Scottsburg’s Own Renee Westmoreland will be inducted into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Induction Class PDF Print E-mail

Loaded with basketball talent and tradition, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame proudly announces their 2017 women’s induction class, to be honored at the 16th annual Women’s Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 December 2016 06:44
Early morning accident on Scottsburg west side injures female passenger PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 16:01

A two-vehicle accident that happened just after 12 midnight on Sunday, December 18, injured a female passenger.

Chasity M. Cowan, 24, Austin, was a passenger in a 1992 Honda Accord being driven by Ryan K. Hash, 24, Scottsburg. Scottsburg Patrolman Shawn Hurt learned that Hash had been northbound and exiting the Circle K gas station west of the I-65 interchange.

As he pulled onto State Road 56 West, Hash told the officer that he didn’t see an eastbound 1992 Honda Civic being driven by Lonnie W. White, 57, Scottsburg.

The front of the Accord hit the passenger side of the Civic.

Cowan suffered head pain.

Contributing factors in the accident included failure to yield and the road surface, which was slick with rain and/or sleet.

Ptl. Hurt estimated property damage at up to $5,000. Patrolman Troy Ford assisted him at scene.



Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 08:16
Free food distribution offered Friday, January 20, at Scottsburg site PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 15:59



A free monthly food distribution is held each month at The Rock, the Scottsburg First Christian Church shelter house, which is located south of Scottsburg High School on the west side of U.S. Highway 31.

The distribution crew will be ready to serve food on Friday, January 20. Doors will open at 8 a.m. on the designated date.

Starting at that time, persons wishing to receive food can sign in and get a number. That number will be called when that person's turn in the distribution line is available. Hours for the distribution will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon or until supplies are exhausted.

No smoking is allowed in or outside the building. Those needing to smoke must do so in their vehicles. People smoking on the grounds will be asked to leave.

Questions about the distributions should be directed to the Nelson Spaulding Community Clearinghouse by calling 812-752-0123.




Officers searching for suspect charged in shooting of four-year-old child PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 15:58



Law enforcement officers continue to search for and seek information about the whereabouts of a man now charged in the shooting of a four-year-old girl.

Steven A. Cooney, 30, and his son had been living with his girlfriend and her two children in a mobile home park on West York in Austin. The young victim is daughter of the girlfriend, who was at work at the time of the incident. The unemployed Cooney was at home with the three youngsters.

According to statements Cooney provided to Det. Brian Busick of the Indiana State Police, Cooney said that on November 29 he noticed a BB gun in the kitchen and “…decided to have a little fun…” with the two young girls. He said he grabbed the gun, pumped it at least three times and chased the children inside the house and into a bedroom.

When he entered the bedroom, Cooney said he could detect one girl hiding behind a curtain, but he didn’t see the four-year-old. He said he fired the gun into a mattress box spring leaning against the wall to “…unload it.” Cooney allegedly told the officer that he did not think the BB gun’s pellets would travel through the box spring and that this was the only time he had ever fired the gun into a piece of furniture.

One of the pellets which penetrated the mattress struck the child in her left temple. The little girl lost consciousness at the scene, and emergency personnel was called.

The child was admitted at Norton Hospital for Children in Louisville on that date. Det. Busick stated in the probable cause affidavit that, as of December 15, she remains a patient there and was listed in serious condition.

He went on to state that doctors who have examined the child have advised him that the pellet is deeply lodged in the child’s brain and cannot be removed.

On Monday, December 19, Cooney was charged with one count each of Level 3 felony aggravated battery and neglect of a dependent and Level 6 felony criminal recklessness and two counts of Level 5 battery.

Bail has been set at $50,000 by corporate surety bond or $10,000 cash.

According to court documents, a protective order was filed to prevent Cooney from having any contact with the injured child.

Four injured in S.R. 56 accident at Zion Road; three other crashes hurt four more PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 15:54



Information was released this week about a three-vehicle crash on State Road 56 West on December 12 that injured four people.

Reports filed with the Sheriff’s Department also included three other mishaps which caused injuries to an additional four people.

In the Monday, December 12, accident, a 2006 Nissan Altima being driven west by Tyler D. Booth, 20, Scottsburg, struck the rear of a 1999 Buick LeSabre operated by Mathew A. Martin, 26, Pekin. The rear-end impact caused the LeSabre to strike the rear of a 2012 Dodge Caravan being driven by Philip E. Hawk, 61, Pekin.

Hawk was behind a fourth vehicle, whose driver was trying to turn onto Zion Road. That vehicle was not involved in the pileup.

Booth experienced head pain and had cuts on a hand, but Deputy Joe Guarneri noted in his report that he refused treatment by Scott County EMS personnel at the scene. Hawk said he had leg pain, but he too refused medical treatment, the deputy stated.

Martin and his passenger, Bailey J. Bateman, 23, Salem, were also injured. Martin suffered neck pain, and Bateman was listed with back pain. Each was transported by ambulance to Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.

The Nissan and LeSabre were towed from the scene. Deputy Guarneri estimated property damage at up to $50,000. He also listed “following too closely” as a contributing factor in the mishap.

The officer was assisted at the scene by Deputy Rex Herald and Detective Paul Clute.

Deputies also investigated a one-vehicle accident on Sunday, December 11, which occurred just before 12 midnight on Crothersville Road 1,900 feet west of Jack Morgan Road. Officers dispatched were Deputy Hartman and Deputy J. Watterson.

They found the driver, identified as Zachary Doty, 23, Madison, at a home near the accident scene.

Doty said he didn’t recall how the accident happened, remembering being upside-down and trapped in the 2001 Chevy Silverado pickup he had been driving eastward.

The pickup truck had apparently left the road and entered a deep drainage ditch bordering the road before turning over.

Doty said he managed to get out of the pickup and then walked to the nearest house to seek help. Doty also allegedly said he had consumed some whiskey before driving.

He was transported by Scott County EMS to the local hospital. Later, he was transferred to University of Louisville Hospital because of the facial injuries he had suffered in the crash.

The case remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Department.

Property damage in this accident was estimated at up to $25,000.

Ice on the road apparently was a factor in a one-vehicle accident that injured a driver on Tuesday, December 13.

Asya L. Nation, 16, Scottsburg, was driving a 2002 Chevy Trail Blazer east on Leota Road when she encountered the ice. The SUV skidded and struck a guardrail just before 7:30 a.m. The point of impact was about 75 feet east of Frontage Road.

Deputy Guaneri said in his report that the girl suffered minor facial bleeding. No medical attention was listed.

Property damage was listed at up to $5,000.

Two people were hurt in a Thursday, December 15, mishap on Thomastown Road about 3,000 feet south of York Road.

Clyde L. Noble, 23, had been driving his 2003 Saturn LS south on Thomastown Rd. when he encountered a red, northbound pickup truck at a bridge. He told Deputy Hartman that he was forced out of his lane because of the truck, and his car struck a county-owned guardrail. He said the pickup did not stop and that he thought the other driver did not realize his car had hit the guardrail.

Noble was not injured, but his two passengers experienced back pain after the crash. They were identified as Frederick R. Noble, 28, and Robert L. Noble, 18, both of Austin. Each was assisted at the scene by Scott County EMS and then transported to the local hospital.

His vehicle was badly damaged and was towed from the scene.

Property damage, including the guardrail, was listed at up to $50,000.

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