Karate and Jujitsu soon to be offered in Floyds Knobs PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 August 2009 00:00
    Balmer Martial Arts will be opening September 1 at 3700 Paoli Pike in Floyds Knobs.
    Classes will cover Ryukyu Kempo Karate and Small Circle Jujitsu with a focus on self-defense.
    Classes are for all abilities, children and adults, and are fun for the entire family. The emphasis is on learning positive social skills and self-defense in a safe and controlled environment. Students will be taught how to avoid and prevent violence and will learn self-defense techniques that are tailored to suit their size and ability.
    In addition to regular classes, specialized self-defense workshops will be offered for pre-teens, teenagers and women.
    Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 6:45 p.m. and Saturdays starting at 12:30 p.m. Ages from 4 years old and up are welcome. Call 812 725-4645 or visit balmermartialarts.com for more information and class schedules.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 08:41
 
NH Board hears of interest free loan Federal Stimulus Funds PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 August 2009 00:00
    North Harrison interim Supt. Randy Barrett informed the Board of School Trustees Thursday night that with Federal Stimulus Funds, an interest free loan could be possible, if the administration applies for the funds. The funds for this type of loan are controlled by the states, and the Indiana Dept. of Education would be the organization giving the loan out.
    Barrett stressed the interest free aspect of the loan to the members of the North Harrison Board of School Trustees.
    “This bond is unique, in that there is no interest (charged),” said Barrett.
    The payback time would be 15 to 16 years, and only the amount of the original loan would need to be paid back, according to Barrett.
    In another matter regarding finances, Barrett cautioned that the North Harrison Community School Corporation lost $107 million in assessed evaluation. The amount of money raised by the school corporation in tax levies will actually be higher, due to the tax rates being higher.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 08:39
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All-R-Stars Camp at Highland Hills has been big success PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 August 2009 00:00
    The All-R-Stars Tennis Camp at Highland Hills Middle School near Galena has been a success by all accounts. Brandon Miller, 34, who played boys’ tennis at Floyd Central High School for his father, longtime boys’ and girls’ varsity tennis coach Rick Miller, has been holding the camp at the school’s tennis courts since the first week of June. The camp was to have run through today (Wednesday, August 12), and quite a few kids have spent at least a few days at the camp. The participants (middle school and high school age) plunked down $10 per day for instruction in the camp.
    Miller almost lived at the school during the nine or so weeks of the camp, but that is fine with him.
    “This makes me feel like a kid; to be associated with these kids’ day in and day out,” he said during a lull in the action Monday, shortly after noon.
    Miller said that over the course of the camp, he gets a few new participants every week.
    The camp is not open only to students that attend Highland Hills or Floyd Central, but to everyone in the community. As an example, Miller said he has one girl who attends the Louisville Latin School.
     Once the camp is over fro the year on August 12, Junior Team Tennis starts up, and is sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association (USTA). This will be at Floyd Central High School’s courts, since they have 10 courts to the 10 at Highland Hills Middle School. This is held on Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and on Sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. this is ongoing throughout the fall, until it gets cold. This is to get participant’s feet moving, and eye-hand coordination improving. Eight game pro sets will be employed, and will have singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 August 2009 09:08
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St Marys of Lanesville has successful picnic PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 August 2009 00:00
    Since the first ever church picnic was held at St. Mary’s Church in Lanesville, hospitality has been the main ingredient in the whole affair.
    Over 4,000 dinner tickets were sold Sunday at the 75th picnic on the hill overlooking Lanesville, about 20 miles west of Louisville on State Road 62.
    The picnic was held for 20 consecutive years, between 1924 and 1943. The picnic was discontinued because of World War II, but was continued again in 1955, and has been going strong ever since then.
    When the 1st picnic was held in 1924, Father Adam Baron told the parishioners of St. Mary’s at the time that “while neighboring pastors ran their picnics, he was not going to run St. Mary’s,” according to records from the church.
    Rev. Baron insisted that the success of the picnic depended on overall parish involvement, and did not want the picnic to become the main source of revenue for the parish.
    The net amount of money made in 1924 was $1,600, and the picnic has continually grown in size over the years.
    Homemade quilts are one of the main draws to the picnic, and normally when the quilts are all gone, the crowd largely is gone as well.
    The picnic is still a parish wide event, whether the parishioner is young, middle age, or elderly.
    Over 700 parishioners work together to make the event a success, and here are a few other impressive statistics: 1-Over 3,800 lbs. of chicken will be cooked and eaten every year, 2-It takes 450 loaves of bread for their special recipe dressing, 3-600 lbs. of cabbage has been prepared, 4-800 meals per hour are served between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and 5-the ladies doing the quilts spend nearly 2500 man hours on their handiwork.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 August 2009 09:09
 
Hibbard to lead New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 August 2009 00:00
    On Monday, August 3, Dr. Bruce Hibbard, current assistant superintendent for the MSD of Washington Township School District, was named Superintendent for the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation at a special school board meeting.
    Dr. Hibbard joins approximately 12,000 students and 1,870 employees. Dr. Hibbard will begin work immediately. The NAFC corporation is home to 12 elementary schools, one pre-K through 3rd grade Academy, three middle schools, two high schools, one vocational school and one alternative school. The corporation is also the 17th largest corporation in Indiana.
    The MSD of Washington Township has a total student enrollment of 10,500, housing 10 schools.
    Dr. Hibbard, who obtained a Ph.D. From Indiana State University in 2005, has experience as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent. From 1987 to 1988, Dr. Hibbard taught Social Studies in the Indianapolis Public Schools; from 1988 to 1998 he taught Social Studies at Frankfort Middle School; from 1998 to 2000 he served as the assistant principal at Frankfort Senior High School; from 200 to 2001 he served as the assistant principal at Noblesville High School; from 2001 to 2006 he served as principal at Northridge Middle School and from 2006 to the present he served as assistant superintendent for the MSD of Washington Township in Indianapolis.
    Roger Whaley, School Board President, said, “We are very pleased that Dr. Hibbard is here to lead our educational family. He has the experience, enthusiasm and work ethic to make a difference in the lives of many students. He is the best fit for our district.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 August 2009 09:12
 
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