Huber earns Eagle Scout Award PDF Print E-mail

Nicholas William Huber, 18, of Floyds Knobs, IN, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.

Veterans, active service personnel invited to AHS Veterans' Day program PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Friday, 03 November 2017 12:41



Veterans and servicemen and women in Scott County are being honored at the annual Veterans' Day presented by students of Austin High School in the school auditorium on Friday, November 10.

Students under instructor Ryan Stuckwish are preparing the program.

On that Friday, veterans and visitors are asked to park on the east side of the high school/middle school and enter through main doors there. Auditorium doors will open at 12:30 p.m., and students will greet and register veterans to be recognized. The program will begin at 1 p.m.

Following the tribute, a dinner for veterans and family members will be served in the high school library.

All veterans and service personnel are invited to attend the program and meal.

Call Stuckwish at 812-794-8730 for more information.

Former Scottsburg businessman pleads guilty to eight theft charges PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Friday, 03 November 2017 12:37



A guilty plea in a 2016 theft case has been entered by Robert “Rob” Cathcart Jr., a former Scottsburg businessman.

Cathcart and Company was a jewelry and coin business established by Cathcart’s parents. His father is now deceased, and his mother is residing in Kentucky. The shop was located in downtown Scottsburg.

The younger Cathcart had been operating the shop when charges were filed in June of that year accusing him of having accepted jewelry from seven individuals for repair and never returning the items.

In the case of the eighth customer, Cathcart reportedly entered into an agreement with the man to sell paintings, a coin collection, a Rolex watch and antique jewelry. Reportedly, only a percentage of what the items are worth was given to the customer, and none of the items have been returned to him.

Three of the charges are Level 6 felonies and are based on the higher value of several of the items. The remaining counts are misdemeanors.

Cathcart has been out on a $10,000 cash bond since July 22, 2016.

The defendant appeared with his attorney before Senior Judge Nicholas South on October 26 and entered the plea. Judge South set a restitution hearing for November 7 and the man’s sentencing hearing for November 27.

Thanksgiving Throwback Throwdown Featuring Austin-Scottsburg Alumni Game on Nov. 19 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Friday, 03 November 2017 12:34



Rivalries and basketball fever will come together for a good cause at the Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council’s third annual Thanksgiving Throwback Throwdown fundraiser! The Austin versus Scottsburg game will feature alumni from the schools battling for a coveted traveling trophy and bragging rights. Last year Austin men and women took home both trophies on Eagle ground.

The big event will be held Sunday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. at Meyer Gym in Scottsburg. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults. Concessions will be available. National Youth Advocate Program is sponsoring the Turkey Shoot-Out contest in between the games, with a $100 cash prize.

The YGC is still seeking players for the games. Current players include: Austin women: Ellen (Gabbard) Roberts, Brittany Smith, Kelly Hollan, Ashley Dowling, Jessie Davidson and Kaitlin Embrey; Scottsburg women: Carla (Westmoreland) Zellers, Christie (Hutchinson) Rarick, Patty (Hutchinson) Clancy, Jennifer (Miller) Morris, Jennifer (Collins) Donohue, Jamie (Collins) Beverly, Tia Deaton, Courtney Means, Katie Burch and Taylor Means; Austin men: Matt Hunter, Jeremy Holland, Derek Eldridge, Tyler Petersen, Ben Raichel, Ty Winchester, Andrew Clark, Cody Lesnet, Dakota Staschke, Markus Fleenor, Duncan Wooten and Kenton Embrey; Scottsburg men: Eric Mullins, Monty Stutsman, James Colwell, Johnney Coomer, Allen Barnett, Dustin Marshall, Josh James, Tony Amick, Derek Coomer, Cameron Collins and Cameron Schmidt.

Youth Grantmaking Council member Avery Kendall will do the honors of singing the National Anthem before the games. Cheer teams are being organized again; Scottsburg cheerleaders should contact Jason Kendall or Jennifer Craig, while Austin cheerleaders should contact Brittany Banister. Plans are in the works for an alumni band. All alumni, whether or not they play in the game, will be honored during halftime. Fans are encouraged to use #alumniweek on social media to share photos from the past.

Sponsors are still needed to help make this a successful fundraiser. Last year’s event raised $4,400, and allowed the YGC to fully fund every grant request they received for youth projects in Scott County. The YGC invites the entire community to a fun night of Hoosier hysteria and witnessing the greats play again!

The YGC is a program of the Scott County Community Foundation, where youth learn about community service, leadership, teamwork, fundraising and grantmaking. This past year the YGC awarded $8,642 in grants for youth-related projects. Please contact Jaime Toppe at 812-752-2057 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for information, to sign up to play or sponsor the event.

Free curbside leaf pickups begin November 13 in Austin and Scottsburg PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Friday, 03 November 2017 12:31



Property owners and residents in Austin and Scottsburg are being urged to prepare for free leaf pick-ups beginning on Monday, November 13, in both communities.

City crews and their vacuum trucks will make the rounds, collecting all leaves swept to the curb. Employees are not allowed on private property, so any leaves not at curbside cannot be picked up.

City officials are also asking residents to not co-mingle branches, yard waste and trash with leaves, either. Such items can cause equipment breakdowns and/or injure city employees. They also ask residents to get leaves out of ditches and off drain covers so that rainwater will flow properly.

Leaves should not be placed in bags. Bagged leaves will not be picked up by crews.

In Scottsburg, two street crews will start that day on the east side of Scottsburg and north of State Road 56 (McClain Avenue) and work their way north.

From Scott Memorial Hospital, the crews will work back down the west side of U.S. Highway 31 (Gardner Street), until they reach S.R. 56. From there, they will start on the south side of S.R. 56 and the west side of U.S. 31 to the Scott County Fairgrounds.

Reaching that destination, both trucks will then run together back up S.R. 56. This route will be worked two times, said Applegate.

In Austin, sanitation and street staff will cover every street in Austin using the normal trash pick-up schedule. The crew will work as long as leaves are falling, so everyone should have several opportunities to get rid of their leaves.

Anyone with questions about the Scottsburg plan is welcome to call the Scottsburg Mayor's Office at 812-752-3169.

Austin residents can call the Austin Mayor's Office at 812-794-6466 with their questions.



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