?Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau ROI Study Results PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00
??    The Harrison County Convention & Visitors Bureau hired Purdue University’s Tourism & Hospitality Research Center in 2006, to conduct a ROI (Return on Investment) Study of the visitor services provided by the HCCVB at the Blaine H. Wiseman Visitor Center and the I-64 Welcome Center, to be concluded in 2008. The purpose for this study is to obtain an accurate understanding of Harrison County visitors’ information use pattern at its two centers, assess the viability of the services provided by the two centers and their impact on visitors.
    Survey intercepts were done at both locations over a period of one year as a way to get initial contact information from visitors. A follow-up survey was sent to those who agreed to participate in a more in-depth study.  The questionnaire developed was based on previous research approaches used in the tourism field. In addition to service and information evaluations, the impact of information on visitor behavior and satisfaction were questioned, including visitor experience in Harrison County, services they would like to see from the two centers, and social demographic factors.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 13:11
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?North Harrison deals with personnel in December meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00
?    The North Harrison Board of School Trustees dealt with personnel matters in the final regular meeting of 2008, as well as the final meeting of Supt. Dr. Phil Partenheimer’s tenure as head of the schools.
    Hired was Mrs. Cheri Stephenson, as the second Renaissance Sponsor at North Harrison High School effective 2008-09 school year and Greg Oppel as a volunteer 7th and 8th grade boy’s basketball coach for the 2008-09 school year.
    The Central Office position went unappointed, and was voted down by a vote of 3-2.
    Karen Rothrock as Varsity Girl’s Track Coach at North Harrison High School resigned her position, effective December 4, 2008.
    The board also approved a 25-year warranty of Baseball Lights at North Harrison High School from Kerns Electrical Services ($12,000), to be paid from HCCF and Riverboat Funds.
    The board also approved of new/updated Telephone System for North Harrison Elementary (phase 1 - $37,000, out of elementary construction funds) and Main Campus (phase 2 - $48,500, out of Capital Projects Funds).
    In other business, the board:
    •    Approved a $4.3 million temporary loan from Regions Bank (2.85 percent rate).
    •    Approval of Great American Financial Services as Third Party Administrator of 403b as per IRS regulation effective January 1, 2009.
    •    Approval of School Board Salary – each member will receive $2,000 for 2009.
    •    Authorized for the Corporation Treasurer to reconcile major budget categories and to pay outstanding bills which should be charged to the 2008 budget.
    •    Approval of bid for Surplus Art Clay at High School  from Mr. Brian Harper, Indiana University Southeast for $250.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 13:17
 
?Kentuckiana kids sweep Midwest Junior Dragster Super Series PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00
?    Many children in the region drag race and drive junior dragsters. Junior dragsters are race cars that are half scale versions of Top Fuel dragsters. Using a five-horsepower, single cylinder engine, a Junior Dragster can go as fast as 85 mph and as quick as 7.90 seconds in an eighth mile.
    These dragsters and their drivers are the future of NHRA drag racing. They compete with a handicapped starting system and classes are usually divided up into age groups. Both boys, as well as girls, compete in the junior drag racing league. The competition develops their skills and confidence, while preparing them to drive and race as adults in the NHRA programs. At the same time, it provides a hobby and a fun family activity for the participants and their families.
    The local track here in Kentuckiana is Ohio Valley Dragway, located in West Point, Kentucky. On a weekly basis, an average of 24 children participate and compete at Ohio Valley Dragway to earn points toward their track championships.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 13:21
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?Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County awards grant to Ivy Tech for computers PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:00
? ? ?Ivy Tech Community College Southern Indiana’s enrollment is growing in double-digit percentages. So the news that Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County is awarding the college a grant to purchase new computers for the School of Business is especially welcome.
    Ivy Tech asked for the grant for the College of Business, which is located at 4100 Charlestown Road in New Albany. The grant is for $20,000 for 26 computers, a printer and two smart podiums, which incorporate a computer, DVD player, document camera, and other technology-related enhancements. The college offered 43 classes at 4100 Charlestown Road for the Fall 2008 semester. School of Business students make up 11 percent of Ivy Tech’s total enrollment of 4,352 students.
    The new computers will be set up as a computer lab, and students attending the business school will have access to the computers to use to complete their school work. Currently, students must drive to the main campus in Sellersburg to use a computer lab for their work.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 14:07
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?Christmas Tree Recycling PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:00
??    The Floyd County Solid Waste District, the New Albany-Floyd County Parks Department, and the Floyd County Road Department are sponsoring Christmas Tree Recycling for all Floyd County residents at several area locations. The trees may be dropped off from December 26 through January 19. For further information about the tree recycling, please call the Solid Waste District Office at 948-4733.
    The locations for the tree drop off are as follows:
Sam Peden Community Park - 3035 Grant Line Road, new Albany
Letty Walter Park - 5345 St. Mary’s Road, Floyds Knobs
Garry E. Cavan Park - 6845 Corydon Ridge Road, Georgetown
Greenville Park - 6455 Buttontown Road, Greenville
Galena-Lamb Park - 6220 U.S. Highway 150, Galena
    In addition, The New Albany-Floyd County Parks Department will be offering free compost at their maintenance office at 2409 Corydon Pike, New Albany, and at all of the drop off sites, except Sam Peden Park. For further information about the compost please call the Parks Department at 948-5363.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 14:16
 
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