Young woman trapped in car that crashed into semi- tractor-trailer on S.R. 56 West PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 November 2015 07:58

A young woman was trapped inside the 2000 Saturn she was driving in Scottsburg on Wednesday, November 11, after she struck the side of a semi-tractor-trailer.

Scottsburg resident charged with sexual misconduct with girls ages 12 and 14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 07:57

A Scottsburg man has been charged in Scott Circuit Court with child molesting and sexual misconduct regarding his actions with two girls ages 12 and 14.

First game not a pretty one for Austin Lady Eagles squad; Jeff wins 47-36 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015 13:31




AHS Sports Correspondent

The Jeffersonville Lady Red Devils were the first opponents the Austin Lady Eagles took on in their season opener for the 2015-16 basketball season on Tuesday, November 10.

The Lady Eagles and coaches and several fans traveled to the Lady Red Devils' home in Jeffersonville to see how this team would fare against the bigger RDs.

“Jeffersonville was a very tough opponent to come up against,” remarked head coach Jared Petersen. “They're a 4A school, and with us coming off limited practice and many of our players just getting back from a big volleyball season, it wasn't an ideal situation for our first game. Especially with our streak of injuries.”

One action-ending injury in particular that the AHS team will have to work around is that of starting junior guard Akaya Walker. She injured her ACL in early June. With Walker out of the lineup, the outcome of the Jeffersonville game and the first half of the new season are unclear for the Lady Eagles. “Obviously, without Walker, we are not at full strength and probably won't be until Akaya is ready to return, hopefully by mid-December. She is one of our best scorers. Without her, others are going to have to step up their games,” observed Coach Petersen.

Starters for the Jeff game were seniors Meagan Hollan and Hailey Misamore, juniors Mackenzie Norton and Kami Owens and sophomore Addison Brasher.

Without haste, the ballgame began, and the ball was tipped to the hosts.

Lady Eagles used a man-to-man defense to try to put the stops on the Lady Red Devils early, but efforts proved ineffective, thanks to the Red Devils' ability to hit tough shots and efficiently use ball movement.

The Lady Eagles also struggled offensively, failing to get a lot of their shots to fall true. They trailed the Red Devils 23-6 at the half, causing Coach Petersen to later reflect, “That first half was truly the first half of our season. We played flat and missed easy lay-ups and free throws and really struggled against Jeff's pressure. We set a goal for the second half to win the half and try to compete with Jeffersonville.”

Determined to fight back in the second half, the Lady Eagles took to the floor, switching to a zone defense to better defend against the Red Devils. This, ultimately, proved effective, with Brasher and Owens each picking up 3 steals in the first three minutes of the third quarter. Brasher also jump-started the Eagles' offense, collecting 10 points and 3 assists on the Lady Red Devils in the third period.

Despite their brilliant efforts, the Lady Eagles simply could not recover from the first half deficit. The Red Devils won 47-36, forcing the Lady Eagles to begin their season 0-1. Noted their coach, “We won the second half and played a lot better offensively.”

Brasher led the team with 17 points. Elizabeth Lee had 8 points, Owens 5, Misamore 4 and Norton 2.

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Will have Increased Patrols in Scott County PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015 07:27

The Scott County Sheriff’s office and Scottsburg City Police have announced they will increase patrols for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday travel period – running November 13 through December 6, 2015. Officers will join more than 250 State and local law enforcement agencies, to conduct high-visibility patrols encouraging drivers and passengers to drive sober, and buckle up for safety. “The Thanksgiving holidays period is an extremely busy time travel time in Indiana” said Sheriff Dan McClain. “Our focus is on keeping drivers and passengers safe, and increased patrols will allow us to look for those intoxicated drivers, or those unrestrained, and remind them, buckle up and drive sober. Because if we do see you unbelted, or suspected you’ve been drinking, we will pull you over.” Increased enforcement during the Thanksgiving Holiday period is an annual statewide effort supported by federal funding allocated to Scott County from the Traffic Safety division of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI). A total of 17 officers will work overtime to conduct sobriety patrols, checkpoints, and seat belt patrols around the clock.

Cashier gets a ‘charge’ out of Red Bull drink scheme at Wal-Mart store PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015 07:26

A young man is awaiting his trial in Scott Superior Court on one count of Class A misdemeanor theft involving Red Bull caffeine drinks.

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