Drugs, Drinking & Gun Charges Send 7 To Jail

Last week seven people were arrested on a variety of charges including drugs, alcohol & gun related charges, according to a news releases by Scott County Sheriff Jerry Goodin.
Earlier this month Scott County Sheriff’s Deputy John Hartman began an investigation on a report of illegal drug use at a residence in Austin. After completing the investigation it led to the arrest on Friday, Sept.11, of Victoria Wilson, 51, of Austin on an outstanding arrest warrant for possession of a controlled substance, and new charges of possession of a syringe, and two counts of possession of marijuana.
On Saturday, Sept. 12, Corporal Charlie Morgan and Deputies Chris Bowling, Zach Brown and Nathan Holland responded in rural Scott County on a report of a shots being fired. Their investigation led to the arrest of two people.
Timothy Weddle, 41, of Henryville was arrested for public intoxication, possession of marijuana, a Scott County warrant for failure to appear in court as well as a warrant from a Clerk County court.
Bobby Porter, 46, of Underwood was arrested for criminal recklessness armed with a deadly weapon, pointing a loaded firearm, resisting law enforcement and disorderly conduct.
On Sunday, Sept. 13, Corporal Charlie Morgan and Deputy Zach Brown along with officers from the Austin Police Department responded to residence in Austin. The officers’ investigation led to the arrest of two people for drug related charges.
Kristy Madden, 41, of Austin was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.
Jason Turner, 45, of Austin was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance, battery and intimidation.
On Tuesday, Sept. 15, First Sergeant John Hartman was dispatched to observe for a reckless driver coming into Scottsburg on State Road 56. The deputy pulled over a vehicle matching the description of the reported vehicle and his investigation led to the arrest of two people on a variety of drug charges.
A passenger in the vehicle, Derick Carder, 32, of Hanover, was charged with dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a legend drug, possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and an out of county arrest warrant.
The driver of the vehicle, Justin Jones, 32, of Madison, was arrested for driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, public intoxication and maintaining a common nuisance.
All were lodged in Scott County Jail.

No Cost Site Visit To Inspect For Invasive Plants

Jackson & Scott County property owners can receive free assistance in identifying and advice on controlling invasive plants growing on their property.
Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management (SICIM) has worked alongside the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to combat invasive plants and raise public awareness of the devastation caused by these non-native pests. It has became clear that the problem of non-native invasive plants must be addressed at the local level through local people using local resources.
To coordinate efforts, SICIM and the NRCS signed an agreement to develop local Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas throughout Indiana. SICIM then created the Indiana Invasives Initiative (III) project to implement the agreement. Through the III project, a team of 6 Regional Specialists employed by SICIM actively work at the county level with local conservation agencies to develop new CISMAs and provide technical assistance to landowners.
Kaila Knies the Regional Specialist serving Jackson and Scott counties along with Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Washington, Crawford, Orange, Lawrence, Spencer, Perry, Pike, Gibson, Warrick, Vanderburgh, and Posey counties is now starting to book landowner surveys for this fall.
Included in this technical assistance to landowners is a no-cost invasive plant survey of their property. Many landowners have noticed that non-native invasive plant species are overtaking their lands, crowding out native plants and making it difficult for wildlife to thrive. The good news is that you don’t have to face these battles alone.
Anyone who owns or manages land will have to deal with these plants. The regional specialist will come to your property and identify invasive plant species, write a brush management plan, and give you information on how to best control the invasive species specific to your property.
All social distancing protocols will be followed. If you would like to schedule a survey contact Knies by email at kaila@sicim.info or by phone at 812-631-7913.

Clerks Announce Election Deadlines, Early Voting Locations

With the Nov. 3 General Election less than six weeks away, county clerks in Jackson and Scott County, remind residents of approaching deadlines.
The deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 3 election is Monday, Oct. 5.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Thursday, Oct. 22.
Residents can register or request an absentee ballot online at indianavoters.in.gov or by calling the county clerk’s office. In Jackson County, the clerk’s numbers are 812-358-6120 or 358-6117. In Scott County, the clerk’s office number is 812-752-8420 and ask to speak with Missy or Patty.
Jackson County Early Voting
Jackson County residents can vote early in-person at locations in Seymour and Brownstown.
The Jackson County Judicial Center, 109 S. Sugar Street in Brownstown will have early voting Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6-30.
Early voting in Seymour will be in the former Superior Court Building at 1420 Corporate Way Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 6-30
Both locations will be closed for Columbus Day on Oct. 12. Both locations will be open for Saturday voting from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 24 & Oct. 31. There will be early voting from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, Nov. 2 at both locations.
Scott County Early Voting
Early voting in Scott County will be at the Scott County Public Library located at 108 S. Main Street in Scottsburg Oct. 6 to Nov. 2. Voting hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Early voting is closed for lunch from noon till 1 p.m.
There will be early voting on Saturday on Oct. 24 & Oct. 31 during the same hours.
Voting and all government offices are closed October 12 for Columbus Day
All early voting locations will require wearing masks and social distancing.

Crothersville Community Yard Sale Oct. 3

Crothersville Community Yard Sales will take place on Saturday, October 3.
According to town council president Danieta Foster, residents can advertise their sale on the Town of Crothersville Facebook page by:
•Messaging the Town of Crothersville Facebook page; or
•Texting or calling 812-390-8217 (if calling please leave a message)
Provide the name and address you would like to have advertised. “Only the name and address will be advertised,” said Foster. “We will not provide descriptions or items.”
The deadline for advertising yard sales is Wednesday, September 30.

Clerks Clarify Absentee Voting Applications; Ballots To Begin Mailing Friday

County Clerks in Jackson and Scott Counties want to clarify some misunderstanding concerning absentee ballots in their counties.
In the past few days, there have been multiple groups that have done a mass mailing of Absentee Applications to Jackson & Scott County voters.
Although, these are legitimate mailings and these groups within their legal rights to do so, the mailing are not from the county election office.
If you have already requested or already submitted an Absentee Application to receive an Absentee Ballot, you do not need to do anything else, county clerks said.
The absentee ballot applications are being processed and ballots will be mailed out in Jackson and Scott Counties beginning this Friday, Sept. 18.
Registered voters who have not already submitted an Absentee Application to be mailed an Absentee Ballot, you can still complete and submit an application to vote absentee.
Anyone can do so by visiting www.indianavoters.com.
Jackson County voters can request an absentee ballot application by emailing mhayes@jacksoncounty.in.gov or by calling 812-358-6120 or 358-6117.
Scott County voters can request an absentee ballott application by calling 812-752-8420 and asking for Missy or Patty.
Voters with questions can call their respecive county clerk at the above phone numbers.
Scott County Early Voting
Early voting in Scott County will be at the Scott County Public Library located at 108 S. Main Street in Scottsburg Oct. 6 to Nov 2. Voting hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Early voting is closed for lunch from noon till 1 p.m.
There will be early voting on Saturday on Oct. 24 & Oct. 31 during the same hours.
Voting and all government offices are closed October 12 for Columbus Day

Scott County Deputies Seize Fentanyl, Meth, Pills & Paraphernalia After Traffic Stops

On Monday, Sept. 7, Scott County Deputy Chris Bowling made a routine traffic stop in Scottsburg. His investigation uncovered about six grams of methamphetamine, approximately half of a gram of Fentanyl, five controlled substance iills, and numerous syringes and paraphernalia.
Driver of the vehicle, Jon Morgan, 33, of Scottsburg was arrested for dealing methamphetamine, possession of a syringe, possession of paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of methamphetamine, trafficking with an inmate and possession of a narcotic.
A passenger in the vehicle, Amber Napier, 39, of Louisville KY, was arrested for dealing methamphetamine, possession of a syringe, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of methamphetamine, trafficking with an inmate and an out of county arrest warrant.
On Wednesday, Sept. 9, Deputy Charlie Morgan responded to a report of an intoxicated driver in Scottsburg. After locating the vehicle and making a traffic stop he questioned the driver, Pamela Baker, 48, of Seymour.
Morgan’s investigation resulted in Baker being arrested for driving under the influence as well as possession of controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.
Sheriff Jerry Goodin continued to praise the efforts of his deputies. “The word should be out on the streets by now, if you possess or deal drugs in Scott County, you will go to jail,” said Goodin