Founder’s Day promises “Fun, Family and Friends” for this year’s celebration PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 22 April 2009 00:00
    Founder’s Day has always been a time to bring family and friends together for a great time including live music, carnival rides and games, yummy food and a fantastic parade. This year’s celebration will be no different as the theme is “Fun, Family and Friends.”
    The two-day festival is set for Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27 in Greenway Park on the surrounding areas.
    Co-Chairs of this year’s Founder’s Day is Donna Coomer and Ted Little.  The two along with the other Charlestown Beautification Committee (CBC) members promise lots of fun with some new exciting events and a guarantee of the fun from favorite events.
    Events leading up to the two-days filled with fun in Greenway Park this year will include a Pork Chop Dinner and Auction, Street Dance, Prince and Princess Pageant and a Balloon Glow and Race.
    The Pork Chop Dinner and Auction will be held on Friday, May 29 at 5 p.m. at the Arts and Enrichment Center, located at 999 Water Street in Charlestown. The Chairs of the Dinner are Rhonda Davidson and Donna Coomer while the Chairs of the Auction event are Carmen Eberle and Donna Ennis.
    The Street Dance is one of the events being brought back from last year’s Bicentennial Celebration. The Street Dance will be hosted by Chuck Ledbetter Sr. and held on Short Street in Charlestown. The dance will be held from 8:30 to 11 p.m. The Co-Chairs of the Street Dance is Chuck Ledbetter Sr. and Charlestown Mayor Bob Hall.
    This year unfortunately there will not be a queen pageant, although the CBC members are very excited about the Prince and Princess Pageant.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 12:06
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Clark County SWCD encourages Soil Stewardship PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 22 April 2009 00:00
    The Clark County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) encourages you to think about your personal responsibility to be a good steward of all natural resources, including soil, during its annual Stewardship Week celebration. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) has proclaimed April 26 to May 3 as Stewardship Week.
    2009 Stewardship Week is themed  “Dig It! The Secrets of Soil.” Correlating education materials were developed based on an exhibition created by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and sponsored by the Soil Science Society of America and the Nutrients for Life Foundation.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 12:07
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Chili supper to benefit Martin Andy Stoner May 9 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 April 2009 00:00
    A benefit chili supper will be held for Martin Andrew Stoner who has been stricken with a rare malignant brain tumor.
    Glioblastoma-Multi-Lobular, is a rare, fast growing tumor.
    Funds are being raised to pay for travel and upcoming medical expenses.
    The supper will be held at the New Washington Park on Saturday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    There will be live music provided by local bands.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 12:09
 
Mayor sacks Air Board PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 April 2009 00:00
    The Washington County Edition received a copy of a letter dated April 14, 2009 and signed by Salem Mayor David Bower.  In the letter, the mayor cites Indiana Code and reasons for removing members of the Salem Board of Aviation Commissioners (BOAC) as of the date of the letter.
    The specified reasons for the mayor's actions are as follows:
1.As a member of the Air Board, you have participated in decisions to incur project expenses for the new Airport Layout Plan prior to the award of any FAA grant therefor.  Consequently, the City of Salem, Indiana has been threatened with litigation in writing because the expenditures have not been paid.
2.As a member of the Air Board, you have participated in decisions to continue to incur project expenses for the new Airport layout Plan without having finalized the terms of a proposed lease or sale with Owen Thompson, Thompson Promotions, Inc., or any other entity to which Owen Thompson is a majority owner, which is intent to be the funding vehicle for the local match of the development of the new airport.
3.As a member of the Air Board, you have not acted to protect the City's financial interests in the collection of hangar rent from the fixed based operator which had remained delinquent for a period of at least 12 month.
4.This is an apparent lack of mutual trust and confidence between the Board of Aviation Commissioners and the elected officials of the City of Salem, Indiana.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 12:11
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Commissioners agree to funding support for business incubator PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 April 2009 00:00
    The Washington County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday, April 15, with all members present.  The minutes of previous meetings, all claims and payroll were approved unanimously.
    Washington County Economic Growth Partnership (WCEPG) Executive Director, Jerry Rose, addressed the Commissioners and asked them to support the concept of a commerce incubator in Washington County.  The basics idea of a commerce incubator is to provide support in the form of technical assistance, office/warehouse/production space, and legal, financial, and managerial counsel at little or no  cost to local individuals starting new businesses.  The cost of the program will be paid out of the Economic Development Income Tax Fund (EDIT).  In late 2008, the Commissioners and the County Council agreed to earmark 25% of EDIT money for non-road projects.  Although no exact dollar figures were discussed in regards to the incubator project, all the Commissioners agreed to support the project as a means of encouraging local entrepreneurs.  Additional information about the commerce incubator is available through the WCEGP at 883-8803.
    Other items of business conducted by the Commissioners included the following:
- Unanimous agreement to hire Hornsby Consultants to do an income survey of the county in preparation for grant application to pay for development of comprehensive land use plan
- Unanimous agreement to submit road paving projects at Shorts Corner Road/Vincennes Trail and Mt. Carmel Road/Horner's Chapel Road to be part of a $14 million grant for the Seymour District of the Indiana Department of Transportation from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
- Unanimously approved use of the former Emergency Management Office in the court house for use by the County Coroner
- Discussion of building permit fee increases
- Update of Bridge 113 project
- Update on truck bypass

    With no further business to conduct, the Commissioners adjourned until their next regularly scheduled meeting on May 6.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 12:13
 
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