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April 29, 2014 • Headlines

Dashira Brightwell empties her tray at Milan Elementary.
Milan Lady Indians Tennis Team member junior Alexis Owens.
South Ripley Elementary student Lydia Koger selects her lunch, while worker Carole Swinney serves the food offerings.
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Three escape injury from train collision

Mary Mattingly

A train hit a vehicle in Osgood Saturday morning, but fortunately, the three subjects escaped from injury. Osgood Town Marshal Eric Roush reported they got the call at 10:33 a.m. that a CSX train hit a 1996 Nissan Sentra at the Railroad and Sycamore Streets in Osgood. It was between the laundromat and paper factory. Police were told the car was in the process of moving, but for some reason, stalled. The three fled for safety reasons, Roush said.

Train his car in Osgood


The Sentra was totaled when hit by the train Saturday.

There was no fire or chemical spill, and no derailment. Roush said the train’s video was viewed and showed the brakes were applied, and it was going under the 40 mph speed limit at 36 mph when it collided with the vehicle. The conductor blew the whistle prior to the intersection. There is a stop sign there with flashing warning lights. The train was eastbound coming from Louisville and transporting vehicles. Roush said the train hit the brakes, but it could not stop until it met Highway 421.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested for driving with a suspended license and was taken to jail. His name was not released yet. Other charges may be pending, Roush said. The scene was cleared in four hours. The car was totaled.

“I’m very happy no one was hurt,” Roush said, noting it was his first train/vehicle accident since he’s been marshal as of 2008. Besides the Osgood police department, Osgood fire department, Rescue 69, and medics assisted at the scene.

JCD may contract for an athletic trainer

Cathy May

At the April 21 meeting of the Jac-Cen-Del School Board, Eric Fledderman, head athletic trainer, and Carmen Pride, Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation, representing Margaret Mary Sports Medicine gave a presentation on providing an athletic trainer for Jac-Cen-Del.

They provide this service for Batesville High School, Batesville Middle School and Oldenburg Academy. Currently, they provide sports physicals for Jac-Cen-Del students at the Osgood Primary Care facility and do cardiac screenings.
Their service would provide an athletic trainer on the sideline for home soccer, basketball and track events; a weekly injury check visit after school; a concussion program installation and maintenance; preferred sports medicine doctor appointments with Dr. Ed Negovetich, Margaret Mary’s sports medicine doctor; preferred outpatient physical therapy appointments; and, a summer sports performance program. The board will take their proposal under advisement.
Perry Nash, varsity boys basketball coach, reported on the basketball programs that were held this year for grades one through eight and presented future plans to enhance the basketball program for the students in the elementary and junior high schools for the summer and the 2014-2015 school year.

Superintendent Dr. Leanna Phillippe reported on upcoming dates. Graduation will be June 7 at 2 p.m. She thanked Jac-Cen-Del Elementary School Counselor Christi Heaton for her work on organizing the Threat Assessment for Jac-Cen-Del and schools all over the state. There were more than 50 people in attendance including John Hill, Director of Homeland Security. Attendees were given hands on specific things they can do to improve safety and threat assessments.

Elementary report
Elementary School Principal Travis Rohrig reported Jac-Cen-Del Elementary has been named a Four Star School by the Department of Education; 100% of the third grade passed IREAD; and the Destination Imagination Team placed second in the state competition and qualified for the global competition to be held in Knoxville, Tennessee. A Jac-Cen-Del student expressed concern about the dismissal of the junior varsity/varsity cheerleading sponsor. The board said they will consider her remarks.

Brent Casebolt JCD School Resource Officer


Pictured is Brent Casebolt, JCD School Resource Officer.

Brent Casebolt was hired as the new School Resource Officer. Casebolt was at the meeting and was introduced to the board. He is from the Moores Hill area and has 30 years of experience in law enforcement.

Lunch prices
As part of a federal mandate, school lunch prices will be increased for the 2014-2015 school year. At the high school breakfast will be $1.75 and lunch $2.00. At the elementary school breakfast will be $1.35 and lunch $1.75. The cost for adults will be $2.75.

The summer day care fee was increased from $65 to $70 per week. The intramural wrestling program was terminated for lack of interest.

The purchasing policy was changed. Now all items purchased over $10,000 must be approved by the school board prior to purchase.

All members of the board were present: Travis Neal, Steve Huntington, Kathleen Dickman, Phil Mohr and Deanna Young. Also present were Dr. Leanna Phillippe, Superintendent and Pam Comer, Recording Secretary. The next meeting will be held on Monday, May 19 at 6 p.m. in the Jac-Cen-Del Elementary School Library.

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