News and Tribune

May 6, 2013



Church hosting brunch for mothers

The deacons of Culbertson Baptist Church, 4007 Grant Line Road, New Albany, are hosting a brunch for women of the church and the community, 10 a.m., May 11, in the Family Life Center of the church. 

Guest speaker will be Dawne Gee of  WAVE 3, and the men’s choir from Culbertson will provide gospel music.

There is no charge for the brunch, but, because of limited seating, reservations are required. Reservations may be  made by calling the church office at 812-944-2738 by May 6.


St. Paul’s looking for artists

The seventh annual Art on the Parish Green, at historic St. Paul's Episcopal Church in New Albany, has openings for a few additional artists for the June 8-9 event. 

The event features 60 juried art and fine crafts displays, food and drink, music, a YMCA Kids’ Art Place, and old-fashioned carriage rides in New Albany's Main Street area. Proceeds of the event annually benefit community service projects in New Albany. Prospective artists should go to to download an application and submit photographs of their work for consideration.


Genealogy classes coming to library

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is offering a series of six genealogy classes from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, May 8.

Library staff member and genealogist, Nancy Strickland, will be teaching the class. Participants will learn the basics of getting started, including an overview of what information to look for, forms to use and how to organize the information. Participants should bring a pencil and a list of known ancestors including names, dates and places of birth, marriage and death if known. Due to the size of the computer lab, the class is limited to 10 participants. Call the Indiana Room at 812-949-3527 to make reservations



Livestock enrollment deadline near

4-H youth planning to exhibit sheep, swine, beef heifers, beef cow/calf pairs, beef feeder calves, goats, dairy, poultry or rabbits at the 2013 Clark County 4-H Fair must have their animal(s) enrolled on Saturday, May 11 at the Clark County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Enrollment will be held from 8 to 11 a.m.

All Livestock enrollment forms, including poultry and rabbits, must be turned in on or before this date. 

Exhibitors must have their Premise ID number to place on their enrollment form in order to show their animals at the Clark County 4-H Fair (only rabbits and horses are exempt from this rule). 

All members must also have their online 4-H enrollment complete on or before May 11.

Four-H’ers must be in the possession of the animal(s) and be feeding and keeping records on their project from May 11 to the 2013 Clark County 4-H Fair in July. If the animal(s) are not properly enrolled by May 11, the animal(s) will not be eligible to show at the 2013 Clark County 4-H Fair.  All animals must be owned or owned in partnership by the 4-H member. Clark County follows Indiana State Fair guidelines for enrollment and identification of all livestock. Any 4-H’er who is interested in exhibiting at the 2013 Indiana State Fair, August 2-18, should go to 2013 Indiana State Fair website for rules and updates.

For more information, call the Clark County Extension Office at 256-4591.




Ruth’s Readers starts May 11

The Clarksville branch of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library invites youth in kindergarten through fifth grade to join its annual Ruth's Readers Reading Program. 

The program is designed to instill a lifelong love of reading in youth. Participants in the program have the chance to win cash prizes. 

The program will run from May 11 through June 22.

To kick off the reading program the library will host storyteller George Halitzka from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. He will bring to life classic stories like “The Three Little Pigs” and “Jack and the Beanstalk.”

Attendees will be able to sign up for the Ruth's Readers program after the storytelling event. 

The Ruth's Readers Reading Program is in memory of Ruth Engebretson, a long time Clarksville resident, teacher and friend to many. Ruth believed books could take you anywhere you might want to go. 

The Clarksville Branch Library is located at 1312 Eastern Blvd.  For more information call 812-285-5640 or visit our webpage at



Hospital offering free seminar

Clark Memorial Hospital Center for Orthopedics and Spine will host a free education seminar on osteoarthritis and knee and hip pain from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 in the conference room of Clark Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Thomas Sehlinger, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, will lead the seminar focusing on the causes of knee and hip pain and getting good diagnosis. He will also discuss conservative and surgical treatment options. Additional information will be available on Clark Memorial’s Fast Track Joint Replacement program.

Online registration for the free seminar is available on the hospital’s website at  or by calling 812-283-2926.


Library hosting singer, songwriter

The Jeffersonville Township Public Library will host singer/songwriter Aalan Rhody from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Jeffersonville branch of the library.

Rhody’s appearance is part of the library’s series ArtSpace: Learn, Create, Enjoy. Rhoady, who has been part of the country and folk music world for the last 35 years, will give a one-hour performance followed by a question-and-answer session. 

For more information, call 812-285-5635, or visit


All you can eat chicken at K of C

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, May 10,  at the K of C. Hall.

The menu 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.