Austin woman allegedly part of meth lab operation located by ISP near Deputy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 22 April 2009 00:00
    An Austin woman was arrested by Indiana State Police on preliminary criminal charges that included manufacturing methamphetamine (meth) on Friday, April 10, in western Jefferson County.
    Melody D. Stidham, 30, and Matthew A. Riley, 24, were taken into custody by ISP officers from the Versailles post at a home owned by Riley.
    ISP Trooper Nate Adams had received information from both an anonymous source and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department that Riley was allegedly operating a large meth lab at his residence on County Road 1350W near Deputy.
    Members of the Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section had previously received similar information, a news release from the Versailles post noted.
    That Friday, ISP officers assisted by Jefferson County deputies drove to the residence. When they knocked on the door, Riley opened it, and officers said they smelled a very strong chemical or “solvent” odor coming from inside the home.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 11:57
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Scott Memorial Hospital hosting Blood Drive on April 27 to Boost Red Cross Blood Supply PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 April 2009 00:00
    The American Red Cross blood drive will be held at Scott Memorial Hospital on Monday, April 27. Scott Memorial Hospital began hosting blood drives after the 9-11 attacks in 2001.
    Donations levels have a way of going down as the summer vacation center approaches, and the Red Cross tries to build supplies in advance of that drop.
    If blood supplies drop, there is a risk that accident victims and other critically injured patients may not have enough blood. The Red Cross has enhanced their donor questionnaire and eligibility standards to speed the donor process. European travel restrictions have also been modified so that travelers who have been turned down in the past may now be eligible.
    There have been other changes in the blood donor qualifications that make more people eligible. Those donor eligibility changes include:
* Donors who are taking antibiotics may donate immediately after the last dose if they are not symptomatic.
* Donors who have received chemotherapy may donate if they are treatment-free and symptom-free after five years.
* Donors who have minor injuries requiring stitches may donate two days after receiving stitches if there is no infection present.
* Donors who have had oral surgery requiring stitches may donate three days after receiving stitches if there is no infection present.
    With just 38 percent of the population eligible to give blood, and just a fraction of those eligible actually donating, the American Red Cross is asking eligible blood donors to give blood more often. The average blood donor gives less than two times a year, yet anyone can donate every 56 days.
    All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Eligible donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 years old with a signed Red Cross parental/guardian consent form where state permits, must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.
    The blood drive at Scott Memorial Hospital will take place on Monday, April 27, from 1 to  6 p.m. Scott Memorial Hospital is located at 1451 N. Gardner (Us Hwy 31 N.) in Scottsburg.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 12:02
 
Scottsburg man is charged with distribution of child pornography PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 08 April 2009 00:00
    Indiana State Police, inspectors with the U.S. Postal System and agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation spent several hours at a Scottsburg home last Thursday, April 2, collecting evidence against a man suspected of producing child pornography.
    The residence, located on Owen Street, was the scene of activity as troopers, agents and inspectors went through the belongings of Mark William Armstrong, 40, who is now being held in the New Albany Jail.
According to a jail officer, Armstrong has been charged in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, in New Albany with distribution of child pornography, a Class C felony under Indiana law. Federal charges may be pending.
    Initial information from Timothy M. Morrison, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District, was that Armstrong was to be charged with sexual exploitation of children for producing child pornography. No explanation was available on the difference between the initial and final charge.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2009 13:24
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S’burg’s annual spring clean-up starts April 20 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 April 2009 00:00
    Spring clean-up in Scottsburg will begin Monday, April 20, according to a recent announcement by Jason Applegate, Superintendent of the city’s Streets and Sanitation Departments.
    City trucks will go over the entire community one time. They will start north on State Road 56 and travel east of U.S. Highway 31. Crews will then work their way north and back down the west side of U.S. 31 to the fairgrounds.
From there, they will go back up the east side of U.S. 31 to S.R. 56.
    Applegate noted that the process could take up to three weeks to complete, depending on weather conditions and the amount of trash being cleared out by Scottsburg residents.
    He cautioned that residents who place items out at curbside after crews have passed the residence will pay a pick-up charge for trucks to come back and get the items.
    Only household items will be allowed in this clean-up effort. Small items should be put in boxes or bags.
Items that will not be accepted include tires and remodeling or contractor materials as well as automotive parts or out-buildings. Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners will not be picked up unless freon has been removed and a certified sticker is on the item.
    Applegate also said if outsiders bring trash to be picked up with city customers’ trash, the trash at that location will not be picked up, and the resident at that address could be subject to a citation.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2009 13:26
 
Three people injured in Scottsburg traffic accidents PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 08 April 2009 00:00
    Three people were listed as injured in two separate traffic accidents that happened in Scottsburg on Thursday, April 2.
    According to information obtained from the Scottsburg Police Department, the two accidents occurred a little over an hour apart on Thursday afternoon. The first was reported at 3:28 p.m. on U.S. Highway 31 at its intersection with Wardell Street. Drivers were Brigid Young, 44, Louisville, Ky., and Jalia Campbell, 46, Scottsburg.
    Lt. Richey Barton investigated the mishap. Driver statements related that Young's 1994 Dodge Intrepid struck the 2005 Ford Taurus driven by Campbell in the rear as each was approaching the intersection. The impact forced Campbell's car into the back of a trailer being hauled by a pickup truck.
    The women told Lt. Barton that the driver of the pickup got out of the truck and looked at the back of both the trailer and his pickup and then got back in the truck and left without talking to either of them.
    Campbell was listed as injured. She suffered neck pain and was assisted at the scene by Scott County EMS.
    Property damage was estimated at up to $1,000 by the officer.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2009 13:28
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