APRIL 6, 2020

Scott County Bicentennial Events List

April 24
History Dinner - Scott County History
Advanced Tickets Required
Scott County Heritage Center & Museum
1050 S Main Street Scottsburg, IN (812) 752 – 1050

June 19 - 20
142nd Annual Lexington Old Settlers Days
Lexington Park, Lexington IN

June 19
History Dinner - Life at the SC Poor Farm
Advanced Tickets Required
Scott County Heritage Center & Museum
1050 S Main Street Scottsburg, IN (812) 752 – 1050

June 21 - 27
Scott County 4H Fair
Fairgrounds located at South US Highway 31 Scottsburg, IN

July 3
City of Austin’s 4th of July Fireworks Display
Austin H.S. 401 South Highway 31 Austin, IN

August 21 - 22
Leota Country Frolic
Downtown Leota, IN

August 21
History Dinner - Morgan Foods POW/Hispanic Camp
Advanced Tickets Required
Scott County Heritage Center & Museum
1050 S Main Street Scottsburg, IN (812) 752 – 1050

September 4 - 5
Scott County Bicentennial Street Festival
Scott County Courthouse Square - 1 E McClain Scottsburg, IN

September 11 - 12
Scott County Quilt Festival
Scott County Heritage Center & Museum
1050 S Main Street Scottsburg, IN (812) 752 – 1050

September 25 - 26
Austin’s Fireman’s Festival
Downtown – 90 West Morgan Street Austin, IN

September 25 - 26
Raptor Days at Hardy Lake
Hardy Lake 4171 East Harrod Road Scottsburg, IN

October 31
Scottsburg Haunted Downtown & Trunk -or- Treat
Downtown Square - 1 E McClain Scottsburg, IN

November 14
Taste of the Vine
Advanced Tickets Required
Scott County Knights of Columbus
1460 N Gardner St, Scottsburg, IN (812) 752 - 5632

November 28
Scottsburg Christmas Light Parade
2 East McClain Avenue Scottsburg, IN

December 5
Austin Christmas Town Lighting & Parade
1:00 PM - Downtown Austin
90 West Morgan Street Austin, IN

We will continue to add programs and events as they are confirmed. We are very excited to Celebrate Scott County and its 200 Years of History!

Dates are subject to change. Each event will have a Bicentennial component incorporated into their programming

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)

Announced that 568 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 5,507 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel corona virus following corrections to the previous day's total. A total of 173 Hoosiers have died to date. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days. To date, 28,764 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 26,192 on Monday. Marion County had the most new cases, at 193. Other counties with more than 10 new cases were Allen (12), Clark (11), Floyd (16), Hamilton (22), Hancock (14), Harrison (11), Hendricks (27), Johnson (19), Lake (52), Madison (34) and St. Joseph (17). The Lake County totals include results from East Chicago and Gary, which have their own health departments. The complete list of counties with cases is included in the ISDH COVID-19 dashboard at coronavirus.in.gov, which will be updated daily at 10 a.m. Cases are listed by county of residence. Private lab reporting may be delayed and will be reflected in the map and count when results are received at

INDOT to close I-70 in both directions from North Split to I-465 for 30 days

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Department of Transportation will close I-70 Eastbound and Westbound for approximately 30 days in each direction.

I-70 EB will close from the North Split to I-465 on April 13. All lanes and ramps will be closed for 30 days, scheduled to reopen on May 13. 

I-70 WB from I-465 to the North Split will close on April 23. All lanes and ramps will be closed for 30 days, scheduled to reopen on May 23. 

Text message reminders for scheduled court appearances are now available.  Any defendant wanting to enroll in text message reminders merely needs to provide his or her cell phone number to the court.  I have attached a copy of the form we are using, which can be printed or which is available from the Court. Currently reminders are in criminal cases only and are only available for the named defendant.  In other counties, this service has greatly reduced failures to appear.  We hope to see the same difference in Scott County. The docket of any criminal case, including scheduled hearing dates, can be viewed by ANYONE by visiting this website:  Mycase.in.gov

APRIL 7, 2020

LUNA                                                     MAYBELL



Screech will be spayed this week and ready for her new home. She is approximately 4 months old and is a beautiful calico kitten who loves to play. She will be up to date on shots and flea prevention. Please consider a visit with Screech to see if she is your next forever pet. Stop by the Humane Society of Scott County at 1176 North Gardner Street it call 812-752-7500 for adoption information.



Remington is a neutered male, Golden Retriever-Beagle mix. He is approximately 1-1/2 years old. Remington is good with other dogs and cats. Loves to play and is sweet as could be! Crate trained and housebroken. Remington sits on command for his treats. If you are interested in Remington, please call the Scott County Humane Society at 812-752-7500




APRIL 8, 2020

Scott County School Dist. 2 Food Service for Students
In an effort to increase the number of students fed, Scott 2 will be expanding the Food Service options. Starting on Monday, April 6th, Scott 2 will offer Food Service three ways:
● Grab-n-Go Pickup at all 6 school campus sites @ 11:00 a.m.
○ Johnson Elementary School
○ Lexington Elementary School
○ Scottsburg Elementary School
○ Vienna-Finley Elementary School
○ Scottsburg Middle School
○ Scottsburg High School
● Bus Delivery to Off-Campus Sites- Bus scheduled to arrive at approximately 11:00 a.m. (NOTE: Remote sites are being finalized by the weekend- Please check back on Monday morning)
○ Walmart-Murphy’s Gas Station Parking Lot
○ Farm Bureau Insurance Parking Lot
○ Bethel Baptist Church in Leota
○ Berna Addition
○ Underwood Baptist Church
○ Corner of Moonglo and Wilson
○ Trinity Baptist Church on Hwy 56 near Hwy 39
○ Freedom Gospel Church on East Kinderhook Road
○ Pleasant Ridge Church
○ Colwell Convenience Store- Blocher
○ Alpha Church- Paris Crossing

○ Corner of Hwy 256 and Whitsitt Road
○ Corner of Peggy Lane and Plymouth Road
● Home Delivery- as needed per parent or student arrangement with the student’s school ○ Parents/Students must contact their school by 9:30 a.m. in order to have this
On Monday, April 6th, breakfast will still be available at 7:30 at each school site per the Grab-n-Go option.
Starting with lunch on Monday, April 6th and beyond, the next day’s breakfast will be made available at that day’s lunch. This will be provided through all three options. Thus, it will look like this:
● Monday, April 6th Lunch & Tuesday, April 7th Breakfast provided at 11:00 a.m.
● Tuesday, April 7th Lunch & Wednesday, April 8th Breakfast provided at 11:00 a.m. and so on and so forth.


Going Above and Beyond to be Prepared

Scott County-The Scott County Sheriff's Office is in the process of setting up three military tents at the Scott County Sheriff's Office, (1), and the Scott County Health Department, (2). These tents are being set up with the assistance of the Indiana National Guard as a precautionary and training action only. We want to be prepared for any possible needs we may encounter in the future due to the Coronavirus, (Covid-19), or any other disaster that could hit us medically, weather, etc. The Scott County Sheriff's Office has been working with the Scott County Health Department and others to help keep our citizens, employees and prisoner's safe. Sheriff Goodin believes in being prepared for anything that can happen and being prepared means being trained. Sheriff Goodin also stated, "It is a lot easier to explain why we did something to be prepared than to explain why we did not do anything".

Legendary coach hangs up whistle, proud to be a Warriorette

She’s the most successful girls basketball coach in the state of Indiana – EVER. Coach Donna Cheatham was in the gym the day the Warriorette basketball program was born in 1972 and after a 46 year, legendary coaching career, Cheatham is proud to retire as a Scottsburg Warriorette. The list of team, player and coaching achievements is nothing short of incredible (see below) but when the topic is broached, the ever-humble coach quickly directs attention elsewhere: “I pray I’ve instilled the importance of purpose in the lives of young ladies,” explained Cheatham. The humbleness with which Coach Cheatham has displayed throughout her career stems from her faith. “Always make God and Jesus your top priority and you will be blessed with good. God opened the door many years ago for Phillie (Jeanne Phillips) and I to start the Warriorette program and I’m blessed to be able to end as a Warriorette.” Although Coach will no longer be the shepherd on the sideline of Donna Cheatham Court, she may continue to teach part-time and looks forward to cheering on her Warriorettes. 

Coaching Achievements –

532-182 in 34th year at school, 730-274 in 46th year overall

21 Sectional Titles (14 Scottsburg, 7 Southwestern)

11 Regional Titles (9 Scottsburg, 2 Southwestern)

5 Semi-State Titles (3 Scottsburg, 2 Southwestern)

2 State Runner-Up (1986 Scottsburg, 2003 Southwestern)

2 State Titles (1989 Scottsburg, 2002 Southwestern)

8 Indiana All Stars (7 Scottsburg, 1 Southwestern)

1 Miss Basketball (1989 Renee Westmoreland)

2x All Star Coach (1986, 2002)

2003 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee

Winningest Coach in IHSAA Girls Basketball History (1st to record 700 Career Victories)

By Jamie Lowry on Apr 7, 2020


APRIL 9, 2020

City of Madison Police Department New Live Tip Line

MPD has a new live tip line! You can now call, text, or send pictures of criminal activity directly to the patrol supervisor currently on duty. We ask that the number be utilized to report suspected criminal activity only, or to give tips on current criminal cases or wanted persons. The safest and best way to call for an emergency is still 911 !

APRIL 10, 2020


Due to a new phone and video system, Bartholomew County Jail inmates, families and friends will now have more options for visitation and email at no cost to taxpayers.  There will be a service charge to those using the system.  The Home WAV (Home Web Access Visitation) system will allow an inmate to visit remotely.  Inmates will be able to see more people more often and will be able to send and receive emails. This system offers built-in security and any/all incoming mail will be scanned at an offsite location and emailed to inmates.  BCJ officials say that on-station visitation will still be available; however, people can now visit from the comfort of their homes rather than coming to BCJ. Officials say it is cheaper to send email to inmate than to purchase postage.  Attorneys will also be able to speak with inmates remotely if they choose to do so.  “This new system should increase revenue generated for the Technology Fund”, said Major John Martoccia, Jail Commander.  “Some of the Tech funds were used to offset the cost of the recently purchased body scanner”, added Martoccia. The new system is expected to be installed and working sometime in February, 2020.


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