Title IX takes many forms in high school athletics. The true meaning of the law states that there be no difference in the handling of male and female athletic programs. Literally, this has not happened yet. For one thing, high school girls’ teams don’t mind playing games during the week. In fact, some of them prefer it. However, in Indiana the court has dictated that schools must abide by the true meaning of Title IX in scheduling boys and girls basketball games. At Batesville the girls now have cheerleaders which has not been the case in years past. So far, they are sharing the cheerleaders with the boys team. Thus, you will only see cheerleaders at home games for the boys and girls. Trying to do home and away games for both boys and girls would be too costly and it would be an overload for the cheerleader squad. Maybe some day there will be two separate cheer groups, but for now there is not. The girls schedule has many more weekend (prime time) games than they ever did. In a few years, I am sure these will be truly 50/50. Whether the salaries of the two coaches match is questionable. This could be a whole story in itself. Transportation, uniforms, etc. are now equal. Referees are the same, length of schedule is the same (18 games), and the tournament format is the same. We are getting close to being “equal”.
The Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce welcomed one of its newest members by holding a ribbon cutting Friday afternoon in downtown Greensburg.Kelby Owens, of Hardwick Capital Management, LLC, was joined by Greensburg Mayor Dan Manus, Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce Board President Susan Burkhart and others including MainStreet Greensburg Executive Director Wendy Blake for the ribbon and cutting, welcoming the business to downtown Greensburg at 125 N. Broadway St.Hardwick Capital Management is an independent investment firm focused on cost-effective investment strategies, individualized financial advice, and portfolio management.Kelby Owens is the investment advisor who is committed to helping individuals and small businesses pursue their financial goals. The firm believes in an active approach to investing and strives to offer only high quality investments. Hardwick Capital Management is family owned company who enjoys getting to know their clients and their specific needs, with a goal of establishing long-term relationships.CEO Ken Hardwick joined in the ribbon cutting ceremonies and is excited about the opportunities to serve clients in the Greensburg and Decatur County area.Kelby Owens graduated from University of Indianapolis in 2006 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy. Kelby started investing his own money as a hobby over 5 years ago, and found he had a passion for helping others understand how to save for retirement. In 2016, he passed the NASAA Series 65 Uniform Investment Adviser Law Exam. Kelby is a member of Community Church in Greensburg, IN and also a member of the Optimist Club. Kelby, along with his wife Liz, have 2 young boys who keep him active. For more information or to schedule an appointment with Kelby, contact him at 812-371-1093.