News and Tribune

September 9, 2013



Annual Freedom Walk on tap

Henryville will join cities across America to host the annual Freedom Walk to commemorate the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and honor veterans. The Freedom Walk will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Henryville High School track and will end at 1:40 p.m.

Sponsored by Henryville Elementary School, walk participants will include all kindergarten students through sixth graders. They will walk during their recess times.

The walk calls on people to reflect on the lives lost Sept. 11, 2001, honor our veterans, past and present, and renew our commitment to freedom and the values of our country.



 FMH Auxiliary selling mums

Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services Auxiliary is having its annual fall mums sale Thursday, Sept. 12. The sale begins at 7 a.m. and will run while supplies last.

This sale will be in the front main lobby of the hospital, 1850 State St., New Albany. These mums will be in 8-inch pots for $8, 12-inch patio pots at $24; and hanging baskets for $18. They will be available in burgundy, yellow, pink, purple or bronze while the supply last. 

Payment may be cash or check and hospital employees may use payroll deduction. Proceeds from this fundraiser goes toward auxiliary projects, which include comfort pillows for surgery patients, wheelchairs, scholarships, department requests and more. For additional information call 812-948-6734.



 Young to host office hours

The office of Rep. Todd Young, R-Ind., announced that staff will be holding mobile office hours in Floyd County from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. The mobile office will be located at New Albany-Floyd County Public Library at 180 W. Spring St.

Constituents who need help in dealing with a federal agency are encouraged to visit during this time as caseworkers will be present to assist them. Constituents who have questions or would like to reserve time for a meeting should contact the Jeffersonville Constituent Service Center at 812-288-3999.


Bible study group to meet

Bible Study Fellowship will begin meeting for a 30-week study of Matthew on Monday, Sept. 9. The class will run through May 5, with breaks at Christmas and spring break.

The group meets every Monday from 6:55 to 8:45 p.m. The host church for the Southern Indiana community is Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 2100 U.S. 150, Floyds Knobs.

Contact Cynde Lipke, 812-923-7429 to learn more about registration for the class or visit



 Group hosts resource night for depression

The local chapter of Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance is sponsoring a Community Expert Resource Panel Night from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Clark Memorial Hospital in the Conference Center, lower level of 1220 Missouri Ave., Jeffersonville.

The panel will include representatives from LifeSpring, Seven Counties, Dove Support Ministry Inc., Goodwill, The Family Health Center, Social Security Office, and Vocational Rehabilitation. Representatives from these organizations will present information about their organizations and then hold a question/answer session following.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Mike Kuhl at 502-635-6142 or email Maureen Fifer at


Poems, stories sought about parks

Submissions are being accepted for poems and short nonfiction stories about Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs for “Naturally Yours.”

Organizers are seeking submissions about the Falls of the Ohio State Park and Charlestown State Park for “Naturally Yours,” a collection of poems and stories about Indiana State Parks that will be compiled into a book. The editors would like to include poems and stories about every Indiana state park. 

Proceeds from the book will be donated to Discovering the Outdoors Fund in the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation, which helps pay for school groups to visit Indiana state parks and reservoirs. 

For guidelines on submissions or for more information visit The deadline for submissions is Sept. 21.