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?INDOT updates truck bypass project at local meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 04 September 2008 00:00
????    Runfa Shi and Randall Brown of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) were in Salem on Wednesday, August 27, to meet with local government officials and interested citizens regarding plans for and progress on the truck bypass project to begin construction in 2009.  Thirty of the forty land parcels needed have already been acquired for the project that is scheduled to be completed in 2011 or 2012.
    According to Project Manager, Shi, the 3.65 mile corridor will run to the southeast of Salem between Highway # 135 and Highway # 56 with an interchange at Highway # 60.  The project, originally planned as a four lane expressway was modified to what Shi referred to as a “super two”.  When asked to give an example of a “super two”, the stretch of Highway # 56 east of Salem was noted.  This type of roadway construction is characterized by two wide lanes of oncoming traffic with very wide, paved shoulders for emergency use.  Mark Roseberry, Salem Building Commissioner, acting as meeting facilitator, explained that the change from a four lane roadway to  two lane had solely to do with costs.  Besides the obvious decrease in the construction costs, land acquisition would be cut in half.
    Those attending the meeting asked several questions ranging from time lines to issues of limited access.  According
to the current plan, access to the bypass will only be available at the three aforementioned state highways.  Several
attendees expressed concerns that economic development along the new highway will be drastically handicapped by
the lack of accessibility.  Both Shi and Brown assured the questioners that once the roadway is finished, future access
points can always be considered.
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2008 07:52
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?Parent Transition fair date announced PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 August 2008 00:00
?? ?    The Washington County Parent Transition Fair will take place on Tuesday, September 9 at the Southern Hills Church in Salem beginning at 5:30 p.m.  
    The Parent Transition Fair is an informative and helpful venue for parents of children and other dependents with special needs to learn about the services and resources available to their families now and in the future.  
    The Washington County Transition Council presents this event annually to provide valuable information to parents and guardians in an effort to make the transition into daily community living easier and smoother for children with special needs.  Where will your child live as an adult, will your child need guardianship papers or job placement assistance and how can estate planning assist you in the planning for your child’s future are just a few of the pressing questions the Fair addresses.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 15:22
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?Nine suspects arrested at mobile home on Scottsburg’s east side PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 30 July 2008 00:00
?    A total of nine suspects were placed under arrest by Indiana State Police in connection with a probation check last Thursday afternoon, July 17.
    A local probation officer accompanied by ISP troopers went to the home on East McClain Avenue to perform a probation check on the occupant, Michelle R. Brewer, 38.
    In the search of Brewer’s residence, methamphetamine was discovered under a bed and in a bathroom, the probable cause affidavit prepared by Master Trooper Barry Brown indicated. Under three grams of the illegal substance was seized.
    Additionally, M/Trp. Brown stated paraphernalia was found as well as a quantity of pills, all of which officers said were controlled substances. Brewer was placed under arrest and transported to the Scott County Security Center.
    Then, things got rather interesting for the officers.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2008 10:48
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?Recycling Market Development Program, September 30 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 August 2008 00:00
??    The Washington County Growth Partnership announced that a conference will be held on September 30, in Loogootee, IN for anyone interested developing a recycling business in Southern Indiana.  
    The conference, hosted by the Indiana Department of Environment Management, is designed to promote and assist
recycling in Indiana by focusing on economic development efforts targeted at businesses and projects involving
recycling.  
    This is achieved by providing grant and loan opportunities to financially assist businesses in the creation and continuous development of recycling markets throughout Indiana.
    The conference is open to any interested party but space is limited.
     To reserve a spot or receive additional information on the conference, contact Laura Albertson at (812) 295-4142
no later than Friday, September 26.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 15:14
 
?Brian Farmer replaces Richard Lambert on WW School Board PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 August 2008 00:00
? ?    The West Washington School Board appointed Brain Farmer to replace the vacant position of Richard Lambert who resigned effective August 1 at their recent meeting held on Monday, August 18.
    The board interviewed four potential candidates for the vacant position, Virgil Phelps, Marvin (Butch) Jenks, Duane Rippy and Brian Farmer.
    “I care about the education of my children and I care about the community.” said Farmer.
    Farmer has a lot of interaction with children. He has been an active volunteer in the community.
    Farmer will serve out the remainder of Lambert’s term until June 30, 2009.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 15:12
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