Jailer Finds Heroin, Cocaine, Ecstacy In Inmate’s Underwear

A Knoxville, Tennessee man who was jailed by Indiana State Police on drug related charges on Monday, Nov. 20, was found to have additional drugs while being processed by jail personnel.
Jackson County Jail Sergeant Josh Clark located a large amount of drugs including cocaine, heroin, crack and ecstasy, on an inmate during the booking process, according to Jail Commander Charlie Murphy.

Shannon Donte Lewis

While Clark was performing a routine clothing exchange and search on Shannon Donte Lewis, 34, of Knoxville, TN, Clark located several bags of drugs hidden on Lewis.
Lewis had been hiding a significant amount of drugs in the front of his underpants.
“Lewis started to run toward a restroom in an attempt to flush the drugs down the toilet. Sergeant Clark quickly deployed his taser on Lewis and it stopped him instantly,” said Murphy. “Lewis began to scream loudly while being tasered which alerted other jail staff to come to Clark’s aid.”
All of the drugs were recovered, Murphy said. In all, there were around 80 grams of drugs recovered worth a street value of about $5,000.
Lewis had been taken to the jail in Brownstown by Indiana State Police after a traffic stop led to his arrest on charges of possession of a controlled substance for drugs troopers located in his vehicle and operating a vehicle while never having received a driver’s license.
Clark has requested for additional felony charges of trafficking, dealing cocaine and dealing heroin, dealing a controlled substance, and misdemeanor charge of resisting law enforcement.
Clark was assisted during the incident by Jail Officer Joe Barnes, Sergeant David Ridlen, Jail Nurse Ed Rutan, Jail Commander Charlie Murphy, and Detective Ben Rudolph.

Hamacher Hall To Be Centerpiece For ‘Christmas In The Ville’ Dec. 8

It’s a December holiday tradition in the ‘Ville. The public is invited to celebrate Christmas at Hamacher Hall on Friday evening, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m.
There will be the traditional Cookies and Carols, featuring Santa, cookies, and singing carols, all at no cost.
This year, the annual Christmas Auction will also be included in this event. Many wonderful items are being prepared for sale for this season’s auction including homemade sweet treats and handmade gift items.
The Auction is held to raise funds for Hamacher Hall maintenance, improvements, and activities.
Hamacher Hall and the Annex are facilities of the Crothersville Historical and Cultural Arts Association, which encourages interest and participation in Crothersville’s history and in the arts.
Hamacher Hall, the former First Presbyterian Church and has a ramp for handicapped access. It is located at 211 East Howard Street in Crothersville, just east of the stoplight. All donations are welcome, and are tax-deductible.
For information, call Linda at 812-521-3695.

Washington Pharmacy Chain Purchases Both Drug Stores In Austin

Williams Bros Health Care Pharmacy, a family owned Independent pharmacy headquartered in Washington Indiana, has purchased Austin Pharmacy and Stewart’s Pharmacy, both located in nearby Austin.
Williams Bros. is a fourth generation family business dedicated to ensuring positive outcomes in health care for people of all ages. Williams Bros. dedication comes from over 100 years of family tradition and experience. At Williams Bros., we are committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations.
“Williams Bros. looks forward to investing in the Austin community and serving those who live in Austin and surrounding areas,” said Cheryl May, Chief Operating Officer. “We welcome our existing and new customers to visit us.’
Both pharmacies are open for business as usual, she said. “Williams Bros is committed to keeping all the same employees that have been serving the current patients so well,” she said
Williams Bros has more than 500 employees at pharmacies in Washington, Loogootee, Paoli, Vincennes, Princeton, Bloomington, Fishers in Indiana and Olney, Illinois. There are Home Medical Equipment locations in Columbus and New Albany.
Williams Bros. Health Care Pharmacy was established in 1988 by brothers Charles, Mark & Jeff Williams. The brothers wanted to revive and expand the original pharmacy business begun by their great-grandfather, Charles C. Williams in 1899 and continued through grandfather Joe and father, Paul, according to the company website.
The company spokesperson said that the firm looks forward to serving those who live in Austin and surrounding communities of Crothersville, Scottsburg, Brownstown, Little York.

FPBH Inc. Re-Opens Wayman and Associates Office; Open House Dec. 7

FPBH, Inc. Surveyor, Engineers, Planners, and Inspectors has announced the addition of the Wayman and Associates Surveying and Engineering Office to their current offices in North Vernon and New Castle.
FPBH looks forward to carrying on the excellence in land surveying and design services to the Seymour community provided by the late Jim Wayman. This new endeavor will continue the traditions started by Bill Bateman in 1975 and carried on by Jim Wayman by maintaining continuity in preserving their work and archiving those historic documents. We look forward to continuing to provide these services for the rapidly growing and improving areas in and around Seymour, Crothersville and Jackson County.
To celebrate their move to Seymour, an open house will be held at the offices of Wayman and Associates (now FPBH, Inc.) at 402 Circle Street on Thursday, December 7, from 2-4 p.m. All are invited to stop by, have some refreshments, meet the FPBH family. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 3 p.m.
FPBH is currently the engineering firm for the town of Crothersville.
FPBH, Inc. began in 1972 in North Vernon and is a leading Civil/Survey Consulting Firm in Indiana providing multifaceted design, land surveying, and environmental consulting to its clients in both the public and private sector. Our staff of 16 provides services in water, wastewater, transportation, bridge, trail, building, subdivision and industrial development design. In addition to surveying and design services the company also offers consulting in GIS mapping, construction inspection, floodway design and permitting, wetland evaluation and mitigation planning, Phase 1 and 2 environmental reviews, and project funding solutions.

That Fine Line Between Wise & Wise Acre

by Curt Kovener

(While the editor is working off too much holiday turkey, we reached into the Curt Comments archive for a repeat performance of this week’s column.)
Aphorism is a short, pointed sentence that expresses a wise or clever observation or a general truth. But sometimes it oversteps and one is viewed as a smart aleck.
•The nicest thing about the future is… it always starts tomorrow.
•Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make him wag his tail.
•If you don’t have a sense of humor, you probably don’t have any sense at all.
•Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.
•A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you’re in deep water.
•How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?
•Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.
•Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?
•Scratch a cat and you will have a permanent job.
•No one has more driving ambition than the teenage boy who wants to buy a car.
•There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.
•There are worse things than getting a call at 4 a.m. that’s a wrong number. It could be the right number.
•No one ever says “It’s only a game” when their team is winning.
•I’ve reached the age where ‘happy hour’ is a nap.
•Be careful about reading the fine print… there’s no way you’re going to like it.
•The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.
•Do you realize that, in about 30 years, we’ll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos and a perky chest?
•After 60, if you don’t wake up aching in every joint, you’re probably dead.
•Always be yourself because the people that matter don’t mind… and the ones that mind don’t matter.
•Life isn’t tied with a bow but it’s still a gift.
•Politicians and diapers should be changed often and for the same reason.
•The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Legal Notices


Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of Jackson County, Indiana, that the proper legal officer of Jackson County at their regular meeting place at Jackson County Courthouse Annex, at 6:00 p.m. on the 13th day of December, 2017, will consider the following appropriations in excess of the budget for the current year.

Interpreter Grant Fund
Personal Services                                                             $3,500
Total Interpreter Grant Fund                                                 $3,500
Supplemental Public Defender Service Fund
Other Services and Charges                                              $3,500
Total Supplemental Public Defender Service Fund               $3,500
Emergency Management Special Appropriation Fund
Other Services and Charges                                            $1,954
Total Emergency Management Special Appropriation Fund $1,954
Jackson County Highway Dept. Fund
Personal Services                                                              $3,000
Total Jackson County Highway Dept. Fund                          $3,000

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: November 29, 2017
Kathy S. Hohenstreiter
Fiscal Officer
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CAUSE NO. 36C011711-EU-0097
Cause No. 36C01-1711-EU-0097
In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Pursuant to I.C. 29-1-7-7, notice is hereby given that G. Chad Reedy was on the 3rd day of November, 2017, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Gary Reedy, deceased, who died testate on November 1, 2017, a resident of Jackson County, Indiana, and was authorized to administer this estate without court supervision.
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 3rd day of November 2017.
/s/ Amanda Lowery
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Jackson County, Indiana
Jeffrey J. Lorenzo
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 524-9000
11/29, 12/6 hspaxlp


CAUSE NO. 36D01-1711-CC-000395
To: Any and all others claiming title to real estate, including their successors or assigns, whose identities and whereabouts are unknown.
Notice is hereby given that on November 9, 2017, there was filed in the office of the Clerk of Jackson County, Indiana, a Complaint to Quiet Title to Real Estate and an Affidavit for Service of Summons by Publication on the Defendants, whoever they may be, showing that the identities and whereabouts of any and all others claiming title to the real estate, including their Successors or Assigns, are unknown.
Unless you respond to this notice by entering your appearance in the above-captioned cause within thirty (30) days of the last publication of this notice, the cause will be heard and decided in your absence.
/s/ Amanda Lowery, Clerk
Jackson Circuit/Superior Court
Matthew J. Lorenzo
Attorney for Plaintiffs
218 West Second Street
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 524-9000
11/ 22, 11/29, 12/6