News and Tribune

August 21, 2013



Walking tour set for Friday

A historic walking tour of downtown Jeffersonville will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, rain or shine.

Meet at the Overlook at the south end of Spring Street for a tour highlighting the East Riverside Drive neighborhood. Clark County Historian Jeanne Burke will lead the tour, sharing stories about the neighborhood’s history and architectural and historical information about the buildings.

The tour will conclude in time for participants to return to Warder Park to enjoy a Concert in the Park at 7:30 with June Kelley Roy and Top Notch playing standards and swing.

Sponsored by Jeffersonville Main Street, Inc. and the Clark County Museum, Inc., this is the fourth in a series of walking/historical tours taking place this summer and autumn. The final tour of the season is tentatively planned for Sept. 27.

Event to help out children

Those wanting a fun and entertaining way to help build a better learning experience and a better future for at-risk school children are invited to attend a benefit concert featuring Steel of The Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 321 E. Market St., Jeffersonville.

Steel of the Night is a Caribbean steel drum band which plays feel-good island songs, a little old rock ‘n’ roll, and Jimmy Buffett and Harry Belafonte favorites. They are featured performers at the Kentucky State Fair. The concert is free and open to all.

Proceeds from the benefit concert will provide funds for Blessings in a Backpack. Those attending will be asked to make a donation in gratitude. Every donation received will be used to provide food for at-risk school aged children. The funds raised will help continue this program at Northaven Elementary School for the 2013-14 school year.

St. Paul’s Church members will host a reception following the concert to honor the performers. For more information, call 812-282-1108.


Tea Party to meet

The Clark County Tea Party invites the public to the group’s weekly meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Silver Creek Middle School, 495 N. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg.

The guest speaker will be Greg Fettig of FreedomWorks. FreedomWorks recruits, educates, trains and mobilizes millions of volunteer activists to fight for less government, lower taxes and more freedom.

For more information, e-mail the group at

Tobacco prevention group meeting

The Clark County Tobacco Prevention Coalition will have its first meeting of the new grant cycle at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, in the Conference Room at the Lois Kratz Wellness Center, Clark Memorial Hospital, 1200 Missouri Ave., Jeffersonville.

Make a difference and join the coalition. For more information, call 812-285-5877.


‘101 Dalmatians’ production planned

“101 Dalmatians Kids ... A Labor Day Weekend Adventure!” will be presented Aug. 30 and Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. at Floyd Central High School Studio One, 6575 Old Vincennes Road, Floyds Knobs.

Tickets for the 30 minute show are $5 each. For more information, call 812-542-2284

Recommended for ages 2 and up.

FCHS open house is Thursday

Floyd Central High School will hold an open house at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22.

Parents and students should report to the auditorium for a brief meeting. At 7 p.m., parents will follow their student’s schedule and meet the teachers in 10 minute classes with six minute passing periods to the next class.

Floyd Central is located at 6575 Old Vincennes Road, Floyds Knobs. For more information about the school visit the website

FMH hosting ‘Books R Fun’

The Floyd Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting “Books R Fun” fundraiser in August.

This sale will be held at the hospital, 1850 State St., New Albany, in classrooms one and two in the Paris Education Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 30.

This sale will feature all kinds of books including award winning children’s books, cook books, craft and gardening along with hobbies and novels with prices below average retail. Proceeds from this sale goes towards the many hospital projects sponsored by the auxiliary.


Learn about food preservation

Nancy Hudson, HHS Agent for the Clark County Purdue Extension Office is hosting a program on The Basics of Food Preservation from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Charlestown Library. 51 Clark Road, Charlestown.

There is no charge for the program, but preregistration would be appreciated. To register, call 812-256-4591.