Charlestown man dies in two car accident on State Road 60 PDF Print E-mail

A Charlestown man, who also resided in Hopkinsville, Kentucky was killed in a two vehicle accident on Thursday evening, September 1, on State Road 60 in Clark County.

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To benefit Clark-Scott County Youth: Grace Family Worship COG to host Street Fair this Saturday in Jeffersonville PDF Print E-mail

 

The Grace Family Worship Church of God will be holding a Street Fair in downtown Jeffersonville on Saturday, September 10, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The event will be held at the church located on the corner of Wall and Maple Streets, with the street fair being situated along Wall Street next door to the church.

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Lady Pirate soccer drops close one in season opener, 4 3 PDF Print E-mail

The Charlestown Lady Pirate soccer team started their season on the road at Southwestern High School Tuesday evening, August 16.

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Pirates lose fourth quarter lead, fall at Brownstown 36-31 PDF Print E-mail

 

The Pirate Nation traveled to rival Brownstown last Friday night to cheer on Charlestown during the first Mid Southern Conference contest in the young season. After coming off a disappointing first week loss to Madison, the Pirates were pumped and ready to clash with the Braves of Brownstown Central. Fans didn't have to wait long to cheer as the opening 30 seconds of the contest seen both teams find the scoreboard. The Pirates and Braves did not disappoint as fans were again given an exciting contest where neither team gave up until the last buzzer. Charlestown fell to the homestanding Braves 36-31 to fall to 0-2 on the season.

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Pirates battle through record temperatures to get first win of season PDF Print E-mail

The record heat last Friday night left many local officials trying to decide what to do for Friday Night football. Late Friday afternoon with the temperatures still over 100 degrees Charlestown High School officials made the decision to push back the kick-off to 8 p.m. with the Generals of Clarksville. The Pirate Nation filled Dutch Reis Field to cheer on their home-standing Pirates in the second Mid Southern Conference contest of the season.
Despite the heat, the Pirates kept their cool and took control in the second half. After trailing 14-13 at the half, Charlestown outscored the Generals 29-8 in the second half of the ballgame to capture their first win of the season, 42-22. Charlestown pushed their record to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in the Mid Southern Conference.
The Generals received the opening kick-off after the Pirates won the coin toss and opted to defer to the second half. Clarksville’s senior quarterback Wes Rittman led the Generals down the field on 14 plays in almost five minutes of the quarter. The drive was capped off as Rittman hooked up with junior Aidan McEwen for a nine yard touchdown pass. Josh Grady missed the extra point to give the Generals the early 6-0 advantage with 7:29 remaining in the opening stanza.
The Pirates answered with their own 10 play drive as junior quarterback Aaron Daniel scampered five yards to the goal line. The two point conversion attempt failed to knot the ballgame at 6 with 3:55 left in the first quarter.
On the Generals’ first play of their next possession, Charlestown senior defensive lineman Zach Jenkins recovered the fumble at the Generals’ 22-yard line.
Charlestown took six plays to find the endzone as Daniel found the goal line from just five yards out. Daniel tacked on the extra point for the 13-6 Pirates lead with less than one minute to go in the first stanza.
The score remained the same at the end of the first quarter of play as Charlestown held the 13-6 advantage.
Clarksville proved to have the only score of the second quarter. Rittman hit junior Nathaniel Jones for a 22 yard touchdown strike. The Generals opted for the two point conversion as Rittman hit classmate Drew Kissel to give the Generals the one point advantage, 14-13, at the 10:19 mark of the first half.
The quarter ran out as Charlestown turned the ball over on downs twice and the Generals threw an interception in the remaining minutes of the quarter.
The second half started off with a bang for the Pirates as senior Ryan Miles returned the opening kick off for a touchdown. Daniel kept the ball as he crossed the goal line for the two point conversion to give Charlestown the 21-14 lead with 11:44 remaining in the quarter.
The Charlestown defense forced a three and out. The Pirates took advantage of the defensive stance and put together a long 12 play drive ending with a six yard touchdown run by Daniel. Daniel split the uprights for the 28-14 Charlestown lead with 4:19 remaining in the third stanza.
Clarksville answered on their next possession as Rittman hooked up with freshman Andrew Wright for the four yard touchdown pass. Jones found the goal line for the two point conversion pulling the Generals within a score, 28-22, with 1:08 remaining in the third quarter.
It only took the Pirates 46 seconds to find the endzone as Daniel scampered seven yards to pay dirt. He then nailed the extra point for the 35-22 lead with 22 seconds remaining in the third period.
The Pirates recorded the only score of the final quarter. Pirate junior Seth McCutchen found the goal line from eight yards out at the 5:47 mark of the fourth period. Daniel tacked on the extra point to seal the 42-22 victory for the Pirates.
“I think if we keep getting better each week, we will be a pretty good football team. If we have a game from our offense, we are going to score a lot of points,” Charlestown head coach Jason Hawkins stated.
The Pirates will travel to North Harrison this Friday night for a 7 p.m. kick off.

 
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