News and Tribune

May 3, 2013



Stormwater board meeting moved 

The Floyd County Stormwater Board meeting has been moved to 5 p.m. May 21. It will follow the Floyd County Solid Waste meeting. It was originally set for Tuesday, May 7.

The meeting will still be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room at the Pine View Government Center, 2525 Corydon Pike, New Albany.


Learn how to fish for free

Men, women, and children of all ages are invited to take up their poles and come to Sam Peden Community Park/Shelter House No. 1, 3037 Grant Line Road in New Albany, for a free how-to-fish session from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5.

Sponsored by the men’s ministry of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, the afternoon is an opportunity for families to participate together, according to Jim Kanning, men’s ministry chair. Experienced men, women and young adults will conduct the session, and children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservations are required.

For participants who are not able to bring their own rod and reel or fishing pole, those will be loaned for the session. Adults age 17 and older must have a fishing license. Bait will be provided for the instruction in casting, baiting the hook, tying knots, and adjusting bobbers.

For more information, contact Kanning at 1-812-968-4268.


Genealogy classes coming to library

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is offering a series of six classes from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, May 8.

Library staff member and genealogist Nancy Strickland will be teaching the class. Participants will learn the basics of getting started, including an overview of what information to look for, forms to use and how to organize the information. 

Participants should bring a pencil and a list of known ancestors including names, dates and places of birth, marriage and death if known. Due to the size of the computer lab, the class is limited to 10 participants. Call the Indiana Room at 812-949-3527 to make reservations



Thrift shop holding yard sale

Sophie’s Hope Thrift Shoppe, 2808 E. 10th St., Jeffersonville, will sponsor an “all-American yard sale” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the shop.

Vendors are welcome at $10 for the day. For more information, call 812-786-9324.


CCC offering free fishing class

Clark County Casting & Conservation Club, 6400 Conservation Drive, Jeffersonville, is sponsoring a free fishing seminar at 1 p.m. May 11 at the CCCC Club.

Members, nonmembers and children are invited. A kids casting tournament and fishing cleaning demonstration will be held following the fishing seminar. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The casting tournament will be divided into three groups, 8 years and younger, 9 to 11 years old and 12 to 16 years old.


Relay for Life craft event set

The First Christian Church Relay for Life Team is hosting its spring bazaar/craft show and vendor event to raise funds for cancer research.  

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11, at the FCC Grace Center, 3209 Middle Road, Jeffersonville. There will be more than 25 vendor booths, a 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction. Lots of craft, home, and personal items will be for sale.



Make crafts with mom

The Clarksville Branch Library is celebrating moms on Monday, May 6, with a “crafts with mom” event. Children are invited to spend some quality time with their mom making button bracelets, magnets and handprint pictures. This event is for all youth and their moms and will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. 

The Clarksville Branch Library is located at 1312 Eastern Blvd. For more information, call 812-285-5640 or visit our webpage at


Sports physicals to be offered

Sports physicals will be offered at Clarksville High School from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, in the main gymnasium.

The physicals will be for athletes who will be in grades 3-12 who plan to compete on any Clarksville athletic team during the 2013-14 school year. The cost for the physicals is $10. Parents should accompany students to fill out the proper forms. For additional information, call at 812-280-5009 or at