SHS upsets EHS in MSC battle PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 December 2009 00:00
    The Eastern and Salem girls' basketball teams were on a collision course to face one another on Nov. 30.
    The Lady Lions entered the contest with a 4-1 record and the Lady Musketeers were a perfect 4-0.
    When all was said and done, Salem kept momentum and left the gym with a 48-47 win.
    The game was filled with excitement on both sides.
    Eastern took the lead late when Emily Newcomb scored on a run out with just under 30 seconds remaining.
    Salem's Annie Newkirk got the ball on the inbounds play, drove the length of the floor and scored a basket.
    Newkirk was also fouled on the play and convert the free throw that gave the Lady Lions a lead.
    The Lady Musketeers still had two opportunities to answer.
    Melissa Lewis missed a shot, but her teammate, Jocelyn Mousty was on the other side of the rim for the rebound.
    She went up for a wide-open layup, but couldn't convert.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 10:21
Borden Community Smoke Alarm Program PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 December 2009 00:00
    The Borden Volunteer Fire Department and The Borden Lions Club are offering free smoke alarms to the Borden Community.
    Saturday, December 7, at the Borden Community Center, The Fire Department and The Lions Club will be giving away free smoke alarms between 9 a.m. and Noon. The only requirements are you’re from the Borden area and you agree to install them.
    The community center is located between the light on Hwy. 60 and the Borden School, next to the Railroad track. Please use the main entrance.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2009 13:51
Five Counties Change Their Tax Rates PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 December 2009 00:00
    Carroll, Clark, Clay, Madison and Wabash counties have adopted new county option income rates that will go into effect December 1, 2009. These rate changes were adopted after October 15 and before November 1, which makes them effective December 1.
    This information is of particular interest to businesses in Carroll, Clark, Clay, Madison and Wabash counties, as they will need to begin applying these new rates to employee tax withholdings in counties where rates have changed.
    To view these rate changes, as well as the complete list of all 92 county tax rates, please visit
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2009 13:52
Rock Creek takes Braves PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 December 2009 00:00
    Rock Creek came to Borden having both lost season-opening games and both were in search of a victory Saturday (Nov. 28). Rock Creek ended up being the team that left Borden with a 71-62 win.
    Borden came in the first quarter pushing the pace up trying to minimize the impact of Rock Creeks size. Rock Creek had the inside size with  6’6’ Dontale Mayes and 6’4” Joe Pearson who were both tall and big. Borden managed to neutralize Rock Creek’s size with quickness and keeping the ball out of the middle.      
    Dalton Wagoner and Jacob Rich put up nine points inside using their quickness. Rock Creek’s answer came from Ethan Hawn working from a guard position putting up eight points. Rock Creek lead the first quarter 15 - 13.
    In the second quarter Rock Creek switched defenses to a full court press and a zone. The press had little effect but the zone slowed the game down. It minimized Borden’s slashing drives and slowed the ball movement down. Jon Ashby scored Rock Creek’s only 3-point shot of the game while the scoring was spread among five players for the quarter.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2009 13:53
Community Foundation of Southern Indiana awards grants at annual event PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 December 2009 00:00
    Forty-two local charitable organizations got good news Monday, November 30 when they received grants from the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana. The organizations, which serve residents of Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties, were recognized at the Community Foundation’s annual grant event at Kye’s in Jeffersonville.
    A total of $108,000 was awarded to 42 Southern Indiana organizations, said CFSI program officer Melissa Weissinger. The funding came from the Community Foundation’s Community Endowment Fund. A total of $285,711 was requested through 63 grant applications. “Last year, we increased the maximum amount available through individual grants from $2,500 to $5,000, and that generated more applications,” Weissinger said. “We saw a comparable amount of applications again this year. Clearly, the economy continues to impact the community. More people need help, and these organizations do important work that directly deals with these challenges. We are gratified that we can make a contribution.”
    Grant proposals were considered by a committee of 22 dedicated volunteers, who spent many hours making initial evaluations and then following up with applicants, including site visits, phone interviews and other work meant to ensure the committee had all of the details necessary to decide which grants to fund. The volunteers evaluated each application based on how many people will be affected by the funding, along with other criteria.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2009 13:56
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