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8/22/16

"Police investigating card scam at Hanover gas station"

Police are reporting a card scamming operation in Hanover. According to Hanover Town Marshall Ron Kroger, the owner of the BP gas station located at 468 East Lagrange Road contacted police after finding one of the pumps had been tampered with. Police believe the culprit placed a card skimmer on the machine at around 6:40 p.m. Thursday before returning to remove it at around 5:15 p.m. Friday. Police advice anybody who used the pumps to monitor their bank accounts for suspicious activity.
The HPD is investigating to find the individuals responsible. Anybody who used one of the machines at the Hanover BP during that time frame, or anybody with information on the scam, is encouraged to contact the Hanover Police Department at (812) 866-2131.

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"Delays expected on U.S. 421"

Culvert work, pipe replacements, and road construction will prompt possible delays on U.S. Route 421 beginning today (August 22). The work will require partial road closures, resulting in one-lane traffic that could lead to delays.
Two sites will be affected in Jefferson County. The first site is near Mile Marker 6, north of Century Tube and near the old Don and Deb gas station. The second is near Mile Marker 12, south of Camp Meeting Road. Area drivers may also be affected by work on a site near Mile Marker 24, which is south of Versailles.
The road work should be completed by Thursday, August 25.

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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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