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8/26/16

"Arrest made in Jennings County overdose investigation"

A man arrested in Jennings County may be connected to the recent string of drug overdoses in that area.
According to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, on Wednesday, August 24 at approximately 2 p.m. deputies and Troopers from the Indiana State Police executed a search warrant on West Mark Drive in Geneva Township where they located a small amount of drugs, stolen handguns and drug paraphernalia. Inside the home were 18-year-old Jordan McCarty and a 17-year-old female. Jordan McCarty was arrested and faces preliminary felony charges of Altering the Serial Number on a Handgun, Possession of Stolen Property, and Possession of a Narcotic Drug.
The Sheriff’s Department is investigating if McCarty could be involved with the Jennings County overdoses. Between 6:00 p.m. August 23 and 12:30 a.m. August 24, the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department and EMS were dispatched to ten possible overdose calls, one of which resulted in a death. While investigating the overdoses, the Sheriff’s Department and Jennings County Prosecutor Brian Belding were able to gather enough information to obtain a search warrant from Jennings County Circuit Court Judge Jon Webster for the residence in which McCarty was arrested.

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"INDOT awards Jefferson County with grant for road work"

Work has begun on Hatcher Hill as part of the America’s Best Communities project.
Indiana Department of Transportation officials visited the Jefferson County Highway Department Thursday morning to present the county with a grant award.
Jefferson County will be receiving state matching funds for local road and bridge improvements through the “Community Crossings” program. INDOT representative Chris Wahlman announced the county will receive a total of $629,339.80 through the program, which will be matched with county funding for a total of more than $1.2 million. The county will commit the money to paving and repairing several roads in the county, as well as work on a county bridge.
Jefferson County Commissioner Robert Little contributed the successful application to Highway Director Bobby Phillips, who Little said put long hours into getting the application ready. Phillips said the Highway Department hopes to start on the projects as soon as possible.
The Town of Hanover also applied for the “Community Crossings” program, and will receive $70,000 from the state.

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"June unemployment numbers released"

Food, vendors, live music, and more are on tap for the 52nd Canaan Fall Festival. The festival will be held Friday and Saturday, September 9 and 10.
The festival parade will be held at 10:30 a.m. the 10th. New to this year’s festivities is the Antique Tractor Pull, which will take place at 1:30 p.m. on the 10th. The 50th Pony Express Mail Run from Canaan to Madison will be at 1:00 p.m. the 10th. Don’t forget to bring your mail for a commemorative cancellation stamp. Other events include the cornhole tournament, kid’s games, a frog contest, flea market, arts and crafts exhibits, and much more.
Entries for festivities are still being accepted. For more information, call 812-839-3510.
In addition, the Canaan School will be hosting their first ever Alumni Day following the Fall Festival Parade September 10th. All Canaan School alumni are invited to attend. If you are an alumni or know one, please share the date and spread the word. For more information or to RSVP, call 812-839-0003.

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"Canaan gearing up for Fall Festival"

Food, vendors, live music, and more are on tap for the 52nd Canaan Fall Festival. The festival will be held Friday and Saturday, September 9 and 10.
The festival parade will be held at 10:30 a.m. the 10th. New to this year’s festivities is the Antique Tractor Pull, which will take place at 1:30 p.m. on the 10th. The 50th Pony Express Mail Run from Canaan to Madison will be at 1:00 p.m. the 10th. Don’t forget to bring your mail for a commemorative cancellation stamp. Other events include the cornhole tournament, kid’s games, a frog contest, flea market, arts and crafts exhibits, and much more.
Entries for festivities are still being accepted. For more information, call 812-839-3510.
In addition, the Canaan School will be hosting their first ever Alumni Day following the Fall Festival Parade September 10th. All Canaan School alumni are invited to attend. If you are an alumni or know one, please share the date and spread the word. For more information or to RSVP, call 812-839-0003.

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