Youth First Café, August 27 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 August 2009 00:00
    Youth First of Washington County in collaboration with the Indiana Youth Institute, is hosting a luncheon, the Youth First Café, on Thursday, August 27th at noon at Southern Hills Church.  Youth First would like to extend an invitation to people who work in the youth development field in Washington County to attend.  
    The Youth First Café is an opportunity for people who work in youth development in Washington County to come together to collaborate, network and strengthen individual efforts.  The August meeting is the second in a series of four quarterly meetings throughout 2009 where youth development professionals will come together in cooperation and celebration.  Each meeting highlights a guest speaker or program as well as networking time.  This month Beth Armstrong will be sharing information about a new program in Washington County which focuses on strengthening fathers and families called Fathers Forever.   
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 08:59
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Old Settlers Dinner PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 August 2009 00:00
    It's that time of year again! Time to make plans to celebrate Old Settlers Days with the annual catered dinner at the Stevens Museum, located at 307 E. Market Street in Salem. The dinner will be September 12 at 6 p.m.
    The meal will be catered by LaDonna Mitchell and the cost will be $12 per person. Reservations and payment must be made by September 4.
    The speaker for the evening will be Karen Schwartz, President of the Harrison County Historical Society. Her topic will be “Mills on Blue River” in Harrison and Washington counties. She is an excellent speaker and everyone will learn a lot about the river that starts and goes through Washington County.
    Other upcoming events at The John Hay Center are: Old Settlers Days on September 19 through 20. On October 31 for Halloween there will be Trick or Treat in the Village. November 21 at 6 p.m. will be the quarterly meeting featuring Mr. John Quatroke. His program will be about Thomas Rodman and his guns. On December 6 there will be a Christmas open house from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be music and the buildings will be decorated for the Christmas season.
    For more information on any of these programs, please call (812) 883-2984 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 09:00
 
West Washington School Board meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 August 2009 00:00
    West Washington School Corporation Board of Trustees held their recent meeting on August 17 and member Jim Brown moved to approve the following Prime Time Aides for 2009-10 school year: Shirley Voyles, Tammy Jones, Sharon Hammond, Judy Nice, Amber Morrow, Dana Farris and Terri Smith, the motion was seconded by Bill Van Cleave and passed 7-0.
 All claims and previous minutes were approved by the Board.
    Member Brian Farmer moved to rehire Vickie nice as High School Remediation aide effective August 10, with no insurance benefits. The motion passed 7-0.
Vice President, Leslie Batt moved to hire Penny Harkness to replace Adam Brown in the Elementary effective August 6. She will also be monitoring a Junior High Careers class along with continuing  credit recovery. Her time will be divided, three-fourths Elementary and one-fourth High School. Harkness will be paid an hourly rate of $11.25 for six hours with additional hours at the end of the day as needed for credit recovery. Tim Barksdale seconded and the motion passed 7-0.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 09:02
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County Council works to balance 2010 budget PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 00:00
      Members of the Washington County Council met in marathon sessions on Monday, August 10, and Tuesday, August 11, to hammer out the details of a proposed 2010 county budget.  Citizens will be asked to give input on the $6.5 million proposed budget at a public hearing meeting scheduled for September 22.  During the two days of discussion, debate, and decision making,  four issues seemed to consume the attention of council members much more than others on their agenda.
    First, concerns about the cost of the state-mandated property reassessment were relayed to the council by Washington County Assessor Jason Cockerill.  According to Cockerill, the Reassessment Fund has been used to pay for other expenses not involved in the reassessment process.  If that practice continues, Cockerill warned the council that in the event the state mandates  a rolling reassessment beginning in 2012, the fund will not have enough to cover the cost.  Cockerill explained that the state is considering very strongly the option of requiring 25 per cent of all property be reassessed each year to keep the information more current than it is now.  In other words, property reassessment would be an ongoing activity in the county.
    The council acted on Cockerill's advice and transferred some expenses to other line items and increased the amount to be set aside for upcoming reassessment expenses.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 08:52
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Land Use Planning: The Facts PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 00:00
      Back in November of 2008, John Mishler and David Brown were elected to the Washington County Board of Commissioners.  Both men had land use planning as significant planks in their respective platforms.
    Since January 2009, Brown, Mishler and Lana Sullivan have overseen efforts to bring about the implementation of a Comprehensive Land Use Plan for Washington County.  During the last eight months, the Washington County Farm Bureau has been an active supporter of the concept, hosting public informational meetings for the citizens of the county.
    By no means is the concept of land use planning universally supported by the residents of Washington County.  Several individuals have spoken out against the idea in public meetings letters to local newspapers.  Fearing what they see as another example of government usurping the rights of the individual, these citizens point to the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and to policies adopted by the United Nations collectively referred to as “Sustainable Development” as the cornerstones of their argument against the concept.
    The discussions/debates/shouting matches seem to mask the real issues involved in the land use planning controversy.  What makes the Constitution of the United States such a unique document is the clear premise set forth that the rights of the individual are paramount.  However, those rights do have limits.  Those limits to individual rights are demarcated at the point when the rights of the individual comes into conflict with the rights of the population as a whole.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 08:55
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