?State Sen. Lewis responds to new state revenue forecast PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:00
?? ?    According to the economic forecast presented recently to the State Budget Committee, Indiana’s revenue will be much lower for the current year than previously projected.
    The state’s revenue for the current fiscal year is now expected to be at least $720 million less than was forecast one year ago. The state is currently in the middle of fiscal year 2009, which runs from July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009.
    Analysts expect little improvement in the state’s revenue forecast over the next two years, as well as a continued rise in the unemployment rate. The state may see unemployment levels reach as high as 8% in 2010 before the employment market improves, according to the recent forecast.
    “We must work together to follow through with our obligation to fully fund Indiana’s public schools,” said State Senator James Lewis.  “Although the revenue forecast is lower than expected, we must meet the needs of Hoosiers who rely on state services.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 14:32
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?Investigation continues in Monday’s robbery at Indiana Bank and Trust in Austin PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:00
???    Officers with the Austin Police Department and the Sellersburg post of the Indiana State Police continue to churn
through leads and witness statements resulting from the robbery that occurred Monday, December 8, at the Austin branch of Indiana Bank and Trust.
    The robbery was committed by a lone white male about 1:50 p.m. at the bank. IBT had recently moved to its new
location on U.S. Highway 31 South from its old facility at the corner of South High and West Main Streets in Austin’s downtown area.
    The robber was wearing a dark blue or black hooded winter parka and light blue jeans. He was also wearing white
gloves, sunglasses and a tight-fitting knit winter hat. His height was estimated at between 5-8 and 5-11 and he weighed around 160 pounds.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 14:35
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?SHS sporting events listed PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 00:00
?    Scottsburg High School Athletic Director Roxanne Norton has announced some upcoming sporting events.
    •December 13: Junior varsity and varsity basketball game vs. Providence at Scottsburg Meyer Gym at 6 p.m.
    •December 16: Co-ed swimming Scottsburg Invitational at YMCA.
    •December 20: Middle school girls’ Christmas Tourney at 9 a.m. at Scottsburg Middle School.
    •January 2 and 3: Warrior Classic varsity wrestling at McClain Hall.
    •January 13: Girls’ junior varsity and varsity basketball game vs. South Central at Scottsburg Meyer Gym.
    For more details, fans can check www.highschoolsports.net for Scottsburg athletic events.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2008 10:52
 
?Recent accidents result in injuries, charges being filed against two individuals PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 00:00
?    Recent vehicular accidents in Scott County have involved some injuries as well as some criminal charges being filed against people involved and an errant bed mattress.
    A most unusual accident, involving the mattress, occurred November 23 on U.S. Highway 31 South at Armory Drive in Scottsburg.
    Ervin E. Beswick, 70, Milton, Fl., was driving a 1995 Chevy S10 pickup on U.S. 31 when a mattress he was hauling in the bed of the truck flew out and landed on the highway.
    Marilyn J. Robbins, 37, Scottsburg stopped her 1995 Ford Thunderbird as did another vehicle, but a 2004 Hyndai operated by Jason T. Spicer, 22, Scottsburg, struck the T-bird as Robbins apparently attempted to go around the mattress but then braked.
    No one was hurt in the mishap, which caused approximately $10,000 in property damage. The accident was covered by Lt. Richey Barton with assistance from Patrolman Rodney Watts, both of the Scottsburg Police Department.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2008 10:54
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?Did you notice? Speed limits in Austin changed for a reason PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 00:00
?    Speed limits on State Road 256 and U.S. Highway 31 in Austin were recently changed by workers with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT).
    The changes were necessary, according to INDOT, to “...conform to minimum standards set up by INDOT.” Changes on U.S. 31 affect a zone from VanCampen Road to the Jackson County line north of Austin. On S.R. 256, which serves as Main Street in the community, the area affected includes from the Jackson County line west of town to one mile east of its junction with U.S. 31.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2008 10:56
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