News and Tribune

March 11, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For March 11


NEW ALBANY

Public session tonight on projects

A series of public information sessions have been set regarding two proposed projects for the city of New Albany.

Up for discussion are plans to create an outdoor aquatic center at the former Camille Wright pool location and the construction of a multi-sports facility at the former Hoosier Panel site.

The first session will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 11, at Green Valley Elementary School, New Albany.

“These are information sessions that will allow members of the public to share their suggestions with our team,” New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan said in a press release. “Members of both my staff and the New Albany Redevelopment Commission will be in attendance to answer questions and take notes on comments from the public.”

 

Revival starts Tuesday

Howard Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1715 East Market St., New Albany, is sponsoring a spring revival, 7 p.m. nightly, March 12 through March 14.

Guest evangelist will be Rev. William G. Nelson, of Greater St. Mark Baptist Church, Louisville.

For more information call 812-944-6382.

 

JEFFERSONVILLE

Sponsors sought for Inferno

The Jeffersonville High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams will host the Jeffersonville Inferno Classic Track and Field Invitational on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6, at Blair Field. 

The meet begins at 6 p.m. April 5. Finals will begin at noon April 6.

The teams are seeking corporate and individual sponsors for the event. Sponsorship opportunities include event T-shirts, hospitality room and program and/or race sponsorships. Many giving levels are available. Businesses can also rent vendor booths to sell food or merchandise. Booths are $90 for both days and are supplied with tables and electricity upon request. 

For more information, contact JHS Track and Field Booster Treasurer Peg Patton at RunningRedDevils@gmail.com or 502-775-9848.

 

Retirement party set for Colley

Purdue Extension Educator Reba Colley will be retiring on March 31, 2013 after 20-plus years of service with Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service.

The Clark County Extension Board will host a reception in her honor from 3 to 6 p.m., March 19, at the Clark County Extension Office, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown. Everyone is invited.  

If you are unable to attend, you may send cards to the Purdue Extension Office at 9608 Ind. 62, Suite 1, Charlestown, IN 47111 or you can email her at rcolley@purdue.edu

 

SOUTHERN INDIANA

Ramps being built for people with MS

The Kentucky-Southeast Indiana Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has teamed up with MAC Construction and Gould’s Discount Medical to build ramps for people living with multiple sclerosis in the area.

The Kentucky Southeast Indiana Chapter serves 108 counties in Kentucky as well as in Clark and Floyd counties. In the territory, more than 4,900 people are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Ramp it up for MS is now accepting applications from anyone living with the disease within a 60-mile radius of Louisville. To have an application sent to your home, call 1-800-344-4867 or download the application at www.nationalmssociety.org/kyw. All applications must be received by March 15.

 

Young holding mobile office hours

The office of Rep. Todd Young (R-IN9) will be holding mobile office hours in Scott County from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 20, at Scottsburg Train Depot, 90 N. Main Street, Scottsburg.

Constituents who need help in dealing with a federal agency are encouraged to visit during this time as caseworkers will be present to assist them.  Constituents who have questions or would like to reserve time for a meeting should contact the Jeffersonville Constituent Service Center at 812- 288-3999.

Indiana’s 9th District includes all or parts of Brown, Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Johnson Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Scott, and Washington Counties in southeastern Indiana.

 

FLOYD COUNTY

Historical Society meeting March 26

The Floyd County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26 in the Elsa Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library.  

Mr. Greg Phipps will present the program entitled “The Stained Glass Windows of New Albany.” The meeting is free and open to the public.