?Salem Common Council continues to pinch pennies PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 October 2008 00:00
?    The Salem Common Council met in regular session on Thursday, October 16, with all members present except for Leslie Leis.  The minutes of previous meetings, payroll requests and all claims were approved.
    Council members took several measures in their ongoing efforts to cut spending and save money in anticipation of tax revenue shortfalls in 2009. The first of such actions was to unanimously approve a motion freezing the salaries of all elected city officials for 2009.
    Salem Clerk/Treasurer, Pat Persinger asked for, and received permission to transfer monies among various funds in order to make sure the funds do not have negative balances.  In addition, Persinger told the Council that the city received an advanced draw on property tax revenue which should be enough money to get through the end of the calendar year.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 October 2008 07:14
?Washington County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year nominees PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 24 October 2008 00:00
?    During the Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s 50th Annual Dinner, the 2008 Citizen of the Year will be recognized.  The dinner will take place on Saturday, October 2, at 6 p.m. at Southern Hills Church.
    The Washington County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is honored and proud to release the names of those nominated for this year’s Citizen of the Year. As you may be aware the award is for the individual who has given of themselves selflessly over and above their primary occupation.
    We are all lucky to have these individuals in the community.  These individuals have all been named by others for their outstanding and selfless efforts and should all be considered winners of our respect, gratitude, and admiration.
    The nominees are: Rose Anderson; Dr. Kalen Carty; Janie Demmy; Dr. Jack Hedrick; Raymond Lee; Marji Morris; Teresa Smedley; Cecil Smith; Robert Strange and Terri Suvak
    They invite everyone to witness the awarding to the one person who will be named the 2008 Citizen of the Year.     
    Tickets are $20 per person and are available at the Chamber office, located inside the Town Hall building and at any National City Bank branch. For more information, contact Laurie Carr, Chamber of Commerce secretary at 883-4303.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 October 2008 07:23
?Salem High School will participate in Experience Works PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 October 2008 00:00
?    Salem High School Principal Jim Ralston, Custodian Joe England and  a Experience Works representative, Linda Edwards meet with the Salem School Board on Monday, October 13, with all members present except for member Tracey Payne, to ask per permission to take part in this Experience Works Program.
    Experience Works program is a program to get Seniors 55 or older back in to the workforce by providing them skills that will help them to succeed.
    The most qualified applicant will report to England for at least six months of work for a 20 hour work week. Although the school will be providing the work they will not be providing pay for the position. The position will be paid by the Indiana Department of Labor and is a Federal  program.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 October 2008 07:19
?Board of Commissioners propose to make Madge Lyles full time assistant in Veterans’ Affairs Office PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 October 2008 00:00
?    The Washington County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday afternoon, October 15, with all members present.  The Commissioners unanimously approved the minutes of previous meetings, all claims and payroll requests.
    In a far more civil environment that what was experienced by the County Council on the evening of October 10, the Commissioners engaged in meaningful discussion with supporters of Madge Lyles.  The 30-40 supporters listened as Board President, Lana Sullivan, outlined a plan that would place Madge Lyles in the part-time position as Veterans Affair Office (VAO) Assistant, working two days a week.  After hearing why Lyles was too valuable to the needs of veterans to work only part time, the Commissioners agreed that the funding was available within the VAO approved budget to pay for a full time assistant.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 October 2008 07:22
?Metzger returns as Pirates fall 28-14 on Senior Night to Lawrenceburg PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Ross   
Thursday, 23 October 2008 00:00
?    Last Friday night the Pirate faithful seen a familiar number on the gridiron.
    After suffering a knee injury in the first half of week four at Eastern Charlestown’s #3, Cameron Metzger, returned to play in his last regular season game as a Pirate.
    Prior to the kick-off the Pirates honored the senior members of the  school’s football, volleyball, soccer, cross country, boys tennis and girls golf teams, the cheerleaders and Marching Pirates with Senior Night activities.
    Unfortunately, the Tigers of Lawrenceburg spoiled the night as they pulled out the 28-14 win to finish the season at 8-1 while Charlestown finished the regular season at 6-3. The Pirates are Co-Champs of the Mid Southern Conference as they finished at 5-1. Their only loss in conference play coming in week seven at Salem.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2008 13:18
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