News and Tribune

April 30, 2013


 Rep. Todd Young, R.-Ind., announced that the 9th District congressional offices are accepting applications for the 9th District’s Congressional Leadership Program.

The program, which was developed and launched by Young’s staff last year, introduces college and graduate students to their region and develops their leadership skills so they can effectively serve their community. Eleven students participated in the program last year.

Applicants should be residents of, or attending college or graduate school in, the 9th  District. CLP class size is limited, so the application process is competitive. Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by Wednesday, May 1. Applicants must attend at least four out of five sessions to successfully complete the program.

Potential applicants who have questions should contact the Jeffersonville Office at 812-288-3999. The application and a sample calendar of activities can be found at



Georgetown Optimist forming Mini 4-H

The Georgetown Optimist Club is starting a new Optimist 4-H club.  

Mini 4-H is for youth in kindergarten through second grade. Regular 4-H is for youth grades 3-12. The 4-H program offers several opportunities.

Anyone interested in the club, or who could teach a crafts or other workshop for the kids, should contact Bev Oehrle at 812 951-3142.



Upcoming retreats set

Mount St. Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Drive in Mount St. Francis, will host a serenity retreat May 3-5. 

Come and walk the path of serenity with Friar Emmet, a Franciscan friar back by popular demand. Friar Emmet has conducted many 12-step retreats up and down the east coast as well as at Mount St. Francis. The cost for the serenity retreat is $155 for a single room, $140 for a double room and $85 for commuters.


• Women’s retreat — The Wellsprings of Prayer: Through various forms of biblical prayer come and experience the Spirit of God who prays in us, shapes our thoughts, moves our feelings and changes our actions that we might live in the power of the Resurrection. Cost: $175/single room, $160/double room, $100/commuter; May 17-19

• Women’s retreat — A Silent Spring Fling: Gift yourself with silence and enjoy the sounds of nature. Opportunities for shared prayer each day, silent meditation, walking the labyrinth, listening to the sounds of silence. Cost is $150; May 24-26

Call 812-923-8817 for more information.



Preschool roundup is later this week

Clarksville Elementary School will host a preschool roundup open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2. Preschoolers must be 4 years old on or before Aug. 1.

Those who attend are not guaranteed a spot into the program; however, it is a chance for parents to fill out an application, see the classroom and meet the teacher. 

Those who attend will receive a free book. Contact Clarksville Elementary School at 812-282-1447 for additional information.



Redevelopment board to meet

The Sellersburg Redevelopment Commission will meet at noon Monday, May 20, in Sellersburg Town Hall, 316 E. Utica Street.

The previously scheduled meeting on Monday, May 27, has been canceled as it is Memorial Day.


Town council to meet

The Sellersburg Town Council will meet in an executive session at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in Sellersburg Town Hall, 316 E. Utica St.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the initiation of litigation or pending litigation related to the purchase or lease of real property by the governing body.



Handbag sale to help group

The Nstyle handbags and accessories sale will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7 at the Community Action of Southern Indiana building family living area, 1613 E. Eighth St., Jeffersonville.

Handbags, jewelry, scarves, accessories and more will be on sale. Call 812-288-6451, ext. 2271 for more information. Ten percent of sales will go to the Grassroots Prevention Coalition. Cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover will be taken as payment.