?Greater Clark County Schools accepting Teacher of the Year nominations PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 December 2008 00:00
?    Greater Clark County Schools is now accepting nominations for the 2009 Teacher of the Year.
    One candidate is chosen annually to represent Greater Clark as the WHAS-TV ExCEL Award winner and the corporation’s candidate for the Indiana Teacher of the Year Program.
    As the ExCEL winner, teachers are given $1,000 to use in their classroom. The winner will be recognized at a ceremony at his/her school in April 2009 and will be invited to a black tie dinner in September 2009.
    If chosen as the Indiana Teacher of the Year, the candidate will receive $1,000, a certificate, ring and admission to an awards banquet.
    These awards are given to recognize a teacher who exemplifies excellence through innovation, excitement and enthusiasm in teaching.
    Candidates should possess meaningful personal relationships with students, parents, colleagues and community members and should show a personal commitment to continued professional development. Candidates are required to have five years teaching experience with Greater Clark County Schools before being considered for the WHAS-TV/GCCS Teacher of the Year award.  
    Furthermore, recipients of the award within the past five years are not eligible.
    The deadline for submitting a candidate as the Greater Clark County Schools Teacher of the Year is Friday, January 23, 2009. To nominate a teacher, please state the reasons you are nominating this individual in typewritten form. Nomination letters should be between 200-500 words. Return the nomination form to: Greater Clark County Schools Administration Building; Attn: Erin Bojorquez; 2112 Utica-Sellersburg Road; Jeffersonville, IN 47130.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2008 11:01
 
?Charlestown’s Time Capsule to be dedicated December 17 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 December 2008 00:00
?    If you think it would be neat to send a note or memento to family members to be delivered 50 years from now in 2058, then get ready, you will be able to do just that this month. The Charlestown Time Capsule will be dedicated and sealed up to be re-opened 50 years from now in Charlestown’s sesquibicentennial celebration in 2058.
    The Capsule is a beautiful monument designed and donated by Charlestown Monument Company.
    “I want to thank Jeff Grayson, he has done an incredible job in designing this capsule that will be a great symbol of the community spirit we have in Charlestown. This monument will be in Greenway Park for the next 50 years as a reminder of this wonderful year-long celebration of Charlestown’s Bicentennial birthday,” stated Charlestown Mayor Bob Hall.
    There has been video taken of the city, video of the residents at Founders Day, items from Charlestown’s centennial and sesquicentennial, pictures on disk of all the events this year (including the hurricane) and many more items. Now the city is calling on all the citizens of Charlestown who would like to put something in the time capsule to bring it to City Hall to be included in this historic capsule.
    The dedication of the Time Capsule will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 27 in Greenway Park. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.
    For more information call Geri Heal at City Hall at 256-3422.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2008 11:02
 
?Charlestown Landing apartments plans proceeding PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 December 2008 00:00
?    The Charlestown Common Council meeting on December 1, revealed more details of an apartment complex that is in preliminary planning stages for Charlestown Landing, on the south end of the city.
    The 224 apartment units will be built in stages. The four buildings in Phase 1, containing 64 units, are expected to be completed in the Spring of 2009. The construction of a club house will follow, and then subsequent phases will be built as the original units are filled.
    Before construction can begin, various actions and approvals are required from the Charlestown Common Council as well the Advisory Plan Commission (planning and zoning board).
    At the recommendation of the Advisory Plan Commission, the requested zoning variance was approved by the council.
    Charlestown Mayor Bob Hall indicated the apartment development is very timely in the current housing situation, as mortgages have become more difficult to obtain. The jobs this creates will help, also. The council is unanimously supporting the development. In other business:
    *The 2009 Budget for Capital Improvements was approved.
    *City Attorney Mike Gillenwater provided an update on the land-swap between the city and Greater Clark County Schools (GCCS).  
    The Charlestown Common Council meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2008 11:03
 
?Light-up Charlestown promises exciting new features PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 November 2008 00:00
?    There are big doings afoot in Greenway Park and on the square that promise to be a memorable event for families of all ages this Christmas season. Through partnerships of the Charlestown Beautification, Re-Development Commissioner, the City and volunteers Josh Campbell and Eddie Davidson, Charlestown will be decorated like never before.
    With over 50,000 computer animated lights on the square, and a  51 foot Christmas Tree in Greenway Park, Horse and Carriage rides, Santa, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph, singing, food and many other lighted animated attractions, this Christmas will be an event that will continue what has become a family tradition.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2008 12:58
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?Tune-in to music for Charlestown Square Synchronization PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 November 2008 00:00
?    Among Josh Campbell’s favorite things, besides his family, are computer programming and decorating for Christmas. When Josh combines these activities, the City of Charlestown benefits and this year his amazing display is on the town square.
    The static portion of the lighted display includes 14 reindeer, six giant angels, gingerbread kids behind Santa’s house, a six-horse carousel and the Nativity scene  at Chase Bank, There are almost 50,000 synchronized lights (30,000 on the gazebo alone) and the motion is set to about 15 minutes of music using 128 channels of Light Animation Controllers. There are also 50 strobe lights mounted in the trees. To get all the electrical magnificence connected together took 7,5000 feet of extension cords.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2008 12:56
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