Tenth Annual “World on the Square” Family Festival in Corydon Highlights Cultural Diversity in Southern Indiana PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 August 2009 00:00
    Enjoy a trip around the world through international exhibits, cultural performances and ethnic foods at the tenth annual “World on the Square” Festival on Saturday, August 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. on the historic town square in Corydon, Indiana.
    This free annual family-oriented festival highlights the diverse heritage of the Kentuckiana region, which historically includes not only settlers from many European countries, but also the Native American and African-American presence. The festival also features the arrival of Spanish-speaking immigrants from Mexico and the rest of Central and South America, and newcomers from the Middle East and Far East.
    Exhibit booths will represent over 30 nations and cultures, and live entertainment will feature music and dancers from all over the world. Entertainers this year include Louisville’s “Appalatin” fusing mountain music from North and South America, David & M Roach bringing Scottish & Irish jigs, reels and polkas, and Coco Yam inspiring danceable West African, Latin and Reggae grooves. Children receive a festival “passport” which they can take to the many international exhibits, collecting answers to questions that will then earn them a prize. They can also participate in international games and art projects, including sand painting, which has a rich history among the Navajo Indians for bringing about balance and healing.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2009 08:05
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Five facing criminal charges for 'cooking' methamphetamine in Austin's Spicertown area PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 00:00
    Five people were taken into custody by local officers on Saturday, July 25, for manufacturing the illegal substance methamphetamine in Austin's Spicertown neighborhood.
    Held at the Scott County Security Center are: Tony Combs, 45, South Dowling Drive; Jerry DeHart, 59, Seymour; Barbara McIntosh, 33, North Fourth Street, Austin; Georgenia Morris, 36, West York Road, Austin; and Mystin Williams, 27, North Fourth St., Austin.
    All of the suspects were purportedly discovered at Combs' listed residence at 206 South Dowling Street when officers served a search warrant. The warrant was issued on the basis of possible criminal activity at the address. The building was one of several located at that address, all of which are reported to be owned by Astor Combs of Austin.
Scottsburg Patrolman Troy Ford prepared the probable cause affidavit. He noted that he and Austin Patrolman Robert Gudgel, county deputies Don Campbell and Joe Johnson and reserve deputies Mike Tscheulin, Brandon Watson, Mike Watson and Jack Sanders went to the building at 1:20 a.m. on July 25, discovering the group of suspects.
In an east bedroom of the residence, Ptl. Ford said officers detected a strong chemical odor emanating from containers behind a bed in which meth was “cooking.” Also located was a loaded handgun.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2009 08:07
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$1 million bond placed on suspect in attempted murder/rape case in Scottsburg PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 00:00
    A $1 million bond is keeping the suspect in a new criminal case in jail and away from the alleged victim.
James E. Johnson, 26, North Meridian Street, Scottsburg, was recently arrested by officers on charges of attempted murder, rape and aggravated battery stemming from a June 28 incident that allegedly occurred at the Pine Street Apartments on the city's north side.
    According to the probable cause affidavit prepared by Lt./Detective Mike Nichols of the Scottsburg Police Department, Lt. David Hardin was called to an apartment. He saw a woman who had apparently been severely beaten about the face and had suffered a slash wound to her throat. Scott County EMS technicians stabilized the victim, who told the officer that she had been attacked by a man in her apartment.
    Blood was found on the walls and floor of the apartment's kitchen and in the woman's bedroom. Also recovered was a broken blade or razor purportedly used in the attack.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2009 08:10
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Motorcyclist's actions may have contributed to crash PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 00:00
    A motorcyclist who was reportedly seen by others speeding and “popping a wheelie” on U.S. Highway 31 North may have contributed to the accident that seriously injured him just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, in Austin.
    Two witnesses to the accident at the highway's intersection with Bond Street said that motorcyclist Justin E. Richie, 21, Scottsburg, was “traveling fast” and had just maneuvered his 2006 Honda CBR into a one-wheel stance known as a “wheelie” before striking a 2006 Suzuki Vitara.
    Austin Police Department Lt. Shawn Hurt was called to the scene of the injury accident. He stated that, when he arrived, Richie was lying on U.S. 31 on the Suzuki's passenger side.
    His motorcycle had struck the SUV in the front driver's fender as Stephanie Scott, 15, Austin, had pulled out from Bond St. Both the teenager and her father, Gary Scott, who had been in the front passenger seat of the SUV, said the motorcycle was perhaps a couple hundred feet south of the intersection when the girl pulled out onto U.S. 31. Both said that the motorcycle was going faster than what the girl had reckoned.
    Passers-by tended to Richie, keeping him still while the officer contacted county dispatchers to provide an update of the situation. Scott County EMS arrived on the scene and tended to the injured motorcyclist. While they were doing so, StatCare, the air ambulance stationed in Louisville, was flying over the community on the way back from a run to Indianapolis. Learning of the accident and possible condition of the motorcyclist, the StatCare crew landed the medical helicopter and transported Richie to University of Louisville Hospital.
    According to a family member, Richie suffered two broken legs and additional internal injuries as he flipped over the SUV and landed on the pavement. He was not wearing a helmet, Ptl. Hurt's report indicated.
    Stephanie Scott was transported by ambulance to Scott Memorial Hospital for treatment of a possible back injury.
    In his report, Lt. Hurt related that he saw and photographed a long skid mark going south of Bond St. which the motorcycle had made prior to impact. He also took statements from two men who said they had witnessed Richie's earlier driving along U.S. 31.
    Property damage was estimated at up to $25,000 by Lt. Hurt.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2009 08:14
 
WCCS student art exhibit to be held PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 August 2009 00:00
    The West Clark Community Schools student art exhibit, sponsored by Art in Speed Park 2009, will be held on Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30 at Speed Memorial Church Recreational Building (adjacent to Art in Speed Park).
    The student art exhibit for students attending the West Clark Community Schools of Borden, Henryville and Silver Creek.
    The categories are divided by: Elementary (Grades 1 to 6), Middle School (Grades 7 and 8) and High School (Grades 9 to 12, including graduating seniors).
    Elementary categories will include drawing (pencil, ink, pastel (chalk) and oil pastel on paper, poster board or foam board) and painting (acrylic or oil on canvas, masonite or canvas board).
    Middle and high school categories will include drawing (pencil, ink, pastel (chalk) and oil pastel on paper, poster board or foam board), painting (acrylic or oil on canvas, masonite or canvas board), textile (woven, constructed and basket), ceramic (hand-built, wheel thrown, tile, etc. glazed, unglazed, painted or stained. Pieces may be functional or sculptural and may include mixed-media with clay) and sculpture (all materials except clay, wood, metal, plastic or wire).
    All 2-D artworks must be ready for hanging with sturdy appropriate materials (i.e. wire, heavy mono-filament, etc.). Any entry that is not display ready for hanging will be automatically disqualified.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2009 08:15
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