Felony marijuana charges being filed against SMS teacher, son PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 November 2009 00:00

    Two drug-related felony charges were scheduled to be filed by the Scott County Prosecutor's Office on Thursday, November 29, against a Scottsburg Middle School teacher and his son.
    Mark Hildebrand, 56, and his 26-year-old son, Jade, were taken into custody on Tuesday, November 27, at their home on South Double or Nothing Road after nearly three pounds of processed marijuana was found there by Indiana State Police detectives and a trooper.
    State police at the Sellersburg post received a tip about the father and son having marijuana. Undercover detectives and a state trooper went to the  residence and interviewed the pair. After the interviews were completed, a search of the residence ensued. Approximately 2.9 pounds of the leafy illegal substance and several pieces of drug paraphernalia were allegedly discovered during that search, according to a news release from the post's public information officer, Sgt. Jerry Goodin. A photo of the marijuana found was released to the media. It showed a pile of dried marijuana that had been neatly bagged in sandwich wrappers.
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2009 08:34
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Scott County Farm Bureau elects new officers, recognizes award winners PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
    Members of the Scott County Farm Bureau conducted their annual meeting at Scottsburg High School on September 14.
    Ken McMichael was elected 2010 President. Secretary is Annalee Harrison Turley, Charles Murphy is the delegate and alternate delegates are Phil Turley, Gene Carey and Larry McNeely.
    The organization had several winners to recognize. The top ten entrants in the 2009 coloring contest included Ariel Cassano, kindergarten; Lucas Smith, Jalen Coomer, Kasey McCleery and Brooklyn Blaylock, first grade; Samantha Rose and Blake Babbs, second grade; and Laura Miles, Brandi Smith and Chase Wiley, third grade. Each winner received $10 in McDonald's coupons. A total of 387 entries were received.
    Ashley Hardin and Evelyn Davis were the 4-H Tenure Award winners. Farm Bureau Inc. provided each with a plaque and pen and pencil set. Winners are selected for the number of years spent in 4-H and the number of projects they took. The young women were the top two of the county.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:29
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Lack of decision by County Area Plan Commission may result in courtroom appearance in near future PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
    Lack of action by the Scott County Area Plan Commission (APC) on Wednesday night, October 14, on a requested modification of terms attached to recent approval of a company's Development Plan (DP) may cause the APC to make a trip to a courtroom.
    Representatives of Liberty Green Renewables L.L.C. and their attorney, John Kraft of New Albany, attended the October 14 APC meeting. Larry Ott and Terrance Naulty had come to be available should any member of the APC have questions about the company. Members of a local citizens' group fighting Liberty Green were also present. Three of them, Jeff Cox, Pat Berna and Alice Stackhouse, were allowed to provide comments about their data on emissions they said such plants create.
    That group was not successful in preventing the APC from approving Liberty Green's DP on August 26. In that presentation, the APC was told how the company plans to burn wood chips that will generate steam which will power a turbine that will create electricity. The process is considered better for the environment because its fuel, trees, are considered a renewable fuel as opposed to coal, the “black gold” on which the Midwest depends for generating much of its electrical power.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:29
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County woman faces felony charges of credit card fraud and forgery PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
    A Scott County woman is facing multiple felony charges of forgery and credit card fraud after allegedly stealing her ex-husband's debit card.
    Deputy Don Campbell investigated the case, which began on September 3 when the ex-husband said he had received notification from his bank of suspicious activity on his debit card.
    The man told the officer that his ex-wife, Pammie L. Wilson, 36, had come to his home on August 28. He said he saw Wilson near his vehicle, where he kept his card. Wilson soon left.
    A bank official called the next day, telling him that two transactions were made at a Scottsburg business and one at an Austin business. When Deputy Campbell checked, he learned that the receipts of two Scottsburg transactions had been signed by the woman. Her alleged actions caused the man's account to be overdrawn.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:31
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Thieves going after items left overnight in vehicles PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
    Despite increased patrols in Austin neighborhoods by law enforcement officers, the community has been beset recently by thieves going after items left in vehicles.
    Major Donald Spicer, the Austin Police Department's Director of Public Safety, said a marked increase in the number of thefts has occurred in recent weeks. Most vehicles had been parked outside homes overnight.
    The thieves' mode of operation is simple, said Maj. Spicer. “You look inside the vehicle and if you see something you want, you break out the window and take it,” he related.
    In a few cases, the vehicle had been left unlocked. That should never happen, said Maj. Spicer. “Anytime you're leaving your vehicle, even in your own driveway, you should lock it.”
    Valuables should never, ever be left in a vehicle, he added. Money has been stolen as well as GPS devices and purses. “If you can see the item as you're leaving your car or truck, you know a thief could spot it also. Always take your valuables with you. If that isn't possible, hide them or put them in your trunk. You should make it very difficult for any dishonest person to take your items,” he cautioned.
    If possible, vehicles should be locked away in garages, but Maj. Spicer said in many cases investigated recently, there was no such structure available.
    “The best defense really is offense in sports as well as crime fighting. Protecting yourself and your belongings should always be on your mind,” he said.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:33
 
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