Suspect in June house burglary pleads not guilty at hearing PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:00

A suspect in a June 9 house burglary is now housed at the Scott County Security Center and has had his initial court hearing.

Former Warriorette Tabbed for Hall of Fame Induction PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Friday, 15 December 2017 15:52


Congratulations to former Warriorette Cara (Gullion) Alfele (SHS Class of 1988) on being selected for induction into the Indiana High School Basketball Hall of Fame. Cara is considered one of the best all-around players at one of Indiana’s powerhouse girls basketball programs before a career at one of the national powers of women’s college basketball.

A four-year player for HOF coach Donna Cheatham at Scottsburg, she averaged 13.1 points and 7.4 rebounds as a sophomore for the Warriorettes’ 24-3 state runner-up team, averaged 18.2 points and 7.3 rebounds as a junior on their 20-3 squad and led them to an undefeated regular season and 27-1 record as a senior, averaging 17.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists for a team ranked #1 in Indiana and #14 in the nation. Upon her graduation, she ranked #1 in Scottsburg girls career points (1,460), 2nd in rebounds (721), and 3rd in assists (305).

A four-year player at Louisiana Tech University, she was a member of two NCAA Final Four teams, four NCAA Tournament appearances on teams that held a 102-27 overall record in her career. She resides in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

Cara joins former Warriorettes Renee Westmoreland (2017), Cindy Piet Cruz (2004), Melinda Sparkman (2010) and Coach Donna Cheatham (2003) in the Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held in Indianapolis on April 28, 2018.

Two Killed in Jefferson County Crash PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 15:55

Jefferson County-On Tuesday, Dec. 12, at approximately 9:30 pm, the Indiana State Police responded to a two vehicle head on crash on State Road 256 near County Road 1000 West which claimed the lives of two North Vernon residents.

The initial investigation by the Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team indicated that a black 1997 Ford Mustang being driven by Joshua C. Hendrix, age 34, North Vernon, Indiana was traveling eastbound on State Road 256 near County Road 1000 West in Jefferson County.  Hendrix vehicle crossed the center double yellow line while attempting to pass another vehicle.  His vehicle entered into the path of a westbound black 2010 Chevrolet Impala being driven by Trisha M. Ebertshauser, age 28, Scottsburg, Indiana.  The vehicles collided head on in the westbound lanes of State Road 256.

Hendrix’ vehicle traveled off the south side of the roadway and came to rest before catching fire.  Ebertshauser’s vehicle traveled off the north side of the roadway and came to rest.  Joshua Hendrix and a front seat passenger in his vehicle, Amanda J. Hendrix, age 27, North Vernon, Indiana sustained fatal injuries in the collision.  They were both pronounced deceased at the scene by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.

Ebertshauser sustained life threatening injuries in the collision.  She was flown from the scene to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment.  A backseat passenger in Ebertshauser’s vehicle, Michael A. Riggs, age 19, Bedford, Kentucky was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  The front seat passenger in Ebertshauser’s vehicle, Rebecca S. Roberts, age 23, Scottsburg, Indiana was transported to King’s Daughter Hospital in Madison, Indiana for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs played a roll in the crash.  The investigation is ongoing.

All families have been notified.

Indiana State Police-Versailles Reconstruction Team members Trps. Andrew Garrett and Matt Holley were assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Hanover FD, Kent FD, Madison FD, King’s Daughter EMS, IU Lifeline Medical Helicopter, Air Methods Medical Helicopter, Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, and Stanley’s Wrecker Service

More charges filed against some accused dealers; man added to list PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 11:32

Another defendant was added to the list of ten people charged last week with drug dealing or drug-related offenses.

Recent wave of arrests sets new mark for high number of inmates PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 11:31

Scott County Commissioners learned that the recent number of new arrests made in Scott County since November 28 caused the local jail population to reach 200 by Monday morning, December 4.

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