Governor Daniels announces termination of state’s contract with IBM for delivery of welfare services PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
    Governor Mitch Daniels announced recently the state has terminated its contract with IBM for the delivery of welfare services. The contract was canceled because the company did not make satisfactory progress to improve services to welfare applicants and recipients under a plan to correct deficiencies.
    In its place, the Family and Social Services Administration will go to a hybrid system that will incorporate successful elements of the old welfare delivery system and what is known as the modernized system. The hybrid system will include more face?to?face contact and more localized team?based case management.
    “The fraud appears to have been stopped and we’re still on track to save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, but the intended service improvements have not been delivered, and that’s not acceptable,” said Daniels. “Those who raised concerns about service quality were correct and we appreciate their efforts. We’ll now take the best parts of the old and new and move ahead with a hybrid system in what amounts to a major mid?course correction.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:39
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Charlestown Sanitation Department reminds citizens about biodegradable yard waste PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
    Autumn has officially arrived, and leaves are starting to collect on lawns throughout Charlestown.
    The Charlestown Sanitation Department reminds residents that biodegradable yard waste– including leaves, grass clippings and other organic materials– must be disposed of in biodegradable bags in order to be picked up.
    The Clark?Floyd Landfill and Cristiani Mulch no longer accept yard waste in non?biodegradable packaging.
    Biodegradable bags for yard waste are available for purchase at the Jay C Store, Western Auto, Walmart, Lowe’s and Home Depot.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:40
 
Pirates Basketball grillin' Friday night before Sectional football game PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00
    The girls and boys Pirate Basketball teams are cooking out from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday Night outside of the football stadium. They will be selling hamburgers and chicken sandwiches to raise funds for their upcoming basketball season
    The Digital Connectors will be playing music for entertainment.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 07:48
 
Pirates host the Braves in Football Sectional this Friday night PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00
    The Pirate Football Team (7?2), 2009 Mid?Southern Conference Champions for the third consecutive year, suffered a disappointing setback at Lawrenceburg last Friday to end an otherwise very successful regular season.
    Lawrenceburg prevailed on a cold and rainy night 20?14. The Pirates scored the first points of the game in the second stanza when senior Michael Baines carried the ball 93 yards from the line of scrimmage to score and give the Pirates a 6?0 lead.  The Pirates scored again in the fourth when freshman quarterback Gage Brafford connected in the air with senior Jordan Williams for a 50 yard touchdown strike. Senior Michael Baines added a two point conversion run to reduce the Pirates deficit to six; 20?14, with a little more than four minutes remaining.
    The Pirates however were unable to score again and dropped the contest with eyes now set on the state tournament. 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 07:49
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Charlestown preparing for Christmas season, looking for participants for community choir PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00
    The City of Charlestown will soon be moving full speed ahead preparing for this year’s Christmas season.  
    This year promises to be the best and most exciting Christmas yet.  The Charlestown Parks and Recreation Department along with The Charlestown Beautification Committee, local churches and city employees are working hard to plan and organize several events to provide family entertainment.
    Light Up Charlestown will be a great evening to create family memories. They are looking for anyone who would like to be a member of the Community Choir.  The Choir will perform at light-up November 27.
    They are looking for 200 or more people who will be a part of the celebration. They will practice at the Arts & Enrichment Center on Tuesdays, November 10 and 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m. The choir will lead the children in singing Christmas carols before the countdown and they will sing “The Hallelujah Chorus” after the lights come on.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 07:51
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