News and Tribune

July 17, 2013



Access to News and Tribune

Parking on Spring Street in front of the News and Tribune’s Jeffersonville office during construction of the Chestnut Streetscape project can be accessed via the Maple and Spring streets intersection, or via the alley just north of Preservation Park. Parking is also available in the public lot directly to the east of the News and Tribune.

The project has closed the intersection of Spring and Chestnut streets.


Affordable Care Act focus of forum 

State, hospital and health care officials will take part in a One Southern Indiana-sponsored forum next week on the Affordable Care Act. 

Medicaid expansion, patient effects and insurance rates related to the federal legislation will be among the topics covered during the event, which will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. July 24 at Northside Christian Church in New Albany. 

Speakers will include Indiana Hospital Association President Doug Leonard, Stites and Harbison Associate Ozair Shariff and Joe Gilbert, regional vice president for Anthem BlueCross/BlueShield of Indiana. 

The forum will be moderated by state Rep. Ed Clere. The cost of the event is $30 for 1si members and $45 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit the website


Ivy Tech hosting open house

Ivy Tech Southern Indiana, 8204 Ind. 311, Sellersburg, will hold an open house for admissions from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 23, in the Community Room located within Ogle Hall on the Sellersburg campus.

The open house will include presentations on financial aid and the admissions process. Academic deans, faculty and student services representatives will be available to provide information on specific programs of study. In addition, the event will feature a discussion panel about limited enrollment health care programs and campus tours throughout the evening.

For more information on how to apply or register for courses at Ivy Tech Southern Indiana, visit or contact us at 1-888-IVY-LINE.



Optimist Club’s fundraiser coming

The Jeffersonville Evening Optimist Club’s annual auction fundraiser will be Tuesday, July 23, at the William B. Scott Optimist Center, 61 Louise St., Jeffersonville. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the auction will end at about 8 p.m.

Auctioneer Bruce Elder will lead the live auction which will include items such as 2013 NCAA men’s basketball championship game program signed by University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino and starting center Gorgui Dieng, as well as a 10-ounce bar of silver and other collectible coins. Many other items will be available in the silent auction.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, call 502-314-1658.



Library group holding sale

Friends of the New Albany-Floyd County Library will host a book sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20, in the library’s Annex Building, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany. 

All theater and movie books will be discounted by 50 percent. 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.


Master’s Men to perform

The Master’s Men will perform classic southern Gospel at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at New Beginnings Community Church, 104 Wooded Valley Drive, New Albany.

For more information, call 812-923-8900 or 502-384-4830.


Cancer awareness event coming up

A cancer awareness benefit for Greg Balmer will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the VFW Hobart Beach Post, 1919 Grant Line Rd., in New Albany.

There will be both a live and silent auction, 50/50 raffles, live music by the Bella Blue Band and food will be available. Some of the auction items include a condo stay in Destin Beach, limo services and gift certificates from local businesses.

Balmer was Floyd County coroner for 10 years and deputy coroner for 10 years and has been a member of the Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department for more than 30 years.

There has been an account set up at any Your Community Bank locations for those wanting to make a donation to help Balmer with medical expenses. For information call Jackie Brannon at 502-338-7249.