Several injury accidents occur during long holiday weekend in Scottsburg, Scott County PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 08:56

Three injury accidents happened in Scottsburg and Scott County during the Christmas holiday period.

‘Heritage Barns of Scott County’ a Bicentennial Legacy Project for community PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 08:55

A dual partnership between the Scott County Arts Council (SCAC) and the Scott County Visitors Commission (SCVC) has given birth to the Heritage Barn Legacy Project in which all residents of the community can participate.

Charge may be filed against driver injured in one-vehicle accident early Sunday morning PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 08:54

A criminal charge is being considered by the Scott County Prosecutor’s Office against a driver involved in a one-vehicle accident on Bogardus Road early on Sunday morning, December 13.

Adler arrested for assault on girlfriend's former boyfriend at Hardy Lake campground PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 December 2015 13:19


An initial hearing was conducted in Scott Circuit Court on Tuesday, December 15, for Thomas L. Adler, 46, an apparent resident of a travel trailer at one of the Hardy Lake campgrounds.

Adler is the defendant in a criminal case filed against him on December 15 arising from an incident in the campground of December 12.

Deputy James Shelton was dispatched to the state recreational area on Saturday to investigate a call about a fight. When he arrived, he found Adler, William Biesen, a woman and two young boys, who were identified as the woman's sons.

According to Shelton's probable cause affidavit, Adler had returned to the trailer to find Biesen, described as a former boyfriend of the woman, in the trailer with her and the woman's three sons.

Adler told the officer that he and Biesen became involved in a struggle. He allegedly admitted pulling a knife and stabbing Biesen “ self defense...” and then running out of the trailer.

Biesen, the deputy soon discovered, had several wounds to his abdomen. His story was more graphic, alleging that Adler arrived and began attacking him with a stick and demanding Biesen leave. He said Adler then pulled out a box cutter and stabbed him. The action caused him to hit Adler in the face with his fist, Biesen said. Adler stabbed him two or three more times, the bleeding man told the officer.

Scott County EMS was called to the scene and treated Biesen. He was transported by ambulance to University of Louisville Hospital. His current condition is unknown.

Deputy Shelton also got statements from the woman and her two sons. The woman said Adler became angry upon learning Biesen was at the trailer. When the two men began fighting, she said she got her youngest son out of the trailer but could not reach the other two, ages 10 and 11. Those youngsters told the officer that Adler had struck Biesen with a stick and then stabbed him. They also said Biesen threw Adler onto a bed and continued to hit him.

Adler now faces a count of aggravated battery, a Level 3 felony, because of stabbing Biesen and creating “....a substantial risk of death or...serious permanent disfigurement. He is also charged with one count each of battery resulting in serious bodily injury and battery with a deadly weapon, both Level 5 felonies, and a Class A misdemeanor count of battery for striking Biesen with the stick.

Judge Roger Duvall entered a preliminary plea of not guilty for Adler and set a bail of $50,000 by corporate surety bond or $10,000 cash. A condition was attached to Adler's posting bond; if he does so, he is to have no contact with Biesen.

Adler's case was assigned to a public defender, and an initial jury trial date of May 10 was scheduled.

County Fair Board members look forward to seeking new venues at annual convention PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 13:18


After a Christmas carry-in dinner was enjoyed by everyone on December 8, members of the Scott County Fair Association got down to business.

Good news was announced by board president John McNeely. He said the Scott County Visitors Commission provided $7,000 as support for activities held during the 2015 fair. McNeely and Todd Richey had attended the December 1 meeting of the Visitors Commission, with Richey presenting the case for full financial support for the 2015 fair.

“We really appreciate the Visitors Commission's support. Once we get all of our financial records in order, we'll start selecting projects to get done before the 2016 fair,” McNeely stated.

Treasurer Tonia Richey presented what figures she had to the board that evening. It was no surprise to members that the demolition derby was the biggest grandstand event, bringing in $20,889. The stock car race was second on the list, providing $8,806. The Scott County Fair Queen Pageant was third at $3,085, the enduro race fourth with $1,864 and the new Music Fest was last, bringing in $680. Net profit per event was $982.20 after expenses, Richey related.

The 2015 fair had a grandstand profit of $11,862.96.

With board member Roy Binkley handling boat and RV storage rentals this fall, the Fair Association brought in $12,400, she reported. That was a 33% increase over 2014 rentals.

Tonia Richey said bills will be mailed in January for those who have rented sign space at the fairgrounds in the past.

Randy Oakes visited the Fair Association to provide some information on the 2016 demolition derby. Megan Voyles, Scott County Extension Educator, requested improvements to the 4-H livestock areas and submitted a list of 4-H events for 2016.

The selection of David Church to serve as the Fair Board member representing the Visitors Commission was approved by the board.

Turning back to grandstand events for 2016, Todd Richey reported he had been contacting several promoters for the stock car and possibly mini and big car events. He said he hoped to have a proposal for each event at the Fair Board's meeting on January 12.

The board has continued its improvements at the old Saddle Club building. Several pieces of old kitchen equipment have been removed. The local 4-H organization will provide new tables and chairs, it was learned.

Six applications were submitted for the vacant caretaker position. Interviews were scheduled December 29.

McNeely, Todd Richey, Binkley and Jeff Broady will be attending the Indiana State Fair and Festival Convention in early January in Indianapolis. “We're hoping to meet a lot of promoters and see what venues we can find to fill up all nights at the grandstand in 2016,” stated McNeely.

Fair Association memberships are available to any interested person, it was noted. The association's website is, and contact information is available there.

The next meeting of the Fair Board will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, at the Saddle Club building.




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