Salem Speedway, Early Days PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 June 2009 00:00
    The Washington County Historical Society will host the program Salem Speedway, Early Days on Saturday, June 27 at 6 p.m. At the Steven;s Museum assembly room.
    The program will discuss the Speedway's founder and early racing events (1947 to present).
Descendants of the founders to attend: Emma Lou (Roberts0 Crockett will speak, Jim Summers, track builders, Everett (Foxy) Roberts, partner and past owner, Russ and Mary Barnard, promoters and past owners, Salem Fire Department, paid and volunteers who manned the concession stand and served as track safety personnel will also be present.
The intent of this program is to recapture the history of the building of the famed Salem Speedway in the early days.
    The Washington County Historical Society will continue to bring more programs remembering the old days of auto racing in Washington County. They currently have a small area at the museum dedicated to the racing past. They will continue to expand the exhibit with the help of future contributors of racing memorabilia with the hopes the community can support a dedicated racing museum to honor the rich racing heritage here in Salem and Washington County.
    The Salem high banks is known around the world. The track has claimed many in its day with no regard to how good a drivers or innocent spectators. Many times it has been editorialized as the Hills of Death in Southern Indiana. The auto industry having its roots in the Hoosier State was a mecca for racing. Many of those have gone on to be racings greatest drivers.
    Those who have survived to tell the tale will always remember the thrill of racing on the Hills go Thrills  at the famous Salem Speedway.
    For more information call 883-6495 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2009 09:30
 
Participate in World Blood Donor Day and Help Save a Life PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 12 June 2009 00:00
    Join others across the world on June 14 and donate blood through the American Red Cross on World Blood Donor Day. Blood is a perishable product that must be constantly replenished by generous volunteer blood donors.
    One out of every 10 people admitted to the hospital needs blood. By becoming a blood donor, or by making regular donations, you are making a vital contribution to modern healthcare.
    “Most people think that blood is used mainly for victims of car accidents and other trauma patients,” said, Lori Medley, Director of Donor Recruitment of the American Red Cross River Valley Region. “But, blood is used for so many other patients. It’s used for the treatment of cancer patients, people with blood disorders, premature babies and transplant recipients.”
    When you donate blood through the Red Cross, you help provide the gift of life for patients in serious medical need. Make an appointment to donate blood today and you can change a life, starting with your own.
Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities:

Monday, June 15, 2 to 7 p.m., Anytime Fitness, 1059 Market St., Charlestown.

    All presenting donors will be give a free t-shirt and there will be a drawing for a free, three-month membership to Anytime Fitness.
How to Donate Blood
    Simply call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit givebloodgivelife.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Eligible donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 years old with a signed Red Cross parental/guardian consent form where state permits, must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.
Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2009 12:03
 
Highlanders win softball regional; to play in state Finals Friday at Ben Davis in Indianapolis PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:00
    The Floyd Central Highlanders won their own IHSAA Class 4A softball regional Saturday night. The team defeated Plainfield 3-1 in the title game Saturday night, and Columbus North 4-3 in the second semi final game.
    Floyd Central coach Joe Witten’s team will face Class 4A no. 15 West Lafayette Harrison Friday night at Ben Davis High School.
    Floyd Central last won  regional titles in softball in 1994 and 1995, when the tournament was still in a single class.
    Back in 1995, the regionals had Jeffersonville, and other teams of the same Class 4A size. Witten thinks that it is now harder to win a sectional or regional than it was then.
    “Now it’s so difficult,” said Witten of the tournament. “Winning the sectional is a big deal. (And) in our area, the Hoosier Hills Conference has been strong for years.”
    This years’ team at Floyd Central has been a standout for several reasons, not the least of which is the team’s strong belief that they will succeed.
    “This team has believed so much that they can do it. I wouldn’t bet against them,” Witten said. “You can have all of the talent in the world, but if you don’t believe in your coach, or believe and trust in your team mates, it hampers your team progress.”
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 10:31
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Salem drops baseball sectional final to Charlestown; loses 7-6 in extra innings PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:00
    The Salem Lions saw one of their best ever seasons in baseball come to an end Tuesday night (June 2), when they fell 7-6 to the Charlestown Pirates in extra innings.
    Salem led 5-3 after a complete inning of play, but the Pirates chipped away slowly and gradually got back in the game.
    With two runners on base in the top of the first inning, the Lions’ Hayden Burton hit to center, and it barely turned into a home run when it went over the fence.
    A single and a pair of walks later, a single by Josiah Farnsley scored the Lions’ Logan Walker and Joe Philpott, giving them a 5-0 lead.
    In the bottom of the first frame, the Pirates came back, scoring three runs of their own.
    Devon Thorstad sent in two runs for the pirates when he hit a single into right field, scoring Cameron Metzger and Matt Hall.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 10:33
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Reminder of Clark County's Personal Property and Mobile Home Delinquent Demand Notices PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:00
    Clark County Treasurer Janet Hurst wants to remind taxpayers of the Delinquent Tax on personal property and mobile homes mailed April 27, 2009 with a due date of June 26, 2009. If not paid by June 26, Delinquent Tax will be certified to the court as a judgment against your property by Indiana Code 6-1.1-23.9. You can make payment by mail, please make checks payable to: Clark County Treasurer, P.O. Box 1508, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 or in person at the Treasurer's Office, Clark Co. Government Bldg., rm. 125, 501 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130.
    Questions regarding Delinquent Tax due or Delinquent Status should be directed to the Treasurer's Office at (812) 285-6205.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 10:34
 
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