North Harrison hires new high school assistant principal; new high school A.D. PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 August 2009 00:00
    Steve Hatton, 36, a teacher at Clarksville High School (and a 1990 graduate of the school), was hired as the assistant principal at North Harrison High School Wednesday (July 29) in a special meeting regarding personnel.
    Hatton was glad to get the job as assistant principal, and said that he has admired the North Harrison community for some time.
    “There were other opportunities that I had,” Hatton explained about his search for a good fit in school administration. He has unofficially filled in as a building administrator before while at Clarksville, but he is now in his first official administrative position.
    “I’ve always had a great respect for the North Harrison community schools,” he explained. “As a kid growing up, I’ve always admired the North Harrison system from afar; just how tight knit it is.”
    Hatton is married to the former Emily Wright (also a graduate of Clarksville High School), and has two elementary school age children. They contemplate moving to the North Harrison School district in the near future, but they are in the process of selling their Jeffersonville home.
    “We want to move here as quickly as we can. I wanted a great atmosphere (in which) to raise my kids,” Hatton said. Also, his wife Emily is an assistant principal at Highland hills Middle School, near Galena. A move to the North Harrison High School district would make her commute closer as well.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2009 08:03
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St. Michael’s youth show their Faith in Action PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 August 2009 00:00
    The high school members of St. Michael’s Faith in Action youth ministry program have had plenty of opportunities to shoe faith in action recently.
    The youth of St. Michael parish in Bradford joined other Catholic Churches in the New Albany Deanery recently in the Faith in Action Service Week.
    The area high school youth lived together at Mount St. Francis and performed service work in area counties. They also learned about Catholic social teachings that come from the Gospels.
    Several areas were part of the Faith in Action volunteers.
    They were:
    Mount St. Francis - The kids repaired and reset trail marker posts on trails in the sanctuary, and two new culverts were installed on trails. The area around two religious shrines was cleaned up.
    St. Mary Church in New Albany (Hispanic Ministry) - They assisted with the vacation bible school at the church for Hispanic families in the parish.
    St. Michael Bradford Religious Education Director John Jacobi said that although language differences were present, the “one thing we had in common was our faith. Our faith brought us together.”
    Lincoln Hills Health Care Center - They visited with residents at Lincoln Hills, and made home made ice cream for the residents too. They also sang songs, played games, and danced.
    “The residents were so welcoming to us,” Jacobi said. “They really took to us.”
    Floyd County Youth Shelter - A mural was painted by the kids on a wall in the shelter’s library. New Albany area artist Ashley Cecil helped out. The group also cleaned and painted shelves in the library.
    Jacobi said they started the mural over form scratch, and used a grant she had received.
    Faith in Action Home Crew - This group varied from day to day; each parish Faith in Action group took turns cooking and cleaning for the other Faith in Action crews. They also worked on a mosaic at Mount St. Francis.
    As Jacobi put it, the home crew was the “hospitality” for the other Faith in Action crews working
    Jacobi said, “Faith in Action is a wonderful opportunity for high school youth to give back to the community in our own local area. It’s a joy to work with young people like these youth.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2009 08:04
 
Tenth Annual “World on the Square” Family Festival in Corydon Highlights Cultural Diversity in Southern Indiana PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 August 2009 00:00
    Enjoy a trip around the world through international exhibits, cultural performances and ethnic foods at the tenth annual “World on the Square” Festival on Saturday, August 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. on the historic town square in Corydon, Indiana.
    This free annual family-oriented festival highlights the diverse heritage of the Kentuckiana region, which historically includes not only settlers from many European countries, but also the Native American and African-American presence. The festival also features the arrival of Spanish-speaking immigrants from Mexico and the rest of Central and South America, and newcomers from the Middle East and Far East.
    Exhibit booths will represent over 30 nations and cultures, and live entertainment will feature music and dancers from all over the world. Entertainers this year include Louisville’s “Appalatin” fusing mountain music from North and South America, David & M Roach bringing Scottish & Irish jigs, reels and polkas, and Coco Yam inspiring danceable West African, Latin and Reggae grooves. Children receive a festival “passport” which they can take to the many international exhibits, collecting answers to questions that will then earn them a prize. They can also participate in international games and art projects, including sand painting, which has a rich history among the Navajo Indians for bringing about balance and healing.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2009 08:05
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Five facing criminal charges for 'cooking' methamphetamine in Austin's Spicertown area PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 August 2009 00:00
    Five people were taken into custody by local officers on Saturday, July 25, for manufacturing the illegal substance methamphetamine in Austin's Spicertown neighborhood.
    Held at the Scott County Security Center are: Tony Combs, 45, South Dowling Drive; Jerry DeHart, 59, Seymour; Barbara McIntosh, 33, North Fourth Street, Austin; Georgenia Morris, 36, West York Road, Austin; and Mystin Williams, 27, North Fourth St., Austin.
    All of the suspects were purportedly discovered at Combs' listed residence at 206 South Dowling Street when officers served a search warrant. The warrant was issued on the basis of possible criminal activity at the address. The building was one of several located at that address, all of which are reported to be owned by Astor Combs of Austin.
Scottsburg Patrolman Troy Ford prepared the probable cause affidavit. He noted that he and Austin Patrolman Robert Gudgel, county deputies Don Campbell and Joe Johnson and reserve deputies Mike Tscheulin, Brandon Watson, Mike Watson and Jack Sanders went to the building at 1:20 a.m. on July 25, discovering the group of suspects.
In an east bedroom of the residence, Ptl. Ford said officers detected a strong chemical odor emanating from containers behind a bed in which meth was “cooking.” Also located was a loaded handgun.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2009 08:07
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$1 million bond placed on suspect in attempted murder/rape case in Scottsburg PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 August 2009 00:00
    A $1 million bond is keeping the suspect in a new criminal case in jail and away from the alleged victim.
James E. Johnson, 26, North Meridian Street, Scottsburg, was recently arrested by officers on charges of attempted murder, rape and aggravated battery stemming from a June 28 incident that allegedly occurred at the Pine Street Apartments on the city's north side.
    According to the probable cause affidavit prepared by Lt./Detective Mike Nichols of the Scottsburg Police Department, Lt. David Hardin was called to an apartment. He saw a woman who had apparently been severely beaten about the face and had suffered a slash wound to her throat. Scott County EMS technicians stabilized the victim, who told the officer that she had been attacked by a man in her apartment.
    Blood was found on the walls and floor of the apartment's kitchen and in the woman's bedroom. Also recovered was a broken blade or razor purportedly used in the attack.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2009 08:10
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