Clark County DARE Essay winners honored with banquet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Thursday, 28 May 2009 00:00
    Many fifth graders across Clark County have recently graduated from a program that will help them make the right decisions and choices for the rest of their lives.
    The D.A.R.E. program was taught in 11 different elementary school across Clark County by two D.A.R.E. Officers, Jeffersonville Police Department’s Jason Jackson and Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Waters. The officers and students came together on Thursday evening, May 21 at the Clark County REMC community room for a beautiful banquet.
    Jackson taught the program at Bridgepoint, Maple, Northaven, Sacred Heart, Springhill, Thomas Jefferson and Wilson Elementary Schools in Jeffersonville as well as Utica Elementary School.
    Waters taught the program at Borden, Henryville and New Washington Elementary Schools.
    After several weeks of learning the program, which teaches students about drug and alcohol abuse and how to make the right decisions, even if they are the hard choices, the students’ last assignment with the program is an essay.
    Each student writes an essay about what they learned from the program. The essays are then judged. Three winners were chosen from each elementary school including an overall school winner.
    The overall school winner from each of the 11 schools were honored last Thursday evening with a D.A.R.E. banquet. The students and their parents and siblings were treated to a nice meal before the ceremony to honor each student.
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2009 08:43
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May brings Click It or Ticket back to Indiana PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00
    In an effort to decrease the number of fatalities and injuries involving unrestrained occupants on Indiana roadways, the Clark County Traffic Safety Partnership (CCTSP) and the Clark County DUI Taskforce officers recently announced their participation in the statewide Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization. This mobilization will include the Indiana State Police and more than 250 local law enforcement agencies throughout the state.
    Indiana’s 2009 Click It or Ticket effort will take place from May 15 to May 31, covering the highly traveled Memorial Day holiday. With an emphasis on urging more motorists to buckle up day and night, officers will be on the look out for unrestrained motorists around the clock.  
    “Research shows that fewer people buckle up at night, which increases the risk of a being killed or injured in a crash,” said Donald Ross Jr., CCTSP Coordinator and the Clark County DUI Taskforce Coordinator. “Through high-visibility enforcement efforts, Sellersburg Police Department officers will work overtime hours to ensure that all drivers and passengers in the Hoosier state buckle up around the clock- every trip, every time or they will pay a fine.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 12:38
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Clark County Treasurer Shirley Nolot dies at 67 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00

    The local community was saddened last Tuesday morning as citizens learned of the passing of Clark County Treasurer Shirley Nolot.
    Nolot passed away a little after 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning at Clark Memorial Hospital. As the word of her passing filtered through the Clark County Courthouse, where she spent many dedicated years, many were saddened by her death but had smiles cross their faces when memories of Nolot surfaced.
    Nolot was presently the Clark County Treasurer. She also previously held the office of Clark County Recorder for two terms and also was the Trustee for Wood Township.
    Those political figures in Clark County who worked with Nolot were quick to praise her for her continued dedication and effort to help the Clark County taxpayer.
    “Shirley was always calling me with ideas to improve her office,” stated Clark County Council President David Abbott. “She was behind the upgrading of the Recorder’s Office to a computer system. She was always looking out for the taxpayer and how to save more money.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 12:35
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Clark Memorial Hospital’s Men’s Health Fair is set for May 30 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00
    Mark your calendar and plan to attend Clark Memorial Hospital’s eleventh annual Men’s Health Fair and Car Show.
    The award-winning show, on Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the hospital grounds, is designed to raise awareness among men on the importance of preventive health behaviors, early detection and the treatment of health problems affecting men, such as heart disease, high blood pressure and prostate cancer.
    Free health screenings will again be offered against a backdrop of classic and antique cars. Some of the screenings will include foot, skin cancer, blood pressure and vision.
    Two screenings offered that require an appointment are the free total lipid profiles (cholesterol screenings) and the free prostate cancer screenings for men over the age of 50. Attendees are asked to pre-register for the screenings by calling 812-283-2989 and leaving a message.
    Health and wellness presentations will be offered on the hour starting at 10 a.m. Various presentations will take place including Ken Schulz with Humana MarketPoint on weather safety.
    More than 1,800 people attended last year’s event, with more than 5,800 screenings and education opportunities offered.
    For more information about the car show, contact Scott Higgs, Christian Hot Rod Association at 812-288-0829.
    For more information on the health fair please call 812-283-2101 or visit the hospital’s web site at www.clarkmemorial.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2009 11:37
 
Pirates Handle Host Dragons, MSC Race Heats Up PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00
    The Charlestown Pirate Baseball team (11-4 / 4-1 MSC) completed a very important step in their quest for a conference title Monday night, May 4, when traveling to MSC/County rival Silver Creek (6-10/1-4 MSC) and winning.  The Pirates, committing only two errors, scored seven runs on ten hits and convincingly handed the home standing Dragons a 7-3 defeat to move within a game and a half of first place in the  Mid Southern Conference baseball race.
    The Pirates will host the Austin Eagles (5-1 MSC), who just dropped their first MSC game to Salem, tomorrow in a pivotal conference game.
     Pirate Seniors Vest, Brady, and Metzger all contributed doubles to secure the victory, while Metzger got the win on the mound to improve his record to 3 wins and 1 loss on the season. 
    "A good win tonight!  Cameron threw the ball very well tonight and was in command of all of his pitches.  Our offense did a good job of coming to life when we needed it and our defense played pretty well.  Overall, it was a real nice win," commented Coach Ricky Romans after the game.
     All Pirate fans are encouraged to attend tomorrow night's home game versus Austin, 5 p.m. at the Charlestown Little League Park, and cheer Pirate baseball on their quest for their first MSC title since 1987.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2009 11:36
 
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