia from noon to 3 p.m.
On Saturday, July 21, she will be painting, demonstrating, taking questions, and guiding aspiring painters at the Monroe Lake Paynetown State Recreation Area at the Visitors Center patio overlooking the beach, 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, Indiana, from noon to 3 p.m.
Both events are rain or shine.

Fireworks In Austin This Friday Night

The annual Austin Fireworks display will be this Friday night, June 29, on the grounds of Austin High School/Middle School. The event is traditionally held the Friday before July 4th, giving families and friends a chance to celebrate Independence Day a little early, according to Melissa Turner, spokesperson for Austin Mayor Dillo Bush.
Food booths will be set up by the Austin Volunteer Fire Department, Austin Lions Club, and the Psi Iota Xi Sorority. All booths will open by 6 p.m. on the east side of the school building. Fireworks will begin at dark.
Free entertainment will fill the hours prior to the fireworks. The music lineup is planned by Ray Bowling and will include bands Redemptions Cross, Hewitt & Fink, Lonesome Crow Acoustic Show, On the House, and The Fabulous Hickbilly’s.
“Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the fireworks comfortably,” said Turner.
Parking will be available in front of the school building and on the south side of the gym located at the elementary schools. Some parking will be available on the east side of the complex.