?SOAR! to host Dictionary Project this fall PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 September 2008 00:00
    Success and Opportunity at Reading (SOAR!) once again plans to spearhead the Dictionary Project in Washington County. Part of a nationwide program (www.dictionaryproject.org ), the local initiative will put dictionaries in the hands of every third grader in all three county schools.
    SOAR! is an adult and family literacy program. The organization offers free one-on-one reading and English tutoring for adults in Washington County. SOAR! also has a family literacy component which includes Put Your Nose In A Book and The Dictionary Project.  All programs are designed to increase and promote literacy in Washington County.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2008 14:54
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?Carnegie Center’s “Senior Class” Brown Bag Lunch Program off to a successful start; Future Program dates and topics announced PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 September 2008 00:00
?    After the success of its inaugural “Senior Class” program, the Carnegie Center for Art and History encourages the public to attend future programs in the series. The free program is held the second Tuesday of each month at the museum, and participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch, with drinks provided. Seasonal “semesters” cover related topics and include a field trip and a graduation party. Participants can complete the whole semester or pick the individual programs of most interest.
    The first program in the Senior Class series was a field trip to the University of Louisville Art Library on August 12. Gail Gilbert, Art Librarian of UofL, presented an introduction to researching art. Participants learned about (and got the chance to thumb through) some of the best references for finding information about art and artists. One participant was “pleased to learn about such a comprehensive and convenient resource for researching art.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2008 12:46
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?YMCA Swim Classes off variety for all ages PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 September 2008 00:00
?  ?    The public is invited to register children ages six months through teens and adults now in swimming classes that are scheduled between now and the end of the year at the YMCA of Southern Indiana, 4812 Hamburg Pike in Jeffersonville.
    Places in the classes are limited, so registration is on a first come-first served basis. To enroll, stop by the Y. Financial assistance is available for qualifying families.
    All local swim staff members are certified in lifeguarding, CPR, and first aid. They also have received training through the YMCA National Swim Program, which is the largest of its kind in the country and has been endorsed by child development and medical experts.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2008 10:39
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?INDOT hears negative reactions to proposed turning lane on US 150 in Greenville corridor PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 September 2008 00:00
 ?    Officials representing the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) heard 100 percent negative reactions to the proposed turning lane being considered for US 150 between where the road splits into a four  lane road near Mt Saint Francis on the eastern side of the project, and the Harrison County/Floyd County line on the western side of the project.
    The gymnasium at Greenville Elementary School held dozens of residents living within the town limits, the Greenville Town Board, and INDOT officials Monday night (Sept. 9).
    Greenville Town Board President Talbotte Richardson opened the proceedings with the statement, “If they (INDOT) did what they wanted to do, it would be the death knell of this town.”
    Brett Walls, an engineer with the firm drawing up the plans, emphasized that the plans are only half done at present, and that INDOT and the engineers on the project are trying to get input from the residents at the time.
    “Public input is always a part of the design process,” Walls said.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2008 09:54
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?Salem Common Council votes to revamp longevity pay schedule for city workers PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 September 2008 00:00
?    ?    The City of Salem Common Council met in special session on Tuesday to discuss proposed changes in the longevity pay schedule for city workers.
     The current pay schedule adopted in 2007 calls for full time employees to receive an annual bonus equal to $208 for each year of employment by the city.  
    An example would be that an employee with 10 years of seniority receives a longevity pay bonus of $2080, paid out in equal installments throughout the eleventh year.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2008 14:18
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