News and Tribune

April 19, 2013




Voting centers the subject of meeting

The South Central Indiana League of Women Voters will host a discussion on voting centers at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library.

Speakers include Barbara Haas, Clark County Clerk, and Linda Moeller, Floyd County Clerk, to discuss and answer questions. This is open to the public.

The South Central Indiana League of Women Voters was organized in July 2010 as a nonpartisan organization focusing on voter awareness by educating on public policy. The goal is to play an active role in conversation about public policy and voting laws for Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties. New members are accepted at any time. For more information, please contact Teresa Perkins at 502-594-2301.

IUS to honor students, groups

The Indiana University Southeast School of Education will honor more than 150 outstanding future teachers for academic success at a ceremony Monday, April 22. The students will be recognized at the annual School of Education Honor Awards and Recognition Program. Also at the event, the School of Education will award the WHAS Crusade for Children campaign with a special recognition — “Friend of the School of Education.”

The program will be held in the Hoosier Room at IU Southeast. A reception will begin at 4:15 p.m. followed by the award ceremony at 5 p.m.

Students who have received high distinction or distinction in academics for the 2012-13 school year will be recognized, as well as outstanding students in each of the School of Education disciplines and scholarship winners.

Crusade for Children CEO Dawn Lee will be on hand to accept the “Friend of IU Southeast” award at Monday’s ceremony.



East-end work to close shoulders

The following road shoulders will be closed related to ongoing work for the east-end crossing.

• Eastbound and westbound I-265 from Charlestown Pike to Port Road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays through Friday, April 26.

• Northbound and southbound Ind. 62 from Helen Road to Sellers Court from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays through Friday, April 26.


Earth Day celebration for tweens and teens

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will celebrate Earth Day from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, in the Strassweg Auditorium at 180 W. Spring St.

Tweens and teens will learn how to make origami planters out of newspaper and plant vegetable seeds in them. Students will also learn how to make a no-sew reusable tote bag out of old T-shirts. They will also learn recipes for green snacks.

No registration is required but students are asked to bring an old T-shirt to make the tote bag. For more information, call 812-949-3523.

40 & 8 Club hosting lunch

The 40 & 8 Club will sponsor an open house and lunch from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the clubhouse, 221 Albany St., New Albany.

The menu will be: spaghetti and meat sauce, fried chicken, vegetable medley, salad and dessert. Cost is $7.

Church offers ‘How to Fish’ class

Men, women and children of all ages are invited to take up their poles and come to Sam Peden Community Park, Shelter House No. 1, 3037 Grant Line Road, New Albany, for a free “How to Fish” session from 4 to 6 p.m. May 5.

Sponsored by the men’s ministry of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, the afternoon is an opportunity for families to participate together, according to Jim Kanning, men’s ministry chair. Experienced men, women and young adults will conduct the session, and children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservations are required.

For participants who are not able to bring their own rod and reel or fishing pole, those will be loaned for the session. Adults age 17 and older must have a fishing license. Bait will be provided for the instruction in casting, baiting the hook, tying knots, and adjusting bobbers. For more information, call 812-968-4268.

FMH hosting Cardinal Uniform sale

Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services Auxiliary will host a Cardinal Uniform sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, April 22, in the Paris Education area in the hospital, 1850 State St., New Albany.

The sale will be open to the public as well as hospital employees and associates. There will be an abundance of items such as uniforms, scrubs, Nursemate Shoes, stethoscopes, socks, support hose and blood pressure cuffs.

There will be plenty of clearance items and a large selection of value priced scrubs. As always a percentage of the sales will go toward the many hospital projects of the Auxiliary.


Historian to discuss latest book

Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light will be hosting author and historian James B. Hunt as he discusses his latest book, “Restless Fires: Young John Muir’s Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf in 1867–68.”

The event will begin at 7 p.m. April 28 at First Presbyterian Church, 222 Walnut St., Jeffersonville.

Hunt’s book chronicles John Muir’s 1,000-mile walk from Jeffersonville to the Gulf of Mexico in 1867-68.

Muir is best known as the co-founder of the Sierra Club and as the leading activist to preserve some of our country’s most scenic wilderness areas, including Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks, according to a press release.

The event is free and open to the public. Light snacks will be served. For more information about Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light visit, email or call 502-210-8920.