Scottsburg's Revolving Loan Fund recertified; money used to help industries PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 09 December 2009 00:00
    Recertification of the Scottsburg Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) was one of the first items on the November 16  agenda of the Scottsburg City Council.
    With a full Council attending, officials voted to approve a resolution that recertified the steps taken on how such loan applications are judged and how loans are approved and closed by the City.
    According to figures supplied by Mayor Bill Graham, the City has loaned out over $300,000 to industries over the past several years. Funds for the RLF have been received by Scottsburg from the Economic Development Agency and USDA Rural Development. Currently, noted city attorney Kerry Thompson, the City has about $250,000 available to loan. “I received an application for some money today from an industry that wants to expand,” he related to the Council.
    The City has been fortunate with RLF money. “We've lost some over the past 20 years, but we've also been able to help several industries when they've needed the help,” commented Mayor Graham. In the past, money was loaned to the old Bowater plant and was also used to improve Armory Drive which benefited industries in south Scottsburg. The RLF was also tapped to build the Scott County Community Clearinghouse, a facility which has helped thousands of people over the past ten years.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 10:10
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Warriorettes defeat Lady Mustangs, 67-59 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Logan Wells   
Wednesday, 02 December 2009 00:00
    Coming off a three game losing streak, and finding themselves at the bottom of the MSC race, the Scottsburg Warriorettes looked to right the ship against the visiting New Washington Lady Mustangs.  Scottsburg got back on the right foot as they played a solid game to defeat New Washington by a score of 67-59, on Saturday, November 28.
The nights action opened up in Scottsburg’s favor, as they jumped out to a quick 8-2 lead over New Washington.  The Lady Mustangs seemed to have no answer for the Warriorettes’ post presence as they were dominated on the offensive boards, giving Scottsburg several second chance points.  Nearing the end of the quarter the Warriorettes had opened up a nine point lead and looked to be in control of the entire game.  However, the Lady Mustangs fought to keep it close as they cut the lead to only five at the end of the quarter 17-12.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2009 13:58
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'We Care' takes to the air this Friday for 30 straight hours of fun, fund-raising PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 02 December 2009 00:00
    The clock is ticking down to the 12 noon start this Friday, December 4, of the 2009 We Care auction that will benefit children in Scott County.
    For 30 straight hours, the auction will feature a wide variety of items donated for the event. Cash donations are also welcome and can be made in memory of a loved one or in honor of a friend or family member.
    We Care's 2009 website is operating and more photos of merchandise being offered are being added all the time. It is at ilovewecare.com.
    The pick-up center will be at the Army Reserve Center in Scottsburg, which is located on Armory Way behind Scottsburg Moose Family Center 2324. the public is welcome to stop by and view the merchandise starting Thursday, December 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Friday, December 4.
    The pick-up center will remain open throughout the 30-hour run of the auction. People who successfully get an item through bidding must first go to the I105.3 FM studios at 22 East McClain Avenue in downtown Scottsburg and pay for their items. Then, they may go to the pick-up center to get the items.
    Bidders can pay cash or by check or by using their Visa or Master cards.
    To bid on items, listen or view items in lots at the website. Call 752-3688 or 1-800-441-1053 to register the bid with a We Care volunteer. Winning bidders will be announced, so tune in to I105.3 FM or the website to learn who got items.
    There is still time to donate. Bring contributions to the radio station as soon as possible.
    Many volunteers work tirelessly to make We Care happen. Money raised is distributed to school districts, Kids Place and OVO Head Start so that warm winter coats and new shoes can be purchased for needy children before the Christmas holidays begin.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2009 14:05
 
As holidays approach, don’t forget to check out Cat Adoption facility PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Wednesday, 02 December 2009 00:00
    It’s that time of the year again, when everyone is thinking about the holidays and are beginning to get into that mood to give to friends, family and others in need.
    One area people may not be aware of that usually gets overlooked is the felines of Scott County.
Scott County has a new Cat Adoption Facility located at 1202 South Taylor Mill Road in Scottsburg, just off of State Road 56 and off South Boatman Road.
    Cats and kittens may be the special gift for your family.
    Cats that are adopted through the facility can be done so at $45 which includes the spay/neuter, rabies, vaccinations, worming, feline leukemia/fiv combination testing and flea treatment. All the cats/kittens at the center are well socialized. These cats are adopted to be inside only cats and may be taken home the day of adoption.
    Coming to the facility with the cats/kittens gives a wonderful opportunity to learn the individual personalities of the cats and help determine which will fit best in the adopter’s home.
    The cats/kittens come directly from the animal shelter. None are accepted at this location. The Scott County Humane’s Society’s mission is to aid the Scott County Animal Sehtler and this facility acts as housing for many very nice cats that have run out of time at the Scott County Animal Shelter. The pets at this adoption center are hand-selected from the many homeless cats that are trapped or turned in. The facility is only able to accommodate a limited number of cats so as one is adopted form this location, they are able to select another to take its place.
Christmas is around the corner and donations of dry cat food, litter, cleaning supplies and cat toys are always needed. Tax deductible financial donations are also badly needed to help purchase vaccine and health supplies for the cats. Medical supplies are very expensive and absolutely necessary to keep the pets healthy until they find their new homes. Volunteers are always needed to keep the many phases of the humane society operating.
    Hours of operation are from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
    For more information please call 752-7500 and leave message. For more information visit the website at www.hsscottcountyin.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2009 14:07
 
Local educators were honored at Excellence in Education PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 25 November 2009 00:00
    Several local educators were honored with Excellence in Education awards recently. The awards are used for class projects and any necessary supplies that will enhance the capability of that teacher and enable the students’ learning process. Funding for the grants is the result of the Timothy Michael Wolf Memorial Scholarship Fund established at the Scott County Community Foundation. Five awards are given annually to educators whose projects demonstrate the most promise of enhancing the education of students in Scott County School District 2.
    The Scott County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following applicants as the winners of the 2009 Excellence in Education awards, worth $400 each. The teachers were honored with a surprise visit to their classrooms during American Education Week, Nov. 16-20.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 November 2009 12:38
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