NEW ALBANY — While the construction work will not be finished at every site, school should open without too many issues July 29 in the New Albany Floyd County Consolidated School Corp.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — Seven members of Greater Clark County Schools’ administrative team will change roles starting with the 2019-20 school year as Superintendent Mark Laughner continues to work to align the skills and talents of district leaders with the needs of its schools, according to a Grea…

JEFFERSONVILLE — The Greater Clark County Schools Board of Trustees approved several leadership changes in the district this week.

NEW ALBANY — The theme for Second Baptist Church’s 2019 Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 15, is “The Unseen Man” which tells the story of how black male slaves were removed from their families, many to never to see their family again.

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NEW ALBANY — This was the first year for Selby Rae Bays to participate in the Floyd County 4-H Fair, and she did it with a mind to help others learn about animals.

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NEW ALBANY — For the past few months, 9-year-old Arian Redden has been caring for two pigs — cleaning, brushing, feeding and playing with them twice a day or more.

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NEW ALBANY — Twenty-six Homestead Awards were handed out to long-established families of Floyd County at a luncheon hosted by the county commissioners Thursday.

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NEW ALBANY — Sharon Jones has spent her adult life in education. For 12 years she served as principal at Slate Run Elementary School in New Albany.

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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Obituaries

Masako N. Santos, of New Albany, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 15, 2019 at Silvercrest Nursing Home at the age of 89. Masako was born in Okinawa, Japan and endured many hardships in her young life including protecting her younger siblings during the occupation of Okinawa by…

Lester C. Bottorff Jr., 87, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Westminster Village. He was retired from Colgate. Lester was a member of CCCC, VFW, American Legion, Moose Lodge, FOE. He was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Lester served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korea…

Hiram Eull "Wally" Wallace, 91, went to be with the Lord on December 27, 2018. This gifted and beloved gentleman was a shining example of a loving patriarch, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and cherished friend to so many. Wally leaves behind a legacy of selfless character, …

Juanita M. Glasscock, 74 of Charlestown passed away on Friday. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 1:00 P.M. at Grayson's in Charlestown. Visitation after 11:00 A.M. Tuesday.

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