County APC slates August 26 vote on proposed biomass-energy plant in Scottsburg PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 00:00
    A special meeting of the Scott County Area Plan Commission (APC) has been scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, at the Courthouse.
    At this meeting, members of the APC will determine if a development plan submitted by Liberty Green Renewables L.LC. meets their approval. If approval of the plan is given, development of the proposed biomass-energy plant can go forward.
    Liberty Green partners have been working with Scottsburg officials and the Scott County Economic Development Corporation for several months. The site for the proposed plant is on some 44 acres accessed by U.S. Highway 31 South and just north of the city's newest water tower.
    Larry Ott and Terrance “Terry” Naulty, both partners in the venture, represented Liberty Green at both the Scott County Board of Zoning (BZA) appeals and the APC meeting that followed on Wednesday, August 12.
They offered an attractive package, explaining that the local plant will be called the Scottsburg Renewable Energy Center and will be similar to a plant they are developing in Crawford County near Milltown. Once up and working, the Scottsburg center will generate enough electrical power for about 20,000 homes by burning wood chips that will in turn heat water, changing it to steam to power a turbine. Liberty Green will then sell electricity generated on the Midwest power grid.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 08:43
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NH Board hears of interest free loan Federal Stimulus Funds PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 00:00
    North Harrison interim Supt. Randy Barrett informed the Board of School Trustees Thursday night that with Federal Stimulus Funds, an interest free loan could be possible, if the administration applies for the funds. The funds for this type of loan are controlled by the states, and the Indiana Dept. of Education would be the organization giving the loan out.
    Barrett stressed the interest free aspect of the loan to the members of the North Harrison Board of School Trustees.
    “This bond is unique, in that there is no interest (charged),” said Barrett.
    The payback time would be 15 to 16 years, and only the amount of the original loan would need to be paid back, according to Barrett.
    In another matter regarding finances, Barrett cautioned that the North Harrison Community School Corporation lost $107 million in assessed evaluation. The amount of money raised by the school corporation in tax levies will actually be higher, due to the tax rates being higher.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 08:39
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Benefit auction for teenager with cancer August 22 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 00:00
    Angie Lewis of Scott County has announced that a special benefit will be held for her niece, Kali Burton, who has been diagnosed with a rare cancer called myoepithelial carcinoma.
    A benefit auction will be held on Saturday, August 22, at 10 a.m. at 42 Hicks Street in North Vernon.
Proceeds will help Burton with the cost of the extension treatments and traveling that will take place in the future.
Numerous items will be available for the auction. Those wishing to make a donation may call 1-812-764-4056 or 1-812-767-8174.
    She is the 13-year-old daughter of Steve and Rhonda Burton of Columbus and granddaughter of Dale and Joe Burton and Jerry and Brenda Burton Dean.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 08:44
 
Pirate football opens 2009 regular season this Friday night at home versus Madison PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 August 2009 00:00
    Ready for some football?  
    Charlestown High School Pirate Football will begin its 2009 regular season this Friday as they host the Madison Cubs. Kick?off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Dutch Reis Field (the Boneyard), on the campus of  Charlestown High School.  
    The Pirates have earned back?to?back Mid?Southern Conference titles in 2007 and 2008; with serious plans of defending that title for a third year in a row.  
    Pirate football, from youth league to Junior High, and Junior High to Varsity has never been so exciting, so don't miss a minute of Pirate grid iron action!  
    Pre?game tailgating festivities will begin at 5 p.m., sponsored by Charlestown High School Pirate and Lady Pirate Basketball, including music provided by the Charlestown Digital Connectors; and with school construction placing parking at a premium, you best arrive early.  
    New 2009 Pirate Football stadium gear and apparel will be on?sale before and during home games, under the blue tent near the home stand entrance.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 08:47
 
Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting prepares for second season PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 August 2009 00:00
    Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting will soon begin its second season of exclusive broadcast coverage of Pirate and Lady Pirate athletics, sponsored by Field’s Custom Cabinets of Charlestown.  
    A division of the Charlestown Pirate Pride booster club, Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting is a group of volunteers whose goal is to increase school spirit, pride, and access to select Pirate and Lady Pirate athletic contests.  
    Broadcasts can be heard live during game times or in an archived version afterward; free of charge over the internet from Charlestown Pirate Pride’s website at www.CharlestownPiratePride.com.  Fans at the game can also listen to broadcasts live on 107.3 FM.  Game broadcasts include play?by?play, statistical, and local scores information; as well as interviews and on?the?field or court coverage.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 08:48
 
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