Jennings Twp. Conservation Club Giving Away Bluebird Houses

The Jennings Township Conservation Club will be conducting its annual Bluebird box giveaway on Saturday Feb. 29, from 8 to 11 a.m.
This will be the 39th year the Club has built from 100 to 200 boxes each year with a total over 5,000.
The giveaway will be conducted on a first come first serve basis with a limit of two boxes per family. The club also has several different types of bird boxes for sale.
The Jennings Township Conservation Club is located at 2177 East Burn Rd. off North Terry Road northeast of Austin. From Crothersville, go east on Moore Street after crossing the river into Scott County the roadway becomes Crothersville Road. Travel to Terry Road, and turn south (right) to Burn Road.

10 Jailed On Drug Charges In Scott County

Scott County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested ten people on a variety of drug relates charges over the past week.
On Sunday, Feb. 9, Deputy Johnney Coomer made a traffic stop in rural Scott County. His questioning and investigation led to the arrest of two people. The driver of the vehicle, Mandy Bahtic, 42, of Scottsburg was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a look-a-like substance, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia. Barry Charrette, 40, of Radcliff, Ky. was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of a look-a-like substance, visiting a common nuisance, false informing, possession of paraphernalia and three out of county warrants.
That same day, Deputies Coomer and Skylar Thompson responded to a suspicious circumstances call in rural Scott County. An investigation led to the arrest of Robert Warner Jr., 73, of Scottsburg for possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Tuesday, Feb. 11, while on routine patrol Deputies Zach Brown and Kenton Makowsky checked a vehicle stationary in the roadway in Austin. Their investigation led to the arrest of Patrick Vogel, 39, of North Vernon for possession of methamphetamine.
Last Wednesday, February 12, Captain Joe Guarneri served an outstanding arrest warrant at the Scott County Jail. Gabrielle Little, 29, of Scottsburg, who was incarcerated on other charges, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for dealing in methamphetamine, dealing in a narcotic drug and failure to appear in court.
On Thursday, Feb 13, three people went to jail after Deputy Skylar Thompson made a traffic stop in Austin. His investigation led to the arrest of the driver of the vehicle, Kristin Cahal, 20, of Scottsburg for possession of methamphetamine, possession of a syringe, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Also arrested were passengers Anna Smith, 23, of Austin for possession of marijuana and visiting a common nuisance. Johnnie Cooley, 18, of Scottsburg for visiting a common nuisance.
Also last Thursday Deputy John Hartman made a traffic stop in Scottsburg. His investigation led to the arrest of Nicholas Henry, 41, of Deputy, In. on an out of county warrant, as well as possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Friday, Feb. 14, Detective Paul Clute assisted the Indiana State Police and Scott County Probation officer on a home visit on Clay Street in Austin. As a result Melissa Sword, 34, of Paris Crossing, In. was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of a syringe.

Free Tax Prep Clinic Available At Seymour Library

Jackson County United Way, in partnership with the Jackson County Public Library in Seymour, has announced the tenth year of the free tax preparation program in Jackson County.
The program runs until Sunday, April 12, at the Jackson County Public Library in Seymour.
This program provides free income tax preparation services to hundreds of families and individuals in the county with a household income of $66,000 or less. The Free Income Tax Assistance Program, or FITA, has helped 2,863 Jackson County residents reclaim over $2.3 million over the last ten years.
Tonja Couch, Executive Director added, “the program has grown over the years, to be more than a free tax preparation service, as volunteers focus on sharing information with residents that will stabilize their financial footing for the new year.”
This year, there are a few changes to the program to increase confidentiality and expand capacity to serve more residents. Long-time volunteers and IRS Certified Preparers, Crystal Jones and Jennifer Harris, joined Couch in early summer to benchmark another community’s Free Tax Prep sites to see what improvements could be made and how to expand the number of people served. Jones was eager to utilize her skills sets in process management and built a plan to increase the number of residents served, as well as provide a new drop-and-go service and increase the financial wellness education residents receive.
One part of the change was to provide a pilot on-site tax preparation program at three local employers. Aisin USA, Excel Mfg, and Home Products had employees that took part in the free service provided by United Way volunteers. Jones said, “We knew by focusing our efforts early, we could potentially save some employees from using a rapid refund preparer and save nearly $300-400. We are excited with our pilot year; we were able to serve ten taxpayers at these sites.”
Another change to the program this year includes how residents are asked to schedule their tax preparation appointment. Residents can make an appointment online at: www.jacsy.org/free-taxes or by calling 812-522-5450 extension 1.
An influx of calls means that residents may have to leave a voicemail; these messages will be returned as soon as possible in the order they are received to help schedule appointments.
The final change is focused on making the tax preparation process simple, Jones explains, “Once a resident comes into the library, completes the basic paper work, and meets one-on-one with an IRS certified tax preparer, they can leave their tax documents and pick up the finalized preparation another day, not having to wait around at the library. These drop-and-go services will prove to be a much more efficient way to run the FITA program and keep residents happy.” She also noted that residents can also prepare and file their own taxes online at www.myfreetaxes.com.
In addition to the free tax filing help, tax filers will be offered basic financial wellness education, so the benefits will last long past tax filing season. “Watching taxpayers access their money and make positive changes in their financial health is one of the most rewarding parts of my job as a volunteer,” said Jones.
Required items for tax filing assistance
•Household income of $66,000 or less per year
•Government issued Photo ID
•If filing jointly, both spouses must be present to sign required forms
•Social Security Card for each family member
•Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
•Any W-2, 1099 & 1098 forms and all other income information
•A copy of last year’s tax return
•Deduction and credit information
•Healthcare coverage information (Form 1095-A, 1095-B, 1095-C, as applicable)
•Banking information for direct deposit including bank routing and account numbers

Two Candidates Withdraw In Scott County Election

Candidates had until last Monday, Feb. 10, to withdraw from the May 5 primary and two Democrats took their hat out of the ring.
Patricia Williams of Scottsburg withdrew from the Scott County Clerk’s race. Than means there will be no prmary battle for the Democrat nomination. Denny Wilson remains the lone candidate to run in the fall for the Democrats.
Jim Boswell withdrew his candidacy to run for county council at large leaving incumbents Iva Gasaway, Robert D. Peacock and Mike Zollman facing a challenge from Anthony (Tony) Peacock for the three spots for the Democrats in the May 5 primary.

Legal Notices

2018 Lib AR AMENDED
2019 Library AFR
2019 Driftwood Twp AFR
2017 Jack-Wash Fire Dist

LEGAL NOTICE
VOUCHERS TO BE PRESENTED TO SCOTT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Court Claim to be approved 3/4/2020
CASA of Scott County Inc, 16,842.50; David Thomas, 338.40; Jason Mount, 170.72; Marsha Owens Howser, 50.00; Offices Gutierrez, 199.50; The Office Shop, 261.04; Thomson West Payment Ctr, 2,032.74.
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LEGAL
State of Indiana
County of Jackson
Before the Plan Commission of the City of Seymour
Annual Term: 2020
In the Matter of the Application of James P. Murphy to Rezone Real Estate within the jurisdiction of the Plan Commission in the City of Seymour, Indiana.
Case #: P.C.-M-5-20
Date Filed: 2/10/20
Public Hearing Date: 3/12/20
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PETITION TO REZONE
The Plan Commission of the City of; Seymour, Indiana will hold a public hearing on the 12th day of March, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 301-309 N. Chestnut Street, Seymour, Indiana on a “Petition to Rezone Real Estate” within the jurisdiction of the Plan Commission. A copy of the petition is on file and available for review at the Department of Planning & Zoning of the City of Seymour, Indiana.
The hearing is open to the public, all adjoining property owners, and any other interested person. Interested persons may appear and offer comments on the petition during the hearing. Any person who chooses to submit written comments or objections may do so at the Department of Planning & Zoning, 301-309 N. Chestnut Street, Seymour, Indiana before 4:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing.
The name of the applicant is James P. Murphy and the owner is the same. The affected real estate is 312 Buckeye Street and fronts on Buckeye Street. The present zoning classification is R-1, Single Family Residential and the requested zoning classification is R-3, Multi-Family Residential.
The Applicant has requested a rezone for the real estate because the Petitioner would like to construct a duplex.
The legal description of the real estate affected is as follows: Beickman Addition Lot 1 -X.
This notice is provided pursuant to Title 5 and 36 of the Indiana Code and Section 10 of the Municipal Code of the City of Seymour, Indiana.
Jeremy Gray, Secretary
Seymour Plan Commission
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LEGAL NOTICE
PUBLIC NOTICE
On or about May 22, 2020, the Town of Crothersville intends to apply to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs for a grant from the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Wastewater / Drinking Water Program. This program is funded by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. These funds are to be used for a community development project consists of wastewater treatment plant modifications and a trunk line overflow main and detention structure, a combined sewer overflow compliance project. The project is to include the following activities: construct a new wet weather overflow main running parallel to the existing main sewer trunk line (approximately 2,000 LF); a short run gravity (open cut) stream crossing to a newly constructed underground piping detention system (volume of 70,500 cubic feet)); install an in-line hydrodynamic storm water separator; construct a duplex wet weather pumping station and force main (approximately 600 LF of 24” force main) including required electrical 3 phase primary service; install plant gravity piping for redirection of wet weather flows; modify the CSO overflow piping; install disinfection facilities to treat wet weather flows; modify existing plant surge basins with concrete wall cores and discharge piping from surge basin #4 will be added with a new treated outfall structure into Hominy Ditch; install new effluent meter and automatic composite sampler to monitor treated wet weather discharge; modify existing Master SCADA Unit in the existing plant process control building; and convert a portion of an equipment storage building to house the wet weather pumping station control plane and the variable frequency drives. The total amount of CDBG funds to be requested is $700,000. The amount of CDBG funds proposed to be used for activities that will benefit to low- and moderate-income persons is approximately $393,750. The Applicant also proposed to expend an estimated $5,100,618 in non-CDBG funds on the project. These non-CDBG funds will be derived from the following sources: Indiana Finance Authority – Wastewater State Revolving Fund Loan Program or USDA – Rural Development.
The Town of Crothersville will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. or as soon as the opening of the meeting of the Crothersville Town Council allows in the Crothersville Council Chambers, 111 E. Howard Street, Crothersville, Indiana, to provide interested parties an opportunity to express their views on the proposed federally funded CDBG project. Persons with disabilities or non-English speaking persons who wish to attend the public hearing and require assistance should contact the Staci Peters, Clerk-Treasurer, Town of Crothersville, 111 E. Howard Street, Crothersville, IN 47229, (812) 793-4311, no later than February 28, 2020. Every effort will be made to make reasonable accommodations for these persons. Si necesita información en español, por favor de llamar al (812) 793-4311.
Information related to the proposed project will be available for review prior to the public hearing as of March 3, 2020, at the Crothersville Town Hall, 111 E. Howard Street, Crothersville, Indiana 47229 during normal business hours. Interested citizens are invited to provide comments regarding these issues either at the public hearing or by prior written statement. Written comments should be submitted to Trena Carter, Administrative Resources association, 748 Franklin Street, Columbus, IN 47201 no later than March 2, 2020, in order to ensure placement of such comments in the official record of the public hearing proceedings. A plan to minimize displacement and provide assistance to those displaced has been prepared by the Town of Crothersville and is also available to the public. This project will result in no displacement of any persons or businesses. For additional information concerning the proposed Combined Sewer Overflow Compliance Project for wastewater system improvements, please contact Trena Carter, at (812) 376-9949 M-F 8:30 – 4:30 or write to Trena Carter, Administrative Resources association, 748 Franklin Street, Columbus, IN 47201.
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF EXECUTION OF AND DETERMINATION TO ENTER INTO THIRD AMENDMENT TO LEASE
Notice is hereby given that the Board of School Trustees of Scott County School District 1 (“Board” and “School Corporation”, respectively) on February 17, 2020, determined to enter into and executed on behalf of the School Corporation, a Third Amendment to Lease (the “Third Amendment to Lease”), amending and supplementing a Lease dated as of November 9, 1998, as amended by an Amendment to Lease dated as of April 27, 2005 and a Second Amendment to Lease dated as of December 30, 2014 (collectively, the “Original Lease”), between the School Corporation and the Scott County 1998 School Building Corporation (the “Building Corporation”). The Third Amendment to Lease permits the planning, designing and construction of all or a portion of a new elementary school building for approximately 650 students, including relocating the after school program, and repurposing the former swimming pool located at the high school building into a multipurpose room, and all other related improvements in connection therewith including the costs of financing thereof (collectively, the “Project”)
The Third Amendment to Lease provides for a maximum annual rental with respect to the Project of not to exceed $1,810,000, with annual rentals under the Third Amendment to Lease payable commencing with tax years 2021 and ending no later than 2039. In any event, the total costs of the Project supported by such lease rentals shall not exceed $20,000,000. Approval and execution of the Third Amendment to Lease were made following the publication of notice and public hearings made and held in accordance with Indiana Code 20-47-3-9. This notice is provided in accordance with the provisions of Indiana Code 20-47-3-11 and 6-1.1-20-5.
EXECUTED this 17th day of February, 2020.
Board Of School Trustees Of Scott County School District 1
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LEGAL NOTICE
PUBLIC NOTICE
Request for Proposal/Qualifications.
In accordance with IC 5-23-5, the Common Council for the city of Scottsburg, Indiana (the “City”) invites any and all qualified parties to submit Proposals and Statements of Qualifications to design, obtain financing, develop, and/or construct sanitary sewer improvements in the City in a public-private partnership, the scope of which will include rehabilitation or replacement of existing sanitary sewer structures and potential construction of new wastewater structures (the “Project”). At a certain point in time, the City would assume ownership of the Project and will pledge revenues adequate to cover the debt service from a selected financial institution.
An electronic PDF of the Statement of Proposal/Qualifications should be emailed to Terry Amick, Mayor, at tamick@cityofscottsburg.com by 12:00 pm noon local time on March 4th, 2020 in order to be considered. Additional information and a packet outlining submittal requirements will be available at City Hall at 2 E. McClain Ave., Scottsburg, Indiana, and may also be requested by emailing tamick@cityofscottsburg.com.
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LEGAL NOTICE
DES. # 1700004
LEGAL NOTICE OF PLANNED IMPROVEMENT
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is developing plans for proposed small structure replacement at State Road (SR) 56 over Little Joe Creek, 1.8 miles east of S.R. 39 in Scott County.
The purpose of this project is to maintain a safe vehicular crossing of S.R. 56 over Little Joe Creek while maintaining adequate hydraulic at the crossing. The need for the project is due to the deteriorated condition of the existing structure carrying S.R. 56 over Little Joe Creek.
The project proposes to replace the existing structure with a 58-foot long, 20-foot wide by 13-foot tall, 3-sided flat top structure with concrete wingwalls. The existing 12-foot travel lanes will remain in place with the addition of 4-foot paved shoulders. Guardrail is not present along S.R. 56 at this location, however, current design standards will require the addition of guardrail along both sides of S.R. 56. Due to the placement of guardrail, one adjacent driveway will be relocated approximately 225 feet west of the existing location. Additionally, two driveways will be modified and corrugated metal pipes located beneath adjacent driveways will be replaced.
The proposed construction of this project will require 1.4 acre of new permanent right-of-way and 0.2 temporary right-of-way.
The maintenance of traffic (MOT) plan proposes the closure of S.R. 56 for approximately 1 month. An official state route detour utilizing S.R. 39, S.R. 250 and I-65 will be used during construction. Local roads may be used by local traffic. Access to all properties will be maintained throughout construction. School corporations and emergency services will be notified of potential closures prior to construction. The proposed construction start is late 2021 with the project continuing through 2022.
The cost associated with this project is approximately $1 million which includes preliminary engineering, right-of-way, construction with both federal and state funds anticipated to be used. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and INDOT have agreed this project falls within the guidelines of a Categorical Exclusion (CE) Level 2 environmental document. Preliminary design plans along with the CE are available for review at the following locations:
Scott County Public Library, 108 South Main Street, Scottsburg, IN 47170; Phone (812) 752-2751
INDOT Seymour District, 185 Agrico Lane, Seymour, Indiana 47274; Customer Service Office, Phone 855-463-6848 (1-855-INDOT4U)
Hearings Examiner, Indiana Department of Transportation, 100 North Senate Avenue, Room N642, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2216; Phone 317-232-6601
All interested persons may request a public hearing be held and/or express their concerns by submitting comments to the attention of Rickie Clark, INDOT Office of Public Involvement, Room N642, 100 North Senate Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204-2216 or rclark@indot.in.gov on or before Thursday, February 27, 2020.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), persons and/or groups requiring project information be made available in alternative formats are encouraged to contact the INDOT Office of Public Involvement for the arrangement and coordination of services. Please contact Rickie Clark at 317-232-6601 or rclark@indot.in.gov. In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, persons and/or groups requiring project information be made available in another language are encouraged to contact the INDOT Office of Public Involvement.
This notice is published in compliance with: 1) Code of Federal Regulations, Title 23, Section 771 (CFR 771.111(h)(1) stating, “Each State must have procedures approved by the FHWA to carry out a public involvement/public hearing program.”; 2) 23 CFR 450.210(a)(1)(ix) stating, “Provide for the periodic review of the effectiveness of the public involvement process to ensure that the process provides full and open access to all interested parties and revise the process, as appropriate.”; and 3) The INDOT Public Involvement Policies and Procedures approved by the Federal Highway Administration on August 16, 2012.
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LEGAL NOTICE
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT
FOR THE COUNTY OF SCOTT
STATE OF INDIANA
CAUSE NO.: 72D01-2001-DN-16
IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF
Denise Karen Brown
Petitioner,
and
Robert Stanley Brown
Respondent.
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION
TO: Robert Stanley Brown
Whereabouts Unknown
To the above person named as the Respondent and any other person who may be concerned.
You are hereby notified that there has been filed in the Scott Superior Court a Verified Petition for Dissolution of Marriage by the person named as Petitioner. This notice by publication is specifically directed to the following named individual, Robert Stanley Brown, whose whereabouts are unknown.
If you have a claim for relief against this petitioner arising from the same transaction or occurrence, you must assert it in your written answer.
You are further notified that you have thirty (30) days from the date of the publication of this notice in which to respond to the Petition filed on Jan. 28, 2020 in the Scott Superior Court, Scott County, Indiana, and, in the event of your failure to do so, judgment by default may be taken against you for the relief requested in the Petition for Dissolution.
In the event you fail to appear for said hearing, judgment by default may be taken against you for the relief requested in the Petition.
Dated: Feb. 5, 2020
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Superior Court
Denise Karen Brown
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LEGAL NOTICE
Legal Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given that the Scott County Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Scott County Courthouse 1 E. McClain Avenue, Room 128, Scottsburg, IN on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM at which time all interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard in reference to the matters set out in the “Description of Action Requested” below:
Case Number: V-01-20
Applicant: Matthew M. Arnold
Owners: Matthew M. Arnold
Present Zoning: A- Agriculture
Property Location: 72-04-14-600-013.002-001 c/k/a 2992 West Little York Road, Scottsburg, IN 47170, and containing 5.72 acres
Detailed Statement of Variance Requested: Applicant requests a variance to allow construction of a lean-to onto present pole barn. Lean-to will be approximately eight (8) feet from applicant’s west property line. Lean-to will allow applicant additional room for storage of farm equipment.
Reasons necessitating the Variance requested: Applicant’s property to east lies within a flood zone. His residence and current pole barn and sheds are located on higher ground. Lean-to proposed for west side of barn will allow him to use current driveway. Sheds are to east of the pole barn, blocking any attempt to add to that side of the pole barn.
The petition (application) and file on this matter are available for public inspection during the regular working hours of the Scott County Courthouse, 1 E. McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, IN, Suite G40 until two business days prior to the hearing date. (812-752-8445, ext. 1)
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Scott County School District 1 is requesting proposals for the services of a Construction Manager as Constructor in accordance with Indiana Code 5-32. Notice is hereby given that responses to this Request for Proposals will be received by Scott County School District 1 for New Elementary School and Renovations to Austin Middle School and Austin High School.
Proposals shall be delivered to:
SCOTT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 1
255 Highway 31 S.
Austin, IN 47102
UNTIL: 2:00 PM (local time) on February 27, 2020.
Responses received after the stated time will be returned unopened. To obtain the Request for Proposal and its additional requirements, email: Terry Lancer at tlancer@lancerbeebe.com
Scott County School District 1
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LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF SCOTT
IN THE SCOTT CIRCUIT COURT
CASE NUMBER: 72C01-2001-EU-000003
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
GERALD GREEN, Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Notice is given that Lyndsay Proctor and Bethany Davis were on January 30, 2020, appointed Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of Gerald Green, deceased, who died on January 18, 2020. The Co-Personal Representatives are authorized to administer the estate without Court supervision.
All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred.
Dated: January 30, 2020.
Missy Applegate
Clerk
Scott Circuit Court
Kerry Thompson
Attorney for the Estate of
Gerald Green
HOUSTON, THOMPSON and LEWIS, PC
49 East Wardell Street
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Telephone: (812) 752-5920
Facsimile: (812) 752-6989
Supreme Court ID #840-72
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Cause No. 36C01-2002-EU-000011
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7—7, notice is hereby given that Alicia Nay was on the 6th day of February 2020, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Stanley R. Nay, deceased, who died intestate on the 18th day of December, 2019, and authorized to administer this estate without court supervision.
All persons having claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred.
Dated at Brownstown, Indiana, this 6th day of February, 2020.
Melissa J. Hayes
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana
Denise K. Connell
Lorenzo, Bevers, Braman & Connell
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 524-9000
(812) 524-9001 (fax)
connell.denise@outlook.com
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Cause No. 36C01-2001-EU-000007
Notice is hereby given that Deborah Kay Cockerham and Trina Michele Roark were, on the 29th day of January, 2020, appointed Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of Carolyn M. Ruddick, deceased, who died on the 6th day of January, 2020, and authorized to administer such estate without Court supervision.
All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the Office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred.
Dated at Brownstown, Indiana, this 29th day of January, 2020.
Melissa J. Hayes
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
For Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate
Rodney E. Farrow, #6785-36
FARROW & THOMPSON, P.C.
113 East Second Street
P. O. Box 644
Seymour, Indiana 47274
Telephone: (812) 522-6949
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LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF SCOTT
IN THE SCOTT SUPERIOR COURT
CASE NO.: 72D01-2002-PL-000006
LIBERTY SAVINGS BANK, FSB
Plaintiff,
v.
DONALD FURNISH and JOY ELAINE FURNISH,
Defendants.
SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION
To: Donald Furnish and Joy Elaine Furnish, 1260 S. Westwood Dr., Scottsburg, IN 47170
You are hereby notified that Liberty Savings Bank, FSB has sued you in the Scott Superior Court. The nature of the suit is a Complaint to Quiet Title Pursuant to IC 32-30-3-14 concerning Lot Numbered Nineteen (19) in Green Acres Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 161, in the Office of the Recorder of Scott County, Indiana and commonly known as 712 Heritage Lane, Scottsburg, IN 47170 that you are believed to have an ownership interest in. You must respond to the Complaint in writing within thirty (30) days after the last notice of this action is published, and if you fail to do so, judgment by default may be entered against you for the relief demanded by the Plaintiff.
Dated: 2/4/2020.
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Superior Court
JOSHUA A. STIGDON #29501-72
HOUSTON, THOMPSON and LEWIS, P.C.
49 E. Wardell Street, Scottsburg, IN 47170
Telephone: 812-752-5920
Fax: 812-752-6989
Email: jstigdon@htllawyers.com
Counsel for Plaintiff
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
Case No: 72D01-2002-MI-002
In the Matter of the Name Change of
Mack Arthur Reynolds
Petitioner
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Mack Arthur Reynolds, whose mailing address is 120 S 4th Street, Austin, IN 47102 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 Mack Arthur Reynolds to Mack Arthur Reynolds.
Mack Arthur Reynolds
Petitioner
Dated: February 3, 2020
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
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LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF SCOTT
IN THE SCOTT SUPERIOR COURT
Cause No: 72D01-2001-PL-000003
TIMOTHY STRONG
Plaintiff
vs.
TAYLOR N. STRONG
Defendant
SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION
To: TAYLOR STRONG,
1981/2 Bond Street
Scottsburg, IN 47170
You are hereby notified that Timothy Strong has sued you in the Scott Superior Court. The nature of the suit is a Petition for Partition of Real Estate Pursuant to IC 32-17-4-2 concerning approximately 17 acres of real estate located at N. Newman Road, Lexington, IN 47138 that you are believed to have an ownership interest in. You must respond to the Complaint in writing within thirty (30) days after the last notice of this action is published, and if you fail to do so, judgment by default may be entered against you for the relief demanded by the Plaintiff.
Dated  2/4/2020.
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
JOSHUA A. STIGDON #29501-72
Houston, Thompson and Lewis, P.C.
49 E. Wardell Street, Scottsburg, IN 47170
Telephone: 812-752-5920
Fax:  812-752-6989
Email:  jstigdon@htllawyers.com 
Counsel for Plaintiff
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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’s Sale File Number: 72-20-0007-SS
Date & Time of Sale: Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.
Sale Location: Scott County 911 Center, 85 E. Wardell Street, Scottsburg, IN
Judgment to be Satisfied: $50,043.37
Cause No. 72D01-1909-MF-000027
Plaintiff: PNC Bank, National Association
Defendant: Darby D. Merry
By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me, directed from the Clerk of Scott Superior 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 hour of 2:00 PM of said day as listed above, at Scott County Emergency Communications, 85 E. Wardell Street, Scottsburg, IN 47170, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in Scott County, Indiana: Lot No. 81 in Lakeview Subdivision, Scottsburg, Scott County, Indiana.
Commonly Known as: 1078 LAKEVIEW DR, SCOTTSBURG, IN 47170-1328
Parcel No. 72-05-19-120-008.000-008
Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. This Notice shall also represent service of Notice of Sale of the above-described real estate upon the owners, pursuant to requirements of IC 32-29-7-3.
Jerry Goodin,
Sheriff of Scott County
By: Laura Boswell,
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (812) 722-0865
Township of property location: Vienna
Common street address of property: 1078 Lakeview Dr, Scottsburg, IN 47170-1328
Property Tax ID: 72-05-19-120-008.000-008
Attorney:
BRYAN K. REDMOND
Attorney Number: 22108-29
Law Firm: Feiwell & Hannoy, P.C.
Contact Number: (317) 237-2727
F&H Reference #: 101810F01
The sheriff’s office does not warrant the accuracy of the commonly known street address. It is the buyer’s responsibility to research the legal description and associated legal filings.
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LEGAL NOTICE
State Of Indiana
County Of Scott
In The Scott Superior Court
Cause No. 72d01-1910-MF-000028
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Formerly Known As Bankers Trust Company Of California, N.A., As Trustee Of Vendee Mortgage Trust 2001-1
Plaintiff,
VS.
Richard L. Fitch, Sherri L. Fitch, City Of Austin
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION
TO: Richard L. Fitch and The Unknown Heirs at law of Richard L. Fitch Plaintiff, by counsel, hereby gives Notice of the Complaint filed in the Scott Superior Court against the above-named Defendants. Plaintiff also filed an Affidavit of a competent person showing that the residence and whereabouts of Defendants, Richard L. Fitch and The Unknown Heirs at law of Richard L. Fitch upon diligent inquiry are unknown.
The cause of action is for default on a promissory note and foreclosure upon a mortgage on the following descried real estate: Lot Twenty-Five (25) in Mac’s Addition, Austin, Scott County, Indiana. Also, a part of the southeast fourth of the southwest quarter of Section 35, Township 4 North, Range 6 East, commencing at the southeast corner thereof and running north with the quarter line 46 rods, thence west with the south line of Mac’s Addition 515 feet to the southeast corner of Lot 26 of Mac’s Addition and the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING, thence south 99 feet, thence west 160 feet, thence north 99 feet to the southwest corner of Lot 25 Mac’s Addition, thence east with the south line of Mac’s Addition 160 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING, containing .36 of an acre, more or less.
State Parcel #: 72-03-35-340-034.000-003
Address: 1307 Tibbs St
Austin, IN 47102
Therefore, said Defendants are hereby notified of the filing and pendency of said Complaint and that unless Defendants file an answer within (30) days of the last publication of this notice, default judgment may be entered against said Defendants for the relief sought in the Complaint.
Zarksis V. Daroga
Shapiro, Van Ess, Phillips & Barragate, LLP
Zarksis V. Daroga (#17288-49)
Jason E. Duhn (26807-06)
4805 Montgomery Road,
Suite 320
Norwood, OH 45212
Phone: (513) 396-8100
Fax: (847) 627-8805
Email: zdaroga@logs.com
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LEGAL NOTICE
State Of Indiana
County Of Scott
In The Scott Superior Court
Cause No: 72D01-1908-JC- 000074
SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF CHILD IN NEED OF SERVICES HEARING
IN THE MATTER OF:
DR – DOB 1/12/2012
A CHILD ALLEGED TO BE
A CHILD IN NEED OF SERVICES
AND
KRISTINA ALBERTSON (BIOLOGICAL MOTHER) AND
ANY UNKNOWN ALLEGED FATHERS
TO: Any Unknown Alleged Father Whereabouts unknown
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to Any Unknown Alleged Fathers, 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) Initial Hearing on 3/3/2020 at 11:00 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
Alexa Brewster, 35830-72
Attorney, Indiana Department of Child Services
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LEGAL NOTICE
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT NO. 1
FOR SCOTT COUNTY
STATE OF INDIANA
CASE NO. 72D01-1911-PL-000050
JOHN EDRINGTON and
SARAH EDRINGTON,
Plaintiffs
vs.
JAM Real Estate, LLC,
and JEFFERY MURPHY,
Defendants
SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION
To JAM REAL ESTATE, LLC and JEFFERY MURPHY, whose whereabouts are unknown. Said Defendants are notified that a Verified Complaint was filed on November 15, 2019, in the Office of the Clerk of the Scott Superior Court, Scottsburg, Indiana 47170. This Notice may be served by publication. You must answer the complaint in writing to be filed with the Court, by you or your attorney, in accordance with I.C. 31-3-1-6.3 with the Court above within thirty (30) days after the date of this Notice, or judgment will be entered against you for what the Plaintiffs have demanded.
If you deny the demand and/or have a claim for relief against the Plaintiffs arising from the same transaction or occurrence, you must assert it in your written answer.
It is suggested that you consult with an attorney of your choice regarding this matter.
This notice issued this 27th day of January, 2020.
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Superior Court
Rachele L. Cummins

22323-49

Attorney for Plaintiffs
Smith Carpenter Fondrisi Cummins & Schulte LLC
209 E. Chestnut Street
PO Box 98
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
(812) 282-7736
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LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF SCOTT
IN THE SCOTT CIRCUIT COURT
Case No.: 72C01-2002-EU-0005
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
MAX HUCKLEBERRY, Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Notice is given that Larry Ray Huckleberry was, on February 3, 2020, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Max Huckleberry, deceased, who died on January 5, 2020. The Personal Representative is authorized to administer the estate without Court supervision.
All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred.
Dated: February 3, 2020.
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
ROBERT L. HOUSTON, #7800-72
HOUSTON, THOMPSON and LEWIS, PC
49 East Wardell Street
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Telephone: (812) 752-5920
Fax: (812) 752-6989
Email: rhouston@htllawyers.com
Attorney for the Estate of Max Huckleberry
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LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF SCOTT
IN THE SCOTT CIRCUIT COURT
Case No: 72C01-2001-EU-004
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
CLARA MOORE, Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Notice is given that Tonya Moore was on January 30, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Clara Moore, deceased, who died on December 4, 2019. The Personal Representative is authorized to administer the estate without Court supervision.
All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred.
Dated: January 30, 2020.
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
Robert L. Houston, #7800-72
HOUSTON, THOMPSON and LEWIS, PC
49 East Wardell Street
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Telephone: (812) 752-5920
Fax: (812) 752-6989
Email: rhouston@htllawyers.com
Attorney for the Estate of Clara Moore
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LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF JACKSON
IN THE JACKSON SUPERIOR 1 COURT
DAVID NICHTER,
MICHELLE NICHTER,
Plaintiffs,
VS.
KAREN FOX NANTZ
PENNY AUSTIN, and
ANY AND ALL OTHERS CLAIMING
TITLE TO REAL ESTATE,
Defendants.
CAUSE NO.: 36D01-2001-PL-000004
NOTICE OF FILING OF QUIET TITLE ACTION
To: Any and All Others Claiming Title to Real Estate
Notice is hereby given that on January 29, 2020, the Plaintiffs, David Nichter and Michelle Nichter, filed a Complaint for Quiet Title in the office of the Clerk of Jackson County, Indiana. The identities and whereabouts of Defendants, Any and All Others Claiming Title to Real Estate which is located as part of 514 Northeastern Drive, Seymour, Indiana, including its Successors or Assigns, are unknown.
If you have any interest in said real estate which is located as part of Northeastern Drive, Seymour, Indiana, you must respond to this notice by entering your appearance in the above-captioned cause within thirty (30) days of the last publication of this notice or this cause will be heard and decided in your absence.
Dated February 13, 2020
Melissa J. Hayes, Clerk
of the Jackson County Courts of
Jackson County, Indiana
Travis J. Thompson, #22549-49
FARROW & THOMPSON, P.C.
Attorney for Plaintiffs
P.O. Box 644
113 East Second Street
Seymour, Indiana 47274
Phone Number (812) 522-6949
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Don’t Blame Me, Life Made Me That Way

by Curt Kovener

I do not know if schools still issue a hard-copy report card. Perhaps email, text or some specialized app may get student grades to parents these days. But back in the middle part of the last century, report cards got their name because they were on card stock to be taken home by the student for signing by the parent. This was done to help ensure that parents knew the scholastic progress of their progeny.
I did not fret or fear report card day as I generally brought home A’s & B’s, unlike my younger siblings. However my downfall was conduct where there were frequent D’s. Fortunately, conduct was not counted toward one’s honor roll achievement. My father maintained that those below average grades were because I couldn’t keep my mouth shut. I maintain that it was educator retribution because most teachers clearly misunderstood my twisted razor sharp wit.
Take for example some of the following thoughts and observations on the human condition.
•‘Revenge’ sounds so mean. That’s why I like to call it ‘returning the favor’.
•I’m sorry I hurt your feelings when I called you stupid. I really thought you already knew.
•Hey, I found your nose. It was in my business again.
•Friday is my second favorite F-word. The first is food—definitely food.
•Sometimes I need what only you can provide…your absence.
•I can’t be responsible for what my face does when you talk.
•Did you fall from Heaven? Because so did Satan.
•You can tell when I am forced to use those self-checkouts in big box stores. I’m the guy yelling at the screen “There is no unexpected item in the bagging area!”
•I haven’t lost my mind. Half of it just wandered off and the other half went looking for it.
•There is no need to repeat yourself. I ignored you just fine the first time.
•Everyone was thinking it. I just said it.
•If people don’t occasionally walk away from you shaking their heads, you’re doing something wrong.
•Some people call them swear words. I call them attention compelling sentence enhancers.
•I love sarcasm. It’s like punching people in the nose but with words.
•I had my patience tested. I’m negative.