Scottsburg receives grant for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 00:00
    Senator Evan Bayh today announced that the cities of Anderson and Scottsburg will receive a total of $7 million in economic recovery funds to construct two new facilities that will support Indiana businesses and help put Hoosiers back to work. The funding was awarded by the Department of Commerce as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
    “This is an important step on the path to economic recovery for communities that have been hit hard by the current recession,” Bayh said. “This funding will produce hundreds of new middle-class jobs and generate millions of dollars in economic benefits by investing in an improved infrastructure to help Hoosier small businesses.”
    The city of Anderson will receive $2.7 million to construct a multi-tenant business and industrial building to house growing firms and other early-stage companies, including new businesses in the renewable and green energy sector. The Department of Commerce estimates the grant will create 400 new jobs and attract over $20 million in new economic investment in the region.
    The city of Scottsburg will receive $4.3 million to build a Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, which will serve as an incubator for manufacturing technology as well as a conference hall. The center will facilitate investment and provide support for new businesses and entrepreneurs in the Scottsburg area.
    Both grants were awarded by the Economic Development Administration (EDA), an arm of the Department of Commerce. EDA advances economic growth by assisting communities and regions experiencing high unemployment and low per capita income to create an environment that fosters innovation, promotes entrepreneurship, and attracts increased private capital investment.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 September 2009 08:39
 
Fleeing suspects run into FOP ball tournament; are detained PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 00:00
    A couple of suspects fleeing by car from Austin police officers and Scott County deputies ran out of luck quickly on Saturday, August 29, in Austin.
    When the chase ended at Austin Community Park, the pair found themselves surrounded by baseball bat-wielding members of the Amick-Baker-Kellems Chapter 156, Fraternal Order of Police. Unbeknown to the pair, FOP members were hosting a softball tournament at the park.
    Taken into custody at the park were the driver, Gregory P. Dilger, 33, Scottsburg, and Stephen R. Perry, 33, Austin, his passenger.
    From Deputy Joe Guarneri's case report, the officer had been in phone contact with Austin Lt. Shawn Hurt just before 5:30 p.m., whop reported to Guarneri that his personal vehicle had nearly been hit head-on by a blue Buick driving southbound on Third Street. Deputy Guarneri soon found the car being driven down the middle of Third St.
At Third and Broadway Streets, the officer said the Buick took the corner and then sped off east on Broadway. That street ends at Community Park, where the FOP tournament was occurring. Deputy Guarneri followed the car, witnessing when the car allegedly passed several vehicles and disregarded stop signs. The vehicle was also seen nearly striking a couple of children on bicycles near the parking lot.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 September 2009 08:13
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'Looking for dog' gets man charged with burglary PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 00:00
    An Austin man who was allegedly looking for his dog now faces a charge of Class C felony burglary in connection with a break-in at a garage on Blunt Avenue in Austin.
    Donald E. Garrow, 55, Paulanna Avenue, reportedly told Austin Patrolman Crystal Schapson that he was looking for his dog when he was found inside a garage. The building's door had been forced open, according to Ptl. Schapson's report.
    Garrow was apprehended on August 11 after a woman reported that she had seen an unidentified man standing under an awning near the garage. As Ptl. Schapson pulled up to the residence, Garrow reportedly tried to hide inside the garage. He was taken into custody by deputies Rex Herald and Jeremy Arnold.
    Garrow allegedly told the officers that he'd been hunting for the dog. Tools had been thrown outside of the structure and an air compressor was missing, Schapson noted. Marks where the door had been pried were also discovered.
    Garrow was also charged with theft, a Class D felony, and public intoxication, a Class B misdemeanor. In his initial court appearance on August 11, a not guilty plea was entered for him, and a trial date of November 30 was set. His bail was reduced from $75,000 corporate surety/full cash to $25,000 surety/10% cash, and his case was assigned to a public defender.
    Garrow was to be back in court on August 24 for another hearing dealing with his bond.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 September 2009 08:14
 
Scott County Soil & Water Conservation District Fall Sale PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 September 2009 00:00
    The Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is once again offering Grade 1 container trees and plants for sale.  These are supplied by Forrest Keeling Nursery, a family-owned and operated nursery based in Elsberry, Missouri.  All trees and shrubs are nursery stock, exhibiting straightness of trunk and uniformity of branching.  They are very reasonably priced at $25 each for a 3 gallon best-quality container.
    Available trees include Autumn Blaze Maple, Black Oak, Black Walnut, Cinnamon Bark River Birch, Fringetree, Hackberry, Magnolia, Northern Red Oak, Norway Spruce, Pagoda Dogwood, Pecan, Persimmon, Plum, Robin Hill Serviceberry, Royal Frost Birch, Sycamore, White Pine and Willow Oak.
    The following shrubs are also for sale:  Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire, Lynwood Gold Forsythia, Ninebark, Old-Fashioned Lilac, Shrubby St. John’s Wort and Wisteria.
    The District is offering perennial plants of Aromatic Aster, Marsh Milkweed, Obedient Plant, Ox-eye Sunflower, Purple Prairie Clover, Rose Mallow, Stifftick Coreopsis, White Wild Indigo and Wild Bergamot.  All perennials are 1 gallon containers and offered for $8.50 each.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 September 2009 08:17
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124th annual Old Settlers meeting at Neavill’s Grove PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 00:00
    The 124th annual Old Settlers Meeting, which is under the auspices of Neavill’s Grove Inc., is the oldest continuous civic event in Jefferson County to meet in the same location under the same name.
    This year’s event is set this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 28-30.
    Neavill’s Grove is located about six  miles northwest of Madison near Volga on Deputy Pike. It has many shade trees, an auditorium, picnic tables, benches and modern facilities which include a shelter house equipped with a kitchen.
On Friday, August 28, a spaghetti dinner will begin at 5 p.m. followed by a fiddle contest and jam session at 7 p.m. Prizes will be $100 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third. For more information or to enter, call 1-812-866-4656 or 1-812-866-2891 or 1-812-265-2240.
    The official opening will be on Saturday, August 29, at 10 a.m. with the National Anthem and a flag raising, followed by the 29th annual talent contest.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 08:45
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