Drivers' efforts lessen runaway truck's crash PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 00:00

In just a few seconds, actions taken by two drivers respectively operating a runaway fully-loaded log semi-tractor-trailer and a pickup served to lessen the effect of an imminent crash.
The mishap occurred on Leota Road about 1,000 feet from the Scott/Washington County line.
Terry A. Peacock, 39, Austin, was at the wheel of the big rig just before 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10. The semi's trailer, owned by Peacock Logging of Austin, was loaded with massive logs that had been recently harvested. As he steered the 1995 Volvo rig east on Leota Rd., Peacock told Deputy Mark Shapinsky that he began experiencing mechanical problems. When the rig came down a fairly steep grade on the county road, Peacock said the motor quit, and he started losing air pressure necessary to operate his brakes.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 13:31
Austin Lions Club April, May plans PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 March 2010 00:00

Members of the Austin Lions Club made plans recently for activities in April and May.
The club held a very successful fund-raising pancake breakfast on March 13. Funds collected will be presented to an Austin Middle School student who is raising money to pay for a specially-trained dog that will alert the girl to nuts and nut dust. The student is allergic to nuts, so much so that the dog is needed to protect her from potentially fatal reactions.
Prior to that, the Lions enjoyed a scavenger hunt of old items. Members had to locate a 1943 penny, a three-cent stamp and old copies of Lions publications among other items to win. The Red Team of J.D. Buchanan, David Lally, Raleigh Campbell and Ralph Randall won the contest and were awarded a new traveling trophy. Placing second was the team of Albert Thormyer, Don Taylor and Glen Hollan.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 13:32
Scott County Spelling Bee set for March 18 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 March 2010 00:00

The Pilot Club of Scott County will sponsor the Scott County Spelling Bee on Thursday, March 18, at Scottsburg Middle School. All participants are asked to arrive by 6:40 p.m. The Spelling Bee will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Alternates may compete in the County Spelling Bee if the school winner is not able to attend.
Contestants are encouraged to study words on the Scripts 2010 word list to prepare for the competition.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 13:25
Sheriff's Dept. seeks vandalism information PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 March 2010 00:00

The Scott County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in determining who is responsible for mailbox vandalism in the southeast part of the county.
Vandals were apparently riding in a small red Pontiac with a T-top. They damaged and destroyed about 25 mailboxes of homes along Reeves Road, Kinderhook Road and Radio Tower Road over the past weekend.
Persons having information about the incidents or knowing the identity of those responsible are asked to call the Sheriff's Department at 752-8400 or the department's 24-hour Tip Line at 752-7898. They can also call Sheriff Lizenby directly at 595-0790.
General information about the case was dispersed on Monday, March 1, by Sheriff Lizenby through the new Nixle cell phone texting and e-mail system. Persons are encouraged to go to the Nixle website at and sign up to receive such updates and news.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 13:27
Antique Machinery Show and Swap Meet May 7-9 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 March 2010 00:00

The Jackson County Antique Machinery Show and Swap meet will be held at Brownstown May 7-9, near the Jackson County Fairgrounds.
There will be all-day entertainment, large displays of antique cars, tractors, trucks and gas engines in operation.
Primitive camping and food will be available.
Tractor drive is Saturday, May 8, from 8 to 10:30.
An open Cruise-in will also be held.
For more details call Cooney Barger at 1-812-523-3594 or Melvin Bishop at 1-812-523-3246, Gary Needler at 1-812-522-6986 or Kevin Hoevener at 812-524-0372.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 13:30
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