Community Foundation of Southern Indiana announces Lilly scholars PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 April 2009 00:00
    Six graduating seniors in Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties will receive the generous, well-earned gift of full-tuition scholarships as the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana’s 2009 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars.
In addition to full tuition to the accredited Indiana college or university of their choice, the students will receive an $800 annual stipend for books and equipment.
    Honored scholars from each county were recommended by an independent committee of civic volunteers who assessed applicants anonymously from a county other than the one in which the committee members lived. Also, the students’ names were not revealed to the committee members.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2009 13:22
Lady Eagles, Lady Cats award basketball honors recently PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    The Lanesville and North Harrison girls’ basketball programs recently had their respective awards banquets, and the following is the winners of the individual awards.
    Lanesville-The varsity team awards were: Leanne Myers, Most Improved Player; Kayla Smith, 3 Point Percentage Award; Ashley Schoen, 2 Point Percentage Award; Faith Johnston, Sportsmanship Award.
    Erin Dorgay won three individual awards: the Free Throw Percentage Award, the Assist Award, and the Steals Award.
    North Harrison- For the varsity, the awards were: Defense Award, Sasha Grangier; Steals Award, Kacey Cox; Free Throw Percentage Award, Caitlyn Janes; Rebounding Award, Sasha Grangier; Most Improved Player, Katie Watts; 2 Point Percentage Award, Madison Snodgrass; Assist Award, Wynn Shroyer; Phil Pace Mental Attitude Award, Deidre Book; 110 Percent Award, Kacey Cox and Wynn Shroyer.
    Senior Kayla Lambert was given a basketball commemorating her entering the 1,000 career point club at North Harrison in girls’ basketball. She is 9th all time on the girls’ list with 1,032 career points.
    The 8th grade awards for North Harrison were: Most Improved Player, Alyssa Price; Free Throw Percentage Award, Megan Naegele; 110 Percent Award, Kasey Kelley; Mental Attitude Award, Jessica Richards and Ashley Jones; 3 Point Percentage Award, Alexandra Gott; 2 Point Percentage Award, Megan Naegele.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:09
Floyd County ranked 8th in state for rates of underage and binge drinking, parental survey now being conducted PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    Based on the rankings of six community indicators from the 2004 Uniform Crime Reports, the State of Indiana Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup identified Floyd County as ranking in the top ten of the communities identified as “high need” for alcohol-related prevention funding.  
    The indicators included: 1) number of alcohol-related fatal auto accidents; 2) the rate of alcohol-related fatal auto accidents; 3) number of alcohol-related crashes; 4) rate of alcohol-related crashes; 5) number of arrests for public intoxication; and 6) rate of public intoxication arrests.     
    For each of the six indicators, counties were given four points if they were in the top 10th percentile, three points if they were in the top 15th percentile, two points if they were in the top 25th percentile and one point if they were in the top 50th  percentile. The total points were then summed to total an overall alcohol priority score.
    Floyd County received a score of 16, which placed it eighth overall in level of need.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:11
Local Students served as Pages for Senator Connie Sipes PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    Three local area students, Anne Liddick of Greenville, Hanna Aven of Georgetown, and Jeffrey D. Collins of Floyds Knobs, recently served as Senate Pages for Senator Connie Sipes of New Albany on March 19.
    Pages spend one day at the State House assisting senators and Senate staff members with a variety of legislative duties and learning about the structure of Indiana's government.
    According to the Senator, visiting the State Capitol and serving as a page for the General Assembly provides young people, who are in sixth grade or above, the opportunity to observe and participate in the legislative process.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:12
Borden Lions Easter Egg Hunt PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    The Borden Lions club will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 11 at the Borden Community Park located on the east side of Borden. The hunt will take place a 1 p.m. Everyone is asked to gather at the Shelter House near the ball parks.
    The hunting ages will be broken into three groups, Pre-school, Kindergarten and 1st grade, then 2nd and 3rd grade. All three groups will start at the same time and parents are welcome to assist the Pre-school group.
    There will be prizes for each group’s prize eggs. All will receive a treat bag and a drink.
    The hunt is free and all are welcome to attend the festivities.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:13
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