The Tri-County Conservation Club will hold their monthly Fish Fry & Chili Supper this Saturday, Oct. 5, during the community yard sales with serving from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call in orders will be taken by calling 812-820-3639. The menu will consist of fish sandwiches, chili, french fries, desserts and drinks. Anyone wishing to set up for a Yard Sale may have access to the yard as long as they are a non-food vendor from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at no charge. This is an open to the public fundraiser and you do not need to be a member to participate. The Tri-County Conservation Club is located southwest of Crothersville at 8705 E 800 S.
St. John’s Sauers Lutheran Church Men’s Club, Soup & Sandwich Supper, will be Sunday, Oct. 6. Serving is from 4-7 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend. The church is located at 1058 S County Road 460 west of Dudleytown.
New ‘Welcome to Crothersville’ signs are being planned for the north and south entrances to the community and residents can vote with their billfold on which design they want to see. Chad Wilson is heading up the project and has come up with two designs featuring aspects of Crothersville life and history. Both feature a Tiger in homage to the school mascot, a flag noting the home of the Red, White & Blue Festival, a steam locomotive because Crothersville began in 1858 as a train town and had a depot until the late 1950’s. Differences include a farm scene—a reference to Crothersville originally being called Haysville because the town’s founder John Hamacher thought the land most suitable for growing hay. The second design includes a drawing of Hamacher Hall, the community’s cultural arts center. The former Presbyterian Church pays homage to the town’s founder and the influence churches had in Crothersville’s life. Wilson said that voting buckets with each design will be placed at town hall and The Peoples Bank. “Residents can vote by placing coins and dollars in the bucket of the design of their choice. Whichever designs receives the most money, will be determined to be the residents’ choice,” said Wilson. He said voting will continue through the end of October. While Wilson is a Crothersville town councilman, he said no town tax money will be used for the signs. “We have lined up financial sponsors to cover costs that residents’ voting does not,” he said. “And unlike the coming town election, people can vote as often and as much as they want,” Wilson encouraged.
A Scott County man and woman are in jail facing multiple charges of child abuse, battery and neglect of dependent in Scott Circuit Court.
On Monday, August 19, Scott County Sheriff’s Detective Jacklyn Shofner received information from the Department of Child Services about alleged child abuse involving two children, ages 4 and 7. The alleged abuses consisted of physical abuse with no medical attention, confinement and food depravation, according to Sheriff Jerry Goodin.
At that time both children were removed from the home by the Department of Child Services and medically evaluated, he said.
After Shofner completed the investigation, the matter was turned over to Scott County Prosecutor Chris Owens whose office which issued arrest warrants last Thursday.
That evening, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Seymour Police Department, arrested Matthew Mosier, 37, of Owen Street in Scottsburg.
Hannah Graves, 28, of Wilbur Avenue in Austin was located and arrested in Austin. Both were incarcerated at the Scott County Jail.
Mosier faces the following 10 charges in Scott Circuit Court: aggravated battery with bodily injury, battery with bodily injury, battery with deadly weapon, two counts of criminal confinement to a person less than 14 years old, five counts of battery with bodily injury to person less than 14 years old.
Graves was charged with five counts of neglect of a dependent and two counts of battery to a person less than 14 years old in Scott Circuit Court.
The upward trend of increased construction of new single-family residential homes in the city of Scottsburg has continued, with significant increases in each of the last 4 years, and is remains high in 2019, according to information recently released by the Scottsburg Office of the Advisory Plan Commission.
Like much of the country, Scottsburg hit a lull in single-family construction after the 2008 recession, but starting in 2016, activity by builders of new single-family homes began to steadily increase in Scottsburg.
In 2017 there were 17 new single-family residential homes built within the city limits. In 2018 there were 23 new single-family homes built in Scottsburg, and through the middle of September 2019 there have been 31 new single-family homes built or in the process of being built in the city.
Plan Commission Director April Ramoni said that the interest shown by builders in the city is encouraging. “The busy activity by the home builders brings in new residents and new investment in the community,” she said “The only concern is that because the builders are so busy, they are using almost all of the available building lots within the city, and new areas for building homes must be located.
With building lots becoming scarce, the Plan Commission was encouraged to learn recently that a local builder had purchased a parcel of land within the city to subdivide for eight more homes.
It is also a good sign that the Plan Commission recently issued a building permit to TK Contractors, a large builder outside of this community, to build a spec house in Moonglo Estates that TK Contractors will use as a show home to exhibit to prospective purchasers of other homes they hope to build in the city, said Ramoni.
“The several builders working within the city have completely filled the subdivision in the northwest corner of the city known as Wolf Run,” she said. “The adjoining subdivision known as Moonglo Estates is now completely full except for 3 single-family lots.”
Another subdivision known as Hidden Meadows behind the former Pizza Hut location along Highway 31 North has been the site of a lot of recent activity with seven new homes being completed this year and an additional five new homes currently under construction.
“The builders are reporting to us that in many instances the houses are selling faster than they can finish them, with ‘sold’ signs in the yard before the houses are completed,” said Ramoni. “The builders are also reporting to us that many of the new homeowners are new residents to this community, including people who are migrating north from the Louisville area or south from Central Indiana who are seeking a more affordable and rural living experience.”
Ramoni also reported that building activity is brisk for remodeling and rehabilitation of structures in addition to new construction.
Through mid-September this year, 89 building permits had been issued in the city compared to 75 for all of calendar year 2018, which was more than the earlier average of 55 construction permits per year. The Plan Commission office expects to issue 100 or more building permits for calendar year 2019, she said.
According to Mrs. Ramoni, “The excitement of seeing this growth and development in the community more than offsets the additional workload for us,” Ramoni said. “We are looking forward to a continuation of ‘busy builders’ working in the city.”
Last Thursday morning, Sept. 19, Broc Rogers, 33, of Scottsburg, entered into the Scott County Jail Lobby and told authorities there was a warrant for his arrest showing on the Sheriff’s Website. When Patti Combs, Scott County Sheriff’s Office Jailor, advised him indeed he did have a Writ of Attachment from the court calling his arrest, he told her, “I’m not going to jail.” Rogers then lunged at Combs and Deputy Donald Spicer, who arrived in the lobby to assist, striking both of them, he then fled the lobby, according to Sheriff Jerry Goodin. Deputies chased after him and at one point, Rogers stopped and turned around to confront officers again. During the scuffle Rogers reached on the ground for a large hunting knife that had fallen from his waistband. Officers subdued Rogers taking him into custody and incarcerated him at the Scott County Jail around 10:30 a.m. Rogers faces charges in Scott Circuit Court of two counts of battery with bodily injury to a police officer, resisting law enforcement with a deadly weapon, and the original court writ of attachment. While he said he wouldn’t go there, he remains in Scott County jail on a $75,000 bond.