Indiana’s Clark County Faces Possible Layoffs

Clark County, Indiana continues to struggle with a $1.2 million dollar deficit. Now, the council must decide on Monday how to prevent layoffs to municipal employees. Clark County Attorney Greg Fifer sent an internal memo on Tuesday asking for the commissioners to deny any request to pay claims or payroll at their Thursday meeting because […]

Clark County Begins Sampling for West Nile Virus

Clark County will begin regularly-scheduled sampling next week as two Indiana counties have found mosquitoes with West Nile Virus this year. Clark County hasn’t been collecting regular samples due to budget cuts, said Doug Bentfield, a registered environmental health specialist with the county. “I can say that our complaints are pretty constant, so we have […]

Southern Indiana Schools Show Improvement on ISTEP+ Scores

Test scores for Indiana schools in the 2010-2011 school year were released today, and the pass rates in Southern Indiana showed improvements. New Albany-Floyd County showed a thirteen percent increase over the past two years, while Greater Clark Schools saw a 17 percent increase over the same period. The state uses standardized test scores in […]

Absentee Voting is High in Indiana

Officials say the number of people voting absentee in Indiana has been high in the weeks leading up to Election Day. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. According to the Indiana Secretary of State’s office, 6 percent of the state’s 4.5 million registered voters had submitted absentee ballots in person or by mail by last week. The […]

This Place We Call Home: A History of Clark County, Indiana

Clark County Indiana – encompassing Jeffersonville, Clarksville, Charlestown and other Northern neighbors of Louisville – had its beginning in 1783, from land given to George Rogers Clark as a reward for capturing three forts from the British. It was officially organized in 1801, and since then, has seen its fortune rise and fall with the Ohio River. It’s been through prosperous and lean times in the steamboat, railroad and manufacturing industries, and, like Louisville, was deeply affected by the flood of 1937. Listen to the Show