September 18, 2014

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Durbin Plaza owner appeals unsafe ruling
Written by Erika Schmidt Russell   
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 4:35 PM

Durbin Plaza’s owners DIY LL/Alice Daniel/Akram Daniel have appealed the unsafe building order issued Thursday, Aug. 7, by the Lawrenceburg Board of Works.

The appeal filed Aug. 15, just over a week after the BOW declared the Front Street shopping plaza unsafe, requests Dearborn Superior Court No. 2 reverse the ruling.

Moores Hill grants ‘cost-of-living’ increase
Written by Chandra L. Mattingly   
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 4:34 PM

Hourly employees of Moores Hill will get a 40 cents per hour increase in 2015 by action of the town council Tuesday, Sept. 2.

“That's not a raise,” said councilman Paul Grimsley, who made the motion. Rather, it's a cost-of-living increase, he said.
Moores Hill Clerk-treasurer Guinevere Emery suggested the council keep in mind the decrease in riverboat gambling sharing revenue the town receives before granting any increases. In 2013, the town received $297,234 in riverboat funds, but in the first six months of 2014 had received only $113,216, less than half the 2013 amount, and boat money could continue to drop.

“I recommend you wait and see a bit longer what the full effect … will be,” she said.

Courthouse News 9-11-14
Written by Submitted   
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 4:24 PM

July 31- Aug. 6, 2014
Circuit And Superior II Court
The following have been granted dissolution of marriage:

Attorney General files suit against KC Driving School, operator
Written by Erika Schmidt Russell   
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:35 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, September 10, 2014 4:26 PM )

      KC Driving School students and their parents could get some help in recovering money paid to the now defunct school after Indiana Attorney General Gregory Zoeller and Deputy Attorney General Martha Showers filed a civil suit agains KC Driving School and it's owner-operator Kimberly J. Cleeter alleging she/her business engaged in deceptive sales practices.

More than two dozen families filed complaints with my office against KC Driving School for taking up-front payments and not delivering services. After investigating the company with help from the Aurora Police Department, it became clear that the company had no intention of continuing to offer licensed driver education or of repaying its customers,” said Zoeller.

The civil suit filed in Dearborn Circuit Court last week is a “complaint for injunction, restitution, costs, civil penalties, and other equitable relief.” Court documents refer to the school and Cleeter as “defendants.”

Showers outlines in the complaint 25 “consumers” who contracted with KC Driving School between June 2013 and July 2014 for services in amounts ranging from $475 Nov. 22, 2013, for “class+10 hrs driving” of which class time was completed but not six hours of driving, to $400 July 7, 2014, for class and 6 hours of driving of which none was completed.

Calling All Distillery Industry Employees, Past and Present
Written by Staff   
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 10:59 AM

From 1803 until the present day, the City of Lawrenceburg, Indiana has been home to many distilleries, thus earning it the name, “Whiskey City”.   Just as the unique smell of the brewing spirits fills the air in our small community, the industry has left its mark on the history, local economy, and lives of generations of residents.
In recognition and celebration of this rich history, the City of Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg Main Street, MGP, Hollywood Casino, and the Dearborn County Visitor Center have come together to create the first ever “Whiskey City Festival”.  The event will be held on Friday, Nov. 7, and Saturday, Nov. 8, at the new Lawrenceburg Event Center.  Each day will feature whiskey tastings, industry experts, food, beer, cigars, great music including nationally recognized entertainment, as well as historic displays, featuring the “local” story of the industry and its workers.
The organizing committee is asking current, former and retired employees of the local distilleries and bottling plants, both past and present, to share your stories and the experiences you have had while working in the industry, said Pat Krider, Lawrenceburg Main Street Director.
“Your stories are an important component in documenting and displaying on a personal level just how significantly this industry impacted our community and the people who worked within it,” said Krider.
Did you roll out the barrels at Seagram’s? Work your summer breaks there and have experiences to share?   Break a few bottles while working on a bottling line? Did you share in an event that occurred at one of the distilleries that has great human interest? Did you have a parent, grandparent or friend whose job was held while they served their country? There were originally more than ten unions involved at Seagram’s alone.  Were you a union steward organizing or leading your union?  
We know there are many interesting stories to be told and we’d like to hear them and in turn share them with the many guests who will be attending the Whiskey City Festival. Please take a moment now to sit down and write about your experiences!  
“If you’re worried that your writing skills aren’t up to par, please don’t worry, we can help with that.  What really matters here is the story and the personal experience,” said Krider.
A selection committee will review the submitted stories and the best five will be featured in The Dearborn County Register, one each week, in the weeks leading up to the Whiskey City Festival.   
In addition, a “memory wall” will be featured at the event, displaying the selected stories. Winning entrants will also be entered into a drawing for tickets to some of the events that will be part of this weekend celebration.
Please submit stories to the Whiskey City Festival Committee, c/o Lawrenceburg Main Street, 118 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.  For more information please contact us at 812-537-4507 or We’re anxious to hear from you!