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Motorist's report leads to man's arrest

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An Indianapolis man was arrested after a motorist reported a potentially intoxicated driver and officers found a child in the car, according to police.

Kody Ryan Bennett, 21, 3301 Tulip Drive, was arrested on charges of resisting an officer and operating while intoxicated with a previous conviction, according to Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report.

The sheriff’s office got a call about 8 p.m. Wednesday from a motorist who reported following a potentially intoxicated driver on State Road 135 at Olive Branch Road, according to the report.

Deputies found the other driver parked in a nearby apartment complex. Bennett smelled of alcohol and had a 3-year-old child in the back seat, the report said. He failed sobriety tests, the report said.

Bennett became agitated and tried to headbutt one officer, the report said. Police got a search warrant to draw blood to find out his blood-alcohol content.

Bennett was arrested and taken to the Johnson County jail, where he was being held on $5,000 bond.

Bargersville Senior Center

to close until January

The Bargersville Senior Center will be closed for the holidays starting Sunday.

Regular hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at 14 W. Old South St. will resume Jan. 9.

Information: 422-5358, 422-5920

Donations accepted for

Sandy Hook victims’ funerals

A fund has been set up to help with funeral expenses for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Conn.

Donations can be sent to:

Connecticut Funeral Directors Association Newtown Support Fund, c/o Liberty Bank, 171 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109. Attn: Ben Floren, Liberty Bank

The Funeral Service Foundation also established an assistance fund to support the needs of victims, funeral directors and the community of Newtown. Donations may be made at www.funeral


All county libraries to close

2 days next week for holiday

All public library systems in the county will be closed Monday and Tuesday for the Christmas holiday.

The Edinburgh, Greenwood and Johnson County public libraries will reopen at regular times Wednesday.

All Johnson County Public Library locations also will close at 5 p.m. Dec. 31 and remain closed through Jan. 1. Regular hours will resume Jan. 2. The county system has four branches — Clark Pleasant, White River, Franklin and Trafalgar.

The Greenwood Public Library also will close at 5 p.m. Dec. 31 and will remain closed through Jan. 1. Regular hours will resume Jan. 2.

New Saturday hours at the Greenwood library begin Jan. 5. The library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, instead of the current hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Edinburgh Wright-Hageman Public Library will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Regular hours will resume Jan. 2.

Johnson County Humane Society seeks volunteers, donors

The Humane Society of Johnson County is looking for community volunteers and donors.

Ways to help include volunteering, fostering animals, becoming a member of the humane society, providing supplies for the humane society’s wish list or making a donation.

The humane society is seeking donations of hard-sided animal carriers for cats and dogs, which might be new or used in good condition. These carriers are needed to transport animals for vet care or adoption events.

Donations are being sought for the Dudley Fund, which provides money for surgeries for homeless animals, such as for:

  • Channing, a Persian cat that came to the Humane Society after being found wandering, badly matted and in poor health due to malnutrition. The vet says he will make a full recovery; however, he needs dental surgery to aid in that recovery.
  • Cindy, a small dog with two bad knees who is now in the humane society’s care. Surgery on her knees will make her pain-free and ready to lead a happy life in a permanent, loving home.

The surgeries are expensive, and help is needed to aid Channing, Cindy and other animals. All donations to The Dudley Fund will help the humane society continue to assist these animals.

Donations can be sent to the Humane Society of Johnson County, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin, IN 46131. Donations can also be made on line at www.HSJC.org.

For additional information, call the humane society at 535-6626.

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