18-year-old charged in incident that injures co-worker at local restaurant PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 08:38

An 18-year-old was placed into custody January 10 by Scottsburg police officers after he allegedly struck and injured a co-worker.

Scottsburg resident killed in late Sunday afternoon crash on U.S. Highway 31 North PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 08:37

A family of four was injured and another motorist killed in a late afternoon crash that occurred Sunday, January 29, in Scottsburg.

Scottsburg Warrior Football Academy Offered Now Through March 13 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 27 January 2017 14:48



Scottsburg High School Football Coach Kyle Mullins will be presenting the Scottsburg Warrior Football Academy at McClain Hall at Scottsburg High School.

The program is open to kindergarten through the eleventh grade. Attire should include t-shirt, shorts, gym shoes.

The facility will be open from every Monday starting January 23 through Spring Break March 13. Times will be from 5 to 6 p.m. for lineman and 6 to 7 p.m. for skill players.

The purpose of this program is to facilitate the overall improvement of Scottsburg Warrior Football with specific focus on blocking, tackling, catching, ball carrying and speed enhancement.

For more information contact Coach Mullins at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the school at 1-812-752-8927.


Barger loses bid to serve in Scott County Council seat to former councilman PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 27 January 2017 14:46



A bid was lost Wednesday evening, January 25, by a political outsider to serve the remaining term of a Scott County Councilman who resigned.

Jody Barger of Austin took his defeat calmly, leaving the gathering of Democrat Party Central Committee people and party chairman Chuck Sebastian immediately after the vote’s results were announced.

“It’s all right. I could tell how it was going to come out,” stated Barger.

He lost to former county councilman Donnie Richie, who had held the seat before Raleigh Campbell Jr. was elected. Campbell now serves as chief deputy in the Prosecutor’s Office and so had to resign after finishing two years of his four-year term.

Each man was allowed to talk to those attending the caucus, citing their experience and beliefs. Each talked for a little over five minutes.

Only precinct committee people from four Austin districts could vote in this caucus. From the 3-1 vote result, it could be determined that Don Campbell, Greg Goodin and Jessica Stigdon Konkler voted for Richie. Barger’s mother, Pam Barger, voted for her son to win the position.

Goodin had just been appointed to serve as a precinct committeeman by Sebastian. The party chairman reportedly took that action after “firing” Jerry Buchanan from the post recently. Buchanan serves as county coroner, and, in the November general election, attracted the highest vote total of all candidates running.

Only four people waited outside the building where the caucus was being held. The public and press were not allowed into the party activity that evening. A large, hand-printed sign was taped to the building’s door barring all but the Central Committee, district advisor Adam Dickey and other participating officials.




Brother of man who died from ruptured colon sues county for ‘wrongful death’ PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 27 January 2017 14:44



The brother of a man who died in January, 2015, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Sheriff’s Department, Scott County EMS and the county.

Samuel E. Pate filed the civil suit on January 13, three days before the two-year time limit to file such suits expired. He and the estate of his late brother, Larry Randall Pate, are being represented by a North Vernon attorney.

The complaint stated that Larry Pate called 9-1-1 at 7:35 a.m. on January 14, 2015, for help. The lawsuit said he was in “…severe medical distress…” at the time of the call. The sick man talked to a dispatcher for a little over five minutes, but the complaint says that the dispatcher “…did not respond appropriately in the context of the telephone call.”

Larry Pate made a second 9-1-1 call at 7:43 a.m. and talked to the same dispatcher for just over a minute. Three deputies were dispatched to the man’s home to investigate the nature of his emergency.

“It is the plaintiff’s belief that the deputies did not properly investigate,” the lawsuit states. The report issued, it says, indicated that the call was a false alarm. The officers “…left the scene without ever physically coming into contact with (Larry Pate)…” the document advises, leaving by 8:04 a.m.

Around 11:30 a.m., a family member found Larry Pate nearly unresponsive at his home. Scott County EMS was summoned and transported him to Scott Memorial Hospital. He was later air-lifted to Norton Hospital in Louisville. Pate died two days later.

The lawsuit is requesting “…reasonable monetary damages including funds to cover medical bills, Pate’s pain and suffering and his wrongful death.” It also requests that the EMS and Sheriff’s Department be found negligent due to failure to “….properly supervise, train or otherwise handle the decision to dispatch correct medical personnel to Larry Pate’s residence and the deputies who ultimately responded to said residence.”

A jury trial is requested. Defendants have 25 days from the date the lawsuit was filed in which to respond.

Claims made in a civil suit reflect only one side of a disputed matter.


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