Hamsley back as head coach for FCHS PDF Print E-mail

If you see a familiar face when you look at the bench as the Floyd Central Lady Highlanders’ basketball games this season, it’s because assistant coach Kirk Hamsley stepped up from assistant coach to take the head coaching position.

Update Provided on Sherman Minton Bridge Repairs PDF Print E-mail

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) today provided an update on structural repairs necessary to reopen the I-64 Sherman Minton Bridge, and efforts to keep cross-river traffic and commerce flowing. As part of its $13.9 million bid, Hall Contracting of Kentucky committed to reopening the bridge in 135 days, barring abnormal weather conditions.


Prior to steel being delivered, Hall Contracting began preliminary work this week. Preliminary work includes:

  • Installing platforms that allow crews to work underneath the bridge,
  • Verifying measurements in construction plans for new steel plates,
  • Dividing the structural welds into smaller sections to minimize the spread of cracks,
  • Sandblasting/priming the existing load-carrying girder, and
  • Switching out traffic control measures installed quickly after the bridge was closed.


While the bridge remains closed, contractors will be patching rough spots in its driving surface as weather and the repair schedule allows. Behind the scenes, mills around the Midwest have begun casting the 2.4 million pounds of structural steel needed to reinforce the Sherman Minton Bridge.


“The typical lead time to procure specialized steel from U.S. mills is several months,” said Kathy Eaton-McKalip, Deputy Commissioner for INDOT’s Seymour District covering southeastern Indiana. “INDOT selected specific types of steel that could be acquired more quickly. Plus, the $100,000-per-day incentive helps shift the supply and demand equation in our favor.”


In an effort to keep traffic and commerce moving in Southern Indiana, INDOT is bolstering its Hoosier Helper freeway service patrols sponsored by State Farm. Two additional drivers are being hired for a total of four vans patrolling I-65, I-265 and I-64 in urban Clark and Floyd counties. INDOT recently signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with State Farm to develop a supplemental funding source for the program, which is celebrating its 20th year of operation.


KYTC continues to implement a reversible lane on the Clark Memorial Bridge for southbound U.S. 31/Second Street traffic starting at each morning at 6 a.m. In recent weeks, police have noticed traffic thinning out as early at 9 a.m. KYTC crews will continue to remove the cones at the direction of police.


“As we look ahead to the Thanksgiving travel holiday, INDOT will be working notify unfamiliar interstate traffic on both I-64 and I-65 about the detours and possible delays,” said Ryan Gallagher, INDOT Director of Traffic Management and District Support.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 November 2011 14:09
EHS senior is Ball State bound PDF Print E-mail

Eastern senior Jocelyn Mousty had a busy week last week. She totaled a triple-double in the Lady Musketeers’ opened last Tuesday and then signed her National Letter of Intent to play college basketball at Ball State University the following day.
Then on Saturday she scored 11 points in Eastern’s win over visiting Castle.

Here, Mousty signs her LOI while her grandfather Jesse Basham (front left) and her mom, Tamberly Bush looks on.
EHS principal Dr. David Wintin and Lady Musketeer Head Coach Mike McBride are in the back row.

Floyd County Fire Department Improves Rating In Fire Protection PDF Print E-mail

Recently the Lafayette Township fire Protection District underwent a Public Protection Classification Survey (PPC). This was completed by the Chicago office of ISO with the cooperation of the Floyds Knobs Water Company, Borden Tri-County Water Company, Edwardsville Water Company and the Lafayette Township Board of Fire Trustees.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 November 2011 09:11
Afternoon Rocks at EWMS PDF Print E-mail

Youth First of Washington County will be offering a free afterschool program to grades 5th – 8th at East Washington Middle School.  Afternoons ROCK will begin on Wednesday, November 9th and end on December 20th.  The program meets 18 times over 6 weeks.  This will be the second year Youth First has offered Afternoons ROCK at East Washington Middle School.  ROCKs is typically held 3 days a week.  For full calendar visit www.youthfirstwc.org.  Through Afternoons ROCK, youth will have a safe, positive and fun environment to gather in from 3pm to 5:30pm.  

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 November 2011 09:13
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