Four people injured, one driver arrested after investigation of recent accident PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 13:14



Four people were listed as injured, according to reports issued recently by the Scott County Sheriff's Department and the Scottsburg Police Department.

Stephanie M. Criswell, 32, Scottsburg, was at the wheel of her 2000 Honda Passport SUV on Sunday morning, November 29, when the vehicle appeared to go out of control.

Criswell had been traveling south on U.S. Highway 31 when the mishap occurred just after 7:30 a.m. about 100 feet north of Hardy Road in Vienna Township.

Deputy Jac Sanders stated in his report that Criswell's SUV apparently ran off the right side of the road and then skidded and went across the northbound lane. It entered a ditch line, continuing until hitting a state-owned sign and flipping over.

Criswell was assisted by Scott County EMS technicians at the scene. She was then transported by ambulance to Scott Memorial Hospital with unspecified injuries.

Deputy Sanders estimated property damage at up to $10,000.

In Scottsburg, Sgt. Rodney Watts, Patrolman Trevis Burr and Lt./Detective Mike Nichols were dispatched to the scene of an accident on State Road 56 West at Oak Drive just past 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 4.

Sgt. Watts talked with driver Malcolm M. Neace, 23, Scottsburg, learning that Neace had been attempting to enter the westbound lanes of S.R. 56 from a restaurant parking lot on the south side of the highway. Neace said a motorist in an eastbound lane stopped and made a break in a line of traffic for him.

When he moved into the westbound lane, a 1991 Buick Regal struck his 2012 Ford Fusion as it was being driven westward by Claudette Wooten, 78, Austin.

Wooten and her passenger, Joe C. Wooten, 48, were both transported by Scott County EMS to the local hospital. The woman experienced chest pain, and Joe Wooten had head pain.

Property damage was estimated at up to $5,000.

Another accident outside Scottsburg's city limits occurred on Friday, December 4, just before 7 p.m. on S.R. 56 East close to McNeely Road.

In this mishap, Kendall P. Adams, 22, Lexington, told Deputy Joe Johnson that she had been backing out of a driveway onto S.R. 56 on that foggy night. When she finally saw the eastbound 1998 Honda Accord driven by Bobbie J. Pettit, 33, Scottsburg, Adams said she thought the approaching vehicle was farther away.

Unfortunately, it was not. The Accord struck the 2013 Ford Escape being driven by Adams on its passenger side.

Adams suffered back pain and was transported by ambulance to Scott Memorial. Pettit was listed as not injured.

Property damage was estimated at up to $25,000. Deputy Paul Clute assisted at the accident scene.

A Scottsburg woman was arrested after being involved in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 31 South at the entrance to a subdivision across from the Scott County Fairgrounds.

Deborah Ann West, 47, was taken into custody on December 3 by Major Richey Barton of the Scottsburg police after she had run off the road and entered a ditch by the subdivision. In talking to Mj. Barton after the mishap, West indicated she was trying to enter the subdivision at Lee Street but she missed the entrance and then was trying to turn around.

She was cited for felony operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

In her initial hearing in Scott Superior Court on December 4, a not guilty plea was entered for her. Her driving license was suspended, and the Prosecutor's Office also entered a Prior Conviction Notice against West, relating that she has been convicted of the same offense on two occasions in 2011, one in Scott County and another in Clark County.

West's trial is scheduled February 29. Her bond is set at $15,000 by corporate surety bond or 10% cash. A public defender has been assigned to the case.


Two former Scottsburg Warriorette Women named to 2016 Silver Anniversary Team Members Announced PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 13:12



Eighteen women including two from Scottsburg have been named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2016 Silver Anniversary Team, based on outstanding accomplishments as a senior basketball player 25 years ago.

The team includes 12 members of the 1991 Indiana All-Star squad, among them Indiana’s Miss Basketball. Six other all-state players are included to comprise the best of Indiana’s high school class of 1991.

Rossville’s Jennifer Jacoby was named 1991 Indiana Miss Basketball after totaling 2,344 career points and graduating as the state’s 2nd all-time leading scorer. Her senior season total of 709 points (33.7 ppg) was the 6th highest girls’ single-season scoring total in IHSAA history to that point.

Other 1991 Indiana All-Stars on this year’s Silver Anniversary Team include Sarah Armington, Liza (Reed) Arnold, Amy Brauman, Darnice Cloudy, Dana Creighton, Cindy Lamping, Anissa Lewis, Shannon Lindsey, Carrie (Mount) Roelle, Amy (Walker) Sundt and Natasha Weddle.

The remaining six, named to various all-state teams are: Melissa (Graham) Carnes, Christine (Robison) Carter of Scottsburg, Carrie (Thompson) Daniels of Scottsburg, Tricia Deffendoll, Lori Hissong-Knoblauch and Diane (Poulson) Miller.

All Women’s Silver Anniversary Team members will be honored at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 15th Annual Women’s Banquet on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Carrie Thompson Daniels, formerly of Scottsburg Averaged 17.5 and 6.3 assists a game her senior year. Led Scottsburg to 1989 IHSAA state championship title, along with four conference championships, three sectionals, three regionals, two semi-states and the 1987 Hall of Fame Classic championship under Hall of Fame coach, Donna Cheatham. Named three-time all-conference and all-sectional, two-time all regional and Hoosier Basketball Magazine all-state, along with all-semi-state and Top 40. Holds assist and scoring records at Scottsburg and was named to HBCA and East-West All-Star games, plus Women’s Basketball News Service All-America honorable mention. Received scholarship to play at Austin Peay State University where she averaged 10.3 points and won conference her senior year, along with NCAA tourney appearance. Awarded Wilma Rudolf award and Joy award. Remains Top 25 in 17 categories in university history. Has coached women’s college basketball at alma mater, Austin Peay (2 NCAA appearances), Western Kentucky and UNLV. She is the current Head Coach at Clarksville Academy. Residing in Clarksville, Tennessee, she is married with one son.

Christine Robison Carter of Scottsburg averaged double-double 13.1points, 10.3 rebounds) for Scottsburg senior year and was named two-time Hoosier Basketball Magazine first team all-state, conference, sectional, regional and all-semi-state, plus A.P. All-state, USA Today all-state, Huntington Tip-off all-state and Connection Magazine Player to Watch. Two-time MVP and team captain earned the Block Shot award and Rebound award three times. Led Scottsburg to 82-8 record four conference championships, three sectionals, three regionals, two semi-states, 1987 Hall of Fame Classic championship and 1989 State Finals games. Played two years for Southeastern Illinois College and was named to the Snow Classic all-tourney team, Lady Jaguar Classic all-tourney team, named Conference Freshman of the Year and NJCAA All Region Freshman of the Year. Carter has been a nursing tech at Baptist Hospital East for 13 years. Married, She resides in her hometown of Scottsburg.

The ceremony will take place at the Primo Banquet Hall, which is located on the south side of Indianapolis. Tickets will be made available in coming weeks or can be reserved through the Hall’s website at Call the Hall at 765-529-1891 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.




Adler arrested for assault on girlfriend’s former boyfriend at Hardy Lake campground PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 11:03

An initial hearing was conducted in Scott Circuit Court on Tuesday, December 15, for Thomas L. Adler, 46, an apparent resident of a travel trailer at one of the Hardy Lake campgrounds.

Brothers’ argument at home on Thursday results in shooting of one, arrest of other PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 11:02

A 25-year-old Underwood area resident is now being held in the Scott County Security Center in the shooting and wounding of his 17-year-old brother last Thursday, December 10.

Lady Pirates top Floyd Central in Double Overtime PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 11:01

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team improved to 4-7 on the season after outlasting visiting Floyd Central (4-7) in double overtime in the Charlestown High School Sports Arena recently.

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