Recent fires, accident around Scottsburg keep local department bustling PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:00
    One injury accident east of Scottsburg and several fires around the city gave the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department a stretch of activity at the end of 2009.
    Chief James Richey said rescuers used the Jaws of Life on a vehicle on December 28 that had been struck from behind by a large grain hauler at the intersection of State Roads 56 and 203.
    The Scottsburg department was assisting Lexington Volunteer Fire Department on that accident. The driver of the pickup truck that was hit, Harold Bowen, was freed from the wreckage in about ten minutes. Bowen was later found to have suffered no broken bones. His late model pickup was a total loss.
    On Tuesday, December 29, an early morning structure fire occurred at 2 a.m. on Lynhurst Street in Scottsburg.
    Chief Richey said tenants of the house owned by Tim Hutchinson lost electrical power around midnight. “The husband and wife decided she would take their child and go and stay with relatives and the husband would stay there. He told me he woke up around 2 a.m. because he just felt something wasn't right. He touched an upstairs wall and felt heat. That's when he called the fire department,” related the fire chief.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 09:27
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Lilly Scholarship Recipient Returns Home to Work PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 January 2010 00:00
    When local students are awarded scholarships, it is always hoped that the students will successfully complete college and maybe even return to work back home in their community. In any event, Indiana’s so-called ‘brain drain’ deeply concerned state leaders in the late 1990s after statistics showed many graduates were leaving the state.
    Lilly Endowment Inc. established their Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program in 1998, after concern that Indiana ranked near the bottom of the 50 states in the percentage of residents age 25 and older who hold a baccalaureate degree. The program was designed to raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana and increase awareness of the potential of Indiana’s community foundations to improve the quality of life of the state’s residents.
    There are 26 students in Scott County who have been awarded the prestigious scholarship since 1998, which pays for four years of tuition and required fees, and $800 per year for books and required expenses at any public or private college in Indiana. Eight of those students are currently attending college for their baccalaureate degrees, while the remaining are attending graduate school or have graduated and pursued their various dreams.
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2010 13:54
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Memorial gifts can be given to Museum PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 January 2010 00:00
    Many people make their final donations of the calendar year in December. Those considering such gifts are asked to add the Scott County Heritage Center and Museum to their lists.
    The museum is a privately-funded facility and relies heavily on charitable contributions to pay operating expenses. As its board begins to repay the USDA Rural Development loan which paid for upstairs renovation, private contributions are more important than ever to the museum's future.
    Preservation Alliance Inc. (PAI) is the organization which operates the museum. PAI is a certified 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization, so donations are tax-deductible.
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2010 13:57
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Crothersville Police Dept. new location and new telephone number PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 December 2009 00:00
    The Crothersville Police Department would like to remind everyone of the Police Departments NEW Location and the Phone Numbers.
    The Crothersville Police Department is now located at 404 Moore Street Crothersville Indiana 47229.Emergency Calls is 911 dispatch 812-358-2141 Police Department 812-793-0049.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2009 09:15
 
Second alleged meth lab busted in Austin, thanks to tip from public PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 30 December 2009 00:00
    Five people now face felony charges in Scott Circuit Court based on their presence at an alleged, illegal drug lab set up to manufacture methamphetamine.
    The meth lab was the second to be discovered and dismantled in Austin within a six-day period in December.
    Suspects now facing charges include Kenny Albertson, 34; Tisha Houchens, 29; Brandon Smith, 32; Jennifer Smith, 31; and Elvis Vest, 25. Albertson, Houchens and the Smiths all listed their address as 1271 West Booe Road, Austin. Vest is a resident of East Firetown Road, Salem, according to court records.
    The case started when Scottsburg Patrolman Troy Ford received a tip about possible criminal activity on W. Booe Rd. Based on the information, he obtained a search warrant. On December 18, Ptl. Ford, Austin Lt. Shawn Hurt and Patrolman Robert Gudgel and Deputy Jeremy Arnold of the Sheriff's Department went to the residence along with two other Austin reserve officers, Daryl Hickman and Chris Everhart, to serve the warrant.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2009 09:19
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