The FED UP! Coalition to End the Opioid Epidemic

The FED UP! Coalition to End the Opioid Epidemic


We are rallying on International Overdose Awareness Day, Thursday, August 31st starting at 5 pm at Austin City Hall, 80 W. Main Street in Austin and ending at Jayce Ray Stallings Youth Center, 1054 Clay Street in Austin, and invite you to join us.
We will have a police escort walking from Austin City Hall to the Jayce Ray Stallings Youth Center, where we will hear speakers, eat a meal, and release balloons in memory of overdose deaths. It is our hope that you will want to be a part of this rally and join us in calling for an immediate and coordinated federal response to the national opioid crisis.

Many of our friends and families in Scott County, Indiana, have been impacted by the opioid addiction epidemic, a problem that the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called the “worst drug epidemic in U.S. history.” Overdose deaths attributed to opioids (pain killers and heroin) have more than quadrupled since 2000, reaching more than 33,000 in 2015. Drug overdose deaths now surpass motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of accidental death. However, overdose deaths are just the tip of an iceberg. Other consequences of our opioid crisis include soaring rates of opioid addiction, opioid-related hospital visits and infants born opioid-dependent. This crisis is devastating our families throughout Indiana.

The FED UP! Coalition to End the Opioid Epidemic is working to organize rallies to be held simultaneously on

August 31st in cities and towns across the U.S. and Canada. It will be a day for peaceful demonstrations calling for action, and a day to remember the thousands who have been lost to overdose. No one is immune to the disease of addiction. It’s time to speak out against the stigma and the policies that have led to this epidemic.

Participation in our International Overdose Awareness Day Rally is free. Anyone wishing to be involved is welcome.

To get involved with our rally or to join us on August 31, please contact Becky Thomas at 812.595.0829. Sincerely,

Becky Thomas
Coordinator for FED UP! Rally in Scott County, Indiana 812.595.0829
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Scott County recognized at Indiana Credentialing Association on Addiction & Drug Abuse Annual Conference’s Awards Luncheon


Please congratulate Kiwanian Lori Croasdell for being awarded the 2016 Prevention Professional of the Year  by the Indiana Credentialing Association on Addiction and Drug Abuse.

(Please click HERE to view the Award details)


Twice Told Tales (TTT)

Friends of the library

Twice Told Tales will be open Friday, August 11, and Saturday, August 12, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
The used book store is at 765 South Main, Scottsburg.
     August is the last month for the summer special, Buy 2 Get 1 FREE, and all books qualify forthe reduced pricing.  Of notable interest are:
     ** Cookbooks – many new choices
     ** Janet Evanovich – very good selection of the # books
     ** Fantasy, SciFi – expanded section, several series’ books
     ** Front room – all new-to-the-store books
     ** Hardback fiction – best selection of newer books since opening the store!
     Twice Told Tales is operated by Friends of the Library with all proceeds supporting the readers of
Scott County.  

The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club awarded Kami Owens a $300 scholarship


The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club awarded Kami Owens a $300 scholarship their recent dinner/meeting at The Kitchen on the Square in ScottsburgPictured with Kami is Kiwanis member Brent Inman Kami is a graduate of Austin High School and successfully completed enough dual credits to earn her Associates Degree.  Kami will study marketing and human relations at Indiana University this fall.  Congratulations to Kami and best wishes for her continued studies


Kiwanis 5K Run/Walk – August 26,



Kiwanis 5K Run/Walk for the Kids August 26

The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club will hold its annual 5K Run/Walk at Hardy Lake State Park starting at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 26.  The regular fee for admission to the park will be waived for race participants.

The Race will start and finish at the beach area, just a short distance from where the Friends of Hardy Lake will be serving a marvelous breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. (only $6.50 for adults, $3.00 for kids ages 3-12, and free for kids under 3).

The fee for race participants is $20 per person.  Runners and Walkers can register directly with the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club, in which case the registration fee will go directly toward funding the Kiwanis Club’s many programs that benefit the children or Scott County, or they can register through any of our Participating Organizations, which will retain 50% of the fees collected to support their own programs.  Those Participating Organizations include CASA, CRADLE, Scottsburg Boys Basketball Team, Lexington Good Faith PreSchool, and the Youth Grantmaking Council.

Runners and Walkers are encouraged to get Personal Sponsors to benefit the organization which they are supporting.  100% of the money collected from Personal Sponsors will go to the organization which the Runner or Walker is supporting.  Three Special Awards will be given to 1) the Participating Organization that raises the most money from Personal Sponsors, 2) the Participating Organization sponsoring the individual Runner or Walker who raises the most money from Personal Sponsors, and 3) the Participating Organization sponsoring the individual Runner or Walker who has the most Personal Sponsors.  (Participating Organizations are eligible to receive a Special Award in only one category.)

Special Awards with be given to the first male finisher and the first female finisher, the first finisher with a child in a stroller, and the finisher with the best costume.  In addition, certificates of recognition will be given to the male and female runners and the male and female walkers with the best times in the following age groups: 19 and under; 20 through 39; 40 through 59; 60 through 69; and 70 and older.

For registration forms and other information contact Kiwanis 5K Coordinator Guy Townsend at or 812/889-2522.