Lanesville Schools receive Harrison County Community Foundation grant for beautification PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 November 2009 00:00
    The Lanesville Community Schools have received a grant of $40,000 from the Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) for beautification of the northern hillside along the track which runs alongside Meadowlark Drive in Lanesville.
    The endowment came from local boosters of the school corporation and will be interest drawing, and will be used to keep the area beautified for years in the future.
    The area also includes the northern edge of the tennis courts, which are also on Meadowlark Drive.
    The area is near a flood plain next to Indian Creek, which winds through Lanesville on the northern side of State Road 62.
    The Lanesville Future Farmers of America (FFA) will actually be doing the work with the shrubs, mulch, and landscaping that will be done in the project.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 November 2009 12:34
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Accident in Floyd County causes fatalities PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 November 2009 00:00
    An accident at 11:30 p.m. Nov. 17 on State Road 111 in Floyd County claimed the life of two men, Tomas Fung of Ninevah, Ind. And Jordan Burris, 26, of Indianapolis.
    According to a press release by the Floyd County Sher riff's Department, Fung, 26, was the driver of a black Dodge Neon that was traveling south on 111 when it crossed the center dividing line.
    The report states that the Neon struck a northbound Toyota Camry and continued south where it left the east side of the roadway striking a tree.
    Two additional passengers in the Neon, Jeff Dees, 26 and Jordan Andrews, 23, both of Indianapolis,  were airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital with what the press release classified as serious injuries.
    Both Dees and Andrews were ejected from the vehicle.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 November 2009 12:36
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North Harrison Cross Country competes at Nike Midwest Regional Sunday PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 November 2009 00:00
    Tyler Byrne confirmed himself as an elite runner in an awesome performance this past weekend at the Nike Midwest Regional Meet held at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute. The Varsity Race had 277 of the best runners in it from the states of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and Missouri competing for a chance to advance to the Nike National Race in Portland, Oregon later this year. The top two teams and the top five individuals advance to Oregon for the Nike Nationals. Tyler was the runner-up with a strong 2nd place overall finish with a time of 15:14, gaining ground on the # 2 runner in the nation Zach Wills from Ohio all the way to the shoot.
    Both Tyler and Zach broke the course record at Terre Haute with hay bales being used throughout the challenging course.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 14:15
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Floyd Central falls to Center Grove in 5A football regional PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 November 2009 00:00
    The Floyd Central Highlanders’ dream football season came to a sudden halt at Center Grove in the regional of football Class 5A Friday night. The Trojans won a decisive 42-7 victory in the contest, and the reason was pretty simple: they kept it simple, and ran straight up the middle.
    Center Grove is the defending Class 5A state champs in football, and they showed why they won the title in state’s biggest class last season.
    A total of three different Trojan running backs passed the 100 rushing yard mark in the game, and the school won its sixth regional title in football with the win.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 14:17
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North Harrison board reinstates Oppel as varsity baseball coach PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 November 2009 00:00
    The North Harrison Board of School Trustees voted 3-1 Thursday to reinstate Gregg Oppel as the varsity baseball coach at the high school. Fred Naegele, Gary Byrne, and Fred Renneker voted to reinstate, with Greg Beyerle voting against it. Bobby Chinn was not present at the meeting.
    The board had voted 3-2 in their October meeting to not renew his contract. At that time, Renneker, Chinn, and Beyerle had voted against reinstating Oppel, with Naegele and Byrne voting to renew the contract.
    An emotional Oppel said after the meeting, “I truly am happy to be back. I’m just tickled to be coaching at North Harrison again.”
    Referring to the people in attendance at the meeting, Oppel said, “It’s a humbling experience and you truly never know how much support you have, until something like this happens. It gave me goose bumps to think that many people came here to support me.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 14:19
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