Operation Kidsafe Safety Event at John Jones on Nov. 11 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Friday, 10 November 2017 11:46



Operation Kidsafe Free Child Safety Events are happening all-across the U.S. and Canada. An event has been scheduled for Scottsburg on Saturday, November 11, at John Jones Auto Group at 1351 W. State Road 56, Scottsburg, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Operation Kidsafe is free and private for families. Parents take home the only record of the visit….(a Bio Document) that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency. Safety tips to start a family safety action plan are also included.

Operation Kidsafe founder is Mark Bott. Mark has been an Internationally known Child Safety Advocate for 18 years. Mark worked with John Walsh of America’s Most Wanted and helped start the Amber Alert.

The event is free for every family. No special information is needed, as there is no data basing. Parents take home the only record of the visit.

For more information contact John Jones at (812) 752-5000 johnjonesautogroup.com


Alleged theft of water brings suspect to attention of local police PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Friday, 10 November 2017 11:44



Scottsburg police finally got to talk to Vincent Mayo.

Mayo, 30, was living at a rental house on South Second Street in the city when he apparently broke a lock on a water meter and “stole” water service from the city, not once but twice.

The alleged theft incidents occurred in April and September. Capt. David Hardin took the original report from city workers. Lt./Detective Mike Nichols followed up on the incidents, learning that water service had been turned off at the South Second St. house for non-payment. Residents nearby told the detective that Mayo was seen “…doing something in the hole containing the water meter.”

Two misdemeanor theft charges and a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief were filed against Mayo on October 26. An arrest warrant was issued for him.

Bail in the matter has been set at $10,000 by corporate surety bond or $1,000 cash.


Free Thanksgiving meal offered by Jennings Township firemen PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Friday, 10 November 2017 11:43


A free meal on Thanksgiving, November 23, is promised to any person in the community who would like to eat with the Jennings Township Volunteer Fire Department in downtown Austin.

Serving hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The meal will feature turkey and all the fixings and will be prepared by the firemen and their wives. Everyone is welcome to come and eat at the firehouse, located at the corner of North Second and West Main (State Road 256) Streets.

Donations toward the meal are now being accepted by organizers. Persons who would like to volunteer to help fix or serve the meal are encouraged to call Joe Smith at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Greg Hammons at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Those who need more information can call Hammons or Erika Smith at 812-820-3538.

Enjoy downtown Scottsburg’s Courtyard Christmas and lighted parade November 25 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Friday, 10 November 2017 11:42


Every child should know by now that, right after Thanksgiving is celebrated in Scottsburg, they can expect to enjoy the annual visit by a beloved couple from the North Pole.

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus are coming to Scottsburg on Saturday, November 25, in the city’s lighted parade, and everyone, young and old, has a special invitation to come downtown to see them.

The annual celebration offers all families a chance to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Santa in the decorated Santa's Castle on the northeast side of the Courthouse right after the parade concludes.

Parade entries will line up in the parking lot behind Scottsburg Elementary School starting at 5 p.m. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. and wind around the downtown square from McClain Avenue (State Road 56). Mayor Bill Graham will be featured in the parade, and he’ll step out of his float to help with the annual lighting ceremony at the gazebo on the courthouse lawn.

Trophies will be awarded for the best entries from fire departments, businesses, church/civic groups and cars. A trophy for the entry selected Best Overall will also be presented.

Several downtown businesses are planning evening hours that Saturday, inviting visitors in for Christmas treats, too. Christmas music will be offered, lots of holiday lights can be admired, and free horse-and-carriage rides are scheduled. Line up on the sidewalk on the southeast side of the Courthouse for the rides.

More information on the parade and Courtyard Christmas may be obtained by calling the Mayor's Office at 812-752-3169.

Call that number as well to contribute money toward Courtyard Christmas efforts. Volunteers are always needed, too.

Man’s erratic calls for help bring police and result in free trip to jail PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Friday, 10 November 2017 11:40



Eric Napier isn’t calling for help any longer, but the circumstances around the strange incident on November 1 have yet to be explained well by one of the newest inmates at the Scott County Security Center.

A resident in the same apartment building where Napier was living called 9-1-1 and said she’d been hearing what sounded like a man call for help off and on for about two hours.

Scottsburg Police Chief Scott Zellers, Sgt. Brian Hall and Patrolman Travis Rutherford responded to the call, traveling to North Pine Street to locate the mysterious man.

Napier, 30, answered the door. According to what Sgt. Hall said he observed, the man was unsteady on his feet and his speech was slurred. Napier told the officers that he had been asleep and he didn’t remember yelling for help. He said he was living with the woman who rented the apartment.

A managerial representative of the apartment complex allowed the officers into the apartment and gave them permission to search. The policemen said they saw pills and an uncapped syringe and that they found two baggies. One had methamphetamine in it, the other heroin, the report stated.

Napier was arrested and taken to the local jail.

He appeared for an initial court hearing on Friday, November 3. There, Napier learned he was charged with three Level 6 felonies, possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe and possession of a narcotic drug. The case was assigned to a public defender.

Bail was set at $15,000 by corporate surety bond or $1,500 cash. Napier’s jury trial is scheduled February 5.

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