Clark County Sheriff to host conference on teen violence PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:00
    Clark County Sheriff, Danny Rodden, is sponsoring a conference on teen violence.  
    Sheriff Rodden has invited author and speaker Phil Chalmers to Clark County for this presentation, “Inside the Mind of a Teen Killer”.  
    Phil Chalmers has been studying youth culture and juvenile homicide for over 20 years, and is a former police chaplain. He has written many books and produced two documentaries on youth culture.  What separates Chalmers from other speakers and writers is he actually speaks to the killers themselves, as well as their victims and relatives.  He also spends considerable time with law enforcement and investigators to find out what really happened, how we could have avoided this tragedy, study what the police did right, and learn what the police could have done different.
    Chalmers wants to teach us “Why Today’s Teens Kill”, “What Motivates Them”, and “What Warning Signs”, you should be looking for.
    For more information concerning Phil Chalmers and his programs, go to www.philchalmers.com.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 10:42
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ISP K-9 Kilo finds suspected cocaine PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:00
    On Wednesday, June 3 at approximately 5:35 p.m., Trooper Nathan Abbott from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg initiated a traffic stop on Interstate 65 North, near the ten mile marker. The traffic stop was on a 1997 Volvo station wagon for multiple traffic violations.  
    During the traffic stop Indiana State Police K-9, Kilo, walked around the vehicle and gave a positive alert for possible narcotics inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle recovered 15 grams of suspected cocaine in a common area of the vehicle. An additional five grams of suspected cocaine was located on a male passenger, James Riley, who was also wanted out of Clark County on an outstanding warrant.  
    The driver, Eugene Lamaster, was found to be in possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Ritalin, and a Schedule III Controlled Substance, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone. A female passenger, April Barrett, was also charged with Dealing Cocaine.
    All three were incarcerated in the Clark County Jail awaiting their first court appearance.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 10:43
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Pirate baseball defeats Salem, earns Sectional title PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:00
    The Pirate Baseball team (22?8) outlasted the Salem Lions in the Championship game of the Class 3A #30 Sectional, hosted by Silver Creek High School.  
    The Pirates earn the victory 7?6 in extra innings.  
    The Sectional crown is only the second in school baseball history, the first title came in 1999.  "What a wild ride!  I can't say enough about the kids and their effort in this tournament, especially tonight.  It definitely wasn't easy and we really had to battle to win.  Salem is a good ball club and my hat is off to them for a hard fought contest tonight.  We are extremely excited to get this victory for our players, fans, coaches, and our school.  It took everyone on our roster to make this happen and I just can't say enough about the guys and how proud I am of each and every one of them," stated Coach Ricky Romans.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 10:45
 
County Council votes to “unappropriate” economic development funds PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:00
    The Washington County Council met in regular session on Monday, June 1, with all members presents.  The minutes of previous meetings and all claims were approved unanimously.
    In a 6-1 vote, the County Council voted to reverse its decision appropriating approximately $75,000 from the Economic Development Income Tax Fund (EDIT);  Jim Nice casted the dissenting vote.  Concerns were raised that a recent decision by the County Commissioners to give the Washington County Chamber of Commerce $10,000 to cover its operating budget for the remainder of the year violated the spirit of the initial agreement between the Council and the Commissioners when the earmark was approved late in 2008.  That agreement was to set aside 25 per cent of the annual funds generated by EDIT for unspecified non-roadwork economic development projects.  
    At the May 20 meeting when the Commissioners voted to approved the Chamber's request, County Council Vice-President John Fultz was present and gave enthusiastic support for the Commissioners' action saying, “The Chamber's work is an important part of economic development in the county.  We need a strong Chamber of Commerce.”      Apparently, no Council member other than Fultz was made aware of the money being given to the Chamber prior to the decision being made to do so.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 10:47
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City of Salem and Lucas Oil close to a deal on airport purchase PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:00
    According to information provided by Salem Municipal Airport Board of Aviation Commissioners (BOAC) member Bob Woodward, the City of Salem and Lucas Oil Company are very close to inking a deal that will transfer ownership of the existing airport property to Lucas Oil and provide funds for the local match to build the new airport facility.  Representatives from Lucas Oil were in Salem last week to meet with Mayor David Bower, members of the Washington County Economic Growth Partnership, and members of both the air board and the city council.  Meetings also took place between the Lucas Oil people and Owen Thompson, owner of the Salem Speedway.
    Woodward said that the deal to purchase the old airport is about 99 per cent complete.  Assuming that negotiations go well between Thompson and Lucas Oil, everything should be signed before the end of the year.  
    Woodward went on to say that the engineering firm  R.W. Armstrong has redesigned the plans for the new facility to have a shorter runway than the initial plan called for.  The new plan includes a 3500 runway which is 1500 feet shorter than the one in the initial engineering plan but over 1000 feet longer than the current runway.  After completion of that phase, the additional 1500 feet of runway will be added over time.  This revision will allow the new facility to be operational within 24 months.  
    Woodward confirmed that the  re-appraising of properties to be purchased for the new airport is still expected to begin this fall.
    The next regularly scheduled BOAC meeting is Wednesday, June 17, beginning at 7pm at the airport.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 10:48
 
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