News and Tribune

April 18, 2013



EMA planning training exercise

The Floyd County Emergency Management Agency and the Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold a training exercise from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Floyd Central High School.

There will be emergency equipment in the area during the exercise. It is possible that law enforcement and/or fire personnel will be in neighborhoods with evacuation and shelter instructions. This is only a drill. Residents should not panic and no action will be necessary.



National Day of Prayer event set

From businesses to education, from nonprofits to government and civil servants, and from churches to the media, groups within the community will receive specific prayer during New Albany’s National Day of Prayer commemoration outside the City-County Building on May 2.

From noon to 12:40 p.m., The Salvation Army, in conjunction with the city of New Albany, will once again host the public for the brief time of music, Scripture reading and prayer as the community and others throughout the United States at that time unite in faith.

This year, 300 folding chairs will be provided for the comfort of those attending the service. The added feature of having representatives offer a short prayer for several areas of the community is expected to draw even more than the 200 who gathered last year, according to Roxanne Haley, The Salvation Army’s business administrator. For additional information, call 944-1018.


Concert will feature world premiere

The Music Department at Indiana University Southeast will present the IUS orchestra at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21, in the Richard K. Stem Concert Hall of the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center on the IUS campus, 4201 Grant Line Road, in New Albany. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students, seniors, IUS faculty and staff, and are available at the Ogle Center ticket office or by calling 812-941-2526.

Under the direction of Joanna Goldstein, the program will feature graduating senior music performance major Russell Shartzer in a performance of the “Tuba Concerto” by Ralph Vaughan Williams and the world premiere of “Supergero Symphony” by senior music composition major Peter Felice. The orchestra will also perform the “Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1” by Vaughan Williams.

Free parking is available in the Dogwood lot directly in front of the Ogle Center.  Vehicles parked in other lots on campus will be subject to ticketing.

For more information, call 812-941-2655 or visit



5k run/walk to benefit animal rescue

Southern Indiana Animal Rescue and the Jeffersonville Fire Department are hosting a 5k run/walk called Fido’s 5k benefiting the Koko Project at 9 a.m. May 11 at the Overlook on Riverside Drive. Each participant will receive a T-shirt and if they bring their dog, they will receive a bandanna to wear.  

Preregistration is $20, day of event is $25. For more information e-mail


Church to host shredding event

A shredding event sponsored by the Women of  First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 1506 Spring St., Jeffersonville, will be from 9 to 11 a.m. April 27 at the church.

A-Plus Shredding Company will have a truck on site to pulverize confidential documents within minutes. Minimum donation is $5.



JHS girls’ team holding scramble

The Jeffersonville High School girls’ basketball team will hold a golf scramble fundraiser April 28 at Hidden Creek Golf Club in Sellersburg. The shotgun start is at 2 p.m. with registration from 1 to 1:45.

Cost per player is $75 or $300 for a team. Hole sponsorships are being sold for $100. Checks should be made payable to Jeff Girls Basketball Boosters and mailed to 3013 McArthur Way, Jeffersonville, IN, 47130. Call 502-724-7126 or 502-741-2657 for more information.



Academy day set for April 28

Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., and Congressman Luke Messer, R-Ind., announced an upcoming Academy Day session in Southern Indiana to provide students the opportunity to learn more about applying to one of the U.S. Service Academies. The informational session will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. April 27 at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, 4230 E. Administration Drive, Butlerville. It will be held in the Patriot Academy Building.

Representatives from both congressional offices and the academies will be available to speak with individuals about life at a U.S. Service Academy, the application process through the senator’s office and tips on how to improve applications. The academies include the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point and U.S. Naval Academy.

For more information, contact Coats’ office at 317-554-0750 or email