?Kentuckiana kids sweep Midwest Junior Dragster Super Series PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00
?    Many children in the region drag race and drive junior dragsters. Junior dragsters are race cars that are half scale versions of Top Fuel dragsters. Using a five-horsepower, single cylinder engine, a Junior Dragster can go as fast as 85 mph and as quick as 7.90 seconds in an eighth mile.
    These dragsters and their drivers are the future of NHRA drag racing. They compete with a handicapped starting system and classes are usually divided up into age groups. Both boys, as well as girls, compete in the junior drag racing league. The competition develops their skills and confidence, while preparing them to drive and race as adults in the NHRA programs. At the same time, it provides a hobby and a fun family activity for the participants and their families.
    The local track here in Kentuckiana is Ohio Valley Dragway, located in West Point, Kentucky. On a weekly basis, an average of 24 children participate and compete at Ohio Valley Dragway to earn points toward their track championships.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 13:21
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?Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County awards grant to Ivy Tech for computers PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:00
? ? ?Ivy Tech Community College Southern Indiana’s enrollment is growing in double-digit percentages. So the news that Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County is awarding the college a grant to purchase new computers for the School of Business is especially welcome.
    Ivy Tech asked for the grant for the College of Business, which is located at 4100 Charlestown Road in New Albany. The grant is for $20,000 for 26 computers, a printer and two smart podiums, which incorporate a computer, DVD player, document camera, and other technology-related enhancements. The college offered 43 classes at 4100 Charlestown Road for the Fall 2008 semester. School of Business students make up 11 percent of Ivy Tech’s total enrollment of 4,352 students.
    The new computers will be set up as a computer lab, and students attending the business school will have access to the computers to use to complete their school work. Currently, students must drive to the main campus in Sellersburg to use a computer lab for their work.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 14:07
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?Christmas Tree Recycling PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:00
??    The Floyd County Solid Waste District, the New Albany-Floyd County Parks Department, and the Floyd County Road Department are sponsoring Christmas Tree Recycling for all Floyd County residents at several area locations. The trees may be dropped off from December 26 through January 19. For further information about the tree recycling, please call the Solid Waste District Office at 948-4733.
    The locations for the tree drop off are as follows:
Sam Peden Community Park - 3035 Grant Line Road, new Albany
Letty Walter Park - 5345 St. Mary’s Road, Floyds Knobs
Garry E. Cavan Park - 6845 Corydon Ridge Road, Georgetown
Greenville Park - 6455 Buttontown Road, Greenville
Galena-Lamb Park - 6220 U.S. Highway 150, Galena
    In addition, The New Albany-Floyd County Parks Department will be offering free compost at their maintenance office at 2409 Corydon Pike, New Albany, and at all of the drop off sites, except Sam Peden Park. For further information about the compost please call the Parks Department at 948-5363.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 14:16
 
Local basketball action heats up PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:00
? ?    In a big week for action between girls’ teams the previously unbeaten North Harrison Lady Cats had their 8-0 record blemished with a tough 59-58 overtime win by the host Floyd Central Lady Highlanders and the Borden Lady Braves won 62-46 at Lanesville over the Lady Eagles.
    In boys’ action, the Silver Creek Dragons barely escaped from Ramsey with a 60-56 Mid Southern Conference victory over the host North Harrison Cougars, and the Lanesville Eagles rolled 68-25 over Medora to help celebrate their homecoming.
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Floyd Central 59,
North Harrison 58
    It took an overtime period to decide the matter, but it looked for a while like it would be decided early in the game Saturday afternoon.
    The Lady Cats took an early 14-2 lead, but the Lady Highlanders scored the last seven points in overtime to win the game. The Lady Cats had scored the first three goals of the overtime, but were outscored 7-0 the remainder of the extra period.
    Brigid Morrissey scored three points on a traditional three point play with 1:41 left in the overtime. Camry Hinton scored with 1:11 left, getting the Lady Highlanders within 58-57. Megan Rookstool dropped in two with 24.7 left on the clock, and that was all that was needed for the win.
    “We made some errors late in the game,” admitted North Harrison girls’ coach Hal Pearson. “Floyd Central did what they had to do late in the game.”
    A host of North Harrison players did the early damage, with Sasha Grangier, Kacey Cox, Kayla Lambert, and Wynn Shroyer doing the damage for the Lady Cats in the 14-4 start.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 14:21
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?IU Southeast Music Department to present annual Holiday Pops Concert PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 December 2008 00:00
?    The Music Department at Indiana University Southeast will present its annual Holiday Pops Concert on Saturday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 14 at 3 p.m. in the Richard K. Stem Concert Hall on the IU Southeast campus, 4201 Grant Line Road in New Albany. Tickets are $11 for adults and $6 for students, seniors, and IU Southeast faculty and staff, and are available at the Ogle Center Ticket Office, at all Ticketmaster locations, or by calling (502) 361-3100, or online at ticketmaster.com.
    The concert will feature seasonal favorites performed by the IU Southeast Orchestra, Concert Band, Concert Choir, and Community Chorus. The audience will be invited to join in the music making during the holiday sing-alongs. Master of Ceremonies will be television personality, Tara Bassett. Refreshments will be served in the lobby during intermission.
    Free parking for the concerts is available in the Dogwood Lot only.
    For more information on these performances, the IU Southeast Music Department and its programs and scholarship opportunities, please call (812) 941-2655 or visit www.ius.edu/music.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2008 10:45
 
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