News and Tribune

April 4, 2014




Church offering Thunder parking

Ohio Falls United Methodist church, 917 S. Virginia Ave., Clarksville, two blocks from the Interpretive Center and one block from the Ohio River, is sponsoring Thunder parking.

The church’s Relay for Life committee will be parking cars on the newly acquired parking lot to raise money to fight cancer. Park your car, make a $10 donation to fight cancer and be close to one of the best sites to watch Thunder.


Business raising money for nonprofit

On Wednesday, April 9, Valvoline Instant Oil Change is celebrating the opening of five new Louisville-area service centers by raising money for Opening Gates, Jeffersonville, a nonprofit horse therapy group.

The fundraiser is in honor of a local third grader, Ethan Vaughn, Charlestown, who is using horse therapy to overcome behavior issues associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and excel in school.

Meet Ethan and his therapy horse, Bear, as they demonstrate the horse therapy tasks that help children thrive. Ethan and Bear will be at the Valvoline Instant Oil Change Center, 2514 Allison Lane, Jeffersonville, from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

Valvoline will donate $10 per oil charge that day to Opening Gates. Their goal is to raise $3,000 to help buy a shed that will provide shelter for the horses and additional space for kids and horses for therapy tasks.


Kindergarten registration set

Borden Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year from 11:30 to 2 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 15 in the Borden Elementary School gymnasium.

Parents should enter school through the front office and receive a visitor’s pass. Students must turn 5 on or before Aug. 1 to be eligible to enroll in kindergarten. Kindergarten is fully funded and is full day, 8 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Items needed at registration are: birth certificate, shot records and proof of residency.

Camp Kindergarten will be held at 6 p.m. May 15 Borden Elementary School Group Presentation Room. Sponsored by Communities in Schools, students and their parents will meet the kindergarten teachers and learn what is expect in kindergarten. Students will get to ride a bus.


4-H enrollment underway

The enrollment period for Clark County 4-H Club is open through April 15, and current members are reminded that they must re-enroll annually.

Enrollment can be completed either online or in person. To enroll in person, visit 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown. To enroll online, visit

Enrollment fees are free for children in kindergarten through second grade and $25 for children in grades 3-12. The maximum a family will be charged is $75, regardless of the number of children enrolled.

Checks and money orders are acceptable forms of payment, but must be made payable to Purdue CES Education Fund.

For more information on enrolling in the Clark County 4-H program, call 812-256-4591 or email or


Library to show new movie

The Charlestown Public Library will sponsor action movie Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. April 14 at the library, 51 Clark Road, Charlestown.

Those attending will  be watching the newly released “47 Ronin” starring Keanu Reeves. To register, call 812-256-3337 or visit


Optimist Club holding craft fair

The Georgetown Optimist Cub is hosting a vendor/craft fair from noon to 4 p.m. April 13 at the Georgetown Optimist Clubhouse, 8260 Ind. 64, Georgetown.

More than 25 vendors and crafters are offering their wares, just in time for Easter.

A concession booth will be open. Donations will be accepted for the new Optimist 4-H Archery Club. Call 812-951-3142 for more information.


German students hosting pancake breakfast

German students from New Albany High School will be hosting a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s, 3030 Grant Line Road, New Albany, from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12.

Tickets are $7 for all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage. Proceeds will go toward the cost of the student’s Germany trip which they are taking in October.

Learn to eat healthy on a budget

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will host the monthly Midday Meet & Mingle: Eating Healthy on a Budget at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 7, in the Strassweg Auditorium.

Amy Brown, registered dietitian from Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services, will be the speaker. The event is free and open to the public. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 812-949-3523.