Crothersville Red, White and Blue Set for June 9-11, Midway starts June 8 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 31 May 2016 14:49



Several new events at the Crothersville Red, White and Blue Festival were finalized at the committee meeting recently.

For the 41st time the Crothersville community will gather on the second weekend in June for it's annual festival to salute our veterans and Old Glory. The annual salute to the nation's flag will be June 9, 10 and 11 in Crothersville. Tagged as, “Indiana's Most Patriotic Festival” the committee has also been making plans as Indiana celebrates its 200th birthday.

The CHS Class of 2019 will sponsor the 5K Glow Run/Walk on Friday night starting at 8:30 p.m. Registration is 7:30 p.m. at the flag pole.

Boy Scout Troop 522 will present at flag ceremony also on Friday at 5 p.m.

On Saturday morning, June 11, will be filled with kids activities. The bubble gumn blowing contest will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the Pedal Tractor Pull sponsored by the Traditional Young Farmers will be at 10:30 a.m. Pet and Bike Parade steps off at 12 noon in front of the stage. During the morning kids will be able to participate in street drawings with chalk. Kids can draw their favorite things at the festival.

Denise Maxie will line up folks to see who can eat the most pork burgers. Starting at 11 a.m. World Famous FFA Pork Burgers will be placed on the table for 10 minutes to see who will win the prestigious first time award.

Also on Saturday morning in the high school gym, OtterBasketball Training Camp will begin at 8 a.m. Camps will be held throughout the day.

Prepare once again to be rocked for the “Thrill in the Ville” as Robert Becker and Radio 96.3 will be broadcasting live on Saturday, June 11, starting at 9 p.m. and will start the count down as Zambelli Fireworks prepares to light up the Crothersville sky at 10 p.m.

Brady Amusements will return again this year and will offer a special ride promotion on Wednesday evening. The Festival committee has a few other events in the works. You can follow the festival on Facebook for all the latest updates.




Man charged with felony after running over combatant's leg with vehicle PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 31 May 2016 14:48



A man who reportedly knocked down a person fighting with him with his car and then ran over his leg has been charged in Scott Superior Court with a Level 6 felony.

Jesse D.H. Terry, 45, Austin, faces a charge of leaving the scene of an accident which caused serious bodily injury.

Austin Patrolman Scott McCoskey was dispatched to the scene, the intersection of Rural and North First Streets, on Sunday, May 22. When he arrived, he found the injured man. The man's leg was bleeding and he was in severe pain, the officer noted.

Information he gathered from others at the scene related that the man had been arguing earlier with Jalane D. Holzworth, 44, also of Austin. Holzworth allegedly slapped the man's face several times before Terry arrived on the scene in a gray station wagon.

At that point, Ptl. McCoskey was told, Terry and the man began fighting. Terry allegedly put the car in reverse, knocking down the man and then ran over the upper part of his leg. Terry then reportedly left the scene.

Scott County EMS was called to assist the injured man, who was transported to Scott Memorial Hospital.

Holzworth was arrested at the scene by Ptl. McCoskey. She was found to have a hypodermic syringe in her possession, and so was charged with unlawful possession of the object, which is a Level 6 felony. She was also charged with Class A misdemeanor battery for allegedly striking the victim.

Holzworth was transported to the Scott County Security Center. A search for Terry ensued and he too was taken into custody.

Holzworth had her initial hearing in Scott Superior Court on May 23. Her case was assigned to a public defender, and, should she be released from jail before her August 23 jury trial date, she was ordered to have no contact with the victim.

Terry's initial hearing happened on May 24. He too was given a jury trial date of August 23. In both cases, bail was set at $15,000 by corporate surety bond or 10% cash.




Scottsburg police force says goodbye to 39-year veteran Bob Amick PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 31 May 2016 14:45



You won't see a photo by Capt./Detective Robert “Bob” Amick with this story. He's done too much undercover work with the Southern Indiana Drug Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to warrant unnecessary exposure.

So, Amick said his farewells at an employee dinner held in his honor at Scottsburg City Hall on Thursday, May 26, and quietly retired after 39 years in law enforcement.

That's okay as far as Amick is concerned. “Time for some fishing and farming,” he said, his wife Terri at his side.

Amick has seen a lot of action in his years with the Scottsburg Police Department. He's worked for three mayors and under four police chiefs during his career, which began with the Austin Police Department.

He stayed with that department for three years, then became a deputy with the Scott County Sheriff's Department.

He worked part-time at first for the city police as a radio operator. In December, 1980, he was hired as a full-time patrolman. He soon went into narcotics investigation, a new field back then in those more innocent times.

He stayed in the field for 3½ years before going back to a patrolman and working his way up the ranks, earning sergeant stripes and lieutenant status.

Under then Police Chief Delbert Meeks, Amick's interest in narcotics investigations got him assigned to the Southern Indiana Drug Task Force. He earned promotion to captain and served as an officer with the task force and FBI for another 16 years.

Has it been dangerous? “At times,” he said. “It's become more dangerous through the present because there's more violence being committed by perpetrators. These property crimes (thefts, burglaries)? 99% of them are fueled by the need for (illegal) drugs.”

Consequently, a stretch of concentrating on fishing and farming with a son looks pretty good to this veteran.

Amick officially left the department at the end of May. He said he'll miss the camaraderie but not the hours he worked.

And he still has four active criminal cases on the books that will require a little more work on his part to finish up. So, this retiree will still be around for a while.

“Only for a while, though,” Amick cautioned.

An honor: U.S. Senator Donnelly provides commencement address at AHS graduation PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 31 May 2016 10:56

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly was this year’s guest speaker at the Austin High School graduation on Friday evening, May 27.

Out-of-county ‘visitors’ caught with stolen items after break-in at Scottsburg home PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 31 May 2016 10:55

An out-of-county couple is now imprisoned at the Scott County Security Center in Scottsburg after allegedly breaking into a local home on May 20.

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