The Washington Times-Herald

Local News

March 16, 2013

Skillman visits Daviess County

MONTGOMERY —  Economic encouragement was on the mind of Radius CEO Becky Skillman in Daviess County Friday.

Skillman, the CEO of the eight-county economic development commission and former eight-year Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, told a collection of politicians, at the town, city and county level as well as leaders of the local business community that Daviess County has much in its favor and should expect future economic growth.

Skillman visited with the crowd for a luncheon at the Gasthof Amish Restaurant at noon. Skillman, who was named CEO of the organization at the beginning of this year, noted that Daviess County should expect development.

"With the I-69 expansion Daviess County will see growth in the future," Skillman said. "You are very wise doing the planning for that now." The visit to Daviess County Friday was part of an eight-day trip to each of the eight counties served by Radius.  She was introduced by Daviess County Economic Development Commission CEO Ron Arnold who said he was very pleased to see Skillman appointed to the post.

"There are many things taking place with the area's growth at this time," Arnold said. "I was quite happy to see her appointed." Skillman said the county had the "total picture," for future growth. "I've been quite encouraged with what I have seen today," Skillman said of her visit. "I think the things I have seen should be very encouraging to you as well." Skillman said Radius was formed to assist economic development within the eight counties.

"We are looking to put together an asset inventory from this entire area," Skillman said.

"I think we have a great opportunity. We are looking at the entire area as a whole, not as in town, city or county lines."

³We wish to partner with each of the counties, and do what we can do to help. It would be a great thing for the are to join together and cluster our assets." Skillman thanked the local leaders for their work in their communities.

"There are so many positive things that are here in the county." She started her day at the NSWC Crane and would continue visiting public and private entities throughout the day.

"We want to be your partner and do what we can," Skillman said. "Now is a great time for our area to surge forward."

Text Only
Local News
  • Colts get to take a break ANDERSON — There was a change in the Indianapolis Colts training camp schedule Monday as the team had just one practice instead of the usual two. With the Colts set to have Tuesday as an already scheduled day off, head coach Chuck Pagano combined the

    July 31, 2014

  • Washington City Council hears 2015 budget proposals Mayor Joe Wellman and the members of the Washington City Council met with city department heads Wednesday evening to hear the proposed budgets for 2015. Wellman said he had proposed pay increases for both hourly and salary employees. Those increases

    July 30, 2014

  • Barr-Reeve responds to teachers' complaint MONTGOMERY — The Barr-Reeve Community School Corporation has responded to the unfair labor practice complaint filed by the Barr-Reeve Classroom Teachers Association against the corporation. Earlier this month, the CTA filed the complaint with Indiana

    July 30, 2014

  • Sandra Hotz Sandra M. Hotz, 66, of Washington, died at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. The body of Sandra Hotz was cremated and there will be no services. Burial will be at a later date. Arrangements are being made through Brocksmith-Blake

    July 30, 2014

  • Fears' suit against Pike school board dismissed

    EVANSVILLE — A federal judge threw out former Otwell Elementary Principal Rick Fears' suit against the Pike County School Corporation on Wednesday.

    July 30, 2014

  • Today's police report CITY REPORT Wednesday 10:52 a.m. - An employee of Chuckle's, 201, N.E. Fifth St., reported a drive-off worth $20.01 in gas. 6:32 a.m. - Erika Prinus said a stop sign was spray painted black at CRs 800E and 100S. County highway was notified. Tuesday 6

    July 30, 2014

  • PoolWed.jpg Back to School Bash headed for Eastside Park Eastside Park and WaterWorld of Washington will likely be popular stops for family fun Saturday. The first Back to School Bash will be held at the park from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. and WaterWorld of Washington will offer free swimming all day. "This is t

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - WT073114 - AyalaMug Man arrested for sexual misconduct A Washington man is facing charges of sexual misconduct after his arrest Tuesday. Jose O. Ayala, 25, Washington, was arrested by city police Tuesday on a warrant for two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. The minor in this case was a 15-year-o

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Washington schools ready to begin classes The Washington Community School Board approved the hiring of several staff members as officials prepare to begin classes next week. The board hired three additional teachers, made 16 extra-curricular appointments and approved three volunteer position

    July 30, 2014

  • Colts release RB Rainey ANDERSON — Just two days after earning praise for his playmaking ability from head coach Chuck Pagano, running back Chris Rainey was waived by the Indianapolis Colts on Monday morning.The news was broken in a press release around 8:30 a.m. and later

    July 30, 2014