Tickets goin’ like hot cakes for seats at Museum’s 2016 History Dinner Series PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 07:30

Members of the Scott County Historical Society are offering another interesting History Dinner Series at the Scott County Heritage Center and Museum.

Girls' Sectional Pairings have been Announced for Area Schools PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:10



The Indiana High School Athletic Association recently announced pairings for the girls' state basketball tournament.

The tournament, which features 395 teams, gets started this week with sectional play. There will be 393 games in 26 days.

Admission is $6 for a single session or a tournament pass can be purchased for $10.

Below is a list of all the local teams and their various sectional schedule:

Class A

Sectional 61 at Borden

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Game 1: Orleans vs. Trinity Lutheran, 6 p.m.

Game 2: Medora vs. West Washington, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 5

Game 3: Crothersville vs. winner of game 1, 6 p.m.

Game 4: Borden vs. winner of game 2, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 6

Championship, winner of game 3 vs. winner of game 4.

Sectional 62 at New Washington

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Game 1: New Washington vs. South Central (Elizabeth), 6 p.m.

Game 2: Rock Creek Academy vs. Lanesville, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 5

Game 3: Shawe Memorial vs. winner of game 1, 6 p.m.

Game 4: Christian Academy of Indiana vs. winner of game 2, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 6

Championship, winner of game 3 vs winner of game 4.

Class 2A Sectional at Henryville

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Game 1: Clarksville vs. Crawford County, 6 p.m.

Game 2: Henryville vs. Providence, 7:30

Friday, Feb. 5

Game 3: Eastern vs. winner of game 1, 6 p.m.

Game 4: Paoli vs. winner of game 2, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 6

Championship, winner of game 3 vs. winner of game 4.

Class 3A Sectional 30 at North Harrison

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Game 1: Salem vs. Silver Creek, 6 p.m.

Game 2: Brownstown Central vs. Charlestown, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Game 3: North Harrison vs. Scottsburg (time to be determined)

Friday, Feb. 5

Game 4: Corydon Central vs. game 1 winner, 6 p.m.

Game 5: Winner of game 2 vs. winner of game 3.

Championship, winner of game 4 vs. winner of game 5.

Class 4A Sectional at

Bedford North Lawrence

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Game 1: Seymour vs. New Albany, 6 p.m.

Game 2: BNL vs. Floyd Central, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 5

Game 3: Jeffersonville vs. winner of game 1.

Game 4: Jennings County vs. winner of game 2.

Saturday, Feb. 6

Championship, winner of game 3 vs. winner of game 4.

United Way Accepting 2016 Grant Applications PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 January 2016 13:52

United Way of Scott County is seeking programs that address the changing human service needs of Scott County residents. These programs should be held within the geographical confines of the county and available and accessible to all.

Scott County Prosecutor Jason Mount Announces Latest in Cases: PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Friday, 15 January 2016 14:22

Last Tuesday, January 5, 2016, Samuel Tyler Green, age 23, was sentenced for a battery he committed against the three year old son of his live in girlfriend that occurred on July 10, 2014. Originally charged with three felonies, Green pled guilty to a Level 3 Battery resulting in serious bodily injury to a child less than 14, and agreed to be sentenced by the Court.
The case was handled on behalf of the Scott County Prosecutors Office by Chief Deputy Prosecutor Chris A. Owens. Owens pointed out the severity of the injuries, which included extreme pain, severe bruising to his backside and face, bruising to his ears, and a broken arm, among other injuries. The Defendant was alleged to have struck the child repeatedly with a whiffle ball bat and to have struck the child in the face with his hand. Owens also presented evidence that this was not an isolated incident.
The sentence was handed down by Scott Circuit Court judge Roger L. Duvall. Green received a 9 year sentence, the maximum allowed under the terms of the plea, with two years to be served on supervised probation. Further he is to have no contact with the child, and shall undergo domestic violence treatment.
“There is nothing in this world more precious than our children, and our office is committed to seeing that justice is served on behalf of those children who, unfortunately, become victims of crime,” Owens stated. “We are pleased with the decision of the court in this matter and hope that this will help the child feel protected, enabling him to move forward and continue to grow into a successful young man.”
This week (Monday and Tuesday) we also had:
ELISA NEACE, age 23: pled guilty to Level 2 Dealing in Methamphetamine, received a 16 years sentence, with 10 years suspended. Neace sold an once (28 grams) to undercover investigators for $1,6000.00. Drug Interdiction Prosecutor Amanda Herald managed this case.
TEDDY DWAYNE ABNER, age 43: Pled guilty to B felony Dealing in Methamphetamine and neglect of a dependent (dealing drugs in front of the child). Received a 12 years sentence, none suspended. Drug Interdiction Prosecutor Amanda Herald managed this case.
FRANKLIN SESSIONS: pled guilty to Level 5 Burglary. He and some co-defendants broke into an outbuilding and stole several thousand dollars worth of lawn equipment and vehicles. He received a 5 year sentence with none suspended. One of his Co-Defendants, Jared Ballard, had no criminal history and cooperated with investigators. Earlier last fall, he was referred to the Floyd County Veteran’s Court, where he is participating in that program. If he successfully completes the Veteran’s Court program and pays restitution, he can avoid felony conviction for his participation. Cases against two other co-defendants are still pending. Prosecuting Attorney Jason Mount managed this case.

Lexington man arrested after crash on Plymouth Road that injured driver PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Friday, 15 January 2016 11:01


A Lexington area resident has been charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury.

The Level 6 felony was filed against Branden M. Lytle, 22, on Tuesday, January 12, based on information provided in a probable cause affidavit filed by Deputy Joe Johnson.

Johnson was the officer dispatched to the scene on Plymouth Road when 9-1-1 staff was notified at 10:40 p.m. on Thursday, January 7. The site was about 1,000 feet west of an intersection with Ervin Road.

Lytle told Deputy Johnson that he had been headed east on Plymouth Road. When he came over a hill, he said a 2005 Ford Focus driven by Hannah L. Howard, 19, Austin, was in the middle of the road and the 2011 Ford Fusion he was driving collided with it head-on.

Deputy Johnson noted in the accident report he wrote that Lytle's vehicle was left of center when the head-on crash occurred.

Howard was trapped inside the wreckage of her car. She was assisted at the scene by Scott County EMS and Lexington volunteer firemen and then was taken by ambulance to Scott Memorial Hospital. One of her arms was broken in the accident.

Property damage was estimated at up to $25,000 including damage to a Verizon phone box, which Lytle had struck.

Lytle was detained at the scene by the deputy, who was assisted by Deputies Joe Guarneri and James Shelton. The report stated that Lytle failed field sobriety testing. He was placed in custody and taken to Scott Memorial, where a blood test was drawn.

Toxicology results are pending.

Lytle was then transported to the Scott County Security Center in Scottsburg and booked in.

At his initial court hearing on January 12, he entered a not guilty plea to the Level 6 felony. He was released on a $5,000 cash bond that same day.

His jury trial has been scheduled for April 7.


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