Special Meeting Monday To Discuss School Referendum

The Board of Trustees of Crothersville Community Schools will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. next Monday, Jan. 27, for a public discussion as well as question and answer session on the May 5 election school referendum.
At that election the school will be asking voters to approve increasing the local school tax rate by 63¢ with those funds dedicated to teacher salaries.
That would mean any property assessed at $100,000 would pay about $52 a month or $630 a year additional for school salaries. Most homes in the school district have assessed values well under that example.
For the past several years Crothersville has been transferring money from the education fund to the operations fund in order to meet overhead costs.
The public is encouraged to attend this information sharing meeting.

Scott County Sheriff’s Dept. Made Record Number Of Arrests In 2019

Scott County Sheriff Jerry Goodin has released the yearly statistics for the sheriff’s department. Goodin officially took office Jan. 1, 2019 and in the 12 ensuing months deputies made 222 drug related arrests; a total of 964 arrests for all crimes; responded to 14,153 calls for assistance and completed 11,150 case reports.
“Scott County Sheriff’s Deputies made more criminal arrests in 2019 year than any other year in the Sheriff’s Office history,” said Goodin.
But in addition to incarcerating offenders, he noted that the department assisted those in jail to help in not being re-arrested on other crimes.
The Scott County Jail graduated 10 prisoners with GED’s, 10 prisoners with welding degrees, and 5 prisoners graduated with Safe Food Handling Certifications.
“Scott County was the first in the State of Indiana for any county jail offering the welding classes to prepare inmates for the workforce after their release,” said the sheriff. “And some had jobs waiting on them.”
Additionally, there are twelve weekly classes being offered to prisoners for self-improvement involving both faith based and secular style help, he said.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office Reserves, an unpaid group volunteers, worked over 10,501 hours in 2019, this is not including the Sheriff’s Posse hours worked. “This equates to a tax savings for the tax payers of over $215,280 for the service they provided,” noted the sheriff.
“I am extremely proud of his agency for their hard work getting Scott County closer to being a Drug Free Zone and the safest County in America,: said Goodin. He said he anticipated 2020 will be even better with several special criminal details planned.
“Scott County is getting safer by the day,” he added.
The sheriff expressed his thanks the public for their tips and help. “There is no way we could have accomplished what we did without the public’s help,” said Goodin. “Keep the tips coming in.”

Local Leaders To Explore Property Tax System In Purdue Extension Workshop

Purdue Extension will provide a workshop for local leaders to learn about Indiana’s property tax system and explore trends in local and regional property tax data next Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Community Foundation. Local government officials, community leaders, and interested residents from Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, Jennings, Lawrence, Scott and Washington counties are invited to attend.
In Indiana, each local government unit sets its property tax levy—or what it intends to collect through property taxes—based on its budget and other revenue sources. The levy is then divided by the assessed value in the local government’s jurisdiction to get a property tax rate.
Every property parcel is served by a set of local governments—a county, a township, a school district and perhaps a city or town, library or special districts. The tax rates of these overlapping government units are added up to the total tax rate a taxpayer sees on their tax bill.
Tax bills are then capped at 1% for homesteads, 2% for farmland/other residential and 3% for all other property. The caps provide a tax break for property owners, but create a revenue loss for local governments. The loss of taxes through these tax cap credits is then shared by the overlapping units. Each unit’s revenue depends on the actions of the other units, so often local officials from one unit may not see or understand how they fit into the complete property tax system. Nor do they usually have the opportunity to compare their data to others in the region or of similar population.
The median property tax rate in Indiana in 2019 was $2.15 per $100 net assessed value. Of the counties covered in the workshop two have average tax rates below the state median—Brown and Jackson. Not surprisingly they also have two of three highest per capita assessed value in the region at $86,081 and $47,707 respectively. Assessed values in Jennings, Lawrence, Scott, and Washington counties are among the lowest 25 percent in the state- all under $35,000 per capita.
The workshop will dive deeper into these numbers as well as take a look at the variations within each of these counties.
To register, call the Purdue Extension Jackson County Office at 812-358-6101, email Heather VonDielingen at schneidh@purdue.edu, or visit www.cdext.purdue.edu. Registration is due by Monday, Jan. 27.
If the workshop is cancelled due to weather, it will be reschedule for February 5. Registrants will be notified by email or phone call if it is necessary to cancel.

Crothersville Seeking Third State Paving Grant

If the Town of Crothersville is successful in a Community Crossings Paving Grant program, eight more streets could be re-surfaced, according to town engineer Brad Bender of FPBH.
In the past two years, Crothersville has received nearly $641,000 in state funding for paving projects.
But Bender told the council that they had to move quickly.
The program opened Jan. 6 and closes Jan. 31. Since the Crothersville Town Council only meets once a month, he approached the board during its meeting Jan. 7 to receive approval to move forward with applying.
The council unanimously approved a motion to encumber the funds and President Danieta Foster to sign any needed paperwork.
The proposed paving projects include:
•Main Street Circle
•Main Street from 480 feet east of Preston Street to Main Street Circle
•Walnut Street from Preston Street to 700 feet east
•Bard Street from U.S. 31 to Seymour Road
•Walnut Street from U.S 31 to Seymour Road
•Vine Street from the terminus to Walnut Street
•Central Avenue from the terminus to Moore Street
•Cindy Lane from U.S. 31 to 80 feet west of Seymour Road
The eight projects total $275,065.
To qualify for funding, local governments must provide matching funds — 50% for larger communities or 25% for smaller communities — from a funding source approved for road and bridge construction. They also must submit an INDOT-approved asset management plan for maintaining existing roads and bridges.
State law requires 50% of the available matching funds be awarded to communities within counties with a population of 50,000 or fewer. That would include Crothersville.
In 2018, Crothersville completed 14 paving projects after receiving $423,406.10 in Community Crossings funding. In 2019, the town completed 10 projects with the $217,480.80 it received.
“It has been a great program,” Bender told the council. “It started out they said it would be a five-year program, but now, it sounds like it will keep going. We recommend you take advantage of it.”
“Prior to these grants, we were spending about $70,000 a year,” Foster said. “Now, we’re spending approximately the same amount, but we’re getting $275,000 worth of paving done.”
Bender agreed, saying, “Your budget for you guys to spend is $68,000. It has been budgeted. That means you can go up to $272,000. What we put together is $275,000. I think that’s well within reason. This is what we can submit to the state and ask for. It keeps you within your budget.”
Since Community Crossings was established, more than $612 million in state matching funds has been awarded for road construction projects.

Pithy Truths & Observations

by Curt Kovener

I am not precisely sure of our relationship. Bill is the son of one of my mother’s cousins. So whether we are second or third cousins once or twice removed I am not sure. I just call him Cussin’ Bill, which he doesn’t do but it is just fun to say.
So Cussin’ Bill forwarded these aphroisms. We all use them even though we did not know what they were called.
The following are statements of truth or opinion expressed in a concise and witty manner. These pithy observations containing a grain of truth should bring a smile to our countenance.
•I read that 4,153,237 people got married last year. Not to cause any trouble, but shouldn’t that be an even number?
•Isn’t it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom until they are flashing behind you.
•Relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?
•My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We’ll see about that.
•Money talks. All mine says is good-bye.
•I’m not fat, I’m just easier to see.
•You know that tingly little feeling you get when you love someone? That’s your common sense leaving your body.
•If you think nobody cares whether you’re alive, try missing a couple of payments.
•I always wondered what the job application is like at Hooters. Do they just give you a t-shirt and say, “Here, fill this out?
•Isn’t it ironic that there is a mature women’s clothing line named, “Sag Harbor.”
•The location of your mailbox shows you how far away from your house you can go in a robe before you start looking like a mental patient.
•Money can’t buy happiness, but it keeps the kids in touch!
•Youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age regret.
•The simplest questions are the hardest to answer.
•Even a proverb is no proverb until your life has illustrated it.
•’Tis education forms the common mind; just as the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined.
•The reason Mayberry was so peaceful and quiet was because nobody was married. Andy, Aunt Bea, Barney, Floyd, Howard, Goober, Gomer, Sam, Ernest T. Bass, Helen, Thelma Lou, Clara and, of course, Opie were all single. The only married person was Otis, and he stayed drunk.

Legal Notices

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF NUMBER OF MEMBERS APPOINTED TO THE SCOTTSBURG
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the City of Scottsburg that the number of members of the Scottsburg Board of Public Works and Safety shall be decreased from five (5) members to three (3) members, and shall consist of the Mayor of the City of Scottsburg and two persons appointed by the Mayor. Establishment of the three-member Board of Public Works and Safety is effective as of January 13, 2020.
Dated: January 13, 2020.
City of Scottsburg
Terry Amick, Mayor
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LEGAL NOTICE
VOUCHERS TO BE PRESENTED TO SCOTT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Court Claim to be approved 2/5/2020
Jason Mount, 50.00; Marsha Owens Howser, 50.00; Matthew Bender & Co Lexis, 241.10; Quill Corp., 163.60; The Office Shop, 77.06; Thomson Reuters, 637.00; Thomson West Payment Ctr 65.74.
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF HEARING OF SCOTT COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Notice is hereby given that the Scott County Economic Development Commission will meet at the Mid-America Science Park – Executive Conference Room located at 821 S Lake Road South in Scottsburg, Indiana, on the 29th day of January, 2020, at 3:00 pm for the purpose of conducting the regular business of the Commission and consideration of any matters brought before the Commission at said meeting.
The public is invited to attend and participate in said meeting.
Dated: January 3, 2019
Raleigh Campbell, Secretary
Scott County Economic Development Commission
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LEGAL NOTICE
In the Scott Superior Court
State of Indiana
Cause No. 72D01-1912-MI-063
In the Matter of the Petition to Change Name of Belinda Kay Grippa
NOTICE OF PETITION TO CHANGE NAME
Notice is hereby given that Petitioner, Belinda Kay Grippa, has applied to the Scott Superior Court, Scott County, State of Indiana, to have her name changed to, Belinda Kay Maxie, and that said Petition and Application will be heard by the Scott Superior Court on February 3, 2020 at 10:15 a.m. Any person wishing to object to this name change must either appear in person at the state and time prescribed above for said hearing or file written objections with the Court on or before said date outlining their objections thereto.
Belinda Kay Grippa, Petitioner
John F. Dietrich
Attorney At Law
63 W. Wardell
Scottsburg, IN 47170
812-752-2344
Attorney No. 14224-53
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LEGAL NOTICE
Scott Superior Court
State of Indiana
Cause No. 72D01-1911-DC-159
In Re The Marriage Of
Cami Nicole Bass
Petitioner
and
Nathan Bass
Respondent
PUBLICATION
Be it known that on the 14th day of November, 2019, the above named petitioner by counsel, Joseph Leon Payne, filed in the office of the Clerk of the Courts of Scott County, in the State of Indiana, a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage against the above named Respondent and the said Petitioner having also filed in said Clerk’s Office the affidavit of a competent person, showing that the residence of the Respondent, Nathan Bass, upon diligent inquiry, is unknown, and that said cause of action is for dissolution of marriage and that the Respondent is a necessary party thereto and whereas said Petitioner having by endorsement on said petition required said respondent to appear in said Court and answer or otherwise defend thereto on or before the 30th day after the last notice hereof is published and if the Respondent fails to do so judgment by default may be entered against him for the relief demanded in the petition.
Now, therefore, by order of said court, the said defendant above named is hereby notified of the filing and pendency of Petition of Dissolution of Marriage against him and that unless Nathan Bass appear and answers or otherwise defends thereto at the calling of said cause within 30 days after the last notice of the action is published, judgment by default may be entered against him for the relief demanded in the petition.
Missy Applegate
Clerk,
Scott County Courts
Joseph Leon Payne
6439-72
Payne Law Office, LLC
377 W. Main St.
Austin, IN 47102
812-794-4100
Counsel for Petitioner
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING REAL ESTATE TO THE TOWN OF CROTHERSVILLE, INDIANA
Property owners and other interested parties in the Town of Crothersville, Indiana (“Town”) are hereby notified that the Town Council adopted an ordinance annexing real estate to the town on January 7, 2020. The ordinance is designated as ordinance 2019–8 and states:
ORDINANCE NO. 2019-8
(2019)
“An ordinance for annexation of real estate to the Town of Crothersville, Indiana”
WHEREAS, IC 36-4-3 et seq. permits municipal corporations to annex territory contiguous to its external boundaries; and
WHEREAS, IC 36-4-3 et seq. authorizes the Town Council to define the corporate boundaries of the Town of Crothersville, Indiana; and
WHEREAS, The Town of Crothersville, Indiana desires to annex this real estate; and
WHEREAS, The annexation is requested by the owners of the real estate, and
WHEREAS, The Town Council of the Town of Crothersville, Indiana, now determines that said request should be approved and the real estate shall be annexed into the Town of Crothersville, Indiana.
NOW, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF CROTHERSVILLE, INDIANA:
Section 1: Pursuant to IC 36-4-3 et seq., the following described real estate contiguous to the corporate boundaries of the Town of Crothersville, is hereby annexed to and declared to be a part thereof: See attached legal descriptions.
Section 2: All prior ordinances or parts thereof inconsistent with any provision of this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Section 3: This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the appropriate public hearings, passage of the ordinance, approval by the Town Council, publication, and recording, all as by law provided.
ADOPTED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL this 7th day of January, 2020.
Danieta Foster, President
Chad Wilson, Vice President
Jamy Greathouse
Jason Hillenburg
Katie Masters
ATTEST:
Staci Peters, Clerk-Treasurer
Town of Crothersville, Indiana
Exhibit A
Murphy Real Estate:
Tract 1:
A part of the Southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of Section Fifteen (15), Township four (4) North, Range Six (6) East, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at found corner post at the Southeast corner of the Quarter Quarter Section; thence along the South line of the Quarter Quarter Section and subsequently following an existing fence West; (an assumed bearing) 319.43 feet; to a found iron pin on the Easterly right-of-way of U.S. Highway 31; thence along the right-of-way, North 28 degrees 57 minutes 50 seconds West 831.20 feet to a set iron at the point of beginning of the description; thence continuing along the right-of-way North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 891.50 feet to a found steel post on the North line of the Quarter Quarter, thence along the North line, North 89 degrees 50 minutes 57 seconds East 237.44 feet to a set iron pin, thence South 23 Degrees 36 minutes 50 seconds East 778.29 feet to a set iron pin, thence South 81 degrees 22 minutes 0 seconds West 208.71 feet to the point of beginning, containing 4.000 acres, more or less.
Tract 2:
A part of the Southeast quarte of the Northeast quarter of Section Fifteen (15), Township Four (4) North, Range Six (6) East, more particularly described as follows; Commencing at a found corner post at the Southeast corner of the Quarter Quarter Section, thence along the South line of the Quarter Quarter Section and subsequently following an existing fence West (an assumed bearing) 319.45 feet to a found iron pin on the Easterly right-of0way of U.S. Highway 31; thence along the right-of-way North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 831l20 feet to a set iron pin, thence North 61 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds East 208.71 feet to a set iron pin at the point of beginning of this description; thence North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 773.28 feet to a set iron pin on the North line of the Quarter Quarter Section; thence along the North line North 39 degrees 50 minutes 57 seconds East 278.45 feet to a set iron pin, thence South 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds East 645.50 feet to a set iron pin; thence South 51 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds West 244.75 feet to the point of beginning, containing 4.000 acres, more or less.
Excepting from said Tract 1 and Tract II
A part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 15, Township 4 North, Range 6 East, Jackson County, Indiana more particularly described as follows: Commencing at found corner post at the Southeast corner of said Quarter Quarter Section, thence along the South line of said Quarter Quarter Section and subsequently following an existing fence West (an assumed bearing) 319.43 feet to a found iron pin on the Easterly right-of-way of U.S. Highway 31; thence along said right-of-way, North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 831.20 feet to a found iron pin at the point of beginning of this description; thence continuing along said right-of-way, North 23 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 208.71 feet to a set iron pin, thence North 51 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds East 208.71 feet to a set iron pin, thence South 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds East 208.71 feet to a set iron pin thence South 81 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds West 208.71 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.000 acre, more of less, subject to all legally established rights-of-way and easements. ALSO EXCEPTION, a part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 15, Township 4 North, Range 6 East, Jackson County, Indiana more particularly described as follows; Commencing at found corner post at the Southeast corner of said Quarter Quarter Section; thence along the South line of said Quarter Quarter Section and subsequently following an existing fence West (an assumed bearing) 319.43 feet to a found iron pin on the Easterly right-of-way of U.S. Highway 31; thence along said right-of-way, North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 831.20 feet to a found iron pin; thence North 81 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds East 208.71 feet to a found iron pin at the point of beginning of his description; thence North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 208.71 feet to a set iron pin; thence North 81 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds East 244.75 feet to a set iron pin; thence South 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds East 208.71 feet to a found iron pin; thence South 61 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds West 244.78 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.173acres, more or less.
Hougland Real Estate:
Lot Number 161 in Preston Rider’s Addition to the Town of Crothersville.
ALSO, a part of the Southeast quarte of the Northeast quarter of Section 15, Township 4 North, Range 6 East, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a found cornerpost at the southeast corner of said quarter quarter section; thence along the south line of said quarter quarter section and subsequently following an existing fence West (an assumed bearing) 319.43 feet to a set iron pin on the easterly right-of-way of U.S. Highway 31; thence along said right-of-way North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 1,555.70 feet to a found steel post on the north line of said quarter quarter section; thence along said north line, North 89 degrees 50 minutes 57 seconds East 21,044.07 feet to a found corner post at the northeast corner of said quarter quarter section; thence along the East line of said quarter quarter section and subsequently following an existing fence South 00 degrees 12 minutes 48 seconds East 1,339.28 feet to the point of beginning, containing 20.951 acres, more or less.
EXCEPT:
A part of the Southeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section Fifteen (15), Township Four (4) North, Range Six (6) East, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at found corner post at the Southeast corner of the Quarter Quarter Section; thence along the South line of the Quarter Quarter Section and subsequently following an existing fence West (an assumed bearing) 319.43 feet to a found iron pin on the Easterly right-of-way of U.S. Highway 31; thence along the right-of-way, North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 163.78 feet to a set iron pin at the point of beginning of this description; thence continuing along said right-of-way, North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 417.42 feet to a set iron pin; thence North 61 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds East 208.71 feet to a set iron pin; thence South 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds East 417.42 feet to a set iron pin; thence South 61 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds West 208.71 feet to the point of beginning containing 2.000 acres, more or less.
ALSO EXCEPT:
A part of the Southeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section Fifteen (15), Township Four (4) North, Range Six (6) East, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at found corner post at the Southeast corner of the Quarter Quarter Section; thence along the South line of the Quarter Quarter Section and subsequently following an existing fence West (an assumed bearing) 319.43 feet to a found iron pin on the Easterly right-of-way of U.S. Highway 31; thence along the right-of-way, North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 631.20 feet to a set iron pin at the point of beginning of this description; thence continuing along the right-of-way North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 891.50 feet to a found steel post on the North line of the Quarter Quarter; thence along the North line, North 89 degrees 50 minutes 57 seconds East 237.44 feet to a set iron pin; thence South 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds East 778.2 feet to a set iron pin; thence South 61 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds West 208.71 feet to the point of beginning, containing 4.000 acres, more
ALSO EXCEPT:
A part of the Southeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section Fifteen (15), Township Four (4) North, Range Six (6) East, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at a found corner post at the Southeast corner of the Quarter Quarter Section; thence along the South line of the Quarter Quarter Section and subsequently following an existing fence West (an assumed bearing) 319.43 feet to a found iron pin on the Easterly right-of-way of U.S. Highway 31; thence along the right-of-way, North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 631.20 feet to a set iron pin; thence North 61 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds East 208.71 feet to a set iron pin at the point of beginning of this description; thence North 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds West 778.28 feet to a set iron pin on the North line of the Quarter Quarter Section; thence along the North line, North 89 degrees 50 minutes 57 seconds East 278.46 feet to a set iron pin; thence South 28 degrees 37 minutes 50 seconds East 645.50 feet to a set iron pin; thence South 61 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds West 244.76 feet to the point of beginning, containing 4.00 acres, more or less.
ALSO, a part of the Southeast quarter of Section 15, and a part of the Southwest quarter of Section 14, all in Township 4 North, Range 6 East, more particularly as follows: Commencing at a found corner post at the Northeast corner of the Southeast quarter of said Section 15; thence West (an assumed bearing) 433.30 feet to a found right-of-way marker on the westerly right-of-way of U.S. Highway 31; thence along said right-of-way South 28 degrees 57 minutes 42 seconds East 450.00 feet to a found right-of-way marker at the point of beginning of this description; thence continuing along said right-of-way South 28 degrees 57 minutes 42 seconds East 1,261.10 feet to a found right-of-way marker; thence continuing along said right-of-way South 27 degrees 50 minutes 26 seconds East 250.82 feet to a found right-of-way marker; thence continuing along said right-of-way South 28 degrees 25 minutes 17 seconds East 420.22 feet to a found right-of-way marker on the northerly right-of-way of 1-65; thence along said Interstate right-of-way and subsequently following an existing fence South 40 degrees 30 minutes 22 seconds West 255.73 feet to a found fence post on the easterly right-of-way of the Conrail (Pennsylvania) Railroad; thence along said railroad right-of-way and subsequently following an existing fence North 28 degrees 52 minutes 37 seconds West 2.022.28 feet to a found right-of-way marker; thence along an existing fence North 61 degrees 09 minutes 28 second East 245.36 feet to the point of beginning, containing 3.518 acres, more or less, in Section 15 and 7.596 acres, more or less, in Section 14, for a total of 11.114 acres, more or less.
The complete text of the amended animal ordinance is available for examination and copying at the office of the Clerk-Treasurer at the Town Hall of the Town of Crothersville, 111 East Howard Street, Crothersville, Indiana 47229 during normal business hours.
Staci Peters
Clerk-Treasurer
Dated: January 8, 2020
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
Case No: 72D01-1912-MI-0064
In the Matter of the Name Change of
Robert Michael Brock
Petitioner
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Robert Michael Brock, whose mailing address is 2925 S. Alsup Road, Scottsburg, IN 47170 in Scott County, Indiana hereby gives notice that he has filed a petition in the Scott Superior Court requesting that his name be changed from Robert Michael Brock to Robert Michael Richey.
Robert Michael Brock
Petitioner
Dated: December 19, 2019
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
Case No: 72D01-2001-MI-001
In the Matter of the Name Change of
Ryla Jayne Harris
Petitioner
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Amber Jeanne Oakley, parent and on behalf of minor child, Ryla Jayne Harris, whose mailing address is 4169 N. Jack Morgan Road, Austin 47102 in Scott County, Indiana hereby gives notice that she has filed a petition in the Scott Superior Court requesting that her name be changed from Ryla Jayne Harris to Ryla Jayne Oakley.
Amber Jeanne Oakley
Ryla Jayne Harris
Petitioner
Dated: January 8, 2020
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
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LEGAL NOTICE
TO THE OWNERS OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES
NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE
Sheriff Sale File number: 72-20-0005-SS
Date & Time of Sale: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Sale Location: Scott County 911 Center, 85 E Wardell Street
Judgment to be Satisfied: $128,633.87
Cause Number: 72D01-1909-MF-000025
Plaintiff: PINGORA LOAN SERVICING, LLC
Defendant: DOUGLAS E. ARNOLD and KYAN R. ARNOLD
By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me, directed from the Clerk of Superior/Circuit Court of Scott County Indiana, requiring me to make the sum as provided for in said DECREE, with interest and cost, I will expose at public sale to the highest bidder at the date, time and location listed above, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate, a certain tract or parcel of land described as follows:
Lot No. 15 Greenway Estates Subdivision, as recorded in Cabinet 1, Door 2, Slide 193, as Instrument No. 9801697 of the Scott County, Indiana Records.
Commonly Known as:
331 GREENWAY DR,
SCOTTSBURG, IN 47170
Parcel No. 72-04-13-430-015.000-008
Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, this sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. In accordance to the requirements of IC 32-29-7-3, this Notice shall also represent service of Notice of Sale of this real estate upon the owners.
*An entire Sheriff’s Sale may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other county emergencies. If the entire Sheriff’s Sale is cancelled, each parcel will be cancelled. Each parcel will be assigned to the next available sale (normally 2 months from original sale). This will allow compliance with Indiana Code concerning posting, publication, and serving time frames. Also, new Sheriff’s Sale fees will be assessed and the parcels will be automatically re-advertised. The plaintiff will be responsible for the new fees and advertising costs.
S Brent Potter,
Plaintiff’s Attorney
Attorney No. 10900-49
Doyle & Foutty, P.C.
41 E Washington Street, Ste 400
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2456
(317) 264-5000
Jerry Goodin, Sheriff
By: Laura Boswell,
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (812) 722-0865
Vienna Township
The Sheriff’s Department does not warrant the accuracy of the commonly known address published herein.
Please Serve:
Douglas E. Arnold
35 Cedarwood Ct
Whiteland, In 46184
Kyan R. Arnold
331 Greenway Dr
Scottsburg, In 47170
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
Cause No. 72D01-1910-JT-58
IN THE MATTER OF THE TERMINATION OF THE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP:
SHE – DOB 5/10/2007
AND
Kelly D Elliott (Biological Mother)
Eric Rapp (Biological Father)
SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS HEARING
TO: Eric Rapp
Whereabout unknown
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the above noted parent whose whereabouts are unknown, that the Indiana Department of Child Services has filed a Petition for Involuntary Termination of your Parental Rights, and that an adjudication hearing has been scheduled with the Court.
YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear before the Judge of the Scott Superior Court, One East McClain Avenue, # 252, Scottsburg, IN 47170 – 812-752-8425, 812-752-8424 for a(n) Initial Hearing on 2/13/2020 at 11:00 AM and to answer the Petition for Termination of your Parental Rights of said child.
You are further notified that if the allegations in said petition are true, and/or if you fail to appear at the hearing, the Juvenile Court may terminate your parent-child relationship; and if the Court terminates your parent-child relationship you will lose all parental rights, powers, privileges, immunities, duties and obligations including any rights to custody, control, visitation, or support in said child; and if the Court terminates your parent-child relationship, it will be permanently terminated, and thereafter you may not contest an adoption or other placement of said child.
You are entitled to representation by an attorney, provided by the State if applicable, throughout these proceedings to terminate the parent-child relationship.
YOU MUST RESPOND by appearing in person or by an attorney within thirty (30) days after the last publication of this notice, and in the event you fail to do so, adjudication on said petition and termination of your parental rights may be entered against you, in your absence, without further notice.
Missy Applegate, Clerk
Krista A. Willike, 32250-10
Attorney, Indiana Department of Child Services
1050 W. Community Way
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Office: 812-595-5529
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LEGAL NOTICE
State Of Indiana
County Of Scott
In The Scott Superior Court
Cause No. 72D01-1908-JC-79
IN THE MATTER OF:
DW – DOB 2/25/2007
A Child ALLEGED TO BE
A Child IN NEED OF SERVICES
AND
Tommy Carl Johnson (Biological Father)
Tara Wooldridge (Biological Mother)
SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF CHILD IN NEED OF SERVICES HEARING
TO:
Tommy Carl Johnson
Tara Wooldridge
Whereabouts unknown
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the above noted parent whose whereabouts are unknown, that the Indiana Department of Child Services has filed its Verified Petition Alleging the child to be in Need of Services, in accordance with I.C. 31-34-9-3, and that an adjudication hearing has been scheduled with the Court.
YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear before the Judge of the Scott Superior Court, One East McClain Avenue, # 252, Scottsburg, IN 47170 – 812-752-8425, 812-752-8424 for a(n) Fact Finding Hearing on 2/13/2020 at 10:30 AM.   At said hearing, the Court will consider the Petition and evidence thereon and will render its decision as to whether the above named minor child is child in need of services and shall enter adjudication accordingly. Your failure to appear after lawful notice will be deemed as your default and waiver to be present at said hearing.
UPON ENTRY OF SAID ADJUDICATION, A DISPOSITIONAL HEARING will be held in which the Court will consider (1) Alternatives for the care, treatment, or rehabilitation for the child; (2) The necessity, nature, and extent of your participation in the program of care, treatment, or rehabilitation for the child; and (3) Your financial responsibility for any services provided for the parent, guardian or custodian of the child including child support.
YOU MUST RESPOND by appearing in person or by an attorney within thirty (30) days after the last publication of this notice, and in the event you fail to do so, an adjudication on said petition, judgment by default may be entered against you, or the court may proceed in your absence, without further notice.
Missy Applegate, Clerk
Krista A. Willike, 32250-10
Attorney, Indiana Department of Child Services
1050 W. Community Way
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Office: 812-595-5529
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LEGAL NOTICE
PUBLIC NOTICE OF THE JACKSON COUNTY WATER UTILITY, INC. 2020 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
This is to inform members of Jackson County Water Utility, Inc. of the upcoming annual membership meeting. The meeting will be held at the Brownstown Central High School cafeteria on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is held each year for the purpose of electing three (3) members to the Board of Directors, to hear reports of the manager, president and other officers of the corporation and to conduct any and all other business which may properly come before the meeting.
The election process is as follows:
(1) A member of the corporation must nominate another member of the corporation as a candidate for election to the Board of Directors held at the annual meeting of the corporation.
(2) The person so nominated must be a member in good standing and must reside in the district up for election that year.
(3) The nominating member shall provide their name and address and the name and address of the person nominated by them in writing to the Election Committee of the Corporation no later than 4:30 p.m. EST on Monday February 3, 2020. The nomination shall be mailed or delivered to the “Election Committee”, 1119 West Spring Street, Brownstown, Indiana 47220.
(4) The Election Committee shall determine the qualification of the nominating member and the person nominated. These persons so nominated shall be qualified to the ballot for Director by Monday March 2, 2020.
(5) No nomination for Director shall be taken from the floor at the annual meeting. Each membership shall have one vote. (Example: If a membership is listed with both husband and wife’s names, either one may cast a ballot but not both.) The Districts and the current Directors up for election this year are: District 4 (Owen Township), Steve Ritter; District 6 (Pershing Township), Bryan Fish; and District 8 (Driftwood Township and the West one-half of Grassy Fork Township), Gloria Baughman.
If you have any questions about the nomination process, feel free to contact the corporation office at 812-353-3654.
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LEGAL NOTICE
SUMMONS – SERVICE BY PUBLICATION
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF SCOTT
IN THE SCOTT COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
CAUSE NO.: 72D01-1912-MF-000033
PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC
Plaintiff,
vs.
BRIANNA C TRIPLETT, MICAH T. TRIPLETT
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SUIT
The State of Indiana to the Defendants above-named, and any other person who may be concerned:
You are notified that you have been sued in the Court above named.
The nature of the suit against you is: Foreclosure of mortgage and termination of your interest, if any, in the real property located at:
69 North Park Drive, Scottsburg, IN 47170
and to the following Defendants whose whereabouts are unknown:
Brianna C Triplett, Micah T. Triplett, and all other persons claiming any right, title, or interest in the within described real estate by, through or under them or any other person or entity, the names of all whom are unknown to the Plaintiff
In addition to the above named Defendants being served by this summons there may be other Defendants who have an interest in this lawsuit.
If you have a claim for relief against the Plaintiff arising from the same transaction or occurrence, you must assert it in your written answer.
You must answer the Complaint in writing, by you or your attorney, within thirty (30) days commencing the day after final publication of this notice, and if you fail to do so a judgment will be entered against you for what the Plaintiff has demanded.
Respectfully submitted,
David M. Bengs, #16646-20
Email: dbengs@mlg-defaultlaw.com
Jennifer L. Snook, #30140-45
Email: jsnook@mlg-defaultlaw.com
Attorney for Plaintiff
MARINOSCI LAW GROUP, P.C.
455 West Lincolnway, Ste. B
Valparaiso, IN 46385
Telephone: (219) 386-4700
NOTICE: MARINOSCI LAW GROUP, P.C., IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
ATTEST:
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott County Superior Court
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LEGAL NOTICE
MDK #19-028637
NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE TO THE OWNERS OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES
Sheriff Sale File number: 72-20-0008-SS
Date & Time of Sale: Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.
Sale Location: Scott County 911 Center, 85 E Wardell Street
Judgment to be Satisfied: $59,542.31
Cause Number: 72D01-1909-MF-000026
Plaintiff: NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A MR. COOPER
Defendant: JERAMY POWERS, AKA JERAMY A. POWERS and TRISTEN SNOW, AKA TRISTEN R. SNOW
By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me, directed from the Clerk of Superior/Circuit Court of Scott County Indiana, requiring me to make the sum as provided for in said DECREE, with interest and cost, I will expose at public sale to the highest bidder at the date, time and location listed above, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate, a certain tract or parcel of land described as follows: A part of the northwest quarter of Section 4, Township 3 North, Range 7 East, commencing at the southwest corner of said northwest quarter and running East 715 feet, thence North 765 feet to the true point of beginning, thence East 150 feet, thence North 125 feet, thence West 150 feet, thence South 125 feet to the true point of beginning, containing .43 of an acre, more or less. (Tract 33). Also an easement for a roadway beginning 665 feet East of the southwest corner of the northwest quarter of said Section 4 and running North 1279 feet, thence East 50 feet, thence South 1279 feet, thence West 50 feet to the place of beginning.
Commonly Known as: 2684 NORTH MELODY STREET, SCOTTSBURG, IN 47170
Parcel No. 72-05-04-230-030.000-00
Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, this sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. In accordance to the requirements of IC 32-29-7-3, this Notice shall also represent service of Notice of Sale of this real estate upon the owners.

  • An entire Sheriff’s Sale may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other county emergencies. If the entire Sheriff’s Sale is cancelled, each parcel will be cancelled. Each parcel will be assigned to the next available sale (normally 2 months from original sale). This will allow compliance with Indiana Code concerning posting, publication, and serving time frames. Also, new Sheriff’s Sale fees will be assessed and the parcels will be automatically re-advertised. The plaintiff will be responsible for the new fees and advertising costs.
    Jerry Goodin, Sheriff
    By: Laura Boswell, Administrative Assistant
    Phone: (812) 722-0865
    Jennings Township
    The Sheriff’s Department does not warrant the accuracy of the commonly known address published herein.
    Nicholas Smith,
    Plaintiff’s Attorney
    P.O. Box 165028
    Columbus, OH 43216-5028
    Attorney No. 31800-15
    Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC
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LEGAL NOTICE
MDK #19-013178
NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE
Sheriff’s Sale File number: 72-20-0010-SS
Date & Time of Sale: Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.
Sale Location: Scott County 911 Center, 85 E Wardell Street
Cause Number: 72D01-1904-MF-000014
Plaintiff: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE ENCORE CREDIT RECEIVABLES TRUST 2005-4
Defendant: SHANON R. RILEY, AKA SHANON RILEY, SHAYNA RILEY and AS POSSIBLE HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF KIMBERLEY M. RILEY, LVNV FUNDING LLC, AUSTIN OAK LP DBA WATERS EDGE AND THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, LEGATEES, BENEFICIARIES OF KIMBERLEY M. RILEY AND THEIR UNKNOWN CREDITORS; AND, THE UNKNOWN EXECUTOR, ADMINISTRATOR, OR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF KIMBERLEY M. RILEY
By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me, directed from the Clerk of Superior/Circuit Court of Scott County Indiana, requiring me to make the sum as provided for in said DECREE, with interest and cost, I will expose at public sale to the highest bidder at the date, time and location listed above, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate, a certain tract or parcel of land described as follows: A part of the northwest fourth of the Southeast Quarter of Section 5, Township 3, North, Range 7, East, commencing at the northwest corner thereof and running north 89 degrees 47 minutes east with the quarter line 1072 feet, thence south 706.88 feet to the true point of beginning; thence along the arc of a curve having a radius of 442.36 feet a distance of 95.11 feet to a steel rod, said arc having a chord bearing of 6 degrees 10 minutes west and a closed length of 95.04 feet, thence due west 185.87 feet to a steel rod, thence north, 99.38 feet to a steel rod, thence East 196 feet to the true point of beginning, containing .41 acre, more or less, being Lot 25 of Clifton Heights Subdivision. Also an easement for a roadway over and along a tract beginning at the northwest corner of the northwest fourth of the southeast quarter of said section 5 and running north 89 degrees 47 minutes east with the quarter line 1072 feet to the true point of beginning, thence south 706.88 feet to a steel rod, thence along the arc of a curve having a radius of 442.36 feet a distance of 95.11 feet to a steel rod, said arc having a chord bearing of 6 degrees 10 minutes west and a chord length of 95.04 feet, thence along the arc of a curve having a radius of 442.36 feet, a distance of 99.91 feet to a steel rod, said arc having a chord bearing of south 18 degrees 47 minutes west and a chord length of 99.77 feet, thence in a northeasterly direction 130 feet to the southwest corner of Lot 7 in Clifton Heights unrecorded subdivision, thence along the arc of a curve having a radius of 137.04 feet a distance of 32.58 feet to a steel rod, said arc having a chord bearing of north 15 degrees 8 minutes west and a chord length of 97.52 feet, thence along the arc of a curve having a radius of 537.98 feet a distance of 95.50 feet to a steel rod, said arc having a chord bearing of north 8 degrees continuing west and a chord length of 95.37 feet, thence north 880.78 feet to the quarter line, thence along the quarter south 89 degrees 47 minutes west a distance of 53 feet, to the true point of beginning.
Commonly Known as: 2591 LAKEVIEW DRIVE, AUSTIN, IN 47102
Parcel No. 72-05-05-420-023.000-002
Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, this sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. In accordance to the requirements of IC 32-29-7-3, this Notice shall also represent service of Notice of Sale of this real estate upon the owners.

  • An entire Sheriff’s Sale may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other county emergencies. If the entire Sheriff’s Sale is cancelled, each parcel will be cancelled. Each parcel will be assigned to the next available sale (normally 2 months from original sale). This will allow compliance with Indiana Code concerning posting, publication, and serving time frames. Also, new Sheriff’s Sale fees will be assessed and the parcels will be automatically re-advertised. The plaintiff will be responsible for the new fees and advertising costs.
    Jerry Goodin, Sheriff
    By: Laura Boswell, Administrative Assistant
    Phone: (812) 722-0865
    Jennings Township
    The Sheriff’s Department does not warrant the accuracy of the commonly known address published herein.
    Nicholas Smith,
    Plaintiff’s Attorney
    P.O. Box 165028
    Columbus, OH 43216-5028
    Attorney No. 31800-15
    Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC
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