CLARK COUNTY — Greater Clark County Schools will hold a public hearing Tuesday regarding a proposed superintendent contract for interim superintendent Mark Laughner.

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NEW ALBANY — Floyd County Head Start has received a $1.7 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services that will allow it to expand the “Birth to Five” program and add 27 new jobs.

CHARLESTOWN — The youngest and newest member of the Charlestown City Police Department — an 8-week-old golden Labrador K-9 puppy — bounded into town last week ready to do her best for the department, students and community.

CLARK COUNTY — School bus #1810 was rear ended while transporting Thomas Jefferson Elementary students on a field trip to Churchill Downs Museum Tuesday, according to a news release from Greater Clark County Schools.

NEW ALBANY — It looks like the current modified calendar, used by the New Albany Floyd County Consolidated School Corp., will not be changing anytime soon.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — Virenda Cunningham-Lester has dedicated her life to service and leadership in her community, especially with children. Now, she's helping students transition as she looks ahead to her role as the new downtown school's first principal.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — A Southern Indiana health official says drug overdoses have leveled off in the area since a spike earlier this month, but health leaders continue to monitor overdose activity and improve services available for those using.

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SELLERSBURG — The Silver Creek Dragons were Indy bound Friday morning, with what seemed like the whole town standing behind their team, the one that made history last week with the school's first-ever semistate win.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Education’s Office of eLearning announced Monday the recipients of the 2019 Digital Learning grants. This year’s grants offer up to $50,000 to support districts in building digital initiatives in areas such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mat…

MUNCIE — Ball State University junior Lydia Kotowski of Floyds Knobs was named a finalist for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, the nation’s premier graduate fellowship for students pursuing careers as public service leaders.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — As more than 1,000 people filled the Indiana Statehouse Saturday for the Red for Ed rally, Southern Indiana teachers were among those advocating for higher education spending and better teacher pay.

JEFFERSONVILLE – The Greater Clark County Schools Board of Trustees is now accepting applications for the position of superintendent. In order to be considered for the position, a complete application package must be received by March 31.

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CLARKSVILLE —“You just don’t understand!” is a common statement teenagers say to their parents — and vice versa. “Freaky Friday” — the musical by Disney — gives one rebellious teenage girl and her stressed-out mom the chance to understand what the other is going through when they accidentall…

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FLOYDS KNOBS — Floyd County Sheriff Frank Loop confirmed Wednesday afternoon that two females, ages 13 and 14, were arrested in connection with the latest school threat, this time targeting Floyd Central High School and Highland Hills Middle School. Both were Highland Hills students.

INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers say the latest amendment to an Indiana House bill pertaining to Jeffersonville's Promise would widen the opportunities for students, but the mayor says some of its language isn't realistic and doesn't know how the overall bill could affect whether or not the initiati…

SOUTHERN INDIANA — Coalitions in Clark and Scott counties that are working to fight the drug crisis are among 10 in the state to each be awarded $75,000 in state grants to help develop and improve their coalitions.

NEW ALBANY — Brad Snyder has been superintendent of the New Albany Floyd County Consolidated School Corp. for one year. And to celebrate his anniversary, he gave a first-ever state of the corporation report to members of the school board and public Monday night.

NEW ALBANY — Indiana University Southeast’s School of Business received a $17,500 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to establish the Duke Energy Nonprofit Academy, a professional development conference at IU Southeast.

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Mary Elizabeth Farnsley, 92, of New Albany, Indiana passed away Monday at Baptist Health Floyd. New Albany. She was the former Mary McNew, a native of Laurel County, Kentucky. Mary was a homemaker and a foster parent to several children. Preceded in death by husband, Carl D. Farnsley; sons, …

Wanda L. Ramey Van Meter, 88, died Monday, May 20, 2019 at Westminster Health Care in Clarksville. She was born in Louisville and was a retired supervisor for the U.S. Census Bureau. She was a member of Howard Park Christian Church in Clarksville. She was preceded in death by her husbands, H…

Betty A. Roby, 72, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Clark Memorial Hospital. She was a retired bus driver of Greater Clark County School Corporation. Betty was a member of member of Moose Lodge Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a native of Jeffersonville…

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