News and Tribune

August 16, 2013




Touch a Truck event coming up

The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department’s 10th annual Touch a Truck program will be from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 24 in the area located behind the Clarksville Town Hall, 2000 Broadway Street, Clarksville. The event will coincide with the popular 15th annual Clarksville Community Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Area businesses and organizations will display their vehicles, allowing children to get a hands-on experience.

Booth rental space — 12 foot by 20 foot — for the yard sale is $25. Vendors may purchase more than one space. Food vendors or commercial vendors not permitted. Tables and chairs not provided. Rain or shine. Participants may set up at 7 a.m. Concessions will be provided by the Optimist Club of Clarksville.

Call 812-283-5313 or for more information.


Learn more about weight loss

Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services Weight Management Center is offering a free surgical weight loss seminar from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Floyd Memorial Cancer Center of Indiana, 2210 Green Valley Road, New Albany.

Board certified general surgeons Dr. Lanny Gore and Dr. Julie Hutchinson will discuss your options. Learn about gastric banding and gastric sleeve surgery. Discover who qualifies as a candidate, insurance requirements for weight loss surgery and the extra assistance provided by the weight management center, including personal involvement in the weight loss journey, free gym membership and support groups. Watch an inspirational video of one a patients, take an online weight loss assessment and get information on each surgery by visiting

Register by calling 1-800-4-SOURCE or online at

Hall of Fame banquet set

New Albany High School’s annual hall of fame induction banquet will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 29 in the school’s cafeteria. Reservations are $30 each and can me mailed to: NAHS Hall of Fame, care of Jason Flener, 1020 Vincennes St., New Albany, IN, 47150. Those wishing to make reservations for the event can also stop by the school to do so.

This year’s honorees include: Phyllis Breen Cogan, class of 1964; Bob Dusch, class of 1962, faculty from 1966-2013; Lillian Emery, class of 1905; Lee Kelly, faculty, 1973-2013; Hank Klein, class of 1946; Don McMahel, class of 1948, faculty at various schools in the NA-FC School Corp. from 1959-1993; Walter Poff, class of 1949; Muriel Ryall, class of 1922, faculty from 1939-1971; Sam Shine, class of 1951; Steve Sipes, class of 1967, teacher/administrator  from 1972-2009; Stanley Starks, Bulldog bus driver, 1951-1980; and Col. John Stotsenburg, class of 1876, who was killed in the Philippines insurrection on April 23, 1899, while leading his regiment.


Event to help out children

Those wanting a fun and entertaining way to help build a better learning experience and a better future for at-risk school children are invited to attend a benefit concert featuring Steel of The Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 321 E. Market St., Jeffersonville.

Steel of the Night is a Caribbean steel drum band which plays feel-good island songs, a little old rock ‘n’ roll, and Jimmy Buffett and Harry Belafonte favorites. They are featured performers at the Kentucky State Fair. The concert is free and open to all.

Proceeds from the benefit concert will provide funds for Blessings in a Backpack. Those attending will be asked to make a donation in gratitude. Every donation received will be used to provide food for at-risk school aged children. The funds raised will help continue this program at Northaven Elementary School for the 2013-14 school year.

St. Paul’s Church members will host a reception following the concert to honor the performers. For more information, call 812-282-1108.


Historical group to meet

The Clark’s Grant Historical will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 19, at the Charlestown Library, 51 Clark Road, Charlestown.

Jeanne Burke, Clark County Historian, will present the program. The topic will be “The Clark County Museum: A Peek at our Collection.” Small items from the museum’s collection will be on display, and their stories will be told. Burke is the  president of the Clark County Museum. The Downs House will be open before the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 812-256-5777.


Model train show and swap meet

The Southern Indiana Railroad will be hosting a model train show from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, and a model train show and swap meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24.

The show will be held at the Sellersburg Moose Lodge Family Center, 1040 S. Indiana Ave. There are five layouts scheduled to be on display showing HO scale, N scale, G scale and O scale for the varied interest of everyone. There will also be railroad items of interest for sale at the swap meet on Saturday.

Admission is free and every age is invited to attend. For more information contact Kenneth Pettit at 812-282-1658 or email


Kids can learn etiquette

Floyd County 4-H is offering “Clover Manners Matter,” a series of classes to teach young people the importance of knowing and using proper etiquette in various situations.

The first five sessions are geared toward youth in grades 7-12 and will meet on Mondays beginning Aug. 19, with no meeting on Labor Day, at the Floyd County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2818 Green Valley Road in New Albany. The cost is $35 per youth.

For more information and to register, contact the Floyd County Extension Office at 812-948-5470.


Audition for Youth Choir

Auditions for the Louisville Youth Choir’s 46th season will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 20, 22 and 27 at Sacred Heart School for the Arts, Angela Hall, building 17 at 3105 Lexington Road on the Ursuline Campus, Louisville.

The 2013-14 Louisville Youth Choir will include Primary Choir, grade one through three students (nonauditioned session); Chorale, fourth through ninth grade students (auditioned, beginning and intermediate treble voices); Kantorei, grades eight through 12 students (auditioned, intermediate mixed ensemble); and Les Chambres, sixth through 12th grade students (auditioned, advance treble voices). Students will perform in four concerts: a fall concert, a December Christmas festival, a March spring concert, and an Arts-In-Action Pops concert.

There is no cost to audition. Audition forms and additional information can be found at For more information, call 502-896-5859.