Woodcarver to be at Cave City

December 15, 2010 CAVE CITY — Cave City Kiwanis Club will have its regularly scheduled meeting at noon Thursday at Cave City Community Center.Woodcarver Jeff Ellis will exhibit his work.The meeting is open to the public.

Fund set up to help injured girl

December 15, 2010 A fund has been set up at Liberty Bank for a Newark girl who was involved in an automobile accident Dec. 2 on Gap Road near Rounds Road.Sarah Curtis, 17, was injured when the car in which she was riding, and which was driven by Thaddeus Watkins, 20, also of Newark slid off the road, flipped and hit a tree. Sarah’s father, Paul Curtis, said Watkings had reportedly tried to miss a deer by swerving, causing the accident.Sarah suffered a crushed skull, broken wrist, punctured lung, cracked clavicle on the lefthand side and a crushed L1 vertabrae.

Sharp Co. office closing

December 15, 2010 ASH FLAT — Sharp County Judge Larry Brown has announced that the Sharp County Courthouse will be closed Dec. 23 and 24 for the Christmas holiday and again Dec. 31 for New Year’s.

Boy’s death ruled accidental

December 15, 2010 NEWPORT — A 14-year-old boy is dead following an accidental shooting near Bradford.Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas said around 9 p.m. Tuesday his office received a call from a woman who said a shooting had occurred at 1007 Jackson County Road 307.Upon arrival deputies found Austin Staude, 14, with a single gunshot wound. Preliminary investigation shows that the shooting was the result of an accidental discharge from a 30-30 rifle found at the scene. Staude was pronounced dead at the scene by Jackson County Coroner Cris Driver.

White Drive Baptist to host Christmas musical

December 15, 2010 White Drive Baptist Church will host its Christmas musical “O Holy Night!” at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.Admission is free and open to the public. The church is located at 445 White Drive, Batesville.Choir members include Nikki Essary, Jess Meek, Gerri Longo, Darlene Greenwood, Kaitlin Longo, Susan Queen, Carrie Hipp, Jeni Bullard, Pam Treadway, Claudia Pacheco, Elysia Evans, Jenny Elfrink, Kati Bullard, Kevin Schertz, Duke Ashley, Curtis Sipe, Paul Queen, Victor Doffin, Ryan Longo, Koby Queen and Daniel Essary.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards local grant

December 15, 2010 GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded Literacy Council of Independence County Inc. in Batesville with a $7,000 Waiting List Reduction Grant.The literacy council will use the grant to reduce their waiting list for adult literacy services.

Cantata is Sunday

December 15, 2010 Calvary Baptist Church will hold two special events on Sunday, a Christmas cantata at 10 a.m. and a Candlelight Service at 6 that evening.The church is located at 1775 Lyon St. in Batesville.

Southside looks at expanding sewer system

December 15, 2010 SOUTHSIDE — Some more Southside water customers may get sewer service.Tuesday night, the Southside Public Water Authority board discussed the possibility of expanding wastewater services for Linda Drive, Carousel Road and Newport Road from the intersection with Carousel to Highway 167, Twin Forks Road, Magnolia Street, T&J Circle Drive and all of the Lumpkin Subdivision.Matt Dunn with Crist Engineers presented the proposal, which included 18,200 linear feet of eight-foot PVC gravity sewer and five quad basins.

117 horses get food, water

December 15, 2010 SALEM — More than 100 starved and neglected horses have been moved from a Fulton County farm after a judge signed off on a search warrant last Thursday for the property owned by Rodney and Bill Kankey.The seizure of the horses is the result of a seven-month-long investigation that is still ongoing, according to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, which contacted the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Humane Society of the United States for assistance.

Vital Link EMS expands to Izard County

December 15, 2010 MELBOURNE — Vital Link has announced that it will begin comprehensive ambulance services for all of Izard County beginning at noon Dec. 29.The Izard County Quorum Court voted Tuesday to award an exclusive franchise to Vital Link to provide advanced life support emergency and non-emergency ambulance care for the citizen’s of Izard County to begin on or before Jan. 1. Vital Link has committed to provide two 24-hour advanced life support (paramedic) ambulances and to maintain continuous ambulance coverage for both emergency and non-emergency calls for all of Izard County.