?Recent accidents result in injuries, charges being filed against two individuals PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 00:00
?    Recent vehicular accidents in Scott County have involved some injuries as well as some criminal charges being filed against people involved and an errant bed mattress.
    A most unusual accident, involving the mattress, occurred November 23 on U.S. Highway 31 South at Armory Drive in Scottsburg.
    Ervin E. Beswick, 70, Milton, Fl., was driving a 1995 Chevy S10 pickup on U.S. 31 when a mattress he was hauling in the bed of the truck flew out and landed on the highway.
    Marilyn J. Robbins, 37, Scottsburg stopped her 1995 Ford Thunderbird as did another vehicle, but a 2004 Hyndai operated by Jason T. Spicer, 22, Scottsburg, struck the T-bird as Robbins apparently attempted to go around the mattress but then braked.
    No one was hurt in the mishap, which caused approximately $10,000 in property damage. The accident was covered by Lt. Richey Barton with assistance from Patrolman Rodney Watts, both of the Scottsburg Police Department.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2008 10:54
?Did you notice? Speed limits in Austin changed for a reason PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 00:00
?    Speed limits on State Road 256 and U.S. Highway 31 in Austin were recently changed by workers with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT).
    The changes were necessary, according to INDOT, to “...conform to minimum standards set up by INDOT.” Changes on U.S. 31 affect a zone from VanCampen Road to the Jackson County line north of Austin. On S.R. 256, which serves as Main Street in the community, the area affected includes from the Jackson County line west of town to one mile east of its junction with U.S. 31.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2008 10:56
?Suspect arrested in stabbing, shooting incident on Saturday PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 00:00
?    Scott County deputies had their hands full early Saturday morning, December 6, investigating how a Scottsburg area man was both stabbed and shot at his home on County Line Road.
    Deputies Joe Johnson and Donald Campbell were dispatched to Scott Memorial Hospital’s ER in the early morning hours after a man was brought in bleeding from two wounds. Andrew McKee, 49, was brought to the hospital by relatives. He had sustained a lengthy stab wound to one arm, which was also injured due to a bullet wound. Apparently, during a fight at McKee’s home late on Friday night, December 5, McKee was also shot in the left arm. The bullet then exited the arm and entered his chest.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2008 10:58
?Austin Alumni seeks donations to be matched by School District PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 November 2008 00:00
?    This past May, the Austin Alumni Association established the Austin High School Alumni Scholarship Fund through the Community Foundation.
    The effort developed through the tremendous success of the Alumni Association over the past few years and the fact that the Scott County School District has committed to match dollar-for-dollar all funds raised up to $25,000.
    In cooperation with the school system, the Alumni association has extended the deadline for having contributions apply to the dollar-for- dollar match until December 31. Currently a total of $13,800 has been raised. The push to get to the $25,000 mark has already begun.
    Contributors should keep in mind donations are fully tax deductible. This, coupled with the matching funds, allows donors to have their contribution represent 2½ times their value to the fund.
    The Scholarship Fund is a permanent fund, meaning the actual value of the fund can never be withdrawn. Returns on the invested amount will be the only money made available each year for scholarships.
    Contributing to the Scholarship Fund is a chance for each donor to be part of a legacy that will live forever and continue to provide much-needed assistance for young people who wish to further their educations.
    Many alumni have made contributions to the Scholarship Fund a class effort, seeing how much they can collect as team effort. Two groups which have been particularly successful are the Classes of 1952 and 1961. Each are nearing the $1,000 mark. It is an excellent was of giving back to the community that has given so much.
    Potential donors with questions are welcome to contact the Community Foundation or any of the current officers of the Austin Alumni Association. Officers include Patrick Kilburn, president; Roy Lynn Schneck, vice president; Karen Payne, treasurer; and Ishmael White, secretary.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2008 12:40
?Kids First Auction a big hit; $27,000+ raised in 16 hours PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 November 2008 00:00
?    All the hard work that a dedicated core of volunteers put in on the 2008 Kids First Auction is apparently going to pay off.
    The non-profit organization’s preliminary total, what was raised in the 16-some hours the auction was conducted on Insight Cable TV Channel 25 and via the website scottcounty.tv was a sweet $27,178.70.
    “We were very happy as we wrapped everything up about 1:30 a.m. Sunday (November 23),” related Ed Amick, a Kids First volunteer. “Now, we can’t wait to see what our wrap-up auction does on Monday night (November 24). We’d really like to see a total over $30,000.”
    That total was what Kids First raised last year. Kids First’s funds help children in need and their families year-round in Scott County. Some of the Kids First money goes to the Scott County Community Clearinghouse. Money is also given by the Kids First Board of Directors to meet special needs which arise in families. Additional funds are provided to such organizations as CRADLE, which helps expectant and new mothers, Kids Place and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Scott County.
    Every dollar stays in Scott County to help children and their families.
    Anyone who made a donation pledge to Kids First during the auction or who would like to contribute to Kids First can do so by sending their contributions to Kids First, P.O. Box 112, Scottsburg, IN 47170. Contributions are tax deductible because Kids First is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2008 12:42
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