Drivers' efforts lessen runaway truck's crash PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 00:00

In just a few seconds, actions taken by two drivers respectively operating a runaway fully-loaded log semi-tractor-trailer and a pickup served to lessen the effect of an imminent crash.
The mishap occurred on Leota Road about 1,000 feet from the Scott/Washington County line.
Terry A. Peacock, 39, Austin, was at the wheel of the big rig just before 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10. The semi's trailer, owned by Peacock Logging of Austin, was loaded with massive logs that had been recently harvested. As he steered the 1995 Volvo rig east on Leota Rd., Peacock told Deputy Mark Shapinsky that he began experiencing mechanical problems. When the rig came down a fairly steep grade on the county road, Peacock said the motor quit, and he started losing air pressure necessary to operate his brakes.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 13:31
Austin Lions Club April, May plans PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 March 2010 00:00

Members of the Austin Lions Club made plans recently for activities in April and May.
The club held a very successful fund-raising pancake breakfast on March 13. Funds collected will be presented to an Austin Middle School student who is raising money to pay for a specially-trained dog that will alert the girl to nuts and nut dust. The student is allergic to nuts, so much so that the dog is needed to protect her from potentially fatal reactions.
Prior to that, the Lions enjoyed a scavenger hunt of old items. Members had to locate a 1943 penny, a three-cent stamp and old copies of Lions publications among other items to win. The Red Team of J.D. Buchanan, David Lally, Raleigh Campbell and Ralph Randall won the contest and were awarded a new traveling trophy. Placing second was the team of Albert Thormyer, Don Taylor and Glen Hollan.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 13:32
Charlestown awarded Economic Development Grant PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 March 2010 00:00

Charlestown has announced that the city received a $50,000 grant from the Lt. Governor Becky Skillman through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (ORCA).
The grant has allowed the City to contract with Ball State University (BSU) the development of a long?term strategic economic development plan for technology advancements for businesses and the community.
The Ball State team of experts are part of the university’s Building  Better Communities initiative, will allow for a collaborative effort  between the city and the university to develop a plan in four phases,  which is expected to be completed around the end of this year.
Economic development is one of the key focuses of City’s Connecting
Charlestown 2015 initiative.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 13:34
GCCS announces administrative changes PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 March 2010 00:00

On Thursday, March 18, Dr. Stephen Daeschner, Superintendent of Greater Clark County Schools, announced two administrative changes for the 2010-2011 school year.
Steve Morris will assume a new position in the Greater Clark County School Corporation as Principal of Development. The Principal of Development position will be responsible for the following district wide instructional responsibilities:
*Assisting with professional development delivery throughout the District to secondary schools (middle and high schools).
*Developmental and implementation of an evaluation model for professional development.
*Development of a secondary counseling model; implementation and training of counselors on model.
*Development and implementation of an evaluation tool for secondary counseling model.
*Improve transition of all District eighth graders to ninth grade.
*Assist with coordination of alternative education opportunities for secondary students.
*Design and implement end-of-course testing for middle and high school core courses.
*Coordinate the implementation of the “Race to the Top” district-wide proposal.
*Assist in coordination of intervention model for all secondary schools.
*Assist Assistant Superintendent for Leadership and Superintendent on duties as assigned.
*Any other duties as assigned by the Superintendent.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 13:34
New Charlestown sports arena scoreboard and blue, spark more excitement PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 March 2010 00:00

Construction of the new Charlestown High School Sports Arena continues to progress on schedule, but the recent coats of blue paint and the matching scoreboard really are sparking more excitement and Pirate Pride. 
The new sports arena will seat approximately 3,200 fans in a "Pit Style" design, includes six locker rooms, and an attached auxiliary double gymnasium.
Based on the current construction schedule, the commencement ceremonies of the class of 2010 will be held in the new facility this June.
View actual floor plans at

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 13:35
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