News and Tribune

September 6, 2013




Weekend fishing derby helps kids

D.A.D.S. of Kentuckiana Inc., a Louisville-based nonprofit will host its annual D.A.D.S. Fishing Derby at Sam Peden Community Park in New Albany. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and participants will receive their trophies at 1 p.m.

This is a free fishing derby/event for children with Down syndrome and for many of these kids, it’s the first time they’ve ever been fishing.  The excitement of a kid catching their first fish is exciting and that’s why D.A.D.S. of Kentuckiana started this event.

Along with the fishing, there will be other activities available for the kids, as well as displays and exhibits from Bass Pro Shops, Indiana and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, volunteer fire departments, American Red Cross, plus the DADS mascot, Ability the Tiger, will be there to entertain the kids.  

For pre-event registration information, contact Bart Adkins at 502-445-3103 or Jeff Windhorst at 502-296-3228 or visit

Local group to receive award

Miles for Merry Miracles, a community based nonprofit foundation started and led by Southern Indiana teenagers, won third place in Jefferson Award Youth Service Challenge for the Community Building and Citizenship category in 2012. Miles for Merry Miracles works with the Salvation Army of Southern Indiana to provide children from the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program with a joyous holiday season.

The Jefferson Award is a national award, began in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Sen. Robert Taft Jr., and Sam Beard. In the realm of public service, this award is considered to be the Nobel Prize. In 2012, out of nearly 4,000 youth-led projects reviewed, Miles for Merry Miracles was selected as a winner in a group of 27 other groups on the national level.

At 4 p.m. today, Sept. 7, Miles for Merry Miracles 2013 volunteers will take a break from the day’s training to welcome Amanda Johnson, regional director from the Washington D.C.-based Jefferson Awards, who will be traveling to Southern Indiana to recognize this organization with their award. Roxanne Haley with the Salvation Army and state Sen. Ron Grooms will discuss the impact on the community and other business and community leaders will recognize this organization’s accomplishments.

The public is invited to attend this celebration at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 1534 Slate Run Road in New Albany. Refreshments will be served.


Register for football contest

The NFL Punt, Pass and Kick program is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15 to compete separately against their peers.

The local competition, sponsored by Clarksville Parks & Recreation, will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Clarksville High School Football Field, 800 Dr. Dot Lewis Drive, Clarksville.

Girls and boys in five separate age divisions (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14-15) compete against each other in punting, passing and place-kicking in a fun and engaging forum. Age classifications are based upon the child’s age as of Dec. 31, 2013. No cleats or bare feet.

Online registration is required on or before Sunday, Sept. 8, at


Hunter education class set

Clark County 4-H Hunter Education fall classes will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 10, 12, 17 and 19, at the Bass Pro Shops Theatre Room, 951 E. Lewis and Clark Parkway, Clarksville. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.

This program has no charge. Preregistration is required and you must go online to to register. For more information about the hunter education class please call Gary Graf, County Coordinator 812-246-3427 or the Clark County Extension Office 812-256-4591.

MOPS to hold meeting

Mothers of Preschoolers, or MOPS, of Clark County will hold its first meeting of the 2013-14 school year on Monday, Sept. 9, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Speed Memorial Church.

The group is open to mothers of children of kindergarten age and below. MOPS connects moms to a community of women in their own neighborhoods to meet together and laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood.

Childcare and refreshments are provided. Membership dues are $25 per year or $5 per meeting.

For more information, please contact Mindy at, or Sara at


Golf outing to fight cancer

The Jeffersonville Elks Club annual cancer research golf outing will be held Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Jeffersonville Elks Club, Jeffersonville-Charlestown Pike. Registration is at 1 p.m.. with a shotgun start at 2.

Call 812-283-9022 to register a team; the cost is $125 per person and includes golf, cart, prizes, and dinner afterward. Proceeds to the IUPUI Cancer Research Foundation.


Hosparus Dancing with the Stars

The seventh-annual United We Stand Fashion Show and Dancing with the Stars event will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Huber’s Orchard & Winery, Plantation Hall, 19816 Huber Road, Starlight. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $75 per person for dinner and soft drinks, This event features a fashion show, auctions and local celebrity dancers competing for a great cause. For information, contact Vanessa Braswell at 502-777-0098 or Proceeds from United We Stand will benefit Hosparus Southern Indiana patients and their families.

To purchase tickets or donate on behalf of your favorite dancer, visit Guests also can donate at the event. This year’s celebrity dancers include: registered nurse Megan Cahill Batliner, Norton Healthcare; Lora Clark, executive director, F M Home Health Care; Dr. Christopher J. Day, diagnostic radiologist, Radiology Associates of Southern Indiana and Priority Radiology of New Albany; Roxanne Kimbell, personal fitness trainer, STOTT Pilates certified instructor; Louie Jensen, director of high schools, New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corp.; Jennifer L. Thompson, managing partner, Palmer Thompson Law, LLC; and Ben Wehmiller, manufacturing support manager, Samtec, Inc.


Moss signing book Monday

Dale Moss, former longtime Indiana columnist for The Courier-Journal, announces the release of “Mosswords,” a compilation of his work.

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, Moss will discuss his book at the Charlestown Clark County Public Library, 51 Clark Road, Charlestown.

He will be available for signings, as well as to answer any questions about his career and/or book. To register, call 812-256-3337.

Money management series starts Monday

Nancy Hudson, HHS Agent for the Clark County Purdue Extension Office will be hosting a series on money management at the Charlestown Library,  51 Clark Road, Charlestown.

Dates and topics for the series are as follows:

• The Game Plan — The Essentials of Budgeting - Monday Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m.

• The Bean Game — Oct. 14, 1 p.m.

• Credit Reports — Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m.

• Getting Out of Debt — Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m.

• Grocery and Drugstore Savings — Jan.  6, 6:30 p.m.

• Going Once, Going Twice, Sold! — Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m.

There is no charge for the program, but preregistration would be appreciated. To register, call 812-256-4591.