?Six taken into custody after reported armed robbery PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    Six people remained jailed at the Scott County Security Center on Monday night, October 27, after allegedly being involved in an armed robbery occurring Sunday night, October 26, at Jackson Heights Mobile Home Park, Scottsburg.
    A couple who reside at the trailer park and three of their friends were listed as the victims in the robbery. They called 9-1-1 around 8:45 p.m. to report the invasion of the couple’s mobile home by two white and two black men.
    According to information released by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Jonathan Hill, 21, and his wife Hailey, 18, and their baby were at home when two young women and a young male acquaintance stopped by. Another woman from Elizabethtown, Ky., also came to the trailer and stayed about 20 minutes before leaving in a light colored Buick, Jonathan Hill said.
    Jonathan Hill said he and the friends were in the trailer’s back room when he heard a “big sound.” The sound was apparently the foursome breaking down the door of the trailer. As they entered, Hill said he ran into the livingroom only to be confronted with one of the suspects holding a sawed-off shotgun aimed at his face.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:22
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?Oct. 30 meeting set by Austin Council to discuss SASCO PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    Everyone who buys SASCO bags in the City of Austin is invited to attend the meeting of the Austin City Council at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 30.
    The Council moved its business meeting to Thursday night and will hold it at the Jennings Township Volunteer Fire Department to ensure everyone concerned about the trash bag program will be able to attend.
    The firehouse is located directly west of City Hall, where meetings are normally held.
    Prior to this meeting, a Board of Works and Public Safety meeting will be held starting at 6 p.m.
    City Councilmen debated the feasibility of dropping out of the SASCO program at several recent meetings, including the special session held on Tuesday night, October 21.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:30
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?Adult flu vaccination clinic set October 24 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 October 2008 00:00
?    Staff of the Scott County Health Department will conduct its annual adult flu vaccination clinic on Friday, October 24, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Scottsburg.
    Clinic hours will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Cost of a flu shot will be $20. Medicare will not be billed.
    Anyone over the age of 18 is encouraged to come and receive a flu shot. There is an abundance of influenza vaccine this season, and everyone is encouraged to get a flu shot now so that they are fully protected throughout the flu season.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2008 14:09
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?Veterans’ Day program set by Austin students PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 October 2008 00:00
?    Austin High School students are already planning their annual tribute to veterans past and present on Tuesday, November 11.
    This year’s program is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the school auditorium, advised history teacher Ryan Herald, who organizes the event each year.
    Veterans or their families may bring photos of those to be honored to the high school office through Friday, November 7. These new photos will be scanned and added to others collected over the years. “If veterans’ photos are already in our collection, they don’t need to bring them in again. We’ll prepare them for the program,” advised Herald.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2008 14:13
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?Renovated second floor of Museum opens October 23 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 October 2008 00:00
?    Members of Preservation Alliance Inc. (PAI) and volunteers and staff of the Scott County Heritage Center and Museum will celebrate the re-opening of the facility’s second floor with two events this month.
    The first will be held on Thursday, October 23, for PAI members only. This event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. and will be an informal reception which will offer guests a chance to tour the second floor and learn about the future use for each room.
    On Saturday, October 25 from 3 to 5 p.m., the “County Home Grand Reopening” will take place.
    Volunteers will be on hand to share stories of past county home residents and caretakers and to discuss how the museum was created. Everyone is invited to this free event.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2008 14:17
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