City council dedicates funds
The Jeffersonville City Council held a special meeting Thursday to dedicate up to $3,000 out of its promotional funds for a holiday party for city employees.
About $500 is set to come out of the mayor’s promotional fund for the city’s department heads’ celebration. Next year, the money to pay for the catering for the holiday parties will be put into a line item in the Human Resources Department’s budget.
Commissioners to meet Tuesday
The Floyd County Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Pine View Government Center.
One of the items on the agenda is a zoning ordinance request for proposed apartments to be built near Highlander Point. Several residents are expected to voice their concerns about the proposed development.
Several other items including a development agreement for Glenwood Farms and Floyd County employee spousal health insurance ineligibility will also be discussed.
Young to meet with residents
Rep. Todd Young, R-Ind., will meet with constituents on an individual and small-group basis from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 16, at the 9th District Constituent Service Center, 279 Quartermaster Court, Jeffersonville.
The congressman will meet with small groups of up to four constituents at a time for 15 minutes each, and constituents will be able to determine which issues they would like to talk about. The opportunity to sit down with Young is open on a first-come, first-serve basis by calling 812-288-3999.
Give the gift of platelets
All platelet donors are invited to participate in Give a Gift Month through Dec. 21. Come to donate platelets at any American Red Cross River Valley Donation Centers and be automatically entered to win a $100 Visa gift card. One will be given away every week throughout the campaign.
Platelets are the blood component that controls bleeding by forming blood clots. Collected platelets are used to treat hospital patients undergoing chemotherapy, organ transplants, neonatal care and anemia treatment. Since the shelf-life of platelets is only five days, the need is constant.
This time of year is one of the most difficult blood collection periods for the Red Cross as people who routinely donate get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season.
To learn more and schedule an appointment to donate, call 800-732-8772-7072 or 502-540-7072.
Volunteers needed for tax help
Southern Indiana Tax Aide, the free income tax program sponsored by the AARP Foundation, needs volunteers to help low to moderate-income taxpayers and seniors prepare and file their 2013 federal and state income tax returns at sites in Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties.
Volunteers may choose to be tax counselors, client facilitators or provide computer support from Feb. 1 to April 15. No experience is required, however, computer experience is helpful because all returns are prepared and filed electronically with the IRS. Free training and certification will be provided in January.
Volunteers may contribute just four hours a week, and all ages are welcome. There will be three orientation/information meetings prior to January for those persons interested. For more information, or to register for the meetings, contact Ed at 812-246-0899 or Jack at 502-509-6788.
Coats’ staff member to visit Corydon
U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., announced that a member of his staff will visit Corydon from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Dec. 18, Harrison County Public Library, 105 N. Capitol Ave., Corydon.
The staff will meet with local residents and assist Hoosiers experiencing problems with a federal agency.
Bake sale set for today
The Old Utica School Preservation is having its second-annual bake sale/auction from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday Dec. 14, at the SOS Building, 208 S. Fourth St., Utica.
Come out and have some fun and get baked goods and sweets. Red hots, no bake cookies, homemade fudge, cakes, pies, cupcakes, and many other items will be for sale. There also will be an auction.
Movie showing at library
Love Christmas movies? Then head to the Borden Public Library on Tuesday, Dec. 17 to watch a special Christmas film. This family friendly movie is geared toward children of all ages. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. To register and for movie information, call 812-967-3440.
Eggnog chugging 5k to help homeless
The second-annual Eggnog 5k will be held at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 22, featuring choirs at every kilometer.
For those with strong stomachs or an adventurous spirit, there will be the option to stop and chug a drink of eggnog at each mile. Cost is $10 for the 5k and register at sweatysheep.com.
There will also be a full night of music at Headliners, Dec. 19, featuring JD Shelburne, Danny Flanigan and comedian Frank Morris. The event begins at 8 p.m. Tickets for the event is $10 and can be purchased in advance at Headliners as well as Fleet Feet and Ken Combs Running Store or online at sweatysheep.com.
The 5k will begin at the Belle of Louisville and the course runs through Waterfront Park. All proceeds benefit the homeless. A $75 VIP ticket buys a new pair of shoes for a person without a home.
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