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February 20, 2014

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For Feb. 21

CASI hosting community forums

Community Action of Southern Indiana in Jeffersonville has been awarded a grant through the Indiana Association of United Ways to help facilitate the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Clark, Floyd, Jefferson, Harrison and Washington Counties.

The first of the community forums will be from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Community Action of Southern Indiana, 1613 E. Eighth Street, Jeffersonville. Another community forum will be from 6 to 7 p.m. March 19 at New Albany Housing Authority’s Community Room, 300 Erni Ave., New Albany.

CASI will be educating about the Affordable Care Act and health insurance options, including the new Health Insurance Marketplace. Certain individuals or families may qualify for health insurance subsidies, based on income. Others may qualify for a $0 premium plan or a new kind of tax credit that lowers premiums right away.  

More information is available by calling Joe Welch and Denise Triplett at 812-288-6451, extensions 2272 and 2281, Marilyn Warren at 812-206-7398, or Phil Ellis at 812-206-7300.

Gardener lecture series to start

The Sunnyside Master Gardener Association is hosting a three-part lecture series on two consecutive Thursday evenings — March 6 and 13. The series includes lectures on practical vegetable gardening, small fruit for the home garden and growing/cooking with herbs.

The series will be held at the Clark County REMC, 7810 Ind. 60, Sellersburg. The classes start 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m. The series, which includes a light dinner each session, is $20 for both nights. Registration is required by Feb. 28.

To register, call the Floyd County Extension Office at 812-948-5470.

NEW ALBANY

Severe weather sirens installed

Two new severe weather sirens have been installed, tested, and are operational, the city of New Albany confirmed Thursday.

The new sirens have been placed at Bicknell Park and the Spring Street fire station, and the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency oversaw the testing of the sirens earlier this week.

The sirens were footed by the New Albany City Council at the request of Councilman Greg Phipps.

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