Items Needed for GCC Yard Sale PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 February 2009 00:00
    Greenville Concerned Citizens (GCC) will have a booth at the Floyds Knobs Community Club's indoor yard sale on February 21st from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donations are welcome and may be dropped off the day of the sale or on Friday February 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. No large items or clothes please. You may also call Ron Jenkins, 923-8719, or Carol Lamb, 923-5801, for pick-up.
    GCC works to defend the quality of life and property in Floyd County and surrounding areas and to promote responsible development of our land. New members are always welcome.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2009 13:20
 
Warriors pick up win at Southwestern PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 February 2009 00:00
    Scottsburg had been on a recent skid, starting the season out 5-1, and since then going 3-5.  Despite their recent struggles as a team, and search to find an identity, they looked to pick up a non-conference win at Southwestern on February 6, to boost the morale.  
     Scottsburg was the clear favorite to win the game, but the Rebels used their home floor advantage to the best of their ability, managing to keep the game close throughout.  The Warriors would never pull out to a hefty lead, as never did deliver the knockout punch.
    The team managed to hang on though as they would win the game 54-48, barely getting over the 50 point mark that has been a tough task several times.
    The Warriors were led in scoring by Matt Bridgewater, who had 15, and freshman Max Clemons with 12, who has stepped up his game since the Warrior loss to New Albany, where he had 15.  Mason Gregory also had 12.
    Mabry would lead Southwestern with 13, and Ames would follow with 12.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2009 13:25
 
Victims of recent severe weather urged to report damage to EMA PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 February 2009 00:00
    The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) is gathering damage reports from Hoosier citizens, governmental entities and certain private non-profit organizations that sustained damage caused by severe weather beginning January 26.
    Hoosier citizens can report damage online at https://oas.in.gov/hs/damage until February 17. Citizens will be asked to provide their names, addresses, phone numbers, damage to property and type of damage the property sustained. Losses can include structural damage to businesses, homes and loss of personal property.
    Government agencies and private non-profits should contact their local emergency management agency (EMA). To find the contact information for the local EMA, go to www.in.gov/dhs/files/Sanitized_Compact_Directory.pdf.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) will use the information to help quantify losses from severe weather that resulted in ice, snow and flooding to determine if federal assistance should be requested.
    Individuals will not be in contact with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Information will be used to help local EMAs and IDHS determine if federal assistance can be pursued.
    IDHS, Indiana agencies and partner organizations have been working closely with local emergency management agencies to determine needs that would require support beyond the county level. All local requests have been fulfilled, and no federal assistance has been required to date.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2009 13:27
 
Three wrestling Warriors advance to Semi-State PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 February 2009 00:00
?     The Scottsburg High School wrestling team traveled to Bloomington South High School with five grapplers for this year’s IHSAA Regionals.
    They came home with three of those wrestlers making the jump to the Semi-State to be held at Roberts Stadium in Evansville. The three wrestlers set a new school record in one season.
    Qualifying for the next step in the State Tourney will be juniors Tanner Howard, second at 152, and Nick Henderson, third at 189 pounds, and senior Chris Chasteen, fourth at 171 pounds.
    Howard opened the day with a win by a pin over Joyal of Terre Haute South in 1:49 and then knocked off Prieboy of Bloomington South 7-1 before losing to undefeated Fudurich of Sullivan 2-6 in the finals.
    Head Coach Tyson Skinner stated, “Howard wrestled well all day.  In the finals, he ran into a tough grappler in the Sullivan boy. He has a tough road ahead, but he is a very talented wrestler.”
    Henderson opened the day with an overtime win over Heston of Edgewood 7-5, and then lost to Brownfield of Columbus North 5-10. He finished by defeating Kopitzke of Jennings Co. 12-1 for third place.  “Henderson started off slow in his match with Edgewood, but by the end of the day was wrestling better than he has all year,” said his coach.
    Chasteen opened the day with a win by fall over Edington of Terre Haute North in 1:48, then lost to Watson of Columbus North 2-10. He lost by fall to Biggs of Jennings County in 4:33 for fourth.  “Chasteen has a big challenge ahead of him.  Placing fourth means he will wrestle a champ from another regional in the first round,” related the coach.
 Junior Sebastian Rodgers and senior Will Stone both lost in their opening round matches. Rodgers lost a heartbreaker to eventual runner-up Terrell of Bloomington South 4-5 in the 4th overtime. Stone lost by fall to eventual champ Vandenveter of Bloomington North.  “Rodgers’ match was a tough one.  He was continually attacking throughout the match only to get called for stalling in the last OT and being penalized one point and that was the matc,.”  Skinner said. “Stone has been battling the injury bug all year and put up a good fight early only to get caught.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2009 13:29
 
Charlestown allies execute successful storm survival PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 February 2009 00:00
    For the second time, in less than five months, Charlestown Block Watch members joined in emergency care efforts required by electrical outages caused by weather events.
    As Wednesday morning (January 28) dawned cold and icy, with 50 percent of Charlestown without electricity, city staff immediately contacted the American Red Cross and Greater Clark County School (GCCS) officials to establish shelters to provide warmth and food to anyone needing assistance. Then Block Watch captains were called to action to solicit volunteers who could provide manpower for the shelters.
    Mike Marra from GCCS assisted with getting Jonathan Jennings Elementary School open and available for one shelter, as it had electricity. The Arts & Enrichment Center (A&E) was powered by generators, and was also open for residents and deserving city employees who needed to warm-up and take a break from their continuous snow removal efforts.
    When September’s hurricane winds downed trees and took out power lines, the sunny days and warm evenings were uncomfortable, but bearable. Everyone gained a renewed appreciation for air conditioning when electric services returned.
    This ice storm, sandwiched between snowfalls, and followed by unrelenting cold was more than uncomfortable. It was a serious hazard to anyone without electric power and heat for a prolonged period.
Block Watch captains made an effort to contact participants in their districts, both to ensure everyone was okay and to put out the call for volunteers. Despite the extreme conditions, many participants were seen going door-to-door in their neighborhoods to see if anyone needed help. They provided information, such as access to oxygen and medical equipment at St. Catherine Medical Center, and the availability of warmth and food at the shelters.
    On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Block Watch members helped city employees prepare and serve meals at both shelters. Some residents spent Wednesday and Thursday nights at the shelters, with security provided by city officials and police officers. By Friday evening only 20 households in Charlestown were still without power and no one needed the shelter services overnight.
    The weather event canceled the Thursday night meeting scheduled for Districts 1 and 4, but all meetings are expected to resume in February. Block Watch meetings are held at the Arts and Enrichment Center, 999 Water Street, at 6:30 p.m. on the scheduled evenings.
    Districts 1 and 4 hold joint meetings on the last Thursday of each month, with the next meeting scheduled for February 26. There will be a special presentation by the Charlestown Police Department, as they will demonstrate how to look for drug activities in your area. Everyone is invited to attend.
Contacts for District 1 are Steve and Sherri Coyne (256-6163) and Mike and Kay Vaughn (256-0072).
Councilman Dan Roberts (256-6443 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) from District 4 spoke of the ice storm events, saying, “I was really proud of the turnout of volunteers from our Block Watch members. To see them checking on each other and helping out; really showed how Block Watch works.”
    District 2 meets with co-captains Melissa Crawford and George Roberts on the second Monday of each month. After the snow and ice storm, George said, “People in our district checked-in on each other all week. We had a family down on [Hwy] 403 out of power until Thursday so we took them a generator. Having JJ open its doors was helpful to everyone. We appreciated that.” District 2’s next meeting is March 9, but everyone is invited to attend the February 26 meeting as well. For information, contact Melissa at 256-4851 or George at 256-5807 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
    District 3 is headed by Councilman Scott McKechnie who can be reached at 256-2279 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Scott has decided this month they will join the February 26 meeting with Districts 1 and 4 to benefit from the information being provided by the police department.
    Also available with Block Watch information and assistance is Mayor’s Assistant Ruthie Jackson at 256-3422 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2009 13:32
 
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