Scott County

Fight in jail lobby lands one behind bars

Police say the suspect walked into the jail, told officials there was a warrant for his arrest and then started a fight because he didn't want to go to jail.

  Active shooter drill held at Scottsburg Middle to prepare for ‘that day’

  Quick action, investigation lead to charges in Scottsburg’s bomb threat hoax

  Indiana reports state’s first vaping death; cases of mysterious lung illness climb

Indiana reports state’s first vaping death

  Parvo Virus hits Southern Indiana Animal Rescue trying to help puppies

  Local educators agree with state leaders’ call for hold harmless as ILEARN results loom

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Man arrested for making online threats to police

  Toxic algae that killed at least 5 dogs found in some Indiana lakes

  Scott District 2 rolls out permanent plan with SROs in all 6 schools

  Indiana senator calls for tougher gun background checks, red flag laws

  Victims killed in early morning crash in Scott County, Indiana identified

Man accused of rape and molestation of minor arrested

  One year in, school district still learning how best to use state-provided safety wands

More than one year ago, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb pledged a way to help make your child's school safer, by providing free handheld metal detectors, or wands, to schools.

  State superintendent’s Facebook post highlights need for Indiana teacher pay increase

It's back to school in a few weeks for many school districts in southern Indiana. Or Monday, for students in New Albany-Floyd County’s district.

Indiana State Police need help identifying bank robber

The man robbed the Stockyards Bank around 2 p.m. Friday and may have been armed.

Man facing charges after leading police on chase

Thursday afternoon, police received 911 calls about a pickup truck driving recklessly on I-65 North near Jeffersonville. Callers said the driver and passenger were also hanging out the windows, making obscene gestures towards other drivers.

Bed bugs biting in Kentucky, Indiana

Investigation underway after possible drowning at Hardy Lake

  Rhododendrons infested with Sudden Oak Death sold at Indiana stores

End-of-year project turns school into wax museum

Marvin Jenkins, former ISP Sellersburg spokesman, dies

  Family mourns couple killed in chain-reaction crash on I-265

New drug tip line launced in Indiana

Authorities hope the tip line will assist in removing illicit drugs from Indiana streets.

  Indiana man charged with child molestation, accused of posing as wrestler online

Investigators believe Brandon Ruff could have posed as a wrestler to get children to trust him.

ACLU files lawsuit on behalf of expelled Scottsburg High School student

The lawsuit filed against Scott County School District 2 and the Sheriff of Scott County claims Sean Small was subjected to a search, handcuffed, arrested and held in jail without probable cause or reasonable suspicion.

Hole left in school after truck crashes into building

Police had to chase the truck involved after it fled from the scene.

Multiple roads closed in Scottsburg area due to flooding

Multiple roads in the Scottsburg, Indiana area have been closed due to high water

  Indiana animal cruelty bill to become law in July

House Bill 1615, approved 92-0 in the House Wednesday, will update Indiana’s animal cruelty statutes to crack down on people who choose to harm animals.

  Indiana, Kentucky governors push for more resources to help kids graduate, succeed

A program that helps at-risk students graduate and build a better future may soon grow.

  Neighbors claim fight over girlfriend led to Scottsburg, IN shooting

Indiana State Police are investigating two deaths in Scott County on Sunday morning.

Indiana vaping tax one step closer to law

A bill that would place a 20 percent tax on vaping products passed committee Thursday.

  Scott County Jail lockdown only part of sheriff’s ‘zero tolerance’ approach to drugs

The Scott County Jail is the middle of week-long lockdown initiated by Sheriff Jerry Goodin after drugs were found Tuesday.

  High school students get hands-on teaching on dangers of drunk driving

This time of year, around Thunder Over Louisville and prom season, impaired driving tragedies seem to happen all too often.

  Report finds Indiana lagging behind neighboring states in education funding, teacher pay

A recent study found Indiana is below the national average and area states when it comes to funding schools and paying teachers.

Indiana House to hear revenge porn bill

The bill would make it illegal to share intimate images of someone without their consent.

Thousands remain without power in Louisville, outages reported all over WAVE Country

As of 6 p.m., more than 22,000 LG&E customers are without power in Louisville.

  Pass the Cash: Family of child with spina bifida gets money for handicap-accessible room

Kaylee has been in a wheelchair for years, and as she gets older, she needs her own handicap-accessible room in her family's home.

Mock gas line rupture shows dangers of digging without permission

The mock explosion shows just how dangerous it can be if a pipeline is hit around a home.

No injuries after train and semi collide

The crash was reported just before 10:30 Tuesday morning.

Suspect in December police chase that led to a Charlestown sergeant’s death takes plea deal

Benjamin Eads is expected to be sentenced on March 8.

  Scott County Sheriff works to connect veterans coming into jail with services and support

Since taking office Jan. 1, Jerry Goodin has been busy, partnering the Scott County Sheriff’s Department with county leaders, as well as judges and prosecutors, to come up with a plan to make big changes at the jail.

  Dueling duo of restaurants battle over signs

For the past few weeks, there’s been a serious feud brewing outside two Scottsburg restaurants that’s all spelled out in black and white.

  Dozens of WAVE Country schools closed due to frigid temperatures

Closing or delaying school due to weather conditions is not something school systems take lightly.

  Proposed bill would allow nurses to work in Indiana, Kentucky with one license

Right now, if you want to be a nurse and work in both Kentucky and Indiana, you need two licenses.

  WAVE Country trees, cars, houses could be impacted by flash freeze

The flash freeze is expected to happen Saturday night intro Sunday morning, with lows in the single digits on Monday.

  Educators welcome governor’s call for increased teacher pay

Bringing in and keeping quality teachers in Indiana schools -- that goal was outlined by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb during his State of the State speech Tuesday night.

  Gov. Holcomb calls for Indiana hate crimes law

The words, delivered during Holcomb’s State of the State address Tuesday night, received a standing ovation.

Gov. Eric Holcomb delivers State of State address

Holcomb is expected to focus on the four key points of his "Next Level Agenda" -- economy, infrastructure, education and public health.

15 arrested in 14 days by new sheriff’s zero tolerance drug policy

Sheriff Jerry Goodin started his zero tolerance policy for drug offenses.

  Pass the Cash: Single mom with cancer working through chemo gets support

It was a group of coworkers whose nomination called us to Scottsburg to help a single mom fight for her life and her family.

  New Scott County sheriff says county will become a drug free zone

The plan includes stricter penalties and drug rehabilitation.

Indiana lawmaker proposes new rules for food labels

The law would require meat and dairy products to specify whether they come from a farm or a lab.

  Scottsburg teen charged, accused of sexual relationship with 11-year-old girl

Brandon McCoskey was arrested Thursday and charged with child molestation, among other things.

  Community says painful, final goodbye to fallen Charlestown police officer

Charlestown Police Sgt. Ben Bertram was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash last week near Scottsburg.

  K-9 units from all over IN attend Charlestown officer’s funeral

Fallen officer Ben Bertram was a part of the K-9 unit in Charlestown, handling two dogs in the span of his career.

Former classmates of fallen Charlestown officer line Market Street with flags

A group of Charlestown High School alumni noticed there was one street missing the touch of the American flag.

  Businesses, community rally in support of family of fallen officer

The visitation for Sgt. Ben Bertram began Monday afternoon at Charlestown High School. Bertram, a Charlestown police officer, was killed Wednesday night when he crashed into a tree during a high-speed chase with a suspect.

Benton Bertram: Funeral service announced for officer killed in chase

Benton “Ben” Bertram died when he crashed his car into a tree while pursuing a suspect late Wednesday night.

  Indiana police officer killed in crash while chasing suspect

The crash was reported around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, near the intersection of State Road 3 and State Road 56 in Scott County.

Puppy rescued from frigid, partially frozen creek in Georgetown, KY

It's likely the puppy is blind and deaf.

  3 candidates with different backgrounds want your vote for Scott County Sheriff

The midterm elections are just days away. Around southern Indiana, voters in many counties will choose new sheriffs.

Governor joins push for Indiana hate crime law

The move by Governor Eric Holcomb comes just days after anti-Semitic graffiti was spray painted on a synagogue in Carmel.

Anti-semitic vandalism leads to renewed push for Indiana hate crime law

Hoosiers are renewing a call for a hate crime law in Indiana after a Carmel synagogue was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti. Nazi graffiti was spray-painted on a wall outside the temple. The act of vandalism is uniting many in the Carmel community and state-wide through a renewed push for a hate crime law in Indiana.

Southern Indiana school districts work to meet deadline for free metal detectors

Districts that apply can receive one wand for every 250 students.