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2008-10-06 12:00:30

By Alan Roden; Gemma Fraser Education chief says sorry as Flex cleared of talking to News EDUCATION leader Marilyne MacLaren has finally apologised to a parent she wrongly accused of leaking confidential information to the Evening News. The Lib Dem councillor has repeatedly been urged to say sorry to parent representative Lynda Flex, whom she kicked off a forum looking at school closure plans. Most recently, a damning investigation found that this mounted to a breach of the...

2008-08-05 18:00:30

By Melissa Moody, The Evening News and the Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind. Aug. 5--Attorneys Dan Moore and Doug Bates -- who are involved in litigation between Clark County Surveyor Bob Isgrigg and the County Commissioners and County Drainage Board -- filed objections to prevent Sunset Hills residents' Tammy and Rodney Ross from entering the case. The Ross' attorney, Greg Fifer, filed for a motion to intervene in the case July 15 on behalf of the couple, who have been vocal in their...

2008-07-31 21:00:32

By Tara Hettinger, The Evening News and the Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind. Jul. 31--Inside, parents bustled around the gymnasium at Silver Street Elementary School, all working to register their children for school. Outside, two booths with volunteers sat on each side of the school's property with information about the school being considered for closure by the Resources for Results committee. Angie Andriot and her 6-year-old daughter, Jillian, stopped at a booth before continuing on...

2008-07-29 18:00:40

By Daniel Suddeath, The Evening News and the Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind. Jul. 29--Floyd Circuit Court Judge J. Terrence Cody will decide Georgetown's case against the county on a proposed location for a wastewater-treatment plant on zoning issues and nothing else. "Everything else is just smoke-screens," Cody said at a declaratory judgment hearing Monday. After listening to arguments as to why Georgetown should be permitted to build a plant at what is known as the O'Brien property --...

2008-07-25 00:00:39

By Tara Hettinger, The Evening News and the Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind. Jul. 24--HENRYVILLE -- Miles away and tucked inside The Wooded Glen Retreat Center, the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corp. board sat around a large table surrounded by windows and trees Wednesday to talk about ways to improve the corporation. The peaceful location was chosen to be the site for this year's two-day retreat, where the members talked about how the board operates, reviewed last year's...

2008-07-23 18:00:26

By Melissa Moody, The Evening News and the Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind. Jul. 23--David Huddleson was laid off from his job in December. But if his family's home is one of 50 Charlestown households selected to receive free broadband Internet service and a computer, Huddleson can finish his business degree by taking online courses. And with a degree, he can get a higher- paying job than his last. He can not only find that job online, but create a resume online and apply online, as well....

2008-07-18 18:00:36

By Daniel Suddeath, The Evening News and the Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind. Jul. 18--When Eric Schansberg decided to run for Indiana's 9th District U.S. Congress seat, he had "no idea" gas prices would be such a hot topic. "It wasn't even on my radar initially," Schansberg said during a Wednesday press conference at Jeffersonville's Warder Park. The Libertarian candidate said as gas prices increased substantially in recent months, so did the interest level of Indiana residents. "The...

2008-07-18 18:00:23

By David A. Mann, The Evening News and the Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind. Jul. 18--About 25 residents on Sundancer Drive will soon receive letters from the Jeffersonville Sewer Department informing them they are required to hook up to the city's sewer system. Under state law, municipalities have the right to force those living within 300 feet of a sewer line to hook on to the system. As a result, homeowners there will have to pay $1,525 in city fees, plus whatever a contractor charges...

2008-07-17 18:00:42

By David A. Mann, The Evening News and the Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind. Jul. 17--Greater Clark County Schools will eliminate four half days next year and increase the minutes in which students receive instruction. With the increase -- which also factors in changes to the school day schedule -- elementary-school students will receive almost two hours more instruction per day than what the state requires. Middle- and high-school students will receive about one hour more per day than...

2008-07-16 18:00:31

By Tara Hettinger, The Evening News and the Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind. Jul. 16--The Floyd County Commissioners awarded bids Tuesday to repair bridge number 51 on Blackiston Mill Road and replace bridge number 21 on John Pectol Road. EZ Construction was awarded the bid to repair the bridge for $89,821.35. Fulkerson Contracting won the bid for the replacement project alternate one for $217,087.54 and alternate two for $210,000. Both of EZ's alternate bids came in lower than the...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.