Two from Floyd County place in congressional art competition PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 April 2010 00:00


On Saturday, U.S. Representative Baron Hill announced the three area high school students whose artwork was selected as the winning entries in the Ninth District’s annual Congressional Art Competition at an event held at Indiana University Southeast’s Ogle Center.  In total, more than 90 students from 11 schools submitted entries.


The winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges.

Milan High School student Jeremy Allen was awarded first place for his work “Momento Man.”  His artwork will be displayed for one year as part of a national exhibit in the Cannon Corridor of the U.S. Capitol building.  He also received two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C., to attend the national reception and ribbon cutting ceremony that will take place in June.

Second and third prizes were awarded to Clarissa Bryant of New Albany High School for her piece, “Urbaba Marzo,” and Amber Schultz of Floyd Central High School for her work, “Come Home Safe,” respectively.

My heartfelt congratulations go to the winning students and their families,” Hill said.  “I am pleased to host the Congressional Art Competition.  It highlights the creativity of Southern Indiana’s young Hoosier artists, and provides a national platform for their artwork.  I’m honored to represent such gifted young people.”



Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 April 2010 10:40
Racing Saturday at Salem Speeday PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 April 2010 00:00


Three divisions are set to share the Salem Speedway high banks on Saturday night, as racing returns to the legendary oval for the Casey’s General Store Spring Speed Fest, presented by Salem True Value Hardware.

The ARCA Truck Series headlines the racing action, which also includes the season opening events for the Lucas Oil Super Stocks and Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stocks.

This is an exciting line-up and a great way to kick-off our first Saturday night program of the season,” said Salem Speedway general manager Richard Deaton.  “The ARCA Truck Series, Super Stocks and Street Stocks always provide some outstanding racing action.”

Defending series champion Paul Hahn of Canton, Mich., and defending race winner Danny Jackson of Loveland, Ohio, are set to lead a distinguished group of ARCA Truck Series drivers onto the famed high banks for the Casey’s General Store Spring Speed Fest.

In 10 previous ARCA Truck Series races at Salem Speedway, dating back to the 1999 season, 10 different winners have emerged.  Jackson, a second-generation driver, and Hahn, who won at Salem in 2003, are looking to end the string of no-repeat winners in ARCA Truck Series action at Salem.

Expected to join Hahn and Jackson for the season opening ARCA Truck Series event are series veterans Frank Wilson Jr. of Belmont, W.Va., who finished third at Salem last season, Brad Yunker of Maumee, Ohio, and Mike Young of Toledo, among others.

Add in a host of talented young rookies and you have yet another ARCA Truck Series event with several truck-driver combinations capable of visiting victory lane.

Defending series champions Frank Kimmel II of Borden, Ind., and Brian Bayer of Birdseye, Ind., top the list of drivers expected for the season opening Lucas Oil Super Stock and Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stock events.

Kimmel, a third-generation driver who is finishing up his freshman year at UNC Charlotte, beat out two-time series champion (2004-2005) Todd Kempf of Huntingburg, Ind., for the 2009 Lucas Oil Super Stock title.  Kempf is expected to make a strong bid for the 2010 title, as is Chris French of Vine Grove, Ky., who won the 2007 Super Stock championship.

Another former Lucas Oil Super Stock champion, John Cozart (1998) of New Albany, is returning to the high banks for the first time in several years and is planning a full season with the Super Stock division.

Among the drivers hoping to deny Bayer back-to-back Street Stock championships is Casey Heavrin of Jeffersonville, who has finished runner-up in the standings the past two years.  Heavrin captured the 2001 Street Stock championship at Salem.

Other top Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stock drivers expected for the season opener include 2006 track champion David Bayens of Memphis, Ind., and 2009 Papa John’s Rookie of the Year Winston Wood of Bloomington, among others.

Spectator gates open on Saturday at 3 p.m., with practice at 3:30 p.m., qualifications at 5:30 p.m. and the first race at 7 p.m. (EDT).

Advance general admission tickets are priced at $12 for adults and $3 for children (age 7-12).  Kids, age 6 and under, are admitted free.  Advance tickets are available at the Speedway office or by calling 812-883-6504 or toll free 1-888-246-7223.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 April 2010 10:43
Accident claims the life of Salem's Von Elliott PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00


Von O. Elliott, 71, Salem, died in a two-car accident just a little more than a half-mile from his home on N. Elliott Road on Friday, April 16.

Kasey J. Tabor, 35, Pekin was taken to by Know County EMS to St. Vincent Salem Hospital where she was treated with bruising and contusions.

According to the accident filed by Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Wayne Blevins, Tabor was traveling west bound on Canton South Boston Road when the vehicle driven by Elliott pulled into her lane of travel.

Tabor was unable to avoid a collision with Elliott's vehicle and struck his driver's side door.

The impact spun Elliott's vehicle around and ran off the north side of the roadway and down through a field.

Elliott was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident happened at 7:09 a.m. Elliott was apparently traveling home after having breakfast at the store in South Boston, which was a regular ritual for him before returning home to farm.

According to the police report, Tabor was wearing her seatbelt, but Elliott was not.

In addition to the Washington County Sheriff's Department and Knox County EMS, the Indiana State Police and Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department assisted on the scene.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 April 2010 12:07
Georgetown Elementary Science Fair Winners PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 April 2010 00:00


Georgetown Elementary School recently held a Science Fair.

The following students were winners in their respective grade levels: Kindergarten;  first place, Cadence Wehneman; second place, Grace Warren and third place, Faith Melton.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 10:08
NH 5K will be May 1 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 April 2010 00:00



The 13th annual Family Fitness Day will be held Saturday, May 1 at Buffalo Trace Park.

The event will feature a “Buffalo Stampede” 5K Run and Fun Walk as well as “Bison Stampede” kid's races.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 April 2010 11:41
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