Chamber of Commerce sees strong relationship with Partnership and Tourism Board as vital to county PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 March 2009 00:00
    The Washington County Chamber of Commerce had approximately 25 people in attendance at its February meeting held at KD's Backroads on February 26.  Chamber  President Hank Jacoby was out of town due to a death in his family; Chamber Executive Secretary Laurie Carr conducted the meeting in Jacoby's absence.
    Carr, recently appointed to the Tourism Board by the Washington County Board of Commissioners, told the group that efforts to explore ways in which the Chamber of Commerce, the Washington County Economic Growth Partnership, and the Washington County Tourism Board could complement one another to the betterment of the county are underway.  Carr's upbeat assessment of the initial discussions between the three groups was reinforced by Partnership President Jess Helsel and Partnership Executive Director Jerry Rose.
    In other business, Chamber Treasurer Reta Haub provided a report showing a current balance of $8105.58 and payroll tax liability of $5475.25.
    Other announcements included:
 Peebles Department Store will have its official ribbon cutting on April 30
Convenient Care is scheduled to open its doors on March 23.  Both are located at Riverside Shops of Salem on South Main Street.
Shelby Fling will return to Salem again this year on May 15.  Details are still being worked out as to the exact schedule of events featuring classic Ford Mustangs.  Once that schedule has be confirmed local media sources will report it.
Chamber Board member Rhonda Green told members that she would help them set up blogs (web logs) to help promote their business.
An update on Partnership activities by Jerry Rose
    With no further business to conduct,  the meeting was adjourned but not be Cheryl Yates' name of Green Banner Publications was drawn as the winner of the door prize.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2009 10:10
 
Washington County Reassessment Contractor has local ties PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 March 2009 00:00
    Data collectors are currently gathering information about new construction in Washington County.  This fulfills the state requirement that counties update their parcel inventory on an annual basis,  including new construction, as of March 1.  The county has contracted with Tyler Technologies' CLT Division to perform data collection on new construction as well as the upcoming general reassessment.
    “While the CLT Division office is located in Dayton, Ohio, data collectors are hired local,” explains Washington County Assessor Jason Cockerill. “They're very familiar with the area.”
    Data Collector Lekisha Loveday has lived in Washington County for 16 years.  She is working on her Level II certification and will be done by the end of the year.  Level II Certified Indiana Appraiser Lane Freiberger has lived in the county for 13 years.
    When all information has been gathered on new construction, project personnel will begin preparing for the 2011 general reassessment.  During this phase, locally hired data collectors will be reviewing information about each property to confirm the accuracy of the assessor's existing property record.
    The Assessor's Office and all project staff have the utmost respect for the taxpayers' property and their safety.  Data collectors must show their photo identification badge to residents.  Each data collector has submitted personal and vehicle information that is listed with local law enforcement, the county assessor's office, and the CLT office.  Employees' vehicles will also have a sign indicating that they are part of the Washington County Reassessment Project.
    Washington County hired CLT to update new construction and conduct the reassessment to help ensure fairness andng equity.  CLT employs trained appraisal professional and has been a pioneer in the mass appraisal profession since 1938.  Since the start of the 2002 reassessment, CLT has valued over 1.3 million parcels of real property in Indiana.
    Cockerill provided the following information on Tyler Technologies, CLT Division:
    Tyler's CLT Division, formerly know as Cole Layer Trumble Company has conducted more than 2,500 major projects in 46 state and 23 state capitals.  CLT was founded in 1938 and has a long history of conducting property reappraisals.
    Based in Dallas, Texas, Tyler Technologies is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments.  Tyler partners with clients to make local government more efficient.  Tyler's client list includes nearly 6,000 local government office throughout all 50 states, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Untied Kingdom.  Forbes Magazine named Tyler one of the “200 Best Small Companies” in America in 2007, ranking #64 on the list.
    Some company facts:
Approximately 1200 employees
Approximately 330 employees in CLT Division
More than 50 million parcels valued.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2009 10:11
 
Troopers Arrest Six Impaired Drivers during Saturation Patrol PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 February 2009 00:00
    Between 9 p.m. On Wednesday night, February 11, and 2 a.m. Thursday morning, four troopers from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg conducted a saturation patrol targeting impaired and dangerous drivers on State Road 111 in Floyd County. During the five hour period, troopers issued 28 traffic tickets, 11 warnings and arrested six impaired drivers. Troopers also made three criminal arrests.
    Indiana State Police are committed to traffic safety and will continue to conduct saturation patrols to apprehend intoxicated drivers and to deter others from drinking and driving.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2009 13:08
 
North Harrison rolls past Crawford Co for sectional crown at Corydon; defeats Charlestown in semis PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 February 2009 00:00
    The North Harrison Lady Cats won their first girls’ basketball sectional in six years Saturday night at Corydon Central High School, defeating Crawford County 58-35. Crawford County defeated Silver Creek in the first Friday semi final game 43-34, and the Lady Cats had defeated the Charlestown Lady Pirates 53-20 Friday night in the second game.
    The Lady Cats never led in the finals against Crawford County, although the Lady Wolfpack got within 14-12 two and a half minutes into the 2nd quarter.
    The Lady Cats also jumped out in front of Charlestown, never being behind in that contest either, in the team’s nine point win.
    And the Lady Wolfpack won a close contest against the Silver Creek Lady Dragons, with Chelsea Benham of the Pack scoring 22 of them.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2009 13:07
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Harrison County Hospital receives accreditation for its Nuclear Medicine Department through the American College of Radiology PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 February 2009 00:00
    Harrison County Hospital has received accreditation for its Nuclear Medicine Services from the American College of Radiology (ACR). Accreditation by the ACR is voluntary and involves the submitting of images, documentation of quality control procedures, competency and on-going education of the Radiologists and Nuclear Medicine Technologists reading and performing the studies.
    ACR began accrediting imaging facilities in 1992. The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer review evaluation of its’ imaging practice. Image quality and procedure evaluations are conducted by board certified radiologists and medical physicists who are experts in their field. The program also evaluates personnel qualifications, adequacy of the facilities equipment and quality assurance programs. All findings are reported to the facility by a comprehensive report that includes recommendations for improvement.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2009 13:10
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