Scott Deputies Continue Crusade Against Drugs

Scott County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested five people on a variety of drug charges last week.
On Friday, July 3, Corporal Kenton Makowsky met with a Jackson County Deputy in Crothersville where an active arrest warrant was served. Kayla Marling, 27, was arrested on the warrant for charging her with possession of a syringe and possession of paraphernalia.
On Saturday, July 4, Deputy James Ward responded to an altercation, of all places, in front of the Scott County Jail. His investigation led to the arrest of Kelsey Brunofsky, 27, of Memphis for disorderly conduct, public intoxication, possession of a syringe and possession a narcotic.
On Sunday, July 5, Sgt. Keith Hartman and Deputies James Ward and Christopher Bowling were called to a residence in rural Scott County on a report of a disturbance. Their investigation led to the arrest of Robert Campbell, 44, of Scottsburg for battery resulting in bodily injury to another person, cruelty to an animal, striking a service animal, intimidation, criminal trespass and failure to register as a sex offender.
On Tuesday, July 7, Deputy Charlie Morgan made a traffic stop and talked with the vehicles’ driver Josee Rae Lee, 24, of Milton, Kentucky. As a result of his investigation, Lee faces charges of possession of a controlled, possession or a legend drug, maintaining a common nuisance, possession marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia.
On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, Deputy Morgan made another traffic stop and spoke with the driver, Michael West, 24, of Scottsburg. West was charged with possession of a narcotic drug and maintaining a common nuisance.
All were incarcerated in Scott County Jail.

Scams Targeting Utility Customers On The Rise During Pandemic

Scams targeting electric and natural gas customers are on the rise, with imposters implementing new tactics during the pandemic to trick utility customers out of money and personal information.
In Indiana, Duke Energy customers have reported more than 1,400 scam attempts in June, which is close to the total reports for all of 2019.
“Unfortunately, the scammers appear to be preying on the uncertainty and financial hardship caused by the pandemic, and they are tracking trends and adjusting their tactics,” said Jared Lawrence, Duke Energy’s vice president of revenue services and metering. “As new scam techniques are employed, it is imperative that customers stay alert, informed and make a concerted effort to guard their personal information and money.”
Scammers have added a new tactic, which promises to mail customers refund checks for overpayments on their accounts if they can confirm their personal data, including birthdays and, in some cases, social security numbers.
Generally, Duke Energy will apply refunds as a credit to customers’ accounts and will not contact customers to verify personal information by phone, email or in person in order to mail a check.
Scam reports also indicate that phone scammers posing as utility providers continue to call and insist customers are delinquent on their bills. The scammer typically claims a service disconnection is pending, rigs caller ID to mimic your utility provider, and demands the money in the form of a prepaid debit card.
Duke Energy has currently suspended disconnections for nonpayment.
Common scam tactics include:
•A call with pre-recorded voice, often referred to as a robocall, with a caller ID display showing the customer’s utility’s name.
•A mimicked Interactive Voice Response menu that customers typically hear when they call their utility.
•Threats to disconnect power or natural gas service to a customer’s home or business within an hour.
•Immediate payment demands by prepaid debit card.
•With many utilities suspending nonpay disconnections during the COVID-19 pandemic, scammers are now promising refund checks if the customer makes a payment and the pending disconnect was an error.
Customers who suspect they have been victims of fraud or who feel threatened during contact with one of these scammers should:
•Hang up the phone, especially if it’s a robo call.
•Call the utility provider by using the phone number provided on the bill or on the company’s official website, followed by a call to the police.
•Never purchase a prepaid debit card or gift card to avoid service disconnection or shutoff. Do not pay over the phone if immediate payment is demanded by a prepaid card to avoid a disconnection. Legitimate utility companies do not specify how customers should make a bill payment, and they always offer a variety of ways to pay a bill, including accepting payments online, by phone, automatic bank draft, mail or in person.

Coronavirus Cancels Family Reunions

Two area family reunions traditionally held in August have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Peacock reunion, planned for Aug. 9, has been cancelled as has the Davis-Murphy reunion scheduled for Aug. 23.
Reunion organizers said, “We want to keep everyone safe and hope to see you next year.”

Not The Time For Hoosiers To Relax

by Curt Kovener

Festering uneasiness across the country is underscored by the growing numbers of new cases of coronavirus, especially across the sun belt and western states. Arizona, Texas, California, Florida and the Carolinas are among the new hot spots. Emerging cases in those places alone reveal the truth about the current state of the COVID-19 public health crisis.
Overall, the U.S. has seen record levels of more than 50,000 new cases per day last week. The death toll has risen to 130,000-plus with more than 3 million total cases registered since the pandemic reached American shores earlier this year.
Hoosiers can take some comfort in knowing that neither their state nor surrounding states are part of the new coronavirus mix. There are reasons for that. People throughout the Midwest did the hard work in recent months to keep the spread of the virus under control.
By & large we made sacrifices, followed rules and guidelines, and showed respect for their neighbors.
But that story could be changing. The state has seen increases in cases the past two weeks and deaths are now approaching 2,600. Total cases exceed 51,000 and are increasing.
Jackson and Scott Counties have managed to avoid becoming a hot spot, although total cases continue to climb. As of this writing, Jackson County is up to 478 cases with 3,885 people tested for a higher than state average (9.2%) of 12.3%. Jackson County has had three deaths.
Scott County has reported 164 cases with testing 2,675 residents for a below state average of 6.1%. However, nine people have died in Scott County.
Indiana is on the brink of a complete reopening. Gov. Eric Holcomb postponed the full reopening and for the most part kept the state at status quo until later this month. That was a wise move.
States that are suffering severe spikes in cases now attribute the resurgence of the virus mostly to reopening too soon and taking a lax approach to addressing the threat at the start.
Closing wide swaths of the state’s economy was a difficult exercise and will have long-term negative effects on people, communities and institutions. But for the sake of public health, it was the right thing to do. Given time, Indiana will recover from the economic fallout. In the meantime, people’s health must remain the first priority.
We understand the urge to get back to business as usual. But now is not the time to retreat from the battle against the spread of COVID-19.
We must continue to take care of each other and minimize risks. The coronavirus is still very much in our midst and will take whatever opportunities it gets to infect more of us.
Everyone can play a role by wearing masks in public, avoiding large gatherings and washing their hands.
The prescription remains the same and has helped Indiana maintain some semblance of coronavirus control.
Don’t stop now.

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICE
The following will be sold for charges:
193 N. GARDNER ST
SCOTTSBURG
On 07/31/2020 @ 09:00 AM
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KL5JD56Z67K530019
$570.00
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$570.00
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$1,244.95
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LEGAL NOTICE
Legal Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given that the Scottsburg Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing at Scottsburg City Hall, 2 E. McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, IN on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 6:30 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 “Detailed Statement of Variance Requested” below:
Case Number: BZA-3-20
Applicant: Jerry Mills
Owners: JAM Contractors, LLC
Zoning District: R-1 Residential
Detailed Statement of Variance Requested: Applicant requests a Variance from Article 3.B.4.a.2 of the Scott County Zoning Ordinance of approximately 17.5’ for road frontage on both proposed lots and a Variance from Article 3.B.4.a.1 for lot size for both proposed lots of approximately 3,425 square feet per lot.
Reasons necessitating the Variance: Applicant requests Variance for the purpose of dividing property and the construction one single dwelling on each proposed lot.
Description of Property Affected: 72-05-20-240-116.000-008-008 is located at 317 N Main Street and contains approximately .23 acres.
The petition (application) and file on this matter are available for public inspection during the regular working hours of the Scottsburg Advisory Plan Commission at Scottsburg City Hall, 2 E. McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, IN until two (2) business days prior to the hearing date. If you have questions or wish to make your position on this matter known to the Board, please call (812) 722-1157.
Ashlee Campbell
Executive Secretary
Board of Zoning Appeals
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Jackson
Before the Board of Zoning Appeals of the City of Seymour
In the Matter of the Application James Lindsey
Case #: B.Z.A.-O-15-20
Date Filed: 7/9/20
Public Hearing Date: 7/28/20
For Development Standards Variance For Real Estate within the Jurisdiction of the Board of Zoning Appeals of the City of Seymour, Indiana
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON AN APPLICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS VARIANCE
The Board of Zoning Appeals of the City of Seymour, Indiana will hold a public hearing on the 28th day of July, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 301-309 N. Chestnut Street, Seymour, Indiana on an “Application for Development Standards Variance” for real estate within the jurisdiction of the Board of Zoning Appeals. A copy of the application 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 application at 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 Lindsey and the owner is the same. The affected real estate is 303 W Cardinal Drive. The present zoning classification is R-1, Single Family Residential.
The applicant is requesting to vary from the required 25 ft. setback off the back to a 0 setback to build a carport..
The legal description of the real estate affected is as follows: Sunrise Pkwy 1st 16.
This notice is provided pursuant to Titles 5 & 36 of the Indiana Code and Chapter 157 of the Municipal Code of the City of Seymour, Indiana.
Jeremy Gray, Secretary
Board of Zoning Appeals
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Jackson
In the Jackson Circuit Court
Case No: 36C01-2006-MI-048
In the Matter of the Name Change of
Malikai Miller, a minor child
Petitioner
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Jesse Cordes, whose mailing address 4635 N US Hwy 31, Seymour, IN 47274 in Jackson County, Indiana and parent/guardian of Malikai Miller, a minor child, hereby gives notice that he has filed a petition in the Jackson Circuit Court requesting that his name be changed from Malikai Miller to Malikai Cordes.
Jesse Cordes
Petitioner
Dated: June 24, 2020
Melissa Hayes
Clerk, Jackson Circuit Court
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In The Scott Superior Court
Cause No. 72D01-2006-MI-24
IN RE: The Name Change of Karen D. Hamilton
Petitioner
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Karen D. Hamilton, whose mailing address is 495 N 2nd St., Scottsburg, IN 47170 in Scott County, Indiana, hereby gives notice that Karen D. Hamilton has filed a petition in the Scott Superior Court requesting that her name be changed to Olivia Sage Kilroy.
Notice is further given that the hearing will be held on said Petition on August 10th, 2020 at 10:45 a.m.
Karen D. Hamilton
Petitioner
Dated: June 25, 2020
Marsha Owens Howser
Judicial Officer
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LEGAL NOTICE
State Of Indiana
County Of Scott
In The Scott Circuit Court
Cause No.: 72C01-2006-EU-0020
In The Matter Of The Unsupervised Administration Of The Estate Of William Mulllins, Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Notice is given that Patsy Dawson was on June 25, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of William Mullins, deceased, who died on August 2, 2019, testate. The Personal Representative is authorized to administer the estate with 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: June 25, 2020.
Missy Applegate
Clerk
Scott Circuit Court
Kerry Thompson
Attorney for the Estate of
William Mullins
HOUSTON, THOMPSON and LEWIS, PC
49 East Wardell Street
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Telephone: (812) 752-5920
Facsimile: (812) 752-6989
E-Mail: kthompson@htllawyers.com
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION
Cause No. 36C01-2006-EU-44
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Pursuant to IC.29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Alvin Sawyer, Jr., was on the 15th day of June, 2020, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Alvin Sawyer, Sr., deceased, Who died on the 12th day of May, 2020, 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 15th day of June, 2020.
Melissa H. Hayes
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana
William M. Braman
LORENZO BEVERS BRAMAN & CONNELL LLP
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 524-9000
Braman.William@outlook.com
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Cause No. 36C01-1910-EU071
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Rita Davis was on the 7th day of October, 2019, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Herbert E. Woodard, deceased, who died testate on September 4, 2019.
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 7th day of October, 2019.
Melissa J. Hayes,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate:
Susan D. Bevers
Lorenzo, Bevers, Braman & Connell
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 524-9000
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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, August 12, 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-04-20
Applicant: Bradley and Sue Ann Blaylock
Owners: Bradley and Sue Ann Blaylock
Present Zoning: A – Agriculture
Description of Action Requested: Variance requested from Zoning Ordinance standards requiring a 30-foot setback from side property line so that applicants may have constructed a lean-to onto an existing pole barn to shelter a large RV. The lean-to will be within five (5) feet of the property line at its closest point.
Description of Property Affected: Parcel #72-04-32-200-010.002-001 cka 5668 West Oak Hill Road, Scottsburg, IN 47170
Reasons necessitating Request: Location selected so that there is no interference with septic system and so that applicants will be able to use present driveway for access. Pole barn built by previous owners sets at an angle with back corner right at 30-foot distance.
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
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In The Scott Superior Court
Cause No. 72D01-2007-MI-29
IN RE: The Name Change of Ranee Herron
Petitioner
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Ranee Herron, whose mailing address is 203 S. New York Street, Austin, IN 47102 in Scott County, Indiana, hereby gives notice that Ranee Herron has filed a petition in the Scott Superior Court requesting that her name be changed to Renee Lynn Herron.
Ranee Herron
Petitioner
Dated: July 7, 2020
Marsha Owens Howser
Judicial Officer
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LEGAL NOTICE
State Of Indiana
County Of Scott
In The Scott Superior Court
Cause No: 72D01-2001-JC-002
In The Matter Of:
TP – DOB 1/2/2004
A Child Alleged To Be A Child In Need Of Services
and
Bridget Hurst (Biological Mother)
Heather Plance (Stepmother)
Steven Plance (Biological Father)
SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF CHILD IN NEED OF SERVICES HEARING
TO: Bridget Hurst 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) Initial Hearing on 9/17/2020 at 9:15 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 D. Bischoff, 35830-72
Attorney,
Indiana Department of Child Services
1050 W. Community Way
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Office: 812-752-2503
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