Floyd County ranked 8th in state for rates of underage and binge drinking, parental survey now being conducted PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    Based on the rankings of six community indicators from the 2004 Uniform Crime Reports, the State of Indiana Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup identified Floyd County as ranking in the top ten of the communities identified as “high need” for alcohol-related prevention funding.  
    The indicators included: 1) number of alcohol-related fatal auto accidents; 2) the rate of alcohol-related fatal auto accidents; 3) number of alcohol-related crashes; 4) rate of alcohol-related crashes; 5) number of arrests for public intoxication; and 6) rate of public intoxication arrests.     
    For each of the six indicators, counties were given four points if they were in the top 10th percentile, three points if they were in the top 15th percentile, two points if they were in the top 25th percentile and one point if they were in the top 50th  percentile. The total points were then summed to total an overall alcohol priority score.
    Floyd County received a score of 16, which placed it eighth overall in level of need.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:11
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Local Students served as Pages for Senator Connie Sipes PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    Three local area students, Anne Liddick of Greenville, Hanna Aven of Georgetown, and Jeffrey D. Collins of Floyds Knobs, recently served as Senate Pages for Senator Connie Sipes of New Albany on March 19.
    Pages spend one day at the State House assisting senators and Senate staff members with a variety of legislative duties and learning about the structure of Indiana's government.
    According to the Senator, visiting the State Capitol and serving as a page for the General Assembly provides young people, who are in sixth grade or above, the opportunity to observe and participate in the legislative process.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:12
 
Borden Lions Easter Egg Hunt PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    The Borden Lions club will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 11 at the Borden Community Park located on the east side of Borden. The hunt will take place a 1 p.m. Everyone is asked to gather at the Shelter House near the ball parks.
    The hunting ages will be broken into three groups, Pre-school, Kindergarten and 1st grade, then 2nd and 3rd grade. All three groups will start at the same time and parents are welcome to assist the Pre-school group.
    There will be prizes for each group’s prize eggs. All will receive a treat bag and a drink.
    The hunt is free and all are welcome to attend the festivities.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:13
 
Borden falls to North Daviess Cougars in regional finals, 49-37 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 March 2009 00:00
    The Borden Braves (19-6) saw their bid for a second straight regional crown go by the wayside Saturday night at Jack Butcher Sports Arena, at the Loogootee Class A Regional finals. Borden was unable to make big shots, and seemed to suffer the slower tempo that the opposing Cougars preferred.
    In the two first round games that morning, North Daviess defeated Tecumseh 59-47, and Borden won the second of the semi final games over Northeast Dubois, 74-61.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2009 09:51
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Ground breaking for New Morgan Elementary School addition nearing PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 March 2009 00:00
    The North Harrison Community School Corporation is nearing the time the new wing at Morgan Elementary School in Central Barren starts the construction phase, the North Harrison Board of School Trustees learned Thursday night.
    The board received detailed plans from the architectural firm of Kovert-Hawkins, of Jeffersonville, Indiana. The plans include site details, elevation designs, and floor plans. The floor plans are detailed enough to show the layout of a specific classroom where all utilities and cabinet work are located.
    As of the meeting Thursday night, the board learned the broad schedule of construction for the project.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2009 09:52
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