?Youth Grantmaking Council raises nearly $4,700 for match PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 January 2009 00:00
?    The Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council, a program of the Scott County Community Foundation, raised almost $4,700 for a matching grant opportunity through the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana.
    The goal of the grant, which was provided by the Paul Ogle Foundation, was for local communities to increase their youth philanthropy endowment funds. Scott County, along with six other Southern Indiana counties, had the opportunity for all donations to be matched dollar for dollar through December 15.
    “We congratulate the Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council on its successful efforts to raise matching funds for youth philanthropy endowment,” said Eileen Ryan, Program Director for the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana. “Growing new generations of philanthropists is a benefit to society as a whole and to the development of young people as they learn to give and serve, build leadership skills and become civically engaged in their local community.”
    Money earned by the youth and community will be used for youth projects and to add to the Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council Fund. The Council awarded almost $4,500 in grants this past spring to youth-related projects in the community. They also collect donations each month for charitable organizations.
    The Council is comprised of students from throughout the county: Patricia Bacala, Carmen Boley, Brandon Boswell, Lindsey Boswell, Evan Comer, Rachael Dixon, Kayla Griffen, Lauren Howser, Kevin Jentzen, Erin Lapp, Kaleb Mount, Joey Payne, Caity Rice, Jordan Shuler, Braxton Soloe, Hunter Steinkamp, Keeli Stewart, Jerel Taylor, Luke Taylor and Isaiah Turner. The group is facilitated by adult leaders Brandon Polley and Jaime Toppe.
    Student members have worked hard since last December, raising dollars through solicitations from individuals, companies and foundations, personal donations, lollipop fund-raisers, raffle and sno-cone sales at the Back to School Bash, a bake sale, a candy bar fund-raiser, Hat Day fund-raiser, Christmas stocking stuffer fund-raiser, and earnings from Goodsearch.com.
    “I’m really excited that the council was able to come together and work this hard to get as much money as we did in as short a time period as we had,” said President Evan Comer. “It goes to show how well we work together as a group.”
    For more information on how to donate to the existing endowment fund or learn more about the Youth Grantmaking Council, call 752-2057, e-mail Scott County Community Foundation staff at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or stop in the Scott County Community Foundation office at 60 North Main Street, Scottsburg. Information can also be found on the website, www.scottcountyfoundation.org/youthcouncil.htm.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2009 11:07
 
?Local police investigating recent armed robberies PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Tuesday, 30 December 2008 00:00
?    Investigations of two recent robberies at Austin and Scottsburg businesses are still under way.
    D&M Grocery, a small neighborhood store located on Rural Street on Austin’s north side, was robbed on Tuesday, December 16.
    The initial investigation was started by Patrolman Shawn Hurt, who was dispatched to the grocery just before 9:30 p.m. that Tuesday. According to the store cashier, a white male came into the building and approached her at the counter. The woman told the officer that the man demanded money and pulled out a handgun. She handed over some money, and the man left.
    The suspect was wearing dark sunglasses as well as a black toboggan on his head and a black coat with a hood. He had dark jeans and dark shoes.
    A video of the suspect was taken by the store’s surveillance system.
    The armed robbery of the Family Dollar Store on West McClain Avenue in Scottsburg took place on Monday, December 22.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2008 14:49
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?Thirsty man now facing B felony for break-in and court order violation PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 December 2008 00:00
?    A man who allegedly broke into a woman’s Scottsburg home has been incarcerated in lieu of $75,000 cash bond after being charged in that break-in in Scott Circuit Court.
    On December 19, Thomas J. Snow, 29, Scottsburg, purportedly broke into the home of a woman who had a protective order issued against him through the local court system. He then apparently made himself at home, drinking a cold beer while supposedly waiting for the woman to return. When she did, she was told by a neighbor that he’d seen Snow in her back yard. The woman called Scottsburg police, and Patrolmen Travis Rutherford and Troy Ford were dispatched to the home.
    Officer Ford found where glass had been broken out of a back door to gain entry. A sack with five beers in it was found in the livingroom.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2008 14:51
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?Yes, police agree: Priscilla is an odd name for a man PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 December 2008 00:00
?    A young man with red hair is being sought by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department as the main suspect in a forgery/receiving stolen property case after he allegedly cashed stolen checks at a Scottsburg gas station.
    In talking to the station clerk who had accepted the checks from the suspect, Reserve Deputy Sheriff Bobby Thompson said the clerk noted that the red-haired man offered two checks in the amount of $200 and $375. Both were drawn on another man’s bank account and were reportedly signed by that party. Both were made out to what appeared to be a woman with the first name of Priscilla.
    However, the young man cashing the checks offered identification listing him as Priscilla. The driver license the young man had, the clerk recalled, had the young man’s photo on it. The clerk remembered the incident because, as he told his customer,  “Priscilla was an unusual name for a male.”
    The investigation of the two checks occurred in September by the Sheriff’s Department and  revealed that a woman whose first name was Priscilla had had her purse stolen from her car around the end of August. The purse contained her driver license and credit cards.
    On November 13, a local bank called, reporting that a teller had been approached by a young man with red hair who wanted to cash a check from a couple’s account. Becoming suspicious, the teller called the woman listed on the check, and learned it was a stolen check. She returned to the young man and asked for identification. Instead, the young man fled the bank, leaving the check behind.
    A warrant for a suspect has been issued based on three counts of Class C forgery and three counts of Class D receiving stolen property, all filed in Scott Circuit Court on December 23.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2008 14:54
 
?Sheriff’s Department has new wall calendars PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 December 2008 00:00
?    The public is welcome to visit the Scott County Sheriff’s Department throughout the week and pick up 2009 wall calendars and refrigerator magnets.
    Sheriff John Lizenby said the calendars and magnets are being distributed free of charge, thanks to the support of several businesses and individuals whose advertisements can be seen on the calendar.
    Refrigerator magnets list the main telephone numbers for the Scott County Security Center, which is operated by the Sheriff’s Department.
    It also lists the 24-hour Tip Line, 752-7898, which people may call and provide information confidentially about crimes, and the department’s toll-free line, 1-877-752-8400.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2008 14:55
 
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