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January 3, 2014

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For Jan. 4-5

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.

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