News and Tribune

January 3, 2014

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For Jan. 4-5

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— CLARK COUNTY

Blasting coming up next week

Blasting to prepare for the east-end bridge is scheduled to take place in Indiana near Upper River Road and Salem Road, just east of Utica. There will not be any traffic stops for this blast.

The date and approximate time (within 15 minutes) will be: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Blasting also is scheduled to occur in Indiana on Utica-Sellersburg Road, near the Brookhollow subdivision. Prior to each blast in this location, traffic must be stopped for five to 20 minutes for the safety of the workers and the traveling public. Traffic stops during the blasts will occur on Utica-Sellersburg Road between Shadowbrook Lane and Surrey Road.

The dates and approximate times (within 15 minutes) will be: about 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Jan. 8-10.



NEW ALBANY

MLK event to be held in New Albany

The Community Women for Unity and Equality and the New Albany Parks Department, will sponsor this years celebration of Dr. Martin L. King birthday.

The event will be held at the Kathy Wilkerson/Griffin Center, located at 1140 Griffin St. in New Albany. It well be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 15.

The speaker will be Floyd Superior Court No. 1 Judge Susan Orth. Call 812-945-6349 by Friday, Jan. 10 to make reservations. Soup and drinks will be served for free.



CLARKSVILLE

Falls archeology society to meet

Falls of the Ohio Archaeological Society will host its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center, 201 W. Riverside Drive, Clarksville.

General public invited. $5 admission, members free.

The speaker will be Nicholas Laracuente of the Kentucky Heritage Council, presenting “Bourbon Archaeology: Unearthing the forgotten stories from Kentucky’s Distilling Industry.”

Many histories that are being interpreted through bourbon tourism tend to focus on bourbon legends, general industry history and the prominent figures associated with the distilleries that are in operation, while the history of distillery workers and the hundreds of distilleries that did not flourish, have largely been forgotten.

An archaeological examination of Kentucky’s distilleries highlights the forces that brought a landscape of widespread uncontrolled production under the purview of a few. Yet, excavating and interpreting distillery sites can be as complicated as the industry’s history.



JEFFERSONVILLE

Class of ’64 to meet for lunch

Jeffersonville High School’s class of 1964 will gather for their monthly luncheon at noon Friday, Jan. 10, at the Clarion Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn Lakeview, 505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville.



CHARLESTOWN

Money on your mind

Nancy Hudson, HHS Agent for the Clark County Purdue Extension Office, will be hosting a series on money management. The Money Matters series will be held at the Charlestown Library, 51 Clark Road, Charlestown.

Dates and topics for the series are as follows:

• Grocery and drugstore savings — 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6

• Going once, going twice, sold! — 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3

There is no charge for the program, but preregistration is appreciated. To register, call 812-256-4591.