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Floyd County Substance Abuse Hotline

The Floyd County Health Department has set up a new lifeline for members of our community seeking help for their substance abuse problems.

Functional this week, the phone service provides numbers for substance abuse assistance. Callers are provided the names and organizations to contact for inpatient and outpatient therapy as well as detoxification. People may use the service anonymously or can contact a FCHD representative for assistance and follow-up.

The number is (812) 542-6844. Use is not limited to Floyd County residents. The roll-out of the lifeline will be linked to publicity efforts to increase the visibility of its number. We hope to increase utilization of services already in existence in our area. The FCHD has been working for months to increase awareness and use of community addiction assets that help those with drug issues.

“This is a part of the Health Department’s continuing response to the increasing public health effects of drug abuse in our community”, said Floyd County Health Officer Thomas M. Harris, MD. Dr. Harris did note that to date Floyd County has not yet seen the spike in Hepatitis C and HIV cases that have troubled other southern Indiana counties and have led to measures such as needle exchanges in those communities. “We are seeing an increase in the overdoses secondary to heroin, however.”

For additional information please contact the FCHD at 812-948-4726.

INDOT Seeks Members for ADA Advisory Group

Indiana Dept of TransportationNext meeting held at INDOT Seymour office on Feb. 22

The Indiana Department of Transportation is seeking applications from Indiana residents for membership in its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Community Advisory Working Group.

INDOT seeks membership from a broad cross-section of Indiana for its ADA Advisory Working Group. In particular, individuals with disabilities, or those who provide services to persons with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

There are now two ways to participate. Statewide Advisory Group members are expected to travel to six meetings around the state – one in each INDOT regional district. Applicants who prefer to represent their area may participate on a regional committee that will meet with the Advisory Group once each year.

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File Taxes for Free

IN FreefileTax season has officially begun, and Hoosiers can use Indiana freefile to file their federal and state income taxes online for free by using the same software that many people pay to use.

Eligible taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of $64,000 or less qualify to file for free using INfreefile.

Returns filed online are processed in 12 to 14 days and have a lower error rate than paper returns. Filing online is also more secure, since personal information will be in the hands of fewer people.

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TOLLING BEGINS DEC. 30 ON I-65 AND EAST END BRIDGES

The I-64 (Sherman Minton) and the US 31/Second Street (Clark Memorial) bridges across the Ohio River will not be tolled in connection with the project.

Riverlink Logo

Drivers traveling in Louisville and Southern Indiana need to prepare for the start of tolling on three Ohio River bridges. Tolling on the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project is scheduled to begin Friday, December 30.

Tolled bridges include the two I-65 bridges connecting Downtown Louisville and Southern Indiana, the new Abraham Lincoln Bridge and the improved John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge. The new East End bridge connecting the Gene Snyder Freeway in Prospect, Ky. with State Road 265 in Utica, Ind. opens late December 18 and will also be tolled.

RiverLink is the name of the new, all-electronic tolling system that makes the project possible. There’s no stopping, no slowing, no lines and no coin machines. Toll rates range from $2-$12, depending on the size of vehicle and whether the driver has a RiverLink account and transponder.

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Public Meetings

Park Board
03-06-2017 6:00 pm
Stormwater Board Meeting
03-07-2017 4:30 pm
Commissioners Meeting
03-07-2017 6:00 pm
Board of Zoning Appeals
03-13-2017 6:00 pm
Planning Commission
03-20-2017 6:00 pm
Solid Waste District
03-21-2017 4:30 pm

Community Events

Floyd County Oral History Bicentennial Project
02-28-2017 7:00 pm
Southern Indiana Genealogical Society Meeting
03-02-2017 6:45 pm
First Friday Concert Series
03-03-2017 12:00 pm
First Friday Concert Series
04-07-2017 12:00 pm
Run Like a SuperHero 5K
04-08-2017 9:00 am
First Friday Concert Series
05-05-2017 12:00 pm