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Construction to affect routes to four State Park properties

first_imgBrookville, In. — Four big construction projects starting this month will affect guests traveling to Brown County State Park, Clifty Falls State Park, Hardy Lake and Brookville Lake for part or all of the summer season.The project affecting Brown County State Park could start as early as next week.The most current information about alternative routes can be obtained at stateparks.IN.gov/7881.htm or by calling the respective property office, as listed below, before traveling.The projects include:BROOKVILLE LAKE: Fairfield Causeway Road will be closed from April-October, for major reconstruction. Access to Mounds State Recreation Area is still from State Road 101. Quakertown SRA can be accessed from S.R. 101 on Dunlapsville Road. At least one pier of the Fairfield Causeway bridge is expected to remain open to boat traffic during the project. Call 765-647-2657 before visiting.BROWN COUNTY: The north entrance into Brown County State Park, 2 miles east of Nashville, on State Road 46, will be closed from April 8 – May 9, while repairs are made to the park’s historic Ramp Creek Covered Bridge. During the time that the bridge is under repair, park visitors must use the park’s west entrance 2 miles south of Nashville on S.R. 46. Horse campers can continue to use the south entrance into the equestrian campground. Call 812-988-6406 before visiting. NOTE: The bridge is the only surviving “double barreled” covered bridge in Indiana, and one of only six in the nation. It is also the oldest surviving covered bridge in Indiana. Originally built in Putnam County in 1838, it was moved to its present location, spanning the north fork of Salt Creek, by the Indiana State Highway Commission in 1932.CLIFTY FALLS: Beginning in early April, State Road 256 from Austin to Hardy Lake Road will be closed for a road-widening project. This is the primary access to Clifty Falls off I-65 for guests traveling from the north. This project will continue through the summer. From I-65, guests should take the Scottsburg exit (S.R.56), and head east toward Madison, then take S.R. 56 east all the way into Madison to access the park. An alternative route is to take S.R. 56 to S.R. 203 north to reach S.R. 256, then head east to Clifty Falls State Park. Call 812-273-8885 before visiting.HARDY LAKE: Beginning in early April, State Road 256 from Austin to Hardy Lake Road will be closed for a road-widening project. This is the primary access to Hardy Lake off I-65 for guests traveling from the north. This project will continue through the summer. From I-65, guests should take the Scottsburg exit, and head east toward Madison, then head north on S.R. 203, crossing over S.R.256, and continue north on Hardy Lake Road to the property. Call 812-794-3800 before visiting.A map of INDOT’s Next Level Roads current and future construction projects is at https://www.in.gov/indot/To view all DNR news releases, please see dnr.IN.gov.last_img read more

Saints heap misery on Canaries

first_img Goals from Morgan Schneiderlin, Rickie Lambert, Jay Rodriguez and Sam Gallagher did the damage at St Mary’s as Mauricio Pochettino’s side moved eighth in the Barclays Premier League at the end of a week in which Ralph Krueger was appointed chairman. Things are far less rosy at Norwich, with the 4-2 defeat a bad start to a vital few weeks that may well define their fate, given they face Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal in the final four fixtures. Norwich fans focused their anger on manager Chris Hughton as they fell to a fifth successive away defeat, despite staging an improbable late comeback at Southampton. James Ward-Prowse did well to stop Gary Hooper capitalising on defensive confusion in a rare moment of respite for Norwich, who soon saw Davis and Ramirez come close from the edge of the box. Referee Kevin Friend waved away appeals from Norwich’s players for handball against Jose Fonte on the edge of the Saints box. Eight City players surrounded the referee in the next break of play, which was soon followed by Hooper wasting Norwich’s best chance of the half by firing into the side-netting. Davis was booked for a strong challenge on Martin Olsson as frustrations began to come to the surface, with the Norwich full-back involving in a tussle with Rodriguez soon after. Anthony Pilkington was booked for attempting to turn in a Hooper cross with his arm and Southampton fans became audibly frustrated with Artur Boruc’s poor kicking as half-time approached. The Poland goalkeeper continued to look shaky when play resumed, although Saints were back in the ascendancy. Ward-Prowse forced Ruddy into action with a 25-yard strike, before the teenager sent in a corner which Rodriguez nodded just wide. In an attempt to put the match to bed, Pochettino surprisingly withdrew captain Lallana after 57 minutes – but it reaped immediate rewards. Fonte’s long ball was flicked on as Ramirez put pressure on the Norwich defence, with the ball falling kindly for Lambert, who turned past Yobo and slotted impressively past Ruddy. The goal saw Hughton take drastic action, bringing on Elmander, Nathan Redmond and Ricky van Wolfswinkel in the 65th minute. However, Saints soon pulled further ahead. Ruddy did wonderfully to deny substitute Guly do Prado, but the rebound fell for Lambert to flick onto Rodriguez to net. The England forward rattled the crossbar with an incredible long-range effort and Ruddy denied Lambert as Saints looked to pull further ahead, before Norwich launched an improbable comeback. With 85 minutes on the clock, a wayward Fonte backpass fell kindly for Elmander and the on-loan striker slotted coolly past Boruc. A minute later and more sloppy Saints play saw Norwich further reduce the deficit. This time Guly was the guilty party, losing possession as Van Wolfswinkel tested Boruc and Snodgrass struck home the rebound. It was an ending few could have predicted and, having held on following an injury to Dejan Lovren, Saints broke to put the game out of sight. A slip from Yobo saw Davis race through and square for teenager Gallagher, whose shot crossed the line before it was hacked away. City deserve credit for the way they reduced the deficit but that will do little to alleviate the pressure on Hughton, who was subjected to chants of “you don’t know what you’re doing” after making a triple second-half substitution. By that point Norwich were behind to a fine early team goal by Schneiderlin and a Lambert effort just a minute after he replaced captain Adam Lallana. The onwatching Roy Hodgson will have been impressed by the forward’s impact as he also provided the assist for Rodriguez, before City attempted a remarkable comeback. Sloppy play allowed Johan Elmander and Robert Snodgrass to reduce the deficit and set up a tense finale, although 18-year-old Gallagher’s first Premier League goal put the game out of sight and will raise fresh questions over Hughton’s future. The Norwich boss made five alterations to the side held to a 1-1 draw by Stoke last weekend, so it was perhaps no surprise that they began shakily. Gaston Ramirez, making his first league start since New Year’s Day, headed over inside the opening 90 seconds and then provided the opening goal with just five minutes on the clock. Steven Davis, Rodriguez and Ramirez were all involved in the move, with the latter playing a wonderfully weighted ball through for Schneiderlin to turn past John Ruddy. Davis glanced a header wide soon after the Frenchman’s 10th goal for Saints, before Joseph Yobo used his strength and experience to stop Rodriguez getting a shot away after latching onto a fine Lallana pass. Press Associationlast_img read more

Adam Silver on competitive balance in the NBA: ‘We still have work to do’

first_img Stephen Curry told Under Armour to ditch All-Star party plans, donate money instead Adam Silver thinks the NBA could have more competitive balance.The commissioner said the league has “work to do” during a press conference ahead of Saturday’s All-Star festivities. Adam Silver on competitive balance: “I’d say we still have work to do.”— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) February 17, 2019The Warriors have appeared in four straight NBA Finals and are favored to return to the big stage again in 2019. LeBron James clears up potential NBA ownership: ‘It’s more of an aspiration’center_img LeBron James has eight consecutive championship appearances playing in the Eastern Conference. But, his Lakers are outside of Playoff contention at the moment. Related News Silver spoke on possible adjustments to the playoff format in 2018, but no official changes have been made yet. One of the changes the league is reportedly considering is doing away with conferences altogether.last_img read more