Salem Homeschool Academy holds end-of-semester program PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 December 2010 00:00

The Salem Homeschool Academy, an organization providing supplementary coursework for local homeschool students, held the closing program for their fall semester on December 20, 2010.  
The program opened with a violin duet to the tune of “Jingle Bells.”  Following the music, instructors from ten courses explained the objectives of their individual classes, as well as student expectations and activities.
Students from each class then held demonstrations highlighting the skills and knowledge they gained throughout the course of the semester.  Students revealed their understanding in a variety of ways.  Some read essays, research papers and persuasive speeches.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 December 2010 14:27
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GKN receives tax abatement PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 December 2010 00:00

The progress at GKN was one of the highlights at the City of Salem council meeting last Monday night. GKN controller Robert Clark attended the meeting along with Washington County Economic Growth Partnership Director Lana Sullivan.
Clark said the company is currently wrapping up a $1 million investment, as well as a project for Chrysler. He said additional employees were hired in August and November.
He told the council a $4.2 million investment is on the table for 2011, with hopes of increasing to a $10 million investment within three years.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 December 2010 15:09
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Improving Floyd County’s drinking water PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 December 2010 00:00

The Floyd County and New Albany Stormwater Boards have been busy this year.  Efforts are being made to improve the water quality in Floyd County and New Albany. These efforts include education/outreach to the public, improvement projects and maintenance to the stormwater systems .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 December 2010 15:05
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City follows county's lead, puts WCEGP funding on hold PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 00:00

The Washington County Economic Growth Partnership took another hit this week when the Salem City Council voted to withhold $25,000 they had budgeted for the group in 2011 at its regular meeting Monday (Dec. 13).

The city council's move came off the heels of a similar decision made by the Washington County Council at its regular meeting on Dec. 6. At that meeting, the council decided to move money from the Growth Partnership's line item and put it into a fund that they council controls for economic development.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 December 2010 12:34
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Shop with a Cop puts many smiles on area kids face PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 December 2010 00:00

The Scottsburg Wal-Mart was filled with 120 smiling kids from Washington County on Saturday morning, as the annual Shop with a Cop took place. Many officers and volunteers in the community arrived at the Sheriff’s Department at 7 a.m. and were bussed to Scottsburg, where the children each received one complete outfit, including shirt, pants, socks, underwear, shoes, winter coat and a toy. The children took their time to pick of the outfit that suited them best and most knew what toy they were going to get.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 December 2010 13:09
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