New Albany, Floyd County Superintendent Raise Approved

The New Albany/Floyd County school board has approved a 20 percent raise for Superintendent Bruce Hibbard. The 5-2 vote came in front of a packed house at Monday’s school board meeting. Several who attended did not appreciate the board’s decision to grant the raise, which will bring Hibbard’s salary up to $170,000. “I think Dr.… Continue reading New Albany, Floyd County Superintendent Raise Approved

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… Continue reading Southern Indiana Schools Show Improvement on ISTEP+ Scores

Teach for America Coming to Appalachia

Three eastern Kentucky school districts have agreed to hire Teach for America instructors next fall. This will be the organization’s first operation in Kentucky and in Appalachia. Teach for America places young teachers in impoverished and struggling schools, and about three fourths of the organization’s operations are in cities, the nearest being Nashville and Indianapolis.… Continue reading Teach for America Coming to Appalachia

Two Dead In Southern Indiana Plane Crash

By Rick Howlett Two people have been killed in the crash of a small plane Sunday night  in Floyd County, Indiana. The  single engine Piper went down in a  field off state road 111. The Courier-Journal reports the plane was headed to Bowman Field in Louisville.   The names of the victims have not been released. The… Continue reading Two Dead In Southern Indiana Plane Crash

Inidana School Districts Faced with More Cuts

School districts throughout Indiana are now looking harder at making cuts after Governor Mitch Daniels stepped up the timetable for reducing the education budget by 3.5 percent. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Indiana districts expected to have 18 months to cut their budgets. But the Governor now says districts will have to absorb a $300… Continue reading Inidana School Districts Faced with More Cuts

Voters in Indiana Out in High Numbers

Voters in Floyd County, Indiana, have been turning out in higher numbers than previous elections, say many precinct inspectors there. Some residents, like Beth Hardin, say it’s the economy that is motivating people in this election. “People are just hurting around in this area because all of the factories have been closing and leaving,” Hardin… Continue reading Voters in Indiana Out in High Numbers

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… Continue reading Absentee Voting is High in Indiana