?Lanesville Board renews insurance coverage for personnel with Anthem PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00
??    The Lanesville Board of School Trustees renewed the coverage of school personnel with Anthem, continuing the coverage they already have. The renewal was for one more year.
    “There was a 3 percent increase in the premium,” said Supt. Sam Gardner, who said that the price of the insurance premiums is based on a number of factors, such as “the loss ratios; what your claim history is.”
    After 41 years of service to the Lanesville Community Schools, thirrd grade teacher Michelle England was feted at a retirement reception last Friday morning (as part of the school’s Christmas program) by the school. She taught her entire career at Lanesville.
    Nathan Barnickle has been hired as England’s appointment for the third grade. He grew up in Lanesville, and attended the Lanesville Community Schools.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 13:02
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?New Austin Disposal Center will accept large objects PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00
???    True to their word, Austin Mayor Doug Campbell and the City Council are creating a Disposal Center that will be open two days each month to accept large objects from Austin residents.
    Any resident of Austin may use the new service at no extra charge. The Council and Mayor offered the idea of allowing people to haul large items to a central location when they overhauled the city’s trash collection system earlier this year. The ordinance creating the new system, whereby most residents will be charged $10 per month for trash pick-up, will go into effect on Monday, December 29. The new charge will be listed on residents’ sewer bills starting in January.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 13:31
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?Greater Clark County Schools accepting Teacher of the Year nominations PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00
?    Greater Clark County Schools is now accepting nominations for the 2009 Teacher of the Year.
    One candidate is chosen annually to represent Greater Clark as the WHAS-TV ExCEL Award winner and the corporation’s candidate for the Indiana Teacher of the Year Program.
    As the ExCEL winner, teachers are given $1,000 to use in their classroom. The winner will be recognized at a ceremony at his/her school in April 2009 and will be invited to a black tie dinner in September 2009.
    If chosen as the Indiana Teacher of the Year, the candidate will receive $1,000, a certificate, ring and admission to an awards banquet.
    These awards are given to recognize a teacher who exemplifies excellence through innovation, excitement and enthusiasm in teaching.
    Candidates should possess meaningful personal relationships with students, parents, colleagues and community members and should show a personal commitment to continued professional development. Candidates are required to have five years teaching experience with Greater Clark County Schools before being considered for the WHAS-TV/GCCS Teacher of the Year award.  
    Furthermore, recipients of the award within the past five years are not eligible.
    The deadline for submitting a candidate as the Greater Clark County Schools Teacher of the Year is Friday, January 23, 2009. To nominate a teacher, please state the reasons you are nominating this individual in typewritten form. Nomination letters should be between 200-500 words. Return the nomination form to: Greater Clark County Schools Administration Building; Attn: Erin Bojorquez; 2112 Utica-Sellersburg Road; Jeffersonville, IN 47130.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 13:35
 
?New CHS construction project photo gallery available PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 December 2008 00:00
?    Thanks to Charlestown High School Custodian Linda Duncan who has been documenting and continues to document the changes involving the construction of the new Charlestown High School, a photo gallery has been set up at www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/ProjectCHS.htm for everyone to view the progress of the project as well as preserve images of the facilities’ history and transformation.
    The Photo Gallery will be updated with additional photos each week until the project is concluded, which provokes a reminder for those interested in dedicating a brick or stone bench along the new Pirate Pride Way, do not forget to log on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/PiratePrideWay.htm and add your mark to the new facility.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 13:40
 
?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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