by Curt Kovener
Those of you who call the newspaper and leave a message with our electronic secretary or perhaps you see some of our ads know that we promote ourselves as “The Best Little Paper In Town!” And now, according to the United State Postal Service we are also “The largest weekly newspaper in Jackson County!”
Some years back the local dry cleaning service, we used to advertise “You can drop your pants here.”
Which got me to thinking about some other sign/slogan possibilities for area businesses.
Perhaps Lee Tire & 4×4 should claim their customers come to them “To be retired”.
Maybe Dorsey’s Auto Body Shop should ask: “May we have the next dents?”
How about on S&L Electric’s truck: “Let us remove your shorts.”
At Scott County Tire where they fix and replace mufflers & exhaust pipes: “No appointment necessary. We’ll hear you coming.”
Maybe Jackson County REMC should say: “We would be delighted if you pay your electric bill. However, if you don’t, you will be.”
At noontime on the door of Redneck Computers, the local computer store might be found: “Out for a quick byte.”
On the maternity room door at Schneck Medical Center: “Push, Push, Push.”
Maybe in the front yard of Adams Funeral Home: “Drive carefully, we’ll wait.”
Or how about at Rick Clark’s Auto Repair where you can get a radiator fixed: “Best place in town to take a leak.”
Maybe a sign in the window of Wilson’s Diner in Freetown should read: “Don’t stand there and be hungry, come in and get fed up.”
The Peoples Bank is known for some pretty good rates for auto loans. Perhaps their time & temperature sign could read: “The best way to get back on your feet—miss a car payment.”
Maybe found in the Brownstown Animal Hospital waiting room: “Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!”
Crothersville School is a non-smoking area. So maybe they ought to have posted: “If we see you smoking we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action.”
On the side of Rumpke’s garbage trucks they could claim: “We’ve got what it takes to take what you’ve got.”
What we really need is an optometrist in town so the eye Doc’s sign could read: “If you don’t see what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place.”
2018 Jackson Co. Tax Rates
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS
OF ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR PERSHING FIRE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of Pershing Fire District, Jackson County, Indiana, that the proper legal officers of Jackson County Council will conduct a public hearing for Additional Appropriations for 2018 of $40,000.00 in excess of the budget for the current year on May 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Jackson County Courthouse Annex, 220 East Walnut Street, Brownstown, IN 47220.
Taxpayers appearing at the meeting shall have a right to be heard. The additional appropriations as finally made will be referred to the Department of local Government Finance (DLGF). The DLGF will make a written determination as to the sufficiency of funds to support the appropriations made within fifteen (15) days of receipt of a Certified Copy of the action taken.
Dated: May 2, 2018
Pershing Township Fire District Treasurer
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6 Matches Made From Jackson County Arrests
A new state law that went into effect the first of the year is resulting in suspects for old and unsolved crimes, according to officials with the Indiana State Police.
The law requires DNA samples be taken from all persons arrested for a felony offense. This is an expansion of a previous policy to collect samples only from those convicted of felonies.
DNA samples are collected by each county jail when a person is incarcerated on a felony charge. The samples are sent to the Indiana State Police laboratory in Indianapolis for analysis and entered into the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).
ISP reports that in the first three months of 2018, their lab was sent 9,375 samples for new arrests and tested an additional 3,330 samples from new convicted offenders.
Of the total 12,705 samples, 244 came back as matches (that are referred to as ‘hits’) to other crimes.
•46 hits attributed to the 3,330 new convicted offender samples collected Jan. 1 to March 31, 2018.
•72 hits attributed to the 9,375 felony arrest samples collected Jan. 1 to March 31.
•126 hits attributed to recently completed unsolved crime scene samples.
According to Jackson County Jail Commander Charlie Murphy, six of the samples that have been sent by Jackson County into CODIS has resulted in ‘hits’ or matches to other unsolved crimes.
“The new law is doing what is was hoped it would do: help us solve crime,” Murphy said. “With this new DNA information officers are able to continue their investigations with greater focus on suspects.”
He declined to identify any of the subjects or crimes related to the new DNA matches saying that they are ongoing investigations.
According to ISP, the first arrestee hit was on January 14, 2018 and matched to an unsolved rape investigation that began in 2016
All county jails are providing arrestee samples and 44 different counties have been involved in hits in the first quarter of 2018, according to state police officials.
CODIS has generated hits between Indiana and 23 other states during the first quarter of 2018.
Maj. Steve Holland, commander of the Indiana State Police Laboratory Division commented, “We are very pleased with the results seen thus far and are confident more and more crimes will be solved with the combination of convicted and arrested persons’ samples being matched in the CODIS program.”
“None of this would have been possible without the new legislation, the cooperation of all the county jail personnel who collect the DNA samples and the diligent efforts of state police laboratory scientists that are processing these samples for input into CODIS,” Holland said.
A traffic stop at Moonglow Road & US 31 on the north side of Scottsburg last Wednesday resulted in three men arrested on a variety of drug charges, according to Indiana State Police Sgt. Jerry Goodin.
Trooper stopped a 1999 Toyota Camry on a traffic infraction and during the investigation ISP K-9 Riggs indicated the presence of controlled substances in the vehicle.
Troopers searched the vehicle finding methamphetamine, marijuana, syringes and drug paraphernalia.
Troopers arrested the driver, Corey Smith, 27, of Austin charging him with dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, trafficking with an inmate and maintaining a common nuisance.
Two passengers were also arrested during the traffic stop. Brandon L. Bowman, 25, of Salem, and Jesse D. Terry, 24, of Scottsburg were charged with dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and visiting a common nuisance.
The trio was incarcerated at the Scott County Jail.