Austin City Council takes title to three dilapidated houses PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 00:00
    Three houses in dilapidated condition are now owned by the City of Austin.
    Austin Mayor Doug Campbell told members of the City Council that he planned to record the city's titles to those properties deeds in the very near future during the Council's meeting on February 23.
    The action is a continuation of the Council's policy to obtain title to properties determined to be in extremely poor condition. In the past, the city has torn down such homes and then placed the cleared property for sale to give others the chance to build nice houses in the community. Any profit realized from the sale of such properties is placed in a special fund used to buy dilapidated homes. Other monies in that fund come from fines placed against people who do not keep their properties clean and grass trimmed.
    Properties in this round included Lots 18 and 19 in the Allendale Addition and homes on Factory Drive and Wade Street.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 March 2010 16:20
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Two Scottsburg men arrested in wake of county burglaries PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 00:00
    Charges have been filed against two Scottsburg men which local law enforcement agencies are sure were involved in two separate burglaries occurring in Scott County.
    In the case against Michael J. Juntenen, 26, he was reportedly nearly caught in the act of burglarizing the Scottsburg home of a senior citizen on October 4, 2009.
    The probable cause affidavit prepared by investigating officer Lt./Detective Mike Nichols of the Scottsburg Police Department stated that a relative of the elderly resident pulled up in the driveway and said he saw a male subject jump from the home's rear step. The relative chased the man until losing him. The subject's description was of a skinny white male in his early 20s with brown hair and wearing a red and blue cap, khaki shorts and a dark shirt.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 March 2010 16:22
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Heating and Cooling System Rebate Program Launched PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 February 2010 00:00
    Lt. Governor Becky Skillman recently announced the opening of the Indiana Heating and Cooling Incentive Program (IHIP) that will provide rebates for the purchase and installation of Energy Star Rated furnaces, boilers, central air conditioners and heat pumps. The rebates range from $150 to $1,000 depending on the technology that is installed.
“Hoosiers with older, inefficient heating and cooling systems are watching their money literally go out the window,” said Lt. Governor Becky Skillman. “This program will bring the cost of replacing those less efficient systems within reach of more Hoosier homeowners.”
    IHIP is the Indiana program that is part of the federal State Energy Efficiency Appliance Rebate Program (SEEARP). Indiana received $6.1 million for the program, which will remain active until the funds are exhausted. This program will compliment the rebate or incentive programs already in place through many of Indiana’s utility companies.
“Replacing an older furnace can be expensive,” said Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED) Director Brandon Seitz. “When the IHIP rebate and any available rebate from a utility are combined with state and federal tax incentives, the final cost of a higher efficiency furnace, boiler, central air or heat pump fits into the budgets of more Hoosiers.”
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 February 2010 10:35
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Scottsburg Warriors preparing for the upcoming sectional tournament PDF Print E-mail
Written by Logan Wells   
Thursday, 25 February 2010 00:00
    An 8-7 record, and a mediocre regular season will soon be coming to a close for the Warriors, maybe.  With several games on their schedule not played the first time around because of weather issues and five games currently scheduled as make ups or regular games, the Warriors season is far from over just yet.  However, the Warriors are already beginning to settle into the postseason form and prepare for the Sectional tournament.
    Out of contention for the MSC title, the Warriors will have a tough test ahead of them if they want to win their first sectional title since 2005.  They will almost certainly have to play one if not two of the sectional favorites in Greensburg and Batesville if they hope to cut down the nets.  However, the Warriors remain optimistic.
    We believe we can win it,” said Coach Brent Keck, “in my mind if you’ve got to think you have a shot if you want to have a chance.”
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 February 2010 10:37
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Austin Eagles gearing up for tough boys' 2A Sectional at Paoli PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Thursday, 25 February 2010 00:00
    After experiencing an up-and-down season with a decidedly winning season record of 12-5 (as of February 12), the Austin Eagles under Coach Mike Deaton are looking at a tough boys' 2A sectional in Paoli.
    Brownstown's Braves are the heavies in this sectional, having compiled a perfect season and ranked no. 1 in 2A teams in the state. Austin is ranked 11th, not bad for the teams the boys have faced this season.
    “We've got a very competitive sectional ahead of us. Eastern's playing well, and Providence played New Albany well recently. In fact, you look at all of the teams in this sectional and they're all pretty equal with Brownstown maybe a step or two ahead,” advised Coach Deaton.
    The teams in this sectional include Paoli, Austin, Eastern, Clarksville, Providence, Brownstown and West Washington. The boys' draw took place on Sunday, February 21.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 February 2010 10:39
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