Hey Brenden, can you upload your Smart Search Index folder (App_Data\CMSModules\SmartSearch\TheIndex) somewhere? With it i can do some testing with LUKE
I believe i can help get a lucene syntax going that would accomplish this. A question would be would it be okay to have this condition "always on" (So if i search for "Test" it will only show results from resources or News w/ category 1/2, or do i need to be able to toggle that logic on and off?)
May be able to do this without a custom filter at best, but at worse a custom filter that will toggle/apply that logic.