Borden woman involved in I-65 double fatality now facing 13 criminal charges PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:00
    A Borden woman who allegedly admitted to Indiana State troopers that she was the driver who purportedly started a chain reaction accident that led to the death of two Scott County residents on December 13 now faces 13 criminal charges in the case.
    All of the charges against Jennifer P. Just, 34, were filed in Scott Superior Court. They range from Class B felonies of operation of a motor vehicle causing death with a controlled substance in blood to Class D felonies of operation of a motor vehicle with a controlled substance in blood causing serious bodily injury.
    James and Thelma Jewell of Austin died as the result of Just's alleged actions that sunny Sunday afternoon. Around 1 p.m., the Jewells were driving north on I-65 and were a few miles south of the Austin exit when their silver 2003 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was struck in the rear by a 1996 Ford Ranger pickup purportedly driven by Just.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 09:25
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Scottsburg officials consider buying old industrial building for Electric Department PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:00
    Scottsburg officials are considering making a bid on a vacant factory building on U.S. Highway 31 South.        The old Jay Packaging building has an office section connected to a large warehouse-type structure. The company for which the complex was originally built in the 1980s withdrew last year to its East Coast plant after experiencing several years of dwindling work in the thermo-form packaging industry.
    In looking at the building, Mayor Bill Graham said during the January 12 Scottsburg Board of Works and Public Safety that it might do very well for the city's electric department and its growing wireless service, Citizens Communications Corporation Broadband (c3bb.com).
    Currently, the Electric Department is housed on Bond Street in a residential area. That facility is land-locked, advised Jim Binkley, Electric Department Superintendent. “There's no place for us to go if we need more room,” he said during the meeting. Citizens Communications' vehicles and equipment are housed both at the Electric Department and the Street Department with its office at City Hall.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 09:26
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Recent fires, accident around Scottsburg keep local department bustling PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:00
    One injury accident east of Scottsburg and several fires around the city gave the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department a stretch of activity at the end of 2009.
    Chief James Richey said rescuers used the Jaws of Life on a vehicle on December 28 that had been struck from behind by a large grain hauler at the intersection of State Roads 56 and 203.
    The Scottsburg department was assisting Lexington Volunteer Fire Department on that accident. The driver of the pickup truck that was hit, Harold Bowen, was freed from the wreckage in about ten minutes. Bowen was later found to have suffered no broken bones. His late model pickup was a total loss.
    On Tuesday, December 29, an early morning structure fire occurred at 2 a.m. on Lynhurst Street in Scottsburg.
    Chief Richey said tenants of the house owned by Tim Hutchinson lost electrical power around midnight. “The husband and wife decided she would take their child and go and stay with relatives and the husband would stay there. He told me he woke up around 2 a.m. because he just felt something wasn't right. He touched an upstairs wall and felt heat. That's when he called the fire department,” related the fire chief.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 09:27
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Local resident elected to Clark County Solid Waste Board PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:00
    David Abbott of Charlestown has been appointed to the Clark County Solid Waste Board. The appointment is from the Clark County Council, where he is in his forth year of the current term. Abbott will represent the Council on the Clark County Solid Waste Board.
    Abbott attended the first meeting of the Board on January 20.
    The Board is led by Ron Grooms, President of the Board.
    Officers were elected during the January 20 meeting. Grooms, who serves on the City Council of Jeffersonville, was re-elected as President while Les Young, who serves as Clark County Commissioner, was elected as Vice President.
    Other members of the Clark County Solid Waste Board include: Clark County Commissioners Ed Meyer and Mike Moore and Jeffersonville Mayor Tom Galligan.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 09:30
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Local K-9 Officers training in new building thanks to The New Washington State Bank PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:00
    Training is a part of any local law enforcement's regiment. Local officers are continuously training to become better and more aware of what should happen in case of an emergency.
    The local K-9 teams are no different. Recently K-9 Officers from Sellersburg, Charlestown and the Clark County Sheriff's Office came together to learn from Jeffersonville Police Department's Master Trainer Glen Jackson. The local K-9 teams have been meeting to train together for several years. There was one difference to the training recently. The building.
    The teams met in a new building in Clark Maritime Center thanks to a casual conversation over the Christmas holiday.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 09:31
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