County commissioners talk Turkey PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 00:00

The Washington County Commissioners spent a portion of their regular meeting Dec. 18 talking turkey.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 January 2013 09:43
Preparing for the worst PDF Print E-mail

Local law enforcement officers spent two days last week in Eastern High School and at West Washington taking part in active shooter training.

Salem’s Morgan Hasty verbals to play softball for D-II college PDF Print E-mail

It’s hard to think about softball with all the winter weather in the forecast, but for one local athlete, Salem senior Morgan Hasty, it’s always softball season.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 January 2013 10:04
Chamber finishing up solid year PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 26 December 2012 00:00

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce has had a great year in 2012.     The group started a spring Friday Night on the Square and also host Eikosi Festival in the late fall.
Those events along with getting the word out to the community about on-going events have helped with exposure.

Resolution claiming IU is far superior thanUK fails to pass PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 26 December 2012 00:00

Washington County Commissioner John Mishler thanked everyone who played a role in making his four years as commissioner a pleasant experience at his final regular meeting on Dec. 18.
After the pleasantries, the meeting took a turn.
Mishler has been a part of helping to start a plan commission, saw the long talked about by-pass in Salem completed, but he had one final item he wanted to get done.
Commissioner Attorney Paul Scifres drafted the resolution which basically stated that Indiana is far superior than the University of Kentucky.
Everyone had a good laugh and Commissioner President David Brown said he’d be willing to make a motion to pass the resolution.
Following is the entire resolution, which was just intended for entertainment purposes only:
WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Washington County, Indiana is empowered pursuant to Indiana Code §36-2-4-2 to adopt certain Ordinances and Resolutions in accordance with the provisions
of Indiana Law; and
WHEREAS, infiltrating into our County from the South, across the Ohio River, over the past
several years has been the misguided notion that there exists in Lexington, Kentucky a University that serves as an institution of higher learning; and
WHEREAS, several local citizens within Washington County, Indiana and outside its immediate
boundaries have fallen prey to the brainwashing propaganda that has been disseminated by said Lexington, Kentucky entities; and WHEREAS, pursuant to the police powers inherent in the Washington County, Indiana Board of Commissioners as the executive body thereof under the Constitution of the State of Indiana, it is within the power, and the duty of, the Washington County, Indiana Board of Commissioners to take necessary actions to look after the health, safety, and general welfare of its citizens; and
WHEREAS, due to the intermittent success of the varsity athletics sport programs of the aforementioned Lexington, Kentucky institution, several local Washington County, Indiana citizens have been misled into believing the propaganda that has infiltrated our State and local community from across
the Ohio River, causing a certain degree of unrepentant arrogance and shameful pride, detrimental to their general moral character and overall community esteem.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners, Washington County, Indiana, as follows:
1. Indiana University, located in quaint and picturesque town just up the road known as Bloomington, in this beautiful State of Indiana, is deemed to provide an academic, cultural, and athletic atmosphere conducive to community pride and the betterment of the State’s
citizenry, and of all students who attend there.   
2. Pursuant to the powers vested in us, the Board of Commissioners of Washington County, Indiana, we hereby proclaim that all Indiana colleges and universities, and especially Indiana University, are superior institutions in all respects when compared to the academy for
budding professional athletes otherwise known as “U-K.”
3. A quarantine is hereby further proposed whereby all Washington County residents who have been infected with the virus leading to an opinion contrary to that offered in this Resolution are encouraged to relocate from the State of Indiana generally, and Washington County in particular, south across the Ohio River to revel in their mutual mediocrity.
4. This Resolution is prepared and presented at the request of outgoing Commissioner of the
First District of Washington County, Indiana, John Mishler , and is not to be taken seriously
and is offered only in jest.

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