Highlanders win close 3-0 decision over Cougars in baseball PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00
    The Floyd Central Highlanders won a close 3-0 decision over the visiting North Harrison Cougars last Wednesday, but Highlander coach Casey LaDuke was glad to get the win, and Cougar coach Gregg Oppel was scratching his head after the game, wondering what it will take to get his team to play with more desire against Floyd.
    The hosts jumped out on top 2-0 in the bottom of the 1st inning, when Tyler Amos was hit by the North Harrison pitcher, and went to first base as a result. Eric Schmitt then tripled to right center field, and drove in Amos. John Boyle then singled in Schmitt for the second Highlander run.
    In the bottom of the 4th inning, Jimmy Orr singled, and Garrett Shanks then singled in Orr for the third and final run in the game.
    LaDuke thought striking first and scoring early in the game was a big difference in the outcome of it.
    “When you can score first, I think that’s a big deal,” LaDuke said. LaDuke said that being ahead early gave his team more freedom to run the bases, bunt, and be more aggressive on the base paths.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 09:01
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Third annual 5k run or Walk set for June 13 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00
    Englishton Park Presbyterian Ministries in Lexington will sponsor their Third Annual 5k Run or Walk on Saturday, June 13th in conjunction with the 131st Old Settlers Celebration.
    Early registration ends with postmarks on or before May 15th. That early fee includes a Commemorative Tee shirt and will be $17.   Registration up until the morning of the event will be $20 where some tee shirts will be available to those early registrants. Sign in for the race is between 7:15 and 8 a.m. the day of the race and the race will start at 8:15 a.m.
    The event will begin and end on the grounds of Englishton Park, going thru parts of Lexington and along State Road 203 on a scenic, historic course with rolling hills and bubbling brook. This 3.1 mile run or walk will trace part of the Civil War trek of the infamous General John Hunt Morgan. The starting signal for the race will be the firing of a muzzleloader.
    Male and female first and second place trophies will be given in the running event as well as in the walking event. Age Group Medallions for male and female winners in each 5-year age group in the run event will be awarded as follows, 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, etc. plus a category for 60 and above.
    All profits will benefit Englishton Park’s Summer Children’s Program for children with learning and emotional challenges. This program is starting its 41 year on June 14.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 09:10
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Scottsburg McDonald's to celebrate 30th year with fun, prizes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00
    It's hard to imagine a business being successful year after year, despite economic ups and downs, but the Scottsburg McDonald's has continually grown over the years and will celebrate its 30th anniversary this May.
    The popular dine-in and drive-thru restaurant opened on May 8, 1979, in the spot it remains, nestled between other fast food restaurants on the north side of State Road 56 and on the west side of the Scottsburg I-65 interchange. Owners Mark and Jan Hieb started the business with his mom and dad, Clayton and Mardell Hieb. At that time, the McDonald's had 70 parking spaces with one drive-thru window and 85 seats for customers. Staff consisted of the Hiebs plus six managers and 50 employees.
    Thirty years later, McDonald's has 90 crew employees and ten managers. Anita Petty has been with McDonald's the longest, 27 years, 13 of those as store manager. Mark and Jan Hieb also bought the business from the older Hiebs 13 years ago.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 09:05
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Silent Auction at Museum offers nearly 100 items for highest bids PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00
    Nearly 100 items are being offered at the Springfest silent auction through Saturday, May 16, at the Scott County Heritage Center and Museum in Scottsburg.
    An event offered in conjunction with the Museum’s annual Springfest, the auction offers a variety of useful theme baskets as well as gift certificates provided by local businesses and dozens of items donated by supporters of the Museum.
    Anyone can visit the museum, located at 1050 South Main Street in Scottsburg, and enter a bid on the items offered. All proceeds will benefit the museum. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 09:06
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Five men charged in search warrant service in Austin PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00
        Five men now face criminal charges after Scottsburg police, with assistance from the Austin Police Department and the Sheriff's Department, served a search warrant on a Spicertown house alleged to be the site of drug dealing.
        Those facing charges include the two residents of the house, Dennis Smith, 35, and Carl Vancleave, 34; Donald J. Barrett, 61, Austin; Matthew Miller, 28, Austin; and David Gwin, 56, Austin.
        Around 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24, Scottsburg Patrolman Troy Ford was approached by a confidential informant who told Ford that Dennis Smith was selling drugs at his home on Tibbs Street. A “buy” was arranged, and $40 worth of Oxycontin was allegedly purchased from Smith at the residence.
        Using this action as a basis for a search warrant, Ptl. Ford contacted Scott County Prosecutor Jason Mount. The warrant was issued, and at 11 p.m., Ptl. Ford, Scottsburg patrolmen Steven Herald and Travis Rutherford, deputies Don Campbell and Joe Johnson and Austin Patrolman Shawn Hurt served the warrant.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 09:08
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