?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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?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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