News and Tribune

May 14, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For May 14


SOUTHERN INDIANA

Brain injury group meets Thursday

The next meeting of the Southern Indiana Traumatic Brain Injury Foundation will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in the Education Conference Room at Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital, 3104 Blackiston Blvd., New Albany.

All Survivors, family, friends or anyone else that has an interest are invited to come. Refreshments will be served.

 

CLARK COUNTY

Air board meeting Wednesday

The Clark County Board of Aviation Commissioners will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in the upstairs meeting room of the Honaker Aviation Building, 7001 Airport Dr., Sellersburg. 

The meeting will be preceded by an executive session, which will begin at 5 p.m. that day. 

 

FLOYDS KNOBS

Memorial golf scramble set

The third annual Pam Miller Memorial Golf Scramble Benefiting Kosair Charities will be held Saturday, May 18.

The golf scramble is held in honor of Kosair Kid Pam Miller, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2010. Kosair Charities is the beneficiary for proceeds from the day’s events, including the golf scramble, fun games, raffle, silent auction and lunch. As a child Miller contracted Polio and with the help of Kosair Charities, she walked again. In 2005, she began her long, hard fought battle with breast cancer.

Last year, the Pam Miller Memorial Golf Scramble raised more than $11,000 for Kosair Kids.   

Registration for the scramble will begin at 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start at Valley View Golf Course, 3748 Lawrence Banet Road in Floyds Knobs. Lunch, an awards program, door prizes, raffle and a silent auction will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, visit http://kosair.org/event/pam-miller-memorial-golf-scramble.

 

10-minute play festival coming tonight

Floyd Central High School’s Ten Minute Play Festival will take place starting at 7:30 p.m. today, May 14, at Studio One. 

The event will feature a number original plays that have been written, directed, designed and acted by FCHS students.

Each play was conceived and written by students as part of the Actors Theatre of Louisville New Voices Playwriting Residency. During this residency, teaching artists from Actors Theatre conducted a series of workshops with students and helped each of them develop their own 10-minute play.  

Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for senior citizens; and $6 for students.

 

JEFFERSONVILLE

Holocaust survivor to speak

In honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, the Jeffersonville Township Public Library is hosting Holocaust survivor Fred Gross from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16.

Gross, a resident of Louisville who is now in his mid-70s, and his family fled from their native Antwerp, Belgium, into northern France after the Germans invaded and occupied Belgium during World War II. Gross was only 3 or 4 years old at the time. At the end of the war, Gross and his family returned to Belgium, and eventually made their way to the United States.

A retired news reporter, Gross spends his time educating and imparting lessons about the Holocaust, primarily to young people.  In 2009, he published a book entitled “One Step Ahead of Hitler: A Jewish Child's Journey through France.”

For more information, call 812-285-5635, or visit jefflibrary.org

 

Substance abuse symposium is tonight

Grassroots Prevention Coalition of Clark County is sponsoring a Town Hall symposium on preventing alcohol and drug abuse among youth at 6:30 p.m. today, May 14, at CASI Family Living Area. 1613 E. Eighth St., Jeffersonville.

For more information, call 812-288-6451, ext. 2271

 

LOUISVILLE

SPJ to feature Courier-Journal publisher

Wesley Jackson, president and publisher of The Courier-Journal, will be the subject of a question-and-answer session Tuesday, May 14, hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists Louisville Pro Chapter.

With news organizations locally and nationally going through constant change, Jackson will speak about the Louisville media market and the present and future of The Courier-Journal and newspapers. The format will be a sit-down discussion beginning at 7 p.m. with veteran journalist Ed Staats, who is retired from The Associated Press. Attendees to the free event in the Centennial Room in the basement of the main branch of the Louisville Public Library, 301 York St., will be able to ask questions of Jackson and Staats following the presentation, which is open to the public.