?Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau ROI Study Results PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00
??    The Harrison County Convention & Visitors Bureau hired Purdue University’s Tourism & Hospitality Research Center in 2006, to conduct a ROI (Return on Investment) Study of the visitor services provided by the HCCVB at the Blaine H. Wiseman Visitor Center and the I-64 Welcome Center, to be concluded in 2008. The purpose for this study is to obtain an accurate understanding of Harrison County visitors’ information use pattern at its two centers, assess the viability of the services provided by the two centers and their impact on visitors.
    Survey intercepts were done at both locations over a period of one year as a way to get initial contact information from visitors. A follow-up survey was sent to those who agreed to participate in a more in-depth study.  The questionnaire developed was based on previous research approaches used in the tourism field. In addition to service and information evaluations, the impact of information on visitor behavior and satisfaction were questioned, including visitor experience in Harrison County, services they would like to see from the two centers, and social demographic factors.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 13:11
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?North Harrison deals with personnel in December meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00
?    The North Harrison Board of School Trustees dealt with personnel matters in the final regular meeting of 2008, as well as the final meeting of Supt. Dr. Phil Partenheimer’s tenure as head of the schools.
    Hired was Mrs. Cheri Stephenson, as the second Renaissance Sponsor at North Harrison High School effective 2008-09 school year and Greg Oppel as a volunteer 7th and 8th grade boy’s basketball coach for the 2008-09 school year.
    The Central Office position went unappointed, and was voted down by a vote of 3-2.
    Karen Rothrock as Varsity Girl’s Track Coach at North Harrison High School resigned her position, effective December 4, 2008.
    The board also approved a 25-year warranty of Baseball Lights at North Harrison High School from Kerns Electrical Services ($12,000), to be paid from HCCF and Riverboat Funds.
    The board also approved of new/updated Telephone System for North Harrison Elementary (phase 1 - $37,000, out of elementary construction funds) and Main Campus (phase 2 - $48,500, out of Capital Projects Funds).
    In other business, the board:
    •    Approved a $4.3 million temporary loan from Regions Bank (2.85 percent rate).
    •    Approval of Great American Financial Services as Third Party Administrator of 403b as per IRS regulation effective January 1, 2009.
    •    Approval of School Board Salary – each member will receive $2,000 for 2009.
    •    Authorized for the Corporation Treasurer to reconcile major budget categories and to pay outstanding bills which should be charged to the 2008 budget.
    •    Approval of bid for Surplus Art Clay at High School  from Mr. Brian Harper, Indiana University Southeast for $250.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 13:17
 
?Kentuckiana kids sweep Midwest Junior Dragster Super Series PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00
?    Many children in the region drag race and drive junior dragsters. Junior dragsters are race cars that are half scale versions of Top Fuel dragsters. Using a five-horsepower, single cylinder engine, a Junior Dragster can go as fast as 85 mph and as quick as 7.90 seconds in an eighth mile.
    These dragsters and their drivers are the future of NHRA drag racing. They compete with a handicapped starting system and classes are usually divided up into age groups. Both boys, as well as girls, compete in the junior drag racing league. The competition develops their skills and confidence, while preparing them to drive and race as adults in the NHRA programs. At the same time, it provides a hobby and a fun family activity for the participants and their families.
    The local track here in Kentuckiana is Ohio Valley Dragway, located in West Point, Kentucky. On a weekly basis, an average of 24 children participate and compete at Ohio Valley Dragway to earn points toward their track championships.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 13:21
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?Warriors end win drought in series against Brownstown PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00
???    It had been eight years since the Scottsburg Warriors beat the Brownstown Braves.
    Despite having the game at home this season, the Braves were still favorites to come away victorious.  Critics expected the one two punch of Blaze Ayers and Taylor Wischmeier to dominate on the boards, as well as in the paint.
    They did out-rebound the Warriors 31 to 28, but the advantage on the boards was no match for the heart and hustle of Scottsburg on Friday, December 12.
    The game was tight from start to finish, neither team leading by more than 7 points. At halftime, the score was 27-25 in favor of the Braves, but Scottsburg came out with increased intensity to combat the home team’s size and athletic advantage.
    As Brownstown extended to a two-possession game, the Warriors made a run to keep it close. With three minutes left in the fourth quarter, Ayers flushed a breakaway dunk to go ahead 6 points and silence the crowd in the Pressure Cooker.
    At the moment that things seemed bleakest, the Warriors turned their game up a notch.  They went on a 7-0 run to take the lead and did not look back from there.
    Scottsburg held the lead in a game that came down to fundamentals and ball movement, winning by a score of 56-52. Matt Bridgewater led the Warriors in scoring again with 16, several of which came on offensive rebounds. Wischmeier had a good night with 20, but Ayers only had 9.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 13:25
 
?Eagles will host CAI North Invitational on Dec. 27, 29 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00
?    The Austin High School Eagles will host the CAI North Invitational on Saturday and Monday, December 27 and 29, at Rigel Gym.
    On December 27, New Washington will play Columbus Christian at 4 p.m. The 6 p.m. game will feature host Austin versus U.S. 31 rival Crothersville.
    Action resumes at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 29. Austin will play Columbus Christian. At 12 noon, New Washington’s Mustangs will be pitted against Crothersville’s Tigers.
    At 5 p.m., Columbus Christian will face the Tigers.
    Austin and New Washington will play the 7 p.m. game that night.
    Admission is now being sold at the high school athletic office. Cost is $5 per session or $10 for a three-session pass. No athletic passes or season tickets can be used to gain admission to this series of games.
    Students with sports passes can buy the three-session pass for $5 if they buy them in advance in the athletic office.
    Anyone who enjoys boys’ basketball will like this series of games, noted Athletic Director Mike Deaton.
    For more information, contact Deaton at 794-8734.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 13:27
 
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