?Citizens invited to create Christmas City PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 November 2008 00:00
?    Everybody loves Christmas and everybody is invited to participate in the events being planned for the Christmas City in Charlestown.
    It is just 3 weeks until Thanksgiving, which is the traditional weekend for lighting-up the city. Imaginations are filled with hankerings for a warm sandwich with Cocoa or a soft pretzel and hot cider to warm a nippy evening in the park.
    The Charlestown Beautification Committee (CBC) and city officials have joined forces as participants begin to swell with the excitement in the Spirit of Christmas.
    Charlestown’s assistant to the Parks Advisory Board and CBC member, Rhonda Davidson, would like to see a large response to the invitation for all homes in the city to be lit-up and decorated. She has also asked for any individuals with welding experience and a little time to spare to contact her for helping with the creation of the 40+ foot Christmas tree being assembled for display in Greenway Park, where the festivities will occur this year.
    Organizers are asking for anyone interested in providing Christmas music, and vendors wanting to sell food or drinks.
    For information, or to be added to the agenda and plans, contact Donna Coomer at 256-7126 or Rhonda Davidson at 256-3422.
    The residents of Charlestown proved what they can accomplish when they work together, during the storm aftermath in September. Think what we can do when we actually plan and pool our resources for the Holidays. Let’s light-up the skies above Charlestown!
    So dig out your Santa hats, stir your creativity; and help make plans to celebrate the Nativity.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2008 16:17
 
?Kids First Auction is coming November 22 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    Kids First, the local non-profit organization which aids needy children and their families year-round, will conduct its annual auction on Saturday, November 22.
    Once again, the Kids First Auction will be held in the Knights of Columbus Hall on U.S. Highway 31 North. The auction begins at 9 a.m. that morning and goes until everything is gone.
    Volunteers are already getting items ready for the event, and everyone is encouraged to donate goods, services or gift cards. Longtime Kids First volunteers Sherry and Ross St. Clair can be contacted at 752-5458 by those with items to contribute.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:06
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?No foreclosure notices will be served through holidays PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    Scott County Sheriff John Lizenby has never supported the practice of conducting foreclosure sales through his office.
    And there have been lots of such sales held this year in the county. As Sheriff Lizenby noted, “There have been a lot, too many.”
    Thus far in 2008, the Sheriff’s Office has conducted sales on 161 homes. That’s a little less than in 2007 but not much. “That means we’re doing about 16 a month,” the Sheriff related.
    When his wife Lisa suggested a moratorium on foreclosure sales from, say, mid-November through December 31, the Sheriff said he was all for it.
    “By state law, the county sheriff conducts these sales, but we have the discretion to hold the sales within a reasonable amount of time. Calling a halt to foreclosure sales after the sale that is already scheduled in November seems like a nice thing to do for families during the holiday season,” stated Sheriff Lizenby. “It might give a few a six weeks reprieve or so.”
    Consequently, foreclosure suits may still be filed and advertised in local newspapers, but those properties at the end of the foreclosure process won’t be sold until perhaps the second week of January.
    “It gives these families a little ‘breather,’ maybe allowing them a little time to prepare for a move or to enjoy Thanksgiving or Christmas in their homes once again before moving,” said Sheriff Lizenby.
    The inevitable will eventually take place in each case, he went on. “We felt this moratorium during the holidays is warranted as a good-will gesture to families having a tough time. We want to help where we can and when we can. This is one of those times,” concluded the Sheriff.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:09
 
?Six taken into custody after reported armed robbery PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    Six people remained jailed at the Scott County Security Center on Monday night, October 27, after allegedly being involved in an armed robbery occurring Sunday night, October 26, at Jackson Heights Mobile Home Park, Scottsburg.
    A couple who reside at the trailer park and three of their friends were listed as the victims in the robbery. They called 9-1-1 around 8:45 p.m. to report the invasion of the couple’s mobile home by two white and two black men.
    According to information released by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Jonathan Hill, 21, and his wife Hailey, 18, and their baby were at home when two young women and a young male acquaintance stopped by. Another woman from Elizabethtown, Ky., also came to the trailer and stayed about 20 minutes before leaving in a light colored Buick, Jonathan Hill said.
    Jonathan Hill said he and the friends were in the trailer’s back room when he heard a “big sound.” The sound was apparently the foursome breaking down the door of the trailer. As they entered, Hill said he ran into the livingroom only to be confronted with one of the suspects holding a sawed-off shotgun aimed at his face.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:22
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?Oct. 30 meeting set by Austin Council to discuss SASCO PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    Everyone who buys SASCO bags in the City of Austin is invited to attend the meeting of the Austin City Council at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 30.
    The Council moved its business meeting to Thursday night and will hold it at the Jennings Township Volunteer Fire Department to ensure everyone concerned about the trash bag program will be able to attend.
    The firehouse is located directly west of City Hall, where meetings are normally held.
    Prior to this meeting, a Board of Works and Public Safety meeting will be held starting at 6 p.m.
    City Councilmen debated the feasibility of dropping out of the SASCO program at several recent meetings, including the special session held on Tuesday night, October 21.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:30
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