News and Tribune

April 5, 2013



Last chance for Girl Scout cookies

The absolute last chance to buy Samoas, Thin Mints, Tag-a-longs and other favorite Girl Scout Cookies this year will be Saturday, April 6.

The Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Council will hold a huge last-chance Girl Scout Cookie sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Clarksville Town Hall, 2000 Broadway. All flavors of Girl Scout Cookies cost $3.50 per box. All locations for Last Chance Cookie sales will accept credit cards, cash and checks for payment. To find the cookie sale location nearest you, go to and type your zip code.



Property tax bills ready to be mailed

Floyd County Treasurer Linda Berger said property tax bills will be mailed within the next two weeks.

The first installment due date will be May 10. Taxes may be mailed to: P.O. Box 2010, New Albany, IN 47151, or paid at any area bank except PNC (PNC customers are welcome to pay their bills at any other area bank), or paid in the office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Homeowners who did not turn in an address change and do not receive a bill by April 22 should call the Treasurer’s Office at 812-948-5477.


Churches sought to be in book

In celebration of New Albany’s 200th birthday in 2013, the Bicentennial Commission has chosen as one of its projects an update publication of New Albany/Floyd County churches and their history. 

A subcommittee has been formed to oversee this task of an updated church publication. This group extends an invitation to every church in New Albany/Floyd County to become a part of this project. Letters have recently been sent to more that 100 known churches in the area. In case a church was overlooked, all churches are still are invited to be a part of the book. There is no charge to be included in the book.

If more information is needed, call David Barksdale, 812-945-1839 or Jack Holt, 812-989-2100.

Material is needed by April 8. It is the plan to have this updated version of churches and their history available at Harvest Homecoming 2013 in October.



Grand opening for Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness is open for business at 3626 Grant Line Road/Northgate Plaza in New Albany. A grand opening celebration will take place from 11:30 a.m. to noon Monday, April 8.

The location opened March 18 and employs nearly 20 people.

To celebrate its grand opening, Anytime Fitness is holding a free barbecue and offering a 12 hour sale of $9.99 to start, no enrollment, a free key fob, free boot camp — being held at 5:30 p.m., which is open to everyone, even non-members — and chance to win four free personal training sessions. The 12-hour sale runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday.

Club tours will be available during the grand-opening celebration. Membership information is available at the club or by visiting


Friends fiction book sale on tap

Friends of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will hold its annual fiction book sale in the library’s annex building, at the corner of Spring Street and Scribner Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6.

All books in the fiction section will be discounted by 50 percent. Regular prices are $1 for hardbacks, 50 cents for DVDs, videos and paperbacks, 25 cents for audio book cassette tapes, and 10 cents for magazines and music cassette tapes. Children’s books are available at $1 or less.



‘Swingin’ Cowboys’ to cover Western music

Jason Petty will present The Swingin’ Cowboys in concert at Derby Dinner Playhouse on Monday, April 8, as part of the 2013 Concert Series. The doors and buffet open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:15 p.m.  

The Swingin’ Cowboys, featuring an authentic western swing band, is a tribute to the music of the great American West. This trip down memory lane will feature songs by Stephen Foster, The Singing Cowboys and selections from some of the greatest Western swing music ever recorded. 

Jason Petty narrates the legacy of one of the most influential movements in American music history. He has been previously seen on the Derby Dinner stage with the critically acclaimed “Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes” and with Carolyn Martin and their “Country Royalty” show. For more information or to make reservations, call 812-288-8281 or visit



Band’s event set for Saturday

The Henryville Golden Band’s annual Spring Swing fundraising event will begin at noon, Saturday, April 6, at the school. The auction will begin at 4:30 p.m. Hot plate meals consisting of homemade chicken ‘n dumplings or pork barbecue sandwiches will be available for purchase for $6. Children’s meals consisting of hot dogs and chips available for $3. Desserts and drinks are included in the price.

Bring the kids out for a fun-filled day with carnival games, snacks, door prizes and raffles beginning at noon.