News and Tribune

January 29, 2014




Road closure shifted to Thursday

Missouri Avenue between Court Avenue and South Clark Boulevard is scheduled to close Thursday, Jan. 30 for extensive utility work in the area.

It’s expected to close early that morning and remain closed into July. The closure was originally set for Monday, but has been twice delayed by weather.


Falls meeting date changed

The Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center Building Corporation annual meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in the Executive Conference Room at Clarksville Town Hall, 2000 Broadway, Clarksville.


Tea Party group to meet

The Clark County Tea Party invites the public to the group’s weekly meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Silver Creek Middle School, 495 N. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg.

The guest speaker will be Terry Cummins, educator, author, columnist for the News and Tribune and adventurer. For more information, e-mail the group at


Emergency kits are available

The Floyd County Health Department is assisting local schools by providing classroom emergency kits.

The kits, locally assembled at the health department, are designed to assist educators in the initial response to a variety of emergencies. The contents were purchased with federal grant monies for emergency response, and are provided to the schools free of charge.  

Originally known as lockdown kits, each bucket contains: toilet paper, gloves, trash bags, heated reflective blanket, duct tape, flashlight, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, glow sticks, and the container to be used as a toilet.

The kits have the capability to assist in natural disasters and losses of power and utilities, as well as protective lockdown situations.

SWCD meeting, pitch-in dinner set

The Floyd County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will host its 66th annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center.

The evening will feature a pitch-in dinner — meat, drinks and table service will be provided. Awards will be presented to the poster contest winners, conservation steward of the year and forestry steward.

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are encouraged by calling the SWCD office at 812-945-9936.


Habitat hosting inspirational breakfast

Habitat for Humanity is hosting a “Morning of Inspiration” breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, at The Calumet Club, 1614 E. Spring St., New Albany.

Author Sarah Meece will be the guest speaker. The cost is $35 per person and will be catered by Stumler’s Catering and Starbucks.

For more information, email or Jamie Ogles to register You also may contact Habitat for Humanity at 812-948-1235.

Learn will, estate planning

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will host the midday Meet & Mingle at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in the Strassweg Auditorium.

Tim Naville, from the law firm of Lorch Naville Ward, will be the speaker. Naville will be speaking and answering questions on estate planning, probate, what can happen without a will, living wills and trusts.

Coffee and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 812-949-3523.

Friends of NA-FC Library book sale

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, the Friends of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will hold a book sale in the library’s Annex Building at the corner of Spring Street and Scribner Drive, New Albany.

All books in history will be discounted by 50 percent as well as those written by black authors.

Regular prices are $1 for hardbacks; 50 cents for videos, DVDs and paperbacks; 25 cents for audio book cassette tapes; and 10 cents for magazines and music cassette tapes. Children’s books are available at prices of $1 or less.