Tenth Annual “World on the Square” Family Festival in Corydon Highlights Cultural Diversity in Southern Indiana PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 August 2009 00:00
    Enjoy a trip around the world through international exhibits, cultural performances and ethnic foods at the tenth annual “World on the Square” Festival on Saturday, August 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. on the historic town square in Corydon, Indiana.
    This free annual family-oriented festival highlights the diverse heritage of the Kentuckiana region, which historically includes not only settlers from many European countries, but also the Native American and African-American presence. The festival also features the arrival of Spanish-speaking immigrants from Mexico and the rest of Central and South America, and newcomers from the Middle East and Far East.
    Exhibit booths will represent over 30 nations and cultures, and live entertainment will feature music and dancers from all over the world. Entertainers this year include Louisville’s “Appalatin” fusing mountain music from North and South America, David & M Roach bringing Scottish & Irish jigs, reels and polkas, and Coco Yam inspiring danceable West African, Latin and Reggae grooves. Children receive a festival “passport” which they can take to the many international exhibits, collecting answers to questions that will then earn them a prize. They can also participate in international games and art projects, including sand painting, which has a rich history among the Navajo Indians for bringing about balance and healing.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2009 08:05
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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
 
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