Robbery Turns Deadly as Austin Store Owner is Killed PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Monday, 09 November 2015 11:45

Austin - On Saturday afternoon, Nov. 7, shortly after 3:30 pm, someone entered John’s Coin and Jewelry Shop located at 61 West Main Street in Austin and robbed, shot and killed the shop owner, John M Turner, 79, from Austin. John was located by a family member in the shop and 911 was called. The Austin City Police Department and the Scott County EMS responded to what they initially thought was a medical emergency.
When a doctor and the Scott County Coroner’s Office examined John M. Turner at the hospital, they noticed a wound on the victim’s head that was not consistent to the medical issue as first thought and more consistent with foul play. The investigation immediately turned into a death investigation with the Austin City Police Department requesting the assistance of the Indiana State Police. Indiana State Police Crime Scene Technicians and detectives processed the crime scene then immediately began following leads.
On today’s date, an autopsy was performed on John M. Turner at the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville, KY. The autopsy revealed the preliminary cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head of John M. Turner. The official cause of death will not be determined until all of the autopsy results are complete which usually takes up to six weeks.
With this additional information the case is now being investigated as a Robbery/Murder investigation. Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police at 1-800-872-6743 or 812-246-5424. All callers can remain anonymous.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Department, the Scott County Prosecutor’s Office and the Scottsburg City Police Department are also assisting in the investigation.

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More than 10 million Americans are without health insurance; Are you on the list? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 08:52

By: Michael Everett,
CEO at Scott
Memorial Hospital

Two years ago, the Health Insurance Marketplaces, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, opened for the first time. Since then, an estimated 10.2 million Americans have enrolled for healthcare coverage through the online marketplace, which allows people to browse coverage options, compare plans and purchase health insurance that meets their individual needs. Overall, under the Affordable Care Act, 17.6 million more individuals in the U.S., some of whom are right here in Scott County, now have improved access to medical care in the form of preventive health screenings, vaccinations, wellness checks and women’s care, among other services. While this is great news, there are still an estimated 10.5 million Americans who do not have healthcare coverage. Throughout 2015, many of these men and women, some of which could be our neighbors, family or friends, will forego the preventive health services that can detect and prevent long-term health problems. Many of them also will be subject to increased federal penalties in the upcoming tax season for lack of healthcare coverage. Those without insurance in 2016 could face penalties as high as $695 per person or 2.5% of their taxable income.

SHS Band of Warriors headed to Lucas Stadium for Finals PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 November 2015 08:51

And it’s on to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis this Saturday, November 7, for the Scottsburg High School Band of Warriors. With senior band and guard members all smiles in the photo above after their outstanding performance at Decatur Central in Semi-State competition, the Band of Warriors are scheduled to perform as the fourth group in Open Class C at 10:39 a.m. Awards will be presented for that class at 12:23 p.m.

Scottsburg residents' curbside leaf pick-up routes to begin on November 9 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 14:42



Scottsburg residents wanting to get rid of those pretty autumn leaves falling on their lawns can do so starting Monday, November 9.

Residents are asked to rake leaves to the curbside and leave them in piles. Starting November 9, a street crew will be vacuuming loose leaves and trucking them away. Two trucks will start that day on the east side of Scottsburg and north of State Road 56 (McClain Avenue) and work their way north.

From Scott Memorial Hospital, the crews will work back down the west side of U.S. Highway 31 (Gardner Street), until they reach S.R. 56. From there, they will start on the south side of S.R. 56 and the west side of U.S. 31 to the Scott County Fairgrounds.

Reaching that destination, both trucks will then run together back up S.R. 56. This route will be worked two times, advised Jason Applegate, Scottsburg Superintendent of streets, sewer, sanitation and parks.

Applegate stressed that leaves must be raked to the edge of the curb because leaf crews are not allowed on private property and cannot come into yards to get them. If leaves are not at curbside, they cannot be collected.

Residents are also asked to make sure brush, limbs and trash are not co-mingled with leaves. These objects could endanger workers and cause equipment to break down.

Leaves are not to be placed in bags. Bagged leaves will not be picked up by crews.




Warriorettes Give Back Game Nov. 5 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 14:41



The Warriorettes Give Back basketball game (formerly known as the Soap and Towel Game) will be held on Thursday, November 5, at Meyer Gymnasium. Doors open at 6 p.m. with games starting at 7 p.m.

Free admission when you bring one or more of the following items: shampoo, soap, deodorant, peanut butter, toothpaste, toothbrushes, cereal, canned goods, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, pop tarts, saltines, paper towels, macaroni and cheese and oatmeal.

Donations will be collected for the Scott County Community Clearinghouse.

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