?Community Foundation announces Youth Philanthropy Council Members for 2008-2009 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 September 2008 00:00
? ?    The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana has selected the new members of its Youth Philanthropy Councils. There is one council for each of the three counties the Community Foundation serves - one each in Clark, Floyd, and Harrison counties. Each council has teen and adult members who oversee a service project, receive and award grants and help organize the annual Gold Acorn Youth Volunteer Celebration, which honors teen volunteers each Spring.
    Shawna Sipes, who was recently hired as the coordinator for the councils by CFSI, helped gather names and process applications for the councils.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2008 10:31
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?Floyd Central Theatre Boosters to participate in “Shop for a Cause” at Macy’s PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 September 2008 00:00
??    You can support Floyd Central Theatre at Macy’s “Shop for a Cause”, held on Saturday, September 20 at the Louisville Oxmoor Center or Jefferson Mall locations or online at www.macys.com.
    This one-day shopping event is one of the many ways Macy’s gives back to the community. On “Shop for a Cause” Day, guests have the opportunity to participate in a unique shopping experience including discounts, entertainment, special events, and the opportunity to win a $500 gift card to be given away at each local store!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2008 10:39
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?Carnegie Center’s “Senior Class” Brown Bag Lunch Program off to a successful start; Future Program dates and topics announced PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 September 2008 00:00
?    After the success of its inaugural “Senior Class” program, the Carnegie Center for Art and History encourages the public to attend future programs in the series. The free program is held the second Tuesday of each month at the museum, and participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch, with drinks provided. Seasonal “semesters” cover related topics and include a field trip and a graduation party. Participants can complete the whole semester or pick the individual programs of most interest.
    The first program in the Senior Class series was a field trip to the University of Louisville Art Library on August 12. Gail Gilbert, Art Librarian of UofL, presented an introduction to researching art. Participants learned about (and got the chance to thumb through) some of the best references for finding information about art and artists. One participant was “pleased to learn about such a comprehensive and convenient resource for researching art.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2008 12:46
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?YMCA Swim Classes off variety for all ages PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 September 2008 00:00
?  ?    The public is invited to register children ages six months through teens and adults now in swimming classes that are scheduled between now and the end of the year at the YMCA of Southern Indiana, 4812 Hamburg Pike in Jeffersonville.
    Places in the classes are limited, so registration is on a first come-first served basis. To enroll, stop by the Y. Financial assistance is available for qualifying families.
    All local swim staff members are certified in lifeguarding, CPR, and first aid. They also have received training through the YMCA National Swim Program, which is the largest of its kind in the country and has been endorsed by child development and medical experts.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2008 10:39
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?INDOT hears negative reactions to proposed turning lane on US 150 in Greenville corridor PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 September 2008 00:00
 ?    Officials representing the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) heard 100 percent negative reactions to the proposed turning lane being considered for US 150 between where the road splits into a four  lane road near Mt Saint Francis on the eastern side of the project, and the Harrison County/Floyd County line on the western side of the project.
    The gymnasium at Greenville Elementary School held dozens of residents living within the town limits, the Greenville Town Board, and INDOT officials Monday night (Sept. 9).
    Greenville Town Board President Talbotte Richardson opened the proceedings with the statement, “If they (INDOT) did what they wanted to do, it would be the death knell of this town.”
    Brett Walls, an engineer with the firm drawing up the plans, emphasized that the plans are only half done at present, and that INDOT and the engineers on the project are trying to get input from the residents at the time.
    “Public input is always a part of the design process,” Walls said.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2008 09:54
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