Lanesville Board of School Trustees discusses budget and finances PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 August 2009 00:00
    A budget hearing for the Transportation Fund, General Fund, and Debt Service Fund took place Tuesday (August 18) in the regular monthly meeting of the Lanesville Board of School Trustees.
    Because of the way the process works, the hearing was for 2010.
    “We didn’t ask for any big increases,” said interim Lanesville Supt. Sam Gardner, who said that the tax rates in the district could actually go down next year. “You never know what could happen a year from now.”
    Another unknown is what the school district’s total assessed evaluation will be the next time around.
    In an unrelated matter, the board and Supt. Gardner discussed the flood damage to the baseball diamond and the track in the recent flooding.
    The total amount of damage to both facilities is estimated to be $5,000, and Gardner said that the track was completely covered by the flood waters. Little Indian Creek runs through the town of Lanesville, parallel to the north side of SR 62, with the baseball diamond and the track on the north side of Little Indian Creek. The baseball field also received water damage to the outfield in the recent flood.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 08:40
Floyd County Youth Symphony Auditions PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 August 2009 00:00
    The Floyd County Youth Symphony (FCYS) is open to any qualified student in Southern Indiana or the Louisville metropolitan area. Organized in 1974, the orchestra’s mission is to offer outstanding young musicians the opportunity to experience a challenging music environment. Continuing this tradition, members of the FCYS are planning to perform at Walt Disney World, Florida, during Disney’s 25th Anniversary Magic Music Days, March 21-24, 2010.
    This season’s auditions will be held at New Albany High School on September 14. Students should come prepared to play a scale that represents their range and a short excerpt from a solo or ensemble work that demonstrates their development as a player.
    The FCYS is divided into two orchestras for students at differing levels of technical and musical development. The Philharmonic is a full orchestra for students who have achieved an advanced level of proficiency. Philharmonic String auditions will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday, September 14, beginning with Violins from 5 to 6 p.m. Violas, Cellos and Basses will audition from 6 to 7 p.m. Philharmonic wind and percussion players will audition 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, October 26. There is a $25 audition fee and Pre-registration is not required. Philharmonic rehearsals are on Mondays from 6-8:30 p.m. and are under the leadership of directors Doug Elmore, Scott Cooksey, & Peter Hogoboam.
The Mini-Orchestra is open to string players through 8th grade. Auditions will be heard between 3  and 5 p.m. Monday, September 14. There is no pre-registration or audition fee required. The Mini-Orchestra is an ensemble for young, developing string players. Kathryn Burger Johnson and Susan Pfeifer direct the Mini Orchestra and rehearsals are 4 to 5 p.m. on Mondays.
    The FCYS is unique in that the State of Indiana offers high school credit for participation. FCYS members must take private lessons and participate in their school orchestras, if one is available. Rehearsals for both groups will be at New Albany High School from September through December, 2009. Rehearsals from January to May, 2010 will be held at Highland Hills Middle School.
    For more information, please contact the FCYS at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 812 952-2333, or visit our web site at
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 08:42
Floyd Memorial Hospital Auxiliaries to hold Third Annual Card Party PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 August 2009 00:00
    Floyd Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is inviting everyone to come out to their Third Annual Card Party on Friday September, 25 From 7 to 9 p.m. This year it is being moved from the hospital to to it's new location at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church located at 1752 Scheller Lane in New Albany in order to accommodate the large attendance there has been in the past. This will be an exciting evening of fun and games that will have all kinds of door prizes, raffles and table prizes along with desserts, coffee and soft drinks. Admission is $5 per person , so grab up your card playing buddies and join one big evening of fun and games.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 08:42
124th annual Old Settlers meeting at Neavill’s Grove PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 00:00
    The 124th annual Old Settlers Meeting, which is under the auspices of Neavill’s Grove Inc., is the oldest continuous civic event in Jefferson County to meet in the same location under the same name.
    This year’s event is set this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 28-30.
    Neavill’s Grove is located about six  miles northwest of Madison near Volga on Deputy Pike. It has many shade trees, an auditorium, picnic tables, benches and modern facilities which include a shelter house equipped with a kitchen.
On Friday, August 28, a spaghetti dinner will begin at 5 p.m. followed by a fiddle contest and jam session at 7 p.m. Prizes will be $100 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third. For more information or to enter, call 1-812-866-4656 or 1-812-866-2891 or 1-812-265-2240.
    The official opening will be on Saturday, August 29, at 10 a.m. with the National Anthem and a flag raising, followed by the 29th annual talent contest.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 08:45
Scottsburg man found to be wanted in New York State PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 00:00
    A Scottsburg man was taken into custody for questioning and then arrested by New York State officers on a charge of welfare fraud.
    Kevin C. Lewis, 26, appeared in Scott Superior Court on Monday, August 17, on charges of battery and disorderly conduct stemming from a separate matter. He pleaded guilty to the disorderly conduct charge, and the battery charge was dismissed through a plea agreement. Lewis was sentenced to 180 days in jail, 176 of which were suspended on supervised probation. He was also given credit for two days previously served.
    That wasn't the end of his legal problems, however. After that matter was handled in the local court, he was transported to the Indiana State Police post at Sellersburg. There, he was questioned by two detectives from New York State. One of the officers was a state policeman while the other was a detective with the Town of Wallkill Police Department.
    According to Sgt. Jerry Goodin, Public Information Officer with the ISP Sellersburg post, detectives with the post became aware last week that Lewis was wanted on the welfare fraud charge. They were contacted by NY State officers, who had been searching for Lewis and recently learned that he was in the Scott County area.
    Lewis was incarcerated in the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville while he awaited extradition back to New York State.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 08:48
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