?Salem eats time off clock; outlasts Charlestown 18-13 in Lions’ Homecoming PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 08 October 2008 00:00
    The Salem Lions (5-2, 4-1 MSC) used extended possession time to keep the Charlestown Pirates (5-2, 4-1 MSC) away from the football in an 18-13 Mid Southern Conference battle Friday night in Salem.
    The game was hardly decided early, either. A long 10-minute 20 play drive by the Lions in the waning minutes ate up enough clock for them to keep the Pirates from winning. Salem had two fourth down conversions while Charlestown had none. That factor and turnovers by the Pirates sealed Charlestown’s fate.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2008 09:35
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?Commissioners hear concerns from disabled veterans PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 October 2008 00:00
    The Washington County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday, October 1 with all
members present.  The minutes of previous meetings, all claims, and payroll requests were approved unanimously.
    In a sometimes heated exchange, the Commissioners heard concerns from disabled veterans and drivers for the
veterans service over the federally mandated requirement for the county to provide IRS Form 1099 to any individual
who is paid in excess or $600 per year for services or expenses.  Misinformation and a general lack of understanding
regarding IRS guidelines for offsetting payments reported on the Form 1099 and how that procedure would impact
Social Security and disability payments for drivers was at the heart of the veterans’ and drivers’ concerns.  After
several futile attempts by different Commissioners and Mike Whelihan, Indiana State Adjutant for the Disabled
American Veterans (DAV), to explain that the Form 1099 along with accompanying expense records would not
impact the drivers’ eligibility to receive those entitlements, County Attorney, Thomas Scifres, explained the federal
law and the manner in which the drivers could record and submit their expenses to the IRS in a clear and calming
manner that seemed to soothe  much of the angst exhibited by the veterans and the drivers.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2008 09:40
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?County Council hears concerns about 2009 budget PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 October 2008 00:00
    On Monday evening, September 29, the Washington County Council held a public hearing on the 2009 budget.
    The meeting started off with a discussion between Council member, Mark Manship, and County Auditor, Sarah
Bachman, concerning the nearly $300,000 cut from the 2008 county budget by the State of Indiana.  After thoughtful
exchange, Bachman explained to the Council’s satisfaction how the shortfall would be made up.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2008 09:45
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?Clark County Election Board seeks Poll Workers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 08 October 2008 00:00
    The Clark County Election Board is seeking qualified individuals to work the general election on Tuesday, November 4.
    Clark County has 73 precincts and the Election Board needs to fill six positions in each precinct. These are paid positions.
    In addition, poll workers will receive additional compensation for attending mandatory training. Training will be held on Sunday, October 12 and 19 at 2 p.m.
    Qualified individuals must be at least 18 years old and a registered voter of Clark County. Becoming a
poll worker also means that you are willing to commit to work a 13 hour shift on Election Day, beginning at 5:30 a.m.
    If you are interested in working the election, applications are available in the Voter Registration Office, located in the Clark County Government Center, Room 131. The deadline to complete an application is Wednesday, October 15.
    For more information, contact Voter Registration at (812) 285-6329.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2008 09:52
 
?Former CVFD Property Officer arrested for allegedly misusing department credit cards PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 08 October 2008 00:00
    A former Charlestown Volunteer Fire Department Property Officer/Purchasing Agent was arrested Monday afternoon for the alleged misuse of a credit card and gas card belonging to the department.
    Bruce A. Pigman, 35, was arrested after a warrant was issued out of Clark County Superior Court #3.
    “We have filed the arrest warrant,” Clark County Prosecutor Steve Stewart stated on Monday morning.
    Stewart received the information regarding Pigman from the Indiana State Police Detective David Makowsky a few weeks ago.
    Makowsky was assigned the investigation after Charlestown Volunteer Fire Department President Charlie Moon contacted the Indiana State Police regarding the possible misuse of the credit and fuel cards.  Makowsky’s investigation began in early September and was completed by mid-September. His investigation resulted in the arrest warrant issued Monday.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2008 09:56
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