Fundraiser for seats set for July 11 at Chelsea Church of God PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 June 2009 00:00
    A fundraiser is being planned by  at the Chelsea Church of God on Saturday, July 11, from 1 to 7 p.m. at the church by organizer Rick Mullins.
    There will be a yard sale, gospel concert, cookout with hamburgers and hotdogs and much more planned to help raise funds to purchase new seating for the church’s newest building.
    The line-up of featured groups will be as follows:
1 p.m. - Mike Monroe – Called Out
2 p.m. - Nicky Spicer and family
3 p.m. - Mike Mullins – The Highlights
4 p.m. - Jeff Mullins – The Wayside Travelers
5 p.m. - The Mullins Sisters.
6 p.m. - The Stacy's
    The community is invited to come out and take part in the sale, the music, fellowship and come and see the new church building that has been built recently.
    Those wishing to make a donation to help in this fundraiser is urged to call the church office and leave a message at 1-812-866-5927 or contact Rick Mullins at 1-812-786-4278.
    Those that can not make the event but would like to make a donation may do so by sending a check made out to Chelsea Church of God, and dropping it by The Giveaway office at 183 E. McClain Avenue in Scottsburg,  and on the memo line of checks write in: Chairs or seating donation, and give to Children’s Pastor Marcus Amos.
    The church is located at 6231 South State Road 62, east of Lexington, and about 4.7 miles south of the State Road 56 and 62 intersection.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2009 09:40
 
Backyard Classics Car Show to be held June 27 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 June 2009 00:00
    The Backyard Classics Car Show will be held June 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Square in Charlestown. This is an open car show for cars, trucks, tractors and motorcycles. All makes and models are welcome. The show will be held in conjunction with the Charlestown Founder's Day Celebration. Door prizes and cash prizes for car show participants will be awarded. Awards will be given to the Best Of's and top 50. There will be music and games as well.
    Proceeds to benefit charities such as Crusade for Children and VFW.
    For more information, please contact Joe Sweeney at (812) 256-2481, Jeff Ison at (812) 944-0022 or (502) 930-6234, or Dewey Collett at (812) 293-3592.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2009 09:41
 
Hospital files for bankruptcy PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 June 2009 00:00
      Tuesday afternoon, June 16, Critical Access Health Services doing business as Washington County Memorial Hospital filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United State Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Indiana located in New Albany.  This move has been anticipated for some time by many unsecured creditors along with local financial institutions holding secured positions with the hospital.
    According to a news release from the hospital, “This decision will provide the hospital with the ability to continue to operate with no interruption of service, and give the facility time to work with suppliers to achieve financial stability.”
    Information contained in a copy of the 150+ page official filing with the bankruptcy court shows that the hospital named three local financial institutions, Regions Bank, First Harrison Bank and Mid-Southern Savings Bank as secured creditors with a total of approximately $7.6 million owed to the banks.  In addition, the filing included a “list of creditors holding 20 largest unsecured claims.”  The amount owed to those suppliers and organizations totals $1.35 million.  The largest of the unsecured debts is for $176,750.73, owed to Amerisource Bergen Drug Corporation of St. Louis and the smallest debt listed is to the American Red Cross of Chicago in the amount of $26,006.39.  An Open Records request has been made to the hospital for a complete least of creditors and amounts owed. 
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2009 09:44
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East Washington School Board recognizes the High School Science Research Team PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 June 2009 00:00
     At the recent East Washington School Board meeting the board recognized the High School Science Research Team for advancing from the Regional Fair to the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair and having three projects advance to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Reno, Nevada.
    Superintendent Dr. Amick recommended the board to approve the change of Financial Institutions to First Harrison Bank, the members agreed unanimously.
    The board received two bids for the Administration building from Temple Construction with a bid of $141,000 and Cottongim Enterprises with a bid of $110,000. Dr. Amick recommended the board take the bids under construction until next school board meeting, the board approved.
    The previous minutes along with claims and payroll were approved. Amick and the board agreed to approve the Resolution to transfer appropriations in the amount of $11,626.39 and a resolution to transfer funds.
    The overview of 2010 bus replacement, capital projects plan, debt service, school pensions and transportation was presented to the board with no motion made.
    The board will continue through July 13 accepting bids for dairy items, bakery items, fuel and the paving of the high school parking lot. A five year leave with Better Quality Business Systems, Inc for the entire school district was approved.
    The following personnel was approved: Andrew Smith, Alternative School position;Micki Alexander, School to Work grant ans assistant tot he Alternative School position; Myra Hildreth, Kim Fleming and Christy Fisher at $9.95 per hour to clean and prepare buses for inspection; Andrew Smith, High School assistant football coach and Clinton Blankenbaker, High School assistant football coach  
    The following resignations were approved:
    Suzanne Bennett, High School Drama Sponsor; Sherry Wade, High School English teacher;Denise McNew, eighth grade volleyball coach and Mark Olesh as High School assistant track coach.
    Superintendent Amick reported tot he board about the recent legislation regarding expanded criminal background checks that will be required for all new employees. Amick will bring a recommendation back to the next school board meeting after investigating how they will be performed and the cost that will be involved.
    The board approved the Title One grant for 2009-2010; a special activity bus driver paying up to $60 now required by law effective July 1.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2009 09:46
 
News from the Chamber PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 June 2009 00:00
     The Washington County Chamber announce the resignation of Rhonda Greene from the Washington County Chamber of Commerce effective June 1, 2009.  Rhonda cited her desire to focus on her “My Good Business” efforts as well as her business as the reasons for her resignation.  The Chamber will miss her passion, her energy, and her dedicated efforts on the Board but she has also communicated her willingness to serve when needed.  We really appreciate everything she has done for the Chamber and look forward to seeing the success she will foster with whatever she pursues.
    Nicholas J. Peregoy is a new member of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.  
    Nicholas graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a BS degree in Finance and began his career in the financial service industry in 2004.  In 2008 he became a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch’s Louisville, Kentucky office.  
    Nicholas can be reached at Oxmoor Place, 101 Bullitt Lane in Louisville or by phone at 502-329-5033.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2009 09:47
 
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