19 people injured in crashes that occur on Scott County roads in two days PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:03

Drivers in Scott County may have set a new record for injuries reported in six accidents on Friday, September 1, and on Sunday, September 3. A total of 19 people were hurt in the crashes.

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State Alcohol Commission turns down Dollar General application PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:03

The application from Dolgencorp L.L.C., parent company of Dollar General Stores, to obtain a liquor license fizzled before the Indiana State Alcohol and Tobacco Commission on Tuesday morning, September 5.

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Two Arrested, Drugs Located During Traffic Stop PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:08

Crothersville-On Saturday, September 9th, 2017, two Scottsburg residents were arrested after marijuana and methamphetamine were located during a traffic stop on US 31 near the Jackson-Scott County line.

 

The investigation began at approximately 10:00 pm when Trooper Tia Deaton conducted a traffic stop on a Chevrolet S-10 on US 31 southbound near County Road 700 South in Jackson County.  During the course of the traffic stop, Trp. Deaton conducted a search of the vehicle due to the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

 

During a search of the vehicle, Trp. Deaton located marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and approximately 70 grams of methamphetamine.  The driver of the vehicle, Katrina Ballard, age 39, and passenger Christopher E. Williams, age 24, both of Scottsburg, Indiana were both arrested on charges of Dealing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Ballard and Williams were both transported to the Jackson County Jail where they were remanded to the custody of the Jackson County Jail staff.  Both were held pending their initial court appearances in the Jackson County Circuit Court.

 

 

Trp. Deaton was assisted by officers with the Crothersville Police Department.

 
S'burg's Bill James being Named into the Marshall University Athletic Hall of Fame PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Friday, 08 September 2017 14:09

 

 

Scottsburg alumni Bill James will be honored for his time being a part of the Men's Basketball and Football program at Marshall University on September 15, in Huntington, W.V.

Bill along with several other alumni members from Marshall University will be named to the Athletics Hall of Fame 2017 induction class.

"This class represents some of the finest student-athletes in school history," Marshall Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick said. "The contributions of these fine men and women are truly appreciated by everyone in the Marshall Athletics family.”

James played for the 1971-72 NCAA Tournament basketball team as well as the NIT team of 1972-73. James averaged 8.8 points per game in 1971-72, fifth on a 23-4 Herd team that was ranked as high as eighth nationally and finished No. 12 in the final AP and UPI polls.

James played in all 27 games that year, hitting 43 percent of his shots, 73 percent at the line and averaged 3.2 rebounds per game. In 1972-73, he was the team’s second-leading scorer with an average of 15.2 points per game.

The Herd was 20-7 under first-year head coach Bob Daniels, winning its final nine games of the regular season. With eligibility remaining, he joined the Marshall football team as a receiver in 1973 and caught nine passes for 78 yards, good for fifth-most that season.

For his efforts as an outstanding high school basketball student-athlete in his home state of Indiana, he was named to the state’s Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary team in 1994.

 

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Traffic Stop leads to Drug Dealing Arrest in Clark County PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Thursday, 07 September 2017 13:36

Clark County - On Wednesday, September 6, at approximately 5:30 pm, Trooper Zach Smith from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg stopped a vehicle on Louis Smith Road near Chapel Hill Road in Borden. The stop was for a traffic violation. During the course of the traffic stop, Trooper Smith deployed Indiana State Police Certified K-9 “Riggs” for a free air sniff around the car. K-9 “Riggs” provided a positive alert on the vehicle for a controlled substance.

A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed approximately fifteen, (15), grams of Crystal Methamphetamine, 1.5 grams of Heroin, and drug paraphernalia.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as Shane T. Ooley, 46, of Nubian Road in Salem, IN, was arrested for Dealing in Methamphetamine 10 Grams or More, Dealing in Cocaine or Narcotic Drug, Possession of Methamphetamine 10 Grams or More, Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. He was incarcerated at the Clark County Jail awaiting his first court date.

This investigation is continuing.

 
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