Scott County Bowl for Kids’ Sake Set for March 12 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 16:13

 

Plans are underway for the 19th annual Scott County Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser to benefit the local Big Brothers Big Sisters program. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Scottsburg Lanes. Bowling times are 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Last year $12,000 was raised through Bowl for Kids’ Sake. The goal is to raise $13,000 through this year’s event, and all proceeds benefit the Big Brothers Big Sister community and school-based mentoring programs in Scott County.

To participate, individuals are asked to organize a four-member bowling team, raise a minimum of $40 per person, and bring in all collections on the day of the event. While there, each bowler will receive one hour of free bowling, free shoe rental, free pizza and soft drinks, a Bowl for Kids’ Sake t-shirt and the chance to win door prizes. There are extra incentive prizes for those who raise more than the minimum amount. A silent auction takes place on the day of the event as well. Team awards will be given for Best Name, Best Costume, Most Spirited, and Highest Game.

“Big Brothers Big Sisters greatly appreciates the support received from the Scott County community. Bowl for Kids’ Sake is an opportunity to have fun with friends, family, and coworkers, while promoting mentoring in Scott County,” said Kate Eder, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Indiana. Team registrations will be accepted online for the first time this year. For more information about the event and to register a team, visit www.bbbssi.org/bfks/scott. Contact the office with any questions or to receive printed registration materials. Organizers of the event include: Susanna Bard, Jessica Bradley, Lee Anne Hahn, Jim Morgan, and Chantel Stutsman.

Corporate sponsors are needed for this event. Proposal letters were mailed recently to area businesses and groups, asking for their support. All donations and sponsorships can be mailed to: Big Brothers Big Sisters, P.O. Box 285, Scottsburg, IN 47170. Additional sponsorship information is available at www.bbbssi.org/bfks/sponsor/scott.

For more information about Bowl for Kids’ Sake, or Big Brothers Big Sisters, please contact the agency office by phone at 1-877-892-2447 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Information can also be found on the BBBS website: www.bbbssi.org/bfks/scott or the Facebook page at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Indiana.

 
Unhappy ex-husband allegedly stops former spouse’s car with red Pontiac on S.R. 56 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 16:12

 

 

Calls alerting officers to the erratic actions of a red Pontiac on State Road 56 began coming into the Scott County 9-1-1 Center around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 2.

According to Deputy James R. Ward’s probable cause affidavit filed in the case against Gregory D. Cabage, 24, Bedford, all of the callers reported the red Pontiac was being driven aggressively and that the car was used in an apparent attempt to “….run another vehicle off the road…”

When Deputy Ward arrived at the T intersection of S.R. 56 and Moon Road west of Scottsburg, he talked with Niki G. Lee, 23, the driver of the white Ford Taurus which had struck the Pontiac and stopped.

Lee said Cabage were her “ex” and that the children inside the car with her new boyfriend were their children, a two-year-old boy and his infant brother. She said she had an active protective order against Cabage.

Her former husband was upset because she was “…moving on…” after their divorce with another man, Lee told the officer. She said he had been calling and harassing her all day. Then, as she was traveling east on S.R. 56, she said she saw Cabage’s red Pontiac Grand Am speed up behind her. She said she was afraid he was going to ram her car in the rear.

Instead, Lee said Cabage passed her at a high rate of speed and then turn his car into the front of her vehicle, causing Lee to strike the Pontiac and cause damage to both vehicles.

With both cars stopped, Lee said Cabage got out of his car and began yelling at her new boyfriend. She said her ex-husband was apparently trying to taunt the boyfriend into a fight and struck the passenger window with his fist several times. After he learned 9-1-1 calls had been made, Cabage reportedly got back into his car and left the scene.

Scottsburg police officers found Cabage and the damaged Pontiac on S.R. 56 a short time later. When Deputy Ward asked him about the accident, Cabage purportedly said he had no idea who was in the Taurus or why his car was hit, that he had only been trying to pass the car.

After receiving Cabage’s consent, the officer checked Cabage’s cell phone record of calls made. Deputy Ward counted 90-plus phone calls made to Lee’s phone in an eight-hour period.

Cabage allegedly responded by telling the deputy that his ex-wife had violated the protective order first and that he just wanted to see his children.

That’s probably not going to happen for a while.

Cabage was placed under arrest and transported to jail. He was charged Friday, March 3, with three counts of Level 5 felony battery; Level 6 felony criminal recklessness and two counts of Level 6 neglect of a dependent; and misdemeanors of invasion of privacy and failure to stop after an accident.

At his initial hearing on that Friday, a preliminary plea of not guilty was entered for him. Bail was set at $50,000 by corporate surety bond or $5,000 cash. A public defender was appointed, and Judge Jason Mount assigned a date of May 22 for a jury trial.

Cabage was also served with four protective orders, one each for his ex-wife, her boyfriend and the two children.

 
Tetanus shots offered free at SHD… Residents cleaning up from March 1 storms can take yard debris to landfill PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 16:10

 

The straight line winds that whipped through Scott County early on Wednesday, March 1, have left an indelible mark on certain areas of the county, that’s for sure.

Good weather over the weekend allowed residents to continue their Herculean task of gathering/removing/hauling all debris, protecting damaged roofs from further exposure to the elements and simply coping with their losses.

The good news? Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) determined that so many of the affected property owners had insurance coverage, there is no need for FEMA to step in and offer low-interest loans or grants. Explained Greg Ramoni, Deputy Director for the county office of the Emergency Management Administration (EMA), “FEMA requires at least 40% of the homes and businesses damaged not be insured. We had fewer residences damaged than their minimum requirement as well.”

A lot of progress in piling up yard waste was made in the areas struck over the weekend. According to the EMA, Scott County residents are welcome to expedite recovery efforts and manage that debris efficiently by burning it.

All safety precautions should be observed at all times by those storm victims who decide to burn vegetation. Do not burn debris if windy conditions exist. That’s a good way to cause even more damage in a bad situation. Make sure a water supply is available when burning, and always guard fires with hoses and rakes while they are burning.

Residents who do not have the ability to burn such debris may truck such vegetation to the Scott County Transfer Station, 4689 South Double or Nothing Road, Scottsburg.

Hours during which vegetation may be brought to the transfer station are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Vegetative debris that will be accepted includes damaged trees, bushes and shrubs and broken or partially broken tree limbs.

Such debris will be accepted during the transfer station’s posted hours through the month of March.

A note of advice from Michelle Goodin, Scott County Health Department administrator: Don’t forget to get a tetanus shot. Tetanus shots, which prevent lockjaw, are provided free of charge by the Health Department. Boosters should be obtained every ten years. Goodin said working around damaged buildings provides multiple risks to those wanting to help.

“It’s a good idea to get a tetanus shot so your health is protected in case you step on a nail or get cut by metal. Call the Health Department at 812-752-8455 and make an appointment or to request more information,” stated Goodin.

Another step which can help property owners in the wake of the storm is by contacting the Scott County Assessor’s office. Diana Cozart’s office staff will be glad to record any change in outbuildings or homes destroyed or damaged.

Call the Assessor’s Office at 812-752-8436 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Affected property owners can also visit the office, located at the east end of the Courthouse in downtown Scottsburg.

 

 
Passenger hurt, driver arrested in S.R. 56 crash east of Scottsburg on February 18 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 March 2017 17:19

 

 

A young woman passenger was injured and the driver was arrested following an evening accident that happened on State Road 56 east of Scottsburg on Saturday night, February 18.

Deputies John Hartman, Shawn Mayer and Joshua Watterson were dispatched to the wreck site, located at the highway’s intersection with Turley Road. That T intersection is at a fairly sharp S curve for which driver Kenneth S. Mills, 19, Jeffersonville, was apparently not ready.

The 2004 Mazda 6 may have been going too fast for road and weather conditions. It was raining when the accident happened at 8:25 p.m.

Mills told Deputy Hartman that he lost control of the car because of the wet pavement. The car barely missed the entrance to Turley Road, heading instead over uneven ground toward woods, which it entered, striking a tree and overturning.

He was uninjured. His passenger wasn’t so lucky. Abigail V. Tennyson, 20, Jeffersonville, had an apparent injury to her elbow/lower arm. She was transported to Scott Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Damage to the vehicle was extensive. Deputy Hartman estimated property loss at up to $25,000.

Mills was arrested and transported to the Scott County Security Center. Charges include two misdemeanor counts of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and misdemeanor illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.

He appeared for an initial court appearance on Tuesday, February 21. A bench trial has been scheduled May 15, and his bail is $5,000 by corporate surety bond or $500 cash.

 

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Seven listed as injured in recent traffic accidents investigated by Scottsburg police PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 March 2017 17:18

 

 

Over the course of ten days in Scottsburg, police officers investigated a total of 11 traffic accidents, five of which involved injuries to either drivers or passengers.

The first injury crash happened Saturday, February 11, on State Road 56 West (West McClain Avenue) at Railroad Street. Lois Enteman, 75, Scottsburg, struck the rear of a 2003 Lincoln Aviator SUV with her 2010 Chevy Malibu. The accident happened at 11:18 a.m.

Enteman told Sgt. Steven Herald that she was unsure what had happened. The driver of the SUV, Janet M. Lucas, 66, Scottsburg, stated that she had had to stop for another vehicle in front of her as both were traveling west on S.R. 56. The Malibu then struck the rear of the SUV.

Enteman experienced chest pain and Lucas had neck pain. Lucas’ husband, Joe, 73, had pain in a knee/lower leg/foot. All were treated at the scene by Scott County EMS personnel.

Those assisting at the scene were First Responders with the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department and Capt. David Hardin and Sgt. Joe Nicholson, both of the Scottsburg department.

Property damage was estimated at up to $10,000.

On Monday, February 13, a crash at the intersection of Bond and Miner Streets brought Sgt. Herald and Deputy Joe Johnson to the scene just before 4 p.m.

According to driver Seth Fields, 42, Austin, the mishap was his fault. Fields told Sgt. Herald that he had been headed east on Miner St. and could not see because of vehicles parked on the side of the street. He pulled out and the accident occurred.

Fields was driving a 2002 Ford SE. The other driver was identified as Allison M. Thompson, 16, Scottsburg. The teenager experienced chest pain after the mishap and was transported to Scott Memorial Hospital by ambulance.

Damage to the Ford and Thompson’s 2014 Chevy Sonic was estimated at up to $25,000.

While Sgt. Herald and Deputy Johnson were busy, Capt. Hardin and Patrolman Trevis Burr were dispatched to another accident at Bond St. and S.R. 56 that happened a minute after the mishap at Bond and Miner Sts.

Tina M. Amick, 49, Underwood, was following behind two other vehicles in her 2005 Chevy Equinox SUV as all were traveling west. She told Ptl. Burr that her brakes failed. She hit the rear of a 1998 Pontiac Firebird operated by James R. Hilderbrand, 37, Columbus, and that impact caused the Firebird to strike the back of a 2006 Toyota Tundra pickup truck driven by David D. Arrowood, 53, Scottsburg.

All of the drivers were not hurt, according to the officer’s report, but Hilderbrand’s passenger, Laura I. Schmidt, 35, Columbus, suffered chest pain. She was treated at the scene.

Property damage was estimated at up to $10,000.

Two more injury accidents happened on Sunday evening, February 19, and on Monday afternoon, February 20.

Around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Derek T. McNear, 17, Scottsburg was stopped at the exit of the Taco Bell restaurant off S.R. 56 West in a 1999 Honda Accord. The teenager told Sgt. Rodney Watts that he attempted to enter a westbound lane of the state highway from the parking lot, but he said he didn’t see an eastbound 2007 Suzuki Forenza driven by Cynthia R. Williams, 37, Austin.

As he pulled out, the Forenza hit the Honda in the driver’s side front panel. Property damage was estimated at up to $10,000.

McNear was uninjured, but Williams suffered some pain in her knee/lower leg/foot area. She was treated at the scene by Scott County EMS.

Patrolman James Vires assisted at the scene of the accident.

Just before 4 p.m. on Monday, Sgt. Watts, Asst. Police Chief Richey Barton and Ptl. Burr were dispatched to an injury crash on S.R. 56 at its Lake Road intersection.

A 1998 Kawasaki 1500 motorcycle carrying two people was struck by a merging Hyundai Sonata operated by Elizabeth Angel, 68, Underwood. Both vehicles had been westbound.

Motorcyclist Michael M. Barrett, 48, Austin, was not hurt, but his passenger, Lucy A. Fording, 45, Austin, had been knocked off the cycle and had an apparent shoulder/upper arm injury. She was transported to Scott Memorial Hospital for treatment by ambulance.

Property damage was estimated at up to $10,000 by Sgt. Watts.

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