Cleaning up Clark County, abandoned homes, buildings being taken down PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Thursday, 28 May 2009 00:00
    “It thrills me to death,” stated Kenny Evans as he looked at the abandoned burned home in Otisco.
    The property was beginning to be cleaned up last week but it was a long time coming for those living in the area. The home at the corner of Chestnut and Highway 3 in Otisco burnt about three years ago according to local residents. Since the fire the rubble has sat awaiting clean up.
    This property is one of 20 properties across Clark County that will soon get a makeover thanks to the Clark County Commissioners.
    “Mike (Moore) came to us and asked for support to clean up the properties,” stated Clark County Council President David Abbott. “We (the council) voted 7-0 for the clean up. We have had so many complaints about vacant buildings and it is time to take action. We were getting complaints about the safety hazards the abandoned buildings represented. Now that it is beginning to be done, we are getting calls from people thanking us.”
    Moore was on hand Wednesday morning to see what progress had been made at the property in Otisco.
    “This is just the first. Tony Semones has been around the county and found the homes and buildings that need to be cleaned up. There are about 20 homes in the area of Bethlehem, Otisco, Marysville,” Moore explained. “This is a health hazard and a safety risk. It is long overdue and I’m glad we are getting something done.”
    Moore said the Commissioners have been working to find the property owner of the home in Otisco.
    “It’s a big deal now because it has gone on for so many years,” Moore said.
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2009 08:42
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Clark County DARE Essay winners honored with banquet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Thursday, 28 May 2009 00:00
    Many fifth graders across Clark County have recently graduated from a program that will help them make the right decisions and choices for the rest of their lives.
    The D.A.R.E. program was taught in 11 different elementary school across Clark County by two D.A.R.E. Officers, Jeffersonville Police Department’s Jason Jackson and Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Waters. The officers and students came together on Thursday evening, May 21 at the Clark County REMC community room for a beautiful banquet.
    Jackson taught the program at Bridgepoint, Maple, Northaven, Sacred Heart, Springhill, Thomas Jefferson and Wilson Elementary Schools in Jeffersonville as well as Utica Elementary School.
    Waters taught the program at Borden, Henryville and New Washington Elementary Schools.
    After several weeks of learning the program, which teaches students about drug and alcohol abuse and how to make the right decisions, even if they are the hard choices, the students’ last assignment with the program is an essay.
    Each student writes an essay about what they learned from the program. The essays are then judged. Three winners were chosen from each elementary school including an overall school winner.
    The overall school winner from each of the 11 schools were honored last Thursday evening with a D.A.R.E. banquet. The students and their parents and siblings were treated to a nice meal before the ceremony to honor each student.
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2009 08:43
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May brings Click It or Ticket back to Indiana PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00
    In an effort to decrease the number of fatalities and injuries involving unrestrained occupants on Indiana roadways, the Clark County Traffic Safety Partnership (CCTSP) and the Clark County DUI Taskforce officers recently announced their participation in the statewide Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization. This mobilization will include the Indiana State Police and more than 250 local law enforcement agencies throughout the state.
    Indiana’s 2009 Click It or Ticket effort will take place from May 15 to May 31, covering the highly traveled Memorial Day holiday. With an emphasis on urging more motorists to buckle up day and night, officers will be on the look out for unrestrained motorists around the clock.  
    “Research shows that fewer people buckle up at night, which increases the risk of a being killed or injured in a crash,” said Donald Ross Jr., CCTSP Coordinator and the Clark County DUI Taskforce Coordinator. “Through high-visibility enforcement efforts, Sellersburg Police Department officers will work overtime hours to ensure that all drivers and passengers in the Hoosier state buckle up around the clock- every trip, every time or they will pay a fine.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 12:38
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Clark County Treasurer Shirley Nolot dies at 67 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00

    The local community was saddened last Tuesday morning as citizens learned of the passing of Clark County Treasurer Shirley Nolot.
    Nolot passed away a little after 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning at Clark Memorial Hospital. As the word of her passing filtered through the Clark County Courthouse, where she spent many dedicated years, many were saddened by her death but had smiles cross their faces when memories of Nolot surfaced.
    Nolot was presently the Clark County Treasurer. She also previously held the office of Clark County Recorder for two terms and also was the Trustee for Wood Township.
    Those political figures in Clark County who worked with Nolot were quick to praise her for her continued dedication and effort to help the Clark County taxpayer.
    “Shirley was always calling me with ideas to improve her office,” stated Clark County Council President David Abbott. “She was behind the upgrading of the Recorder’s Office to a computer system. She was always looking out for the taxpayer and how to save more money.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 12:35
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Clark Memorial Hospital’s Men’s Health Fair is set for May 30 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00
    Mark your calendar and plan to attend Clark Memorial Hospital’s eleventh annual Men’s Health Fair and Car Show.
    The award-winning show, on Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the hospital grounds, is designed to raise awareness among men on the importance of preventive health behaviors, early detection and the treatment of health problems affecting men, such as heart disease, high blood pressure and prostate cancer.
    Free health screenings will again be offered against a backdrop of classic and antique cars. Some of the screenings will include foot, skin cancer, blood pressure and vision.
    Two screenings offered that require an appointment are the free total lipid profiles (cholesterol screenings) and the free prostate cancer screenings for men over the age of 50. Attendees are asked to pre-register for the screenings by calling 812-283-2989 and leaving a message.
    Health and wellness presentations will be offered on the hour starting at 10 a.m. Various presentations will take place including Ken Schulz with Humana MarketPoint on weather safety.
    More than 1,800 people attended last year’s event, with more than 5,800 screenings and education opportunities offered.
    For more information about the car show, contact Scott Higgs, Christian Hot Rod Association at 812-288-0829.
    For more information on the health fair please call 812-283-2101 or visit the hospital’s web site at www.clarkmemorial.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2009 11:37
 
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