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Miller, former HC judge, dies

Miller, former HC judge, dies Miller, former HC judge, dies

Family and friends gathered at Old Capitol United Methodist Church in Corydon early Saturday afternoon for the funeral service of Scott Tower Miller, who died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. He was 80.

Visitation had taken place the day before at Brown Funeral Home in Milltown.

Miller’s black judge’s robe was displayed near his casket.

Funeral director Chris Brown, read about Miller from a paper titled “Long Story Short” written by a family member of Miller’s that said Miller led a “full and exciting life” from his early childhood until his death.

Miller graduated from the old Marengo High School and, in 1959, the Kentucky Military Institute, playing basketball for both schools, his height an asset in the sport. In 1968, he earned a juris doctor of law.

Prior to accepting the position of circuit judge in Harrison County in 1973, Miller worked as a U.S. assistant attorney general, with an emphasis on highway cases and eminent domain property cases then later as assistant district attorney special agent with the Narcotics and Drug Task Force. After retiring as Harrison County judge in 1985, he served as Crawford County prosecutor before finishing his career with a lifetime appointment as an administrative law judge with the federal government,

Brown read that Miller was “instrumental in establishing the Wyandotte House” in Corydon.

Many Harrison and Crawford County residents likely knew most, if not all, of those things about Miller. However, his personal life might not have been as well known.

Miller had a love for horses, dancing, quail hunting and farming. He often would fish under the bridge at Archibald Falls and at Patoka Lake, where he also like to boat. He participated in the 100-mile trail ride of the Old Capitol Saddle Club, often taking his children. Miller belonged to a German dance troupe that performed on the Corydon town square and on the Belle of Louisville. He also was a re-enactor member of the Battle of Corydon group.

Also, Miller had traveled to Germany and loved German cuisine, Brown read.

“There’s so much more to tell about Scott T., … an amazing man,” Brown continued, later adding that he, as a young child, personally remembered Miller, who left behind a legacy.

A former resident of Corydon, Miller died in Indianapolis at I.U. Health after suffering health issues the last few months, but his most recent home was a farm near Ramsey.