News and Tribune

October 9, 2012

News and Tribune briefs for Oct. 9, 2012



Q&As have been mailed

The News and Tribune has mailed questionnaires to candidates in the Nov. 6 election. The deadline for candidates to return these questionnaires is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15. Late submissions will not be accepted.

If you are a candidate for office and have not yet received a questionnaire, call editor Shea Van Hoy at 812-206-2130. Also, requests for questionnaires to be sent to you electronically — via email — may be made to Van Hoy by emailing


Celebrate ‘Sleepy Hollow’

Bring your family and celebrate “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at the Charlestown-Clark County Public Library. This program is for the family to enjoy together and appropriate for all ages. Decorate a pumpkin, make a pumpkin candy bracelet, play games and more.

This program schedule

• Charlestown Library, 51 Clark Road, Charlestown, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10

• Sellersburg Library, 430 N. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg, 2 to 4 p.m., Oct. 17

Registration is required. Call the Charlestown Library at 812-256-3337 or the Sellersburg Library at 812-246-4493 to register.


Sorority holding yard sale

Delta Phi Chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority will sponsor a yard sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, under the carport at 38 Center St., Jeffersonville.

Delta Phi Chapter supports the Bliss House, Clark County Chapter of the American Red Cross and gives a scholarship each year to a JHS college bound senior.

Legion hosting Octoberfest

American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion, 217 W. Court Ave., Jeffersonville, will sponsor an Octoberfest, indoors, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the American Legion Hall.

Booth rental space is $20 per table. Funds collected from booth rentals will go to support military veterans and families.

An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. for $5 per person. Lunch will be served beginning at noon and music will be provided Saturday evening from 6 to 10 p.m. For more information, call 812-704-6629.

Sugar Maples’ Festival is Saturday

The Sugar Maples Festival will return to downtown Jeffersonville from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. The festival is held in the 100 block of West Maple Street.

The event has the feeling of a small town street festival while offering those who attend live entertainment, food offerings and shopping opportunities. More than 20 booths are set up in the block which is cordoned off to facilitate foot traffic.



Karaoke competition coming up

The sixth annual Veteran’s Task Force of Kentuckiana karaoke competition will be held on three dates: Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 809 E. Main St., New Albany; 7 p.m. Oct. 20, at the American Legion Post 42, 4530 Paoli Pike, Floyds Knobs; and at 6 p.m. Oct. 27, at the VFW Post 1693, 1919 Grant Line Road, New Albany.

The cost to enter the competition is $10, and prize money will be given to the top five places. Singers must bring their own CD of music for their songs — one song is required for the semifinals and two for the finals. Singers must be 16 years or older.

Singers must finish in the top 10 at one of the three semifinal competitions to perform in the finals.

For more information call 812-945-8111.

Create a trendy mirror at the library

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library invites adult crafters to Create a Trendy Mirror — a free event from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17, in the library’s small meeting room.

Turn an expensive mirror into an impressive decorator accent with copies of a magazine. Ruth Menges will guide you in designing your own one of a kind mirror. Interested adults should call 812-949-3523. Space is limited.

Event to discuss bicentennial

New Albany’s 200th birthday will be celebrated in 2013, and there will be many special activities in which you can be involved to celebrate this anniversary. Join the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library staff in the Strassweg Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, as Barbara Zoller, Michelle England and David Barksdale, members of the New Albany Bicentennial Commission, talk about the many events, projects, and books that are being planned. The program is free and open to the public.