Winged Spring Spectacular Sunday PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 April 2011 00:00

Jason Blonde has always had a love for speed and racing. Growing up in Litchfield, Mich., just five miles from Butler Speedway, he spent a lot of time at the track and has been racing sprint cars since graduating from high school. His love of racing started at a young age and his passion and dedication to the sport is stronger than ever.
On March 19, Blonde earned the title “Fastest of the Fast” by competing in the World’s Fastest Half-Mile Speed Trials and won. The competition was part of the 50-year anniversary celebration of Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. He completed a blistering lap traveling 144.871 miles per hour in 13.245 seconds. He competed against Ford NASCAR drivers in a street legal Mustang, a Tony Stewart-owned sprint car, two supermodifieds and a world superbike champion for the title.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 April 2011 14:12
Tax billing cycle meets standard for second year in a row PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 April 2011 00:00

County Treasurer Bob Woodward and County Assessor Jason Cockerill issued a joint press release regarding the status of the property tax billing cycle and when the tax bills will be printed and sent to the citizens of Washington County.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 April 2011 14:13
Salem by-pass project will be completed October of 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 March 2011 00:00

Utility work and right-of-way clearing has begun for the four mile new By-Pass road around the east side of Salem.

A two lane asphalt road with wide shoulders will connect State Road 135 (S.R. 135) south of Salem and State Road 56 (S.R. 56) east of Salem.  The new road will have 5 major bridges plus other smaller culverts.  The road will connect with S.R. 135 0.5 mile south of Becks Mill Road south of Salem and proceed north east to S.R. 56 near Quaker Road.  Besides the bridges over roads, CSX railroad, and the West Fork of Blue River the new road will intersect with S.R. 60 just east of Saddle Back Trail Road.  One county road, Lake Salinda Road will be permanently closed at the By-Pass.  Lake Salinda Road will have Cul-De-Sacs at the By-Pass.

Gohmann Asphalt and Construction of Clarksville was the winning bidder on this project with a bid of $15,723,000.00.

The contract has a completion date of October 30, 2012.

Work Zone Safety Awareness Week is April 4-8, 2011, and INDOT is joining with other states to stress “Safer Driving. Safer Work Zones. For Everyone.”  On average four out of every five people killed in highway work zones are drivers or passengers, not highway workers.  And steeper fines or penalties await drivers who speed or drive recklessly through a work zone.  To avoid becoming a statistic, INDOT urges drivers to follow the safety tips listed at



Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 08:10
EHS dance team places at state PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 March 2011 00:00

Story by Melissa Lewis, GBP Staff Writer


The Eastern High School Starz Dance team competed at the State competition Saturday, March 19, 2011 at New Castle High School.
They competed with two different dances and placed in both. The Starz placed third in Jazz and fourth in Pom. This was the Starz first time competing in Pom at the State level.
Keenan Graves is the first male dancer to compete as an EHS Starz dance team member and he couldn’t be more proud of his team.
“I am so proud of the team. I feel like we tried our hardest and gave it our all,” said Graves.
Graves was also proud of the season the Starz had.
“I feel that our season was very progressive. We accomplished a lot with the time that we were given. I am proud of each and everyone of my team members! Everyone did so great and i am very proud of them,” said Graves.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 14:27
F’burg pair arrested for dealing marijuana PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 March 2011 00:00

On Wednesday, March 23, in the afternoon hours, troopers from the Indiana State Police Post in Sellersburg conducted a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 150 at Cross Street in Greenville.
Troopers called for Indiana State Police K-9 “Kilo” to come to the scene.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 14:25
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