Commissioners submit 11 projects for funding through AR&RA PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 March 2009 00:00
    The Washington County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday, March 4.  Commissioner  John Mishler was not present because he and County Highway Superintendent, Rick Graves were attending  a meeting in North Vernon.  That meeting concerned projects in the county being submitted for funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AR&RA).
    Board President, Lana Sullivan, went over the projects submitted for consideration:
Improvements to the county fairgrounds
Construction of a new jail
Right of Way costs for truck bypass
Archaeological dig costs for truck bypass
Redesign and construction costs for Sparksville Road
Land Use Plan development costs
Maintenance costs on major roads in 2009
Preventative maintenance cost on major roads in 2009
Adult literacy training through SOAR!
Awareness Washington County programs
County Courthouse repairs

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 13:03
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County Council calls for Strategic Economic Development Plan PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 March 2009 00:00
    The Washington County Council met in regular session on March 2 with all members present.  The minutes of previous meetings plus payroll and all claims were approved unanimously.
    Hank Jacoby of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce (CC) made a presentation to the Council about Washington County's assets and opportunities for improvement based on criteria contained in the “CNN/Money Top 100 Places to Live” list.  Jacoby focused on Hoosier cities and towns included in the list and compared the data from those communities with that of Washington County.  
    Emphasizing that Washington County must have a vision for competing in a global economy and a strategy to bring business revenue into the county by marketing worldwide, Jacoby said that the time is right to redefine economic development plans.  He went on to point out the fact that new opportunities always seem to arise out of downward economic trends.  Jacoby suggested that current efforts by the Chamber, the Washington County Economic Growth Partnership (WCEGP) and the Washington County Tourism Board (WCTB) to find common ground and to explore ways to work together for the good of the county could not be coming at a better time.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 13:05
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Lions win Sectional PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 March 2009 00:00
Salem Lions win title of Sectional 30 Champions
    The Salem Lions put an end to Silver Creek Dragons, as the Lions win the title of Sectional 30 champions, 47-44 on Saturday at Crawford County Jr./Sr. High School. The Lions took on the Cougars of North Harrison on Tuesday and the Panthers of Corydon Central on Friday winning in overtime.
    The Lions will go head to head with the Washington Hatchets at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14 at Washington High School.
    Lions go into Regional with a 19-4 record and Washington with a 21-2.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 13:15
 
Highlanders finish at .500; Lanesville drubs Musketeers at home PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 March 2009 00:00
    In the final week of regular season basketball for boys in Indiana, the Floyd Central Highlanders won a big 73-68 decision over the visiting Charlestown Pirates Friday night, and last Tuesday, the Lanesville Eagles traveled to Eastern and defeated the host Musketeers 59-41.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2009 09:37
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Reverse Raffle at St. Mary of the Knobs PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 March 2009 00:00
    Join St. Mary of the Knobs to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style! Their 4th Annual Reverse Raffle is set for Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. Only 100 tickets sold in increments of $100, $50, and $25. Total cash prizes of $5,500 – even losers have a second chance to win!
    This event will be held at the Knights of Columbus in New Albany. Enjoy K of C's delicious seafood meal before the Raffle from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. St. Mary of the Knob's Reverse Raffle begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2009 09:42
 
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