Scottsburg's Revolving Loan Fund recertified; money used to help industries PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 09 December 2009 00:00
    Recertification of the Scottsburg Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) was one of the first items on the November 16  agenda of the Scottsburg City Council.
    With a full Council attending, officials voted to approve a resolution that recertified the steps taken on how such loan applications are judged and how loans are approved and closed by the City.
    According to figures supplied by Mayor Bill Graham, the City has loaned out over $300,000 to industries over the past several years. Funds for the RLF have been received by Scottsburg from the Economic Development Agency and USDA Rural Development. Currently, noted city attorney Kerry Thompson, the City has about $250,000 available to loan. “I received an application for some money today from an industry that wants to expand,” he related to the Council.
    The City has been fortunate with RLF money. “We've lost some over the past 20 years, but we've also been able to help several industries when they've needed the help,” commented Mayor Graham. In the past, money was loaned to the old Bowater plant and was also used to improve Armory Drive which benefited industries in south Scottsburg. The RLF was also tapped to build the Scott County Community Clearinghouse, a facility which has helped thousands of people over the past ten years.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 10:10
Austin Lady Eagles battle Charlestown, take 56-43 victory PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 09 December 2009 00:00
        After grabbing a win over arch rival Scottsburg in their previous game, the Austin Lady Eagles made another Mid-Southern Conference (MSC) stop at Charlestown on December 2 to take on the hosting Lady Pirates.
        What was a close game in the first half turned around in the Lady Eagles' favor thanks in part to senior spark Katy McIntosh in the last two quarters.
        The Lady Eagles walked off the court with a 56-43 victory and improved their overall record to 5-0 on the year and 2-0 in the MSC.
        The first half began with a steal and a lay-in by Michelle Goodin which was followed up by 4 nice points made by McIntosh to put the score at 6-0 Eagles.
        When a basket from the paint by Shantel Gray gave Austin a 10-2 lead, the Lady Pirates called a quick time out to get some plays set up. Charlestown began to creep back into the game and eventually snatched a 16-15 advantage over the visitors.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 10:14
Clark County Drug Treatment Court celebrates 11th graduation, Alternative sentencing program to graduate eleventh set of participants. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 09 December 2009 00:00
    The Clark County Drug Treatment Court Program will host its eleventh graduation on Thursday, December 17 at 3:30 p.m.
    Rev. Charles Harrison will be the keynote speaker.  
    The Clark Superior Court No. 2 operates one of only 25 adult drug courts in the state, certified by the Indiana Supreme Court. The court will honor seven graduates for their rehabilitative efforts over the last three years.
    Since 2002, the program has provided services to 124 participants without a taxpayer funded budget.
    The Drug Court program graduation will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Clark Superior Court No. 2.   
    A reception will follow at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 10:16
Breakfast with Santa set PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 09 December 2009 00:00
    Santa Claus will take a well?deserved break from preparing his annual trip around the world when he stops by the Charlestown Arts and Enrichment Center on Saturday, December 12, to have breakfast with Charlestown’s good girls and boys.
    Breakfast with Santa is presented by the Charlestown Parks and Recreation Department and is free to the first 200 guests. Breakfast will include a meal of pancakes, sausage and eggs.
    Families are invited to stay after breakfast to put together their own
gingerbread houses. Materials will be provided.
    Breakfast with Santa will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. The Charlestown Arts and Enrichment Center is located at 999 Water Street in Charlestown.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 10:17
Volunteers still needed for new BBBS program at EWMS PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 December 2009 00:00
      Big Brothers Big Sisters Washington County is still seeking volunteers for its Corporate Mentoring Program at East Washington Middle School.
    The corporate program, which was made possible thanks to a grant by the Washington County Community Foundation, is different than the regular program in that the adult volunteer is only asked to have lunch with their Little one day a week.
    “It's where someone from the community goes to the school and takes a child out to lunch once a week,” said BBBS Director Monika Spaulding. “They can go to the school and eat with them or they can take them somewhere.”
    Volunteers are asked to commit for a full school year. Bigs, or adult volunteers, are usually matched with students in the fifth or sixth grade so they can be together for additional years. But students are accepted to the program in the fifth through eighth grades.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 11:24
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