Lane Closures and Changes on I-65 Between Scottsburg and Henryville PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 11:53


The Indiana Department of Transportation closed single lanes on Interstate 65 between Scottsburg and Henryville this week for daytime and nighttime pavement patching.  Restrictions between mile markers 24.5 and 21.0 are in effect through Friday (JANUARY 8) at 6 p.m.

  • Southbound I-65 right lane closure from mile marker 24.0 to 21.0—this will complete asphalt patching to the south end of the project (mile marker 19.5)
  • Northbound I-65 left lane closure from mile marker 21.5 to 24.5—this will complete asphalt patching to the north end of the project (mile marker 29.0)

Adjacent lanes will remain open to motorists throughout the patching operation.  Lane widths will be narrowed from 12 to 11 feet.

A median crossover at the construction site for bridge replacement at Brownstown Road (22.0 mile marker) will remain in effect.  Drivers should anticipate traffic switches on either side of the twin bridges.

E & B Paving is INDOT’s prime contractor for this $12,385,500 asphalt resurface and bridge replacement project along 9.76 miles of I-65 in Scott and Clark Counties.

INDOT officials note that pavement patching should be completed by mid-week next week—weather permitting.  Bridge work at Brownstown Road will continue through the winter months.

Stay informed.  Updated information and a map of the closure are available on the Indiana Department of Transportation TrafficWise service at Roadway information is also available by calling 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone.  Follow @INDOTSoutheast on Twitter at and on Facebook at

Friends, family say goodbye to longtime county head librarian Kathryn Nicholas PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 09:10

For years, Kathryn Nicholas was a familiar sight at the Scott County Public Library in downtown Scottsburg.

Two former Scottsburg Warriorette Women named to 2016 Silver Anniversary Team Members Announced PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 12:58


Eighteen women including two from Scottsburg have been named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2016 Silver Anniversary Team, based on outstanding accomplishments as a senior basketball player 25 years ago.

The team includes 12 members of the 1991 Indiana All-Star squad, among them Indiana’s Miss Basketball. Six other all-state players are included to comprise the best of Indiana’s high school class of 1991.

Rossville’s Jennifer Jacoby was named 1991 Indiana Miss Basketball after totaling 2,344 career points and graduating as the state’s 2nd all-time leading scorer. Her senior season total of 709 points (33.7 ppg) was the 6th highest girls’ single-season scoring total in IHSAA history to that point.

Other 1991 Indiana All-Stars on this year’s Silver Anniversary Team include Sarah Armington, Liza (Reed) Arnold, Amy Brauman, Darnice Cloudy, Dana Creighton, Cindy Lamping, Anissa Lewis, Shannon Lindsey, Carrie (Mount) Roelle, Amy (Walker) Sundt and Natasha Weddle.

The remaining six, named to various all-state teams are: Melissa (Graham) Carnes, Christine (Robison) Carter of Scottsburg, Carrie (Thompson) Daniels of Scottsburg, Tricia Deffendoll, Lori Hissong-Knoblauch and Diane (Poulson) Miller.

All Women’s Silver Anniversary Team members will be honored at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 15th Annual Women’s Banquet on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Carrie Thompson Daniels, formerly of Scottsburg Averaged 17.5 and 6.3 assists a game her senior year. Led Scottsburg to 1989 IHSAA state championship title, along with four conference championships, three sectionals, three regionals, two semi-states and the 1987 Hall of Fame Classic championship under Hall of Fame coach, Donna Cheatham. Named three-time all-conference and all-sectional, two-time all regional and Hoosier Basketball Magazine all-state, along with all-semi-state and Top 40. Holds assist and scoring records at Scottsburg and was named to HBCA and East-West All-Star games, plus Women’s Basketball News Service All-America honorable mention. Received scholarship to play at Austin Peay State University where she averaged 10.3 points and won conference her senior year, along with NCAA tourney appearance. Awarded Wilma Rudolf award and Joy award. Remains Top 25 in 17 categories in university history. Has coached women’s college basketball at alma mater, Austin Peay (2 NCAA appearances), Western Kentucky and UNLV. She is the current Head Coach at Clarksville Academy. Residing in Clarksville, Tennessee, she is married with one son.

Christine Robison Carter of Scottsburg averaged double-double 13.1points, 10.3 rebounds) for Scottsburg senior year and was named two-time Hoosier Basketball Magazine first team all-state, conference, sectional, regional and all-semi-state, plus A.P. All-state, USA Today all-state, Huntington Tip-off all-state and Connection Magazine Player to Watch. Two-time MVP and team captain earned the Block Shot award and Rebound award three times. Led Scottsburg to 82-8 record four conference championships, three sectionals, three regionals, two semi-states, 1987 Hall of Fame Classic championship and 1989 State Finals games. Played two years for Southeastern Illinois College and was named to the Snow Classic all-tourney team, Lady Jaguar Classic all-tourney team, named Conference Freshman of the Year and NJCAA All Region Freshman of the Year. Carter has been a nursing tech at Baptist Hospital East for 13 years. Married, She resides in her hometown of Scottsburg.

The ceremony will take place at the Primo Banquet Hall, which is located on the south side of Indianapolis. Tickets will be made available in coming weeks or can be reserved through the Hall’s website at Call the Hall at 765-529-1891 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Austin, Scottsburg City Councils reorganizing for new year on same night, same time PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 12:57





Staff Writer

Go figure!

Both the Austin City Council and the Scottsburg City Council are going to conduct reorganization meetings on the same night, Monday, January 4, at their respective City Halls.

The Austin City Council boasts new members Don Campbell, Shane E. Deaton, Staci Mullins, Brandon Glenn White and Johnnie L. White. All have never served before in their new capacities, and Mullins is the first woman to be elected to the City Council. All are Democrats.

They will be guided by the city's new mayor, Dillo Bush, also a Democrat, who has served as clerk-treasurer for 16 years. Chris Fugate, a former city councilman, is the community's new clerk-treasurer. He too is a Democrat.

The new officials were sworn in during a ceremony held on Saturday, December 19.

Their meeting at 6 p.m. on January 4 at Austin City Hall will include selecting a president for the council.

At 6 p.m. at Scottsburg City Hall, the new Council will be sworn in, and then members will elect their president.

Council members include Democrats Stanley Allen, Bill Hoagland and Karen Gricius, Republican John Konkler and either Chuck Rose, a Democrat, or Daniel Paden, a Republican.

A recount of the close Rose-Paden race was reportedly scheduled for sometime on Wednesday, December 23. Three votes separated the two men at the close of the November 3 General Election.

Mayor Bill Graham begins an unprecedented seventh consecutive term as the city's leading elected official in 2016.


Motion to dismiss lawsuit against Sheriff successful but to continue against county PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 12:55



According to recent court documents, Scott County Commissioners got good news and bad news about a lawsuit for damages filed in August by a former inmate of the Scott County Security Center.

Shawn Malzahn is the plaintiff in the civil tort filed this past August against the Scott County Sheriff's Department, Dan McClain as Scott County Sheriff and Scott County. He reportedly suffered injuries while an inmate in the local jail in 2013 after allegedly being attacked by a fellow inmate.

A motion to dismiss the action was filed on behalf of the Sheriff's Department and the county in November with Circuit Court Judge Roger Duvall issuing his order on the motion in December.

In his order, Judge Duvall noted that Malzahn's injuries “...are directly a result of the physical acts of another inmate of the Scott County Security Center.” He went on to say the Sheriff has the duty to administer the jail “ a manner that preserves the safety of the inmates...” and “...It is the duty of the County to establish and maintain a county jail. The (state) legislature intended that 'maintain' be synonymous with 'kept in repair.' ”

That said, Judge Duvall granted the motion to dismiss the Sheriff's Department from the lawsuit but denied it as to Scott County.

He explained: “The Plaintiff has alleged certain facts with the state or repair or condition of the jail as having a causal (a relationship between cause and effect) relationship to the eventual acts that led to Plaintiff's claimed injuries... The complaint and the notice of deficiency in the state of repair precludes dismissal.”

Consequently, the lawsuit continues against the county. Commissioners are completing the construction of a new jail facility, which is expected to be in operation some time in January. Plans for the original jail building are still nebulous, with Commissioners recently being allotted $2 million by the Scott County Council to renovate it.

Malzahn is currently serving a ten-year sentence with the Indiana Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to Class B felony robbery.


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