Cold weather energy and money- saving tips PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:00

The new year brought in a blast of cold weather, and Duke Energy is offering some tips for keeping energy costs under control while keeping you and your family warm.
Money-saving tips to combat the cold

No one injured in Old Hill Road fire PDF Print E-mail

On Sunday, January 7, just after 1:30 p.m. Lafayette Township Fire Protection District was dispatched to 3549 Old Hill Rd for a structure fire.

Indiana state police and Austin City Police conducting death investigation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Sunday, 07 January 2018 20:19







Austin-On Sunday, Jan.7, at approximately 2:21 pm, the Austin City Police Department responded to 408 West Maple Street in Austin to a deceased male located in the back yard of the residence. When officers arrived they found the corpse of Devin A. Mulley, 37, from English Avenue in Austin, in the back yard of the residence. Devin Mulley lived near the residence where his body was found.


It is unknown at this time the cause of Devin Mulley’s death, how long he had been deceased and how long he had been located in the yard of the residence. There were no obvious signs of trauma located on his body.


The Scott County Coroner’s Office took custody of Devin A. Mulley’s body and will be further examining the body and performing Toxicology tests.


The Indiana State Police with the assistance of the Austin City Police will be conducting a death investigation to make sure there was no foul play involved.

Assisting Agencies; Jennings Township Volunteer Fire Department, Scott County E.M.S. and the Scott County Sheriff's Department.




Sgt. Jerry D. Goodin


Mom’s arrest warrant issued for neglect and theft PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Friday, 05 January 2018 15:45


A young Scottsburg mother was being sought by officers this past week for felony neglect of a dependent and misdemeanor theft.

Security personnel at the local Wal-Mart called on December 12 after catching an alleged shoplifter, Hannah P. Cole, 20. Deputy J.R. Ward and Scottsburg Patrolman L. Travis Rutherford went to the store to investigate. Cole, store personnel stated, had taken two containers of baby formula from store shelves.

Cole did not have her identification with her, so Deputy Ward escorted her to her vehicle in the parking lot to get it. When they arrived at the car, the motor was running and the doors were locked. Inside was Cole’s five-month-old son. The baby was asleep in a car seat.

The woman’s actions “…knowingly or intentionally placed said dependent in a situation that endangered (the child’s) life or health…” by leaving the baby unattended in the car, the charging affidavit stated.

The charges were filed on January 3.

Bail in the case has been set at $10,000 by corporate surety bond or $1,000 cash

Fire at site of new Scottsburg Mall declared accidental PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Friday, 05 January 2018 15:42


Though it may have appeared that workers had started a fire on the site of the new Scottsburg Mall on December 26, the blaze was definitely accidental.

Scottsburg firemen and police halted traffic for a short time while the oily black smoke and flames were dissipated just east of Stop Light Liquors.

Fire Chief James Richey said an investigation of the fire verified that a malfunction of a portable generator started sparks flying. Those sparks caught $1,500 worth of roofing material stacked nearby on fire. That material was the apparent source of the roiling black smoke that briefly marked the site of the blaze at the Interstate 65 interchange with State Road 56.

The fire consumed the generator and several other pieces of equipment plus stacked wood pallets as well.

Volunteer firemen attacked the blaze with water and extinguished it within minutes of reaching the scene.

Plans for the mall were approved last year, and work to relocate a sewer main on the site will be under way soon. Other needed utility work has been completed.

The new mall is expected to be the site of a Dollar Tree and will have additional space for other businesses.

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