News and Tribune

April 26, 2013




Nature hike set for Sunday

Charlestown State Park interpreters will lead a wildflower hike at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 28.

Meet at the trail five trailhead just outside the campground. Trail five is a moderate 1.8 mile walk. Hikers will go to an overlook on Fourteen Mile Creek and should see many wildflowers along the way such as hyacinth and rue anemone. The hikes are free with standard gate admission.


Library to give shopping tips

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will host Let’s Go Shopping at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 in the Strassweg Auditorium.

Denise Romney, Certified Sears Health Coach, will present the seminar aimed at making the shopping experience easier and more productive. She will offer tips on how to navigate the grocery store, decipher food labels, find quick tips for saving money and prepare easy and nutritious meals. Door prizes will be awarded at the end of the program.

For more information, call 812-949-3523.

Red Cross to set up mock shelter

From 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at St. Mark’s United Church of Christ, 222 E Spring St., New Albany, visitors can see how Red Cross volunteers would work to meet their needs in a disaster situation.

Red Cross Health Services volunteers will be on hand to answer questions while visitors explore the shelter setting. Members of the community are invited to attend at any time during the event. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call Sara Clifton at 812-283-8416 or email


Tri-County seeking PB&J

The Tri-County Health Coalition of Southern Indiana, 1222 State St. in New Albany, is in need of donations of peanut butter and jelly for its summer program.

For more information, call 812-944-7265.


Church hosting spring fling today

Wesley United Methodist Church, 1201 Thomas V. Bryant Drive in Jeffersonville, will host a Spring Fling from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Saturday, April 27. There will be food and games for children and adults.

Support group welcomes guest

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance will host an evening with Sam Schad, a social security representative from Schad and Schad trial attorneys, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 29 in the conference center of Clark Memorial Hospital, 1220 Missouri Ave., Jeffersonville.

Schad will be giving a Powerpoint presentation providing information on eligibility for Social Security disability as well as making a smooth transition from work to disability.

This is a free event for people who suffer from mood disorders and need to be on disability. Family and friends of those individuals are also welcome. For more information, call 502-635-6142 or email Maureen Fifer at

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. Sunday, 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.


Scholarship deadline nears

The Clark County Extension Homemakers are offering two scholarships of up to $500 each to any qualified Clark County resident.

One scholarship will be given to a high school senior and the other scholarship will be awarded to any other person who would like to complete their education or upgrade their vocational skills.

Preference will be given to a person studying at an undergraduate level. Scholarships will be awarded with regard to academic and extracurricular activities such as community involvement.

Applications may be picked up at the Purdue Extension-Clark County Office located at the 4-H fairgrounds, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown, Indiana or downloaded at

All applications must be postmarked or delivered to the extension office by Tuesday, April 30.


AccessiCare holding grand opening

AccessiCare Personal/Elder Home Care will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting event Tuesday, April 30, at 757 Highlander Point Drive, Floyds Knobs. The ribbon-cutting is at 4 p.m. and the grand opening runs from 4:30 to 7.

The business provides home care for the elderly. Floyd County Commissioner Steve Bush and Wendy Dant Chesser, One Southern Indiana president and CEO are scheduled to speak. Visit for more information.