News and Tribune

February 25, 2014

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For Feb. 25


> SOUTHERN INDIANA — SOUTHERN INDIANA

Tax sessions scheduled

The AARP Tax Aide of Southern Indiana has scheduled a series of help sessions throughout February for those needing assistance with filing taxes.

Locations and date/times are as follows:

• American Legion Post 28, 1930 McDonald Lane, New Albany: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. For more information call 502-569-6788.

• American Legion Post 204, 412 N. New Albany St., Sellersburg: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. For more information, call 812-246-0899.

• Hillview Apartments, 1341 Hillview Drive, Corydon [appointments are preferable; walk-ins are taken as schedule permits. To make an appointment call 812-783-9646]: 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

Nominate a super senior volunteer

Sponsored by Home Instead Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, Salute to Senior Service recognizes the invaluable contributions of adults age 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.

Members of the community are asked to nominate and vote for these everyday heroes through March 1 at SalutetoSeniorService.com. State winners will be determined by popular vote. A panel of senior care experts will then select a national Salute to Senior Service winner from among the state honorees.

Home Instead, Inc. will donate $500 to each of the state winners’ designated and approved nonprofit organizations, and their personal stories will be shared online on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner’s designated and approved nonprofit charity.

To complete and submit an online nomination form, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com.

For more information, call 502-448-1511 or 812-948-9770.

NEW ALBANY

Health care forum set

Community Action of Southern Indiana (CASI) in Jeffersonville has been awarded a grant through the Indiana Association of United Ways to help facilitate the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Clark, Floyd, Jefferson, Harrison, and Washington counties. A community forum will be from 6 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, at New Albany Housing Authority’s Community Room, 300 Erni Ave., New Albany.

CASI will be educating Hoosiers in these five counties about the Affordable Care Act and health insurance options, including the new Health Insurance Marketplace.  

The grant allows for the hiring of two Healthcare Navigators who will host community forums throughout the five counties. Navigators are trained specialists who serve as in-person resources for Hoosiers who want additional assistance in shopping for and enrolling in plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Certain individuals or families may qualify for health insurance subsidies, based on income. Others may qualify for a $0 premium plan or a new kind of tax credit that lowers premiums right away.

More information is available by calling Navigators Joe Welch and Denise Triplett at 812-.288-6451, extensions 2272 and 2281, Marilyn Warren at 812-206-7398, or Phil Ellis at 812-206-7300.

CORYDON

Mardi Gras celebration

You can eat great Cajun food and celebrate Mardi Gras — all for a good cause — on Saturday, March 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Corydon Presbyterian Church, 568 Ind. 62 West, Corydon.

Your free-will donation for this annual cajun dinner, eat in or take-out, benefits Harrison County Community Services.  

Special Cajun spice mixes are ordered fresh each year from Louisiana and cooked into sausage or chicken jambalaya, along with red beans and rice. Mardi Gras desserts (King cake, bread pudding, pecan pies and more) are served with French bread, make-your-own salad, and drinks.

For information, call Corydon Presbyterian Church 812 738-3929 or www.corydonpresbyterian.org.

MARYSVILLE

Community Center rededicated

On March 1, there will be a rededication of the Marysville Community Center that was devastated by the March 2, 2012, tornadoes that struck Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky.

Through the generosity of Mercury One, March2Recovery, St. Francis Tornado Relief Fund, township funds, The Americore NCCC volunteers and countless other individuals, the former Marysville grade school is again ready to serve the social needs of the community.

There will be a brief prayer and dedication service at noon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Light refreshments will be served until 1 p.m. Pictures will be displayed of past activities, the damage from the tornado and reconstruction work. The public is invited to attend.

Visit mercuryone.org for more information.

JEFFERSONVILLE

Docent training set

The Vintage Fire Museum and Safety Education Center, 723 Spring St., Jeffersonville, invites interested individuals and couples to serve as docents.  Special training will take place, 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, March 2, at the museum.

Docents serve as hosts and guides for this museum with its nationally-known collection of vintage fire equipment and its safety education program. Visitors are of all ages and backgrounds. The museum is currently open Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The hours will expand further with the opening of the Big Four Bridge and with spring. Information about the museum may be found at www.vintagefiremuseum.org.

Docents may choose their own schedules. They are considered members of the staff and have special events.

For further information or to register for the training session, please call 812-948-8711.