Austin City Council takes title to three dilapidated houses PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 00:00
    Three houses in dilapidated condition are now owned by the City of Austin.
    Austin Mayor Doug Campbell told members of the City Council that he planned to record the city's titles to those properties deeds in the very near future during the Council's meeting on February 23.
    The action is a continuation of the Council's policy to obtain title to properties determined to be in extremely poor condition. In the past, the city has torn down such homes and then placed the cleared property for sale to give others the chance to build nice houses in the community. Any profit realized from the sale of such properties is placed in a special fund used to buy dilapidated homes. Other monies in that fund come from fines placed against people who do not keep their properties clean and grass trimmed.
    Properties in this round included Lots 18 and 19 in the Allendale Addition and homes on Factory Drive and Wade Street.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 March 2010 16:20
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Two Scottsburg men arrested in wake of county burglaries PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 00:00
    Charges have been filed against two Scottsburg men which local law enforcement agencies are sure were involved in two separate burglaries occurring in Scott County.
    In the case against Michael J. Juntenen, 26, he was reportedly nearly caught in the act of burglarizing the Scottsburg home of a senior citizen on October 4, 2009.
    The probable cause affidavit prepared by investigating officer Lt./Detective Mike Nichols of the Scottsburg Police Department stated that a relative of the elderly resident pulled up in the driveway and said he saw a male subject jump from the home's rear step. The relative chased the man until losing him. The subject's description was of a skinny white male in his early 20s with brown hair and wearing a red and blue cap, khaki shorts and a dark shirt.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 March 2010 16:22
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Beta Sigma Phi to sponsor 30th annual Little Miss & Master PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 00:00
    Beta Sigma Phi will sponsor the 30th annual Little Miss & Master of Washington County contest on Friday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at the Salem Middle School.
    The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for photographs. Any boy or girl age 4-6 (age cutoff date in June 1) who resides in Washington County is eligible to enter.
    Prizes will be awarded to all contestants. Each contestant will receive a gift packet, coupons and an individual award. A grand prize $50 gift card will be awarded to two winners.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 March 2010 16:24
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Commissioners to purchase voting machines for county PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 00:00
    At the recent Washington County Commissioners meeting held on March 3, the group made a decision to purchase 19  used voting machines for $131,420, from HARP Election Services, based out of Lexington, Ky.
    The current county voting machines will not be state certified after the 2010 election.
    The machines were orginally used in Hawaii and due to a legal battle in that state, HARP made the choice to take back the machines a re-sale at a discounted price.
    “This discounted price will not be available for long, I simply just came across it a few days ago,” said Washington County Clerk Shirley Batt. “I am trying to save money for the county, new machines could run up to $350,000.”
    According to Batt, the warranties that come with the used machines are equivilent to new machines and the first payment to HARP will not occur until January 2011.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 March 2010 16:25
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Have breakfast with the Easter Bunny PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 00:00
    The Easter Bunny is coming to town and will have breakfast with Washington County residents on March 13.   The event will begin at 8:30 to 10:30 a.m at the Salem Middle School.  This event is being sponsored by the Washington County Youth Foundation, Tri-Kappa, and the Salem Middle School Student Government.  
    Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults and are on sale at the elementary schools, Arby's, Campbellsburg PNC branch, and Sheer Perfection. Tickets must be purchased in by Thursday March 11.  
    Proceeds from this event will help to fund grants and  scholarships for the benefit of Washington County residents.  
    Immediately following this event will be the City of Salem Easter Egg Hunt. This event is free and is sponsored by the Salem Park and Rec and the Salem Public Library.  The free City of Salem Easter Egg Hunt will be at Depauw Park.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 March 2010 16:26
 
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