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?Purple panel trap detects emerald ash borer found in Floyd County PDF Print E-mail

 

?    Emerald ash borer has been confirmed near the Floyd County community of Georgetown, Ind., just 14 miles northwest of Louisville. Floyd County joins Kosciusko County as a recent addition to the list of infested counties in Indiana.  The Kosciusko County find was announced July 21. The Floyd County find occurred near the town of Georgetown and is in Georgetown Township   The DNR will conduct additional surveys around the sites to determine the extent of the infestations.
    Floyd is the 19th Indiana county with a confirmed EAB infestation.  It is the first county in the southern half of the state and the first Indiana county south of Indianapolis to have EAB.  Other infested and quarantined counties include Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Hamilton, Huntington, LaGrange, Marion, Noble, Porter, Randolph, St. Joseph, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, White and Whitley.
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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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?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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?North Harrison administration drops plan to stymie opponents of Morgan Elementary renovation PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 August 2008 00:00
  ?    The administration of the North Harrison Community School Corporation has decided against challenging in court the petition opponents of the $15 million renovation of Morgan Elementary School recently had filed June 11 in the Harrison County Clerk’s office. 
    The petition has been verified with 121 valid signatures.
    The petition drive was led in part by North Harrison Classroom Teacher’s Association president Greg Rupp, who thinks that it would be better to pay off the present high school debt, and then renovate both Morgan Elementary School and North Harrison Middle School at the same time.
    The legal question centered on whether or not the remonstrance petition could be signed by former North Harrison Board member Kathy Goldman, and also notarized by her.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2008 15:51
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?World on the Square Family Festival PDF Print E-mail
?    The 9th Annual “World on the Square” Family Festival in Corydon Highlights Cultural Diversity in Southern Indiana.
    Enjoy international exhibits, see cultural performers, and sample ethnic foods at the ninth annual “World on the Square” Festival on Saturday, August 9 from 4-8p.m. on the historic town square in Corydon, Indiana.
    This free annual family-oriented festival highlights the diverse heritage of the Kentuckiana region, which historically includes not only settlers from many European countries, but also the Native American and African American presence. The festival also feature the arrival of Spanish-speaking immigrants from Mexico and the rest of Central and South America, and newcomers from the Middle East and Far East.
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