News and Tribune

February 20, 2014




Habitat hosting information sessions

The New Albany/Floyd County Habitat for Humanity will be hosting information sessions to qualify families for eligibility to apply to the 2015 Homeownership Program. NA-FC Habitat is a housing ministry that seeks to spread affordable housing among low-income families in Clark and Floyd counties.

Sessions will be held at 6 p.m. today, Feb. 20, at St. Paul’s Episcopal in Jeffersonville, and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the New Albany Housing Authority.


Intercambio at the NA-FC Library

Would you like to practice speaking Spanish?

Practice your language skills at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany. The library is having an intercambio from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Applegate Room on the lower level of the NA-FC Public Library.

There will be a bilingual facilitator there who will assist with communication. Questions will be asked in English and Spanish to help build vocabulary. Participants are encouraged to bring a tablet and a pen and pencil.


Our Place hosting awards

Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services Inc. will be hosting the third-annual Jamey Aebersold Spirit of the Red Ribbon Awards Dinner on April 17.

The Spirit of the Red Ribbon Awards will acknowledge those who have made a significant contribution toward the education, prevention, intervention and treatment of drug and alcohol abuse in the community year round.

The awards are given in honor of Jamey Aebersold and his continued commitment in this area. If chosen for this award, recipients will be honored by their peers and friends at a dinner and ceremony at the Calumet Club in New Albany.

Nominations are needed in the categories of education, faith based, community, industry/business, justice/law enforcement, health services, social services and youth.

Submissions deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 25. Table sponsors are also needed. Contact MeriBeth Adams-Wolf at Our Place at 812-945-3400 for more information or visit to obtain a nomination form.


Band Boosters holding raffle

Jeffersonville High School Band Boosters is again raffling off $10,000. There will only be 1,000 tickets sold.

The drawing will take place Saturday, Feb. 22, during halftime at the JHS boys varsity basketball game.

Tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50. Text Peggy at 502-551-1973 or text Pat at 502-572-6610 for ticket information. Profits earned will be used to help fund Phase 2 of the band room.

Moore campaign holding fundraiser

The I’m for Mike Moore campaign will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for The Center for Lay Ministries at  5:30 p.m. March 1 at St. Augustine Parish Hall, 315 E. Chestnut St., Jeffersonville.

The spaghetti dinner will be prepared by legendary Jeffersonville restaurateur Ray Parrella. Live entertainment will be provided by The Italian Stallions.

Tickets for the dinner are $10. Proceeds will benefit The Center for Lay Ministries.

For tickets or more information, call 502-643-7524.

Suicide prevention workshop on tap

A suicide prevention workshop, sponsored by the downtown churches, LifeSpring Health Systems and the Southern Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 329 Wall St., Jeffersonville. Light snacks will be served.

The workshop will feature information on how to know if someone you care about is at-risk for suicide, what help is available and information and what community resources exist for survivors.

The event is free and open to the public.


Learn African-American heritage

The Clarksville Branch of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 1312 Eastern Blvd., Clarksville, will host historians Maxine Brown and Jeanne Burke for an opportunity to learn more about Southern Indiana’s African American Heritage, 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Brown is an advocate for Harrison County’s African American Heritage and a recipient of the Eli Lilly Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indiana Historical Society. Clark County historian Burke will be co-presenting. This event is free and open to the public. For more information on this program, call 812-285-5640.

Game night coming to library

The Clarksville Branch of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 1312 Eastern Blvd., Clarksville, will sponsor family game night from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, at the library.

Families are invited to spend quality time together playing life-size games, board games, Wii games, crafts and much more. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for this event and must be registered. To register for this event, or for more information, visit or call 812-285-5640.