October 24, 2014

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L’burg cuts $600,000 from budget proposals, more cuts coming
Written by Erika Schmidt Russell   
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:21 PM

Lawrenceburg City Council and Mayor Dennis Carr trimmed more than $600,000 from the city’s riverboat casino-generated revenue budgets Monday, Oct. 20.

Budget changes will continue at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, with a final reading and vote on the city’s budgets slated for Tuesday, Oct. 28.

After a discussion about motions made regarding the budgets at council’s Oct. 6 meeting, Aaron Cook said “my main concern it getting the money back for the school corporations.”

Assessor will take hearing no-shows to court for $50 fine
Written by Denise Freitag Burdette   
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:20 PM

Dearborn County Assessor Gary Hensley said he realizes the county might spend more than the fine to be collected.

But state statute appears to require him to take property taxpayers, who fail to appear for a requested Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals hearing, to small claims court, he said
According to the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance Property Tax Assessment Appeals Fact Sheet, a taxpayer requesting a PTABOA hearing to appeal an assessed valuation of property also may request a continuance 20 days before the hearing or request a decision be made without his or her presence at least eight days before the hearing.

However, the fact sheet also states, “A penalty of $50 will be assessed against the taxpayer or his representative for failure to appear at the hearing and if the taxpayer’s request for continuance, request for the PTABOA to take action without the taxpayer’s presence, or withdrawal is not timely filed (a penalty may be appealed).”

Part II: Lawrenceburg Whiskey City Festival
Written by Staff Report   
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:18 PM

Distilling whiskey requires more than quality grain and water for a good product. It requires barrels in which to age the whiskey, and for those it requires the skills of a cooper.

As Lawrenceburg gears up to celebrate its distilling heritage with the Whiskey City Festival at the Lawrenceburg Event Center Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7-8, Lawrenceburg Main Street wanted to remember the city’s rich distilling history.

The organization requested story submissions from distillery workers and/or their families. The Dearborn County Register is teaming up with Lawrenceburg Main Street to publish the stories over the next several weeks.

Meet Jacob M. Bauer of the Bauer Cooperage Company. The son of German immigrants, Bauer was born in Cincinnati in 1858.

Business looks at locating in G’dale
Written by Chris McHenry   
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:15 PM

Cargo Towing Solutions company, Harrison, has received permission from the Greendale Redevelopment Commission to apply for $200,000 in Lawrenceburg Economic Development grant funds.

Casino joins in to support Lauren Hill
Written by Submitted   
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:14 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:16 PM )

Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg is providing an opportunity for the community to help raise money in support of cancer research and Lawrenceburg resident and college freshman basketball player Lauren Hill Saturday, Nov. 1.

In acknowledgment of Lauren’s terminal brain cancer diagnosis and her resulting wish to play in one college basketball game slated to take place on Nov. 2, Hollywood will host opportunities for guests to extend their support and donations the day prior:

On Saturday, Nov. 1, a basketball hoop will be set up in the third floor casino pavilion where guests of any age can take two shots for a $5 donation.

For every shot that’s made, an additional $5 will be donated by Hollywood Casino. Gray bracelets with “Never Give Up #PlayFor22” will be provided to those who donate.

“Lauren’s story has had a tremendous impact on this community and beyond,” said Hollywood Casino General Manager Scott Saunders. “She’s an inspiration to all of us, and it’s appropriate for us to extend additional ways to support her and this important cause.”

In addition to the guest offerings, Hollywood Casino employees will have the opportunity to participate in a supportive “Go Gray Day,” by wearing jeans and a gray or pink shirt to work in lieu of standard uniforms for a $5 donation.

Donations will be split between The Cure Starts Now Foundation and the Fifth Third “Lauren’s Fight for Cure, Inc.” fund. Hollywood Casino will provide a minimum donation of $5,000 in addition to the money raised with help from the community.

Individuals are also encouraged to find more information and donate directly to The Cure Starts Now Foundation’s Lauren Hill Tribute Fund: http://bit.ly/1s3qJpv.