The Times Takes A Holiday Break

This will be the final issue of 2020 for the Crothersville Times as we take our traditional holiday vacation. Look for your first issue of the Times on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.
From Curt the editor, Becky the occasional columnist, Willow the Cat and Emma the Great Pyrenees who are in charge of Wilderness critter control…thanks for reading and Happy Holidays!

Indiana Supreme Court Suspends Jury Trials Until March Due To COVID

Jackson & Scott County Prosecutors Say It Will be Business As Usual For Them

Last week the Indiana Supreme Court handed down an Order Suspending Jury Trials statewide until March 1, 2021, citing the need for drastic measures as COVID-19 continues to surge. The state’s highest court beleives in-person jury trials pose an exceptional risk to everyone involved—even if every precaution is taken.
“We have hope that 2021 will bring improved conditions. But hoping is not enough. There is more we must do, and we must act now,” Chief Justice Loretta Rush said about the Court’s latest action to address the pandemic. “Since March, we have been balancing the requirement to keep courts open with the need for public health. The worsening pandemic creates urgency for us to halt jury trials as we maintain all other court operations, including through remote proceedings.”
The Supreme Court has given local courts authority to adjust operations since the beginning of the public health emergency, most recently in a November 10 order. This authority has included holding remote proceedings and streaming public hearings online.
In addition, a Resuming Operations Task Force released guidance on managing court proceedings as conditions change, guidance on safely resuming court operations, and protocols for mitigating in-court exposures.
Despite all the measures that have been taken, more than 6,000 Hoosiers have died from the virus, and Indiana has the fourth highest daily cases per 100,000 residents in the nation. By limiting non-essential in-court proceedings, Indiana courts can avoid intensifying the pandemic’s impact on our communities.
According to Scott County Prosecutor Chris Owens, his office will use other means allowable to see that criminals are held accountable during the jury trial suspension.
“Our office will still fight to resolve cases by agreement and we will continue to use other ways to see that people charged with crimes in our county are held responsible for their actions,” Owens said. “I have met with my staff and stressed the importance of continuing to keep cases moving toward resolution so that a backlog does not occur. During this time, we will put extra effort into the types of hearings that are still allowed, like probation violations or offenders who violate conditions of their bond.”
“We’ll not be slowing down during this time and criminals in our community should be put on notice that we will still pursue you and see to it that justice is being served,” he added.
Jackson County Prosecutor Jeff Chalfant said the suspension of jury trials is “necessary for everyone’s safety and health” and it shouldn’t be much of an inconvenience for the prosecutor’s office.
“When March rolls around hopefully people can come in and have a trial if they want to,” he said.
Chalfant said there were no jury trials from March until August because of Indiana’s stay-at-home order that lasted from late March through early May, and because there has not been a lot of jury trials in Jackson County this year.
Between August and November, six felony jury trials were conducted.

Christmas ‘Star’ Celestial Event Visible This Week

When Jupiter and Saturn appear close together in the night sky this week, their combined light might be what the Bible’s nativity story in the Gospel of Matthew called the Star of Bethlehem, according to faculty and staff at Ball State University.
“People have long wondered if the Star of Bethlehem could be explained by natural celestial events. Some astronomers believe the ‘star’ may have been a series of celestial events,” said Dayna Thompson, director of the Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State.
In coming days, Jupiter and Saturn will appear closer in the sky then they have in 400 years. This event has been labeled “The Great Conjunction,” Thompson said.
Such events have been recorded for thousands of years, she noted.
“For ancient people, the word ‘star’ didn’t have the same meaning that it does for us today,” she said. “Sometimes comets were referred to as stars. Also, ‘star’ didn’t have to refer to a single celestial object or event.”
Jupiter and Saturn appeared close together in the sky in the years 7, 6, and 5 BC in a constellation astrologically significant to the Jewish people. This was followed by the appearance of an exploding star in the pre-dawn sky of 5 BC. These events are all candidates for natural occurrences of the Star of Bethlehem, Thompson said.
“This is one reason why people are referring to the current close grouping of Jupiter and Saturn starting on December 21 as a ‘Christmas Star’ event,” she said. “The other reason, of course being the date of the event, as it’s so close to Christmas. December 21 also happens to be the date of the Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year.”
An astronomical conjunction occurs when any two heavenly bodies appear to pass or meet each other as seen from Earth. To make one “great,” though, requires an encounter between our solar system’s two largest planets. The orbits of Jupiter and Saturn align to allow the giant worlds to seemingly convene roughly every 20 years.
While called a Great Conjunction, of course, the planets are never actually close at all; during this week’s encounter, they will still be separated by more than 453 million miles.
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For the last great conjunction, on May 28, 2000, the apparent distance between Jupiter and Saturn in the sky was 68.9 arc minutes, or more than twice the diameter of the full moon. The 2020’s great conjunction coincides with the December solsticeand appear roughly the thickness of a dime held at arm’s length.
The last time Jupiter and Saturn appeared so close was July 16, 1623, when Galileo was still alive, a little more than a decade after he first used a telescope to discover Jupiter’s four largest moons that now collectively bear his name. The odds are low, however, that Galileo or anyone else on Earth managed to witness that great conjunction, which was virtually impossible to see because of its apparent position near the sun.
The prior great conjunction to appear as close and as visible as the current one occurred on March 4, 1226. “For perspective, Genghis Khan was still roaming Asia then,” says astronomer Patrick Hartigan at Rice University in Houston.
To view the current Great Conjunction, find a spot where you can watch the sunset with a clear horizon in front of you, free of trees or buildings. In the hour or so after nightfall, first Jupiter will appear in the western sky, and then Saturn, both shining dots distinguishable from the stars by the fact they do not twinkle.
Although the great conjunction arrived on Monday, Dec. 21, “while fading, Jupiter and Saturn will still be visble through Christmas. By watching, you can get a sense how celestial mechanics works in the nighttime sky.
The BSU planetarium’s “Christmas Star” program explores potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions about the event, researched and written by Dr. Ron Kaitchuck, the previous director of the Brown Planetarium and professor emeritus.
While the planetarium is closed this holiday season due to COVID-19, its “Christmas Star” planetarium program is on YouTube 360 at https://youtu.be/Wq_1CwKbkaY

Traffic Stops Result In Drug Arrests

On Friday, Dec. 11, Scott County Sheriff’s Deputies Johnney Coomer and Skylar Thompson responded to a traffic accident in rural Scott County where one vehicle had left the scene. As officers were conducting the investigation at the accident scene they alerted other law enforcement agencies of the description of suspect vehicle description. In a short period of time the Scottsburg City Police Department made a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle that left the scene
Deputy Coomer and Scottsburg City Police efforts led to the arrest of Amy Stacy, 35, of Deputy, for driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated endangering another, possession of a controlled substance, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, driving while suspended with a prior conviction and possession of paraphernalia.
On Sunday, Dec, 13, Deputy John Hartman stopped a vehicle in rural Scott County. His investigation led to the arrest of two people on drug related charges.
Peggy Collins, 47, of Crothersville, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a legend drug, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.
Corey Smith, 27, of Underwood, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance.
That same day Deputy John Hartman served an outstanding arrest warrant on Katherine McCarter, 37, of Scottsburg charging her with possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, driving without a license, and compulsory school attendance violation.
On Monday, Dec. 14, Deputy Johnney Coomer served an arrest warrant at the Scott County Jail on a woman incarcerated on a previous charge. Felicia King, 44, of North Vernon, now faces additional charges of possession of methamphetamine.
On Tuesday, Dec, 15, Deputies Chris Bowling and Charlie Morgan and officers with the Austin Police Department responded to a disturbance call in rural Scott County. Their investigation led to the arrest of Christopher Caudill, 36, of Austin for possession of a legend drug, possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.
All were incarcerated in Scott County Jail.

Our Covid Christmas Carol

by Curt Kovener

Life in December 2020 may feel as if we’re in a production of “A Christmas Carol.”
For Ebenezer Scrooge, the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future forced him to do some soul searching. For folks today, this tumultuous pandemic year has led to such introspection, too.
The message in Charles Dickens’ masterpiece still draws people 177 years after he wrote it. Most fans of “A Christmas Carol” already know its plot. Yet, they want to see it unfold.
Perhaps the new Christmas Classic is the film “The Man Who Invented Christmas” the story of how Dickens came to write ‘A Christmas Carol’ which changed our views of the holiday more than any churches possible could. And perhaps even changed church teachings and practice about kindness for those less fortunate and peace on earth, goodwill towards mankind.
Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol” as a commentary on the plight of the working poor in 19th-century England. As a boy, Dickens’ father fell into debt and was placed into a debtors prison in London. At age 12, that author to-be was forced to work in a blacking factory. Years later, he turned that hardship into a lesson for the society around him.
The concept of child labor sounds ancient today. The concept and practice of social injustice isn’t outdated, unfortunately.
The Dickens’ classic features literature’s most famous two-word phrase — “bah, humbug.” Scrooge uses it to swat away concerns for the working poor and indigent children, and the joys of the Christmas season. Bitter over his own life’s losses, old Ebenezer refuses to share his wealth to aid those he deems less hard-working, undeserving or inferior. Then, the ghosts interrupt Scrooge’s sleep on Christmas Eve, reminding him of what he’s done, its impact on others, and the consequences he’ll face.
Perhaps today we use “bah, humbug”as our response to the distancing from family and friends that Covid wrought.
Why do we so enjoy a story now nearly 180 years after it was written? We want to see the reformation of this guy who’s been lost. Because if he can, then maybe there is hope for us.
We all embrace our Ghost of Christmas Past: the warm memories of growing up during the holiday with family and friends.
The Ghost of Christmas Future gives Scrooge a visionary tour of his employee Bob Cratchit and family observing Christmas without their frail son Tiny Tim, Scrooge’s funeral attended by only two fellow businessmen hoping for some of Ebenezer’s money, and finally his tombstone.
“But Spirit, tell me, is there hope? Is there a chance for redemption?” Scrooge pleads. “I’m not the man I was. I’ve changed.”
And as we know, Scrooge does indeed change. Generosity replaces his miserly greed. Care for the poor replaces his selfishness. The well-being of employee Bob Cratchit and his family matters now. Scrooge no longer shuts himself off from his own family.
But those reversals only come after Scrooge looks inward. It’s easier to watch Scrooge endure that accountability check than doing so on ourselves. How many of us would like those ghosts to come into our life and show us of our foibles?
The year 2020 has placed lots of us in Scrooge’s position, perhaps for different reasons. Its impositions have peeled away the layers of our routines, down to the core essentials.
Maybe we’re appreciating parts of our lifestyles that have been temporarily halted because of the spreading COVID-19. Or, we’re realizing some things held too high a priority in our lives. Or, we’re seeing loved ones and friends as more precious than before, especially those kept distant by our isolation. Some may rethink their treatment of others with different viewpoints on the election, or those demonstrating over social injustices, or folks whose health put at risk by not masking up.
Even in this surging pandemic, we can experience Dickens’ story. Dozens of film versions exist, dating from the 1930s to the present. Anyone can find a version of “A Christmas Carol” that will connect with them.
And even in 2020, no matter our past or present, we can be reminded that we all can be redeemed. And for that Tiny Tim proclaims “God bless us, everyone.”

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICE
The following will be sold for charges:
123 W Main St., Austin
On 01/08/2021 @ 9:00 AM
2008 SATURN
1G8ZS57NX8F131360
$2,325.00
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LEGAL NOTICE
VOUCHER TO BE PRESENTED TO SCOTT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Court Claim to be approved 1/6/2021
Alcorn Sage & Schwartz, 4,273.60; Celesta Satterwhite, 165.00; David Thomas, 262.80; Fifer Law Office, 500.00; Indiana Judges Assoc., 200.00; Jason Mount, 252.80; Offices Gutierrez, 200.00; Quill Corp, 578.02; Thomson West Payment Ctr, 70.34.
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
Case No: 72D01-2012-MI-057
In the Matter of the Name Change of
Naquata Spivey
Petitioner
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Naquata Spivey, whose mailing address 1213 West Carla Lane, Scottsburg 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 Naquata Spivey to LaQuita Spivey.
Naquata Spivey
Petitioner
Dated: December 17, 2020
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
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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, January 13, 2021, 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-01-21
Applicant(s): Janice Couch
Owner(s): James Nichols
Present Zoning: A – Agriculture
Description of Action Requested: Applicant is buyer of 2-acre property on which two (2) mobiles homes are located. Said property is part of a “grandfathered” mobile home park off Little York Road now being sold off in parcels. She requests a variance from Zoning Ordinance standard of 2 acres per dwelling to allow deeds to be created for each mobile home allowing each parcel clear title to one (1) acre.
Description of Property Affected: 72-04-16-400-017.001-001 c/k/a 4509 West Little York Road and 422 Mac Nichols Drive, Scottsburg, IN 47170
Reason(s) necessitating request: Buyer is purchasing 2-acre property to provide housing for relatives, who will be reimbursing her for said debt. Once debt is retired, she wishes to deed respective 1-acre properties to relatives.
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. 72D01-1707-JC-125
IN THE MATTER OF:
SHE – DOB 5/10/2007
A Child ALLEGED TO BE A Child IN NEED OF SERVICES
And
Kelly D Elliott
(Biological Mother)
and
ANY UNKNOWN ALLEGED FATHERS
SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF child IN NEED OF SERVICES HEARING
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) Fact Finding Hearing on 2/11/2021 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:  812-752-2503
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
Cause No.: 72D01-2005-JC-66
IN THE MATTER OF:
RLM – DOB 3/23/2006
A Child ALLEGED TO BE A Child IN NEED OF SERVICES
AND
Kristy M Madden
(Mother)
Richard Madden, Sr.
(Alleged Father)
SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF child IN NEED OF SERVICES HEARING
To: Richard Madden Sr.
Whereabout 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 2/25/2021 at 10:00 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.
DUE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID—19 VIRUS, the hearing(s) will be held via remote videoconference. The hearing details are as follows: Platform: ZOOM.US; Meeting URL: https://zoom.us/j/8127528424 or https://zoom.us/my/scott.superior; Call-In Number: (312) 626-6799; Meeting ID: 812 752 8424; Meeting PIN: 850954 (if needed).
Missy Applegate
Clerk
Krista A. Willike, 32250-10
Attorney,
Indiana Department of Child Services
1050 W. Community Way
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Office: 812-752-2503
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
Cause No. 72D01-2006-JT-63
In The Matter Of The Termination Of The Parent-Child Relationship:
CNW – DOB 6/9/2018
and
Christi Wilson
(Biological Mother)
and
Any Unknown Alleged Fathers
SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS HEARING
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 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) Termination Hearing on 3/11/2021 at 9:30 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:  812-752-2503
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LEGAL NOTICE
In The Circuit Court
County Of Scott
State Of Indiana
Cause No. 72D01-2012-EU-039
In The Matter Of The Unsupervised Estate Of Thomas Gene Kirtley, Deceased.
NOTICE OF UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION
Notice is hereby given that Timothy E. Kirtley, on December 1, 2020, was appointed personal representative of the intestate Estate of Thomas Gene Kirtley, deceased, and is serving as personal representative of the decedent’s estate and was authorized to proceed under unsupervised administration. Decedent died intestate on the 8th day of September, 2020.
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: December 8, 2020
Missy Applegate
Clerk of Scott Circuit Court
Timothy E. Kirtley
Personal Representative
BARTANEN LAW OFFICE, LLC
Lawyers
212 North Water Street
Salem, Indiana 47167
Tx: (812) 883-1200
Fax: (812) 883-1700
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LEGAL NOTICE
State Of Indiana
County Of Scott
In The Scott Circuit Court
Cause No: 72C01-2011-EU-36
IN RE: The Unsupervised Estate Of Jeffry A. Padgett, Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Notice is given that Gerald A. Padgett was, on November 19, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Jeffry A. Padgett, deceased, who died on August 25, 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: November 24, 2020.
Missy Applegatee
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
Tinisha L. Bowles-Densford, #32520-72
Houston, Thompson And Lewis, PC
49 E. Wardell Street
Scottsburg, Indiana 47170
Phone: (812) 752-5920
Fax: (812) 752-6989
Email: tdensford@htllawyers.com
Attorney for Estate of Jeffry A. Padgett
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LEGAL NOTICE
In the Ciricuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana
Cause No.: 36D01-2012-EU-0101
NOTICE OF UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is given that Kelly S. Lutton was, on December 1, 2020 appointed personal representative of the estate of Larry L. Davis, deceased, who died testate on November 11, 2020.
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: December 1, 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
connell.denise@outlook.com
12/16, 12/23 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
In the Ciricuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana
Cause No.: 36D01-2011-EU-099
NOTICE OF UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is given that Ronald E. Stuckwisch personal representative was, on November 30, 2020 appointed personal representative of the estate of Richard D. Stuckwisch, deceased, who died intestate on November 6, 2020.
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: November 30, 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
connell.denise@outlook.com
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LEGAL NOTICE
In the Ciricuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana
Cause No.: 36C01-2012-EU-0103
NOTICE OF UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is given that J. Michael Hildreth was, on December 11, 2020 appointed personal representative of the estate of Jean P. Hildreth, deceased, who died testate on December 6, 2020.
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 December 15, 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
connell.denise@outlook.com
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Scott County Board of Commissioners will be receiving bids at the Office of the Scott County Auditor, Scott County Courthouse, 1 East McClain Avenue, Suite 130, Scottsburg, IN 47170, until 4:30 pm EST, January 15, 2021 for furnishing and delivering the following materials and supply requisitions by the Scott County Highway Superintendent for construction, maintenance, and repairs of County roads and bridges in the calendar year 2021.
Item

  1. Unleaded Gasoline, 89 Octane Medium Grade-Delivered by tanker loads delivered to Highway Department
  2. Diesel Fuel No. 1, Dyed Low Sulfur-Delivered by tanker loads to Highway Department
  3. Diesel Fuel No. 2, Dyed Low Sulfur-Delivered by tanker loads to Highway Department with 10% Soy Diesel Additive and with 10% Diesel Additive
  4. High Performance Cold Mix Furnished
  5. Bituminous Material Furnished
  6. Bituminous (virgin) Materials & rental of paver and related equipment at job site
  7. Bituminous (virgin) Materials furnished & delivered and rental of paver and related equipment at job site.
  8. Stone all sizes- CPU @ quarry
  9. Corrugated Ploy Pipe.
    Bids are to be let on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at 5:00 pm EST, in the Scott County Commissioners Meeting Room, Suite 128, First Floor, Courthouse.
    All bids are to be firm bids except gasoline and diesel fuel.
    All bids must be submitted to and file stamped by the Scott County Auditor on or before Friday, January 15, 2021, at 4:30 pm.
    All bids must be on approved forms by the Indiana State Board of Accounts, which can be obtained at the Auditor’s Office.
    All bids will require a bid bond in the sum of $5,000.00 and may be certified check or surety bond.
    It is our request that bidders provide pricing information ONLY for those items for which bids are sought and that each item be described in the bid as described above in this Notice to Bidders list. Except where no specific sizes are requested (stone and pipe), Responsive bids should provide pricing for each requested line item.
    The Board of Commissioners may waive any bids with irregularities and may accept or reject any bids submitted.
    If you need further information, the Scott County Highway Superintendent can be reached at (812) 752-8470.
    Dated: December 16, 2020,
    Jill Baker, Scott County Highway Superintendent
    Scott County, Indiana
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    BITUMINOUS MATERIALS
    All bituminous materials shall be shipped in tank cars or trucks. Upon delivery it shall be heated to the specific temperatures.
    Application of materials shall be accompanied by means of approved pressure distributors, fully equipped with adequate heating equipment and other essential apparatus.
    Each proposal shall be accompanied by a certified check or acceptable bidders bond made payable to the Treasurer of Scott County in a sum of $5,000.00, which check or bond will be held by the Owner as evidence that the bidder will, if awarded the contract, enter into the same with the Owner upon notification from him to do so within ten (10) days of said notification. Bidders shall provide the prescribed form 95 standard questionnaire and financial statement for bidders.
    Non-collusion affidavit as required by law shall accompany each bid.
    The Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all bids; reserve the right to waiver any irregularities in the bidding procedure; to award to the lowest and best bidder, and to reject any and all bids that are obviously irregular.
    The Board of Commissioners shall have materials randomly tested and if results from a recognized laboratory are found unsatisfactory, the County Commissioners shall refuse payment of materials which fail to meet specifications.
    The Contractor will be required to meet the following items outlined below.
  10. Asphalt materials shall consist of mostly virgin materials. Limited addition of recycled asphalt shall be limited.
  11. Contractor must be available upon 24-hour notice to pave bridge approaches and culvert installations.
  12. Contractor must be able to apply chip and seal applications on county roads.
  13. Contractor must be willing to apply base/surface asphalt mixtures on roads requested by County Commissioners.
  14. Contractor must be able to pave accordingly to county highway’s schedule. This will require contractor pave 1 to 5 days out of a week in order to maintain the county work schedule.
  15. Contractor will be required to finish paving prior to November 15 unless extended by the Highway Superintendent.
  16. Contractor must be willing to switch the schedule of roads at any given notice 24 hours prior to paving. This will include the sweeping of roads, the ability to oil the road prior to paving as well as the mix type.
  17. Contractor must be available within 24-hour notice to review roads to be paved with the County Highway Superintendent.
  18. Contractor shall use a state approved paver in the application of hot mix asphalt to counties roads. Contractor shall also use a minimum of a ten-ton roller for compaction of hot mix asphalt.
  19. Contractor shall insure that mix temperatures are according to state specification for application to county roads.
  20. Contractor shall furnish an oil distributor for the application and heating of primer L for application to county roads, which are gravel, as well as the application of RS-2.
  21. Contractor shall furnish a duplicate copy of each unit sold to the Highway department.
  22. Contractor shall provide bituminous materials that meet the Indiana Department of Transportation specifications.
  23. Contractor shall specify in figures a unit price per gallon of asphalt furnished and applied and heated gallon age basis to be determined by weight per gallon at 60.
  24. Contractor shall have the right to increase the contract unit price in an amount equal to the bidder’s increase in costs of oil and other bituminous materials subsequent to the date on which bid is submitted (hereinafter referred to as “base date”) to the Board having authority to award contracts. Any other increase (or decrease) in the bidders cost of oil and other materials after the base date shall be verified by proper documents furnished to the responsible awarding board which shall include proof of price to the bidder from the bidder’s source of supply.
  25. Bid as delivered and county may pick up
    Commissioner: Robert Tobias
    Commissioner: Mike Jones
    Commissioner: John Lizenby
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THE FOLLOWING ARE THE AMOUNTS NEEDED IN 8
ITEM QUANTITY UNIT

  1. Tanker Loads Unleaded Gasoline-89 Octane Medium Grade
  2. Tanker Loads Gals. Diesel Fuel #1-Dyed Low Sulfur
  3. Tanker Loads- As Needed Gals. Diesel Fuel #2 Dyed Low Sulfur With & Without 10% Soy Diesel Additive
  4. As Needed Ton High Performance Cold Mix
  5. As Needed Ton Bituminous Materials Furnished CPU.
  6. As Needed Ton Bituminous Materials Furnished-CPU and rental of paver and related equipment
  7. As Needed Ton Bituminous Materials Furnished & Delivered – CPU and rental of paver and related equipment
  8. As Needed Ton Stone All Sizes
  9. As Needed Ft. Culverts poly
    Commissioner: Robert Tobias
    Commissioner: Mike Jones
    Commissioner: John Lizenby
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Detailed Specifications of all items are
DIESEL FUEL
Bids are to be submitted on No. 1 and 2 diesel fuel, No. 1 and 2 dyed diesel fuel, stating price discount to be allowed below posted tank wagon price at the date of delivery. Also, a 10% soy diesel additive is to be included.
GASOLINE
Bids are to be submitted on regular gasoline state discount to be allowed per gallon below posted tank wagon price at the date of delivery, plus state tax, less federal tax. This will be bid by the tanker load.
GASOLINE & DIESEL FUEL
Bidder shall have the right to increase the contract unit price in an amount equal to the bidder’s increase in the costs of gasoline and diesel fuel subsequent to the date on which such bid is submitted (hereinafter referred to as “base date”) to the board having the authority to award contracts.
Any increase (or decrease) in the bidder’s cost of gasoline and diesel fuel after the base date shall be verified by the proper documents furnished to the responsible awarding board.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR CRUSHED STONE
Bids shall be submitted on Class A stone only on crushed limestone of various sizes at unit prices per ton. The following sizes should be included in the bids submitted but does not need to be limited to these sizes:
No. 2, No. 4, No. 5, No. 7, No. 8, No. 9, No. 11, No. 12, No. 53, No. 73, BB’s and fill, 6” or less crusher run, Riprap
The stone bid under this specification shall be bid alternately, pursuant to the provision of Indiana Code 36-1-9-3 in the following manner: F O B
Bid both as delivered and county picking up.
HDPE Poly Pipe
SPECIFICATIONS
Quote needed for following sizes: 12×20, 12×30, 15×20, 15×30, 18×20, 18×30, 24×20, 24×30, 30×20, 30×30, 36×20, 36×30, 42×20, 48×20, 60×20.
Successful bidder(s) shall have a representative available for technical support matters which will be needed during the sizing and installation of larger culvert pipes (over 60”).
Bidders shall submit bids on any or all of the aforementioned items. Bids shall be complete for each item, including material to be delivered and unloaded as specific by County. Quote net prices only, no discounts.
Bids shall cover the items for the calendar year 2021.
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