News and Tribune

February 10, 2014




LSI hosts breakfast series

Leadership Southern Indiana (LSI) will host its first Breakfast Series of the new year, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Community Room of the Horseshoe Foundation Assembly Center at Ivy Tech Community College, 8204 Highway 311, Sellersburg.

The featured speaker will be one of the region’s most instrumental developers and entrepreneurs, Gill Holland. The President of Nulu Business Association, Holland lead the transformation of Louisville’s East Market District opening its flagship arts center, “The Green Building”, five years ago. The renovated 125-year old building is certified LEED “Platinum” and the greenest commercial building in Kentucky.

The “Green Building” served as a catalyst for the once economically depressed area which is now a thriving arts, design, and dining district that prides itself on environmentally sustainable practices.

Holland’s work to transform communities in our region hasn’t stopped with Nulu. He is currently spearheading a development project in Louisville’s Portland district as well.  Holland is also a film producer and owns sonaBLAST! Records.

“LSI members, alumni and members of the general public who join us are in for a treat,” said LSI executive director Mark Eddy. “Gill Holland is a visionary who sees what many others can’t even imagine and turns those visions into reality.”

The cost for active LSI alumni and area students is $23 and $28 for the general public. Those interested are encouraged to register by Thursday, February 6, 2014 and can pay online at or mail payment to LSI, 8204 Highway 311, Sellersburg, IN 47172. Contact or 812-246-6574 for more information.


Book, gift basket auction set

Starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, the Friends of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will hold its annual book and gift basket Auction in the library’s auditorium.

While enjoying light refreshments, you can bid on books ranging from a rare 200-year-old leather-bound volume to books autographed by best-selling authors like Pat Conroy, Elizabeth George, Amy Tan and Khaled Hosseini.

Gift baskets include the ever-popular chocolate, tea and coffee baskets — and of course, the wine basket.

The Book Lovers basket combines bestsellers with a one-pound box of Schimpff’s book-shaped chocolates and a $20 gift certificate to Carmichael’s Bookstores.


Brandon’s House selling chocolates

Brandon’s House Counseling Center, Inc., is selling heart-shaped boxes full of chocolate truffles —10 to a box, a little more than a pound, for $12 each.

The truffles can be ordered in time for Valentines Day. Orders need to be placed and paid for by Monday, Feb. 10, and candy will be available for pick up at Brandon’s House on Wednesday, Feb. 12, or Thursday, Feb. 13th, after 1 p.m.

Proceeds benefit Brandon’s House, a nonprofit agency in New Albany that has given away Master’s level counseling to teenagers since 1993.

Call 812-949-2499 for more information about placing an order.


Shoot some hoops

The Optimist Club of Clarksville is sponsoring a free basketball skills competition is open to boys and girls ages 8-13. Tri-Star Basketball competition will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 22, at Clarksville Middle School main gym, 101 Ettels Lane, Clarksville.

The Tri-Star Basketball competition is a nationwide event beginning in January and February when Optimist Clubs sponsor local contests. Children compete against others in their own age and gender group in three skills: dribbling, shooting and passing. Awards are given to the winners of each group. First, second and third place winners of each local contest are then invited to a regional tournament.

Parents interested in signing their children up for the free competition should visit our website at

Learn African-American heritage

The Clarksville Branch of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 1312 Eastern Blvd., Clarksville, will host historians Maxine Brown and Jeanne Burke for an opportunity to learn more about Southern Indiana’s African American Heritage, 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb.  25.

 Maxine Brown is an advocate for Harrison County’s African American Heritage and a recipient of the Eli Lilly Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indiana Historical Society. Ms. Brown was the founding member of Southern Indiana Minority Enterprise Initiative and trail blazer for the Indiana African American Heritage Trail. Clark County historian Jeanne Burke will be co-presenting with Ms. Brown. Ms. Burke is a very active advocate for Clark County history and often hosts walking tours, corner stories and presentations and workshops for local organizations. This event is free and open to the public. For more information on this program, visit online, Events Calendar or call 812-285-5640.


Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club to meet

The Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club call-out meeting will be held Monday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Stony Point Christian Church in the fellowship hall.

Stony Point Christian Church is located at 10100 Stony Point Rd., Charlestown.

Call Becky McCoy at 502-548-4381 with questions.


Cattlemen hosts meeting

The annual meeting of the Clark County Cattlemen’s Association will be at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Clark County 4-H Center, 9608 Hwy. 62, Charlestown.

 The cost of the meeting will be $10, which will include a Rib-eye steak dinner, membership and chance to win great door prizes.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Purdue Extension Office at 812-256-4591 or emailing your reservations to The reservation deadline is 12 noon on Monday, Feb. 17.