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

A Family Tradition of Service to Clark County



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:


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.”


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

“Maplehurst Golf Course” by Matt Lemme

Today I drove by Maplehurst Golf course in Bullitt County. It always makes me smile. I was FORBIDDEN from ever going there by myself when I was 9 years old-for good reason. It is on a very dangerous road. I went anyway- several times a week to the clubhouse. There was a pool table. I played pool with the local attorneys and judges there. They knew who I was. They bought me cheeseburgers and red cream soda. One Saturday I went with my dad. I would walk with him sometimes while he played. We walked in the clubhouse and were greeted by the lady behind the counter. ” Hi Norm. HI MATT!! Norm, your boy is quite a pool shark!” I am trying for all I can to use telepathy to convey to this lady the need to instantly shut up, when the District Court Judge asks me from across the room when he’ll get a rematch in pool. He explains for all to hear that I beat him out of a red cream soda twice-once last week and once this week.
That was a looooooong 9 holes that day folks. Every time he swung a club (which was about 60 times for Dad on 9 holes) I thought, ” here it comes.” Never happened. Just a looong quiet afternoon of dread.

Clark Republicans step in it.

WHAT????   Has Goliath EYES done gone and DECEIVED HIM???  Did Goliath just hear that the Clark Repubs done had lost their MINDS and decide to run someone agin Joe Weber????

Are you KIDDING ME???!!   Oh MY HEATHERN GAWDS!!!    Wait… wait a minute… Maybe Goliath is being to quik like to judge.  Did they get somebody proven? Somebody with Pull?  Someone with prior experience and the background like Abe Navarro?  Abe we know is smart and fair.   Could be a problem.   Did they pick Tom Lowe…former elected town court Judge and City Attorney..former Deputy Prosecutor with a monster trial record?   Maybe somebody strong family named…. the OTHER SON of George “Buzz” Jacobs???? How about a strong good looking woman like Lisa Glickfield..cut into the ‘woman vote’ thing. ????

Who? …  Say that again….

“Kyle Williams”

Kyle Williams? Goliath know Kyle and he is a perfectly fine fellow.  But Goliath believes this is not a good move. Nope. This is not a good move at all.

OH MY HEATHERN GAWDS…..Jeremy Mull just  bought some rope to go hang himself.  If Jamie Noel had a lick of sense so would he.   Oppossing Joe Weber simply mobilizes the Dem troops most especially ALL of Clarksville.  Races such as Mulls or Sheriff’s  will now see a large influx of STRAIGHT DEM VOTERS.

Don’t you realize running against Joe Weber is like Running against HArry Truman????  ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

I see some people are whispering and trying to put the blame on DAN MOORE as convincing Jamie Noel to run Kyle against Joe as “REVENGE” for his loss.   For those what thinks that …Goliath has only one thing to say…”ARE YOU NUTS?”