Former businessman gets probation for misdemeanor thefts PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 08:22

A former Scott County businessman is now serving six months on supervised probation for four counts of misdemeanor theft.

Two arrests made by city officer in baseball bat incident PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 00:00

Two arrests were made on December 20 in Scottsburg when a city officer was dispatched to investigate an act of vandalism.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 January 2018 08:22
Update on Young Woman’s death on January 1 in Scott County PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 16:23
Young woman’s death January 1 remains under investigation
The investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of a 23-year-old Scottsburg area woman is continuing, according to Chief Deputy Shawn Mayer. 
The frozen body of Morgan Coomer, 23, West Thomastown Road, was discovered by a passing motorist around 10:30 a.m. in a roadside ditch on the graveled portion of Thomastown Road. That person called 9-1-1 to report the body and remained at the scene while officers from the Sheriff’s Department, technicians with Scott County EMS and a First Responder with the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department responded. 
Reserve deputies Ron Howard and Greg Martin happened to be near the location because they were assisting with the department’s annual New Year’s free dinner program. They were the first on the scene and began securing the area. Deputy Joe Johnson arrived next and took charge of the scene. He called the Sellersburg post of the Indiana State Police (ISP) to request technical assistance, and officers with ISP were also quick to respond. Scott County Sheriff Dan McClain, Chief Deputy Mayer, Coroner Jerry Buchanan and the Prosecutor’s Office were also involved in the investigation at the scene. 
The young woman’s body was clothed in jeans, a top and shoes with a flannel shirt tied around her waist. No purse or coat was recovered. “She certainly wasn’t clothed properly to protect her against the low temperatures we’ve been experiencing,” noted Chief Deputy Mayer. The body showed no signs of physical violence nor trauma. 
“The autopsy was performed (on Tuesday, January 2). Lab reports are not expected to be completed for six to eight weeks,” advised Chief Deputy Mayer. Deputy Johnson is lead investigator in the case. 
Currently, officers are seeking any information about Coomer’s activities on December 31 and January 1. Officers were told Coomer left her parents’ home, but the identity of a companion or companions is currently being determined. 
“We’ve received many tips, and we are investigating all of them. We are also talking to family members, neighbors and friends. We are building a timeline of Morgan’s actions to indicate where she was at what time. Our goal is to give her family some relief in this tragedy by learning the truth,” related Chief Deputy Mayer. 
Anyone having pertinent information about Morgan Coomer is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 812-752-8400 and request to speak to Deputy Johnson or Chief Deputy Mayer or call the 24-hour Tip Line at 812-752-7898. 
The Chief Deputy also had advice for the general public: “Don’t believe all of the rumors that you may be hearing from friends or via social media. We also ask that you respect the family’s privacy during this time. Express your condolences, but allow them to grieve for their loved one.” 
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. 
An account at has been established on Facebook to help with funeral expenses.
Young Woman Found Deceased Along Thomastown Road in Scott County PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 13:57


A young Scott County woman, Morgan Coomer, 23, was found on a frigid Monday morning, January 1, around 11 a.m. along West Thomastown Road, in Scott County.

The woman's body was found just feet from the gravel road, when a motorist had spotted the young lady's body lying there, just a very short distance from her family's home. The motorist called 911 and reported the situation.

Presently, the death investigation is being handled by the Scott County Sheriff's Department. There is no evidence at this time to determine the death of Coomer.

More information will be found on our website as more details are released and in our newspapers.

She was the daughter of Steve Coomer and Robin Smith Coomer.

A GoFundMe page has been set up on Facebook for Morgan Coomer for those wishing to help the family with the cost of the funeral expenses at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.

The following is a link to the GoFundMe Account:

Crash at U.S. 31/State Road 356 injures Austin couple PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 28 December 2017 11:31


An Austin couple was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of U.S. Highway 31 South and State Road 356 on Monday, December 18.

The collision occurred at 11:15 a.m.

Leeroy Campbell, 68, and wife Nancy, 62, were driving south on U.S. 31 in their 2008 Chevy Uplander when a 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck entered the highway from S.R. 356.

The pickup’s driver, Kaylee M. Pace, 23, Charlestown, told Deputy Jac Sanders that she had been heading west and stopped at the intersection, then started through it. She said she did not see the Campbells’ SUV.

The Uplander struck the passenger side of the pickup.

Nancy Campbell was trapped inside the wreckage of the SUV but was freed by Scottsburg and Vienna volunteer firemen. She and her husband were attended by Scott County EMS technicians at the scene and then were transported by ambulance to Scott Memorial Hospital. The woman’s injuries were not specified. Leeroy Campbell experienced pain in his abdominal/pelvic area.

Pace was listed as unhurt. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Total property damage was estimated by Deputy Sanders at up to $50,000.

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