News and Tribune

December 10, 2013




Young holding mobile office hours

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

Constituents who need help in dealing with a federal agency are encouraged to visit during this time as case workers 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.

Honey bee club forming

A new honey bee club is being formed to service people in the Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, Clark, Ripley, Switzerland and Jackson county areas called Southeastern Indiana Bee Association – Hanover/Madison.

The first SIBA-Hanover/Madison meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, in the Board Room of the J Brown Graham Campus Center at Hanover College. The club will discuss resources available to beekeepers and initial club formation needs.

Beekeepers old and young, new and experienced are invited to attend. The SIBA website can be found at

For more information contact Dave Hynes at the Clark County Extension office at 812-256-4591 or email at


Event to benefit Brandon’s House

Brandon’s House Counseling Center Inc. will be having a Christmas craft and basement sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Fellowship Hall at DePauw Methodist Church, 925 Vincennes St., across from New Albany High School.

Christmas gifts, crafts, homemade cookies and candy and decorations will be available at bargain prices. Santa will be there, too, so bring your camera for a picture. There will be special crafts for children to make from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. led by Diane Stawar.

Lunch will be available — pulled pork sandwiches, chips and more.

Call 812-949-2499 for more information, or give Terry Clem a call at 812-944-1699 if you have decorations or gifts to donate.

Get answers on health care

Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace?

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. today, Dec. 10, to help answer those questions.

Staff with the Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana will be on hand to answer questions. For more information, call 812-949-3523.

Holidays in the library

Santa Claus is coming to the library.

Bring the kids to the annual Holidays in the Library event at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in the library’s auditorium.

Frank Schroeder, the Balloon Man, will be in attendance, kids will make a craft to take home, and refreshments will be served. You also can win a door prize of a gift certificate to Destinations Booksellers.

AARP chapter to meet

AARP, Floyd County Chapter, will meet at noon Friday, Dec. 13, at St. John's Church, corner of 13th and Elm streets, New Albany.

Entertainment will be provided by the SilverToners. Bring a covered dish. Guests welcome. For more information, call 812-944-9525.


K of C serving chicken dinner

The Knights of Columbus, 225 E. Market St., Jeffersonville, will sponsor an all-you-can-eat chicken dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the K of C. Hall.

The menu will consist of chicken, green beans, macaroni and cheese, potatoes and gravy, slaw, drink and dessert is $8.

A large portion of the proceeds will be given to charity.