Residents cautioned about allowing 'workers' with no IDs in homes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    A recent incident at an elderly woman's home has caused Scottsburg Police Chief Delbert Meeks to issue a word of caution to residents.
    Chief Meeks said that the woman reported to her family that two men came to her home on a recent evening and verbally identified themselves as Scottsburg Water Department workers. She said the men told her that they needed to check the pipes in her basement, and they requested that she come downstairs in the basement with them.
    The lady allowed the men into her home but refused to go into the basement. She said they stayed a short while before coming back up from the basement, asking her to run her water for a period of time and then leaving. She later called a daughter and reported the incident. Nothing appears to be missing from the home.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:20
Husband, wife and son are dead in Scott County PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 March 2009 00:00
    On Saturday, March 14, at approximately 10:22 a.m., the Scott County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call of an alleged possible suicidal subject at 829 East Harrod Road near Austin.
    When a deputy arrived he was met by family members at the home. The family members told the deputy of a possible death inside the home.
    As the deputy entered and began to investigate he noticed a deceased person. He then did a cursory search of the rest of the residence for injured persons. After that the deputy secured the scene and contacted detectives and crime scene investigators from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg to come to the scene.
    Once at the scene, detectives and crime scene investigators began their investigation. They entered the home and located three bodies.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2009 10:02
Indiana State Forester Don Stump Honored by the American Tree Farm System PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 March 2009 00:00
    The American Tree Farm System, a program of the American Forest Foundation, recognized Don Stump with their National Field Leadership Award during their 2009 National Leadership Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.
    This national award recognizes a volunteer who has been instrumental in accomplishing the vision and goals of ATFS - sustaining forests, watersheds and healthy habitats through the power of private stewardship.
    Stump, a dedicated American Tree Farm System (ATFS) volunteer forester for more than 37 years, works for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Currently he is also the ATFS state administrator and secretary as well as the ATFS district chair in Indiana. As district chair, Stump works with other volunteers to manage property inspections and re-inspections. Additionally, he is an active member of the Indiana Forestry and Woodland Owners Association.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2009 10:04
Season ends as Warriors fall short in sectional PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 March 2009 00:00
    Scottsburg was riding a wave of momentum as they had defeated Madison 76-60 in a convincing fashion the previous night.
    They hoped that wave would carry them past a Greensburg team that knocked off heavily favored Batesville on Friday night, March 6, as well.  The Pirates won their game by outhustling and outsmarting the Bulldogs in every way.  The Warriors on the other hand, won their game by shooting the lights out, and scoring at will.  Scottsburg planned to use that same game-plan in the sectional final against Greensburg.
    As expected, the Pirates came out in a hustling fashion, dominating the Warriors in every category.  Scottsburg went away from the deadly three point shooting that carried them past the Cubs, and didn’t lock down the interior defense either, and allowed Greensburg to pull away.  
    The Pirates would lead by as much as 20 at one point, and would hold a sizeable lead until the fourth quarter, when the Warriors would get no closer than eight points, losing 64-53.  
    The title game was Scottsburg first appearance in a sectional final since 2005, and will likely be a favorite in conference next season as they lose only Tyler Patton to graduation.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2009 10:05
March doesn't begin well for some drivers; 13 listed injured in seven traffic accidents PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 11 March 2009 00:00
    Of the nine traffic accidents recorded in Scott County for the month of March, seven have involved injuries to 13 people.
    The unlucky streak for motorists began on Wednesday, March 4, with a collision at the intersection of State Road 56 and State Road 203 east of Scottsburg shortly after 8 a.m.
    Drivers were Brantly V. Tomlin, 19, Jeffersonville, and Donald E. Larson Jr., 28, Scottsburg.
    Driver statements taken by Deputy Mark Shapinsky of the Sheriff's Department indicated that Tomlin was making a left turn from S.R. 203 onto westbound S.R. 56. He said he did not see Larson coming east on S.R. 56 in his 2000 Chevy Cavalier. Larson's car hit Tomlin's 1996 Pontiac Bonneville in its left rear side, causing the Cavalier to spin and go off the north side of the highway into a ditch line and overturning.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 12:37
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