Lack of decision by County Area Plan Commission may result in courtroom appearance in near future PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
    Lack of action by the Scott County Area Plan Commission (APC) on Wednesday night, October 14, on a requested modification of terms attached to recent approval of a company's Development Plan (DP) may cause the APC to make a trip to a courtroom.
    Representatives of Liberty Green Renewables L.L.C. and their attorney, John Kraft of New Albany, attended the October 14 APC meeting. Larry Ott and Terrance Naulty had come to be available should any member of the APC have questions about the company. Members of a local citizens' group fighting Liberty Green were also present. Three of them, Jeff Cox, Pat Berna and Alice Stackhouse, were allowed to provide comments about their data on emissions they said such plants create.
    That group was not successful in preventing the APC from approving Liberty Green's DP on August 26. In that presentation, the APC was told how the company plans to burn wood chips that will generate steam which will power a turbine that will create electricity. The process is considered better for the environment because its fuel, trees, are considered a renewable fuel as opposed to coal, the “black gold” on which the Midwest depends for generating much of its electrical power.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:29
County woman faces felony charges of credit card fraud and forgery PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
    A Scott County woman is facing multiple felony charges of forgery and credit card fraud after allegedly stealing her ex-husband's debit card.
    Deputy Don Campbell investigated the case, which began on September 3 when the ex-husband said he had received notification from his bank of suspicious activity on his debit card.
    The man told the officer that his ex-wife, Pammie L. Wilson, 36, had come to his home on August 28. He said he saw Wilson near his vehicle, where he kept his card. Wilson soon left.
    A bank official called the next day, telling him that two transactions were made at a Scottsburg business and one at an Austin business. When Deputy Campbell checked, he learned that the receipts of two Scottsburg transactions had been signed by the woman. Her alleged actions caused the man's account to be overdrawn.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:31
Thieves going after items left overnight in vehicles PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
    Despite increased patrols in Austin neighborhoods by law enforcement officers, the community has been beset recently by thieves going after items left in vehicles.
    Major Donald Spicer, the Austin Police Department's Director of Public Safety, said a marked increase in the number of thefts has occurred in recent weeks. Most vehicles had been parked outside homes overnight.
    The thieves' mode of operation is simple, said Maj. Spicer. “You look inside the vehicle and if you see something you want, you break out the window and take it,” he related.
    In a few cases, the vehicle had been left unlocked. That should never happen, said Maj. Spicer. “Anytime you're leaving your vehicle, even in your own driveway, you should lock it.”
    Valuables should never, ever be left in a vehicle, he added. Money has been stolen as well as GPS devices and purses. “If you can see the item as you're leaving your car or truck, you know a thief could spot it also. Always take your valuables with you. If that isn't possible, hide them or put them in your trunk. You should make it very difficult for any dishonest person to take your items,” he cautioned.
    If possible, vehicles should be locked away in garages, but Maj. Spicer said in many cases investigated recently, there was no such structure available.
    “The best defense really is offense in sports as well as crime fighting. Protecting yourself and your belongings should always be on your mind,” he said.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:33
Women’s Health Night Returns to Scott Memorial Hospital PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00
    The popular Woman’s Health Night will return to Scott Memorial Hospital on Monday, October 26, with two enthusiastic speakers guaranteed to empower the audience to take control of their health care and lives.
    Women’s Health Night began several years ago in October to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to honor SMH team member Lula Belle Roll, a well-liked nursing assistant who died of cancer. The event quickly grew, thanks to the efforts of several hospital staff members who took ownership of the project. They soon added other important health awareness topics they felt should be an integral part of community education efforts. Topics in past years have included heart disease, the number one killer of women, and diabetes, a significant health problem in our area.
    “This year, we are happy to present two very exciting speakers,” said Scott Memorial Hospital Mammographer Hope White, RT, (R) (M).  “These passionate energetic speakers are going to give women tools help them become more complete women mentally physically and emotionally.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 07:40
Austin Lions, guests enjoy 70th anniversary celebration PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00
    Plenty of food was provided and special guests recognized during the 70th anniversary dinner conducted by members of the Austin Lions Club on Monday evening, September 28.
    The Lions provided the feast featuring barbecued pork, chicken and turkey and special cakes marking the group's anniversary of its founding.
    The chapter was chartered on April 17, 1939, and sponsored by the Scottsburg Lions Club. Its charter night was celebrated on June 1 of that year in what is now known as the school district's old gym but which at the time was the high school gym.
    Men who were in the founding group included the chapter's first president, R. Howard Judd, secretary Leland Langdon and treasurer Floyd Everitt. Members included Dr. Carl Bogardus, James P. Boyd, Hubert Buchanan, Marion T. Buchanan, Emory J. Buzzard, Lynn W. Cathcart, Harold Christie, David W. Cutshall, James W. Dold, Albert Hines, Dr. Marvin E. Judd, Lurayne E. Kline, Ray Manaugh, James Mitchell, Wayne Murphy, Charles Peacock, Bertrand L. Pearsey, Clarence E. Piercefield, Ernest J. Polk, Herman Schneck, Harry Skiles, Jay C. Taff, Harold E. Thomas and Donald Ward.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 07:43
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