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The job for madison school treasure that was posted on their site is for the treasure now, going on maternity leave. But here is the real kicker--she can not do the job that the person before her did!!!! She needs help-- that's why temporary could turn in to full time! It's just more money again for administration and less for the students again. Correct me if i'm wrong, but is that 4 extra full time positions in the administration building since the super has been here, with less teachers and drivers. But no help, less pay, hours cut, no insurance for us. We are just do our job because it is what is best for the students, I wish they would live by their own words! Now for the parents, that we give and try our up most best for to care for your children. YOU need to pay attention to the the school board and be a VOICE for your child. Speak at meetings, call the school members, and please vote, it does matter!!!!

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I want to thank Tami for her kind words. I hope the small donation to the Jefferson County Children's Fund is just the start of others doing the same.

And Warren, thank you for mentioning me. I'm glad that my efforts helped put into motion a good outcome.


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How do you overcharge 25,000.00 ? Is anyone doing the books over there at JCIDC ? And then, how does anyone suggest letting it play out til next year when it hasn't even been decided to fund them next year ? Thank you Larry Wynn. You will be missed.

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I recently watched for the first time Lee Ann Imel's ramblings on the justification of Bolinger. It appeared to me that she was trying to justify an incorrect decision. She really didn't do a very good job. There were many flaws in what she said. Perhaps more on that in other posts later. The slams that she took toward past and present teachers are reprehensible. She needs to make a public apology for her misguided remarks. If I remember correctly, she commented in a questionaire when she was running for the position that she was concerned about teacher morale. What a wonderful way of showing her concern. If she can't stand the heat then she needs to get out of the frying pan and resign.

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I just received an update on the Jefferson County Children's Fund Holiday campaign drive. Bill Barnes reported on behalf of the Community Foundation. Special thanks to those who have already contributed to help all area kids afford to play & participate in healthy community, school & family activities & sports. Donations have already exceeded 8 thousand including a donation from an election campaign.

For those candidates with funds remaining in their election accounts please consider doing what Larry Henry has done. Larry donated the balance of his unused campaign dollars to the Jefferson County Children's Fund. The Foundation has dedicated funds that benefit certain causes like the Children's Fund but also has unspecified funds which can be used for any worthy community project. Hopefully, if not the Children's Fund perhaps you can find another worthy cause to which to give.

Keep up the great job & generous spirit.


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Since Telfair is leaving Southwestern, I believe the best time to discuss consolidation is now. Especially since GSB just received an extension. Hopefully it at least is discussed. Doubt it. Going now where fast.

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In my earlier post I neglected to acknowledge it was the watchful eye of Larry Henry that first brought the JCIDC overpayment issue to everyone attention. On December 15 he posted the following on the Forum:

Very interesting public notice in today's paper.
"Notice to Taxpayers of Jefferson County Commissioners request for additional funds.

Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of Jefferson County, Indiana that the proper legal officers of the County Council meet in the Commissioner's office of the Courthouse at 300 East Main Street, Madison, Indiana at 5PM Monday December 22, 2014 and will consider the following additional request from a government office."

It then lists several transfer of funds. The one that stands out is:

Gaming Revenue/ Historic $25,079.13 to JCIDC/Casino $25,079.13.

Yes, that's moving just over $25,000 from the Historic Fund to a JCIDC fund if County Council approves the Commissioners request next Monday.

Without Larry Henry’s involvement this may have went unnoticed, and the overpayment would not have been recovered this year.


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“Over pay” The rumor you heard about JCIDC over billing the County and the bill being paid was true. However, the part of the rumor about the County paying the bill is no longer true.

On November 26, 2014 JCIDC issued an invoice to the County for $33,040.00 and the County issued a check paying the entire amount. After making the payment, the Auditor’s office realized a mistake had been made that resulted in JCIDC being paid more than their contract allowed for. The Auditor’s office asked JCIDC to return the $33,400.00 check and they reluctantly did so. The correct amount due JCIDC was $7,960.87. After this payment is made JCIDC will have received a total of $55,470.87 from the County in 2014.

Initially the Auditor’s office was not going to ask for the return of the overpayment. Their plan was to wait and correct the mistake by reducing the amount paid to JCIDC next year. Thanks to the involvement of County Councilman, Larry Wynn, and others, the Auditor’s office decided to pursue recovering the overpayment and was successful in doing so.


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If MIDCOR was in existence for 35 years at a rate of 160,000 dollars per year it would total 5,600,000 dollars. How much is that? Well, let's take a look:

It takes approximately 7.5 gallons of bull chit to fill one cubic foot of space. If each dollar were represented by one gallon of bull chit it would fill 748,000 cubic feet. If you built a 150,000 sq. ft spec building and put a 5' 10” Chinese man in the middle, you would have enough bull chit to fill it up to his eyeballs.

If you purchased land at the price per acre that we paid for the duck pond, you could purchase 67.2 sq. miles.

If you purchased land at the acceptable going rate for land at the time of the duck pond purchase, you could purchase 250 sq. miles. ( Our county is 360 sq. miles )

You could pay the mayor's salary for 86 years.

You could pay Crook what he was worth for 5,600,000 years.


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JB heard a rumor JCIDC over billed the county and they paid it. True? Where was ace reporter Blondie?

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