Relay for Life Kick-Off Party PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 23 December 2009 00:00
    Relay for Life of Harrison County will host its Kick-Off on Tuesday, January 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Corydon Central High School Cafeteria. Cancer patients, survivors and caregivers can attend to learn more about how the Relay for Life benefits the lifesaving work of the American Cancer Society. Anyone interested in starting a team for their workplace, family, church group or organization can come and find out how to participate. Relay for Life will be held June 11 & 12 at the Corydon High School Track.
    This year Relay for Life of Harrison County will reach $1 million. All teams from the past 14 years are invited to join this year as a legacy team. Fighting cancer means our friends and loved ones have the chance to celebrate more birthdays. We will celebrate these birthdays and work toward a million more at the Relay Kick-off.      
    Refreshments will be served.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2009 09:52
 
Scott County says 'Merry Christmas' by supporting 2009 We Care, helping children PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 23 December 2009 00:00
    Though the total was a little lower than what was collected in 2008, people in Scott County and surrounding areas certainly did their best to support the 2009 We Care to the tune of $70,351.50.
    Thanks to the many contributions of items for the annual auction and the efforts of scores of volunteers, We Care will be helping 1,582 children. Funds raised go to buy these youngsters new winter coats, shoes and other clothing. The average spent per child is $44.47.
    Most of the children being helped this year are in Scott School Districts 1 and 2. District 1 has 653 participating, while District 2 has 557.
    Other children receive help as well. There are 285 at Kids Place in Scottsburg that will receive warm clothing, a number that increased this year by 69 because of the need present in the county.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2009 09:56
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Area Plan Commission allows man living in school bus time to change situation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 23 December 2009 00:00
    Carl Butera has a year to change his living circumstances, thanks to a decision reached by members of the Scott County Area Plan Commission (APC) at a meeting held Wednesday night, December 9.
    Five APC members were in attendance, chairman Dale Hobbs, David Kilburn, Jim Boswell, Jim Craig and Ed Cozart. It was Kilburn's last meeting because he submitted his resignation after serving for three years as Mayor Bill Graham's representative. It was Cozart's second; he was recently appointed by Scott County Commissioners to take the seat of the late John McDonald. Member Donald Wilkerson was absent because of another obligation. The seventh seat is to be filled by the county extension agent, a position which has not yet been filled by Purdue University.
    Also on hand were APC Executive Director Jamie Knowles and APC attorney Mike Carter.
    The matter before the Commission involved Carl Butera, a man who is buying a one-acre plot on Frog Pond Road from Rex Plessinger. It wasn't the size of the property in question because it was in that configuration prior to the adoption of a county zoning ordinance. The current ordinance requires two acres and 200 feet of road frontage in unincorporated area.
    Rather, the APC had received a complaint before its November meeting about Butera's home, an old school bus which he had converted into what he considers a residence. Butera had been living in the bus near Blocher for several years, but a complaint against his living quarters was not filed until he moved the bus to the property he is buying.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2009 10:03
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Lanesville Board agrees to extend current $1.3 million temp loan PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 December 2009 00:00
    The Lanesville Board of School Trustees agreed Tuesday (December 15) to extend the current temporary loan if it is needed. The amount might not be needed, depending on the amount of tax dollars received from the state.
    The board voted to give permission for an additional temporary loan for 2010 if needed, in another item for action.
    In a related financial matter, the board granted permission to the administration to transfer money for cash flow purposes from one fund to any other fund needing money. This is to prevent negative balances at the end of the calendar year, based on state law.
    The board also granted permission for the Corpotration Treasurer to pay all claims at the end of December 2009.
    In other business, the board:
- Had the first reading of a policy for acquiring criminal history checks for potential employees.
- Accepted a donation of a used saxophone to the music department from Rebekah Carroll.
- Accepted a used trumpet for the music department from Aaron McKim.
- Accepted donations of $50 each to the elementary library and the junior-senior library from the Franklin Twp. Athletic Club.
- Postponed approval for 30 days of the high school volleyball coach for the fall 2010 season.
- Approved Evan Bridges as the high school co-ed cross country coach for the fall 2010 season.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2009 09:50
 
Highway Superintendent's salary increased $2,000 by Scott County Councilmen PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 23 December 2009 00:00
    Scott County Highway Superintendent Todd Carr got an early Christmas present from the Scott County Council during the Council's meeting on December 15.
    The Council voted 5-2 to increase Carr's salary by $2,000 per year because Carr has resumed responsibility for all on-call situations.
    As was explained at the Council's November meeting, the highway superintendent did not have that responsibility; rather, the county was paying two Highway Department workers extra money for seven hours of overtime each week for carrying cell phones and/or pagers that alerted them to after-hours situations requiring the help of the department, such as flooded roads, downed trees or the like. That policy, reportedly put in place in the 1990s, cost the county around $18,000 a year because not only did the workers get extra pay per week but they were also guaranteed a minimum of two hours when call-outs occurred. They were also paid for each hour that they worked over that minimum amount.
    County Commissioner Larry Blevins had requested a $5,000 increase in salary at the Council's November meeting for Carr since the current superintendent was resuming all on-call responsibility. The matter was finally tabled after a lengthy discussion so that information from counties with similar levels of populations could be obtained.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2009 10:06
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