Lucas Oil says “not at this time” to purchase of Salem Airport PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 July 2009 00:00
    Tuesday morning, July 21, the City of Salem and Washington County received the disappointing news that Lucas Oil Company is not interested in buying the Salem Airport at this time.  It was hoped that the sale would produce enough money to serve as the local match for the construction of the new airport immediately to the north of the current facility.
    Lucas representative Mike Chastain told a group including Salem Mayor David Bower, representatives of the Salem Common Council, the Salem Municipal Airport Board of Aviation Commissioners, the County Council, the Board of County Commissioners, the Washington County Growth Partnership, and members of the media that Lucas Oil Company has determined that purchasing the Salem Airport and converting it into a drag racing facility does not fit into the company's business plan for at least the next two years.  
    Chastain went on to say that while Lucas will focus on its production facilities in Corydon for the immediate future, the “Salem project” is not dead.  
    “At this point in time, when we put a pencil to it, the return on investment isn't there considering what it would cost us to do this project the way that we think it needs to be done.” explained Chastain.
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2009 11:44
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Reorganization of the East Washington School Board PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 July 2009 00:00
    At the recent Wast Washington School Board meeting held on July14, Linda McClellan was elected to serve as President for the 2009-10 school year; Brian Motsinger to serve as Vice President; Cecil Shrout as Secretary for the 2009-10 school year. Eric Albertson, current member and newly elected member Theresa “Terrie” Drescher took their oath of office for a term of four years beginning July1, 2009.
    The board approved the appointments of Judith Lincks, as Corporation Treasurer; Christi Pruitt as Corporation Deputy Treasurer; Amy Coyle as East Washington Elementary School extra-curricular Treasurer; Donna Campbell as East Washington Middle School extra-curricular Treasurer and Kendra Floyd as Eastern High School extra curricular Treasurer. It was also recommended that he stipend for the EW School Board members remain at $2,000 and J.C Tucker continue as Corporation and Board attorney.
    The minutes of prior meeting and all claims were approved and the monthly financial report was presented top the board with approval for publication.
    The board accepted the recommendation of Superintendent Amick to accept the bid from Prairie farms for dairy products supplies and Earthgrains/Sara Lee for bakery products for the 2009-10 school years.
Superintendent Amick also recommended and accepted that the bids for fuels be re-advertised due to bids being received after deadline.
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2009 11:46
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Annual Coaches Race held PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 July 2009 00:00
    Friday night, July 24, at Thunder Valley Raceway, the Annual Coaches Race was held. Area football coaches tried their hand at hornet racing and Josh Sharon, coach of the East Washington Musketeers took the trophy. This trophy will be displayed at the school for one year and next year he will have to bring it back and put it on the line again to see who will take it home next year.
    Mini Sprints (10 Entries): Cory Ritchie, Paul Davis, Seth Motsinger, Adam Stiles, Brent Fordyce, Brian Harrison, Joey Sutherlain, Beau Crawford, Lance Newton, Mike Garby
    Mini Stocks (14 Entries): Jim Walter Jr., Perry Fetz Sr., Marvin Stout, Jimmy Balentine, Austin Fordyce, Gary Helm, Matt Weston, Tim Kelly, Eric Woodward, Brian Reynolds, Tim Summers, Cody Bower, Jeremy Hopper, Gary Day
    Trucks (8 Entries): Joey Cochran, Shon Snell, Bill Pack, Rodney Bugher, Mike Davis, Jeff Tweedy, Roger Snell, Duane Hilderbrand
    Pure Stocks (5 Entries): Garnett Eldridge, Shane Batman, Dallas Bowman, John Wakeland, Keith Jones
    Bombers (5 Entries): Randy Lee Jr., Aaron Fields, Jeremy Helton, Kevin Markum, Jake Sabens
    Hornets (22 Entries): Katie Shelton, TJ Garris, Ryan Bowling, Russell Hubbard, Richard Huffman, Aaron Smith, Randy Ashley, Tracy Nicholson, Chris Workman, April Kelley, Randi Diehl, Robbie Cochran, Chris Dotson, Donnie Modesty, Logan Williams, Chaz Jenkins, Myranda Basham, Lance Perkins, Colton Fleetwood, Terry Fouts, Pat Smith, John Ortman.
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2009 11:47
 
Benefit Yard Sale to be held for Heather Price July 25 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 July 2009 00:00
    There will be a benefit yard sale held Saturday, July 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Heather Price. The yard sale will be held at 645 Highway 62 NE in Lanesville. Heather was involved in a car accident on January 7. The yard sale is to help with medical expenses. Heather is currently working towards her High School Diploma.
   The family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers and support.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2009 10:17
 
Two New Albany Men Arrested for Aggravated Assault out of Georgia PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 July 2009 00:00
    On Wednesday, July 15 at approximately 3:45 p.m., detectives and troopers from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg arrested Sly D. Norman, 30, of 2402 East Market Street in New Albany. Sly D. Norman was being sought by authorities from Sumter County in the State of Georgia. Sly D. Norman had an arrest warrant issued for his arrest out of Sumter County Georgia for Aggravated Assault. The warrant stated Sly D. Norman committed the crime of Aggravated Assault with the Intent to Rob with an AK-47/SKS Rifle. The incident allegedly took place at Old Stage Road near the County Line of Macon in Sumter County, Georgia. Detectives from the Indiana State Police received a tip that Sly Norman was in the New Albany area today and began surveillance in and around New Albany trying to locate him. Detectives tracked him to 2402 East Market Street in New Albany where he was taken into custody. He was incarcerated in the Floyd County Jail awaiting extradition back to the State of Georgia. He was also charged with Possession of Marijuana under Thirty Grams for suspected Marijuana that was located in the residence at the time he was taken into custody.
    Chazaray M. Jones, Sly D. Norman's alleged accomplice, was arrested Friday, July 17 after turning himself in to detectives from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg at the City/County Building in New Albany. He was incarcerated in the Floyd County Jail awaiting extradition back to the State of Georgia.
    Troopers are still attempting to locate the rifle allegedly used in the Aggravated Assault in Sumter County, Georgia.  Anyone with information on where this weapon could be hidden is urged to contact the Indiana State Police at 1-800-872-6743 or 812-246-2509.
    Anyone wanting further information on the incident of the alleged Aggravated Assault that occurred in Georgia should contact the Sumter County Sheriff’s Department at 1-229-928-4631.
    The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department and the New Albany City Police Department assisted in this investigation.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2009 07:50
 
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