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Dubois County (NNDC):

Dubois County Council to cut $1.1 million from Budget.

Dubois County’s proposed 2019 general budget needs to be cut by around $1.1 million.

That was the task Monday as the Council reviewed all of the different departments budgets.  This was not totally unexpected due to the results of the wage study and 2% pay increase for County employees.  This added a couple hundred thousand dollars for each respectfully.

To reduce the proposed 2019 general fund by $1.1 million, the council decided to allocate some big-ticket items from the general fund, which affects property taxes, and move them into the Local Income Tax Economic Development Fund. The council asked the auditor’s office to determine which items can be moved. These will be reviewed at a future meeting.

Several positions were removed from the budget as they had not yet been officially created and approved.

An additional deputy prosecutor position approved by the commissioners was left in the budget as was the school resource officer for the Northeast Dubois County School Corporation.  The majority of that officer’s salary will be covered by a $35,000 state grant and a $35,000 commitment from the Northeast Dubois School Board.

The Jasper Rotary Club to announce the annual Athena award for entrepreneurial efforts for 2018.

Jasper Rotary to Host Annual Athena Awards Thursday Night

The Rotary Club of Jasper host their annual Athena Awards presentation at the Huntingburg Event Center Thursday.  The event begins at 6:00 PM with dinner at 6:30

Athena is an international non-profit group that seeks support, develop and honor developing female leaders in the community.  This year’s finalists are Kim Lottes, Kim Messmer, Marie Patton, Beth Seidl and Sandy Smith.

Susan Elkington, the new president of the Toyota-Georgetown, Kentucky plant will be this year’s keynote speaker.

Patoka Lake Cleanup set for Saturday August 25th.

 Join in the 12th annual Patoka Lake Clean Up on Saturday, August 25 at the Patoka Lake Dam. People of all ages and abilities can sign up on location at 8 am EDT and will be assigned an area to pick up trash and recycling along the shore.   By 11 am, all volunteers will return to the dam to be treated to a fish fry, music, door prizes, goody bags and of course, a free event t-shirt.

Each year volunteers pick up over 2000 pounds of trash and recycling during this event.  All supplies are provided; volunteers just need to show up! Volunteers are asked to wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and consider carpooling to the site.

For information about the event, call the Patoka Lake Nature Center at 812-685-2447.

Market Street Park in Huntingburg to open slightly behind schedule.

Work on the new Market Street Park has hit a slight road bump in completion.  Officials confirmed that extra work needed to be done that wasn’t planned.  Originally scheduled to be done this summer, organizers hope to have it finished by the Haunted Huntingburg event in October.

The new Market Street Park will be between Third and Fourth Streets in downtown Huntingburg.













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