Forever Tree Society program provides opportunity to keep someone’s memory alive PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 July 2009 00:00
    When Pat Bridge of Scottsburg heard about the new Forever Tree Society program at the Scott County Community Foundation, she immediately knew she wanted to do something in memory of her parents, Laurence and Myrtle Bridge.
    They were lifelong residents and farmers in Johnson Township, Scott County. Myrtle was a charter member of the Scott Memorial Hospital Guild and Laurence was a committee member of the Agriculture Stabilization Office for many years.
    They were both members and very active in the Pisgah Methodist Church. “Honest, family oriented, hardworking and Christians,” says Pam Mosley, Pat’s only child and Laurence and Myrtle’s only grandchild.
    After learning more information about the Forever Tree Society, Pat decided to establish the Laurence and Myrtle Bridge Memorial Fund. She likes the concept that because of the unrestricted gift, the board can decide where the money is best needed. She was also able to participate in the matching funds program that the Foundation Board of Directors offered as an incentive to donors. Through Sept. 30, the Foundation is offering $25,000 in matching funds for the program.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2009 12:25
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Community Foundation invites charitable foundations to submit proposals for 2009 grant cycle PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 July 2009 00:00
    The Scott County Community Foundation invites all charitable organizations to submit proposals for the Foundation’s 2009 grants cycle. The grants may be used for any charitable purpose in the areas of community service, social service, education, health, the arts, environment and entrepreneurship. The Foundation has awarded over $2.3 million in grants and scholarships to the community since being established in 1997.
    The Board of Directors is continuing to meet the needs of Scott County through the availability of over $187,000 in support to the community this year because of funds established at the Community Foundation. Through the Foundation, scholarships totaling $29,600 will be awarded to numerous deserving students this year, and over $18,000 has already been awarded to charitable organizations and purposes. In addition, the Board has agreed to provide up to $25,000 in matching funds for its new Forever Tree Society memorial and tribute program.
   The Foundation also has almost $14,000 that it may award from its unrestricted funds for its competitive grants cycle, including the Addie Mae Graham Memorial Fund, the Lauren Graham Memorial Fund, Dr. William and Diann Scott Memorial Fund, John and Janice Martin Unrestricted Endowment Fund, Scott County Memorial Fund and Scott County Immediate Response Fund.
    All charitable organizations and causes are invited to submit proposals for the competitive process. There is no limit on the amount organizations may apply for this year.
    “We are very pleased to be able to open our grants cycle to the community this year, especially with the situation in our economy,” said Connie Kenninger, grants committee chairperson. “Our committee always looks forward to reviewing the creative ideas on how organizations are making an impact in our community, and we are excited to provide an opportunity to help make that difference.”
    Applications are due Monday, July 20 at 3 p.m. Interviews to the finalists will be conducted in August.
    To receive an application, which includes guidelines and policies, email the Scott County Community Foundation at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or stop in the office at 60 N. Main St., Scottsburg. You may also download applications from the website at www.scottcountyfoundation.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2009 12:26
 
Remaining 2009 Clark County 4-H Fair schedule released PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 July 2009 00:00
Wednesday, July 15
    Food Stand Sponsor – Clark County Democrats
    10:00 a.m.- 4-H Market Wether Goat Show (Indoor Arena)
    1 p.m.- Open Class Foods entered in Community Building
    2 p.m.- 4-H Demonstration & Public Speaking Contest (Outdoor Shelter)
    5 to 10 p.m.- 4-H Exhibit Buildings Open
    5:30 p.m.- Children’s Costume Parade (Tent – weather permitting or Indoor Arena)
    6 p.m.- 4-H Horse & Pony Pizza Party (Horse Arena)
    6 to 9 p.m.- Clark Memorial Hospital, Free Blood Pressure Testing/First Aid, (First Aid Station)
    6 to 10 p.m.- Commercial Buildings Open
    6 to 11 p.m.- James Gang Amusements (armbands available-$20)
    6:30 to 9 p.m.- .St. Catherine Regional Hospital, Free Blood Pressure Testing/First Aid (near Commercial Buildings)
    6:30 p.m.- 4-H Beef Showmanship Contest, followed by 4-H Beef Steer/Beef Female Show (Indoor Arena)
    7 p.m.- Dessert Auction (Food Stand)
    7 p.m.- Go Kart Races (Special Events Track – admission charged: $2.50; Children 5 & Under-Free; 5 & Under Power Wheel Races; for more information contact Donnie Loweth at 502-889-8047
    Rides & Concessions Open During Evening Hours beginning at 6 p.m.

Thursday, July 16

    Food Stand Sponsor– First Savings Bank
    10 a.m.- 4-H Female Goat Show (all species) & Dairy Goat Showmanship
(Indoor Arena)
    12 noon ABSOLUTE DEADLINE for signing up for 4-H Livestock Auction
    1 p.m.- 4-H Dairy Cattle Show (Indoor Arena)
    5 to 10 p.m.- 4-H Exhibit Buildings Open
    5 p.m. to ????- Clark Co. Cattlemen’s Assoc. selling ribeye steak sandwiches
    6 p.m.- 4-H Horse & Pony Fun Show (Horse Arena)
    6 p.m.- 4-H Corporation Board Annual Meeting (Indoor Arena)
    6 to 9 p.m.- Clark Memorial Hospital, Free Blood Pressure Testing/First Aid, (First Aid Station)
    6 to 10 p.m.- Commercial Buildings Open
    6 to 11 p.m.- Family Nite, James Gang Amusements (armbands available-$15)
    6:30 p.m.- 4-H Round Robin Showmanship Contest (Indoor Arena)
    6:30 to 9 p.m.- St. Catherine Regional Hospital, Free Blood Pressure Testing/First Aid (near Commercial Buildings)
    7 p.m.- 4-H Rabbit Costume Show (Rabbit Barn)
    Rides & Concessions Open During Evening Hours beginning at 6 p.m.

    Friday, July 17
    Food Stand Sponsor – Judge Vicki Carmichael
    6 a.m. to 1 p.m.- 4-H Livestock released (except Auction animals)
    8 to 10 a.m.- Breakfast for all 4-H Exhibitors, Food Center
    3 p.m.- Line-Up of Auction animals
    5 to 9 p.m.- 4-H Exhibit Buildings Open (last night to be open)
    5:30 to.6:15 p.m.- Pre-Auction Buyer’s Social, Indoor Arena
    6 p.m.- Ten Year 4-H Recognition, Clark County Sheriff’s Mental Attitude Award Presentation and Herdsmanship Awards Presented (Indoor Arena)
    6 to 9 p.m.- Clark Memorial Hospital, Free Blood Pressure Testing/First Aid, (First Aid Station)
    6:00 to 10 p.m.- Commercial Buildings Open
    6 to 11 p.m.- James Gang Amusements (armbands available-$20)
    6:30 p.m.- 4-H Livestock Auction (Indoor Arena)
    6:30 to 9 p.m.- St. Catherine Regional Hospital, Free Blood Pressure Testing/First Aid (near Commercial Buildings)
    7 p.m.- Mud Drags (Special Events Track – admission charged: Adults-$10.00; Children 7-12-$5.00; Children 6 & Under-Free; for more information contact Kevin Hanes at 812-989-0451.
    Rides & Concessions Open During Evening Hours beginning at 6 p.m.

    Saturday, July 18
(Food Stand will be closed)
    9-10:30 a.m.- 4-H Exhibits and Open Class Entries Released in Community Building and Exhibit Buildings
    6 to 11 p.m. -James Gang Amusements (armbands available-$20)
    8 p.m.- Demolition Derby (Special Events Track – admission charged: Adults-$10.00; Children 7-12-$5.00; Children 6 & Under-Free; for more information contact Chad Hanson at 812-620-7066
    Rides & Concessions Open During Evening Hours beginning at 6 p.m.

    The Food Center will be open throughout the 4-H Fair week.  Questions regarding these events should be directed to the Clark County Extension Office at 256-4591 during regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
    Special Events and Attractions are subject to change beyond the fair board’s control.  
    Additional activities may be added periodically during the Fair.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2009 12:28
 
Sellersburg Police Chief Russ Whelan now looking for new Reserves PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 July 2009 00:00
    Sellersburg Police Chief Russ Whelan has announced his intention to add reserve officers to the department.
    Interested citizens are encouraged to obtain an application from the Sellersburg Police Department located at 101 S. New Albany Street in Sellersburg. Applications may be received from Deputy Chief Donald Ross Jr. or Administrative Assistant Patty Clapp Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    The deadline for applications is Friday, August 7.
    Candidates for the Sellersburg Police Department’s Reserve Program must be 35 years old or younger and possess a valid driver’s license. They also must have a minimum high school diploma or equivalent and they cannot have a criminal background.
    “Our Reserve program has been very successful. Five of our 15 Officers have been from our Reserve Program. Chief Whelan wants to increase the number of reserve officers to 10 or 12,” stated Ross. “The reserve force plays a vital role to our agency, they assist us by handling duties for the Sellersburg Town Court, such as inmate transport and serving as Bailiff.”
    All eligible candidates that complete the application process will be contacted by Major Ross during the week beginning on August 10.
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Charlestown to participate in National Night Out PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 July 2009 00:00
    On Tuesday, August 4, neighborhoods throughout Charlestown are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 26th  Annual National Night Out crime and drug?prevention event.
    National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co?sponsored locally by the Charlestown Neighborhood Block Watch, will involve over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.
    From 7 to 10 p.m. on August 4, residents in neighborhoods throughout Charlestown are asked to lock their doors, turn on the outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Many neighborhoods throughout Charlestown will be hosting a variety of special events such as a block party, cookouts, visits from police, flashlight walks and youth activities.
    In all, over 37 million people are expected to participate in the event throughout the world.
    To learn more about how you and your neighbors can participate in this event, contact Mayor’s Assistant Ruthie Jackson at 812?2256?3422 or by e?mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2009 12:34
 
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