?Mother Nature paralyzes the County with a blanket of snow and ice PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 February 2009 00:00
???    As Meteorologists predicted, Mother Nature paralyzed Washington County as it dumped eight to ten inches of snow and up to one inch of ice on the County  Tuesday, January 27 and Wednesday, January 28.
    Prior to the ice storm that followed four to six inches of snow was dumped early on January 27, Sheriff Claude Combs along with Mayor Bower, Emergency Management, County Commissioners, volunteer fire departments, Salem Fire Department, EMS and Campbellsburg and Pekin Town Marshall set a meeting on January 27 around to 2:45 p.m. to go over the plan of action the County would take.
    According to Sheriff Claude Combs the plans of action worked very well with no serious injuries or deaths reported during this storm.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2009 13:41
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?February schedule of events for Washington County Memorial Hospital PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 04 February 2009 00:00
?    Washington County Memorial Hospital provides several classes, clinics and seminars throughout the month to provide the residents of Washington County with opportunities to improve their health. Following is a list of events and classes scheduled for the month of February.
    Go Red for Women Brown Bag Luncheon – Wear red on Friday, February 6, to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke and join WCMH Family Practice physician Kalen Carty, MD, as she discusses the risk factors and symptoms of heart disease that women need to know. The seminar will be held from Noon – 1 p.m. in the WCMH Classroom. For more information or to register, call 883.5881 ext. 1366.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2009 13:42
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Prior offense notice filed against man in new case PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 04 February 2009 00:00
?    Among a number of charges filed against a Jeffersonville man in Scott Circuit Court was a Notice of Prior Offense.
Brice A. Wilson, 28, is charged with carrying a handgun without a license, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, attempted residential entry, possession of marijuana and public intoxication. The handgun offense is a Class C felony. Counts 2 to 4 are all Class D felonies. The marijuana and intoxication charges are misdemeanor offenses.
    The case developed against Wilson when Austin Patrolman Shawn Hurt was dispatched to an apartment in Village Court on January 22. Dispatchers had been told by a woman that her ex-boyfriend was attempting to break in.
The officer talked to Wilson’s companions, Wilson’s brother and the brother’s girlfriend, and they told him that Wilson had been residing with them for about a week. The couple said that Wilson had wanted to “go riding around,” the girlfriend saying she did not know that Wilson was going to his ex-girlfriend’s apartment.
    Joined by Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Johnson and Reserve Deputy Mike Tscheulin, Ptl. Hurt placed Wilson under arrest. A search of his person reportedly revealed a tube filled with what was identified as Lortabs, a Schedule 3 controlled substance. Deputy Johnson also noted Wilson was wearing a holster. A Kel-Tec 9 mm handgun was found by Res. Deputy Tscheulin under the car in which the brothers and girlfriend had arrived. Beer was seen in the car by the officers, the probable cause affidavit indicated.
    Wilson’s previous criminal history resulted in County Prosecutor Jason Mount filing a Notice of Prior Offense. His past convictions include charges of resisting law enforcement, forgery, handgun violation, carrying a handgun without a license and burglary dating from 1999 to 2007. The notice could increase any sentence Wilson may receive from the new charges filed against him.
    In his initial court appearance on January 26, Wilson pleaded not guilty to the offenses. Bail was fixed at $75,000 corporate surety or full cash, and a trial date of June 2 was scheduled.
    Wilson will be represented by a public defender.
    As of February 6, Wilson was listed as a resident at the Scott County Security Center in Scottsburg.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2009 13:23
 
Tobacco Coalition and Substance Abuse Council hold joint meeting PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 February 2009 00:00
    The Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition along with Washington County Substance Abuse meeting held a joint meting together on February 5 at the government Building.  25 plus attendees enjoyed lunch compliments of Papa Johns with drinks provided by Sav A Lot.
    Sharon Purlee with Substance Abuse Council named the recipients of the 2009 mini grants.
    They are as follows: Salem Police Department will receive $2000 for vests and a camera; Salem SADD will received $1200 for the National Conference held in Washington D.D; $100 for a sack project for Elementary students to decorate and $70 for Orange Ribbon Week, for a total of $1370; Salem National Honor Society will received $1000 for the After Prom; West Washington High School SADD will receive $500 for miscellaneous events; Purdue Extension will received $932 for LEAD which is Legal Education Against Drugs that will be presented to all fifth graders in Washington County; LifeLine/Teen Challenge will have $1000 to be used for counseling and Hoosier Hills PACT will get $2500 for advocacy with a grand total of $9302 being given in mini grants.
    “We did not have as many mini grants turned in this year so we were able to give all grants that were submitted and I think thats a very good thing.” stated Purlee
    Rhonda Mills, Coordinator Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition gave a report of The Great American Smoke-out story, Indiana Campaign for SmokeFree Air and West Washington School Corporation receiving the Gary Sandifur Award.
    According to Mills, Washington County is now referred to as a Blue County with the Hospital and all County Schools adopting a smoke free facility and grounds policy.
    For the third quarter of 2008, Washington County callers to the Indiana quit line was 33 total calls. Neighboring counties such as Crawford with three; Floyd with 31; Harrison with 23; Orange with 14 and Scott received 32 calls.
    A VOICE report was given by Laura O'Donnell and Eva Warren-Hill stating they will be holding a prevent child abuse and healthy relations presentation to seventh and eighth graders.
    Randy Bugh stated the total of cessation participants from the beginning of the year is seven.
    The door prize was won by Laurie Carr.
    The next Washington County Substance Abuse Council will be March 5.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2009 13:46
 
?Help a Child and Bowl for Free February 22 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:00
?    Dust those bowling shoes off and prepare for a day of fun at the 10th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser, planned for Sunday, February 22, at the Scottsburg Bowling Lanes.
    This year’s goal is to raise $5,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County. Although the event will be held in Scottsburg, all money raised will go directly to the local agency.
    Big Brothers Big Sisters has been a part of Washington County for almost 13 years. Since that time, community volunteers have been paired with children and youth in one-to-one mentoring relationships.
    Organizers for this year’s Bowl for Kids Sake event are: JoLynn Allen, Laura Bishop, Denise Newkirk, Emily Siler, Stephanie Ferriell and Joy Bierly.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 10:03
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