Weirdness in Clark County

Since there is no evidence on view,  just allegations, it’s kinda hard to discuss today’s news with any intelligence.  Assuming (for now) the allegations are true…..there would still be some serious questions.

a.  Why is the FBI and Indiana State Police investigating the crime of prostitution in Louisville? 

Goliath would understand if the Public Corruption Group  (PWIG) found a Sheriff was trading ‘protection’ to conduct activity for sexual favors.  That’s public corruption.  But there isn’t a whiff of that on this case…so far.  If this winds up being a case of a sixty year old married man lying about being unfaithful with a prostitute…..Shackling the guy and dragging him to Indianapolis to stand before a Federal Judge seems a bit extreme. I guess there is …I don’t know…using police regalia to get a discount at the hotel that’s not true…that’s …what…misusing your regalia? But, it sounds kinda stupid.

b. Who is this mysterious woman who snags Sheriffs?

To me it’s kinda weird that apparently we have one woman who says she had an affair with Boone County Sheriff Ken Campbell for a few years and this same woman is reportedly the same woman who comes down and snags Rodden.  What exactly is her role?

Madame X  talked to the Indy star…but the Indy Star did not reveal her name…check it…”

The Star spoke recently to a woman who identified herself as a prostitute and who said that she and Campbell began a consensual sexual relationship in November 2010 that continued until a few months ago.

The 32-year-old woman insisted Campbell never paid for their sexual encounters, even though she typically charges $200 an hour. She did however, say that Campbell knew she was a prostitute before the relationship began.

“I met him in a shooting class,” she said. “I actually ended up using his (gun).”

The woman also said that on April 29, two detectives interviewed her about her relationship with Campbell. The interview took about three hours, she said.”

Here’s the link: http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2014/06/19/boone-county-sheriff-resigns-amid-prostitution-probe/11015867/

So,  she talks to a  couple detectives April 29….and then, according to the indictment, somebody (a federal detective I guess) comes to talk to Rodden a couple weeks later….and he denies having anything to do with her.  (The indictment claims agents interviewed Rodden on May 27, 29 and June 5).  The USAG said this was a recent investigation only a couple months old.  So…who is “Madame X” ?

c.  Wonder why no charges yet against the Boone County Sheriff? It sounds like he actually had an ongoing relationship …or received steady sexual favors… with a hooker and ‘looked the other way’ for a considerable time.  That sounds like corruption of the sort PWIG should be after?   Sexual favors in return for immunity?  I dunno ….but that guy hasn’t been charged with anything. What’s up with that?  Why the different treatment?

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If this  turns out to be limited to just this incident….Goliath be pretty disgusted with Joe Hogsett and company.  As far as Can recall in Jeffersonville…we saw these guys prosecuting friendly well known and loved and HARMLESS Bookies and now Danny for this.  Guys….. thanks for protecting us from our bookies and Busting the Nookie racket. What’s next?  Indicting the Schimpffs for squashing pennies to make souvenirs? Hey …. that’s defacing US CURRENCY !!!

 

 

Toughest Prosecutor???? No it AINT Jeremy….Nope..it Ain’t Bob…it ain’t KEITH either

Goliath a little tired of the back and forth over which one of these is the toughest prosecutor what walks… Here one say “Jeremy is a bad ass and had an eyepatch like a pirate.. He knows Karate and stuff”  Another say….. “Look here, Bob is a wrangler and rides Hosses and wears a slouch cowboy hat!”     Some might say Keith Henderson is tough…” he’s a former ISP trooper dude!”

But Goliath don’t wanna hear no more about it!!!  Who’s the TUFFEST????

Harrison County Prosecutor OTTO SHALK  Here he is “IN THE CAGE”

C’mon….that’s a six second slap down!

Photo: Almost exactly 8 years ago, a much younger ( and skinnier) version of myself decided to enter the world of cage fighting.  You can learn a lot of life lessons while cage fighting.  Surprisingly, there are several lessons about campaigning and politics that you can learn inside a cage as well.  At the end of the day, the one likely to be victorious isn't the one that trash talked the most, it's the one who focuses on themselves and has the superior ability.

Former Indiana Supreme Court Justice from Jeffersonville/Sellersburg Passes

Dixon Prentice, 95, a Jeffersonville lawyer elected to the Indiana Supreme Court, died July 20 in Tucson, Ariz.Feature Image

Prentice was an Associate Justice on the state Supreme Court from 1971 to 1985. He had previously been a lawyer in Jeffersonville, Ind.

In 1970, Indiana voters amended the state constitution so that the governor would appoint one of three judicial candidates selected by a bipartisan commission. But that change didn’t go into effect until 1972. Prentice, who had never served as a judge or prosecutor, ran on the Democratic ticket in 1970 hoping to gain some recognition for a potential appointment later on.

He was as surprised as anyone that he won.

Prentice was born June 3, 1919, in Sellersburg, Ind., the youngest of Walter Earl Prentice and Maude Wilson Prentice’s five children. He attended school in Jeffersonville, but graduated from high school in Redkey, Ind., because the Prentices were among the 1 million people made homeless during the Ohio River Flood of 1937.

He received an LL.B. in 1942 from the Indiana Law School in Indianapolis, which became affiliated with Indiana University two years later (and is now the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law). Prentice and his classmates were finishing their classes in late 1941 when the United States entered World War II after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Many of the young men were enlisting in the armed forces, and it was unclear when, or if, they would be able to take the bar exam before shipping out.

Prentice was sent as a representative of his class to offices of the supreme court to inquire about the bar exam. The chief justice asked him about what classes they had completed and what exactly they had learned. The questioning went on for some time, broke for lunch, and then continued. Prentice said it gradually dawned on him that this was an oral bar exam. Apparently he passed – and his whole class was admitted to the bar.

He married Phyllis Ropa Dec. 20, 1941. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a seaman in 1942, and was commissioned as an ensign during his training. He served on an LST (landing ship, tanks) in the Europe, Africa and Middle East campaigns, and in 1944 his retrofitted ship retrieved the wounded from the beaches of Normandy after the D-Day invasion. He remained in the Navy Reserve, retiring after 20 years at a Lt. Commander.

From 1946 to 1970, he practiced law in southern Indiana, where he was part of the firm Prentice and Prentice with his father and brother, Robert Prentice. He was a principal partner in the group that developed and built Greentree Mall in Clarksville, Ind. He founded the Jeffersonville chapter of the American Field Service, and was instrumental in bringing the first foreign exchange students to Jeffersonville High School.

He was an avid Indiana University basketball fan, and after moving to Tucson, he added the University of Arizona to his list of favorite teams.

He drafted nearly 700 legal opinions during his years as associate justice, and served for many years on as a commissioner of the National Conference on Uniform State Laws. Interviewed in 2008 for the book Justices of the Indiana Supreme Court, Prentice noted that his impact on the judiciary was probably lastingly felt in two trial rules he spearheaded. They set limits on how long a judge has to issue decisions, and are known as the “lazy judge rule.” It was inspired by his frustrations as a lawyer in Clark County.

“We had a judge who would listen to two attorneys argue over a two day trial, and then tell them to ‘work it out’ when we were all finished,” he said. “Heck, if we could have worked it out we wouldn’t have been trying it in the first place. That lazy judge rule made them make a decision.”

Prentice is survived by his wife, Phyllis Ropa Prentice; two children, Penelope (Penny) Rauzi of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and William Wright Prentice of Tucson; and four grandchildren: Richard Prentice, of Stewart, Fla., Alec Prentice of Melbourne Fla., Robin Rauzi of Los Angeles, Calif., and Nicole Rauzi, Annapolis, Md. He was preceded in death by his son Peter Kimmel Prentice and his four siblings, Edith Alice (Lally) Dolian, Robert J. Prentice, Joy Goodwin, and Wilson E. (Buzz) Prentice.

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Goliath met him once…not in court…in an Art Studio. Goliath a little concerned the News Tribune give such a piddly obituary.  How many dad blasted Indiana Supreme Court Justices does Jeff have to boast of?   He also Uncle of one of Goliath’s hero.

Bob Bottorff Biography. Goliath predicts: Bob will be our next PROSECUTOR

A Family Tradition of Service to Clark County

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Family is and always has been a very important part of my life, and so, in telling about myself, it is only natural to tell you first about my family, which has been instrumental in shaping my world-view. I was born in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana, in 1975 to James L. Bottorff II and Carlene (Hibbard) Bottorff. I am the youngest of 2 children. My brother, Chris, along with his wife and 2 children, live in Jeffersonville, Indiana, while I have settled in the outskirts of Charlestown Township, on the west side of Bull Creek Road.My mother’s parents, Carl and Ada Hibbard, were originally from London, Kentucky. Every year we still visit my grandmother’s family in London, Kentucky for the Patton Family Reunion (that’s where the photograph above was taken) on my great-grandparents’ dairy farm. Carl and Ada left London for Milltown, Indiana, where they operated a small family farm, but ultimately began operating a dry cleaning business after relocating here in Jeffersonville; B & H Cleaners. In my early years, I recall spending days with my grandmother at B & H, and meeting folks coming in to drop off and pick up their laundry. My grandmother is 90 years old now (the oldest living sibling of 9 brothers and sisters), and still lives here in Jeffersonville.

My dad’s family (the Bottorffs) have been in Clark County, Indiana, since the 1790′s. My great-grandfather (James L. Bottorff) served as the Clark County Prosecutor from 1921-1924, and later served as the Clark County Circuit Court Judge from 1939 until 1962. As the Circuit Court Judge, Judge Bottorff was renowned as being tough on crime, and was the driving force in eradicating illegal gambling rings in Clark County, previously known as “Little Chicago,” because of the mobsters who made Jeffersonville their second (rather prosperous) home. The Judge had 2 sons, Jim and my grandfather, Bob. Bob had one son, my dad James L. Bottorff II, and two daughters, Cindy (Bottorff) Skehan and Elizabeth (Bottorff) Ahlemann.

My mom and dad both graduated from Jeffersonville High School. After high school, my dad was working at the dry cleaners for Mr. and Mrs. Hibbard; that’s where mom and dad met. They were married and settled here in Jeffersonville. Mom worked for the Census Bureau, retiring from there after nearly 44 years in 2013. During the early part of her career, mom was a student at Indiana University Southeast, from which she graduated with a degree in elementary education. She has remained an active part of IUS, having served on the Board of Advisors for many years.

Early on, my dad’s career was in public service. He worked for the City of Jeffersonville, while also serving in the Army Reserves, for many years, and then served the public as the elected Clark County Treasurer, followed by the Clark County Assessor. His career in public service culminated with his service as a State Representative in Indiana’s 71 District, where he served for nearly 16 years. During his tenure with the State Legislature, he also ran his own appraisal service business here in Jeffersonville. He died while in office after a brief battle with colon cancer. The remaining year of dad’s last term in office was served by my mom.

While I am proud of my family’s accomplishments, these career highlights really do not give much of a picture of what these people have meant to my life. Mom and dad (and all my family members) instilled in both my brother and I the sense that not only is our community’s well-being important, but that we have a natural obligation to be involved in making it better. As such, my family and I have always been, and continue to be, active members of community organizations that strive to make Clark County, Indiana better in some way:  First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Clark County Youth Coalition, the Jeffersonville Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Indiana University Southeast, the Clark and Floyd County Tourism Bureau (which has been working to change America’s history books to make the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition here in Clark County, rather than St. Louis), the YMCA of Southern Indiana, the United Way, Jerry’s Place Recovery House for Men, the Clark County Youth Shelter, the Clark County Casting and Conservation Club, the Coon Hunters Club of Clark County, Indiana, the Hibernia Homemaker’s Club, the Clark County Democratic Party, the Jeffersonville Optimist Club, the Jeffersonville Elk’s Club, the Bottorff Association of America, the Clark County 4H, the Clark County Farm Bureau, American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross, the Howard Steamboat Museum, etc.

Goliath Wants his own NAVY

 Goliath feels he needs this here. Its for sale. Current internet bid is less than three thousand ($3,000)   Here’s the link

Goliath paint this here Red Devil RED and park it down at the NEW JEFF MARINA.  AWESOME!!! Goliath need to mount a few MASSIVE GUNS on the PROW to have a proper Banana GUNBOAT. From this mothballed Interdiction last seen service in Korea in 1979 ….but dad blast it…that hull and cabin are aluminum..dont RUST!!!

 Goliath do alright in here: 

SEND GOLIATH YOUR DONATIONS !!!  NOW!!!  Here is the dad blasted description:

Description:

Coastal Patrol and Interdiction Craft (CPIC), Two Volvo Penta Diesel Engines, 6 cylinders each. Engine No. 4T7038. Dripproof Synehonous alternator. GM Generator 20KW/RAM = 1200, Volt 1200/240/ Phase 1/ Hz 60, frame 361. Generator Serial Number AD125300CLL, Part No. 3100A-0107. Two Volvo Penta 750 Outdrives. Batters attached to both sets of engines. Aluminum Hull and Deck. Boat was last used for target practice. Original engines were replaced with the Volvo engines when the boat was returned from Korea in 1979. No information of operation hours or engine numbers.

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Williams for Judge

Kyle Williams,   news announcement of his candidacy against Joe Weber.  Here in the Evening News and Tribune he gives his resume.

(Story by Elizabeth Billman.)   “Williams, a Jeffersonville attorney, has practiced law in Indiana and Kentucky for 20 years. He has a bachelor of arts from Indiana University and a doctorate of law from the University of Louisville.

“I’ve done everything from wills to a murder trial…” he said. “[There’s] very little I haven’t done as an attorney.”

Williams said he is a good candidate for the position because his conservative ideals will lead to a responsive government.

“I think I’m a fair person with wide, varying experience,” he said.

As Circuit Court No. 3 judge, Williams said he will uphold the integrity of the system and make sure people get fair results.

He said another goal is to improve the relationship between the court system and the people, especially in light of recent media attention on the county’s courts.

Clark County’s drug court program has grabbed many controversial headlines but was an issue related to Circuit No. 2, not No. 3.

Noel said that Williams’ legal experiences makes him a good candidate.

“I think he’ll be more than fair,” Noel said. “He’s a person of integrity.”

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Goliath asks someone in this campaign to remind all and many of murder trial Mr. Williams did.