Making A Late Appearance

Fall color is coming to southern Indiana considerably later than usual this season—fashionably late, if you will.
Tourist town Nashville in nearby Brown County has had crowds of disappointed visitors in mid-October met with still green leaves on trees.
Tinges of color and an occasional brilliantly hued tree, as this one at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, are beginning to decorate the Hoosier landscape.
~photo by Donna Stanley

25 Parcels Sell At Jackson County Delinquent Tax Sale For Over $720,000

8 Properties Don’t Sell; 3 In Crothersville

When the Jackson County delinquent property tax sale list was first advertised in September there were 129 parcels with back taxes owed. By the time last Monday’s tax sale began, that list had been pared down to 33 after property owners paid taxes owed prior to the sale.
Those 33 parcels owed a total of $311,664.28. Eight properties failed to obtain the minimum bid of taxes owed and three of those properties are in Crothersville.
Jackson County Auditor Kathy Hohenstreiter said she would be recommending to the county commissioners that they schedule a commissioners’ certificate sale for some time in March 2019. She said that a certificate sale will allow those parcels that did not receive the minimum bid of taxes owed to be auctioned for a minimum bid of $200.
The eight parcels that did not sell and the amount owed included:
•Unicell Paper Mills, 1220 W. Spring St., Brownstown; $195,341.08.
•Wanda F. Gilley, 621 Noble St., Seymour; $9,990.62.
•John Dale & Loretta Patterson, 828 Phillips Lane, Seymour; $15,894.84.
•Glenda Redleaf & Douglas Joseph, 3315 N. Sugar St., Norman; $4,113.82.
•Gary W. & Cheryl P Greathouse, 6668 Glendenning St., Freetown; $3,081.36.
•Louis B. & Leah Rusch, 302 W. Walnut St., Crothersville; $1,578.96.
•Paul & Penny Gay, 614 E. Bard St., Crothersville; $4,393.36.
•Grover Stacey, 208 E. Dixon St., Crothersville; $2,121.02.
There were nine successful bidders who paid a total of $720,261.83 for 25 parcels.
“The county is only interested in the taxes owed,” said county Treasurer Roger Hurt. “The amount paid over the taxes owed will go into a surplus tax sale fund.”
Hohenstreiter explained that those properties sold at the tax sale can be redeemed by their owners by paying the taxes plus 10% for up to the next six months; after that the interest increases to 15%. Upon redemption, the surplus paid by the successful bidder will be returned to that bidder.
Successful bidders included:
•Shammah Investments LLC of Connersville purchased two parcels.
•Clearleaf Short Alternative Fund LP of Louisville, KY purchased one parcel.
•Thomas Goecker of Seymour purchased one parcel.
•M&M Investment Group LLC of Cortland purchased seven parcels.
•Timber Street Investments LLC of Floyds Knobs purchased one parcel.
•Savvy IN LLC of New Orleans, LA purchased eight properties.
•Dale Ehringer of Norman purchased one parcel.
•Robert J. Brewer of Seymour purchased one parcel.
•SI Resources LLC of Carbondale, IL purchased three parcels.
The following parcels sold at tax sale. Listed is the property owner, address, taxes owed; buyer and amount paid.
Carr Township
Lezli S. McKnight, 4.5 acres near 5941 S 1250 W, $167.40; SI Resources LLC, $12,000.
Driftwood Township
Mark Allen Hashman, 3341 Water St., Vallonia; $529.48; M&M Investment Group, $30,000.
Grassy Fork Township
Russell Brock, 6313 E 400 S, Seymour; $983.72; M&M Investment Group, $20,000.
Robert Heitz, 6469 S 325 E, Brownstown; $483.40; M&M Investment Group, $3,000
Jackson Township
Dwight E. Gregory, 905 N. Blish St., $2,735.70; Savvy IN LLC, $32,000.
Donna Hart, 909 N. Park St., $2,654.97; Robert J. Brewer, $4,500.
Travis John Campbell, 817 Broadway St., $2,964.64; Savvy IN LLC, $54,000.
Joseph F. Laupus, 116 St. Louis Ave., $4,512.59; Thomas Goecker, $30,000.
Penny S. Scott & Mary Elizabeth Booher, 331 Highlawn Ave., $1,913.40; Timber Street Investments LLC, $1,913.40.
Mark W. Engelking, 325 N Poplar St., $1,181.92; Savvy IN LLC, $30,000.
Candace K. Gluck, 415 W. 4th St., $1,583.37; Savvy IN LLC, $50,000.
CCC Real Estate Holding Co., LLC, 6.945 acres at 643 S. Airport Road, $26,002.65; M&M Investment Group, $78,000.
Robert E. & Donna L. Boling, 322 E. Brown St., $2,516.66; SI Resources LLC, $32,000.
Larry W. & Sharon K. Cockerham, 514 S. Vine St., $1,342.54; Savvy IN LLC, $38,000.
Seymour Area Jaycees Inc., Building T on A Avenue E, $2,633.57; M&M Investment Group, $2,633.57.
Owen Township
Matthew T. Brazzell, 1109 N 600 W containing 5 acres, Medora, $719.10; Savvy IN, LLC, $34,000.
Walter W. & Greta L. Wilson, two lots located near 5760 N. Morton St., Norman, $714.86; Dale Ehringer, $714.86.
Pershing Township
Charles & Brenda Staley, 11428 N State Road 135 containing 6.081 acres, $600.62; M&M Investment Group, $19,000.
James & Bonnie Davidson, 3999 W 1125 N, Seymour, $564.07; Savvy IN LLC, $32,000.
Redding Township
Brown Family, 619 Redding Road, Seymour, $3,676.22; M&M Investment Group, $78,000.
Reigning Light Foundation Inc., 5.66 acres at the corner of Enos Road and 875 E, Seymour, $429.40; SI Resources LLC, $34,000.
Salt Creek Township
Dean Barger, 7690 N 675 W, Freetown, $1,031.11; Shammah Investments LLC, $5,000.
Vernon Township
Suzanne Barnes, 4869 S US Hwy 31, Crothersville, $1,504.78; Clearleaf Short Alternative Fund, $54,000.
Grover & Sondra Stacey, 423 S. Armstrong St., Crothersville, $12,041.80; Savvy IN LLC, $40,000.
David M. Coombs, 506 S. Park St., Crothersville, $663.15; Shammah Investments LLC, $5,500.

Seymour Road/Cindy Lane Sewer Bids Come In Under Estimate

Six contractors submitted bids for replacing an aging lift station and sewer lines along Seymour Road, Walnut Street and Collman Avenue on Crothersville’s northside recently.
King’s Trucking & Excavation was the apparent low bidder with a bid of $417,475, according to town engineer Brad Bender of FPBH of North Vernon & Seymour.
“It appears that once the contracts are signed (expected at the Nov. 5 town council meeting) the project is a go,” he said.
Other bidders were: Lawyer Excavation of Seymour, $430,637; Temple & Temple of Salem, $441,901; Dave O’Mara Contractor of North Vernon, $449,724; Mitchell & Stark of Medora, $626,097; and Milestone Contractors of Columbus, $698,988.
The engineers estimate for the project was $539,604, Bender said. The project will be funded, in part, by a grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The town will be participating with a $144,272 local match.
The work, when completed, will replace an aged sewer pumping station on Seymour Road which was believed to be installed in the mid-1960’s, the installation of 650’ of 4” force sewer line, and installation of 650’ of storm sewer lines in the area.
The area is one which experiences flooding and surface water infiltration into the sanitary sewer line.
Bender said testing of the area determined that most of the issues with flooding the lift station is not so much related to combined sewers but with storm water overtopping the sanitary sewer manholes.
“This work will allow us to divert the surface water away from the sanitary system,” said Bender. “And that should help the town continue with its CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) compliance with IDEM.”
He said the design is to install eight storm water inlets along the proposed new storm sewer line to divert water from the sanitary sewer. “This will help alleviate the surge of water going into the sanitary sewer to be treated during heavy rains,” said Bender.
Much of the work would be constructed within the existing right of way along Seymour Road between Walnut and Coleman Streets.
The work when it starts will be quite intensive in the area as new storm water and sanitary sewer lines would need be installed and water lines, laterals, and possibly other utilities would need to be moved.
No start time for the construction was yet available.

Election Prompts Early Town Council Meeting

Because of next Tuesday’s General Election, the Crothersville Town Council will meet for their regular November meeting next Monday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m.
The council will conduct an executive session to discuss personnel prior to the meeting at 5:30 p.m. Executive sessions are closed to the public and the media

Halloween Traditions Date Back Centuries

by Curt Kovener

Many Halloween traditions may have originated with the ancient Celts and their priests, the druids. Other civilizations adopted and changed the ancient rituals, such as bobbing for apples or donning disguises.
“Our Halloween celebrations are the remnants of the pre-Christian Celtic celebrations,” according to Fred Suppe, a Ball State history professor and an expert in Celtic folklore. “The Celts can be traced back to 800 B.C. to what is now southern Germany and include the ancestors of the Scottish, Irish, Manx, Welsh, Cornish and Bretons.”
Particular motifs of modern-day Halloween such as the date and time it is celebrated, children trick-or-treating, the jack-o-lantern and bobbing for apples are related to Celtic traditions.
When Christianity was introduced to the Celts, church leaders began a campaign to persuade them to abandon their pagan celebrations and adopt the Christian calendar. Because these traditions were culturally ingrained, the church provided an alternative holy day— All Saints’ Day on Nov. 1.
The evening before All Saints’ Day became “All Hallows’ Eve,’ with the word ‘hallow’ meaning holy or saint and ‘eve’ meaning the night before.
“All Hallow’s Eve evolved to Halloween,” the college history professor tells us.
So if you have been following along, Halloween was a pagan holiday which the early church cleansed with All Saints Day but today’s church leaders have determined to ignore the early church sanctioned holy day and label its preceding day as demonic.
The origin for trick-or-treating comes from Scotland, where young men in their late teens donned disguises after the harvest.
“The Celts called them ‘guisers,’ which is where we get the word ‘geezer’,” Suppe said, “The young guisers would march around a house and demand hospitality, which evolved into small children asking for treats.”
As an official card carrying government approved ‘old geezer,’ I sometime meander about the house seeking out treats of adult beverages.
Today youngsters are cautioned against ‘trick or treat’ but encouraged to take part in the same tooth decaying activity called ‘trunk or treat’— righteously cleansed and sanctioned by church leaders and seasonally held in church, school and courthouse squares.
Some years past, a now former minister in town told me ‘trunk or treat’ was a more appropriate name and a ‘Harvest party’ was better than a Halloween party because of the long tradition and activities associated with the dead & spirits.
When I asked the Reverend how he reconciled his efforts at cleansing our youth with the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead and whether he ever preached from the pulpit about the Holy Ghost—both things he didn’t want our youngsters to be exposed to— I was met with an all too common response.
“That’s different,” was his righteous response.
“Because it suits your purpose?”
My question was the close of our conversation as the padre walked away.

Legal Notices

LEGAL NOTICE
PUBLIC NOTICE FOR SECOND PUBLIC HEARING
On or about November 30, 2018, Scott County intends to apply to the Indiana Office of Community Rural Affairs for a grant from the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Facilities Program. This program is funded by Title I of the federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. These funds are to be used for a community development project that will include the following activities: purchase and renovation of a 16,000+sqft building in Austin, Indiana for the purposes of a Medical Facility for LifeSpring Health Systems. The total amount of CDBG funds to be requested is $500,000.00. The amount of CDBG funds proposed to be used for activities that will benefit low- and moderate-income persons is $450,000.00. The Applicant also proposes to expend an estimated $1,187,250.00 in non-CDBG funds on the project. These non-CDBG funds will be derived from the following sources: LifeSpring Health Systems contribution.
Scott County will hold a public hearing on November 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., at the Austin Medical Center, 825 N Hwy 31, Austin In 47102 to provide interested parties an opportunity to express their views on the proposed federally funded CDBG project. Persons with disabilities or non-English speaking persons who wish to attend the public hearing and need assistance should contact Nicholas Creevy, 300 Spring Street Ste. 2A, Jeffersonville, IN 47130, 812-288-4624 not later than November 15, 2018. Every effort will be made to make reasonable accommodations for these persons.
Information related to this project will be available for review prior to the public hearing as of November 5, 2018 at the office the River Hills located at 300 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Interested citizens are invited to provide comments regarding these issues either at the public hearing or by prior written statement. Written comments should be submitted to 300 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 no later than November 16, 2018, in order to ensure placement of such comments in the official record of the public hearing proceedings. A plan to minimize displacement and provide assistance to those displaced has been prepared by Scott County and is also available to the public. This project will result in no displacement of any persons or businesses. For additional information concerning the proposed project, please contact Nicholas Creevy at 812-288-4624 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or write to River Hills located at 300 Spring Street, Ste. 2A Jeffersonville, IN 47130.
Scott County
1 E McClain Ave
Scottsburg, IN 47170
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PUBLIC NOTICE
On or about November 30, 2018, the City of Austin intends to apply to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs for a grant from the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Wastewater/Drinking Water Program. This program is funded by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. These funds are to be used for a community development project that will include the following activities: Wastewater System Improvements consisting of the reconstruction of the Oxidation Ditch and Clarifier Splitter Boxes, the construction of a Phosphorus Chemical Storage Facility and replacement of the pumps in Lift Station No. 1 and associated appurtenances. The total amount of CDBG funds to be requested is $550,000. The amount of CDBG funds proposed to be used for activities that will benefit to low- and moderate-income persons is approximately $345,503. The Applicant also proposed to expend an estimated $159,000 in non-CDBG funds on the project. These non-CDBG funds will be derived from the following sources: Wastewater/Sewer Operating Fund.
The City of Austin will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., or as soon as possible following the City of Austin Board of Works meeting allows, in the Austin Council Chambers, 82 W. Main Street, Austin, Indiana to provide interested parties an opportunity to express their views on the proposed federally funded CDBG project. Persons with disabilities or non-English speaking persons who wish to attend the public hearing and need assistance should contact the Office of the Mayor, City of Austin, 82 W. Main Street, Austin, Indiana 47102, or call (812) 794-6646, no later than November 9, 2018. Every effort will be made to make reasonable accommodations for these persons. Si necesita información en español, por favor de llamar al (812) 794-6646.
Information related to the proposed project will be available for review prior to the public hearing as of November 13, 2018 from the Austin Office of the Mayor, City Hall, 82 W. Main Street, Austin, Indiana 47274. Interested citizens are invited to provide comments regarding these issues either at the public hearing or by prior written statement. Written comments should be submitted to Trena Carter, Administrative Resources association, 748 Franklin Street, Columbus, IN 47201 no later than November 9, 2018 in order to ensure placement of such comments in the official record of the public hearing proceedings. A plan to minimize displacement and provide assistance to those displaced has been prepared by the City of Austin and is also available to the public. This project will result in no displacement of any persons or businesses. For additional information concerning the proposed sanitary sewer/wastewater improvements project, please contact Trena Carter, at (812) 376-9949 M-F 8:30 – 4:30 or write to Trena Carter, Administrative Resources association, 748 Franklin Street, Columbus, IN 47201.
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
City of Austin
Owner:
City of Austin, Mayor Dillo Bush,
Albert Amburgey, Austin Building Inspector
Project/Work:
Removal of Unsafe Structure(s) in Austin
Notice is hereby given that the City of Austin will receive bids for the above mentioned project. Sealed bids are invited and may be delivered or forwarded by registered mail, addressed to the City of Austin, Clerk Treasurer’s Office, 82 W Main Street, Austin, IN 47102 until 3:00 p.m. (local time) on November 5, 2018. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Board of Works meeting at 5:00 p.m. Bids received after such hour will be returned unopened.
A Bid Bond or certified check in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the amount bid must be submitted with each Bid. A one hundred percent (100%) Performance and Payment Bond will also be required of the successful Bidder.
The Work consists of, but is not necessarily limited to the following:
Removal of unsafe structure(s) in Austin
Approved properties:
232 E Main St
385 Wilbur Ave
109 W Cherry St
Contingent upon IHCDA approval:
147 Paulanna Ave.
212 Paulanna Ave.
695 Mann Ave.
Contract Documents for the Project/Work have been assembled into one or more bound Project Manuals which, may be examined at the following locations:
Austin City Hall
82 W Main Street
Austin, IN 47102
If you wish to receive a packet via email, please contact Victoria Dake, Administrative Resources association at 812-376-9949 or victoria@aracities.org.
This Work will be funded by the City of Austin. The participation goal for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) for this contract is not required however all MBE/WBE business are encouraged to bid.
The City of Austin reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities and to accept the bid which it deems most favorable to the interest of the Owner after all bids have been examined and canvassed.
If you have any questions about the homes, please contact Albert Amburgey, 812-820-3187. Any other questions can be directed to Victoria Dake at the information listed above.
10/24, 10/31 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Circuit Court
Cause No. 72C01-1810-EU-0040
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
In the Matter of the Unsupervised Administration of the Estate of Jacquelean Derringer, Deceased
Notice is hereby given that Kathy Stidham and Kimberly Hauk were on October 12, 2018, appointed Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of Jacquelean Derringer, deceased, who died on September 17, 2018. The Co-Personal Representatives are authorized to administer the estate without Court supervision.
All persons having claims against said 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 the 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: October 12, 2018
Missy Applegate
Clerk
Scott Circuit Court
Attorney For Estate
Of Jacquelean Derringer
Kerry L. Thompson
#840-72
49 East Wardell St.
Scottsburg, IN 47170
(812) 752-5920
Fax (128) 752-6989
kthompson@htllawyers.com
10/24, 10/31 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Circuit Court
Cause No. 72C01-1807-EU-0031
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
In the Matter of the Unsupervised Administration of the Estate of Alfred N. Case Jr., Deceased
Notice is hereby given that Jeffrey W. Case was on the 3rd day of August, 2018, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Alfred N. Case Jr., deceased.
All persons having claims against said 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 the 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 in Scottsburg, Indiana, this 3rd day of August 2018
Missy Applegate
Clerk
Scott Circuit Court
Attorney For Estate
Of Alfred N. Case Jr.
Paul Brian Paskey, Esq.
2637 E. State Road 356
Scottsburg, IN 47170
(812) 752-4584
10/24, 10/31 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Circuit Court
Cause No. 72C01-1806-EU-0027
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
In the Matter of the Unsupervised Administration of the Estate of Glen Moore, Deceased
Notice is hereby given that Lisa Bridgewater was on the 25th day of June, 2018, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Glen Moore, deceased.
All persons having claims against said 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 the 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: June 25, 2018
Missy Applegate
Clerk
Scott Circuit Court
Attorney For Estate
Of Glen Moore
Paul Brian Paskey, Esq.
2637 E. State Road 356
Scottsburg, IN 47170
(812) 752-4584
10/24, 10/31 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF WARRICK
IN THE WARRICK CIRCUIT COURT )
87C01-1810-AD-34
and
87C01-1810-AD-35
NOTICE OF ADOPTION
Jonathan William Roy is notified that a Verified Petition for the Adoption of a child named Keaira Renee Roy, DOB May 15, 2004, and a child named Kason Wayne Roy, DOB October 7, 2009, both born to Melissa Dawn Richmond, was filed in the office of the Clerk of Warrick Circuit Court, One County Square, #360, Boonville, IN 47601. The Verified Petition for Adoption alleges that your consent to the adoptions is not required pursuant to IC 31-19-9-8 because you have failed without justifiable cause to communicate significantly with the children for a period of one year or more when able to do so and/or you have failed without justifiable cause to provide for the care and support of your children when able to do so as required by law or judicial decree and/or you have abandoned your children in the six months immediately prior to the filing of the adoption petitions and/or you are unfit.
If Jonathan William Roy seeks to contest the adoptions of Keaira Renee Roy and Kason Wayne Roy, Jonathan William Roy must file a motion to contest the adoptions in accordance with IC 31-19-10-1 in the above-named Court not later than thirty (30) days after the date of service of this notice. If Jonathan William Roy does not file a motion to contest the adoption within thirty (30) days after service of this notice, the above-named Court will hear and determine the petition for adoption. The consent to the adoption of Keaira Renee Roy and Kason Wayne Roy by Jonathan William Roy will be irrevocably implied and Jonathan William Roy will lose the right to contest either the adoptions or the validity of Jonathan William Roy’s implied consents to the adoption.
No statement made to Jonathan William Roy relieves Jonathan William Roy of Jonathan William Roy’s obligations under this notice. This notice complies with IC 31-19-4.5-3 but does not exhaustively set forth a person’s legal obligations under the Indiana adoption statutes. A person being served with this notice should consult the Indiana adoption statutes.
Keith M. Wallace, Esq.
Attorney at Law
1 SE 9th Street, Suite 101
Evansville, IN 47708
812-483-9072
10/17, 10/24, 10/31 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
Cause No. 72D01-1810-MI- 0036
In the matter of the Change of Name of Emma Noble
NOTICE OF VERIFIED PETITION TO CHANGE NAME
To: All Interested persons
Notice is herby given that the Petitions, Belinda Houchens and Ronnie Houchens, have filed their Verified Petition for Change of Name of Emma Grace Noble on October 5, 2018, in the Scott Superior Court. This Petition requests that the name of Emma Grace Noble be changed to Emma Grace Noble Houchens, The hearing on said Petition will be held in the Scott Superior Court at 10:00 a.m. on November 26, 2018. You and any other interested person may respond to the Petition by filing a written response before said hearing date or you or any other interested person may appear at said hearing and state your objections, if any, to the Petition.
If you fail to respond or file written objections, the Court may grant the relief requested in the Petition.
Dated: October 9, 2018
Marsha Owens Howser
Judge
Scott Superior Court
Attorney for Petitioner
Robert L. Houston
#7800-72
Houston, Thompson and Lewis P.C.
49 East Wardell Street
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Telephone: 812-752-5920
Fax: 712-752-6989
Email: rhouston@htllawyers,com
10/17, 10/24, 10/31 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
IN THE JACKSON SUPERIOR COURT 2
IN RE THE ADOPTION OF
Jakota Bryair Jayden Gibson, Minor
Cause No. 36D02-1805-AD-00034
NOTICE OF ADOPTION
Eva Michelle Williams is hereby notified that a petition for adoption of child, named Jakota Bryiar Jayden Gibson, born to Eva Michelle Williams and Jeffery Allen Gibson on October 8, 2009, was filed in the office of the clerk of court, 220 E Walnut St, Brownstown, Indiana, 47220. The petition for adoption alleges that the consent to adoption of Jakota Bryiar Jayden Gibson is not required because the parent has abandoned or deserted the child for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the date of the filing of the petition for adoption and/or for the reason that the children have been in the custody of his mother for at least one (1) year when Eva Michelle Williams failed, without justifiable cause, to communicate significantly with the child when able to do so, and/or knowingly failed to provide for the care and support of the child when able to do so as required by law or judicial decree. If Eva Michelle Williams seeks to contest the adoption of the child, Jakota Bryair Jayden Gibson, she must file a motion to contest the adoption in accordance with IC 31-19-10-1 in the above named court not later than thirty (30) days after the date of service of this notice. If Eva Michelle Williams does not file a motion to contest the adoption within thirty (30) days after service of this notice the above named court will hear and determine the petition for adoption. The consent to adoption of Jakota Bryiar Jayden Gibson will be irrevocably implied and Eva Michelle Williams will lose the right to contest either the adoption or the validity of Eva Michelle Williams’s implied consent to the adoption. No oral statement made to Eva Michelle Williams relieves Eva Michelle Williams of Eva Michelle Williams’s obligations under this notice. This notice complies with IC 31-19-4.5-3 but does not exhaustively set forth a person’s legal obligations under the Indiana adoption statutes. A person being served with this notice should consult the Indiana adoption statutes.
Amanda Lowery
Clerk
Jackson Superior Court
Joseph Leon Payne,
6439-72
Payne Law Office LLC
PO Box 345
Austin, IN 47102
812-794-4100
Counsel for Petitioners
10/24, 10/31, 11/7

LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF SCOTT
IN THE SCOTT CIRCUIT COURT
CAUSE NO. 72C01-1810-EU-000041
IN THE MATTER OF THE UNSUPERVISED ESTATE OF BONNIE TAYLOR, DECEASED
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Notice is given that Edward Taylor was on October 22, 2018, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Bonnie Taylor, deceased, who died on September 6, 2018. The Personal Representative is authorized to administer the estate without Court supervision.
All persons who have 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 the 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: 10-23-18
Missy Applegate
CLERK
SCOTT CIRCUIT COURT
Kerry Thompson, #840-72
HOUSTON, THOMPSON and LEWIS, PC
49 East Wardell Street
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Telephone: (812) 752-5920
Facsimile: (812) 752-6989
Email: kthompson@htllawyers.com
10/31, 11/7 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Scott County board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Scott County Courthouse, 1 E. McClain Avenues, Room 128, Scottsburg, IN on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at which time all interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard in reference to the matters set out in the “Description of Action Requested” below:
Case Number: V-01-18
Applicant: Greg Miller
Owners: Gregory L. Miller and Rebecca L. Miller.
Present Zoning: Ag-Agriculture
Description of Action Requested: Applicant requests a Variance of approximately twenty (20) feet from Article 3.A.5.c of the Scott County Zoning Ordinance which states that the minimum side setbacks are thirty (30) feet in an agricultural district, leaving a setback of ten (10) feet from north side of property.
Description of Property Affected: 72-08-92-900-010.003-005 is located at 4439 South Pleasant Ridge Road, Lexington, IN and contains 5.14 acres.
Reasons necessitating the Request: Applicant proposes to build a pole barn on said property. Property is steep with stream running through it to Stucker Fork watershed lake near back of property.
10/31, 11/7 hspaxlp

PUBLIC NOTICE
BITUMINOUS MATERIALS
The Board of Jackson County Commissioners will receive sealed bids for bituminous materials, for the Contract year of 2019. All bids to be on file in the office of the Auditor not later than 4:00 pm, November 19, 2018. At the 9:00 A.M. Meeting on November 20, 2018 all bids will be opened and read aloud in the Jackson County Courthouse Annex at 220 Walnut St., Brownstown, IN.
All bituminous materials shall be in conformance with the Indiana Department of Transportation, 1995 Standard Specifications as follows:
Asphalt Emulsion AE-90 Section : 902.04
The following quantities are estimates and to be used for bidding purposes only. The actual quantities used will be determined by the County.
Asphalt Emulsion AE-90 Gallons: 150,000
The bid price per gallon for the bituminous materials listed above shall be taken by the following four (4) methods of delivery.
1. F.O.B. PLANT PICK-UP – County will pick up the material at the vendor’s plant.
2. COUNTY STORAGE – Vendor will deliver material and pump into storage tank provided by county.
3. VENDOR STORAGE – Vendor will provide a storage tank at any point in Jackson County upon Superintendent’s request.
4. JOBSITE DELIVERY – Vendor will hold the truck transport at jobsite until emptied or released by Superintendent.
All proposals must be accompanied by a properly executed Bid Form 95 (which includes the non-collusion affidavit) as prescribed by the State Board of Accounts. Each Proposal shall be accompanied by an acceptable certified check, cashiers check, or surety bond made payable to Jackson County in an amount of not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid price.
The Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all bids and the right to waive any informalities
in the bidding process.
Signed this ______________day of ______________, 2018.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
BITUMINOUS MIXTURE
The Board of Jackson County Commissioners will receive sealed bids for 5,000 tons or less of the following types of Bituminous Mixture, for Contract year of 2019
Quoted price shall be per ton, F.O.B. plant, loaded into any County Highway truck.
Price should be bid as follows:
Hot Mix:
#9 Stone……………. @ $________per ton
#11 Stone………….. @ $________per ton
#9 Binder………. @ $________per ton
Cold Mix, all type…………..@ $____per ton
MWS Mix, all type………….@ $____per ton
Hot Asphalt Tack.@ $__________per ton
All proposals must be accompanied by a properly executed Bid Form 95 (which includes the non-collusion affidavit) as prescribed by the State Board of Accounts. Each proposal shall be accompanied by an acceptable certified check, cashiers check, or surety bond made payable to Jackson County in an amount of not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid price.
Unless otherwise specified herein, applicable portions of the Indiana Department of Transportation Specifications (1995) shall apply of this contract as if they were printed herein. Attention is called to the following particular Sections. Section 109, 401, 403, 406 and 620.
Each Bidder shall submit with their bid verification that the asphalt plant used to produce the Bituminous Mixture for this contract has been inspected and accepted by an approved source of supply by the Indiana Department of Transportation. The verification form submitted with the bid shall be a current INDOT Form TD-444, Bituminous Mixing Plant Inspection Report, completed and signed by a representative of the Indiana Department of Transportation.
Each Bidder must indicate on his bid for the exact location of their asphalt plant and stockpiles. They shall also list the exact dates of plant mix availability for both hot mix and stockpile mix.
Weigh scales and weigh tickets shall be in accordance with the applicable Provisions of Section 109 and Section 401 of the Indiana Department of Transportation Specifications, 1995. The weigh tickets shall contain the information as outlined in Section 109.01 (b). A weigh ticket shall accompany each load of Bituminous Mixture.
An approved Escalator Clause may be submitted with this bid.
Materials:
Hot Mix shall be Hot Asphalt Concrete produced as set out in the applicable Provisions of Sections 403 of the Indiana Department of Transportation Standard Specifications, 1995. Mixing asphalt shall be AC-20.
Cold Mix shall be produced as set out in the applicable Provisions of Section 406 of the Indiana Department of Transportation Standard Specification, 1995. Mixing asphalt shall be AE-150.
MWS Mix shall be Mixture WS produced as set out in the applicable Provisions of Section 620 of the Indiana Department of Transportation Specifications, 1995. Mixing asphalt shall be AE-300.
The Board of Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and all bids; reserve the right to waive irregularities in bidding procedure; to award to the lowest and best bidder and to reject any and all bids that are obviously irregular.
All bids to be on file in the office of the Auditor not later than 4:00 pm, November 19, 2018. At the 9:00 A.M. Meeting on November 20, 2018 all bids will be opened and read aloud in the Jackson County Courthouse Annex at 220 Walnut St., Brownstown, IN.
Signed this ______________ day of___________, 2018.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
JACKSON COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
REQUEST FOR QUOTATION
CEMENT READY- MIX
2,000 Yards Or less of Ready Mix Cement. Quotes must be submitted on Ready Mix Cement on a per yard basis by using Stone and Sand that meet with the State of Indiana.
Specifications and supplier shall also supply any equipment needed to any point in Jackson County, subject to the supervision of the County Road Supervisor.
Quotes must be submitted using the following formula:
Class A Mix Per Yard
Class B Mix Per Yard
Class C Mix Per Yard
9 Bag Grout Mix Per Yard
Interplast-N Per Yard
Additive: Air entrainment 1% or 2% excelerator
3500 PSI
3000 PSI
The above combination of concrete shall meet the specifications of the Indiana Department of Transportation.
Quotes to be in the office of the Jackson County Highway Department not later than November 19, at 3:30 P.M.
Quotes shall be for the year 2019.
Signed this ______________ day of___________, 2018.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
JACKSON COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
REQUEST FOR QUOTATION
CULVERT MATERIALS
Quotations accepted for the year 2019.
8,000 Feet Or less corrugated galvinized steel and/or aluminum and/or plastic (sizes: 12″ through 60″ diameter) culvert pipe to be available in twenty (20) to forty (40) foot length sections.
•Include pipe arch or other shapes of equivalent end areas
•Include 16, 14, 12, & 10 gauge for steel and aluminum.
•Include polymer precoated galvinized steel, if available.
•Include corrugated N-12 Poly pipe (Diameter 4″ through 60″ smooth interior)
•Include HP Storm Pipe (Diameter 12″ through 60″)
•Larger diameter structures will be quoted as needed throughout the year.
All materials to be delivered to the County Highway Garage unless otherwise stated.
Delivery is required within 45 days of date of order.
Above price to be firm and net.
Quotations accepted for the year 2019 include certified chemical analysis from supplier of steel or aluminum or plastic. All materials to meet Indiana Department of Transportation Specifications.
Quotations to be on file in the office of the Jackson County Highway Department not later than November 19 at 3:30 p.m. 2018.
Signed this ________________day of ______________, 2018.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
GASOLINE AND DIESEL FUEL
Notice is hereby given that Jackson County, Indiana acting by and through its board of Commissioners will receive sealed bids at the office of the Auditor in the Courthouse, Brownstown, Indiana, until 4:00 P.M. on November 19, 2018 for the following gasoline, diesel fuel, oils, and other supplies for all County owned vehicles, for the year 2019. At the 9:00 A.M. Meeting on November 20, 2018 all Bids will be opened and read aloud at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex at 220 Walnut St., Brownstown, IN.
50,000 Gallons more or less, of lead free gasoline-regular grade 87 octane. Gasoline service is to be available 24 hours a day and seven days per week, preferably in three locations in Jackson County. Bids will be considered with a discount off pump quoted in bid, applicable taxes included in price per gallon.
65,000 Gallons more or less, of a 50 cetane on road premium diesel fuel oil with winter blend, in season and a 51-55 cetane off road diesel oil to be delivered to any tank the County may use in Jackson County.
Bulk Gallons more or less, of DEF endal (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) to be delivered bulk, 275 gallons.
The bid shall include rack prices as of November 7, 2018.
Bidder shall have the right to increase or decrease the contract unit price, in an amount equal to the bidder’s increase or decrease in cost of materials and supplies occurring subsequent to the date on which such a bid is awarded. Said increase or decrease in the bidder’s cost of materials and supplies shall be substantiated by proper documentation from the bidder’s source of supply. All services and supplies are to be purchased at the bidder’s place of business. Fixed price may be accepted.
The Right to reject any or all bids is reserved.
Each bid is to be on completed Bid Form 95 that includes a non-collusion affidavit and be accompanied with a Bond Bid, Cashier’s check or Certified check in the amount of 10% of the total bid. Bidding is to be accepted in accordance with laws of the State of Indiana governing bidding on county material, services and supplies.
Signed this _____________day of _______________2018.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
JACKSON COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
REQUEST FOR QUOTATION
OILS, ANTI-FREEZE & FLUIDS
Quotes accepted for the year 2019.
Lubricating Oils, Grease, Transmission Fluids and Anti-freeze (anti-freeze to be 55 gallon drums) quotes will be received for the following:
15W-40 EOL Bulk/275 gal
Mercon 12 / 1 cs. qts.
HYD R & O 20W ISO 68 55 gal. Drums
UniTracHyd 55 55 gal. Drums
MP GL-5 80W-90 30 gal. drums
Grease NLGI #2 Cs. 30/1 tubes & 120# drum
Antifreeze Low Silicant Concen. 55 gal. drums
DEF endal (Diesel exhaust fluid) Bulk/275 gal
Quotes to be on file in the office of the Jackson County Highway Department not later than November 19, 2018 at 3:30 P.M.
Signed this _____________day of _______________2018.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
STONE AND OTHER AGGREGATE
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of the County of Jackson, Indiana, will receive sealed Bids until the hour of 4:00 p.m. on the 19th day of November, 2018. At the 9:00 A.M. Meeting on November 20, 2018, all bids will be opened and read aloud at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex at 220 Walnut St., Brownstown, IN.
Contract bids will be for the year 2019.
Crushed stone as described by the Indiana Department of Transportation. Stone furnished must meet the specifications of INDOT as to quality and size. Bidders price must include any and all cost of loading into County Highway trucks or private trucks employed by the County Highway Department.
Stone will be bid by and accepted by specific geographic area townships: Brownstown, Driftwood, Grassyfork, Washington, Salt Creek, Owen, Carr, Pershing, Hamilton, Vernon, Redding and Jackson so as trucks can better utilize time and mileage.
Stone shall consist of the following sizes numbers: #2, #4, #5, #8, #9, #11, #12, #53, #73, Rip Rap 6″ & 12″, Special Fill, Sand and Course Lime
Stone in all sizes shall also be bid at price F.O.B. quarry.
Stone must meet INDOT Class A Specifications
All proposals must be accompanied by a properly executed Bid Form 95 (which includes the non-collusion affidavit) as prescribed by the State Board of Accounts.
Each Proposal shall be accompanied by an acceptable certified check, cashiers check, or surety bond made payable to Jackson County in an amount of not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid price.
Signed this _____________day of _______________2018.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
JACKSON COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS
TIRES AND TUBES
These specifications are for the tires and tubes for all present vehicles and equipment owned or purchased by the Jackson County Highway Department.
Price sheets quoted on regular and lug tires. Supplier shall also quote on radial, bias and belted bias tires.
Quotes to be submitted for heavy equipment and radial ply tires for all trucks and trailers. Radial ply shall be steel textile construction. Truck tire tread design shall be: Front – open groove with minimal slipping; Rear – traction conventional (standard tread depth).
Supplier to have a service truck available for repair service on the road.
Quotation will be for the year 2019.
Quotations to be on file in the office of the Jackson County Highway Department not later than November 19, 2018, at 3:30 p.m..
*Tire sizes attached that the County is presently using:
235/75R17 4 ply Pickup
265/75R16 4 ply Pickup
245/75R18 10ply Pickup
235/85R16 10 ply Ton truck
245/75R16 4 ply Brush Chipper
245/75R17 4 ply Pickup
7.50 X 15 8 ply Roller
315/80R22.5 14 ply Dump truck
10.00R20 14 ply Dump Truck
11R22.5 14 ply Dump truck
9.50X16.5 10 ply Trailor
7X14.5 12 ply Trailor
17.5X25 8 ply Loader
17.5X24 8 ply Backhoe
11L16 8 ply Backhoe
18.4X30 6 ply Tractor
15-22.5 8 ply Chipbox
7.50-15 8 ply Roller
1100 x 20 14 ply Tack truck
185R14 4 ply Crafco Sealer
225/75R15 6 ply Brush Sprayer
205/75R15 6 ply Trailor
215/75R17.5 8 ply Trailor
10.00-20 16ply Wheeled Excavator
Signed this _____________day of _______________2018.
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