Fire on March 8 causes serious damage to former grocery PDF Print E-mail

A fire that caused serious structural damage to the former Little York grocery occurred Wednesday, March 8. Four volunteer fire departments answered the call for help – Little York/Gibson Township, Salem, Finley and Scottsburg. Above, Scottsburg firefighters direct water onto the structure’s back roof, most of which collapsed into the building. The cause of the blaze in the unoccupied building is not known. The store once housed the community’s post office but in latter years served as a grocery and deli.

Indiana State Police conducting death investigation near Crothersville PDF Print E-mail

On Thursday, May 11, the Indiana State Police responded to a report of deceased person at a residence on County Road 500 South, just north of Crothersville, Indiana.  During the course of the investigation, a Crothersville woman was arrested for Obstruction of Justice.

Scott County Bowl for Kids’ Sake Set for March 12 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 16:13


Plans are underway for the 19th annual Scott County Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser to benefit the local Big Brothers Big Sisters program. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Scottsburg Lanes. Bowling times are 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Last year $12,000 was raised through Bowl for Kids’ Sake. The goal is to raise $13,000 through this year’s event, and all proceeds benefit the Big Brothers Big Sister community and school-based mentoring programs in Scott County.

To participate, individuals are asked to organize a four-member bowling team, raise a minimum of $40 per person, and bring in all collections on the day of the event. While there, each bowler will receive one hour of free bowling, free shoe rental, free pizza and soft drinks, a Bowl for Kids’ Sake t-shirt and the chance to win door prizes. There are extra incentive prizes for those who raise more than the minimum amount. A silent auction takes place on the day of the event as well. Team awards will be given for Best Name, Best Costume, Most Spirited, and Highest Game.

“Big Brothers Big Sisters greatly appreciates the support received from the Scott County community. Bowl for Kids’ Sake is an opportunity to have fun with friends, family, and coworkers, while promoting mentoring in Scott County,” said Kate Eder, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Indiana. Team registrations will be accepted online for the first time this year. For more information about the event and to register a team, visit Contact the office with any questions or to receive printed registration materials. Organizers of the event include: Susanna Bard, Jessica Bradley, Lee Anne Hahn, Jim Morgan, and Chantel Stutsman.

Corporate sponsors are needed for this event. Proposal letters were mailed recently to area businesses and groups, asking for their support. All donations and sponsorships can be mailed to: Big Brothers Big Sisters, P.O. Box 285, Scottsburg, IN 47170. Additional sponsorship information is available at

For more information about Bowl for Kids’ Sake, or Big Brothers Big Sisters, please contact the agency office by phone at 1-877-892-2447 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Information can also be found on the BBBS website: or the Facebook page at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Indiana.

Unhappy ex-husband allegedly stops former spouse’s car with red Pontiac on S.R. 56 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 16:12



Calls alerting officers to the erratic actions of a red Pontiac on State Road 56 began coming into the Scott County 9-1-1 Center around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 2.

According to Deputy James R. Ward’s probable cause affidavit filed in the case against Gregory D. Cabage, 24, Bedford, all of the callers reported the red Pontiac was being driven aggressively and that the car was used in an apparent attempt to “….run another vehicle off the road…”

When Deputy Ward arrived at the T intersection of S.R. 56 and Moon Road west of Scottsburg, he talked with Niki G. Lee, 23, the driver of the white Ford Taurus which had struck the Pontiac and stopped.

Lee said Cabage were her “ex” and that the children inside the car with her new boyfriend were their children, a two-year-old boy and his infant brother. She said she had an active protective order against Cabage.

Her former husband was upset because she was “…moving on…” after their divorce with another man, Lee told the officer. She said he had been calling and harassing her all day. Then, as she was traveling east on S.R. 56, she said she saw Cabage’s red Pontiac Grand Am speed up behind her. She said she was afraid he was going to ram her car in the rear.

Instead, Lee said Cabage passed her at a high rate of speed and then turn his car into the front of her vehicle, causing Lee to strike the Pontiac and cause damage to both vehicles.

With both cars stopped, Lee said Cabage got out of his car and began yelling at her new boyfriend. She said her ex-husband was apparently trying to taunt the boyfriend into a fight and struck the passenger window with his fist several times. After he learned 9-1-1 calls had been made, Cabage reportedly got back into his car and left the scene.

Scottsburg police officers found Cabage and the damaged Pontiac on S.R. 56 a short time later. When Deputy Ward asked him about the accident, Cabage purportedly said he had no idea who was in the Taurus or why his car was hit, that he had only been trying to pass the car.

After receiving Cabage’s consent, the officer checked Cabage’s cell phone record of calls made. Deputy Ward counted 90-plus phone calls made to Lee’s phone in an eight-hour period.

Cabage allegedly responded by telling the deputy that his ex-wife had violated the protective order first and that he just wanted to see his children.

That’s probably not going to happen for a while.

Cabage was placed under arrest and transported to jail. He was charged Friday, March 3, with three counts of Level 5 felony battery; Level 6 felony criminal recklessness and two counts of Level 6 neglect of a dependent; and misdemeanors of invasion of privacy and failure to stop after an accident.

At his initial hearing on that Friday, a preliminary plea of not guilty was entered for him. Bail was set at $50,000 by corporate surety bond or $5,000 cash. A public defender was appointed, and Judge Jason Mount assigned a date of May 22 for a jury trial.

Cabage was also served with four protective orders, one each for his ex-wife, her boyfriend and the two children.

Tetanus shots offered free at SHD… Residents cleaning up from March 1 storms can take yard debris to landfill PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 16:10


The straight line winds that whipped through Scott County early on Wednesday, March 1, have left an indelible mark on certain areas of the county, that’s for sure.

Good weather over the weekend allowed residents to continue their Herculean task of gathering/removing/hauling all debris, protecting damaged roofs from further exposure to the elements and simply coping with their losses.

The good news? Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) determined that so many of the affected property owners had insurance coverage, there is no need for FEMA to step in and offer low-interest loans or grants. Explained Greg Ramoni, Deputy Director for the county office of the Emergency Management Administration (EMA), “FEMA requires at least 40% of the homes and businesses damaged not be insured. We had fewer residences damaged than their minimum requirement as well.”

A lot of progress in piling up yard waste was made in the areas struck over the weekend. According to the EMA, Scott County residents are welcome to expedite recovery efforts and manage that debris efficiently by burning it.

All safety precautions should be observed at all times by those storm victims who decide to burn vegetation. Do not burn debris if windy conditions exist. That’s a good way to cause even more damage in a bad situation. Make sure a water supply is available when burning, and always guard fires with hoses and rakes while they are burning.

Residents who do not have the ability to burn such debris may truck such vegetation to the Scott County Transfer Station, 4689 South Double or Nothing Road, Scottsburg.

Hours during which vegetation may be brought to the transfer station are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Vegetative debris that will be accepted includes damaged trees, bushes and shrubs and broken or partially broken tree limbs.

Such debris will be accepted during the transfer station’s posted hours through the month of March.

A note of advice from Michelle Goodin, Scott County Health Department administrator: Don’t forget to get a tetanus shot. Tetanus shots, which prevent lockjaw, are provided free of charge by the Health Department. Boosters should be obtained every ten years. Goodin said working around damaged buildings provides multiple risks to those wanting to help.

“It’s a good idea to get a tetanus shot so your health is protected in case you step on a nail or get cut by metal. Call the Health Department at 812-752-8455 and make an appointment or to request more information,” stated Goodin.

Another step which can help property owners in the wake of the storm is by contacting the Scott County Assessor’s office. Diana Cozart’s office staff will be glad to record any change in outbuildings or homes destroyed or damaged.

Call the Assessor’s Office at 812-752-8436 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Affected property owners can also visit the office, located at the east end of the Courthouse in downtown Scottsburg.


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