Scottsburg man is charged with distribution of child pornography PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 08 April 2009 00:00
    Indiana State Police, inspectors with the U.S. Postal System and agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation spent several hours at a Scottsburg home last Thursday, April 2, collecting evidence against a man suspected of producing child pornography.
    The residence, located on Owen Street, was the scene of activity as troopers, agents and inspectors went through the belongings of Mark William Armstrong, 40, who is now being held in the New Albany Jail.
According to a jail officer, Armstrong has been charged in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, in New Albany with distribution of child pornography, a Class C felony under Indiana law. Federal charges may be pending.
    Initial information from Timothy M. Morrison, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District, was that Armstrong was to be charged with sexual exploitation of children for producing child pornography. No explanation was available on the difference between the initial and final charge.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2009 13:24
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S’burg’s annual spring clean-up starts April 20 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 08 April 2009 00:00
    Spring clean-up in Scottsburg will begin Monday, April 20, according to a recent announcement by Jason Applegate, Superintendent of the city’s Streets and Sanitation Departments.
    City trucks will go over the entire community one time. They will start north on State Road 56 and travel east of U.S. Highway 31. Crews will then work their way north and back down the west side of U.S. 31 to the fairgrounds.
From there, they will go back up the east side of U.S. 31 to S.R. 56.
    Applegate noted that the process could take up to three weeks to complete, depending on weather conditions and the amount of trash being cleared out by Scottsburg residents.
    He cautioned that residents who place items out at curbside after crews have passed the residence will pay a pick-up charge for trucks to come back and get the items.
    Only household items will be allowed in this clean-up effort. Small items should be put in boxes or bags.
Items that will not be accepted include tires and remodeling or contractor materials as well as automotive parts or out-buildings. Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners will not be picked up unless freon has been removed and a certified sticker is on the item.
    Applegate also said if outsiders bring trash to be picked up with city customers’ trash, the trash at that location will not be picked up, and the resident at that address could be subject to a citation.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2009 13:26
 
Three people injured in Scottsburg traffic accidents PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 08 April 2009 00:00
    Three people were listed as injured in two separate traffic accidents that happened in Scottsburg on Thursday, April 2.
    According to information obtained from the Scottsburg Police Department, the two accidents occurred a little over an hour apart on Thursday afternoon. The first was reported at 3:28 p.m. on U.S. Highway 31 at its intersection with Wardell Street. Drivers were Brigid Young, 44, Louisville, Ky., and Jalia Campbell, 46, Scottsburg.
    Lt. Richey Barton investigated the mishap. Driver statements related that Young's 1994 Dodge Intrepid struck the 2005 Ford Taurus driven by Campbell in the rear as each was approaching the intersection. The impact forced Campbell's car into the back of a trailer being hauled by a pickup truck.
    The women told Lt. Barton that the driver of the pickup got out of the truck and looked at the back of both the trailer and his pickup and then got back in the truck and left without talking to either of them.
    Campbell was listed as injured. She suffered neck pain and was assisted at the scene by Scott County EMS.
    Property damage was estimated at up to $1,000 by the officer.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2009 13:28
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Bank on Good Health scheduled for April 28 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    The popular low-cost health-screening program offered each year by the Scott County State Bank in cooperation with Scott Memorial Hospital is being held later than usual this year. The event is usually held in March, but weather concerns prompted moving the event to Tuesday, April 28. Organizers feel this is a better time for the screening program.
    “We always worry about the weather in early March,” said Scott Memorial Hospital Public Relations Director John Sheckler. “It is understandable that people would miss their appointments if the roads are covered with ice. ”
The free and low cost screenings at the 14th Annual Bank on Good Health screenings include blood pressure, blood sugar, body fat, cholesterol, metabolic profile, Hemoglobin A1c and men’s PSA cancer screenings. Some of the tests require pre-registration. The registration phone line will not open until Monday, April 6.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:15
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Speeding motorcyclist caught, charged with meth possession PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
     A high speed chase on Wednesday, March 18, in Scottsburg and Scott County ended with the arrest of a motorcyclist in eastern Washington County on drug and other charges.
    Scottsburg Police Department Patrolman Steven Herald was contacted by dispatchers who had received a report from a motorist on Interstate 65 that a motorcyclist had wrecked on the highway. The motorist said the cyclist got back on his bike and headed south toward the Scottsburg exit.
    Ptl. Herald went to the Scottsburg interchange and said he saw a motorcycle matching the description he had received. He said the cycle crossed the center line twice and then took the westbound Scottsburg exit sharply.
He stopped the motorcycle, but as soon as he had gotten out of his patrol car, the cyclist took off west on State Road 56. The vehicle did not stop for the traffic light at S.R. 56 and Lake Road but rather continued on at a high rate of speed, estimated in excess of 90 miles per hour. The motorcycle also passed a truck in a no passing zone, the officer stated.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:16
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