News and Tribune

January 14, 2013




Prosser holding open house

Prosser Career Education Center, 4202 Charlestown Road, New Albany, is hosting its annual open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the school.

Students in grades 8 through 11 and their families are invited to come and explore the 24 career education programs Prosser has to offer, tour the classrooms and labs, meet with program instructors, visit with college reps, speak with local employers and enter to win door prizes. The Culinary Arts department will be serving a spaghetti dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for $1.

For more information, call 812-542-8508 or visit

Hosparus seeks volunteers

Hosparus Southern Indiana needs patient care volunteers who live in Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties. Hosparus will offer free volunteer training from  9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26 (lunch is provided) at its New Albany office, 624 E. Market St. To register or for more information, contact Vonya Gresham at or 812-542-2809.  

Volunteers help with patient and family support, administrative duties and development/fundraising. Hosparus carefully selects volunteers and provides them with comprehensive training specially designed to meet the needs of patients and families. Hosparus volunteers must have available transportation and complete training and an application process.

Public forum on homeless set

The Jeffersonville-Clarksville Homelessness Task Force has scheduled its first public forum at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the council chambers at Jeffersonville City Hall, 500 Quartermaster Court.

The purpose of the forum is to discuss the issue of homelessness in the area and the public is invited to attend, according to a press release.

The task force was formed following the sweep of a homeless camp near exit 0 in late November. People living in the camp complained personal belongs were taken and they were not notified of the sweep. Jeffersonville suspended any additional sweeps to allow the task force to examine the policy.

— Staff Writer Braden Lammers


Clarksville to hold work session tonight

The Clarksville Town Council will hold a work session at 7:30 p.m. today.

The meeting will be held on the second floor of Clarksville Town Hall in the executive conference room.


MLK memorial service at Griffin Street

There will be a memorial service honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. at 6 p.m., today, Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Griffin Center, 1140 Griffin St., New Albany.

Guest speaker will be Dr. Victor McKenney, pastor of Howard Chapel Baptist Church, New Albany. This year’s theme for the event is “Learning From The Past And Preparing For The Future.”

Vegetable soup will be served. To make reservations call 812-945-6349 or 812-944-2765.

The event is sponsored by the New Albany Parks Department and The Community Women for Unity and Equality.

Aglow Fellowship to meet

New Albany Aglow Fellowship will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Covenant Community Fellowship, 727 Rolling Creek Drive, New Albany.

Fellowship time is 6:30 to 7 p.m.

Worship Leader Dorrene Beck will lead the group in Praise and Worship.


Learn more about grants

An information session will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 211 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville, to explain how local nonprofit organizations can apply for funding to support arts projects to increase the quality of community life.

The grants are made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency. For more information, contact Joyce Ribble at

Chili cook-off set for Thursday

The Jeffersonville High School Winter Percussion chili cook-off will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Jeffersonville High School Cafeteria, 2315 Allison Lane, Jeffersonville,

The cost is $5 per person with proceeds going to support the JHS Winter Percussion. Admission includes unlimited chili, lemonade, tea and a performance by the JHS Percussion.

Baked goods and sodas available at concessions for additional cost.

For more information contact Jason Pruden, assistant director of bands, at


Water district conducting poster contest

The Floyd County Soil & Water Conservation District will be conducting its annual poster contest during January. The contest is open to any Floyd county student in grades 1 through 8. The theme for this year’s poster contest is “Where Does Your Water Shed?” The deadline for entry is 4 p.m. Jan. 25.

Participants are encouraged to illustrate their understanding of what a watershed is, where fresh water goes after a rain, the importance of keeping our fresh water clean or how water travels within the watershed. Size should be 8 by 11 only; nothing larger or smaller will be accepted. Any medium may be used.

Posters must be turned into your school office or The Floyd County Soil & Water Conservation District office, 2425 Corydon Pike, Suite 103. One winner from each grade level will receive a certificate and a sweatshirt with their winning entry on it.