On Saturday October 15th just before 4:30 PM Lafayette Township Fire Protection District was dispatched to a single vehicle crash in the 6500 block of Scottsville Rd in Floyds Knobs Indiana. Lafayette Twp Rescue 1 arrived on scene to find a vehicle on its top in a creek. Initial dispatch reports that a victim was trapped under the vehicle. Rescue 1 arrived on scene to find all victims out of the vehicle. Three victims were involved in the crash and transported to various hospitals. Two children were transported to Norton’s Children Hospital in Louisville and the other transported to Baptist Health Floyd. The victim that was transported to Baptist Health Floyd was pronounced dead there by doctors. The condition of the other two victims are unknown.
The crash is under investigation by Floyd County Sheriff Office.
Updated 10-16-2016. Original story stated victim was transported to University of Louisville. While in route, the transporting ambulance contacted University of Louisville doctors who then advised that ambulance to divert to the closest hospital Baptist Health Floyd.
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:
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
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
The 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!
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
Two 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.
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.
Thursday morning at 9:12 A.M. Lafayette Township Fire Protection District and New Chapel Fire Company were dispatched to I-64 Westbound, around the 122 mile marker, on a RV fire. First units on scene arrived seven minutes later to a bus type RV heavily involved with fire. Firefighters were able to gain control of the fire at 9:30 A.M. The RV, hauling a large trailer behind it, was a total loss due to the fire. The trailer only suffered minor damage and none of its contents were damaged. The fire started in the engine compartment located in the back of the RV. The cause is unknown. No one was injured in the fire.
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.
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.