2009 Showcase of Fashions to be held June 28 at REMC PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00
    The annual Showcase of Fashions, sponsored by the Clark County Extension Homemakers and Purdue Extension– Clark County, is scheduled for Sunday, June 28, beginning at 2 p.m. This year’s location will be the Clark County REMC on Highway 60 in Sellersburg.
    The contest is for individuals who sew and are interested in competing at the county and state level. The state contest is held in conjunction with the Indiana State Fair which is held in August each year.
    The Showcase is open to all Clark County residents.
    Categories include: Family Outfits; Dresses; Coat or Suit; Separates; My Choice; Sewing for others, Adult Garments (over 18 years); Sewing for Others/Children’s Garments 0-5 years & 6-12 years; Sewing for Others/Teen Garments 13-17 years; Wedding Gowns/Bridesmaids/Formals and Embroidery Embellished Handmade Garment.
    The county-only categories include Creative Touch to Ready-Wear, Wearable Art. The categories are no longer divided by age. However, there is a special county category for seamstresses under the age of 18. The Divisions are non-professional and professional seamstresses.  Garments modeled must have been made after September 1, 2008.
    Entry forms are available at the Purdue Extension Office in Clark County.
    Questions should be directed to Joyce Dickson, contest chairman, 294-4087 or Reba Colley, Extension Educator, at 256-4591. Entry forms are due June 25.
    If you sew, now is the time to show it off!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 09:12
 
Charlestown Pirate Pride Booster Club hosts Hole in One Contest PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00
    On a day fitted more for ice fishing than golf, 16 of the craziest golfers braved the elements on Tuesday, April 21, which included wind, rain and some sleet mixed in, to see who would hit a silly white ball into the cup for a “hole in one” on the par 3 160-yard number 3 green at Hidden Creek Golf Course in Sellersburg, for the grand prize of $50,000 that was up for grabs in the Charlestown Pirate Pride “Hole in One Contest.”
    Sixteen participants qualified for the contest after spending at least $200 at the Second Annual Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Recognition banquet and auction, which was held in the gym at Charlestown High School. All the proceeds from the event will go toward purchasing weight lifting equipment for the new weight room that will be a part of the new high school.
    While some brave souls brushed aside the weather to hit the range in hopes of perfecting that special shot, others stayed warm and cozy by the fireplace inside the clubhouse before it was time for a chance at fame and glory.
    After drawing for the order to hit, everyone loaded into golf carts and took off in search of the Holy Grail of Golf. Needless to say there was some good-natured ribbing before and after each participants shot, in the end there could only be one winner.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 09:14
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Former school janitor arrested on possession of child porn charges PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00

    On April 20, in the early evening hours, William Dearborn, 31, Scottsburg, turned himself in to the Washington County Jail. William Dearborn was wanted out of Washington County on an arrest warrant that was issued by the Washington County Circuit Court for Possession of Child Pornography, D Felony. The arrest warrant was the result of an investigation that was conducted by Detective Scott Stewart of the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg.
    The investigation began in November of 2008, when an official from the Salem Middle School contacted the Indiana State Police about what they thought was some inappropriate material located on one of the school’s computers.
    Detective Scott Stewart seized the computer and had the computer’s history examined by New Albany City Police Computer Forensics Detective, Greg Pennell. After the examination it was determined that it contained child pornography. Detective Scott Stewart was able to determine the dates and times that the child pornography was being accessed and it lead Detective Stewart to William Dearborn, who was working evening hours at the school as a janitor. After Detective Stewart interviewed William Dearborn and completed other parts of his investigation he turned the investigation over to the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office. This resulted in the arrest warrant for William Dearborn.
    At this time it is believed that no children at the school were able to view the child pornography and none of the images discovered are believed to be of local children.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 09:17
 
Chad Goff Captures Saturday's Winged Sprint Spectacular at Salem Speedway PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00

    Chad Goff rode the Salem Speedway high banks to victory in Saturday’s Scott County Visitors Commission Winged Sprint Spectacular, presented by Must See Racing.com.
    The Whitmore Lake, Michigan, driver outdistanced a field of 19 starters in the 30-lap main event to record his first career Salem Speedway victory.
    A total of 26 winged sprint cars, representing the Hoosier Outlaw Sprint Series and Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprint Series, were on hand for the first combined sprint show at Salem.
    Canada’s Ryan Litt finished second in the main event, with Hank Lower third, Jimmy McCune fourth and Tim Cox fifth.
    Aaron Pierce, Jeff Bloom, Jim Swain, Kyle Flint and Ryan Myers rounded out the second five in that order.
    Heat race winners were Jason Blonde, Cox and Goff. Lower won the B-Main.
    The $1,000 “bounty” placed on Kevin Feeney’s one-lap track record of 14.377-seconds went unclaimed, as Litt posted fast time with a 14.532-second lap.
    Saturday’s race marked the kick-off of an exciting seven race TV package for Must See Racing during the 2009 season.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 09:21
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Rouche views transparency as a necessity for success at WCMH PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00

    In an April 21 press conference, Washington County Memorial Hospital (WCMH) Interim Chief Executive Officer, Joe Rouche and WCMH Director of Public Relations, Melissa Richardson met with representatives from local newspapers in an effort to keep the public updated on the status of negotiations between Saint Vincent Health (SVH) and WCMH.      
    According to Rouche, SVH is still in the analysis/evaluation stage. When asked if the analysis is intended to determine if “the deal” is going to happen or if its purpose is to determine the price SVH will pay for WCMH, Rouche said, “I am an operations person, I am very good at running a hospital. Those kinds of decisions are made by people with a skill set that I don't possess.” Rouche did say that he is confident that both SVH and WCMH are working toward “signing on the bottom line” sometime in 2009. Rouche also explained that besides managing WCMH, he has the responsibility to inventory and assess the physical plant, equipment, and other aspects of the hospital. “From my perspective as a CEO, I need to have a handle on the condition of everything from the air conditioning unit to the most minor piece of equipment. That information is also important to those within the SVH organization whose job it is to negotiate the deal with Washington County. It is crucial to know what is an asset and what is a liability.”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 09:19
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