April 19, 2014

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Comprehensive plan board will meet
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Sunday, April 13, 2014 10:39 AM

The Dearborn County Plan Commission and the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at in the Dearborn County Administration Building, 3rd Floor Commissioner’s Room.  
The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss updating some of the elements, goals, and strategies of the Dearborn County comprehensive plan.  

Dearborn County commissioners, county council, and board of zoning appeals may be in attendance for this meeting.

Signs up for I-74 resurfacing
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Sunday, April 13, 2014 10:39 AM

Construction signs are going up along Interstate 74 in Decatur County in advance of a $3,840,755 Indiana Department of Transportation project to repair and resurface 8.87 miles of roadway between Ind. 3 at Greensburg and the Shelby County line. Milestone, the state’s contractor, plans to start filling potholes Tuesday, April 15.

The following Monday, April 28, repair operations will begin in full force. Crews have been scheduled to work at numerous sites along the westbound lanes of I-74 placing full-depth asphalt patches. At the same time, other crews will be in the eastbound lanes saw-cutting the pavement and pouring concrete patches.

Motorists will encounter orange construction barrels in westbound lanes at worksites. Concrete barrier wall will restrict traffic to a single lane where concrete patches are being made on the eastbound side of I-74.

This HMA Overlay W/Concrete Pavement Restoration project requires extensive patching before milling and paving operations can begin.  Once patching operations have concluded, two inches of the I-74 pavement surface will be milled away and replaced with a fresh, smooth lift of asphalt.

Work is expected to continue through July.

For area highway information, monitor social media sites: www.Facebook.com/INDOTSoutheast and Twitter @INDOTSoutheast. Verify travel plans at TrafficWise:  http://www.trafficwise.in.gov.

Parents urged to teach kids about money
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Sunday, April 13, 2014 10:38 AM

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is highlighting National Financial Literacy Month by encouraging parents to talk to their children about money. Most adults report they learned their financial skills from their parents or were self-taught but only 26 percent of 13-21 year olds surveyed said their parents taught them how to manage money.

Parents who talk with their kids about finances give their children a strong foundation to understand how to use money and credit wisely so they will be financially fit as adults and less likely to stress about financial burdens.

Parents should start the conversation by talking to their kids about the basics such as how earning money works, how to save and how to budget. Parents can access information and tools to get the conversation started for free through the Secretary of State’s Indiana Investment Watch program online at www.indianainvestmentwatch.com. Parents can also access information for themselves on the basics of budgeting, debt management, investment advice and retirement planning.

Information is available for Hoosiers at every stage of life and at all levels of financial education.

Digital library improves functionality
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Sunday, April 13, 2014 10:38 AM

The Indiana State Library ha unveiled a new Indiana Memory web interface at www.indianamemory.org. The new Indiana Memory promises faster access to this wealth of materials centered on over 200 years of Indiana history and culture.

Indiana Memory is a collaborative effort of libraries, archives, museums and other cultural institutions from across the state that provides free access to digital collections reflecting Indiana’s heritage.

BBB offers integrity scholarship
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Sunday, April 13, 2014 10:38 AM

 Ethical input is being sought from area high school juniors to apply for the Students of Integrity Scholarship offered by The Center for Ethics at BBB. Applicants will read, evaluate and then write what they would do based on an ethical situation presented.

“Without giving too much away, the scenario is something students are able to relate to and able to put themselves in the situation,” explained Erika Lehman, executive director for the Center. “Judges then assess how the student arrived at their ethical solution in the essay. So if there are any juniors out there who would love to solve an ethical problem and try for a scholarship, we encourage them to apply.”

SOI honors high school juniors in BBB’s 20-county service area and awards up to four $1,000 scholarships which can be used toward any secondary education program. The SOI Scholarship is open to high school juniors expecting to graduate in the 2014-15 academic year and reside in BBB Cincinnati’s 20-county service area.

All hard copy essay submissions must be received by The Center for Ethics at BBB no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 16. A completed “Cover Sheet” must accompany your submission and must be signed by a parent or legal guardian, unless the applicant is 18-years-old at the time of submission.

Essay submissions may be mailed or hand-delivered to: The Center for Ethics at BBB, Attn: Students of Integrity Scholarship Essay Submission, 7 West Seventh St., Suite 1600 Cincinnati, OH. 45202

For more information contact The Center for Ethics, 1-513-639-9168. Download the application at www.bbb.org/cincinnati/programs-services/i-am-a-student/.