Local swimmer qualifies for Age Group State and Central Zone meets PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Tuesday, 26 July 2011 00:00

Christian Salinas, 10, of Sellersburg, who swims for the Riverside Aquatic Club in New Albany has qualified to compete for the third straight year at Age Group State in Indianapolis on July29?31.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 July 2011 13:16
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Charlestown PD launches anonymous crime tip line PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Tuesday, 26 July 2011 00:00

The Charlestown Police Department, in an effort to assist investigators in solving criminal cases and investigating illegal drug activity, has launched an anonymous crime tip?line.  

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 July 2011 13:17
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Lexington teenager among five people injured in recent traffic accidents PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Tuesday, 26 July 2011 00:00

In a span of six days, three injury accidents occurred on either Scottsburg or county roads. Five people were listed with injuries from the mishaps, the most severely hurt a Lexington 17-year-old.
Two people were injured on Monday, July 18, on State Road 56 about 1,500 feet east of its intersection with State Road 3. The accident occurred at 2:10 p.m., according to the report prepared by Deputy Shawn Mayer of the Sheriff’s Department.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 July 2011 13:19
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WCACT show schedule announced PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 26 July 2011 00:00

The Washington County Actors Community Theatre recently announced their 2011-2012 season! All Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:30 p.m., and all Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 July 2011 13:13
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Albertson recovering from ATV accident PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 July 2011 00:00

On July 19, Haley Albertson, daughter of  Barry and Toni Albertson, was on the back of an ATV her girl friend was driving when she fell off. The fall caused her to strike the back of her head, causing a blood clot in her brain.
Haley is a freshman at Eastern and her brother Trey is a senior.
She was transported by air ambulance to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville for emergency brain surgery.
She was initially listed in critical condition but has been showing slow improvement.
According to her brother’s facebook page she was awake, eating and talking with everyone.
Haley is manager of the Eastern football team. She always has a smile and is real fighter.
Anyone wishing to help, may make donations at PNC bank in an account in Haley’s name.
Haley’s injury came just less than three weeks after a 10-year-old Borden girl died in an off-road vehicle accident.    
Melissa Jeremiah, RN with Hoosier Uplands, released a list of things people should know about 4-wheel safety tips:
#1- Before riding an ATV, if you are new to this form of recreation take a rider training
course. Most ATV manufacturers offer free hands-on training to those who have
purchased a new ATV.
#2- Do not ride alone. Have someone with you so that if something goes wrong there is
someone who will be able to call for help. Also let someone besides the people who
will be with you know where approximately you will be going and an approximate
time you expect to return.
#3- Carry a first aid kit on your ATV at all times, in the event of an emergency.
#4- Discuss safety with your children before allowing them to ride with you on a trail.
#5- Never drive an ATV when under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
#6- Read all the directions and safety instructions that came with your ATV and follow
them.
#7- Never ride on paved surfaces.
#8- Wear the right safety gear, including a helmet.
#9- Wear clothing and shoes that will adequately protect you from objects that you may
encounter such as brush.
#10- Use common sense when riding. This includes riding at a speed appropriate for the
terrain that you are riding in.
#11- Have prior approval of the landowner before riding on someone elses land.
#12- Learn about the area you are riding in. Be on the lookout for downed power lines,
fences, low lying branches and other hazards.
#13- Stay on the designated trails when you are riding.
#14- Keep your ATV’s quiet to avoid stressing wildlife and upsetting landowners.
#15- Approach wildlife and livestock on a trail slowly. If you startle them they may run
directly into your path. Give them time to react and plenty of room.
#16- If you inadvertently stumble onto someones land that you do not have permission
to be on, remove your helmet, before speaking to the landowner. Wearing the helmet
makes you appear to be intimidating and unfriendly. Be honest with the landowner
about how you came to be on his land.
Information for this article was obtained from the ATV Safety Institute. The ATV Safety Institute can be found at www.atvsafety.org or you may call them at 1-800-887-2887.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2011 07:42
 
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