Search At Austin Home Leads To Arrests

Acting on a tip of drug activity, Last night at approximately 11:30 p.m., troopers from the Indiana State Police with the assistance of the Austin Police Department conducted a search at a residence located at 525 North Street in Austin around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

During a search of the home multiple hypodermic needles were located along with other drug paraphernalia, according to ISP Sgt. Jerry Goodin.

The resident of the home, Jennifer L. Fox, 34, and a visitor, Jeremy W. Rice, 32, of Wilbur Avenue in Austin were arrested and transported to the Scott County Jail.

 

Fox was charged with maintaining a common nuisance and possession of a hypodermic needle. Rice was charged with visiting a common nuisance and possession of a hypodermic needle.

Additional Candidates File For Office

After a flurry of opening week filings, the number of candidates throwing their hat into the ring has slowed to a trickle as of last Friday…possibly prompted by inclement weather.

Of local interest, incumbent Republican Roger Teipen filed to seek re-election to the Vernon Township Board.

Elsewhere, another primary race has developed when Ellis G. McCormick filed to seek the Republican nomination for Jackson Township Trustee. He is challenging long-time incumbent Bill Marsh for the GOP nomination. The winner would face Democrat John S. Burkhart in the fall general election.

Incumbent Democrat Jerry Otte filed to seek another term as Hamilton Townsship Trustee.

Candidate filings will continue through the deadline of noon on Feb. 7 in the Jackson County Clerk’s office. The deadline to register to vote is Monday, April 7.

Excise Officers Find Illegal Distilling Operation In Austin

Indiana State Excise Police officers cited a Scott County man Sunday afternoon on charges related to distilling liquor without a permit.

Excise Police Public Information Officer Travis Thickstun said excise officers charged Billy J. Morris, 52, of Austin, with possession of unlicensed equipment for production of alcoholic beverages, unauthorized dealing in alcohol, and sale of untaxed alcohol. Officers also seized a still and other items used to manufacture liquor.

Morris was to appear in Scott County Superior Court.

“It appears the popularity of producing alcohol has increased since the process was shown on the Discovery Channel show ‘Moonshiners’,” Superintendent Matt Strittmatter said. “Alcohol produced for human consumption is a very precise process, and if it not produced properly, it results in wood alcohol which, if consumed, can result in a serious health risks or death. State Excise officers will continue to investigate the illegal production of alcohol, so the health and well-being of Indiana citizen is ensured.”

As the enforcement division of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, the primary mission of the Indiana State Excise Police is to promote public safety by enforcing Indiana’s Alcoholic Beverage Code, Thickstun said. While excise officers have the authority to enforce any state law, they focus primarily on alcohol, tobacco and related laws.

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE

State Of Indiana,

In The Jackson Superior Court 1

County Of Jackson,

Cause No. 36D01-1311-SC-1193

ALIAS SUMMONS

Claimant

Seymour O’Brien Manor Partners, LP

DBA Seymour O’Brien Manor Apartments

vs.

Defendants

Jeanine Crews

Brandon Crews

475 South O’Brien Street, Apt. 45

Seymour, IN 47274

SUMMONS

(NOTICE BY PUBLICATION)

To: Jeanine Crews and Brandon Crews, whose whereabouts are unknown.

You are hereby notified that the Claimant has filed a lawsuit in this Court related to alleged unpaid rent and/or damages you may owe.

You are directed to appear before the Judge of said Court at the Courthouse, 1420 Corporate Way, Seymour, Indiana, on February 24, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. for a hearing on the allegations and further proceedings as may be ordered by the Court.

If you fail to respond or fail to appear, the hearing will be held in your absence.

Dated: January 10, 2014

Amanda Lowery

Clerk, Jackson Circuit Court

/s/ Jeffrey J. Lorenzo

Jeffrey J. Lorenzo

Attorney for Claimant

218 West Second Street

Seymour, Indiana 47274

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PUBLIC NOTICE

State Of Indiana,

In The Jackson Superior Court 1

County Of Jackson,

Cause No. 36D01-1308–SC–849

ALIAS SUMMONS

Claimant

Stephen White

vs.

Defendant

Stacy A. Brown

Traci Lucas

315 East 4th Street

Seymour, IN 47274

Publication

SUMMONS

(NOTICE BY PUBLICATION)

To: Traci Lucas, whose whereabouts are unknown.

You are hereby notified that the Claimant has filed a lawsuit in this Court related to alleged unpaid rent and/or damages you may owe.

You are directed to appear before the Judge of said Court at the Courthouse, 1420 Corporate Way, Seymour, Indiana, on February 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM for a hearing on the allegations and further proceedings as may be ordered by the Court.

If you fail to respond or fail to appear, the hearing will be held in your absence.

Dated: January 10, 2014

Amanda Lowery

Clerk, Jackson Circuit Court

/s/ Jeffrey J. Lorenzo

Jeffrey J. Lorenzo

Attorney for Claimant

218 West Second Street

Seymour, Indiana 47274

1/22, 1/29, 2/6  hspalx

PUBLIC NOTICE

The contents of storage Unit 30, formerly rented to Susan Wiesman, at the Crothersville Handie Self Storage on Marshall Drive in Crothersville will be opened and contents disposed of as a result on non-payment of rent on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 unless prior arrangements are made

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PUBLIC NOTICE

The contents of storage Unit 46, formerly rented to Howard Copley, at the Crothersville Handie Self Storage on Marshall Drive in Crothersville will be opened and contents disposed of as a result on non-payment of rent on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 unless prior arrangements are made

1/15, 1/22 hspaxlp

Better Business Benefits At What Cost?

by Curt Kovener 

In case you have been snowed in or snowed under by the focus on House Joint Resolution-3 that would make same sex marriage and civil unions banned by the Indiana Constitution, Gov. Mike Pence also wants to give businesses a tax break…a big tax break. He wants to eliminate the taxes business, both big and small, pay on personal property.

That would mean the manufacturing equipment of industry, computers for small business, and tractors, combines and production equipment of farmers.

To make for that tax savings for those businesses, it would eliminate over $391 million in assessed value in Jackson County, according to the Department of Local Government website. That’s 21.5% of the current Jackson County assessed valuation. Crothersville, Vernon Township and the local school would endure a similar percentage reduction in AV.

Assessed valuation is where government gets the money to provide for police & fire protection, ambulance service and the like.

So where would the county, towns, fire districts, schools make up the lost revenue from the governor’s tax shift? More than likely it will be Jackson County elected leaders who will get to choose from a number of income based tax increases.

Of course, sticky wickets abound.

Jackson County is an importer of workers; we have more people coming into the county to work than go out of the county to work. Since county income taxes follow workers to their home county, quite possibly neighboring counties will benefit for increased funding more so than our county.

Workers in Jackson County businesses would be paying more taxes from their wages in order to subsidize the tax cuts for their employer. Does anyone else see the fly in this unfair ointment?

And every county may have a different rate. If you work in Washington County you may have less money taken out of your paycheck than if you live in Bartholomew County.

Many state elected leaders feel that decreasing taxes on business will lead to more business and more jobs. But business and industry consider quality of life matters such as good roads, good schools, good police, fire and emergency medical services when they contemplate expanding or locating into a new area. And yet, roads, schools, police, fire and emergency services would be the ones that would face budget cuts if the business personal property taxes were eliminated.

I am sure less taxes mean higher business profits. I am not so sure less taxes mean more jobs. But if they do, if we eliminate all taxes on business, would I have a line of employers at my door with job offers?

The leaders in the statehouse howl with cries of “unfunded mandates” when federal rules are imposed on them which cost states money. But it would seem our Hoosier leaders feel it is good business sense to inflict local unfunded mandates in the name of helping business.

A few years back, Hoosiers bought in to the bill of goods that put property tax caps into the Hoosier Constitution. Afterall, we all want to wean government of that wasteful spending. Now cities, towns, and counties struggle to meet those basic service needs because of tax caps.

So if the police, fire or ambulance are slow to respond to your call for help, if the streets you drive become rough and riddled with potholes, if sidewalks start crumbling, parks become overgrown and offer no programs blame it on the Hoosier goal of low taxes and constitutional amendments.

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