Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting prepares for second season PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 August 2009 00:00
    Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting will soon begin its second season of exclusive broadcast coverage of Pirate and Lady Pirate athletics, sponsored by Field’s Custom Cabinets of Charlestown.  
    A division of the Charlestown Pirate Pride booster club, Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting is a group of volunteers whose goal is to increase school spirit, pride, and access to select Pirate and Lady Pirate athletic contests.  
    Broadcasts can be heard live during game times or in an archived version afterward; free of charge over the internet from Charlestown Pirate Pride’s website at www.CharlestownPiratePride.com.  Fans at the game can also listen to broadcasts live on 107.3 FM.  Game broadcasts include play?by?play, statistical, and local scores information; as well as interviews and on?the?field or court coverage.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 08:48
 
Clark County Voluntary Tax Payments accepted PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 August 2009 00:00
    Clark County Treasurer, Janet Hurst wants to inform taxpayers because of several calls received in regards to their property taxes that while they are waiting for their 2008/2009 tax statements to be approved by DLGF(Department of Local Government Finance) that they do have the option to pay towards their taxes, although she encourages them to only pay 50% of what they paid in 2007/2008 of their annual tax statement. “I want taxpayers to realize this is only an option for them to pay in advance until you receive your tax statement with a due date.” You can make payments in person at the Clark County Government Bldg., 501 East Court Ave., Rm 125, Jeffersonville, IN or mail payments to P.O. Box 1508, Jeffersonville, IN  47131. If you have questions, please contact Clark County Treasurer’s Office at Phone 812-285-6205.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 08:49
 
Sellersburg Idol to be held August 27 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 August 2009 00:00
    The Sellersburg Idol singing competition will be held on Thursday, August 27 at 6 p.m. at Silver Creek Township Park.
    Contestants are to prepare one song to sing and provide their own accompaniment.
    Register via email by August 25: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 08:50
 
County Council works to balance 2010 budget PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 00:00
      Members of the Washington County Council met in marathon sessions on Monday, August 10, and Tuesday, August 11, to hammer out the details of a proposed 2010 county budget.  Citizens will be asked to give input on the $6.5 million proposed budget at a public hearing meeting scheduled for September 22.  During the two days of discussion, debate, and decision making,  four issues seemed to consume the attention of council members much more than others on their agenda.
    First, concerns about the cost of the state-mandated property reassessment were relayed to the council by Washington County Assessor Jason Cockerill.  According to Cockerill, the Reassessment Fund has been used to pay for other expenses not involved in the reassessment process.  If that practice continues, Cockerill warned the council that in the event the state mandates  a rolling reassessment beginning in 2012, the fund will not have enough to cover the cost.  Cockerill explained that the state is considering very strongly the option of requiring 25 per cent of all property be reassessed each year to keep the information more current than it is now.  In other words, property reassessment would be an ongoing activity in the county.
    The council acted on Cockerill's advice and transferred some expenses to other line items and increased the amount to be set aside for upcoming reassessment expenses.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 08:52
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Land Use Planning: The Facts PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 00:00
      Back in November of 2008, John Mishler and David Brown were elected to the Washington County Board of Commissioners.  Both men had land use planning as significant planks in their respective platforms.
    Since January 2009, Brown, Mishler and Lana Sullivan have overseen efforts to bring about the implementation of a Comprehensive Land Use Plan for Washington County.  During the last eight months, the Washington County Farm Bureau has been an active supporter of the concept, hosting public informational meetings for the citizens of the county.
    By no means is the concept of land use planning universally supported by the residents of Washington County.  Several individuals have spoken out against the idea in public meetings letters to local newspapers.  Fearing what they see as another example of government usurping the rights of the individual, these citizens point to the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and to policies adopted by the United Nations collectively referred to as “Sustainable Development” as the cornerstones of their argument against the concept.
    The discussions/debates/shouting matches seem to mask the real issues involved in the land use planning controversy.  What makes the Constitution of the United States such a unique document is the clear premise set forth that the rights of the individual are paramount.  However, those rights do have limits.  Those limits to individual rights are demarcated at the point when the rights of the individual comes into conflict with the rights of the population as a whole.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 08:55
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