News and Tribune

May 17, 2013



Historical society to meet

Clark’s Grant Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the Charlestown Public Library, 51 Clark Road, Charlestown.

A Powerpoint presentation will be given by author and educator Eddie Price, who has been named “Kentucky Writer” by the Kentucky Arts Council. Price’s historical novel, “Widder’s Landing” deals with every day life from 1811-15, and shows how the War of 1812 affected Kentuckians living in the Ohio River valley. The book’s time frame also includes the great earthquake and aftershocks along the New Madrid Fault 1811-12. “Widder’s Landing” has been endorsed by the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Bicentennial Commission of the War of 1812. In February, the Kentucky Senate recognized “Widder’s Landing” as a Kentucky heritage treasure.

The program is open to the public and refreshments will be served. For additional information, call Donna Hart 812-256-5777 or Ron Wisman, 812-256-5886.


Museum’s annual meeting set

The Clark County Museum annual meeting will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Preservation Station, 100 Preservation Alley, Jeffersonville.

“Every Object Has a Story” will be the program. Artifacts from the collection will be on display and each one has a history to be explored. Guests are invited to bring an item and talk about their own artifacts.

Presentation of the Stayton Awards will take place and light refreshments will be served.



Commissioners to hold special meeting Monday

The Floyd County Commissioners will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the Pineview Government Center, located at 2524 Corydon Pike in New Albany.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss New Albany’s Stormwater proposal to build a retention pond at the 4-H Fairgrounds.


Pam Miller Golf Scramble May 18

The third annual Pam Miller Memorial Golf Scramble will take place Saturday, May 18, at Valley View Golf Course in Floyds Knobs. Proceeds benefit Kosair Charities.

Registration is a 7 a.m. and the scramble, which is a shot gun start, begins at 8 a.m. Lunch, awards, door prizes and auction will be from 1 to 3 p.m.

The cost is $65 for individuals or $260 for a team. To pay by phone with credit card contact Stephanie Smith at 502-637-7696, ext. 104.



Carnegie hosting Lunch & Learn

From noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, historian Pen Bogert will present the program “Celebrating Emancipation in New Albany and Louisville,” as part of the Lunch & Learn series. 

“The great mission of the 19th century approaches its fruition.” These words, spoken by Charles D. Drake at the Freedom Convention in 1864, describe the hope of a community that had long been enslaved. In 1865, the 13th Amendment was ratified, making slavery illegal in the United States. Bogert will present the historical background of emancipation celebrations in Louisville and Southern Indiana and explain the differences and similarities in how the communities celebrated emancipation.  

Participants can bring a lunch, drinks are provided. This program is free, but registration is required by calling 812-944-7336 or email dthomas@



Parks board switches meeting time

Jeffersonville’s Parks Authority Board has changed the date of its previously scheduled meeting May 27 to Monday, May 20, due to the Memorial Day holiday.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m., May 20, in the city council’s chamber in Jeffersonville City Hall, 500 Quartermaster Court in Jeffersonville.



Hosparus offering volunteer training

Hosparus Southern Indiana needs patient care volunteers who live in Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties. Hosparus will offer free volunteer training, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, May 20 (lunch provided) at its New Albany office, 624 E. Market St. To register or for more information, contact Vonya Gresham at or 812-542-2809.  

Volunteers help with patient and family support, administrative duties and development/fundraising. Hosparus carefully selects volunteers and provides them with comprehensive training specially designed to meet the needs of patients and families. Hosparus volunteers must have available transportation and complete training and an application process.


Bank retirees luncheon coming up

The Union Bank/PNC retirees luncheon will be May 23 at Sam’s Food and Spirits, located along Charlestown Road in New Albany. Social hour begins at 12:30 and lunch from the menu will begin at 1 p.m.

Reservations are required. Call Mary Lou Loughmiller at 812-246-9776.