SPD seeking tips from public about recent armed robbery PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Thursday, 19 February 2009 00:00
    Scottsburg police are seeking the public’s assistance in obtaining information on the perpetrator in the city’s most recent armed robbery.
    Shortly after 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, Sgt. Joe Nicholson and Sgt. Brian Hall were dispatched to Coonie’s Tobacco Store close to Scottsburg’s downtown area. The store had been robbed by a young man armed with a pistol, they were told.
    Officers were joined by Deputies Don Campbell and Joe Johnson and Reserve Deputy Lonnie Combs of the Sheriff’s Department.
    A store employee described the robber as a white male about 5-6 in height and weighing perhaps 140 pounds. He had reddish hair, the woman recalled, and had a stubbly beard or goatee. He was wearing a dark green hoodie, gold hoop earrings and blue jeans.
    After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the man ran from the store in an unknown direction.
A check of the neighborhood resulted in one young man being questioned, but he was eliminated. Two people said they might have seen the man as he left the store, but no suspects could be located by the officers.
    Scottsburg police would like to learn if anyone else in the area might have seen the man around the store or on nearby streets. Chief Delbert Meeks said people can leave information by calling the station at 752-4462 or by dialing the 24-hour Tip Line at 752-2235.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2009 13:23
 
One-car wreck in Scottsburg a ‘straight-up’ case for police PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Thursday, 19 February 2009 00:00

    When Scottsburg Patrolman Travis L. Rutherford pulled up to a one-car accident on Friday, February 6, near Lake Iola, he was treated to an unusual sight.
    A white Firebird was suspended nearly 90 degrees by means of a guide wire leading to a nearby utility pole. All four of the car’s tires were off the ground, noted. Ptl. Rutherford, and the car was still running and in reverse gear.
Ptl. Rutherford soon learned that no one was inside the car. Some witnesses said a white male ran from the scene.
Efforts by Barger’s Wrecker Service and staff of the Scottsburg Electric Department allowed the vehicle to be lowered to the ground as the electrical crew took down the wire. Ptl. Rutherford learned from the license plate that the car was owned by an Elizabethtown, Ky., man.
    According to the case report on the incident, the officer was able to locate the name of the owner’s employer. That firm was contacted but could give no information except that the man was assumed to be in Scottsburg visiting friends.
No one has come forward yet to claim the car, which was impounded.
Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2009 10:49
 
Mayor Hall visits Charlestown Middle and High Schools with laptop demo PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 February 2009 00:00
    Charlestown Mayor Bob Hall took time out Thursday, February 12, to visit Charlestown Middle and High School students with an Apple laptop demo the day after the Greater Clark County School Board approved the necessary funding for the One-to-One Computing Initiative.
    One-to-One is a collaboration program between the City of Charlestown and the Greater Clark County School system to support student learning in a technology-enriched environment with a firm commitment to laying the foundation of 21st Century skills. The One-to-One Computing Initiative as a catalyst for creating a student curriculum that focuses around preparing our kids for careers in the high-demand, technology-driven fields of tomorrow. Part of the initiative is putting a laptop in the hands of every Charlestown student, grades six through twelve, starting next school year (2009-2010).
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2009 13:31
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Miller voted Fever Female High School Player of the Week PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 February 2009 00:00
    Charlestown Lady Pirate junior Amanda Miller was voted the Fever Female High School Player of the Week for the week of February 2-9.
    The 5 foot-6 inch junior point guard has broken a school record with 21 consecutive free throws this season and is on pace to break the season record for free throw percentage. She is leading the Lady Pirates in scoring at 16 points per game, steals with 72 and rebounds.
    Recently, Miller had 15 steals versus Rock Creek to break a 16-year old record held by former All-Star Kristin Mattox.
    Miller was nominated by Lady Pirates head coach Tony Hall.
    Also honored for that week due to a tie was Lauren Goffinet of Tell City.
    The Pacers Sports and Entertainment is supporting the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association through its sponsorship of the Pacers Male High School Players of the Week and the Fever Female High School Players of the Week. This recognition program began on January 12. Nominations are submitted by head high school coaches and by members of the media. Normally a girls and boys winner is chosen from each of the three IHSAA districts in the state- North, Central and South. The winners’ names appear each week on the IBCA website, ibcacoaches.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2009 13:32
 
2009 Little Pirate Basketball Tournament new dates announced PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 February 2009 00:00
    The Charlestown Youth Basketball League has announced arrangement for its 37th Annual Little Pirate Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament.
    The tournament is for area third through sixth grade boys and girls teams and will be held at Charlestown High School's Bill Dun Sports Center.
    The girls new dates are now set for March 14 and 15 while the boys new dates are March 7 and 8.
    All boys and girls divisions are set by school grade. Trophies, medals, and/or t-shirts will be awarded for qualifying team members. Trophies will be awarded to the winner and runner-up in each division. The runner-up teams will receive medals and/or t-shirts.
    Divisions will be limited to the first six teams with paid entries for a total of 24 boys and 24 girls teams. All entries must be received as soon as possible. The entry fee is $175 per team. Please return with entry form and make checks payable to CYBL (Charlestown Youth Basketball League).
    Only players feeding into the same high school may participate on a team.
    The purpose of the tournament is to expose the third through sixth grade athletes in Southern Indiana to a tournament atmosphere; to showcase the elementary cheerleaders and to raise funds for the CYBL.
    Please feel free to visit the Charlestown Youth Basketball website at www.CharlestownYouthBasketballLeague.com
The admission to the tournament is $5 for an all day pass. Teams, two coaches, cheerleaders and one sponsors are admitted free. Pre-schoolers are also admitted free.
    For more information please contact Tony Hall at 256-3328, ext. 272 or 502-727-3358 or Sean Smith at 256-3328, ext. 271 or 502-554-8161 or fax at 256-7274.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2009 13:34
 
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