News and Tribune

January 28, 2014




Seminar stresses sports safety

The Keeping Players in the Game: Sports Safety Seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to noon March 1 at the Floyd Memorial Paris Health Education Center, 1850 State St., New Albany.

This is a free seminar for coaches, parents and athletes. They will learn about concussion treatment, performance enhancement, injury prevention, sideline injury management and common, preventable issues in spring athletes.

Following the program, there will be a question and answer session with the Floyd Memorial Sports Medicine specialists including orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians and physical therapists. Seating is limited and registration is required by calling 1-800-4-SOURCE or online at

Brandon’s House selling chocolates

Brandon’s House Counseling Center, Inc., is selling heart-shaped boxes full of chocolate truffles —10 to a box, a little more than a pound, for $12 each.

 The truffles can be ordered in time for Valentines Day. Orders need to be placed and paid for by Monday, Feb. 10, and candy will be available for pick up at Brandon’s House on Wednesday, Feb. 12, or Thursday, Feb. 13th, after 1 p.m.

Proceeds benefit Brandon’s House, a nonprofit agency in New Albany that has given away Master’s level counseling to teenagers since 1993.

Call 812-949-2499 for more information about placing an order.

School choice event scheduled

New Albany-area students, who attend online school through Hoosier Academies, will be taking part in a huge national event to celebrate National School Choice Week, 10 to 11:30 a.m.,  Jan. 31, at the New Albany Public Library, 180 West Spring St., New Albany

The event will feature an art show to help celebrate Art Appreciation Month and school choice. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their art for friends and family to admire, as well as get the chance to play games. Additionally, families can receive more information about Hoosier Academies and online learning.

National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for children – including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online schools, and homeschooling.

 Deadline nears for NAHS Hall of Fame nominations

The deadline to nominate someone for the New Albany High School Hall of Fame is Feb. 28. Nomination forms can be obtained at the school office or at


A sweet craft

Create a unique Valentine’s craft at the Charlestown Clark County Library,  transform wire hangers into colorful heart shaped wreaths. Bring one wire hanger from home, all other materials will be provided.

 The Valentine craft workshops:

• Monday Feb. 10, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Charlestown Library, 51 Clark Road, Charlestown.

• Tuesday Feb. 11,  5:30 to 7 p.m., Borden Library, 117 Main Street, Borden.


World War II Roundtable meeting Jan. 31

The World War II Roundtable will have its first meeting of the new year at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 31 at the Clarksville Branch of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 1312 Eastern Blvd.

The January meeting will feature Bill Martin who will discuss his recent trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the World War II Memorial with the Bluegrass Chapter of the Veteran's Honor Flight. Martin was a member of the Air Force during World War II.

 Meetings planned for the future include a program in February on Army field rations including and a digital slide presentation about the new Patton Museum of Leadership at Fort Knox in March.

Meetings are open to anyone interested in World War II and are held on the last Friday of each month except for December when there is no meeting. The contact person for the World War II Roundtable is Bill Martin at 812-282-1738.


Chili and brew bonanza time

The ninth annual Chili and Brew Bonanza will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, at Kye’s II, 500 Missouri Avenue, Jeffersonville. The evening will include more than 20 chili recipes to sample, a variety of brews to taste, music, a silent auction, and lots of fun. Proceeds will go to help with Jeffersonville Main Street’s efforts of revitalizing the downtown district.  

Chili makers and table sponsors are needed.

For more information contact


Anime club hosts event

The Anime Club is hosting an event at the Sellersburg Library, 430 N. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg. Anime fans can join the club to watch an episode (or two) and discuss anime and manga at the Sellersburg Library.

This program will be at 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3, and again Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 5 p.m. This program is open to youth 13-18. Registration is required. Call the library at 812-246-4493.