Carr resigns from COC PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 April 2009 00:00

    Laurie Carr has resigned from the Executive Secretary position with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce effective Friday March 27, 2009.  The Board of Directors wishes her luck and owes her a great deal.  Anita Bush has agreed to take over the positions’ responsibilities in the interim while the board solicits resumes’ and completes the hiring process.  They appreciate Anitas’ selfless efforts in helping the Chamber make this a seamless transition.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2009 13:40
 
Fire Station 2 is ready and equipped to serve our community PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 April 2009 00:00
    The grand opening and dedication of the new Salem-Washington Township Fire Station 2 was held on Friday, April 3 and is now open and equipped to serve the community.
    “We have needed this for some time and I am pround the communioty has come together to make it possible.” stated Fire chief, Roger Pennington.
    “We now can respond to the South and Eastern part of the county in more effecent manner and time if needed. This is a practical solution and meets all of our criteria and was very cost effective, using no tax payers money.” said Pennington.
    According to Pennington  the new building needed to have a simple design, easy access to Main Street, in a location for furture expansion if needed and be competley paid for and this building fits all of our needs.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2009 13:42
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Lady Eagles, Lady Cats award basketball honors recently PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    The Lanesville and North Harrison girls’ basketball programs recently had their respective awards banquets, and the following is the winners of the individual awards.
    Lanesville-The varsity team awards were: Leanne Myers, Most Improved Player; Kayla Smith, 3 Point Percentage Award; Ashley Schoen, 2 Point Percentage Award; Faith Johnston, Sportsmanship Award.
    Erin Dorgay won three individual awards: the Free Throw Percentage Award, the Assist Award, and the Steals Award.
    North Harrison- For the varsity, the awards were: Defense Award, Sasha Grangier; Steals Award, Kacey Cox; Free Throw Percentage Award, Caitlyn Janes; Rebounding Award, Sasha Grangier; Most Improved Player, Katie Watts; 2 Point Percentage Award, Madison Snodgrass; Assist Award, Wynn Shroyer; Phil Pace Mental Attitude Award, Deidre Book; 110 Percent Award, Kacey Cox and Wynn Shroyer.
    Senior Kayla Lambert was given a basketball commemorating her entering the 1,000 career point club at North Harrison in girls’ basketball. She is 9th all time on the girls’ list with 1,032 career points.
    The 8th grade awards for North Harrison were: Most Improved Player, Alyssa Price; Free Throw Percentage Award, Megan Naegele; 110 Percent Award, Kasey Kelley; Mental Attitude Award, Jessica Richards and Ashley Jones; 3 Point Percentage Award, Alexandra Gott; 2 Point Percentage Award, Megan Naegele.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:09
 
Floyd County ranked 8th in state for rates of underage and binge drinking, parental survey now being conducted PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    Based on the rankings of six community indicators from the 2004 Uniform Crime Reports, the State of Indiana Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup identified Floyd County as ranking in the top ten of the communities identified as “high need” for alcohol-related prevention funding.  
    The indicators included: 1) number of alcohol-related fatal auto accidents; 2) the rate of alcohol-related fatal auto accidents; 3) number of alcohol-related crashes; 4) rate of alcohol-related crashes; 5) number of arrests for public intoxication; and 6) rate of public intoxication arrests.     
    For each of the six indicators, counties were given four points if they were in the top 10th percentile, three points if they were in the top 15th percentile, two points if they were in the top 25th percentile and one point if they were in the top 50th  percentile. The total points were then summed to total an overall alcohol priority score.
    Floyd County received a score of 16, which placed it eighth overall in level of need.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:11
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Local Students served as Pages for Senator Connie Sipes PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    Three local area students, Anne Liddick of Greenville, Hanna Aven of Georgetown, and Jeffrey D. Collins of Floyds Knobs, recently served as Senate Pages for Senator Connie Sipes of New Albany on March 19.
    Pages spend one day at the State House assisting senators and Senate staff members with a variety of legislative duties and learning about the structure of Indiana's government.
    According to the Senator, visiting the State Capitol and serving as a page for the General Assembly provides young people, who are in sixth grade or above, the opportunity to observe and participate in the legislative process.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:12
 
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