News and Tribune

January 28, 2013



LSI Breakfast Series will welcome Youth Institute president on Feb. 21

Leadership Southern Indiana Breakfast Series will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m., Feb. 21, at Ivy Tech Community College, 8204, Highway 311, Sellersburg. The breakfast will be in the Community Room of the Horseshoe Foundation Assembly Center in Ogle Hall.

Indiana Youth Institute President and CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz will share his inspiring and informative message about youth development and academic achievement. He will present a snapshot of how youth are fairing in Southern Indiana communities and insights on IYI's initiatives to boost high-school graduation rates, increase the number of mentoring relationships across Indiana, and promote career and college planning for children and parents. In addition, he will discuss how IYI builds the capacity of Indiana's youth workers and youth-serving agencies to ensure kids have access to high-quality programs that can play a vital role in children growing into happy, healthy and productive adults. 

The cost for active LSI alumni and area students is $23 and $28 for the general public. Please register by Friday, Feb. 8. Pay online or mail payment to LSI, 8204 Highway 311, Sellersburg, IN 47172. Contact or 812-246-6574 for more information.

New Albany

Eighth-grade parent meeting at NAHS

New Albany High School’s Eighth Grade Parent Night will be at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, in the NAHS auditorium. 

 The program is for the parents of any student who will be a freshmnn at NAHS next school year.


Archbishop visiting Tuesday

The Most Rev. Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., the recently appointed and installed archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis, will visit the New Albany Deanery on Tuesday, Jan. 29. 

Archbishop Tobin will celebrate the Eucharist for all members of the deanery at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church, 3033 Martin Road, Floyds Knobs, at 7 p.m. This visit coincides with the observance of Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 28-Feb. 1.

A reception in the parish hall will follow the liturgy. All are welcome to come celebrate and greet the new archbishop.


Retiring librarian being honored with open house 

New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is sponsoring an open house for retiring librarian Betty Menges, 2 to 4 p.m., Jan. 31, in the  Strassweg Auditorium of the library.

She has worked for 40 years in the Indian Room helping with genealogical research and numerous local history projects. 



Coaster crafts tonight at library

The Jeffersonville Township Public Library is planning a Create a Coaster craft,  6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan. 28, at the library.

Each participant will make a total of two coasters and there is no charge for this class.

Pre-registration is required and the class size will be limited to 25.

For more information or to pre-register, call 812-285-5635, or visit


Clark 4-H announces Robotics Club

Clark County 4-H is happy to announce the new addition of the Clark County 4-H Robotics Club. This new club is designed to introduce students to the concepts of design and programming utilizing LEGO Mindstorms robotics kits as well as develop leadership, problem solving, and teamwork skills. National 4-H curriculum guides will provide structure for the “hands on” activities youth will experience.

This program is open to any youth throughout Clark Country but will be expected to enroll in the County 4-H Program to become a member and the program fee is $25. The payment covers insurance and programming materials.

The Clark County 4-H Robotics Club will meet the first and third Mondays starting in February, from 6 to 8 p.m.,  at the Clark County 4-H Center, 9604 Ind. 62, Charlestown, in the community building. Space is limited, so if interested, please call the Purdue Extension Clark County Office at 812-256-4591 to register. This new club’s first organizational meeting is Feb. 4, 6 to 8 p.m.