CHS Boys Basketball Coach Jailed On Child Solicitation Charge

Greg Kilgore

Crothersville High School Athletic Director and boys’ varsity basketball coach Gregory T. Kilgore, 52, of Crothersville was arrested just before noon last Wednesday on a Jackson Circuit Court warrant charging him with child solicitation.
On Wednesday, March 18, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department received a report of possible inappropriate messages being sent through social media from a Crothersville High School employee to a 14 year-old female who is an 8th grade student at Crothersville.
Jackson County Sheriff’s Detective Mark Holt conducted the initial investigation into the allegations after being contacted by Jackson County Department of Child Services. The incident had been reported to JCDCS by Crothersville School administrators, according to court documents.
Through the investigation, it was learned that inappropriate messages were sent from Kilgore to the 14 year-old female, according to Holt’s report.
According to the court documents, in January of this year Kilgore asked to follow the teenager on social media.
According to the court document filed by Holt, the teenager agreed explaining that she was involved in athletics in the middle school and thought the high school basketball coach was just interested in sports at the school.
Holt’s report read that the victim said Kilgore began sending her messages “telling her to smile” and “that she was pretty”. The teenager told the detective that Kilgore would wink and smile at her in the hallways at the school, the court document read.
But the messages became sexual in nature the week of March 16, according to Holt’s affidavit.
The teenager took screen shots of the messages and gave them to her mother who notified CHS Principal Adam Robinson.
Due to content in the messages, Kilgore was charged with child solicitation, a Level 5 felony, by Deputy Prosecutor Daniel Carnes and Jackson Circuit Court Judge Richard Poynter signed a warrant for his arrest on Tuesday, March 24.
Jackson County Detectives located Kilgore at residence in Jennings County on Wednesday, March 25, around 11 a.m. and was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. Kilgore was released from jail at 3:08 p.m. on Thursday after posting a $1,000 cash bond. As a condition of the bond Kilgore is to have no contact with the juvenile victim, according to Judge Poynter.
North Vernon attorney Mark J. Dove has been retained by Kilgore to defend him. A not guilty plea has been entered in the case and a jury trial has been scheduled for Sept. 22 in Jackson Circuit Court.
Earlier last month Kilgore coached the Crothersville Tigers to their first boys’ basketball sectional title in the school’s history. After first postponing the Regional because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IHSAA then canceled the remainder of the state tournament.
Kilgore resigned his school coaching and athletic director positions after the allegations were made, according to school superintendent Dr. Terry Goodin.
The investigation is on-going and authorities ask that any parent or student which knowledge of this or any additional messaging to contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department if you believe you have any additional information.

Scott County Adds Property Tax Payment Options

Scott County Treasurer Sheryl Jent said that despite the current pandemic and curtailed operating hours, the spring installment of property taxes will still be due by Monday, May 11. The tax statements are scheduled to mail out next week on April 9, she said.
“Scott County Government is committed to providing all possible safety measures during the current pandemic emergency,” she said.
Scott County taxpayers have several payment options:
1) There is a new Treasurer Drop-off box located on the east side (First Street) of the courthouse.
2) For the first time, payments can be paid online; transaction fees will apply.
3) Call the treasurer at 812-752-8414 to pay by phone; transaction fees will apply.
4) Mail check along with payment coupon in envelope provided to: Scott County Treasurer, 1 E. McClain Avenue, Suite 140, Scottsburg, IN 47170.
The treasurer advised that: Insufficient funds will void tax payment. Receipt(s) can be mailed to taxpayer if self-addressed stamped envelope is enclosed with payment. To ensure prompt posting of your tax payment, please detach and return the spring payment coupon with your payment or write parcel number on check.
“Please remember the statement you receive includes both Spring and Fall coupons,” she said. “Statements are not mailed again in the fall.
Banks in Scott County also accept tax payments and offer Saturday hours that the courthouse does not. Banks accepting tax payments include:
•Wesbanco in Scottsburg and Austin
•New Washington State Bank in Scottsburg
•Stock Yards Bank in Austin
“You must present tax bill coupon(s) to bank when paying,” advised the treasurer.
The Treasurer said if you can’t pay the entire tax amount due, please come in and make a partial payment to avoid any additional penalty. Partial payments are accepted year round.
The following credit/debit cards are accepted as payments: Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American Express; however, there will be a fee collected by the vendor – not Scott County.
If your mortgage company is responsible for the payment of your taxes, please forward statement to them immediately.
Questions regarding:
Assessments should be addressed to the Assessor’s Office at 752-8436.
Exemptions/Deductions questions should be addressed to the Auditor’s Office at 752-8408.
Tax questions can be handled by the Treasurer’s Office at 752-8414.

Scott County Clerk Reduces Office Hours Following Governor’s Mandate

Scott County Clerk Missy Applegate has announced that due the to governor’s order to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, she is reducing office hours and staff until at least April 7.
There will be myself and two deputy clerks working in the office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 8:30 to noon on Wednesday.
Necessary in-person appointments can be made by calling the clerk’s office at 812-752-8420, she said.

Being Vintage in the Age of Coronavirus

by Viv Sade
Viv is an award winning Hoosier journalist who is not old but ‘vintage’. She says she is a 5-Hour Energy mom/grandma who has never found shoes to match the bags under her eyes. Her motto: Getting Olds Sucks—Resist!

I’ve procrastinated a long time before beginning this column, but now seems to be the perfect time.
I came to this conclusion yesterday, after I downed a glass of wine at 11 a.m. and spontaneously started yelling overly enthusiastic greetings out my front door at neighbors who have never met me as they walked their children and dogs on the other side of the street. It was a desperate attempt to talk to a human being, any human being, face to face, albeit 125 feet away.
Most of them glanced my way then quickly slid their necks down inside their parkas and scurried down the sidewalk, as though I was “that” woman on the block. We all know who “that” woman on the block is. She’s the one who hoards egg cartons and dental floss and feeds her leftover vegetables to the millions of rabbits that have proliferated and taken over the neighborhood.
Yikes. That might be me.
Moving on. I’m in the designated age group most likely to die from the coronavirus. The one who might be refused treatment because there’s not enough equipment to save everyone. The one the doctors will look at, raise one eyebrow and ask in a perplexed tone, “Seriously, you want to live?”
I do, actually.
This option of seniors throwing up their arms and saying, “Take me, take me!” really came to light after the lieutenant governor of Texas suggested grandparents would be willing to die to save the country’s economy during the coronavirus crisis. What the …??
I definitely wasn’t consulted on this, nor were any of my friends. We’re going to need more specifics. Exactly whose wealth are we are dying for? Cause we know it ain’t ours. Do we have to flatline completely or can we just get seriously ill and make a comeback— ala Pet Cemetery— when the economy springs back to its feet?
Is this grandparental suicide pact limited only to the coronavirus? Or, is there a chance an earmark could be slipped into the Die Seniors Die Dammit Sen. Bill 666 and expanded to include indigestion, knee replacements and gout?
I don’t know, I’m torn. I’m a patriot, but I kind of want to live. I’ve got a new grandchild coming in October, for God’s sake, and I just ordered new laminate flooring for the utility room. It took months to decide on the color — not too light as to show all the dirt and not so dark that it looks like a prison cell. What I’m saying is that I’m looking forward to rocking my new grandson and to my new Creamy Oak Cappuccino flooring rocking my utility room.
It wouldn’t bother me as much if it wasn’t just old, white male politicians suggesting this hara-kiri crap. I don’t see any people of color or younger people suggesting we line up for cremation in order to bail out the big banks and stockholders. But then again, my black friends are my age and my kids might be timid about telling me to die, just die.
I’ll give it some thought and mull it over. In the meantime, I’m going to pour another glass of wine and yell out the front door at people I don’t know.

No Foolin’ (Or Maybe Not)

by Curt Kovener

The Times has been in print for 40 years and we can easily count on one hand the number of times the Times was published on April Fools Day.
There’s no question that April Fools’ Day is one of the most widely recognized non-religious holidays in the Western world. Children prank parents, coworkers prank coworkers, and national news outlets still prank their readers.
How did April Fools’ Day begin, and how did it become an international phenomenon? The totally-legit, not-pulling-your-leg answer to the origin of April Fools’ Day is: Nobody really knows.
April Fools’ Day is apparently an ancient enough tradition that the earliest recorded mentions, like the following excerpt from a 1708 letter to Britain’s Apollo magazine, ask the same question we do: “Whence proceeds the custom of making April Fools?”
One likely predecessor to the origin of April Fools day is the Roman tradition of Hilaria (the cheerful ones), a spring festival which included games, processions, and masquerades, during which disguised commoners could imitate nobility to devious ends.
It’s hard to say whether this ancient revelry’s similarities to modern April Fools’ Day are legit or coincidence, as the first recorded mentions of the holiday didn’t appear until several hundred years later. The first mention of April Fools’ Day in Britain comes in 1686 when biographer John Aubrey described April 1st as a “Fooles holy day.”
Some of the greatest pranks of somewhat modern time were:
On April 1, 1835 the New York Sun prints a hoax that astronomers have discovered life on the moon and the US was gripped in fear of moon men.
On April 1, 1957 a BBC news show depicts the Swiss Spaghetti Harvest with farmers pulling strands of spaghetti from trees. The network was deluged with callers asking where they can buy a spaghetti tree.
April 1, 1978 the residents of Sydney Australia gawk at an iceberg floating in Sydney Harbor. Prankster Dick Smith claimed he towed it from Antarctia and the Australian Navy offers to help moor it. Eventually everyone realizes that it is just a barge Smith covered in white plastic and firefighting foam.
April 1, 1980: The BBC (again, those rascals) broadcast that the four clock faces of the iconic Big Ben will be switched to digital and its clock hands will be given away to the first eight callers. Many listeners were shocked and angry and called Members of Parliment to protest. But thousands of others called to get their free clock hand from Big Ben.
On April 1, 1997, a widely circulated email claimed the chemical compound DHMO is colorless, odorless and kills thousands of people each year by accidental inhalation. The email called for its ban from production claiming that it is now found in lakes, streams and rivers and is a major component of acid rain. Tens of thousands of internet believers became panic stricken until DHMO was revealed to be water.
Though it didn’t occur on April 1 and was not intended as a joke, on Oct. 30, 1938, the day before Halloween, an Orson Welles’ radio broadcast of ‘War of the Worlds’ was so real that it convinced millions of listeners that the earth was under attack by aliens from another planet.
No foolin’!

Legal Notices

2020 Scott Tax Rates
CCS 2019 APR

The members of Zoah Christian Church, 700 N. Zoah Church Road, Scottsburg, Indiana will meet Sunday morning April the 5th at 10:30 AM to elect a Trustee. The name of Gene Amos had been approved by the Church’s Board and will be voted on by the members present for approval to serve as Zoah Trustee.
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Legal Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given that the Scott County Advisory Board of Zoning will hold a Public Hearing at the Scott County Courthouse, 1 East McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, IN, on Wednesday April 8, 2020, at 6:00 P.M 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-03-20
Applicants: Roland and Gayle Collins
Owners: Roland and Gayle Collins
Description of Action Requested: Applicants requesting that a Variance be granted from Zoning Ordinance standard of 950 square feet of living space so that a mobile home containing at least 700 square feet of living space can be used as a CU residence for his parents, both of whom have medical conditions. Variance CU-05-19 granted in October, 2019, and amended in January, 2020, to allow placement of mobile home on applicant’s property based on medical need of parents.
Description of Property Affected: 72-06-19-100-006.001-005 cka 12 North Napper Road, Lexington, IN 47138, and containing 2.27 acres accessible by legal easement.
The petition (application) and file on this matter are available for public inspection during the regular working hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, at the Scott County Courthouse, 1 E. McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, IN in Suite G40 until two days prior to the hearing date. (Office: 812-752-8445, ext. 1)
Martha A. Randall
SC BZA Administrative Assistant
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Rhonda’s RV Auto Inc.
1251 State Rroad 256 W
Austin IN 47102
The following will be sold for charges on April 17, 2020 at 9 a.m. at 1251 State Road 256 W.
2007 Chevrolet
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In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Erin Long personal representative, was on the 23rd day of March, 2020, appointed personal representative of the Estate of Anthony S. Long, deceased, who died on February 26, 2020.
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 23rd day of March, 2020.
Melissa J. Hayes
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana
Denise K. Connell
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274(812) 524-9000
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State Of Indiana
County Of Jackson
In The Jackson Circuit Court
Cause No. 36C01-2003-EU-25
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Priscilla Wischmeier was on the 23rd day of March, 2020, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Dillard
Wischmeier, deceased, who died intestate on March 10, 2020.
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 23rd day of March, 2020.
Melissa Hayes,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate:
Denise K. Connell
Lorenzo, Bevers, Braman & Connell
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
Phone: (812) 524-9000
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State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
In the Matter of the Name Change of Brandi Nicole Frazier-Bey
Brandi Nicole Frazier-Bey, whose mailing address 692 E. Cutshall Road, Austin, IN 47102 in Scott County, Indiana hereby gives notice that she intends to file a petition in the Scott Superior Court requesting that her name be changed from Brandi Nicole Frazier-Bey to Jerica Nicole Kusi Boateng.
Brandi Nicole Frazier-Bey
Dated: April 1, 2020
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
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State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
Case No: 72D01-2003-MI-009
In the Matter of the Name Change of
Dakota Michael Watrous
Dakota Michael Watrous, whose mailing address 635 S. 3rd St., 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 Dakota Michael Watrous to Dakota Michael Stidham.
Dakota Michael Watrous
Dated: March 16, 2020
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
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In The Circuit Court
For Jackson County
State Of Indiana
Cause No.: 36D01-2003-PL-13
Jack Pine Properties, LLC,
Penny S. Scott, Med-1 Solutions, LLC,
Unknown Occupant, All Other
Interested Parties, and The World,
Parcel # 36-66-17-403-184.000-009
Defendants Penny S. Scott, Med-1 Solutions, LLC, Unknown Occupant, All Other Interested Parties, and the World, are hereby notified that a Complaint was filed in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Jackson County, Indiana, seeking to quiet title to certain real property in Jackson County, Indiana, more particularly described as follows, to-wit:
Lot number nine (9) in Block “B” in Highlawn Addition to the City of Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana.
If the named Defendants, or those claiming from, under or through them wish to contest the allegations of the Complaint, they must file an Answer in the above-named Court within thirty (30) days after the last date of service of this Notice by publication.
If they do not file an Answer to the Complaint within thirty (30) days after the third (3rd) publication of this Notice, the above named Court will enter judgment against such Defendants and award the Plaintiff the relief sought.
Melissa J. Hayes
Clerk, Jackson Circuit
Justin E. Endres # 28205-22
Katelyn M. Hines #32828-22
126 West Spring Street
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 945-2555
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