Five Counties Change Their Tax Rates PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 December 2009 00:00
    Carroll, Clark, Clay, Madison and Wabash counties have adopted new county option income rates that will go into effect December 1, 2009. These rate changes were adopted after October 15 and before November 1, which makes them effective December 1.
    This information is of particular interest to businesses in Carroll, Clark, Clay, Madison and Wabash counties, as they will need to begin applying these new rates to employee tax withholdings in counties where rates have changed.
    To view these rate changes, as well as the complete list of all 92 county tax rates, please visit www.in.gov/dor/files/dn01.pdf
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2009 13:52
 
Rock Creek takes Braves PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 December 2009 00:00
    Rock Creek came to Borden having both lost season-opening games and both were in search of a victory Saturday (Nov. 28). Rock Creek ended up being the team that left Borden with a 71-62 win.
    Borden came in the first quarter pushing the pace up trying to minimize the impact of Rock Creeks size. Rock Creek had the inside size with  6’6’ Dontale Mayes and 6’4” Joe Pearson who were both tall and big. Borden managed to neutralize Rock Creek’s size with quickness and keeping the ball out of the middle.      
    Dalton Wagoner and Jacob Rich put up nine points inside using their quickness. Rock Creek’s answer came from Ethan Hawn working from a guard position putting up eight points. Rock Creek lead the first quarter 15 - 13.
    In the second quarter Rock Creek switched defenses to a full court press and a zone. The press had little effect but the zone slowed the game down. It minimized Borden’s slashing drives and slowed the ball movement down. Jon Ashby scored Rock Creek’s only 3-point shot of the game while the scoring was spread among five players for the quarter.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2009 13:53
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Community Foundation of Southern Indiana awards grants at annual event PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 December 2009 00:00
    Forty-two local charitable organizations got good news Monday, November 30 when they received grants from the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana. The organizations, which serve residents of Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties, were recognized at the Community Foundation’s annual grant event at Kye’s in Jeffersonville.
    A total of $108,000 was awarded to 42 Southern Indiana organizations, said CFSI program officer Melissa Weissinger. The funding came from the Community Foundation’s Community Endowment Fund. A total of $285,711 was requested through 63 grant applications. “Last year, we increased the maximum amount available through individual grants from $2,500 to $5,000, and that generated more applications,” Weissinger said. “We saw a comparable amount of applications again this year. Clearly, the economy continues to impact the community. More people need help, and these organizations do important work that directly deals with these challenges. We are gratified that we can make a contribution.”
    Grant proposals were considered by a committee of 22 dedicated volunteers, who spent many hours making initial evaluations and then following up with applicants, including site visits, phone interviews and other work meant to ensure the committee had all of the details necessary to decide which grants to fund. The volunteers evaluated each application based on how many people will be affected by the funding, along with other criteria.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2009 13:56
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Lanesville girls’ win 49-36 over West Washington PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 November 2009 00:00
    Lanesville used a bit of half time strategy from Coach Bill Krammes to pull out the 49-36 win at West Washington Saturday.
    Krammes said that when the team wins, it sometimes is happy just to have won the game, whether or not they played to their best level or not.
    The Lanesville coach said that although a few players might have been taken aback at the challenging tone during the discussion, there was a sound reason for the tone.
    “I was challenging them not to be satisfied with just winning a basketball game,” Krammes explained. “We…challenged them to try to be the best they can competitively be.”
    It must have worked, because Lanesville led just 19-14 at the half, and they went on a 16-8 run through the 3rd quarter to take a more commanding 35-22 lead after the 3rd period.
    “I didn’t think we played very the first half,” said Krammes. “In the 3rd quarter, they played better. I was real happy with the way they played in the second half.”
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 November 2009 12:33
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Floyd wins 68-50 over Scottsburg behind 23 points from Smith PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 November 2009 00:00
    Floyd Central received a big boost from Jennifer Smith against host Scottsburg Thursday night, when she scored 23 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in her team’s 68-50 win.
    Floyd had trouble with the Warriorettes in the 1st quarter, when they led just 19-16 at the end of the period.
    The 2nd quarter saw Scottsburg take a lead over the Lady Highlanders and lead 31-30 at the half.
    Floyd Central coach Joe Voelker said that the key to the win was in going on a 20-2 run to start the second half.
    “That kind of won the game right there,” said Voelker of his team’s blitz to start the half.
    Voelker said that although Scottsburg was partly responsible for the start his team had in the first half, he said his own team was partly to blame for the problems.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 November 2009 12:32
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