Most disagree with NA-FC school closings PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 March 2010 00:00
    A crowd of more than 800 parents filed into the New Albany High School auditorium Monday, most wishing to express concern over the school corporation's attempt at erasing a $6.6 million budget shortfall.
    The proposal, released late last week, includes closing four elementary schools, Children's Academy of New Albany, Pine View, Silver Street and Galena Elementary schools.
    Other cuts in the plan include 78 non-teaching jobs and assigning fifth graders from elementary to middle schools.
    School Superintendent Bruce Hibbard assured those in attendance that the changes would not affect academics in the school corporation.
    “We will still have a rich academic (environment),” he said.
    A Galena parent, Mindy Johnson, didn't agree.
    “I'm afraid it sends a message that hard work, commitment to excellence does not matter,” she said.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 March 2010 16:11
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Joe Hinton hospitalized before sectional semi-final game PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 00:00
    Former Floyd Central High School and Providence High School boys' basketball coach Joe Hinton gave fans at Paoli a scare in last Friday's sectional semi-finals.
    Hinton, who is currently seventh on the states list of winningest active coaches, has ammased a 594-339 record in 44 years of coaching and just prior to tip-off of the Rams game against Eastern, Hinton collapsed in the locker room and was taken to the Orange county hospital.
    He was later transferred to Floyd Memorial Hospital where he is still undergoing tests.
    According to a Paoli High School Principal Jerry Stroud, Hinton is in good spirits, but the cause of his collapsing is still not known.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 March 2010 11:07
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Floyd County primary races set PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 00:00
    The deadline for candidates to register for the 2010 primary election has come and past and a number of candidates will now hit the campaign trail.
    The following is a list of all the candidates who have filed.
    In the race for United States Senator, five Republicans have filed. They are, Don Bates Jr., Richard Behney, Dan Coats, John N. Hostettler and Marlin A. Stutzman.
    Four Democrats will oppose incumbent Baron Hill in the United States Representative race for District 9. They are, John R. Bottorff, Carol Johnson-Smith, Lendall B. Terry and James R. McClure Jr.
    Those candidates will oppose one of four Republicans, who are also vying for the seat. They are, Travis Hankins, Mike Sodrel, Rick Warren and Todd Young.
    One Democrat, Charles “Chuck” Freiberger of Georgetown and two Republicans, Ron Grooms of Jeffersonville and Lee Ann Wiseheart of New Albany will vie for the District 46 seat in the state senate, which encompasses all of Floyd County.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 March 2010 16:14
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A number of positions up for grabs in Harrison County PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 00:00
    With less than two months to go before the May 4 primary, local and state elections are heating up.
    The following is a list of candidates of who filed for the election.
    In the race for United States Senator, five Republicans have filed. They are, Don Bates Jr., Richard Behney, Dan Coats, John N. Hostettler and Marlin A. Stutzman.
    Four Democrats will oppose incumbent Baron Hill in the United States Representative race for District 9. They are, John R. Bottorff, Carol Johnson-Smith, Lendall B. Terry and James R. McClure Jr.
    Those candidates will oppose one of four Republicans, who are also vying for the seat. They are, Travis Hankins, Mike Sodrel, Rick Warren and Todd Young.
    Incumbent Democrat Richard D. Young Jr. is unopposed for his state senate seat, but he will take on Republican Ted Metzger in the November general election.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 March 2010 16:15
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Sen. Bayh's seat up for grabs.... Final list of primary election candidates reveals fights ahead in both parties PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 00:00
    Voters in both the Republican and Democrat primary elections this May 4 will find themselves making decisions on several nominations for the fall general election.
    With the stunning announcement last week by U.S. Senator Evan Bayh about the two-term Democrat politician dropping out of national politics, that seat will be empty in the Democrat Primary, but the Republican Primary will offer six candidates for the party nomination.
    The District 9 race in both parties for U.S. Representative, the office now held by Baron Hill (D-Seymour), has also attracted fields. Hill, according to news releases dated February 22, may be seriously considering leaving that office – and the Democrat primary race – to run for Senator Bayh's seat.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 March 2010 16:18
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