Couple's 'home grown' business in closets shut down by troopers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Thursday, 17 December 2009 00:00
    A Scottsburg area couple found themselves being escorted to jail on Friday evening, December 4, and their flourishing marijuana business shut down when Indiana State troopers visited their home on Sommerville Road.
    Carl Collings, 34, and his wife, Melissa White-Collings, 40, were taken into custody by Indiana State Police after a search of their home north of Underwood revealed an indoor marijuana operation.
    Troopers Mark LaMaster and Robbie Caudill arrived at the home around 7:30 p.m. in conjunction with a narcotics investigation the two were conducting. When the woman answered the door, Trp. LaMaster said he explained to her that someone had contacted the Sellersburg ISP post about possible drug activity at the home.
    While the officers were talking to her, Trp. LaMaster said he detected the smell of “...raw marijuana coming from inside the residence.” He asked permission to enter and to search the premises. Carl Collings agreed to let them in and told them that a third person was in the home, Amanda Mae Keeton, 26, Scottsburg.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2009 14:09
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Warriors defeat Musketeers of Eastern, 69-58 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Logan Wells   
Wednesday, 09 December 2009 00:00
    The Scottsburg Warriors continued their season with their second regular season game, and their second straight conference match up at home.  They welcomed the visiting Pekin Easter Musketeers.  Both teams fought until the final buzzer, but the boys’ from Scottsburg came out with the win 69-58 on Tuesday, December 1.
    Action began poorly for the Warriors as they opened the game with a missed lay-up. However, Eastern handed the ball right back in the next two possessions being called for two offensive fouls. Neither team scored for over two minutes until a Scottsburg three pointer broke the ice. The up and down game found the Warriors on a 9-3 run and gaining momentum. However, some hot shooting by the Musketeers kept them in the game as they trailed 15-10 at the end of the first.
    The second period opened with more hot shooting from Eastern. They opened on a 6-0 run to take their first lead of the ball game. However, the Warriors took it right back on the very next possession. The game continued back and forth until Scottsburg gave themselves a little breathing room, opening up a six point lead. However, after several turnovers, the Warriors let Eastern back into the game. Thanks to poor free throw shooting by the Musketeers however, the Warriors found themselves up at the half 24-22.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 09:59
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Ferry to operate in Madison during temporary closing of bridge on U.S. 421 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 December 2009 00:00
    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) released details on the proposed ferry service that would operate during the temporary closure of the US 421 bridge connecting Milton, Ky., and Madison.
    The free ferry service would take vehicles and pedestrians from the Milton boat ramp at Ferry St. to the former boat launching ramp at Ferry St. near the City of Madison campground. The estimated $5.6 million cost of ferry service is based on 7-day-a-week, 24-hour-a-day service, except when weather or river conditions make operations unsafe. “Two ferries would run most of the day, and one ferry would operate at night and on weekends,” said Kevin Hetrick, INDOT project manager. “If necessary, we could add a second ferry for big weekend events.” In addition to cars, the ferries could accommodate small trucks.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 10:02
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Scottsburg's Revolving Loan Fund recertified; money used to help industries PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 09 December 2009 00:00
    Recertification of the Scottsburg Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) was one of the first items on the November 16  agenda of the Scottsburg City Council.
    With a full Council attending, officials voted to approve a resolution that recertified the steps taken on how such loan applications are judged and how loans are approved and closed by the City.
    According to figures supplied by Mayor Bill Graham, the City has loaned out over $300,000 to industries over the past several years. Funds for the RLF have been received by Scottsburg from the Economic Development Agency and USDA Rural Development. Currently, noted city attorney Kerry Thompson, the City has about $250,000 available to loan. “I received an application for some money today from an industry that wants to expand,” he related to the Council.
    The City has been fortunate with RLF money. “We've lost some over the past 20 years, but we've also been able to help several industries when they've needed the help,” commented Mayor Graham. In the past, money was loaned to the old Bowater plant and was also used to improve Armory Drive which benefited industries in south Scottsburg. The RLF was also tapped to build the Scott County Community Clearinghouse, a facility which has helped thousands of people over the past ten years.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 10:10
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Warriorettes defeat Lady Mustangs, 67-59 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Logan Wells   
Wednesday, 02 December 2009 00:00
    Coming off a three game losing streak, and finding themselves at the bottom of the MSC race, the Scottsburg Warriorettes looked to right the ship against the visiting New Washington Lady Mustangs.  Scottsburg got back on the right foot as they played a solid game to defeat New Washington by a score of 67-59, on Saturday, November 28.
The nights action opened up in Scottsburg’s favor, as they jumped out to a quick 8-2 lead over New Washington.  The Lady Mustangs seemed to have no answer for the Warriorettes’ post presence as they were dominated on the offensive boards, giving Scottsburg several second chance points.  Nearing the end of the quarter the Warriorettes had opened up a nine point lead and looked to be in control of the entire game.  However, the Lady Mustangs fought to keep it close as they cut the lead to only five at the end of the quarter 17-12.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2009 13:58
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