One suspect jailed, second still sought in Casey's Store burglary PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 00:00
    Two people have been charged in the Monday, August 31, burglary of the Casey's General Store on U.S. Highway 31 South in Scottsburg.
    Michael LaMaster, 19, Scottsburg, remains at the Scott County Security Center. Police were still seeking Gladys “Suzie” Saylors, 33, also of Scottsburg.
    Both have been charged in Scott Circuit Court with one count each of burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Both burglary-related charges are Class C felonies. The third charge is a Class A misdemeanor.
    Sgt. Steven Herald with the Scottsburg Police Department prepared the probable cause affidavit filed with the charges against the pair.
    In the document, Sgt. Herald related how he was dispatched to the business on September 1 with other officers. Two store managers were present, one of whom confirmed the store had been closed at 11:40 p.m.
    By looking at security camera tape, the officer learned that two unauthorized people entered the store at 11:45 p.m. The woman wore a hat and a hoodie sweatshirt with the hood pulled up obscuring her face. The male wore a hat, white bandanna, white t-shirt and faded blue jeans. He was also seen wearing a white bracelet.
    The camera recorded the pair's activities inside the store. The woman went into the office and shut off some lights and then went to the store's safe and opened it by punching in numbers on the safe's keypad. She dumped money from the safe into a trash can.
    Her companion grabbed chewing tobacco and cigarettes and put them into the trash container.
    They then left by the front door.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2009 12:36
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Woman pleads guilty to burglary and battery in May, 2008, stabbing case PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 00:00
    A 24-year-old Scottsburg woman will learn what sentence she will receive on Monday, September 21, after pleading guilty to Class B burglary and Class C battery causing serious bodily injury for her actions in May, 2008.
    Amanda Vernon entered the guilty plea in a plea agreement submitted and approved in Scott Circuit Court on August 10.
    She was originally charged with Class A felony attempted murder, Class B felony aggravated battery and two counts of Class C battery in the incident which left the victim, Jessica Groenenboom, critically injured.
    Officers with the Scott County Sheriff's Department and Austin Police Department responded to an early morning call on May 26, 2008, finding the victim at 5925 North Jack Morgan Corner Road. A man at the scene said Vernon, described as his former girlfriend, had stabbed Groenenboom, his current girlfriend.
    Vernon later turned herself in at the Scott County Security Center in Scottsburg, where she was detained on preliminary charges.
    According to court documents, Vernon could be facing from six to 20 years on the burglary charge and from two to eight years on the battery charge.
    The sentencing hearing in Circuit Court is scheduled for 1 p.m. that Monday before Judge Roger Duvall.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2009 12:40
 
Pirates put Musketeers away in fourth, 28?7 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 September 2009 00:00
    Pirate Football hosted Mid Southern Conference opponent Eastern?Pekin Friday night in the Bone Yard.  
    The Pirates (4?0, 3?0 MSC) won the battle in the end, during a bizarre penalty and turnover filled contest.  Eastern (1?3, 0?2 MSC) scored it's first ever points versus the Pirates during the second quarter. Charlestown took the contest 28-7.
    The Pirates opened the game well when Josh Graham scored a touchdown to cap an eight play 56 yard series.
    The Pirates' Graham scored again in the first quarter after the Pirates recovered a Musketeer fumble, then moved the ball 59 yards in seven plays to make the score 13?0.  
    The Pirates fumbled the ball to Eastern on their own 5 yard line in the second quarter that lead to a Musketeer touchdown by Josh Higdon.  
    After eleven straight series' of punts, fumbles, and turnovers, the Pirates finally got back on the board in the fourth quarter when senior Jake Cook intercepted a Givens pass; which resulted in a two play six yard series ended by a one yard Josh Graham touchdown run.  
    The Pirates increased their lead with 9:49 left in the game when Graham intercepted a Musketeer pass that ended in another two play series and a Graham 10 yard carry to make the final score 28?7.  
    The Pirates were unusually penalized 155 yards on 14 infractions while the Musketeers were hit with 69 yards on nine penalties.
    Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting named Senior Josh Graham the Tumbletown Offensive Player of the Game after finishing with 108 yards of rushing on 21 carries, including four touchdowns.  Junior Jon Slaten was also named the Tumbletown Defensive Player of the Game.
    During halftime the 1989 Charlestown High School Pirate Football Team, which finished their historic season 20 years ago with a final record of 12?1 was honored.  The 1989 Pirate Football team, head coached by John Mastin, achieved a Mid?Southern Conference Championship, a Sectional Championship, a Regional Championship, and a Semi?State Runner?up honor and still are bearers of several current school football records.
    The Pirates take a break from conference play this Friday as they travel to Clarksville to challenge long time rivals, the Providence Pioneers (2?2). Kick?off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Murphy Stadium.  
    Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting will cover the game live on?line or at the game on 107.3 FM.  
    Pirate fans are encouraged to make the short trip to Clarksville and help cheer the Pirates to a victory Friday when they attempt to extend their record to 5 ? 0 for the second time in the last three years.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2009 12:42
 
“The Moving Wall” to be on display at Clark County 4-H Fairgrounds PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 September 2009 00:00
    The City of Charlestown is bringing The Moving Wall? a 50 percent scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in D.C. to the Clark County 4-H Fairgrounds.
    The Moving Wall will be open 24?hours a day for visitors to view, make a "rubbing" of their loved one's names, pay tribute, respect, etc. beginning October 8 through October 12.
    There will be an opening and closing ceremony featuring Heather French Henry and possibly other local personalities.
    It is believed that thousands of people from all across Indiana and Kentucky will make the trip to visit The Moving Wall in the few days it will be on display.
    There are more than 50,000 names on the wall and each name will be read aloud beginning at 12 noon on Thursday the October 8 and ending at approximately 12 noon on Sunday, October11.
    The City has requested the Clark County Red Cross coordinate the scheduling of all volunteers needed to help during this display? including the readers of the names. The Clark County Red Cross will also provide a first aid area and grief/crisis counseling on the site.
    You'll find much more information at http://charlestownalumni.net/tmw or contact the city's coordinator for this event, Mark Goodlett at 502?727?1532.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2009 12:43
 
Local child to host walk to benefit Make-A-Wish PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 September 2009 00:00
    Anna Gregory, who was recently crowned N.A.M. Miss Indiana will be holding a walk benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Kentucky region in memory of Jennifer Springstun.
    The two mile walk will be held on September 26 at 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. in the Charlestown City Park. Registration will be $10. Forms will be available at the walk and also at Charlestown City Hall. They may also be picked up at Pacers and Racers.
    Free t-shirts will be given to the first 40 people to register. Water and apples will be provided at the race.
    The walk is in memory of Jennifer Springstun. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Kentucky region.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2009 12:44
 
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