Scottsburg Warriors Defeats Charlestown Pirates, 59-48 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 09 December 2014 11:25

by Zach Roberts

The Charlestown Pirates traveled to Meyer Gym to take on the Warriors in a mid-southern conference matchup. The Warriors were looking to start out the season 4-0 against a solid Charlestown team.

Austin Lady Eagles trample New Washington Lady Mustangs 67-24 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 09 December 2014 11:24

AHS Sports Correspondent

The Austin Lady Eagles took on the Lady Mustangs of New Washington on November 18 in their first home game of the new basketball season.

Floyd Central Defeats Scottsburg Warriorettes 60-42 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 09 December 2014 11:23

by Emilee Davidson

On November 20, 2014, the Scottsburg Warriorettes faced off against the Floyd Central Highlanders, once again falling to a team on the road. As the Warriorettes third game of the season, they still were not yet prepared to take on another team.

Supporters of Kids First raise over $30,000 in 18 hours to help needy children PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 December 2014 08:30

Lots of bids for great merchandise added up to $30,773 raised by the 2014 Kids First Auction, held on November 22 and during the early morning hours of November 23.

Students from Austin and Scottsburg manned bidding boards with communications students behind the cameras at the bustling Knights of Columbus Hall. Not that middle or high school students did all the work, of course. Members of the Kids First board of directors were in control of the activities. Other stalwart volunteers stayed hours, staffing the kitchen and completing the many behind-the-scenes chores that go into making the Kids First event go smoothly.

Not that this year’s event was without its interesting aspects....

An out-of-county couple moving further north got lost and wound up in the Knights of Columbus parking lot. As their rented moving van was being backed, it scraped the passenger side and damaged the front bumper of the 2002 Mercury donated for the auction by Wheel and Deal Auto Sales.

The car sold as is for $1,800, advised Kids First volunteer Jessica Jones. A familiar face and KF supporter, Billy Graham, bought the vehicle.

The on-air auction was plagued from its 9 a.m. start with audio problems. Finally, at 5 p.m., a 20-minute recess was called by emcee Ed Amick. That break gave the crew time to work with a crew sent by Warner Cable and get that problem resolved. Warner was profusely thanked for its efforts to correct the problem with new equipment brought up from Louisville, Ky.

Custody of Millard, the huge stuffed bear that is a symbol of Kids First from year to year, was won by employees of the City of Scottsburg. The bear is named in memory of the late Millard Moore, a longtime city employee who truly enjoyed the annual auction. The bear will be displayed in the lobby at City Hall until next November when Kids First will go on the air once again.

The final items were auctioned off around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

Despite what problems there were, people enjoyed the event, which raises Kids First funds to help needy children and their families year-round with issues from needing hearing aids to providing money to buy gas for hospital trips and air conditioners for children with asthma.

The wrap-up event on Monday night was also a hit, with auctioneers Bob Tobias and Nat Love keeping the action going and cajoling participants to spend. A wrap-up auction added another $2,969.50 to the treasury. Expenses of operating the event have not yet been calculated.

Clark State Forest incident last August results in charges against woman PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 December 2014 08:29

The woman who was implicated in an drug-related incident in August at the Clark State Forest finally had her initial court hearing on November 13.

According to court records, an arrest warrant was issued on September 30 for Sharon Spence, 44, Scottsburg, based on evidence gathered at the August 26 incident.

Spence is being charged with dealing in methamphetamine, possession of the drug, participating in an illegal drug lab/possession or sale of precursors, illegal possession of a hypodermic needle and possession of other drug paraphernalia.

Spence and her male companion, Charles Hodge, were found last August by Robert Brewington, a Department of Natural Resources officer, by Wilcox Lake, which is partially in Scott County in the Clark State Forest. Brewington became suspicious of the pair and, once permission was obtained from Spence to search their vehicle, the officer found methamphetamine in the vehicle. The illegal drug had allegedly been recently manufactured by Hodge in a location near Scottsburg.

Meth-coated coffee filters and crystals of meth were found either near Spence or in her purse. A bucket was found in the vehicle’s rear hatch area that Officer Brewington said matched the description of a “one-pot” method of manufacturing methamphetamine.

Further, a search of purchasing records for pseudoephedrine revealed that the pair had purchased products containing that ingredient weeks and days leading up to August 26.

Hodge was immediately taken into custody. His charges, all filed in Scott Circuit Court, include dealing in meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of methamphetamine, possession of chemical reagents/precursors, dumping controlled substance waste and possession of paraphernalia. His jury trial on these charges is now scheduled for March 17, 2015.

Hodge is now incarcerated at the Washington County Jail in Salem.

Upon her preliminary plea of not guilty, Spence was scheduled for trial next April 7. Her bond was originally set at $25,000 by corporate surety bond or $5,000 by cash, but Judge Roger Duvall allowed her release on her own recognizance as long as she resides at 1220 Birchtree Lane in Scottsburg and remains under pre-trial supervision by officers with the Scott County Probation Department.

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