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February 2, 2010

CURRENT EVENTS: How well do you know Floyd County?

As the new year begins, welcome to a brand new feature. Just when you thought that you would never have to take another pop quiz, Current Events will be testing your in-depth knowledge of Floyd County, Indiana.

This inaugural contest deals with habits and behaviors that Floyd Countians are most likely to make New Year resolutions about — like losing weight, exercising more, or trying to stop smoking.

The first reader to submit correct answers for all questions will be declared the winner. The winner will reign as Champion of Current Events, for the next few months, and will receive a $25 gift certificate to Sam’s Food and Spirits in New Albany.

Submit your entry as soon as possible to and be sure to include your name, address, phone number, and reference the Resolutions Quiz.

Readers and fellow columnists are invited to send in “Submitted Stumper” questions. One “Stumper” question will be included in all future contests. Just e-mail the question, answer, and source to The decision of the judge (me) is final and is likely to be arbitrary and capricious. So good luck with your resolutions and our first quiz.

1. What percent of adults in Floyd County currently smoke?

a. 15.5%

b. 21.6%

c. 33.6%

d. 99.9% of the people sitting across from me in any restaurant I patronize.

2. According to FBI crime statistics from 2000 to 2006 for Floyd County ...

a. 34 people were arrested for stealing pumpkins from Huber’s.

b. There were over 1,000 violations of liquor laws.

c. 11 tickets for seat belt violations were issued to Amish buggy drivers.

d. More people were arrested for cockfighting than drug dealing.

3. According to the State of Indiana, in Floyd County there are currently 85 ...

a. Branches of Curves Health Clubs and Fitness Centers for Women.

b. Places you can legally purchase tobacco products.

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