?NCOC hosting Backpack Blast PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 30 July 2008 00:00
??  ?    Local children are preparing for heading back to the classrooms. While registration for the new school year has began so has the back to school shopping. Along with the new clothes, shoes, textbooks and grade level, comes all the necessary school supplies that are needed by each student.
    For some students in the northern Clark County area that may not be such an easy task. Therefore, volunteers at the NCOC have been preparing for the third annual Backpack Blast. They have been diligently filling backpacks with donated school items.
    “We collect them and pass them on to the schools,” stated Ruthie Jackson, Director of the NCOC. “Then the schools decide who will receive the donated backpacks.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2008 11:19
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?Charlestown to receive Office of Community & Rural Affairs grant PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 30 July 2008 00:00


Free broadband service to 50 homes

   On Tuesday, July 22, Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman was in Charlestown to announce the designation of Charlestown as one of nine Hoosier communities to benefit from grants generated by the Office of Community & Rural Affairs (OCRA). In conjunction with AT&T and One Economy, the state-sponsored program will provide two years of free broadband service links for 50 homes that meet household income requirements.
    Lt. Governor Skillman spoke of new policies within state government to support and improve life in small towns and rural areas as well as a number of grant programs.
    Skillman stated, “Rural development has been my long-time passion. That’s why I’m so proud to be here today; to stand with AT&T and One Economy, and the city of Charlestown. We are announcing today that 50 Charlestown families will receive free high-speed internet access through DSL for two years. This state-wide project is only possible thanks to the generosity of AT&T and One Economy,” continued the Lt. Governor. “AT&T is going to provide this free internet server for two years and then One Economy will provide the computers if they’re needed, at a low cost. We want to make sure that this program reaches the families with the greatest need.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2008 13:02
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?Improvements being made at Charlestown City Hall PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 23 July 2008 00:00
?If you are in the City of Charlestown you will soon find that you can accomplish some major tasks if you row with The Flowe. David Flowe, that is. Charlestown Mayor Bob Hall appointed Flowe as his Executive Director, knowing he had an extensive background in construction. What he tapped into was a vast array of experiences in many areas and a creative mind for detail.
    Passers-by have probably noticed something is happening on the second floor of the Charlestown City Hall building. The 4,000+ square foot space has been corrected of irregular walls, partitions and uneven floors. New electrical wiring, walls and hardwood floors will soon prevail, in preparation for city officials’ offices. This will add much needed space for public access and assembly rooms, needed for the operations of the city.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2008 14:13
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?Charlestown Block Watch meetings scheduled PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 23 July 2008 00:00
?    Charlestown residents are reminded to attend the Block Watch meetings scheduled in July, for each voting district. If residents are unsure in which district they reside, please feel free to call any of the contacts listed.
    District 1- Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Arts and Enrichment Center located at 999 Water Street. Discussions will include re-scheduling a second clean up day and planning a cook out. Contact Councilman Jeff Aaron at 256-5948 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
    District 2- Monday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Arts and Enrichment Center located at 999 Water Street. Contact Block Watch Captains Melissa Crawford at 256-4851 or George Roberts at 256-5807 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
    District 3- Thursday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Arts and Enrichment Center located at 999 Water Street. Contact Councilman Scott McKechnie  at 256-2279 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
    District 4- Thursday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Greenway Park. This will be a picnic for District 4 residents with hot dogs, drinks and watermelon provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring a covered dish. Contact Councilman Dan Roberts at 256-6443 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
    You may also contact Charlestown City Hall for additional information at 256-3422 ext. 310 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . It’s never too late to come and be part of the efforts to improve your city and your home.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2008 14:15
 
?Kiwanis free pancake and sausage breakfast to be held August 23 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 July 2008 00:00
? ?    The Silver Creek Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a free pancake breakfast in conjunction with the Sellersburg Celebrates Parade on August 23 from 7 to 10 a.m. next to the Sellersburg Police Department on New Albany Street in Sellersburg.
    The free pancake breakfast is open to the public, monetary donations are welcomed.
    Kiwanis is a world wide non-profit organization for individuals desiring personal involvement in the leadership and improvement of their communities. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Through Kiwanis membership, individuals can give of themselves, their talent, time and love to those with human needs. Community betterment projects are financed through fund-rasing activities.
    Anyone interested in becoming a member can get information at the pancake breakfast or call Stephanie Sharp, Fifth Third Bank, at 812-246-0982.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2008 14:17
 
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