News and Tribune

November 9, 2012




No print edition on Veterans Day

Because of the Veterans Day holiday and U.S. Postal Service not delivering Monday, the News and Tribune will not publish a print edition Monday, Nov. 12. Production will resume with the Tuesday, Nov. 13, edition.

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Donate toys for kids

Through Operation Christmas Child, locals are joining tens of thousands of people across the U.S. to fill empty shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and necessity items for impoverished children around the world.

This year-round project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan's Purse, headed by Franklin Graham, is ramping up as local businesses, churches and community groups prepare to collect gift-filled shoe boxes during National Collection Week Nov. 12 through Nov. 19.

Anyone can drop off a packed shoe box at the following collection sites: Graceland Baptist Church,  3600 Kamer Miller Road, New Albany; Green Valley Care Center, 3118 Green Valley Road, New Albany; Cherry Street Church of Christ, 302 Cherry St., New Albany; Bowles Mattress Co., 1220 Watt St., Jeffersonville.


Closures on I-265 interchange to begin

NEW ALBANY — The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced ramp closures at the Interstate-265 and I-64 interchange for asphalt paving. Construction crews will close a ramp each night at the interchange between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., weather permitting. Message boards will be in place to provide motorists with advanced warning. The nightly ramp closure schedule is listed below:

Saturday, Nov. 10

· I-64 WB to I-265 EB

Sunday, Nov. 11

· I-64 EB to I-265 EB

Youth Count meeting Friday

The public is invited to attend the upcoming Youth Count meeting from noon to 1:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Cancer Center, 2210 Green Valley Road, New Albany.

The meeting is open to anyone who has an interest in and concern about ensuring that we provide our young people the best possible opportunities to succeed — at home, school and life.

The theme for the meeting is “Season of Giving.” Discussion will focus on how we can maximize Floyd County’s selection as one of the 100 Best Communities for young people and how both individually and collectively we might expand those efforts to the region so that we truly ensure that we are taking the actions that help our youth.

For more information contact Barbara Bridgwater at 812-923-1160 or at

Tips to go to Special Olympics

From 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 10 Floyd Memorial Hospital associates, ranging from a vice president, to nursing staff to an IT manager, will act as “celebrity servers” at Tumbleweed Restaurant, State Street in New Albany, to raise funds for Special Olympics Indiana.

During the night, all server tips will be donated to Special Olympics, a silent auction and raffle will take place and $1 from every Double Barrel Brownie Dessert sold will all go to Special Olympics Indiana, with the goal of raising more than $2,000.

Journey along the Lewis and Clark Trail

Elizabeth Tidwell, author of “War Club: A Journey of Understanding Along the Lewis and Clark Trail,” will be at New Albany-Floyd County Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 13, to speak about her book.

 War Club is based on the author’s memoirs of her own journey along the trail and the discoveries and insights she has gained along the way. The event will be held in the Strassweg Auditorium from 7 to 8 p.m. Tidwell will have copies of her book available.


Floyd County taxes due Nov. 13

Floyd County Treasurer Linda Berger reminds residents that the second installment of property taxes is due no later than Tuesday, Nov. 13. The deadline is extended because Nov. 10 is on a Saturday and Monday, Nov. 12, is when the country will celebrate Veterans Day and the City-County Building will be closed.

Taxes may be paid at most area banks. You will need to take your tax bill with you to the banks. PNC customers are welcome to use any other area bank to pay their taxes.

Taxes may also be mailed to Floyd County Treasurer, PO Box 2010, New Albany, IN, 47151. Postmarks will be accepted. Penalties will be assessed on Wed., Nov. 14.


MOPS to meet Monday

MOPS of Clark County will be holding its meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Speed Memorial Church, 328 U.S. 31, Speed.

Moms will be discussing the importance of self-care for mothers. Included will be some sharing of ideas of healthy stress management strategies and ways to keep oneself balanced, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Leading the discussion will be Mindy Davis, LPCC, who is a licensed therapist and MOPS member. Refreshments will be available for mothers and children. Experienced childcare providers will supervise children in a variety of activities in the next room.


Learn financial strategies Tuesday

Financial Giving Strategies everyone can use, featuring Linda Speed, president and CEO of The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana and Boyd Wright, certified financial planner at Financial Wealth Management LLC, will conduct a workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Borden High School, 301 West St., Borden.

There is no charge to attend this event and light refreshments will be served


Financial classes begin at church

More than one and a half million families have positively changed their financial future through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.

Updated in summer 2012, the now nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week where a different lesson is taught by Dave on DVD followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing.

FPU will be held in Jeffersonville at Eastside Christian Church, 2319 Veterans Parkway, Jeffersonville. The classes will begin Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. Contact Kari at 812-288-9061 for more information or to register.

Learn more about cyber shopping

If you normally feel sluggish after eating a big Thanksgiving meal and dread that early morning drive to Black Friday sales, the Holiday Cyber Shopping program is for you.

This informative program takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 211 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville.

Those attending will be provided with shopping tips on where and when to get the best deals, as well as how to score some real steals for your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping sprees.

For more information, call 812-285-5635, or visit

Depression group to meet

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Louisville is hosting “Ask the Doctor Night” from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Clark Memorial Hospital, 1220 Missouri Ave., in the Conference Center on the lower level.

Dr. Jesse Wright, Director of the University of Louisville Depression Center will be answering questions of those in attendance in regards to mood disorders. Anyone suffering from depression or bipolar disorders as well as their family and friends are welcome to attend. This is a free event open to the public.

For more information call 502-635-6142 or email Maureen Fifer at


Vets eat free at Applebee’s

Applebee’s restaurant in Clarksville, along with locations across the country, will thank the nation’s veterans and troops by offering them free meals on Veterans Day.

For the fourth year, Applebee’s will salute the nation’s military by serving more than 1 million free meals on Veterans Day.

Clarksville Applebee’s will be open from 11 a.m. to midnight on Sunday, Nov. 11. Guests will need to provide proof of service, including U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, photograph in uniform or wearing uniform, DD214, Citation or Commendation.

The offer is valid for dine-in customers only. Traditional sides are included with free entrees; 2 for $20 appetizers, upgraded side items or extras, beverages, desserts and gratuity are not included.

For more information, guests should call their local Applebee’s or visit



Meeting set for farmers, others

Purdue Extension Offices in Southeastern Indiana will again be hosting a meeting for farmers, pesticide applicators and crop advisers from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the Clark County Extension Office, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown.

Purdue entomologist, John Obermeyer, will focus on the significant insect challenges of 2012 and present management tactics and strategies to address these insect challenges for the future. Purdue University plant pathologist Kiersten Wise will discuss crop diseases, grain toxins and management options for 2013.  And, Purdue weed science extension specialist, Travis Legleiter, will discuss current weed control issues and new management options for 2012.  

There is a $10 charge for private applicators desiring pesticide applicator credit. There will be no charge for commercial pesticide applications and anyone is welcome to attend.

For more information call 812-256-4591.