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?County Council approves Highway Department’s request for additional fuel money PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 August 2008 00:00
??    The Washington County Council met in regular session on Monday, August 4 with all members present.  The Council unanimously approved the minutes of previous meetings.
    Washington County Highway Department Superintendent, Rick Graves, and County Commissioner, Mike Goering, requested permission to transfer $58,000 from other accounts to the Gas and Oil account to pay a misplaced fuel bill from April of this year.  According to Graves he became aware of the oversight when he recently received notice that no further shipments of fuel would be delivered until the bill was paid.  The request was approved
unanimously.
     In a telephone interview, Graves said that the overlooked fuel bill was approximately $29,000.  When asked why wouldn’t that money still be in the fuel fund since it is an account payable, Graves said that it has been absorbed by the sharp rises in fuel cost this summer.  “With the rising cost of fuel, I underestimated the budget for fuel and oil.” admitted Graves.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2008 14:46
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?No foreclosure notices will be served through holidays PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    Scott County Sheriff John Lizenby has never supported the practice of conducting foreclosure sales through his office.
    And there have been lots of such sales held this year in the county. As Sheriff Lizenby noted, “There have been a lot, too many.”
    Thus far in 2008, the Sheriff’s Office has conducted sales on 161 homes. That’s a little less than in 2007 but not much. “That means we’re doing about 16 a month,” the Sheriff related.
    When his wife Lisa suggested a moratorium on foreclosure sales from, say, mid-November through December 31, the Sheriff said he was all for it.
    “By state law, the county sheriff conducts these sales, but we have the discretion to hold the sales within a reasonable amount of time. Calling a halt to foreclosure sales after the sale that is already scheduled in November seems like a nice thing to do for families during the holiday season,” stated Sheriff Lizenby. “It might give a few a six weeks reprieve or so.”
    Consequently, foreclosure suits may still be filed and advertised in local newspapers, but those properties at the end of the foreclosure process won’t be sold until perhaps the second week of January.
    “It gives these families a little ‘breather,’ maybe allowing them a little time to prepare for a move or to enjoy Thanksgiving or Christmas in their homes once again before moving,” said Sheriff Lizenby.
    The inevitable will eventually take place in each case, he went on. “We felt this moratorium during the holidays is warranted as a good-will gesture to families having a tough time. We want to help where we can and when we can. This is one of those times,” concluded the Sheriff.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:09
 
?Scott County’s Clearinghouse having a trashy problem lately PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 15 October 2008 00:00
?    Though anonymous donors may have thought they were being helpful by dropping off contributions at the Scott County Clearinghouse when it was closed, their donations were, for the most part, not acceptable.
    “During different times of the year, we seem to have this problem. People think that, because we are known for accepting donations of clothing and household goods as well as food, anything they’d like to get rid of is acceptable to us. That’s not true,” advised Nelson Spaulding, Director of the Clearinghouse.
    The Community Clearinghouse is a non-profit agency located on Scottsburg’s west side that is designed to help those who need aid. Its pantry has fed thousands over the past ten years, and the clothing and furniture donated by residents of the community have helped as many stretch their household budgets and provide some financial relief.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2008 14:20
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?County Commissioners receive repair estimates for courthouse clock tower and Domestic Violence Center PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 August 2008 00:00
??    The Washington County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at their new location (the County Building
Conference Room located on Martinsburg Road) with all members present.  The minutes of previous meetings, all
claims, and payroll were approved unanimously.
    Judge Robert Bennett provided the Commissioners with estimates from three different historic preservation building
contractors for work to be done on the county courthouse. 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2008 14:42
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?Adult flu vaccination clinic set October 24 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 22 October 2008 00:00
?    Staff of the Scott County Health Department will conduct its annual adult flu vaccination clinic on Friday, October 24, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Scottsburg.
    Clinic hours will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Cost of a flu shot will be $20. Medicare will not be billed.
    Anyone over the age of 18 is encouraged to come and receive a flu shot. There is an abundance of influenza vaccine this season, and everyone is encouraged to get a flu shot now so that they are fully protected throughout the flu season.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2008 14:09
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