Cities' and county's Community Crossings-fueled paving bids are advertised PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 October 2016 15:19


Austin officials and Scott County Commissioners have already advertised for paving bids, spurred by approaching fall weather and the desire to get some paving done in 2016.

The City of Austin received $150,000 for paving through the Community Crossings grant program of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). Scott County received $1 million as did the City of Scottsburg. Each of these entities matched those dollars, as required by the grant program, so Austin has $300,000 to address its streets, many of which haven't had new blacktop applied for 15 to 20 years.

Austin's match came from its Rainy Day Fund and a $100,000 contribution from the Scott County Council. The Council also provided $100,000 to the City of Scottsburg. Those chunks of money were taken from the Hospital Reserve Fund, the dollars received by the county after the sale of Scott Memorial Hospital four years ago.

The Hospital Reserve Fund also provided the money for the county's match.

With all those dollars, Commissioners have a larger number of roads they'd like to address. That bid opening is scheduled at the Courthouse in Suite 128 at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 17.

In no particular order, the roads on their list are Bloomington Trail, Finley Firehouse, Taylor, Little York, West Lake, Kinderhook, Concord, Goodwin, Swan, Charlestown, Smith, Pleasant Ridge, Frontage, Harrod, Marshfield, Slab, Napper, Sunnyside and Oard Spring.

Unfortunately, the Commissioners' hopes to get bids early enough to start paving in early October hit a big snag at their meetings on September 21 and 26.

Every bid submitted by E&B Paving, Dave O'Mara, Temple and Temple and Wingham were over the estimates figured. In total, the overage was roughly $159,000.

After another meeting with bidders on September 26, all bids were rejected and Commissioners re-advertised.

In Austin, bids are being accepted right up to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, at City Hall. Then, Mayor Dillo Bush and members of the Board of Works and Public Safety will open them.

“We are really excited about getting our streets upgraded. It's been a long time,” noted Mayor Bush.

Bidders are being asked to provide quotes on two lists of streets. Base bids will be taken on South First Street, Church Street, Mann Avenue, Rural Street, Broadway Street, Cross Street and York Road. Alternate bids will be requested for Thomastown Road, Mac Drive, Hollan Drive, Union Drive, South Third Street, South Fourth Street, Cherry Street and Plum Street.

Scottsburg's bids were advertised on Saturday, October 8. Those submitted will be opened at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25, at City Hall.

Specs call for milling and resurfacing with two inches of blacktop on Carla Lane, Frame Street and Cedar Street. Quotes are also sought for two inches of blacktop and patching on Wilson, Weir and North Lake Roads and additional work and paving on Community Way and North Lynhurst Street.

All bid openings are open to the public.




Save the Date - Women’s Health Night 2016 Event to focus on Lighting the way to a Healthier You! PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 October 2016 15:16



Scott Memorial Hospital is once again delighted to be hosting the popular Women’s Health Night. The event will take place on Monday, October 24, from 6-830 pm at the hospital. One of the main focuses of the event this year will be to offer tools to help strengthen the women in our community! As we all know, a woman is usually considered the heart of the family. Families make up communities! The whole mission of the hospital is to make the community healthier. Staff members are excited to discuss this topic with community members because they know if they can educate and help the women that it will affect the whole family. Our community is facing several challenges at this time and it is important that we stay strong to overcome these adversities. There are some many factors that affect a woman’s life that sometimes we aren’t even aware that we are being weighed down. Community member and former SMH employee, Shannon Carroll will be enlightening us with how to change our lives for the better.

Shannon Carroll is a registered nurse with her Bachelor’s Degree. She is a wife and mother and church member. She has served Scott Memorial Hospital as the Education Coordinator and most recently as the Community Outreach Coordinator. Shannon also served as the Health Community Initiative Coordinator for Floyd Memorial Health Services. Shannon currently is focusing on raising her family and thriving not just surviving in this crazy, busy world. Shannon resides in Scott County with her husband David Carroll, Pastor of Vienna Baptist Church and three sons, Caleb, Reid and Evan. She is eager to share her vast knowledge with members of the community.

Ms. Carroll is a Jamey Aebersold Red Ribbon Spirit of Hope Award Winner, Healthy Communities Institute Achievement Award Winner and a nominee for the Medistar Healthcare Advocacy Award. She has also received recognition in the following publications “Planting a Healthier Community”, News and Tribune Newspaper; “When a Simple Screening is a Life Saver”, Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services “Healthscope” Magazine; “Your Health: A Community Endeavor”, Southern Living Magazine; and “Time to Quit”, M.D. Update Magazine. Shannon’s speaking engagements include, “Prostate Cancer: Shifting Resources to Focus on True Needs”, National video through Healthy Communities Institute; “Oncology Strategy and Community Benefit”, National VHA Webinar for Strategy, Oncology and Community Benefit Professionals; “Extreme Couponing”, “Healthy Eating on A Budget”, “Self-Esteem”, “Business Etiquette”; “Gluten Free on a Budget”; and “Mother’s Day Sermon”, presented at Vienna Baptist Church.

The staff of Scott Memorial is looking forward to reaching women in our community. Representatives from Norton Healthcare are also scheduled to attend. The staff at Scott Memorial is planning a wonderful and educational night out for the ladies in our community. Information will be available on several health topics and diseases along with local resources for women. Information on free mammograms through the grant will be available. Various health screenings will also be provided. More information will be available as the event gets closer. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend Scott Memorial Hospital’s annual Women’s Health Night on Monday, October 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.


Floyd arrest list through early morning hours of Oct. 4 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 October 2016 07:21

The following is the arrest list for Floyd County through the early morning hours of October 4.

The list is provided by the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department. In most cases, those listed are just facing charges and are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

Salem holds off improving Eastern squad PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 October 2016 07:20

The Salem High School football team met an improving Eastern team under second-year Coach Luke Dean and left town with a 21-7 win.


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Bridges and Road projects get underway PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 October 2016 07:17

Pam Hasty, who is office manager of the Washington County Highway Department attended a meeting with INDOT on Sept. 12. 

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