S'burg's Bill James being Named into the Marshall University Athletic Hall of Fame PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Friday, 08 September 2017 14:09



Scottsburg alumni Bill James will be honored for his time being a part of the Men's Basketball and Football program at Marshall University on September 15, in Huntington, W.V.

Bill along with several other alumni members from Marshall University will be named to the Athletics Hall of Fame 2017 induction class.

"This class represents some of the finest student-athletes in school history," Marshall Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick said. "The contributions of these fine men and women are truly appreciated by everyone in the Marshall Athletics family.”

James played for the 1971-72 NCAA Tournament basketball team as well as the NIT team of 1972-73. James averaged 8.8 points per game in 1971-72, fifth on a 23-4 Herd team that was ranked as high as eighth nationally and finished No. 12 in the final AP and UPI polls.

James played in all 27 games that year, hitting 43 percent of his shots, 73 percent at the line and averaged 3.2 rebounds per game. In 1972-73, he was the team’s second-leading scorer with an average of 15.2 points per game.

The Herd was 20-7 under first-year head coach Bob Daniels, winning its final nine games of the regular season. With eligibility remaining, he joined the Marshall football team as a receiver in 1973 and caught nine passes for 78 yards, good for fifth-most that season.

For his efforts as an outstanding high school basketball student-athlete in his home state of Indiana, he was named to the state’s Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary team in 1994.





Scott Memorial Hospital partners to give students experience in health professions PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 08:17

Ten Scottsburg High School juniors and seniors are beginning to learn through direct experience what it is like to work as a health professional in a hospital setting through the Scott Memorial Hospital Medical Explorers program.

Alleged assault on female friend ends in senior citizen’s arrest PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 08:16

A 69-year-old man who resides in Lexington Township is being held at the Scott County Security Center in lieu of bail after being charged with possession of drugs and assault on a woman.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 September 2017 08:17
Fly-In, Quilt Show next in line-up of local festivals, events PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Thursday, 31 August 2017 13:46



Festivals in Scott County are family-friendly and offer free entertainment, great eats, interesting booths and lots of activities. Next on the schedule are:

? Scottsburg Airport Fly-In on Friday and Saturday, September 8 and 9, at the privately owned airport maintained on South Lake Road, Scottsburg. Visit and enjoy talking with the Indy Air Hogs. Members of the organization will be flying their single-person paragliders mornings and late afternoons/evenings, depending on weather conditions. Saturday ends with a fabulous fireworks display preceded by release of lighted Japanese lanterns.

? Museum Quilters’ Quilt Show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 8, 9 and 10, at the Scott County Heritage Center and Museum at 1050 South Main Street, Scottsburg. Gaze at an eclectic collection of quilts, pillows, wall hangings and more and vote for your favorite. Enter a quilt by calling 812-752-1050.

? Annual Raptor Days at Hardy Lake on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 22 to 24. Sponsored by Friends of Hardy Lake, visitors to the state recreational area northeast of Austin will enjoy seeing some of the fine feathered friends who make the nearby Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Rehab Center their home. Tours of the Raptor Rehab Center will be available. Shop for related items from vendors who set up for the weekend. An all-you-can-eat breakfast is scheduled from 7 to 10 a.m. on that Saturday at the big shelterhouse overlooking Hardy Lake.

?Annual “We Care” Car Show on the downtown square in Scottsburg on Sunday, September 24, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Browse through a mix of classic and antique cars, trucks, tractors and motorcycles free of charge. Those entering vehicles in the show will be eligible for door prizes, and there’ll be music and plenty to eat as well. For more information, contact Marty and Brenda Clegg of the Falls City Mustang Club at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Mary Miller of I105.3 FM at 812-752-3688 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

? Austin Firemen’s Festival on Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, on the grounds of the Jennings Township Volunteer Fire Department in downtown Austin. Fish will be fried and consumed and plenty of booths are promised as well as musical entertainment all the time and hayrides in the evenings.

? “Tales at Pigeon Roost” is planned by staff and volunteers of the Scott County Historical Society and the Heritage Center and Museum at the Pigeon Roost Monument for Friday, October 13. The event will feature gripping stories, but the evening is designed with families in mind. Tales will be told around a bonfire, and families are welcome to come early and enjoy picnic meals or roast hot dogs and marshmallows. Reservations will not be taken for this outdoor event. Donations to the museum’s operating fund will be appreciated.

? Scottsburg Main Street’s Halloween Night in downtown Scottsburg. Over 1,300 children enjoyed this event with their parents last year, thanks to supporting businesses on and around the square and summer-like weather. Dress up and visit each business to receive candy and other treats. The date of this free event will be announced later.

? Courtyard Christmas and lighted parade in downtown Scottsburg on Saturday, November 25. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be coming to town in style as part of the lighted parade at 6 p.m. The jolly couple will also be at Santa’s Workshop in the courtyard square to visit with children and hand out candy treats. Look for supporting businesses which will remain open and offer meal and treat specials, and grab a free, horse-drawn carriage ride as part of the holiday fun.




Young men charged with ‘speed contest’ after incident August 24 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Thursday, 31 August 2017 13:44



Two young men have been charged with misdemeanor reckless driving and participating in a “speed contest” after an incident that reportedly occurred Thursday, August 24.

Charged are Presley Michael Moore, 23, and William Damsel Weekly, 18, both of Austin.

Deputy Josh Watterson of the Sheriff’s said Weekly and Moore were driving up to 72 miles per hour on State Road 56 near several fast food restaurants on the eastside of the interchange. The speed limit is 35 mph in that area of S.R. 56.

When they saw his patrol car on the highway, the officer said the pair braked and turned into Taco Bell. Weekly was at the wheel of a red pickup truck; his friend was driving a small black car.

Deputy Watterson said that Weekly made the statement that the two were drag racing and “…that it was a stupid idea…”

Weekly had a learner’s permit in his possession. The probable cause affidavit noted that, when he was asked how fast he thought he was going, Moore reportedly stated he didn’t know, “…but he knew he was going faster than the truck…”

Scottsburg Patrolman James Vires assisted Deputy Watterson at the scene.

Both men are charged with reckless driving and speed contest, both Class B misdemeanors.

Moore and Weekly had initial court hearings on Friday, August 25, and preliminary pleas of not guilty were entered for them. A bench trial date of October 17 was scheduled for each.

Though bail was set at $10,000 by corporate surety bond or $1,000 cash, Judge Jason Mount released each on his own recognizance.

He also put a couple of conditions on their release: Neither is to go onto the Taco Bell property and, when they are driving, they shall break no laws.




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