Archive - 2014
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers this summer could consider how to address increased gambling competition from neighboring states as revenue from riverboats continues to drop.
The money the state collects from casino taxes has dropped from a peak of nearly $876 million in 2009 to about $752 million in fiscal 2013, according to figures from the Indiana Gaming Commission. Indiana’s three casinos near Cincinnati have seen big declines since a downtown casino opened in the Ohio city last year.
MONROE— The Leo Lady Lions dominated the ACAC tennis match at Adams Central’s home Saturday afternoon earning all three first-team conference spots in singles as well as two spots as the top doubles team as well.
Jen Timbrook won the singles title for the Lions after earning a first-round bye as Leo’s number one player. She defeated Olivia Mishler in the quarters 6-1, 6-2 after AC’s number 3 upset Maddie Graber of South Adams 6-4, 2-6, (11-13).
The submission to United State Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development officials of final construction plans for Adams County’s first-ever rural sewer system hinges on the acquisition from individual property owners of all necessary transmission line easements.
The vacant area where Dwayne’s Sweeper Shop and Holthouse Drug Co. once stood may have been given a new name, and some early work on transforming it into a green space is due soon.
At Tuesday’s Decatur City Council meeting, Mayor John Schultz referred to “Pocket Park, as I call it,” noting, “It’s time to get something in there.”
MONROEVILLE— Kara Keller stroked a single to start off the game against the Heritage Patriots on Thursday night.
After that, no Lady Jets' batter reached base the rest of the game.
Kamio Gilreath hurled her way to a one-hit shutout against Central at home to top the Jets 3-0 in ACAC play.
There were no earned runs recorded in the game as Heritage tallied three runs all on AC errors in the first three innings.
Betty K. Knittle, 92, Decatur, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest in Decatur.
She was born Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1921, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Louie and Oria (Richard) Drake.
She married Chalmer Knittle Oct. 21, 1939, in Decatur; he passed away Aug. 8, 1998.
Betty was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Decatur and the Ladies Society of the church.
County officials nearly outnumbered members of the public at Wednesday night’s informational session in Geneva on the proposed county jail/superior court project. Only 20 citizens attended the meeting to voice their concerns about the chosen location of the facility before a panel of county commissioners, councilors, the county attorney and several contractual agents connected to the project.
The tone and tenor of the discussions remained cordial throughout the evening.
A company which provides in-home services to the developmentally disabled is planning to construct a training facility in Decatur and city council was asked at its Tuesday night meeting to provide a five-year tax abatement on the real estate.