Republicans were elected to lead the town of Crothersville beginning in 2020. Political newcomer Republican Staci Peters defeated Democrat Lenvel ‘Butch’ Robinson for clerk-treasurer 218-128. Robinson was a two-term Democrat town councilman. Incumbent Republican councilman Chad Wilson led the vote getting with 237 votes, Jamy Greathouse polled 218, Jason Hillenburg polled 210 votes, incumbent Danieta Foster received 183 votes and Katie Masters tallied 181 votes be on the town council beginning in 2020. Democrats Kyle McIntosh received 166 votes, Geoffrey Walker received 96 votes and Cedric Nichols gathered 77 votes.
A second time was the charm for Democrat Terry Amick in his bid to unseat incumbent Republican Mayor Bill Graham. Voters gave Amick a 924-786 margin.
Democrat incumbent Jan Hardy ran unopposed for clerk-treasurer and tallied 1,288 votes.
Republican Chris Albertson was elected District 1 city councilman over Democrat Chuck Sebastian by a 185-148 vote. Incumbent Democrat Bill Hoagland was unopposed for the District 2 seat and received 202 votes. Republican Christian Evans was elected to the District 3 council seat over incumbent Karen Gricius by a 270-218 margin. Democrat Chuck Rose was unopposed in his re-election bid for the District 4 seat gathering 426 votes. Democrat Ric Manns was elected over Republican Erick Mays by a 974-596 tally
Scott County Sheriff’s Deputies Kenton Makowsky and Johnney Coomer made a traffic stop ion Austin last Monday, Oct. 28. The deputies questioned the driver, Julie Smith, 61, of York Road in Austin. The law officers were acquainted with the woman having arrested her following a search of her residence on Oct. 19 uncovered methamphetamine, controlled substance, and a syringe.
During the traffic stop, deputies uncovered over 64 grams of methamphetamine, over 25 grams of marijuana, over 30 syringes, nine controlled substance pills and various drug paraphernalia.
“A rough estimate street value is nearly $3,500,” said Scott County Sheriff Jerry Goodin.
Smith was charged with possession of a syringe, dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, dealing in a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
She was incarcerated in Scott County Jail shortly after midnight on Oct. 29. At an initial hearing on Oct. 31, Scott Circuit Court Judge Jason Mount set Smith’s bond at $100,000. As of press time, she remains in Scott County Jail.
Crothersville residents have spoken with their dollars to select the design for new ‘Welcome to Crothersville’ signs at the north and south entrances to the community.
The winning design features 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, and 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.
Chad Wilson is heading up the project and said the new welcome signs should be installed in the spring of 2020.
Residents could vote with their billfold through the month of October.
“The sign with Hamacher Hall was the peoples choice,” said Wilson. “But we are still accepting contributions to defray the costs.”