Treasurer Reminds Property Owners that Fall Installment of Scott County Property Taxes are Due Nov. 10 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 14:39



Scott County Treasurer, Sheryl Jent, reminds everyone that Tuesday, November 10 is the payment deadline for 2014 property tax, payable in 2015. The original statements were mailed out April 15 which included both spring and fall coupons.

Treasurer states the taxpayers have several payment options: 1) In-person at the Treasurer’s office located on the east side of courthouse. 2) Locked drop-box located at the counter of Treasurer’s office to avoid waiting in line. 3) Call 812.752.8414 to pay by phone; however, credit/debit card transaction fees do apply. 4) Mail check along with payment coupon to: Scott Co. Treasurer, 1 E. McClain Avenue, Suite 140, Scottsburg, IN 47170. Non-sufficient funds will VOID tax payment. Mailed payments must have a Postal Service postmark on or before Nov. 10, 2015. Receipt(s) can be mailed to taxpayer if self-addressed stamped envelope is enclosed with payment. To ensure prompt posting of your tax payment, please detach and return payment coupon with your payment or write parcel number on check. Due to the increase of counterfeit currency, patience is asked while the staff inspects “ALL BILLS” when paying by cash.

Banks also conveniently accept tax payments and offer Saturday hours that the courthouse does not. You MUST present fall coupon. Hours of operations are:

YOUR COMMUNITY BANK - (formerly Scott Co. State Bank) Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:30-4:30; Wed & Sat 8:30-Noon; Fri 8:30-5:30

NEW WASHINGTON STATE BANK - Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:30-5; Wed & Sat 8:30-Noon; Fri 8:30-5:30

STOCK YARDS BANK - Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs 9-4; Fri 9-5:30


Mon – Fri 8:30-4:30

The Treasurer says if you can’t pay the entire tax amount due, please come in and make a partial payment to avoid any additional penalty. Partial payments are accepted year round. Please keep in mind any unpaid taxes will automatically receive penalty after Nov 10.

The following credit/debit cards are accepted as payments: Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American Express; however, there is a $2 portal admin fee plus 2% of property tax amount that is added and collected by LoGO Indiana.

Questions regarding: Assessments – Assessor’s Office – 752-8436; Exemptions/Deductions – Auditor’s Office – 752-8408; Taxes – Treasurer’s Office – 752-8414.

County Visitors Commission agrees to support several community events, projects PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 07:32

A livestock show, a Christmas ornament project, new banners for another event and support for the annual dinner meeting of the Greater Scott County Chamber of Commerce were all topics discussed by members of the Scott County Visitors Commission (SCVC) at its October 6 meeting.

$250,000 USDA ‘Value Added Producer’ Grant awarded to Goat Milk Stuff PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 07:31

Owners-operators Jim and P.J. Jonas and their eight children were pretty happy people on Friday morning, October 23, when their family business, Goat Milk Stuff, officially became the recipient of a $250,000 Value- Added Producer Grant (VAPG).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015 07:32
Young father now facing felony charges after allegedly hitting pregnant girlfriend PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 11:10



Four felony charges were filed in Scott Circuit Court against an 18-year-old father after he allegedly struck his pregnant girlfriend.

Colton G. Napier was arrested at the home he shared with the girlfriend and other family members on Saturday, October 17, by Patrolman Travis Rutherford of the Scottsburg Police Department.

The officer was dispatched to the residence after a 9-1-1 call was received by authorities.

Ptl. Rutherford talked to the girlfriend, who said she is nine weeks pregnant with the couple's second child. She said Napier had been drinking and had thrown items in the kitchen and then punched a hole in a bedroom wall. She said he also slapped her across the face and kicked her in the stomach.

The girl's mother said she was present during the altercation and witnessed what happened. The woman said she was holding the couple's eight-month-old son when Napier pushed her because she tried to stop him from assaulting her daughter.

Napier had left the house by the time Ptl. Rutherford arrived. When he returned later the same day, the officer found Napier in the house and placed him in custody.

He reported in the probable cause affidavit that, as he tried to put a seatbelt on Napier after he was seated in the officer's squad car, the young man attempted to “headbutt” him. Ptl. Rutherford was not injured because he avoided contact. Then, Napier allegedly spat at the officer.

When Napier arrived in court on Tuesday, October 20, he learned that he was charged with Level 5 felony battery, Level 6 domestic battery, attempted battery and battery and Class A misdemeanor battery.

A preliminary plea of not guilty was entered for Napier, and an initial jury trial date of March 1, 2016, was scheduled by Judge Roger Duvall.

Bond was set at $50,000 by corporate surety bond or $10,000 cash.

Napier also has two protective orders filed against him, which require him to have no contact with the girlfriend or her mother.

Friday night patrols ready for door-to-door Halloween trick-or-treating PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 11:03


All good little ghosts, goblins, fairy princesses, Darth Vaders, Supermen and other assorted characters will have the chance to go door-to-door this Friday, October 30, in Scott County, seeking candy treats.

Trick-or-treating is being observed from 6 to 8 p.m. in Austin, and from 6 to 9 p.m. in Scottsburg and Scott County.

The annual parade of costumes and candy is a time of concern for local law enforcement agencies, all of which will call on their officers and reserve members to be out and about on patrols to ensure everyone has a good time.

Halloween in Scott County includes the haunted tour offered in Scottsburg's downtown area by its Scottsburg Main Street association. Many churches are offering trunk-or-treats, where members fill their car trunks with candy and pass them out to young visitors. There are also church parties and services, and the big party at the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 on South Railroad Street.

In Austin, the Lions Club will have the train depot open, and firemen will be at the station at the corner of North Second and West Main Streets. And there will be treats for all!

For those who enjoy the old-fashioned trick-or-treating adventure, there are a few suggestions to follow that will make the night a good one for everyone to enjoy.

•Make sure youngsters' costumes fit properly. Mask eye holes should be large enough to enable the wearer to see properly, especially if going door-to-door. A good alternative to unwieldy face masks is painting faces. Put reflective tape on costumes (or children's jackets) so that they can be seen by motorists. Wear proper shoes.

•Always take a flashlight to help with finding a safe path to travel. Some neighborhoods don't have sidewalks. That's why a responsible adult should always walk with children going trick-or-treating.

•Never approach a darkened home. People who welcome trick-or-treaters will have their porch lights on. Those who don't wish to participate are advised to keep their lights off.

•Use reflective bags for candy treats. Free decorative bags are now available at the Sheriff's Department. Children should not be allowed to eat any treat they collect until they return home and an adult can check each item for possible tampering.

•Don't go to houses outside your immediate neighborhood. Never go to a house where you are unfamiliar with the residents.

Above all, have fun!

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