Subject of high speed chase in Jennings, Scott counties captured locally PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 09:42



The man who was the subject of a high speed chase just before midnight on Friday, April 7, is residing at the Jennings County Jail with several charges filed against him there.

The chase to arrest Mark J. Spicer Sr., 57, reportedly began in North Vernon. Supposedly, Spicer was caught with unpaid merchandise in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart. He allegedly dumped the merchandise and jumped into his car, leading Jennings County officers into Scott County from State Road 3.

Deputies James Shelton, J.R. Ward and Jac Sanders joined the chase as the blue car turned west toward Austin on State Road 256. Spicer once lived in Austin.

Austin units were alerted as the car approached the community. Patrolman Scott McCoskey laid “stop sticks” on S.R. 256 near Jack Morgan Road. The devices are designed to deflate tires.

The stop sticks worked but didn’t stop Spicer. All units followed him as he drove west, across the I-65 overpass and then turned south on Dowling Drive. Spicer pulled into the Sunoco station and then got onto Boatman Road going south.

At Moonglo Road, the car turned east and then went north on U.S. Highway 31. At Marshfield Road, it turned east, continuing for another 1,000 to 1,500 feet before coming to a stop. The car was smoking badly.

Spicer jumped out and ran into a patch of woods, continuing despite officers running after him. When Spicer fell, he still wasn’t through. He allegedly kicked Deputy Sanders in the chest before finally submitting and being handcuffed.

After being examined by Scott County EMS technicians, the suspect was turned over to the two Jennings County officers and returned to North Vernon.

Fire units were also called to the scene to deal with the smoking car.

No charges had been filed in the local court against Spicer as of Monday, April 17.




Scott County School District 2 Invites All to Annual Retirement Dinner May 18 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 09:33

Scott County School District 2 will host the annual Retirement Dinner to recognize retiring faculty and staff on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the Commons at Scottsburg High School. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. followed by the program recognizing this year’s retirees.

Anyone who would like to attend the evening’s festivities and celebrate the careers of our
honored guests is encouraged to attend. There is a $10 dinner charge for any adult who is not an SCSD2 employee and a $5 charge for students K-12. Checks should be made payable to SCSD2 and can dropped by the Business Office during regular business hours (7 a.m. - 4 p.m.) or mailed to Connie Rose, 375 East McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, IN 47170 by May 5th.

Superintendent Marc Slaton stated, “We hope that past SCSD2 employees, former students,
community members, along with friends and family of our current retirees will join us to help make this a very special evening. We do ask that anyone who would like to attend make proper arrangements by May 5th in order for meal preparations to be made.”

Presently slated to retire are:
(At this time we do not know which retirees plan to attend the banquet)

Kathy Anderkin - Scottsburg Middle School (1989-2017) - 28 Years of Service

Cindy Gibson - Scottsburg High School (1998-2016) - 18 Years of Service

Robert Hughes - Lexington Elementary School (2002-2003 & 2011-2016) - 6 Years of Service

Diana Gail Johnson - Scottsburg Middle School (2002-2016) - 13 Years of Service

Kathy Miner - Scottsburg Elementary School (1995-2017) - 22 Years of Service

Michael Seal - Scottsburg Middle School (2013-2016) - 2.8 Years of Service

Bardy Wells - Scottsburg Middle School (1995-2017) - 22 Years of Service

Alleged intoxicated driver finds case enhanced because of 1998 conviction PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 07:28

A Scottsburg area resident charged with two counts of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) has learned his case has been enhanced to Level 5 felonies.

Indiana Court of Appeals upholds 85-year sentence of Caudill in Turner murder PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 07:27

James Matthew Caudill’s appeal of his 85-year sentence in the 2015 robbery and murder of John Turner of Austin has been denied.

April 17 begins city crews’ pick-ups of spring clean-up collections in Scottsburg PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 13:12



Staff of Scottsburg's Street Department is again gearing up for the city's annual spring clean-up effort.

Jason Applegate, Scottsburg Street and Sanitation Department Superintendent, said the project will begin on Monday, April 17. He said trucks will pick up large household items and other trash once throughout Scottsburg. The process could take up to three weeks to complete, Applegate stated.

Residents may place items at the curbside three days before the special collection begins.

Small household items put out for this special collection should be placed in boxes or bags. Only household items will be accepted.

Items that will not be collected by crews include e-waste, another term for used electronic items. They can be taken to the county transfer station, located south of State Road 356 East at 4689 Double or Nothing Road, Scottsburg.

E-waste includes computers and computer parts, printers, TVs, cell phones, electric typewriters and the like. Any size television or item with a screen and all appliances which use and still contain freon have a $15 disposal fee. Electronic items which are still usable can also be taken to the Reuse Center at the landfill, where people can obtain such items and household goods free of charge.

Landfill hours are from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday. The Reuse Center is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday.

Other items that will not be picked up during the spring clean-up include tires, remodeling or contractor materials, automotive parts, outbuilding parts or refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners and any other item that contains freon unless that freon has been removed by a professional and a certified sticker is on it.

The route for trucks will start north of State Road 56 (McClain Avenue) and east of U.S. Highway 31 (Gardner Street). Crews will 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.

If items are placed at curbside for pick-up after crews have passed the residence/building, the resident/owner will be charged a pick-up fee for a crew to come back and get the material.

Applegate also issued a warning to non-residents of Scottsburg who might be thinking about taking advantage of the spring clean-up to get rid of some items.

“If we become aware of outsiders bringing trash into Scottsburg to be collected with customers' trash, the items at those locations will not be picked up, and participants could be subject to citations,” he advised.

Any questions about spring clean-up should be directed to Scottsburg City Hall at 812-752-4343.

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