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January 24, 2009

Jan. 24: Local Briefs

Wind-energy company looking at Elwood area

DUCK CREEK TOWNSHIP — A wind-energy company is considering a location northeast of Elwood for a wind farm.

Madison County Planning Director Cory Wilson said he has drafted a wind ordinance that will come before the Madison County Planning Commission at 9 a.m. on Feb. 10.

In part, the ordinance would allow the construction of a 200-foot tower to test wind speeds at several elevations over two years. Wilson said the ordinance is based on one written by officials in Benton County, where a wind farm created around 600 jobs.

The proposed test area is near the intersection of Indiana 13 and County Road 1400 North in Duck Creek Township.

Library budget cuts to be discussed

ANDERSON — The Anderson Public Library will host a Third House session at 8 a.m. Monday in the APL’s Chief Anderson room to discuss the impact on tax caps on the services provided by local units of government, including the public library.

Local state legislators will report on progress in the long budget session of the Indiana General Assembly. State Sen. Tim Lanane and state Reps. Terri Austin, Jack Lutz and Scott Reske have been invited to attend. The meeting is open to the public, and written questions will be taken from the audience.

Library Director Sarah Later said those interested in learning about changes happening at the library as a result of tax caps should attend.

Hoosier Park reports recent winnings

ANDERSON — Hoosier Park announced it recorded more than $1.1 billion in payouts from its casino since opening the 2,000-machine facility on June 2, 2008. In addition, horseracing customers received $75 million in payouts in 2008.

Hoosier Park also announced several special promotions that continue through February, including chances to win a 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche.

Elwood school board announces February meetings

ELWOOD — The board of Elwood Community Schools is slated to meet Feb. 12 and 26 at the school corporation’s administrative building, 1306 North Anderson Street, Elwood. Both meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. An executive session will preceed the meeting Feb. 12. Another executive session is planned for Feb. 26 but no time has been set.

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