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Sep
20
2016

Road Paving Changes On I 64 West Will Close Off Ramps Overnight

INDOT FLOYD COUNTY, IN-Paving will continue along westbound Interstate 64’s center lane this week through Wednesday night (SEPTEMBER 21) between the hours of 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. Milling and resurfacing operations in the center lane also require overnight closures of the westbound right lane.

The westbound right lane and I-64 ramps remain to be milled and paved.  That work will begin—weather permitting—at the end of the week.  INDOT’s contract completion date is October 31.

Paving operations require westbound I-64 ramp closures beginning at 9 P.M. at these locations:
TUESDAY—Westbound Exit 119, to U.S. Highway 150
WEDNESDAY—Westbound Exit 118, S.R. 62/SR 64

Again, Westbound off ramps as scheduled to reopen by 8 A.M. You can see the locations here:

Tuesday’s Ramp Closure

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Sep
14
2016

Bicentennial Torch Relay Arrives In Floyd County Thursday

The Bicentennial Torch will be in Floyd county on Thursday. Starting at 3 P.M. the torch will make it’s way from US 150 at the Harrison County Line all the way down Paoli Pike And through New Albany. Come join us at the corner of Paoli Pike and Scottsville Rd around 3:30-4:00 as we line the intersection in celebration of Indiana 200th anniversary.

You can follow the torch’s path by following the link Torch Relay Location.

You can lean more about the delay here Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay Updates

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Sep
14
2016

Lane And Road Closures Expected Sunday Sept. 18th

FROM INDOT (Indiana Department of Transportation)-

Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews are being scheduled to make pavement repairs this Sunday (SEPTEMBER 18) at two interstate highway locations in Floyd County.

  • Interstate 265 over Mt. Taber Road will be patched and repaired—weather permitting—Sunday morning between 5 and 11 a.m.  Work will require closing the eastbound left lane between mile markers 2.0 and 3.0.  The right lane and shoulder will remain open to traffic.
  • The eastbound I-64 on-ramp from eastbound U.S. Highway 150 will be completely closed to traffic this Sunday between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.—weather permitting—for pavement repairs.  All I-64 lanes at mile marker 119.0 will remain open

We have an interactive map for the US 150 area closed Sunday. Follow the link to view: https://goo.gl/b7tLuk

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Aug
10
2016

Lafayette Township Welcomes New Deputy Chief

tmp_18767-20160810_134544-1703152263The Lafayette Township Fire Protection District and the Board of Fire Trustees are pleased to announce Terry Herthel as the new Deputy Fire Chief for the Fire Department. Terry recently served as the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director. Terry’s experience in Emergency Services over the last 37 years will be a great asset to the Fire Department and the community. The position came open about 2 months ago when Don Allen retired after serving the community for over 45 years. Don continues to assist the Fire Department with Fire Prevention and Crusade for Children. Congratulations to both of these men!

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Aug
10
2016

Road paving begins this week

A tentative schedule for road paving this week in parts of Floyd County by MAC Asphalt. Some roads may be closed temporarily. Please watch out for workers and SLOW DOWN.

8/9/16 – Baumann Drive N & S, Baumann Blvd, Elsie Ct., Clyde Ct.

8/10/16 – Lee Drive, Skyline View, Skyline Ct., Skyline Forest

8/11/16 & 8/12/16 – North Skyline from Renn to Skyline View

8/15/16 – Kamer Miller from Mel Smith to Chapel lane  

8/16/16 & 8/17/16 – Fairview Knob  (Close Fairview Knob on the 15th from the last house to Skyline Drive)

8/18/16 – St. Marys from Banet to Campion

8/19/16 & 8/22/16 – Bethel/Freiberger from Starlight to Banet & Banet from Bethel/Freiberger to St. Marys

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Aug
9
2016

Vehicle Fires Make Up The Day on Monday 8-8-2016

8-8-16_I64WESTVehicleCrashFireTwo vehicles caught fire in separate inecidents On Monday August 8th.  The first incident happened around 10:20 A.M. on I 64 West near the one hundred and nineteen mile marker. A vehicle crashed into the back of another vehicle and then caught fire. A secondary accident occurred behind the first accident as well. Both crashes caused minor injures and two people were taken to the hospital to be checked for further evaluation.

 

 

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The second incident, Lafayette Twp was called for mutual aid to Ashberry Ln in New Chapel Fire Company’s District. A SUV was being used to cultivate a hay field. The vehicle caught fire, possibly from overheating engine parts, catching the field on fire as well. Lafayette responded Brush 15 to the scene and assisted in extinguishing the field and the vehicle. No one was injured in the fire.

 

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Jul
7
2016

RV Fire on I-64 Westbound Thursday

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Jun
30
2016

Floyd County To Launch Mass Notification For Residents In July

Floyd County government officials announce the launch of the Alert Floyd County Mass Notification System. A emergency alert system that can send text, email or voice call alerts. When residents sign up for the free service they can get immediate weather alerts, unexpected road closures, missing persons alerts and life safety alerts. You can add several locations and a few different ways to contact you with an alert. You can also customize what alerts you wish to receive. Floyd County Residents will be able to sign up by following this link Floyd County Mass Notification System . The link will also be on the following websites: www.floydcounty.in.gov and www.floydcountyema.org.

Residents that signed up for the NIXLE notification system will have to sign up for the new notification system. NIXLE will no longer be in use after July 8th when Alert Floyd County Mass Notification System come online.

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Jun
16
2016

Five victims rescued from Indian Creek in Greenville

Wednesday afternoon around 3:30 PM, five juveniles were reported missing while wading in a rain swollen Indian River Creek near Greenville, In. Some reports indicated the juveniles entered the creek around noon near 8536 Old Vincennes Road. The only indication they may have been in trouble was their bicycles and cell phones were left by the creek and the victims were nowhere to be found.

Georgetown Fire Protection District and Lafayette Township Fire Protection District responded units to the emergency call. Chief Jeremy Klein, of the Lafayette Township Fire Protection District, deployed GTFPD Quad 22 to the bridge crossing at Hamby Rd and John Pectol Rd. Then sent LTFPD Rescue 1 to the location where they were last seen to search the rest of the creek. GTFPD Quad 22 found the five victims, almost a mile and a half from where they entered the water, near the Hamby Rd and John Pectol bridge. Quad 22′s crew safely rescued the five victims from the creek.  The victims said while they were wading in the creek the water began to rapidly rise and swept them downstream. None of the victims suffered any injuries and were returned to their parents.

We would like to remind everyone that you should NOT enter rain swollen, fast moving waters. Flash flooding can occur without warning and you could easily be swept away and drown.

 

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Jun
1
2016

2016 Crusade Door to Door Schedule

Here are the routes and days we will be bringing the fire trucks for the WHAS Crusade For Children. Remember: If we miss you, you can always drop off your donation at the fire house on Scottsville Rd or one of our road blocks at Scottsville Rd and Paoli Pike or Highlander Point. You can even call us to come pic it up or send us a message on one of our social media outlets.

Wednesday

Old Hill, E. & W. Riley Rd., Grandview, Fox Hill Estates, Old Vincennes Rd, Spring Farms, Spring Creek, Quarry Rd, Fox Hunters Point, Westchester, Kelly’s Ridge, & ALL Other Side Roads and Subdivisions
Woods of Lafayette, Altawood, Buffalo Trails, Paoli Pike from Scottsville to Buffalo Trail, & ALL Other Side Roads and Subdivisions
Spickert Knob Road, Jones Lane, South Skyline Drive, Plum Hill, Orchards of  Moser Knob, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions

Thursday

The area of Brush College, Weber Lane, Country View Estates, Forest Springs, Rustic Hills, Crestwood Manor, Scenic Valley, Lakeview Estates, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions. Including: Anson Ln., Andrew Dr., Ella Dr., Joann Ct., Kendall Ct., Haley Ct., Dalton Ct., Country View Dr., Wolford Dr., Shady View Dr., Elaine Dr., Erin Dr., Erin Ct., Lakeview Dr., West Shoreline Dr., East Shoreline Dr., Denise Way, Hunter Trail, Scenic Valley Dr.,and Lorean Court.

Moser Knob Road, N. Skyline to St. Johns Rd., Woods of Skyline, Lee Drive, Bauman’s Bluff, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions.

Friday

The area of Buck Creek Road, Wimberley Woods, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions

Saturday

Loi Road, Eagles Trace, Cornerstone Drive, Martin Road, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
E. Luther Road, Knable Court, Twinview Court, Arthur Park, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
Lawrence Banet Road, Fairways of Valley View, Fairway Drive, Golfland Court, Woodfield Drive, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
Paoli Pike (From Scottsville to US 150), Doe Creek, Sylvan Estates, Bridge Court, Flemar Drive, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
Campion Road, English Stables, Whispering Woods, Atkins Road to Clark County line
Beckin Drive, Flora Drive, Peach Orchard, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
St. Mary’s Road, Highland Drive, Paul’s Lane, Arrow Run, Andrea Drive, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
Starlight Road, Bethel Road, Gloria Lane, McCartin Drive, Roberts Road, Foskuhl Road, Book Road, Emmons Lane, Banet Road, Freiberger Road, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
Stiller Road, Smith Road, Gold Dust Hills, Fertig Creek Road, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
St. Johns Road, Wieseka Hill Road, Balmer Fenwick Road, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions
Pete Andres Road, Kirby Road, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions

Saturday

Scottsville, Jenny Lane, Dogwood, Bent Creek, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions

Sunday

Scottsville, Jenny Lane, Dogwood, Bent Creek, ALL Side Roads and Subdivisions

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