Commissioners reappoint Lee to WCMH Board PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 April 2009 00:00
    The Washington County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday, April 1; all members were present.  Minutes of previous meetings, payroll and all claims were approved unanimously.
    In an unexpected reversal of their previously stated position, the Commissioners unanimously agreed to reappoint Aaron Lee to the Washington County Memorial Hospital (WCMH) Board of Trustees .  At their last meeting in March, the Commissioners rejected a list of three nominees submitted by the hospital board.  That list contained Lee's name.  At the time, each of the Commissioners expressed concern over the current condition of the hospital and indicated that it would be irresponsible on their parts to reappoint any current members of that board.  However, a request made earlier in the the April 1 meeting by Saint Vincent Health (SVH) representative, Gary Fammartino,  to reappoint Lee apparently persuaded the Commissioners to reconsider their earlier positions.  Fammartino told the Commissioners that Lee has provided outstanding leadership, in general, over the last few years and specifically in the recent negotiations with SVH.  Fammartino suggested that it would not be wise to to change hospital leadership at this time.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2009 13:38
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Carr resigns from COC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 08 April 2009 00:00

    Laurie Carr has resigned from the Executive Secretary position with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce effective Friday March 27, 2009.  The Board of Directors wishes her luck and owes her a great deal.  Anita Bush has agreed to take over the positions’ responsibilities in the interim while the board solicits resumes’ and completes the hiring process.  They appreciate Anitas’ selfless efforts in helping the Chamber make this a seamless transition.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2009 13:40
 
Fire Station 2 is ready and equipped to serve our community PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 April 2009 00:00
    The grand opening and dedication of the new Salem-Washington Township Fire Station 2 was held on Friday, April 3 and is now open and equipped to serve the community.
    “We have needed this for some time and I am pround the communioty has come together to make it possible.” stated Fire chief, Roger Pennington.
    “We now can respond to the South and Eastern part of the county in more effecent manner and time if needed. This is a practical solution and meets all of our criteria and was very cost effective, using no tax payers money.” said Pennington.
    According to Pennington  the new building needed to have a simple design, easy access to Main Street, in a location for furture expansion if needed and be competley paid for and this building fits all of our needs.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2009 13:42
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Lady Eagles, Lady Cats award basketball honors recently PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    The Lanesville and North Harrison girls’ basketball programs recently had their respective awards banquets, and the following is the winners of the individual awards.
    Lanesville-The varsity team awards were: Leanne Myers, Most Improved Player; Kayla Smith, 3 Point Percentage Award; Ashley Schoen, 2 Point Percentage Award; Faith Johnston, Sportsmanship Award.
    Erin Dorgay won three individual awards: the Free Throw Percentage Award, the Assist Award, and the Steals Award.
    North Harrison- For the varsity, the awards were: Defense Award, Sasha Grangier; Steals Award, Kacey Cox; Free Throw Percentage Award, Caitlyn Janes; Rebounding Award, Sasha Grangier; Most Improved Player, Katie Watts; 2 Point Percentage Award, Madison Snodgrass; Assist Award, Wynn Shroyer; Phil Pace Mental Attitude Award, Deidre Book; 110 Percent Award, Kacey Cox and Wynn Shroyer.
    Senior Kayla Lambert was given a basketball commemorating her entering the 1,000 career point club at North Harrison in girls’ basketball. She is 9th all time on the girls’ list with 1,032 career points.
    The 8th grade awards for North Harrison were: Most Improved Player, Alyssa Price; Free Throw Percentage Award, Megan Naegele; 110 Percent Award, Kasey Kelley; Mental Attitude Award, Jessica Richards and Ashley Jones; 3 Point Percentage Award, Alexandra Gott; 2 Point Percentage Award, Megan Naegele.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:09
 
Floyd County ranked 8th in state for rates of underage and binge drinking, parental survey now being conducted PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    Based on the rankings of six community indicators from the 2004 Uniform Crime Reports, the State of Indiana Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup identified Floyd County as ranking in the top ten of the communities identified as “high need” for alcohol-related prevention funding.  
    The indicators included: 1) number of alcohol-related fatal auto accidents; 2) the rate of alcohol-related fatal auto accidents; 3) number of alcohol-related crashes; 4) rate of alcohol-related crashes; 5) number of arrests for public intoxication; and 6) rate of public intoxication arrests.     
    For each of the six indicators, counties were given four points if they were in the top 10th percentile, three points if they were in the top 15th percentile, two points if they were in the top 25th percentile and one point if they were in the top 50th  percentile. The total points were then summed to total an overall alcohol priority score.
    Floyd County received a score of 16, which placed it eighth overall in level of need.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:11
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