Lanesville board learns of increasing enrollment PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 July 2009 00:00
    The Lanesville Board of School Trustees learned Tuesday night (July 21) at its regular monthly meeting that the enrollment is up this year for nearly every grade in the system, with the exception of a few. The enrollment figures are not official, and are only preliminary. Initial figures will be available once the school has its Average Daily Membership (ADM) done in mid September.
    Lanesville Elementary School Principal Marsha Himmelhaver said at the meeting that “it appears that in our second (grade), we’re going to have 58 students.”
    A preliminary figure of 332 students in grades K-6 this fall was given by Himmelhaver. This number could go up or down by the official ADM count. Instead of sending out decline letters to out of district students waiting to find spots in the school, Himmelhaver said students not yet enrolled from out of the district have been put on a waiting list.
    She recommended adding another second grade teacher as soon as possible. The extra classroom would be available, according to Himmelhaver.
    Himmelhaver stressed the need for the extra classroom teacher, “The formative years are critical. We want children to read fluently when they enter 3rd grade.”
    The board then voted to authorize Supt. Sam Gardner to hire another second grade teacher.
    Lanesville Junior-Senior High School Principal Janet Paige said that her preliminary count of grades 7-12 shows a total of 352 students. The incoming freshman class is the largest as of now, with 67 students incoming.
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    In another matter, Gardner informed the board that $1.4 million in federal stimulus money was available in the form of an interest free loan. It would be repayable in 12-14 years. The $1.4 million amount is based on the Lanesville School Corporation’s total assessed evaluation of $144 million.
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2009 11:16
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Postal Worker Injured in Crash on SR 64 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 July 2009 00:00
    On Monday, July 27, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Floyd County Police Department received a call regarding an injury crash in the 8600 block of SR 64. Upon arrival of emergency responders, it was discovered that one of the two vehicles involved belonged to a postal employee who was engaged in delivering mail. The postal worker was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by the Georgetown Fire Department. Due to the nature of the injuries and the involvement of a postal vehicle, the CART Team was called to assist in the investigation.
    The preliminary investigation shows that an eastbound Ford Expedition driven by Karie Wessling, 25 years old of Georgetown, struck the rear of the postal workers vehicle as it was stopped in the 8600 block of SR 64. The postal vehicle had a yellow sign mounted to the roof emblazoned with “U.S. Mail” and the vehicle was utilizing it’s emergency flashers.
The postal worker was identified as Tammy Byrn, age 51, of Georgetown.
    Wessling was transported by personal vehicle to Floyd Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Byrn was transported to University Hospital in Louisville by ambulance with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
    This crash remains under investigation.
    Assisting agencies included: Georgetown Police Department, Floyd County Police Department, New Albany Police Department, Indiana State Police, Georgetown Fire Department and Yellow EMS.
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2009 11:18
 
Benefit Yard Sale to be held for Heather Price July 25 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 July 2009 00:00
    There will be a benefit yard sale held Saturday, July 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Heather Price. The yard sale will be held at 645 Highway 62 NE in Lanesville. Heather was involved in a car accident on January 7. The yard sale is to help with medical expenses. Heather is currently working towards her High School Diploma.
   The family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers and support.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2009 10:17
 
Two New Albany Men Arrested for Aggravated Assault out of Georgia PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 July 2009 00:00
    On Wednesday, July 15 at approximately 3:45 p.m., detectives and troopers from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg arrested Sly D. Norman, 30, of 2402 East Market Street in New Albany. Sly D. Norman was being sought by authorities from Sumter County in the State of Georgia. Sly D. Norman had an arrest warrant issued for his arrest out of Sumter County Georgia for Aggravated Assault. The warrant stated Sly D. Norman committed the crime of Aggravated Assault with the Intent to Rob with an AK-47/SKS Rifle. The incident allegedly took place at Old Stage Road near the County Line of Macon in Sumter County, Georgia. Detectives from the Indiana State Police received a tip that Sly Norman was in the New Albany area today and began surveillance in and around New Albany trying to locate him. Detectives tracked him to 2402 East Market Street in New Albany where he was taken into custody. He was incarcerated in the Floyd County Jail awaiting extradition back to the State of Georgia. He was also charged with Possession of Marijuana under Thirty Grams for suspected Marijuana that was located in the residence at the time he was taken into custody.
    Chazaray M. Jones, Sly D. Norman's alleged accomplice, was arrested Friday, July 17 after turning himself in to detectives from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg at the City/County Building in New Albany. He was incarcerated in the Floyd County Jail awaiting extradition back to the State of Georgia.
    Troopers are still attempting to locate the rifle allegedly used in the Aggravated Assault in Sumter County, Georgia.  Anyone with information on where this weapon could be hidden is urged to contact the Indiana State Police at 1-800-872-6743 or 812-246-2509.
    Anyone wanting further information on the incident of the alleged Aggravated Assault that occurred in Georgia should contact the Sumter County Sheriff’s Department at 1-229-928-4631.
    The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department and the New Albany City Police Department assisted in this investigation.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2009 07:50
 
Dollar General coming soon to Pekin PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 July 2009 00:00


    Pekin residents will soon have a new place to shop. A Dollar General store is currently being constructed at 424 East State Road 60. The store will have 9,014 total square feet, and will employ approximately six to ten people, depending on the need. In this current down turned economy, these new job openings will be a much welcomed addition to Pekin families.
    The store itself will feature a new layout which will make shopping easier for customers. Highlights of this store will include, more convenient cash register locations away from the main entryway, seasonal products featured in the center of the store, coolers in the front of the store plus more visible department signage inside.
    Dollar General offers customers brands and products used most, such as health and beauty products, cleaning supplies, housewares, stationary, seasonal goods, basic clothing, packaged food products, refrigerated foods and frozen foods. The majority of products sold in the store are $10 or less, with nearly 25% of products priced at $1 or less.
    This will be the first Dollar General store to serve Pekin and the second in Washington County. Dollar General currently has 320 stores in Indiana.
    Dollar General also supports literacy and education, having founded the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or get their GED may pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that they can mail in for referral to a local organization which offers free literacy services.
    At this time an exact date of the grand opening is not known, but construction should be completed by January of 2010. Temple and Temple Excavating & Paving, Inc. is handling the construction.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2009 12:23
 
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