In the last 72 hours, The Scott County Sheriff’s Office has arrested nine individuals as a result of on-going narcotics investigations and aggressive police work by patrol deputies PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 March 2016 13:50
On Saturday, March 5th, 2016, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Tyler Cross (age 24) and Christopher Reliford (age 20), both from Louisville, Kentucky. Deputies encountered the two after they were involved an accident near State Road 56 and McNeely Road .The two were located in a field near Slab Road and State Road 56 where their vehicle eventually became stuck as they were attempting to leave the scene of the crash. Deputies placed the two into custody after spotting suspected narcotics inside of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle resulted in deputies locating a substantial amount of cocaine, marijuana, baggies, and digital scales. A substantial amount of US currency was located on the two after they were taken into custody.
Cross and Reliford were both charged with Dealing in Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana and for Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
On Sunday, March 6th, 2016, authorities with the Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the residence of Morgan Richey located at 554 S. 2nd Street in Scottsburg, Indiana. The search warrant is a result of an on-going narcotics investigation. Upon entry, deputies found the residence to be occupied by Morgan Richey (age 30), and Corey Smith (age 22).
During the service of the search warrant, K-9 Deputy Shawn Mayer brought Arina, his drug detection dog, into the residence and conducted a free air sniff. Arina indicated the presence of narcotic odor in numerous areas of the residence. Deputies then began searching the residence and located methamphetamine, paraphernalia associated with drug dealing, and paraphernalia associated with drug use.
Richey was arrested for Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Possession of Paraphernalia. Smith was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and Visiting a Common Nuisance.
The Scott County Probation Department assisted the Sheriff’s Office during this investigation.
On Monday, March 7th, 2016, Law Enforcement officers with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana State Police, and Scottsburg Police interrupted and dismantled a drug operation at 550 Rosewalk Lot # 48 in Scottsburg, Indiana. Law Enforcement executed a search warrant at that residence and located a substantial amount of methamphetamine, heroin, opana, paraphernalia associated with drug dealing, and paraphernalia associated with drug use. Authorities also located a substantial amount of US currency inside of the residence.
During the operation, the Sheriff’s Office arrested Sean Whobrey (age 26), Lindsay Goldman-Trick (age 28), Matthew Haynes (age 22), and Carly Boley (age 23).
Whobrey and Goldman-Trick were arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. Haynes and Boley were arrested for Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of a Narcotic Drug (Heroin), Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Paraphernalia and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
Sheriff Dan McClain says he would like to thank the Indiana State Police, Scott County Probation, and the Scottsburg City Police for their assistance during this operation.
In the evening hours of Monday, March 7th, 2016, Law Enforcement officers with the Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the home of Carmyn Porter (age 24) at 64 Oak Drive in Scottsburg, Indiana. The search warrant is a result of an on-going narcotics investigation. During the execution of the search warrant, deputies located heroin, paraphernalia associated with drug dealing, and a substantial amount of US currency.
Porter was arrested for Dealing in a Narcotic Drug (Heroin), Possession of a Narcotic Drug (Heroin), Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Sheriff McClain advises that his office will exhaust every resource they can to pursue drug dealers and states that his deputies will continue to be aggressive when it comes to drug enforcement. Sheriff McClain states that his agency will continue to work with the local, state, and federal authorities to combat low level, mid level, and high level drug dealing.
Sheriff McClain encourages the citizens of Scott County to report any suspicious activity, including drug activity, to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff McClain reminds the citizens that the Sheriff’s Office maintains several options for reporting criminal activity anonymously including the department’s website, Facebook page, and a tip line.

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5th Annual Film Festival – What's Your Side Effect Begins, Deadline April 20 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 March 2016 12:01

 

 

CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS: New Focus for Films. Help educate, empower, and inspire people toward lives of positive choices and positive impact through film! We are excited for all of Scott County to come to the Mid-America Science Park for the 5th Annual Film Festival, “What’s Your Side Effect?”, and Town Hall Meeting on Parents Who Host Lose The Most: Don’t Be A Party to Teenage Drinking

Communities That Care has teamed up with CEASe to challenge all Scott County 5-12 grade filmmakers alike to RAZZLE, DAZZLE, and leave audiences in AWE with their youth-oriented stories about themselves or someone they know who is making a positive impact and difference in others’ lives by serving as a positive role model for their friends, school, or community. By inspiring young people to think about their passions and the effect they are having on their community by pursuing those passions, we can redirect their focus and help promote a lifestyle that will reduce abuse risk factors.

All entries must be in by Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Don’t miss your chance to view the finalist premiere showing at the Film Festival Premiere will be April 29, 2016, at the Mid-America Science Park Auditorium at 6:30 pm! Doors open at 6 p.m. See if which film favorite wins grand prize by the judges! Bring your friends and family! It’ll be a fun and entertaining show!

WIN A $500 CASH GRAND PRIZE! Don’t miss your chance to win the Grand Prize of $500.

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Couple in Austin camper arrested when syringe filled with heroin found by officers PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 March 2016 11:58

 

 

A couple discovered by officers tipped off about possible drug activity was arrested in a camper on Blunt Avenue in Austin on February 12.

Larry M. Burnett, 43, North Bogardus Road, Austin, and Christine N. Smith, 29, Scottsburg, were taken into custody after sheriff's deputies and Austin officers were advised that there was drug activity at a house at the address. Deputies Paul Clute and Joe Guarneri went to a camper behind the house and found Burnett and Smith. While talking to Smith, Deputy Guarneri said he saw a hypodermic syringe on a shelf. Smith told him at that time she was in the county's needle exchange program. When she fetched the needle exchange card from her purse, Guarneri stepped inside to look at the card. At that time, he said he saw the end of a marijuana cigarette in an ashtray and smelled burned marijuana in the camper.

As he approached the ashtray, Deputy Guarneri said he saw another hypodermic needle “...full with a brown, liquid-like substance...” Chief Deputy Don Campbell stated later the syringe “...was 'loaded' for use.”

More hypodermic needles, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and heroin was found inside the camper, a department release stated.

Initial hearings for Burnett and Smith were conducted in Scott Superior Court on February 16 on charges of possession of cocaine/narcotic drug, visiting a common nuisance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. Not guilty pleas were entered for the defendants, with Burnett assigned a trial date of May 12 and Smith a trial date of May 16.

Public defenders were assigned to the cases.

 

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Public 2015 Stucker Ditch study presentation set at SHS commons on March 28 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 March 2016 11:57

 

Anyone interested in flooding currently happening in Scott County is invited to attend a presentation on Monday evening, March 28, at Scottsburg High School.

The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the high school's commons.

The study completed late last year by staff of HWC Engineering has already been reviewed by members of the Scott County Drainage Board, Scott County Commissioners and the Scott County Council.

Knowing that facts gathered could affect its ability to obtain grants, the Drainage Board requested support from Commissioners. Commissioners in turn asked that the study's $40,000 price tag be paid by the County Council. Once Councilmen agreed to foot that bill, engineers fanned out on foot to track Stucker Ditch.

Stucker Fork has been proved to drain at least 75% of Scott County from its mouth in Lexington Township along its journey to the Muscatatuck River in Jennings Township. Flooding takes its toll on infrastructure and the bills to replace or repair those structures.

2015 was an excellent year to experience the effects of flooding in Scott County since two months have been declared the wettest on record by the National Weather Service.

Over the years, flooding has taken acres of agricultural land out of production, and some property owners are now required to buy flood insurance. Subsidies for flood insurance premiums are beginning to disappear, so homeowners and farmers with land currently in flood plains may soon find themselves with unexpected expenses to keep their properties covered by insurance.

The study traces Stucker Ditch through farm and residential areas, showing how silting has caused excess surface water to flow out of its banks and onto roads, bridges, cropland and homes.

Strategies to correct most flooding are also covered as are the projected costs.

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50% match for SHS scholarship fund offered through March 31 by Foundation PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 March 2016 11:56

 

Alumni of Scottsburg High School are being asked to donate to the SHS Alumni Association's scholarship fund before March 31 to ensure the fund gets additional dollars.

The Alumni Association has established an endowment fund with the Scott County Community Foundation. The move helps alumni donate directly to fund scholarships for students intending to attend college or further their training after graduation. Scholarships have provided thousands of dollars for higher education over the years.

Thanks to the Lilly Endowment, dollars given to the Foundation through Thursday, March 31, will be matched 100% if given to unrestricted funds. If designated for specific funds, like the new Alumni endowment fund, each dollar will earn 50 cents. Consequently, a $100 contribution will grow by half, reaping $150 for alumni scholarships.

Individual SHS graduates or classes can donate directly to the fund by making checks out to the Scott County Community Foundation, designating contributions to the SHS Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

On-line payments may be made by visiting www.scottcountyfoundation.org.

The new Foundation fund is a long-term project. Until it is fully funded, alumni scholarships must continue to come from the association's operating fund. Therefore, the Alumni Association is asking its members to also consider donations toward 2016 scholarships by donating to its operating fund. Those contributions may be sent to SHS Alumni Association, P.O. Box 161, Scottsburg, IN 47170.

Contributors may note that all donations are now tax deductible, since the association has completed its incorporation process and applied for 501(c)(3) status.

This year's Alumni Association Banquet will be held on Saturday evening, June 25, at the SHS commons. For information about new by-laws and the banquet, visit www.SCSD2.k12.in.us, click on “Schools,” then “Scottsburg High School,” and finally the “Alumni” tab.

Officers with the association are also collecting nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Alumnus Award. Any SHS graduate is eligible for nomination, which must be submitted by April 15.

Nominations may take the form of a letter containing the candidate's name, contact information, age, graduating year, brief biographical information and reasons why the individual is deserving of the award. Include any information which will help the committee make a good selection.

Nominations submitted by mail must be sent to SHS Alumni Association, P.O. Box 161, Scottsburg, IN 47170. By email, send material to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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