Lisa Nale signs contract, board must approve changes PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 00:00

Borden Junior/Senior High School Principal Lisa Nale has signed a contract agreement with West Clark Schools and is expected to return to work following a 90-day suspension which will expire Oct. 6.

The only thing standing in the way is a special board meeting Thursday (Sept. 2) at 1 p.m.

West Clark Superintendent Monty Schneider said there were some changes in the wording of the contract and he want the board to see it one more time before it is official.

Should the board accept the contract, it will end a saga that began back in June when Nale was pulled over for suspicion of Operating While Intoxicated.

She later pled guilty to a charge of reckless driving.

The board decided not to terminate Nale, but did make a contract amendment with nine stipulations, some of which Nale and others in the community thought were unfair.

Nale didn't signed the contract and the two sides seemed far from an agreement, but at a special board meeting held Aug. 26, the board agreed to lighten the stipulations and make the language in the contract clearer.

The new stipulations include a 90-day suspension dating back to the day after Nale’s arrest, June 25.

A zero tolerance policy through the remainder of Nale’s contract, which is set to expire on June 30, 2011.

Nale must also submit to random, drug tests and she isn’t allowed to be in bars and undergo a counseling assesment.

Schneider said after the board's Aug. 12 meeting that they went through so much trouble because of the asset they feel Nale brings to the school.

"If she wasn't a great principal, we wouldn't even be talking about this," he said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 September 2010 14:02
CHS falls to Brownstown PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 00:00

The fans were excited as they rolled into Dutch Reis Field last Friday night. The fans quickly filled the stands to find the perfect location to cheer on the home-standing Pirates.
The Pirates were preparing to open their home season and defend their Mid Southern Conference title. Charlestown has captured the conference title the last three seasons.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 September 2010 14:21
Evidence being carefully collected, cataloged by experts in Nina Keown case PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 00:00

As of Monday, August 30, human remains found in a heavily wooded area in northern Clark County on Friday morning, August 27, are still being evaluated by the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville, Ky.
“We’re 99% sure that we’ve found Nina Rae Keown. We’re waiting for the experts to confirm it,” stated Sheriff John Lizenby during an interview he gave on Monday afternoon.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 September 2010 14:24
Official detour will take lots of traffic out of Scottsburg while SR56 is closed PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 00:00

Officials of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) have selected an official detour while the railroad crossing on State Road 56 (McClain Avenue) is closed in Scottsburg.
And the amount of time the crossing will be closed has been lengthened by a couple of days.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 September 2010 14:25
West Nile Virus mosquitoes documented in Scott County PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 00:00

Officials of the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) recently announced that mosquito pools in Scott County have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. It’s the first sign of the disease in the county this year.
ISDH officials stated that citizens should take the appropriate precautions to avoid mosquito bites.
There is no human vaccine available to combat the virus nor is there any known cure for West Nile Virus, but the illness can be prevented by following these steps:
•Avoid being outdoors during prime mosquito biting times, dusk to dawn, when possible.
•Apply insect repellent containing DEET and follow label directions when applying.
•Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants.
West Nile Virus is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes that have first bitten an infected bird. A person infected through a mosquito bite may show symptoms three to 15 days after being bitten.
It’s safe to say that Hoosiers in all counties should take recommended precautions. According to an ISDH map, Scott joins 22 other counties where West Nile-positive samples have been found. Another nine Indiana counties are considered severely infested with virus-bearing mosquitoes. Washington County is the nearest county to Scott where such insects have been discovered.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 September 2010 13:21
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