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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Borden flag football: A great way to teach football fundamentals PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 November 2009 00:00
    The Borden Youth Football League offers an early learning flag football division for ages 6 and 7.  This age is a great time to start teaching the game of football to your child.  
    Flag football can also teach life skills that every child needs such as teamwork and responsibility. The flag division level teaches the fundamentals of football, while having fun. The practice schedule is typically two days a week and games are on Saturday mornings. Games for the 2010 season will begin in late August or early September.
    Registration information will be published toward the end of the school year.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 14:23
 
Uhlenbrock enters not guilty plea to murder charge in first court appearance Tuesday PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 18 November 2009 00:00
    The man accused of fatally shooting his stepfather and seriously wounding a family friend made his first courtroom appearance on Tuesday afternoon, November 10.
    Jason Frederick Uhlenbrock, 29, Austin, is charged with a count of murder and attempted murder in the death of Robin L. Everitt, 59, and the wounding of family friend Terry Carr. He allegedly grabbed a handgun laying on a counter at the Everitt home on Bogardus Road and emptied the magazine of the Sig Sauer 9mm gun during the incident. The shootings occurred shortly after 4 p.m.
    From information gathered, Uhlenbrock apparently bicycled to the house from his apartment on U.S. Highway 31 North in Austin to request use of a shotgun. Everitt reportedly refused his stepson's request. Prior to Uhlenbrock's visit, Robin Everitt and his wife, also named Robin, were entertaining a few friends, playing and discussing music. One of those friends, Terry Carr, was also allegedly shot in the abdomen by Uhlenbrock, as Carr sat on a sofa in the couple's living room.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 14:29
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Hearing held on reported violations of County's Unsafe Building Ordinance PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 November 2009 00:00
    A hearing preceded the normal business meeting of Scott County Commissioners on Monday night, November 2, involving several pieces of property alleged to have violated the county's Unsafe Building Ordinance.
    The session was scheduled to allow those property owners notified of possible violations a chance to talk with Commissioners and schedule action to correct the alleged violations.
    Commissioners were looking at three properties, 1887 North State Road 3, Lexington; 1276 North Boatman Road, Scottsburg; and 4027 West State Road 56, Scottsburg. A couple who owns one of the pieces of property attended the hearing. After talking with the couple, who is divorcing and is in the midst of a dispute over ownership, Commissioners told them to work out their legal problems and get the property cleaned up.
    Ken McMichael, chairman of the Greater Scott County Chamber of Commerce's Agri-Business Committee, appeared before the officials to get their continued support for the Farmers' Market that operated at the Fairgrounds this past spring and summer.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 14:31
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Former Pirate basketball teams to be recognized PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 November 2009 00:00
    The Charlestown Pirate Boys Basketball program, in conjunction with the upcoming season's Farewell to Dunn Arena festivities, will be honoring past teams of the 2000's at the home season opener on Friday December 4 versus Scottsburg.
    Former Pirate Basketball teams of the 1990's will be honored at the following home game versus Clarksville on Friday, December 11.
    All former Pirate Basketball players, coaches, and managers are asked to make contact with Head Coach Sean Smith for information about how these teams will be honored.  
    Coach Smith can be contacted at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at 812?256?3328. 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 14:33
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