Lifespring to cut 50 jobs PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 12 May 2010 00:00


Lifespring, the community mental health center serving Clark, Floyd, Jefferson, Washington, Scott, and Harrison counties, regrets to announce that due to a significant decrease in projected revenues for next fiscal year, it will be abolishing approximately 50 staff positions.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 May 2010 10:03
Lady Pitates beat West Washington PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 April 2010 00:00

The Charlestown Lady Pirates rolled past the host West Washington Lady Senators 10-0 in six innings last Wednesday in girls’ softball. Since the Lady Pirates’ lead was at least 10 runs and since at least five innings had been played, the game was halted after six innings had been played, as opposed to the normal seven.

The Lady Pirates wasted no time in putting runs across the plate, when they scored four in the top of the first.

In the top of the second, the Lady Pirates’ McKinnah Bussey knocked in Brittany Bennison and Tyler Brafford.

Bennison had doubled to reach base, and Brafford had reached third base when Bussey batted both of them in.

According to Charlestown coach Kevin Zollman, it wasn’t any specific inning that did it for them; it was the cumulative effect of scoring consistently throughout the game that did it.

Zollman said, “We just gradually built the lead up until the sixth inning.”

The Lady Pirates led 6-0 after four complete innings were played, but they weren’t done. Charlestown didn’t score again until the top of the sixth inning, but Zollman wasn’t too sure that the game would even be finished. There was a thunderstorm rolling in slowly from the west, and it tried to sprinkle several times during the contest.

“You want to get that win, and get it over with,” said Zollman. “You never know if it’s going to rain. It tried a couple of times.”

Several of the players on the Charlestown softball team are off of the Class AAA Sectional 30 champion squad from this past season, and Zollman hopes the winning continues into the softball season. It’s just that the softball team in recent seasons has had trouble winning the close games.

“We’ve got to learn how to be winners,” said Zollman, “after so many close games, we’ve got to learn how to win close games.”

Thus far, he has been happy with the team’s hit production, he just hopes they produce enough to win the close contests.

Shortstop Amanda Miller and Brittany Bennison played basketball, and are now playing softball. Zollman likes their contributions so far, but Bennison was injured in the Providence Invitational on Saturday, and will be out for four weeks recuperating.

The Lady Pirates scored again in the top of the sixth inning, giving them a 10-0 advantage. Play was halted because of the tem run rule at this point.

Allie Webster was perfect from the plate in the game, going 4 for 4, and Amanda Miller went 3 for 4 from the plate.

Webster was credited with the win in the game, and Miller was credited with the save. The Lady Pirates are now 2-2 after the Providence Invitational Saturday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 10:11
PHS falls at Floyd PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 April 2010 00:00


The young Providence Lady Pioneers turned in a valient effort for four innings in the season-opener March 30 at Floyd Central, but came out on the short end of the 14-3 score.

Providence scored one run in the first, one in the third and another in the top of the fifth and trailed just six three behind a strong pitching performance by freshman Katie Flanagan.

In the bottom of the fifth is when the wheels fell off. Seven Lady Highlanders in a row reached base in the bottom of the fifth and they went on to score eight runs, ending the contest via the 10-run rule.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 April 2010 11:42
Charlestown awarded Economic Development Grant PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 00:00

Charlestown has announced that the city received a $50,000 grant from the Lt. Governor Becky Skillman through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (ORCA).
The grant has allowed the City to contract with Ball State University (BSU) the development of a long?term strategic economic development plan for technology advancements for businesses and the community.
The Ball State team of experts are part of the university’s Building  Better Communities initiative, will allow for a collaborative effort  between the city and the university to develop a plan in four phases,  which is expected to be completed around the end of this year.
Economic development is one of the key focuses of City’s Connecting
Charlestown 2015 initiative.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 13:34
GCCS announces administrative changes PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 March 2010 00:00

On Thursday, March 18, Dr. Stephen Daeschner, Superintendent of Greater Clark County Schools, announced two administrative changes for the 2010-2011 school year.
Steve Morris will assume a new position in the Greater Clark County School Corporation as Principal of Development. The Principal of Development position will be responsible for the following district wide instructional responsibilities:
*Assisting with professional development delivery throughout the District to secondary schools (middle and high schools).
*Developmental and implementation of an evaluation model for professional development.
*Development of a secondary counseling model; implementation and training of counselors on model.
*Development and implementation of an evaluation tool for secondary counseling model.
*Improve transition of all District eighth graders to ninth grade.
*Assist with coordination of alternative education opportunities for secondary students.
*Design and implement end-of-course testing for middle and high school core courses.
*Coordinate the implementation of the “Race to the Top” district-wide proposal.
*Assist in coordination of intervention model for all secondary schools.
*Assist Assistant Superintendent for Leadership and Superintendent on duties as assigned.
*Any other duties as assigned by the Superintendent.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 13:34
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