“Operation Vests for Valor”fundraiser to raise funds for CPD, SPD SWAT team vests PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    During the evening hours of Thursday, February 19, many local officers received the call that they all dread. Two of their own had been shot and the suspect was still on the loose.
    The two injured, Jeffersonville Police Department Cpl. Dan Lawhorn and Officer Keith Broady, are now home from a long hospital stay and are still receiving outpatient therapy. Lawhorn was shot in the leg while Broady sustained a gunshot wound to his chest area above the protection of his vest during the shooting at Motel 6.
    The incident inspired the “Operation Vest for Valor” fundraiser.
    Preferred Automotive owner, Troy French, is friends with Broady’s brother, Darin, and was inspired to reach out to the community and create fundraisers so vests may be purchased.
    The mission of the Operation Vests for Valor is to generate funds to purchase 16 Delta Five™ modular tactical body armor vests to distribute to Charlestown and Sellersburg SWAT team police officers. The Delta Five ™ vest offers a supreme system combining coverage, mobility and configurabilty for tactical units. Preferred Automotive is the primary sponsor of the event starting the effort to make a donation and challenge other area businesses.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:24
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2009 Lady Pirate basketball awards announced PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    Charlestown Lady Pirate head coach Tony Hall has announced the student athletes who were recently honored during the Lady Pirate Awards Banquet.
    Varsity
    Assist Award- Amanda Miller (105)
    Rebounding Award- Alicia Zollman (124)
    Free Throw Award- Amanda Miller (84 percent- School Record)
    Most Steals Award- Amanda Miller- (15- School Record)
    Coaches Award- Cara Rhoten
    Susie Harper Mental Attitude Award- Chelsea Johns
    Academic All-State- Anna Trotter
    Over 80 Percent Free Throw Award- Cara Rhoten and Brittany Bennison
    Junior Varsity
    Coaches Award- Tyler Brafford
    Free Throw Award- Jennifer Watson (63 Percent)
    Most Improved Award- Ashley Smother
    “A special thanks goes to each and every parent, relative or fan that helped the Lady Pirates in any way this past season,” Hall concluded.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:25
 
Lady Pirate alumni experience March Madness PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 April 2009 00:00
    Lady Pirate basketball alumnus Kelsie Thrasher (2005) and Lindsey Davis (2007) have experienced their fair share of March Madness during their college careers.
    Thrasher, who is a starter at Kentucky Christian University, has now won her third NCCAA National Championship (2007, 2008, 2009) with the Lady Knights. She was recently named Mid-East 2009 Regional Player of the Year, 1st Team NCCAA All-American Team and the 2009 NCCAA All-Tournament Team.
    Davis, who plays for the Kaskaskia College Blue Angels, finished fourth in the NCJAA Division 1 Tournament in Salina, Kansas. The Blue Angels are coming off their best season in history, winning their conference with a record of 16-0 and winning the Region 24 tournament to qualify for the NCJAA Final Four.
    For more information about Pirate and Lady Pirate Athletic Alumni, log onto the Pirate Pride website at www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/AthleticAlumni.htm.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 12:27
 
Dale “Mad Dog” Messmer to be in local area to speak with students, parents about “Choices” PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 March 2009 00:00
    Dale “Mad Dog” Messmer, medically/honorably discharged United States Marine, former mercenary, bounty hunter, body guard, pilot, stuntman, Screen Actor’s Guild member, actor, and ex-convict will be the guest speaker at various locations the week of March 30- April 3.
    Messmer will be speaking to students at Jeffersonville High School on Monday, March 30 and then he will speak to juveniles at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center that evening. He will speak to students at Silver Creek High School on Tuesday, then will be at Henryville High School on Wednesday before speaking to students at Borden High School on Thursday. He will conclude the week at New Washington High School on Friday. A special parent meeting where Messmer will be the featured speaker will be held in the Group Presentation Room at Henryville High School on Thursday evening, April 1. Any interested parent or adult is invited and encouraged to attend the special meeting.
    During his presentations he will be speaking to students, staff and guests about a subject that he is very familiar with "Choices." He made some bad ones.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2009 10:07
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Charlestown Police Officers make burglary arrest PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 March 2009 00:00
    In the early morning hours of March 14 Charlestown Officer Sgt. Richard Wagner assisted the Clark County Sheriff’s Department on a disturbance call in the 7600 block of High Jackson Road in Charlestown.  Upon officers arrival 30 year-old Matthew G. Tilford took off running on foot into the darkness towards the rear of the home and could not be located.  
    Clark County Sheriff’s Deputies determined that Tilford had allegedly made statements to family members that he wanted to conduct harm to himself.  
    Approximately three hours later, at 3:17 a.m., Sgt. Wagner was on routine patrol when he discovered the main entrance gate to the Drive-It-Auto, located at 10509 State Road 62 in Charlestown, appeared to have extensive damage to it. Sgt. Wagner turned around to investigate when he observed Tilford placing an item that was later identified as a circular saw into the front seat of a green colored Nissan passenger car.  
    Sgt. Wagner detained Tilford as well as the driver of the Nissan who was identified as 25 year-old Joshua Brown of Lexington, Kentucky.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2009 10:09
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