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?Hyosung (America) blames planned closure of American Steel Cord plant on economic downturn PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 05 November 2008 00:00
?    Officials in the New York City office of Hyosung (America) Inc. announced Thursday, October 30, that its facility in Scottsburg, known as American Steel Cord, will close its doors as of December 31.
    Operations are discontinuing at the plant on the west side of Scottsburg due to “...economic conditions and an increasingly competitive industry,” according to the news release. The closure will affect 154 people now employed at American Steel Cord (ASC).
    “The extremely challenging industry, which has been impacted due to reduced demand, high utility costs and other economic factors, has forced this decision,” according to a company official.
    The site, the release said, has been operated at a loss for the past two years. Hyosung officials had sought “...every opportunity to turn the performance around; however, it became very evident we had no option but to make this difficult decision. We regret the impact this difficult decision will have on the Scottsburg workforce, along with their families and the community.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2008 16:03
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?Six taken into custody after reported armed robbery PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    Six people remained jailed at the Scott County Security Center on Monday night, October 27, after allegedly being involved in an armed robbery occurring Sunday night, October 26, at Jackson Heights Mobile Home Park, Scottsburg.
    A couple who reside at the trailer park and three of their friends were listed as the victims in the robbery. They called 9-1-1 around 8:45 p.m. to report the invasion of the couple’s mobile home by two white and two black men.
    According to information released by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Jonathan Hill, 21, and his wife Hailey, 18, and their baby were at home when two young women and a young male acquaintance stopped by. Another woman from Elizabethtown, Ky., also came to the trailer and stayed about 20 minutes before leaving in a light colored Buick, Jonathan Hill said.
    Jonathan Hill said he and the friends were in the trailer’s back room when he heard a “big sound.” The sound was apparently the foursome breaking down the door of the trailer. As they entered, Hill said he ran into the livingroom only to be confronted with one of the suspects holding a sawed-off shotgun aimed at his face.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:22
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?Scott County’s Clearinghouse having a trashy problem lately PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 15 October 2008 00:00
?    Though anonymous donors may have thought they were being helpful by dropping off contributions at the Scott County Clearinghouse when it was closed, their donations were, for the most part, not acceptable.
    “During different times of the year, we seem to have this problem. People think that, because we are known for accepting donations of clothing and household goods as well as food, anything they’d like to get rid of is acceptable to us. That’s not true,” advised Nelson Spaulding, Director of the Clearinghouse.
    The Community Clearinghouse is a non-profit agency located on Scottsburg’s west side that is designed to help those who need aid. Its pantry has fed thousands over the past ten years, and the clothing and furniture donated by residents of the community have helped as many stretch their household budgets and provide some financial relief.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2008 14:20
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?No foreclosure notices will be served through holidays PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    Scott County Sheriff John Lizenby has never supported the practice of conducting foreclosure sales through his office.
    And there have been lots of such sales held this year in the county. As Sheriff Lizenby noted, “There have been a lot, too many.”
    Thus far in 2008, the Sheriff’s Office has conducted sales on 161 homes. That’s a little less than in 2007 but not much. “That means we’re doing about 16 a month,” the Sheriff related.
    When his wife Lisa suggested a moratorium on foreclosure sales from, say, mid-November through December 31, the Sheriff said he was all for it.
    “By state law, the county sheriff conducts these sales, but we have the discretion to hold the sales within a reasonable amount of time. Calling a halt to foreclosure sales after the sale that is already scheduled in November seems like a nice thing to do for families during the holiday season,” stated Sheriff Lizenby. “It might give a few a six weeks reprieve or so.”
    Consequently, foreclosure suits may still be filed and advertised in local newspapers, but those properties at the end of the foreclosure process won’t be sold until perhaps the second week of January.
    “It gives these families a little ‘breather,’ maybe allowing them a little time to prepare for a move or to enjoy Thanksgiving or Christmas in their homes once again before moving,” said Sheriff Lizenby.
    The inevitable will eventually take place in each case, he went on. “We felt this moratorium during the holidays is warranted as a good-will gesture to families having a tough time. We want to help where we can and when we can. This is one of those times,” concluded the Sheriff.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:09
 
?Adult flu vaccination clinic set October 24 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 October 2008 00:00
?    Staff of the Scott County Health Department will conduct its annual adult flu vaccination clinic on Friday, October 24, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Scottsburg.
    Clinic hours will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Cost of a flu shot will be $20. Medicare will not be billed.
    Anyone over the age of 18 is encouraged to come and receive a flu shot. There is an abundance of influenza vaccine this season, and everyone is encouraged to get a flu shot now so that they are fully protected throughout the flu season.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2008 14:09
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