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Batesville City Council Holds Monthly Meeting

first_imgBatesville City Council held its regular monthly meeting at the Memorial Building on Monday. City officials discussed a variety of topics including a recycling center, a summer concert, and the proposed shell building.During the Board of Works meeting, a presentation was held by Aaron Bell, executive director of the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD).Bell introduced a proposed recycling center that would be located near the Batesville Street Department Building. If the center is approved, the curbside recycling program will continue as SEIRD would be responsible for hazardous household waste and other items that are generally taken to recycling centers in Brookville and Osgood.Bell said the recycling center would be a benefit for folks that live both in the city limits and outside of Batesville.Mayor Rick Fledderman said of the proposal, “I have been working for several years to get a recycling center closer to Batesville. To find a location that is a good mix with surrounding areas while keeping the goal of a recycling center.”City officials would like to fund the recycling center through grants and possibly Belterra riverboat revenue-sharing funds.The building would be owned by the city while SEIRD would cover maintenance and daily operations, including an employee onsite during business hours.Bell added that the recycling center would not be a place to dispose trash. City council members are considering the proposed recycling center.Late summer concert in Batesville:Rural Alliance for the Arts (RAA) members will gather more information regarding the concert which will feature country artist John Michael Montgomery at the Batesville Ballplex on September 13.RAA Vice President Regina Siefert requested $15,000 of Belterra funding for the concert Monday evening. Council did not approve the funding as they would like to receive budget information and security plans before making a decision.Spring carnival:The Batesville Kiwanis received permission to block off a section of downtown for the annual spring carnival. The popular event among area schoolchildren will be held Tuesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 10.A new carnival company will provide the entertainment with an estimated six to eight rides.last_img read more

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Lakers evaluate draft potential of Duke’s Grayson Allen, and not just for kicks

first_img“I definitely have to answer the questions,” he said. “It’s something that has to be addressed. Every team’s asking about it and at the end of the day, you just have to explain what I’ve been saying. And it’s that I’ve made mistakes, I went too far, and that I’ve grown and matured from it and am honestly a lot better now having gone through it.”Allen is not entirely unfamiliar with the Lakers, having played alongside Brandon Ingram in 2015-16, Allen’s sophomore year when he averaged a career-best 21.6 points per game.“I stay in touch with him a little bit,” Allen said, “and I saw him back at Duke (this spring). He was back home … working out in the gym so I caught up with him a little bit.”What stood out to Allen about his former teammate?“I told him he looks bigger,” Allen said. “He put some weight on, his shoulders are broader, he looks like he’s not getting pushed around anymore. Obviously, he’s come a long way since he came to Duke. He was super skinny, but he looks like he’s put some good weight on. He looks pretty big.”The Lakers are deep in their pre-draft process, which will continue next week when LiAngelo Ball is scheduled to work out as part of a six-man group on Tuesday.Ball is among the few players who might be a more controversial draft choice than Allen. The younger brother of Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball is not projected to be drafted after leaving UCLA last November. He spent most of last season along with younger brother LaMelo playing for Prienai Bytautas in Lithuania. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBoth Allen and Huerter are considered potential first-round picks. While Huerter boasts the better shooting touch, Allen averaged 4.6 assists and 1.7 steals to go with his 15.5 points per game last season.His 38 percent from deep also helps, especially considering the Lakers ranked 29th out of 30 teams in 3-point shooting last season.“Shooting translates for sure,” Allen said. “If you watch the league now you’ve got a bunch of shooters on the court. But also you have to figure out how you can contribute in other ways.”He was one of the players the Lakers interviewed last week during the NBA’s draft combine in Chicago.The athletic Allen’s career was marred by several on-court incidents and in 2016 he was suspended for a game by Coach Mike Krzyzewski for kicking an Elon player. It was one of three tripping incidents in his career. Those have been a major focus for teams who have met with Allen.center_img EL SEGUNDO — When it came to Grayson Allen, most college basketball observers could be lumped into two general categories: Those who found him easy to root against and, well, Duke fans.But now the controversial guard, with a legacy of legsweeps, is now auditioning for a job in the NBA. And any team that struggles to make shots from the perimeter and could stand to play with more edge might be inclined to take a look at the fiery Allen.Enter the Lakers, owners of the 25th pick in the first round of next month’s draft.On Friday, Allen became the most high-profile draft hopeful to work out for the Lakers so far this month, headlining a pre-draft workout group that also included Maryland guard Kevin Huerter, a 41.7 percent 3-point shooter in his sophomore season.last_img read more