Crothersville Police Dept. new location and new telephone number PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 December 2009 00:00
    The Crothersville Police Department would like to remind everyone of the Police Departments NEW Location and the Phone Numbers.
    The Crothersville Police Department is now located at 404 Moore Street Crothersville Indiana 47229.Emergency Calls is 911 dispatch 812-358-2141 Police Department 812-793-0049.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2009 09:15
 
Second alleged meth lab busted in Austin, thanks to tip from public PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 30 December 2009 00:00
    Five people now face felony charges in Scott Circuit Court based on their presence at an alleged, illegal drug lab set up to manufacture methamphetamine.
    The meth lab was the second to be discovered and dismantled in Austin within a six-day period in December.
    Suspects now facing charges include Kenny Albertson, 34; Tisha Houchens, 29; Brandon Smith, 32; Jennifer Smith, 31; and Elvis Vest, 25. Albertson, Houchens and the Smiths all listed their address as 1271 West Booe Road, Austin. Vest is a resident of East Firetown Road, Salem, according to court records.
    The case started when Scottsburg Patrolman Troy Ford received a tip about possible criminal activity on W. Booe Rd. Based on the information, he obtained a search warrant. On December 18, Ptl. Ford, Austin Lt. Shawn Hurt and Patrolman Robert Gudgel and Deputy Jeremy Arnold of the Sheriff's Department went to the residence along with two other Austin reserve officers, Daryl Hickman and Chris Everhart, to serve the warrant.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2009 09:19
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Several matters rescheduled for later action by Austin City Councilmen PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 December 2009 00:00
    A couple of issues facing Austin City Councilmen on December 8 were tabled and rescheduled for the Council's end-of-year meeting, which is now set for Tuesday, December 29.
    The city has been seeking CDL training for a couple of its employees in its Street and Sanitation Department. A quote of $3,200 was received in November but was taken under advisement.
    When employees have their CDLs, they are more valuable to the city because they are allowed to drive the larger trucks. They also increase their own take-home pay. Noted Councilman Richie Buchanan, “I like the scaled pay on (this) certification. That gives them an incentive to get their CDL. At the same time, they need a good opportunity to pass the test.”
    Speaking of pay, Mayor Doug Campbell asked the Council, “What if they go through the training we provide and still don't get their CDL? Are there any repercussions?” No, the Council determined, except that, of course, the employee doesn't get the increase in pay such a certification would provide.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2009 09:17
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Scott County says 'Merry Christmas' by supporting 2009 We Care, helping children PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 23 December 2009 00:00
    Though the total was a little lower than what was collected in 2008, people in Scott County and surrounding areas certainly did their best to support the 2009 We Care to the tune of $70,351.50.
    Thanks to the many contributions of items for the annual auction and the efforts of scores of volunteers, We Care will be helping 1,582 children. Funds raised go to buy these youngsters new winter coats, shoes and other clothing. The average spent per child is $44.47.
    Most of the children being helped this year are in Scott School Districts 1 and 2. District 1 has 653 participating, while District 2 has 557.
    Other children receive help as well. There are 285 at Kids Place in Scottsburg that will receive warm clothing, a number that increased this year by 69 because of the need present in the county.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2009 09:56
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Area Plan Commission allows man living in school bus time to change situation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 23 December 2009 00:00
    Carl Butera has a year to change his living circumstances, thanks to a decision reached by members of the Scott County Area Plan Commission (APC) at a meeting held Wednesday night, December 9.
    Five APC members were in attendance, chairman Dale Hobbs, David Kilburn, Jim Boswell, Jim Craig and Ed Cozart. It was Kilburn's last meeting because he submitted his resignation after serving for three years as Mayor Bill Graham's representative. It was Cozart's second; he was recently appointed by Scott County Commissioners to take the seat of the late John McDonald. Member Donald Wilkerson was absent because of another obligation. The seventh seat is to be filled by the county extension agent, a position which has not yet been filled by Purdue University.
    Also on hand were APC Executive Director Jamie Knowles and APC attorney Mike Carter.
    The matter before the Commission involved Carl Butera, a man who is buying a one-acre plot on Frog Pond Road from Rex Plessinger. It wasn't the size of the property in question because it was in that configuration prior to the adoption of a county zoning ordinance. The current ordinance requires two acres and 200 feet of road frontage in unincorporated area.
    Rather, the APC had received a complaint before its November meeting about Butera's home, an old school bus which he had converted into what he considers a residence. Butera had been living in the bus near Blocher for several years, but a complaint against his living quarters was not filed until he moved the bus to the property he is buying.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2009 10:03
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