?Fall 2008 marks record-breaking enrollment for IU Southeast PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 September 2008 00:00
?Fall 2008 enrollment at Indiana University Southeast is breaking records across almost all admissions categories.
    Indiana University Bloomington released official enrollment counts Thursday, and IU Southeast’s total enrollment grew to 6,482 students - a 3.9 percent increase over last year.
    All of those students are taking more classes, as evidenced by the record number of 64,066 credit hours taken, which is a 4.3 percent increase over 2007.
    Additionally, the 2008 freshmen class is the largest in IU Southeast history. There are a record 1,070 first year beginners this year, an increase of 21.2 percent from last year’s freshmen class.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2008 09:31
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?20 Indiana counties extending waiver deadline due to temporary FSA office closures PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 September 2008 00:00
??    Farmers and ranchers in the counties listed below who were attempting to meet the September 16 deadline for certain disaster assistance programs but couldn’t due to Hurricane-related temporary Farm Service Agency (FSA) office closures now have an extension.
    The counties are: Clark, Dearborn/Ohio, Harrison, Jasper, Jefferson, Jennings, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Pike, Porter, Ripley, Spencer/Perry, St. Joseph, Starke, Switzerland, Warrick, and Washington.
    Farmers and ranchers whoa re eligible for disaster assistance under certain new Supplemental Agricultural Disaster Assistance programs for losses caused by natural disasters in calender year 2008, but who are not fully covered by crop insurance or the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), now have until ten business days after their local county office reopens to pay the “buy-in” fee for 2008 crop coverage, including grazing lands. Washington County farmers have until Monday, September 29 to take advantage of this “buy-in” waiver.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2008 09:37
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?Horseshoe Foundation Floyd County Fall Grant Applications deadline approaching PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 September 2008 00:00
??    Charitable organizations and agencies applying for a Fall grant are reminded the application deadline is quickly approaching. The Foundation will give $350,000 in grants to benefit the Floyd County community in the Fall grant cycle. To be eligible to apply for this grant, completed applications must be postmarked by September 30, and all previous final grant reports must be received.
    Grant program guidelines, policies, and grant application forms are available on the Foundation’s new website,
www.horseshoefoundation.org. Paper copies of the applications and annual reports are available at the Carnegie Center for Art and History, the Floyd County Library, and the New Albany Mayor’s Office.
    The Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County has awarded $5 million to local organizations in Floyd County through the two annual grant cycles. For additional information, contact Jerry Finn, Executive Director at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 945-4332.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2008 09:39
 
?Power back on to majority of households; clean-up and repairs beginning PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 September 2008 00:00
??    In the aftermath of the Sunday, September 14 high winds, local utility companies throughout Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky have been scrambling to get residents back on the electrical systems.
    The Category 1 hurricane strength winds that battered the area on that day played havoc with area trees and consequently electrical lines that provided power. At one point nearly 144,000 Duke customers were without power, over 300,000 in metro-Louisville, some 20,000 in the Harrison County REMC (nearly 90 percent of their total customer base), over 10,000 for Clark County REMC,  and over 20,000 in the Jackson County REMC coverage area.
    According to officials, the damage is the most widespread in recent memory, and exceeded that of the April 1974 tornados that tore through the region. Damage stretched from the Louisville area northward to near Cleveland, Ohio.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2008 09:43
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?County Council and Board of Commissioners continue to disagree about overspending issue PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 September 2008 00:00
    At the morning session of the September 9, Washington County County Council Budget hearings, a lively discussion ensued. Councilman Mark Manship, Councilwoman Mignon Marshall, and Council Attorney Mark Clark engaged County Commissioner Mike Goering in a discussion of spending practicing in funds over which the Board of Commissioners has responsibility.
    According to Manship, Marshall, and Clark, the Local Roads and Streets Fund will be at a negative balance by the end of the year. Goering responded that according to his estimates the fund should be “in the black” by the end of the year. At that point, a sometimes heated exchange between Manship and Goering began.
    The most recent Audit Report from the Indiana State Board of Accounts indicates that in 2007 Local Roads and Streets Fund went $23,000 over what was appropriated, County Highway Fund overspent by $110,372, Riverboat Fund overspent by $88,000, and the Rainy Day Fund overspent by $55,000.  Apparently, none of these expenditures were appropriated by the County Council.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2008 10:09
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