News and Tribune

January 12, 2011

Clark county briefs for Jan. 12, 2011


Anti-tolls group to meet

The Southern Indiana No to Bridge Tolls group will be hosting a meeting Tuesday at Buckhead Mountain Grill, Jeffersonville.

The meeting will kick-off with a networking session at 5:30 p.m. and the regular meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

Despite the recent pledge to reduce the cost of the Ohio River Bridges Project by $500 million, which the no tolls groups have cited as a “huge victory,” the group will continue to pressure the Louisville and Southern Indiana Bridges Authority to reduce the cost of the project.

Paul Fetter, co-founder of the Southern Indiana No to Bridge Tolls group, said in a press release other value-engineering measures can be taken to make sure existing modes of mobility remain toll-free and Southern Indiana residents are still paying the majority if the costs if tolls remain on the Interstate 65 bridges.

For more information contact Fetter at 812-283-5555 or visit the group’s website at

— Staff Writer Braden Lammers

K of C sponsoring dinner

The Knights of Columbus will sponsor an all-you-can-eat chicken dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Knights of Columbus, 225 E. Market St., Jeffersonville.

The menu will be chicken, green beans, macaroni and cheese, potatoes and gravy, slaw, drink and dessert. The cost for adults is $8.

A portion of the proceeds will be given to Father Tom for the Haiti Disaster Relief Fund. For more information, call 812-283-3134.

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Prom Aid seeking donations

The fourth-annual Prom Aid event, hosted by Clark County Junior Leaders, will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27 at the Community Building, Clark County 4-H Center, Ind. 62, Charlestown, and NuYale locations will be accepting dress and suit donations during normal business hours until Feb. 24.

All financially challenged area high school juniors and seniors are invited to participate and come pick out an outfit for free. This will be the largest single community service project for the Clark County 4-H Junior Leaders.

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Help sought for homeless vets

Tri-County Health Coalition is seeking donations of socks and hygiene items for veterans who are currently living under bridges and on the streets in the area.

Donated items can be brought to their office at 1222 State St., New Albany between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Call 812-944-7265 for more information.

— Contributed

Techshot hosts technology event

Techshot, a product development company with offices in Greenville and at the Purdue Technology Center of Southeast Indiana in New Albany, will host a free event at the tech center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday to offer a glimpse into the processes it uses to transition its customers’ ideas into functional products.  

Titled, “Ideation to Prototype Creation: Spanning the Longest Yard in Technology Development,” the event is expected to be most beneficial to first time entrepreneurs attempting to bring a product idea to market. Techshot VP for Corporate Advancement Rich Boling will discuss the company’s engineering road map for developing new products and technologies; the most common mistakes made by entrepreneurs new to tech development; and the Purdue Research Foundation/Techshot partnership.

Created late last year, the partnership is designed to help educate and equip entrepreneurs to plan for and overcome many of the roadblocks typically faced by startups. Since 1988, Techshot has been developing new products and technologies for commercial, governmental and institutional customers. Its 25 mechanical, electrical and software engineers and technicians specialize in developing first of their kind products. One customer, Mavizon, is garnering worldwide attention at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with Mavia, a product which features electronics and firmware developed by Techshot.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.  

Call Elva McMahon at the Purdue Technology Center of Southeast Indiana at 812-206-8380 to RSVP or for more information.

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