Coming Down

The demolition of two derelict downtown buildings in Crothersville began last Friday. Albertson Construction was hired to demolish two brick structures in the center of town owned by Ashley Aluminum Foundry.
The owner of the building, Hubert Ashley of Scottsburg had been cited several times over the years under the town’s unsafe building ordinance.
The town ordered the collapsing buildings along US 31 razed citing safety issues. If Ashley improves the aesthetics of the remaining building he owns adjacent to the razed structures, the town has agreed to purchase the demolished parcels for $1 and not charge the Scott County owner for the demolition and clean-up costs.

(photo courtesy of town of Crothersville

Stolen Truck, Meth Lands Seymour Woman In Jail

Jackson County Deputy Mitch Ray stopped a 1994 black Chevrolet pickup last Tuesday, July 9, around 8 a.m near the intersection of 700 East and 600 South in Grassy Fork Township west of Crothersville. The truck had been reported stolen out of Scott County.
The driver, Christina Pedigo, 49, of Seymour was detained and placed in the deputy’s patrol car.
When Jackson County Detective Ben Rudolph arrived to assist Ray with the investigation and Rudolph noticed Pedigo attempting to hide something in the county patrol car seat in which she was sitting. Rudolph recovered the item and found it to be methamphetamine.
Pedigo was arrested for possession of stolen property and possession of methamphetamine, both Level 6 felonies. She was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.

4 Face Drug Charges In Scott County

On Tuesday, July 9, Scott County Deputy Joe Baker received information of suspected illegal drug activity at a local business.
After he arrived he made questioned several individuals there. As a result of the questioning, four people were arrested on drug related charges.
Jonathan McWilliams, 31, of Scottsburg was arrested for possession of a syringe and visiting a common nuisance.
Trevor Stidham, 19, of Austin was arrested for possession of a syringe and visiting a common nuisance.
Preston King, 18, of Scottsburg was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, and visiting a common nuisance.
Darion Allen, 26, of Austin was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.

‘MaterFest’ In Scott County This Weekend

The Scott County Courthouse Lawn will be the center of action this Friday and Saturday for the annual Scottsburg Main Street ‘MaterFest’.
Arts & crafts, plenty of food, magic, a balloon sculptor and live music will be featured from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday and from 8-10 on Saturday around the courthouse.
The nearby train depot will be the site for an antique tractor show, farm toy show and an archery shoot.
On Saturday morning at the Depot there will be fresh local produce from Scott County gardeners at the Farmers’ Market.

Pair Arrested For Dealing Meth During I-65 Traffic Stop

About 1 p.m. last Wednesday, July 3, Indiana State Police arrested two people on drug charges following a traffic stop on I-65 near the Crothersville interchange that led to the discovery of methamphetamine.
The investigation began when Trooper Randel Miller stopped a white 1991 Chevrolet truck for a traffic infraction on I-65 Northbound near the 36 mile marker near the Crothersville interchange, according to ISP Sgt Stephen Wheeles. During the course of the traffic stop, Trp. Miller became suspicious of criminal activity. He deployed his drug detection K-9 Jinx, who alerted to the odor of drugs coming from the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, troopers from the All Crimes Policing Unit located approximately 28 grams (about 1/8 of a cup) of suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle.
Trp. Miller arrested the driver of the vehicle, Ryan C. Plessinger, 33, North Vernon, and his passenger Rose Z. Victorino, 57, Crothersville, on drug charges.
After being transported to the Jackson County Jail, Victorino was found to be in possession of approximately 40 additional grams (about 1/4 of a cup) of methamphetamine that she had concealed on her person, Wheeles reported.
Both Plessinger and Victorino face felony charges of dealing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. They were incarcerated at Jackson County Circuit Court.

Ice Cream Social Saturday At Hamacher Hall

There will be a free Ice Cream Social for area residents at Hamacher Hall this Saturday, July 13, from 1-3 p.m.
This annual July event is sponsored by the Crothersville Historical and Cultural Arts Association, and will feature ice cream in your choice of cone, dish, or sundae, or perhaps even a banana split.
All are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hamacher Hall is located at on East Howard Street one block east of the stoplight in Crothersville.