Couple leads police on chase after failing to stop in Austin PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00
        An Austin couple who allegedly tried to outrun police on Wednesday, May 6, entered not guilty pleas to charges filed against them in Scott Superior Court.
        Michael S. Kemper, 28, and his wife, Tammy Kemper, 31, were charged after purportedly being involved in an incident of vandalism and fleeing in the early morning hours of May 6.
        According to the probable cause affidavit prepared by Austin Patrolman Robert Gudgel, the officer located the couple as he was traveling to investigate a report of vehicle vandalism that had occurred shortly after 3 a.m. in the Spicertown section of Austin. The dispatch had described a dark-colored Dodge Caravan with a driver side brake light out having been involved in vandalism. Reportedly, Michael Kemper had broken front and rear windows and a rear hatch window in a parked Chevy Trailblazer near Spicer Drive.
        Spotting a mini-van answering the description going north on Dowling Drive, the officer turned on his emergency lights and siren and pursued the van as it turned westbound onto State Road 256. He said he followed it, speed at times reaching 90 mph. It then turned north onto State Road 39 and then east onto County Road 600 South in Jackson County. Speeds at that time were around 60 mph, the officer noted.
        Eventually, the mini-van was stopped by Crothersville Police Chief Vurlin McIntosh. Chief McIntosh had heard dispatches on the pursuit and blocked the county road with his patrol car. The van stopped about 30 feet from the police vehicle, and Michael Kemper reportedly got out clutching the couple's 15-month-old child in his arms, running into a nearby woods.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 12:29
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Springfest at Museum switches to farm machinery; booths, entertainment slated on May 16 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00
    A free event offering entertainment and a great display of antique farm machinery is taking shape for this Saturday, May 16, at the Scott County Heritage Center and Museum in Scottsburg.
    The Museum's 2009 Springfest will mostly take place on the facility's lawn at 1050 South Main Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Farm equipment brought in by area enthusiasts will be located around the museum's recently-completed barn, and there will be a nice selection of booths offering crafts, art, flower and other plants and festival food. A World War II display manned by re-enactors is also scheduled.
    Door prizes for those who enter the free drawing will be awarded throughout the day.
    Scott Memorial Hospital will have a booth at Springfest at which blood pressure will be taken free of charge. Medical information will also be provided from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
    A “Beauty and the Beast” character, Mrs. Pots, will visit Springfest at 10 a.m. Children and others are welcome to have their photos taken with her.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 12:31
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Scottsburg City Hall closed for Memorial Day PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00
    The Scottsburg City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.
    Trash normally picked up on Monday will be picked up on Tuesday, May 26.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 12:33
 
May brings Click It or Ticket back to Indiana PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00
    In an effort to decrease the number of fatalities and injuries involving unrestrained occupants on Indiana roadways, the Clark County Traffic Safety Partnership (CCTSP) and the Clark County DUI Taskforce officers recently announced their participation in the statewide Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization. This mobilization will include the Indiana State Police and more than 250 local law enforcement agencies throughout the state.
    Indiana’s 2009 Click It or Ticket effort will take place from May 15 to May 31, covering the highly traveled Memorial Day holiday. With an emphasis on urging more motorists to buckle up day and night, officers will be on the look out for unrestrained motorists around the clock.  
    “Research shows that fewer people buckle up at night, which increases the risk of a being killed or injured in a crash,” said Donald Ross Jr., CCTSP Coordinator and the Clark County DUI Taskforce Coordinator. “Through high-visibility enforcement efforts, Sellersburg Police Department officers will work overtime hours to ensure that all drivers and passengers in the Hoosier state buckle up around the clock- every trip, every time or they will pay a fine.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 12:38
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Clark County Treasurer Shirley Nolot dies at 67 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00

    The local community was saddened last Tuesday morning as citizens learned of the passing of Clark County Treasurer Shirley Nolot.
    Nolot passed away a little after 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning at Clark Memorial Hospital. As the word of her passing filtered through the Clark County Courthouse, where she spent many dedicated years, many were saddened by her death but had smiles cross their faces when memories of Nolot surfaced.
    Nolot was presently the Clark County Treasurer. She also previously held the office of Clark County Recorder for two terms and also was the Trustee for Wood Township.
    Those political figures in Clark County who worked with Nolot were quick to praise her for her continued dedication and effort to help the Clark County taxpayer.
    “Shirley was always calling me with ideas to improve her office,” stated Clark County Council President David Abbott. “She was behind the upgrading of the Recorder’s Office to a computer system. She was always looking out for the taxpayer and how to save more money.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 12:35
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