Meth Found; Deputies Jail 4 Non-Locals

Two Louisville, KY men were incarcerated on drug charges last Sunday, Aug. 11, Deputies Johnney Coomer, Skylar Thompson and Darin Marshall along with Austin City Police Officer Cody Newsome responded to an address in Austin on a report of a suspicious vehicle.
Talking with the men, they provided the deputies their names and addresses. However, as authorities checked further, they discovered that the information provided was false.
During a search of the vehicle over an ounce of methamphetamine was seized, Sheriff Jerry Goodin said.
Arrested were:
•Lamont Porter, 26, of Louisville, KY charged with false informing, driving without a license, dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance and he was held on a Kentucky warrant.
•James Chandler, 46, of Louisville, KY was charged with false informing, dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, visiting a common nuisance and trafficking with an inmate.
Two more out-of-area people were incarcerated on Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Deputy Coomer conducted a traffic stop in the Scottsburg area. Talking with the occupants of the vehicle led to the arrest of two people for outstanding warrants and also drug related charges.
•Samantha Cornett, 24, of Jeffersonville, was arrested on two outstanding warrants out of Clark County, possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance. •Kyle Cook, 24, of Louisville, KY was incarcerated on two out of county warrants.

‘Save The Red, White & Blue Festival’ BBQ Sept. 14

The 2020 Crothersville Red, White and Blue Festival organizational committee have been busy brainstorming and seeing how the festival can continue on for many more years, committee member Tracy Karnes reported recently.
“We are very grateful for Sherry Bridges and the past festival members for all their hard work and dedication for so many years,” she said.
Erica Gorbett has taken the reins and the group’s first fundraiser set for Saturday, Sept. 14, from noon-8 p.m.
“The group will be holding a ‘Save the Red, White and Blue BBQ’ at Bard Street Park with live music, vendors, a baby contest, kids games, and a closing ceremony for Veterans to get us started”, said Gorbett. “Bring a comfy lawn chair and join us in the fun and music.”
“We may have some other events during the day and are hoping to see some of our past Prince and Princess joining us as well.” she added
The group is seeking vendors to set up for $20 for a 10’x10’ booth as well as helpers for the baby contest.
Anyone having questions, wanting to set up a booth can contact Erica Gorbett at 812.569.4019 or email at
Other members of the committee and their duties include:
Media: Chester Jones and Brady Riley at 812-216-0050 or email at
Donations: Ashley Ford at 812-498-2208 or and Erica Gorbett 812.569.4019 or email at
Music/Sound and Treasurer: John & Ronda Chastain at 812-521-4325 or
Events: Tracy Karnes at 812.820.3639 or

Tip Leads State Police To Austin Bank Robbery Suspect

Jason Elliott

At approximately 1:35 a.m. this past Saturday, Indiana State Police Detectives arrested Jason Elliott, 44, of Ramsey, in Crawford County in connection with the bank robbery that occurred at First Savings Bank in Marengo on Friday afternoon, Aug. 9.
ISP detectives report that their investigation revealed Elliott also allegedly committed the bank robbery at the Stock Yards Bank in Austin shortly after 2 p.m. on July 19, according to State Police Sgt. Todd Ringle.
Indiana State Police Detectives received a tip from an anonymous person who saw the ISP Facebook post about the bank robbery in Marengo. The information provided helped to identify Elliott, Ringle reported.
Detectives were able to track down Elliott late Friday night at his residence at 8380 Jill Circle NW, Ramsey. Some of the money that was allegedly stolen from First Savings Bank in Marengo was recovered, he said.
Elliott was arrested and taken to the Crawford County Jail where he is currently being held on charges of robbery and theft.
Ringle said the is investigation on-going.
Investigating ISP Officers include 1st Sergeant Juli Schnell, Detective Chuck Pirtle, Detective Matt Busick and Sergeant Mark Green.

5 Killed In Rollover Crash Near Scottsburg Friday Morning

Speed, Not Wearing Seatbelts Are Factors

Five people are dead after the Ford SUV in which they were riding overturned multiple times early last Friday.
At around 2 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, the Scott County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of single-vehicle crash on North Main Street near Rose Walk Drive, just north of the Scottsburg city limits. When officers arrived on the scene, they found Black 2002 Ford Explorer in a field to the east side of the roadway.
The vehicle had extensive damage, and multiple occupants had been ejected. The sheriff’s department requested the assistance of Indiana State Police crash investigators.
Two of the seven occupants were trapped inside the vehicle requiring extrication before being taken to Scott County Memorial Hospital. Both were then flown to University of Louisville (U of L) Hospital and are reported to be in stable condition.
According to ISP Sgt. Carey Huls, the preliminary investigation indicates that the Ford Explorer was southbound on Main St. approaching Rose Walk Drive. For an unknown reason, the vehicle left the east side of the roadway at a high rate of speed. The SUV overturned several times before coming to rest in an upright position facing north in a field on the east side of Main Street.
“None of the seven occupants were wearing a seatbelt, and all five of the ejected occupants were pronounced dead at the scene,” Huls reported.
Killed in the crash were
•Jeremiah James Akers, 18, of Deputy;
•Christopher Paul Dry, 18, of Scottsburg;
•Elizabeth Michelle Wagner, 20, Lexington;
•Sarah Starling, 16, of New Albany;
•Wandella Marie Brown, 22, of Scottsburg.
It is believed Brown was the driver at the time of the crash, Huls said.
Owner of the SUV, Adam Wayne Parker, 20, of Austin and Shelby Lynn Griffin, 21, of Texas were flown to U of L Hospital and reported to be in stable condition.
This crash is still under investigation, Huls said.

87 Parcels On Scott County Delinquent Property Tax Sale List

According to a public notice ad found on page 4 of the print edition of the Times and in the public notices section of the Times online edition, there are 87 parcels of property with delinquent taxes that could be sold at an auction at the Scott County Courthouse on Thursday, Oct. 3, beginning at 10 a.m.
The number of properties is up by twelve from the 2018 tax sale.
Real estate on which property taxes have not been paid for 18 months are eligible to be offered for sale by the county for back taxes.
During the October auction, properties will be offered for late taxes, special assessments, penalties & interest and auction fees with a minimum beginning bid.
After the auction, the property owners have up to a year to ‘redeem’ or pay the successful bidder for his bid plus interest.
In the first six months, to redeem a property an owner must pay 110% of the minimum bid and 5% per annum for any bid amount over the minimum bid. After six months, the interest goes to 115%.
In this day of less than 1% savings accounts and 2% CD’s, many investors participate in tax sales as a way to earn better returns on their money.
Residents interested in bidding on the tax sale should register online at
Bidders should arrive the morning of the tax sale at least 30 minutes before the beginning time to be assured to receive a bid number before the start of the sale.
Bidders should bring their registration form and W-9 form with them the morning of the tax sale. These forms can be printed from the registration web site, according to Scott County Auditor Tammy Johnson.
Residents with property on the delinquent property tax list have until the day of the auction to pay the back taxes and have the property removed from the auction’s sale list.

Schneck Family Care Offering Free Breast Screenings In Scottsburg

Schneck Family Care wants to ensure that no woman goes without regular breast exams. A free Breast Screening will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, 8 a.m. to noon, at Schneck Family Care Scott, 1366 North Gardner Street, in Scottsburg.
The event is designed to provide exams for women who may not have access to these services and includes a clinical breast exam (not a mammogram). All exams will be performed by qualified nurse practitioners.
To be eligible for the free Breast Screening, a woman must be at least 21 years old and have not had a breast exam during the last 12 months.
Per the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regulations, individuals with Medicare, Medicaid, or similar replacement plans are not eligible for the free screening held during this event. Clinical Breast Exams are a covered benefit under these plans, and may be performed or ordered by the patient’s physician of choice.
A limited number of appointments are available for this event. To schedule your screening, call Schneck Family Care Scott at 812-752-7444. Screening times are limited so please call early.