News and Tribune

October 26, 2012

News and Tribune briefs for Oct. 26, 2012



Youth symphony holding auditions

This season’s philharmonic wind and percussion auditions for the Floyd County Youth Symphony will be from 6:15 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at Floyd Central High School, 6575 Old Vincennes Road, Floyds Knobs. There is a $25 audition fee. Auditions will be heard on a first-come, first-served basis. The symphony is open to any qualified student in the area.

Students should come prepared to play a scale that represents their range and a short excerpt from a solo or ensemble work that demonstrates their development as a player. They are asked to bring an extra copy of their music for the judges. They may be asked to sight read an excerpt from standard orchestral repertoire.

The FCYS is unique in that the State of Indiana offers high school credit for participation. FCYS members must take private lessons and play their instrument in their school orchestra or band, if one is available. Rehearsals will be at Floyd Central High School.

For more information, contact the FCYS at or 812-952-2333, or visit


Church hosting holiday event

Heartland Church of the Nazarene, 6901 Old Vincennes Road, Floyds Knobs, will sponsor Rocktoberfest, the church’s annual children’s fall celebration for kids 12 and younger, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the church.

There will be games, a bonfire, food and trunk or treat. For more information, call 812-923-1569.


School to host annual blood drive

Grant Line Elementary School will host a blood drive in memory of Marquis Popp from 2 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2 in the school’s gym.

Popp was the grandson of former secretary, Virginia Townsend. Everyone in the community is invited and encouraged to give. Every Grant Line student who has an adult donate on their behalf will be given a watch from the Red Cross.

If you would like to make an appointment to give, you can contact the Grant Line office at 812-542-5502.

Church hosting fall festival

Grace Pointe Wesleyan Church, 2915 Spring Ave., New Albany, will sponsor a fall festival from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the church.

Prizes will be given for best dressed and a coloring contest. Lots of food, fun and trunk-or-treat candies will be offered.


First ‘Think Local’ festival on its way

The inaugural Think Local Fall Festival is looking for businesses and charities that are interested in participating in the event.

The festival, being hosted by Mike and Matt’s Restaurant on Holmans Lane in Jeffersonville, will be Oct. 27 and booth rental is free for local businesses. Organizers are requesting that participants bring candy or treat bags for a trunk or treat planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Donations for prizes for planned contests are also being requested.

The festival will feature live entertainment, a costume contest for kids and dogs along with a balloon twister and face painter.  

For booth rental, contact Brittany Leach at 502-693-7062 or by email at

Agency offering free fingerprinting

Nicholson Insurance Agency is hosting a free child safety finger printing event at Mike and Matt’s festival event in Jeffersonville from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. The restaurant is located at 2835 Holmans Lane.


Bean supper on the plate for Saturday

The Utica Baptist Church Old Fashion Bean Supper and Auction will be from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the James Noble Woods Building/Preservation Building in Utica.

Dinner will be $8 for soup, cornbread, barbecue, slaw, dessert, drink or $6 for soup, cornbread, hot dog, slaw, dessert and drink. Kids’ meals will be offered for $4.

There will be an auction at 4 p.m. with lots of great items including an IU bench, Renfro Valley tickets with Jacuzzi room, tickets for Holiday World Splashin’ Safari, Louisville Mega Caverns and Actors Theatre, an oil change and many gift certificates and gift baskets.


Clark Memorial bridge closing Sunday

The Clark Memorial Bridge will be closed from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer annual walk.

In addition to the Clark Memorial Bridge, Louisville closures include Preston Street, between Main Street and Washington Street, and Main Street, between Preston Street and Second Street.