GCCS Elementary Schools announce music festival and track meet PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 April 2009 00:00
    Students from all 12 Greater Clark elementary schools will participate in a music festival on Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m.  
    The festival will be held in the auditorium at Charlestown High School. Charlestown High School is located at #1 Pirate Place in Charlestown.
    Students from all 12 Greater Clark elementary schools will participate in a regional track meet on Thursday, April 23 at 4:30 p.m. The meet will be held at Jeffersonville High School’s Blair Field.  Jeffersonville High School is located at 2315 Allison Lane in Jeffersonville.
    For more information, please contact Erin Bojorquez at (812) 283-0701 ext. 325.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2009 13:30
Pirate Track opens 09 season breaking records PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 April 2009 00:00
    The Pirate Track & Field team began their season last Wednesday evening, April 1, versus Providence, New Washington and South Central.  The boys team finished first, accumulating 80 points on 14 first place finishes by Clay Daniel, Aaron May, Justin Baxtron, Kyle Jenkins, Josh King, Daniel Taylor, and Michael Baines.  
    The Pirates also scored on 4 second place and 6 third place finishes.  
    Pirate Justin Baxtron set a new school record in the 100 meter dash by finishing with a time of 10.6 seconds, after Michael Baines had just tied the school record at 10.9 seconds minutes earlier.  
    The thrower group of Jordan White, Clay Daniel, Brandon Lyons, and Tyler Lyons also set an unofficial school record by defeating Providence in a "Big Man Challenge 400 Meter Relay" with a time of 55 seconds.
    The Lady Pirate Track & Field team, consisting of Samantha Farmer, Corrie Jeter, Cara Rhoten, Sophia Higazy, Emily Dahmer, and Katie Burkhart also started their season off on a good note. Despite low numbers, the girls were able to gain 16 points against the much larger squads of Providence, New Washington, and South Central.
    For more Pirate and Lady Pirate Track and Field Information, go to the Track and Field Sports Page at www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Track.htm .
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2009 13:31
“Operation Vests for Valor”fundraiser to raise funds for CPD, SPD SWAT team vests PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 April 2009 00:00
    During the evening hours of Thursday, February 19, many local officers received the call that they all dread. Two of their own had been shot and the suspect was still on the loose.
    The two injured, Jeffersonville Police Department Cpl. Dan Lawhorn and Officer Keith Broady, are now home from a long hospital stay and are still receiving outpatient therapy. Lawhorn was shot in the leg while Broady sustained a gunshot wound to his chest area above the protection of his vest during the shooting at Motel 6.
    The incident inspired the “Operation Vest for Valor” fundraiser.
    Preferred Automotive owner, Troy French, is friends with Broady’s brother, Darin, and was inspired to reach out to the community and create fundraisers so vests may be purchased.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2009 13:33
Pirate baseball opens season defeating Charlevoix 8-2 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 April 2009 00:00
    The Charlestown High School Pirate baseball team's season opener versus Charlevoix High School, of Michigan on Monday, March 30, began the slugger's season off on the right note with a solid 8-2 victory.  
    The game, played at Jeffersonville's Memorial Park due to Charlestown Little League construction, featured good play from the team's younger players.
    Charlevoix High School, a 3A size school from Michigan, stopped to play the Pirates on their way to Tennessee for their annual Spring Break trip.  
    The game marked the first time the Pirates have played an out of state team since the 2005 season (when traveled to Ballard High School (KY) for the Ballard Invitational).
    For more game information, check out the Game Highlights section of the Baseball Sports Page at www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Baseball.htm.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2009 13:35
WCMH accepts Lindauer's resignation PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 April 2009 00:00
    In a special meeting on Thursday, April 2, the Washington County Memorial Hospital WCMH)Board of Trustees unanimously accepted Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Randy Lindauer's resignation. Lindauer was not present at the meeting and has been on personal leave since the latter part of March. The Board thanked Lindauer for his outstanding service to the hospital during the past few difficult years. When asked if Lindauer would be receiving any type of a severance package, Board President Aaron Lee deferred to attorney Drew Wright. According to Wright, WCMH is  negotiating with Lindauer in an effort to work out an agreement on the severance package.
    In other action, the Board unanimously approved Joe Roche as Interim CEO. According to Lee, Roche, as well as a Chief Financial Officer John Lines, will be at WCMH two to three days a weeks depending on changing conditions. Both individuals are employed by Saint Vincent Health (SVH) in Jennings County. When asked if the executives' services were being provided by Saint Vincent Health free of charge to WCMH,  Lee answered in the affirmative. Wright added that the original letter of intent between SVH and WCMH has been amended to include a provision stating that if an agreement to affiliate in some fashion cannot be reached between the two organizations, then WCMH will be expected to pay for the services of the two executives.
    As a final piece of business, the Board unanimously approved an agreement with Regions Bank that would extend the hospital's line of credit until May 31.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2009 13:37
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