?New Pekin Town Council meets for last time in 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00
?    The New Pekin Town Council met in regular session on Tuesday evening, December 16 with all members present.  The Council approved the minutes of the previous meeting, all claims, payroll, and sewer adjustment requests.
    The Council unanimously approved the following:
     •    Trash pick up contract with Scotty’s Sanitation (no increase for 2009).
     •    Contract for Town Attorney, Alice Bartanen.
     •    Meeting schedule for 2009 (3rd Tuesday of each month, 7pm).
     •    Nomination of Mike Bowling as Council President for 2009.
     •    Appointment of Mike Bowling to the Solid Waste Management Board for 2009.
     •    Increase in rental fee for Pekin Park shelter house from $50 to $75 in 2009 (Prepaid reservations made prior to December 16 will not be subject to fee increase.).
    Town Manager, Gary Nale, received unanimous approval from the Council to negotiate with a firm to repair the roof on the town hall. According to Nale, the 32 year old roof is starting to leak. The Council instructed Nale that a maximum of $26,405 could be spent on the project.
    Nale also supplied the Council with bids to replace damaged playground swings at the Pekin Park.  The Council authorized Nale to purchase a 4 seat swing unit in the amount of $2003.
    Bartanen informed the Council that a tentative agreement has been reached in a dispute between the town and a local developer. Bartanen asked for an executive session prior to the January 20 to explain the details of the agreement and receive approval from the Council to act in the town’s behalf regarding the dispute.
    As a final piece of business, Council members Frank Anderson and Mike Bowling were sworn in for their new terms by Clerk Treasurer, Sherry Clem.
    With no further business to conduct, the Council adjourned until their next regularly scheduled meeting on January 20.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 13:52
 
?Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County awards grant to Ivy Tech for computers PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:00
? ? ?Ivy Tech Community College Southern Indiana’s enrollment is growing in double-digit percentages. So the news that Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County is awarding the college a grant to purchase new computers for the School of Business is especially welcome.
    Ivy Tech asked for the grant for the College of Business, which is located at 4100 Charlestown Road in New Albany. The grant is for $20,000 for 26 computers, a printer and two smart podiums, which incorporate a computer, DVD player, document camera, and other technology-related enhancements. The college offered 43 classes at 4100 Charlestown Road for the Fall 2008 semester. School of Business students make up 11 percent of Ivy Tech’s total enrollment of 4,352 students.
    The new computers will be set up as a computer lab, and students attending the business school will have access to the computers to use to complete their school work. Currently, students must drive to the main campus in Sellersburg to use a computer lab for their work.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 14:07
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?Christmas Tree Recycling PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:00
??    The Floyd County Solid Waste District, the New Albany-Floyd County Parks Department, and the Floyd County Road Department are sponsoring Christmas Tree Recycling for all Floyd County residents at several area locations. The trees may be dropped off from December 26 through January 19. For further information about the tree recycling, please call the Solid Waste District Office at 948-4733.
    The locations for the tree drop off are as follows:
Sam Peden Community Park - 3035 Grant Line Road, new Albany
Letty Walter Park - 5345 St. Mary’s Road, Floyds Knobs
Garry E. Cavan Park - 6845 Corydon Ridge Road, Georgetown
Greenville Park - 6455 Buttontown Road, Greenville
Galena-Lamb Park - 6220 U.S. Highway 150, Galena
    In addition, The New Albany-Floyd County Parks Department will be offering free compost at their maintenance office at 2409 Corydon Pike, New Albany, and at all of the drop off sites, except Sam Peden Park. For further information about the compost please call the Parks Department at 948-5363.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 14:16
 
Local basketball action heats up PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:00
? ?    In a big week for action between girls’ teams the previously unbeaten North Harrison Lady Cats had their 8-0 record blemished with a tough 59-58 overtime win by the host Floyd Central Lady Highlanders and the Borden Lady Braves won 62-46 at Lanesville over the Lady Eagles.
    In boys’ action, the Silver Creek Dragons barely escaped from Ramsey with a 60-56 Mid Southern Conference victory over the host North Harrison Cougars, and the Lanesville Eagles rolled 68-25 over Medora to help celebrate their homecoming.
Girls’-
Floyd Central 59,
North Harrison 58
    It took an overtime period to decide the matter, but it looked for a while like it would be decided early in the game Saturday afternoon.
    The Lady Cats took an early 14-2 lead, but the Lady Highlanders scored the last seven points in overtime to win the game. The Lady Cats had scored the first three goals of the overtime, but were outscored 7-0 the remainder of the extra period.
    Brigid Morrissey scored three points on a traditional three point play with 1:41 left in the overtime. Camry Hinton scored with 1:11 left, getting the Lady Highlanders within 58-57. Megan Rookstool dropped in two with 24.7 left on the clock, and that was all that was needed for the win.
    “We made some errors late in the game,” admitted North Harrison girls’ coach Hal Pearson. “Floyd Central did what they had to do late in the game.”
    A host of North Harrison players did the early damage, with Sasha Grangier, Kacey Cox, Kayla Lambert, and Wynn Shroyer doing the damage for the Lady Cats in the 14-4 start.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 14:21
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?Moped driver, passenger in car injured in wrecks PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:00
? ?    The driver of a moped and a passenger in a car were among those injured in recent accidents in Scottsburg.
    Records released by the Scottsburg Police Department related that the first injury mishap occurred on Tuesday, December 9, on Allen Street shortly after 5 p.m.
    Joseph N. Campbell, 22, Scottsburg, told Sgt. Brian Hall of the Scottsburg Police Department that he had just turned west onto Allen Street from an access road to the Chase Bank parking lot when he saw an eastbound moped heading at him. Campbell said he tried to pull off the road to avoid the moped, but his 1999 Chrysler LHS was struck by the moped as it continued eastward left of the center of the road.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 14:26
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