Crothersville Police Arrest 3 on Drug Related Charges

Crothersville Police arrested three area men in two separate drug related incidents on Sunday, Jan. 22.
Receiving an anonymous tip Officer Matt Browning observed what he believed was illegal drug activity at Village Apartments on South Armstrong Street in Crothersville.
Browning said as he pulled into the apartment parking lot around 6:30 p.m. he observed two individuals in a maroon pickup. The driver of the vehicle was Joshua D. Gay, 32, of Scottsburg and Rowdy Deaton, 27, of Crothersville was in the passenger seat, Browning reported.

Rowdy Deaton

Rowdy Deaton

The officer said as he had both occupants exit the vehicle and he said he observed a digital scales with some powdery substance on the vehicle floorboard. Browning placed Gay and Deaton in handcuffs and searched the truck for weapons. During the search he reported he found a prescription bottle with no label containing 2 and a half pills.
Browning reported Gay said Deaton brought the bottle into the vehicle from the apartments. Crothersville Chief of Police Brent Turner went to Deaton’s mother’s apartment and was told that Deaton had taken the pills bottle from her.
Gay told authorities that when the police car pulled into the parking lot, Deaton began throwing the paraphernalia into Gay’s lap telling him “I can’t get caught with anything.”
Browning reported he also found small squares of aluminum foil, two with a light brown powdery substance which, after testing, was later learned to be heroin.

Joshua Gay

Joshua Gay

Browning charged Deaton with possession of a narcotic, dealing a narcotic, violation of the Legend Drug Act and theft of medication
Gay was arrested for driving while suspended.
Both were booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown.
Browning also arrested on Sunday Brent James Baker, 27, of Austin on charges of dealing or possessing a look-a-like substance and possession of a syringe.
Browning reported he saw a car backed into a parking spot at the Crothersville Library at 110 S. Armstrong Street. The male passenger acted rather nervous and spoke in a manner that Browning thought was odd. Browning asked him if he used any illegal drugs. “He said ‘Yes, I did about 5 hours ago. I used aderol and heroin’,” Browning wrote in the incident report.
Browning reported that as Baker stepped off the curb, a small plastic bag fell from his pants.

Brent James Baker

Brent James Baker

“I asked him what was in the baggie and he replied rock salt,” Browning wrote in his report. “I asked him why he had it on him and he said he didn’t know because the pants he was wearing weren’t his.”
Baker later confided that he intended to sell the rock salt in small plastic baggies. A search of the vehicle turned up three syringes, Browning reported.
Baker was booked into the Jackson County Jail. The driver of the vehicle was not charged.
Anyone wanting to report suspicious activity in Crothersville can call the local tip line at 812-793-2196. Callers may remain anonymous, said Chief Brent Turner

Branaman Named To Peoples Bank Board Of Directors

Wm. Mark Norman, President and CEO of TPB Bancorp and The Peoples Bank announced the appointment of Robert ‘Bob’ M. Branaman to serve the remaining term of Ralph L. Spurgeon who retired from the Board of Directors on December 31, 2016 as Director Emeritus. Branaman received the oath of office on Monday, Jan. 9.
Spurgeon has been in the banking industry since September 1958, where he started at First National Bank and has been with The Peoples Bank since the merge of First National Bank and Brownstown Loan & Trust Company in 1965. Spurgeon and his wife of 66 years, Vivian, reside in Brownstown. Together, they had three children; Jill Weber, Paul Spurgeon, and Laura Lamb, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Branaman began his employment with The Peoples Bank in December 1978 as IT Manager.  He was promoted to Cashier and Vice President in 1988 and was promoted to his current position as CFO and Executive Vice President in 2005.  He is also the Treasurer of TPB Bancorp and serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors.
Branaman is a graduate of Medora High School and attended Indiana University and Liberty University. He is a past charter member of the Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation and served as a member of the Medora Community School Board of Trustees for 14 years.
He and his wife, Janie, reside north of Medora and he has one son, Chris.

Local ‘Alternative Facts’ You Likely Didn’t Know

Curt-lineby Curt Kovener

An unusual concept came loudly into public view recently when senior White House advisor Kellyanne Conway said presidential press secretary Sean Spicer (gratefully no relation to Crothersville School Board president Bob Spicer) used “alternative facts” when he made not so slightly inaccurate claims about the size of the crowd at President Trump’s inauguration.
As a result, we have uncovered some alternative facts about Jackson and Scott County that the elitist, liberal, lying media (I guess that’s me) hasn’t been willing to report.
•Local fields and roads do not flood. It is the occasional, precipatory inspired act-of-God expansion of the borders of fisheraries. It is a method of natural irrigation to benefit farmers.
•There are no potholes in our roads. They are naturally occurring inverted speed bumps implemented to control travel time. They also serve as an economic development tool to improve the local economy of tire and suspension repair businesses.
•Pizza King and Dairy Queen both have soverign immunity from local regulations.
•Re-construction of the Shieldstown Covered Bridge is right on schedule, and always has been.
•Our area does not have a homeless problem. Business is so good in our downtowns that shoppers simply can’t all fit into the stores at the same time.
•If you think you see a protest, you are wrong! According to some of our area state representatives and senators, those people are merely walking for exercise.
•Birds surround our courthouses, town and city halls every day to participate in local democracy. What they leave on parked vehicles is public discourse.
•Despite what others may tell you, Jackson County was named for the deceased Hoosier icon Michael Jackson.
•Scott County was named for Scut Farkus, the neighborhood bully in the holiday classic ‘Christmas Story’ which was set in Indiana. Some people thought it was named for Randolph Scott or Scott McKain…but it’s not.
•It is not difficult to find a place to park at Wal-Mart; it’s simply a competitive exercise to help sharpen the driving skills of the motoring customers and to speed up slow moving Walmart customers.
The above are ‘alternative facts’ which means they are not facts at all so please don’t treat them as such.
Actually, “alternative facts” is nothing new. I sometimes used them in my youth—much to the chagrin of my parents—who, before the age of child abuse charges, showed me the error of my thinking.
And perhaps that is an answer to today’s alternative facts.
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“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.”    ~Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA,
IN THE JACKSON CIRCUIT COURT
COUNTY OF JACKSON, SS:
CAUSE NO.  36C01-1603-EU- 24
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF BETTY LOU BOGER, DECEASED
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Jerry R. Boger was on the 23rd day of March, 2016, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Betty Lou Boger, deceased, who died testate on February 9, 2016.
All persons having 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 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 23rd day of March, 2016.
Amanda Lowery
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate:
Jeffrey J. Lorenzo
Lorenzo Law Office
208 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
Phone:  (812) 524-9000
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PUBLIC NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA,
IN THE JACKSON CIRCUIT COURT
COUNTY OF JACKSON, SS:
CAUSE NO.  36C01-1606-ES-49
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF GWENDOLYN GOSMAN, DECEASED.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Eddie Bodem, was on the 24th day of June, 2016, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Gwendolyn Gosman, deceased, who died testate on May 17, 2016.
All persons having 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 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 24th day of June, 2016.
Amanda L. Lowery,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate:
Jeffrey J. Lorenzo
Lorenzo Law Office
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
Phone:  (812) 524-9000
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PUBLIC NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA,
IN THE JACKSON CIRCUIT COURT
COUNTY OF JACKSON, SS:
CAUSE NO.  36C01-1603-EU-28
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF STEVEN M. STAGGS, DECEASED
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
CAUSE NO.    36C01-1603-EU-28
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Stephanie Sawyer was on the 30th day of March, 2016, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Steven M. Staggs, deceased, who died testate on March 14, 2016.
All persons having 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 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 30th day of March, 2016.
Amanda Lowery
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate:
Jeffrey J. Lorenzo
Lorenzo Law Office
208 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
Phone:  (812) 524-9000
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PUBLIC NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA,
JACKSON CIRCUIT COURT
COUNTY OF JACKSON, SS:
CAUSE NO. 36C01-1606-EU-000043
IN RE:  THE ESTATE OF
JUDY K. STOCKDALE, DECEASED.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Sandra K. Gay and Lisa Lawles, were on the 15th day of June, 2016, appointed Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of Judy K. Stockdale, deceased, who died testate on June 15, 2016.
All persons having 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 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 15th day of June, 2016.
Amanda L. Lowery,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate:
Jeffrey J. Lorenzo
Lorenzo Law Office
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
Phone:  (812) 524-9000
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PUBLIC NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA,
IN THE JACKSON CIRCUIT COURT
COUNTY OF JACKSON, SS:
CAUSE NO.  36C01-1606-EU-44
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF KAREN S. TINDELL, DECEASED
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that Michael R. Tindell, was on the 15th day of June, 2016, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Karen S. Tindell, deceased, who died testate on May 15, 2016.
All persons having 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 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 15th day of June, 2016.
Amanda L. Lowery,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate:
Jeffrey J. Lorenzo
Lorenzo Law Office
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
Phone:  (812) 524-9000
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