Charlestown to participate in annual National Night Out PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 July 2009 00:00
    On Tuesday, August 4, neighborhoods throughout Charlestown are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 26th Annual National Night Out crime and drug-prevention event.
    National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Charlestown Neighborhood Block Watch, will involve over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.
    Residents in neighborhoods throughout Charlestown are asked to lock their doors on August 4 from 6 to 9 p.m., turn on the outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.
    The Charlestown Neighborhood Block Watch and the City of Charlestown are set to hold a neighborhood rally at Greenway Park on Tuesday evening, August 4. With activities for both children and adults, the rally is meant to encourage Charlestown residents to become more active in the community and encourage participation in the city’s crime-reduction initiatives.
    The event will feature several activities, including watermelon-eating contests, inflatable rides, corn hole, a rock-climbing wall and a balloon toss. Hot dogs, chips, popsicles and watermelon will be available for purchase from the concession stand at the rally. Emergency responders, including both police and firefighters, will be at the rally to answer questions about the Neighborhood Block Watch and give tips on safety and emergency preparedness.
    “Our Block Watch program has been a success so far, but we’re looking to expand the program and make it even better,” Mayor’s Assistant Ruthie Jackson said. “Members can participate as much or as little as they want. We want to build stronger neighborhoods.”
    Jackson coordinates the Neighborhood Block Watch Program for the City of Charlestown.
    In all, over 37 million people are expected to participate in National Night Out rallies throughout the world.
    To learn more about how you and your neighbors can participate in this event, contact Jackson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2009 11:39
 
SWCD fall tree sale underway PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 July 2009 00:00
    The Clark County Soil and Water Conservation District’s (SWCD) annual Fall Tree Sale is now in progress.
    Once again the SWCD will be offering quality stock from Forrest Keeling Nursery, Missouri.
    These trees are 3-gallon, Grade 1 (nursery stock) container trees growing using Forrest Keeling’s RPM® (Root Production Method).  This method produces fast-growing, uniform trees, which can be easily removed from their containers and directly planted.
    Species available are: American Beautyberry, Autumn Blaze Maple, Bald Cypress, Catalpa, Cinnamon Bark River Birch, Kentucky Coffeetree, Northern Redbud, Norway Spruce, Paw Paw, Persimmon, Quaking Aspen, Red Buckeye, Shadblow Serviceberry, Snowdrift Crabapple, Swamp White Oak, Sweet Bay Magnolia, Tulip Tree, White Flowering Dogwood, White Pine and Witchhazel.
    These trees are $25 each plus tax.
    Other items included in the sale are: Tree-Mate-O “Tree Success Kits” (tree support, guard and stake), wildlife nest boxes and tree and shrub books.
    Deadline for orders is September 14. Trees will be available for pick-up between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., September 28 through October 2 at the SWCD office.
    For tree order forms or more information contact the Clark County SWCD office at 256-2330, ext. 3. Order information is also available on the SWCD web site at www.clarkswcd.org.
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2009 11:40
 
Sellersburg Celebrates Prince and Princess contest to be held August 22 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 July 2009 00:00
    Applications for the upcoming Sellersburg Celebrates Prince and Princess contest are still available.
    The event will be held on Saturday evening, August 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek High School Auditorium.
    Contestants must be at least four years old and not over six years old on August 1. Proper attire for the contest is dressy, but not pageant type, dresses for the potential princesses and collared shirts and slacks for the prince candidates.
    To obtain an application or for further information call Anita Spear at 246-1561 or 246-6558 or Cathy Braun at 256-6874.
    The applications can be mailed, e-mailed or picked up at Spear Electric Company in Sellersburg. The cost to enter the contest which is limited to 25 children is $25 with a $5 discount for siblings. Each child will receive an engraved trophy with the winners receiving a crown and a gift card.
    Participants need to include a non-returnable photo no larger than 5x7 for publication when the applications are submitted.
    The deadline to enter is August 12.
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2009 11:41
 
Pirate basketball experiences summertime successes PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 July 2009 00:00
    High School sports in this day and age never sleeps, here are some updates on Pirate Basketball accomplishments thus far this off season.  
    Last week, a team of five Pirates played in the Nolan Fieldhouse League and competed with a lot of toughness winning three consecutive games to win the league tournament. The team consisted of juniors Steven Coyne, Josh King, and Kyle Hayes, sophomore transfer Kendall Thompson and incoming freshmen Chris Braun.  
    The team defeated CAI in a lopsided victory, but then had to turn around and play a very athletic and talented Rock Creek team in the semifinals. During that game, the Pirates came back from two double figure deficits including a 16 point deficit late in the second half to force overtime.  
    In overtime, the Pirates pulled out a one point victory on a terrific back-door feed from King to  Coyne.
    In the finals, the Pirates also gutted out another one point victory over South Central in overtime to win the league tournament.
    "It was a gritty performance and it was great to see the kids compete and play with a lot of resiliency. I was very pleased with the way this group competed. They showed a lot of mental and physical toughness and they played really well together," commented Pirate Head Coach Sean Smith.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2009 08:04
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Pizza Pictures to be hosted by Charlestown Parks and Recreation Department PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 July 2009 00:00
    The Charlestown Parks and Recreation Department and art instructor Donna Baught will host “Pizza Pictures.” Boys and girls ages 7 to 12 are welcome to join Baught and draw their favorites subjects using pizza boxes as easels.
    The classes are set to be held August 6, 13 and 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Charlestown Arts and Enrichment Center, located at 999 Water Street.
    A pizza party will follow the August 20 class.
    Classes are free, but registration is limited to the first 15 participants. To register your child for “Pizza Pictures,” contact Rhonda Davidson at 812?256?3422 ext. 328 or e?mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2009 08:05
 
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