News and Tribune

May 9, 2014




Ivy Tech, IUS set graduations

IU Southeast, 4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany,  will hold commencement outdoors at the school’s amphitheatre in Hickory parking lot, beginning at 4 p.m. Monday, May 12.

If inclement weather is predicted, an announcement will made Sunday afternoon. If graduation is moved to the IU Southeast Activities Building, it will be held in two sessions — 12 and 4 p.m.


Ivy Tech Community College will recognize this year’s graduating class at 14 different sites across Indiana.

Ivy Tech Sellersburg Campus graduation

• 6 p.m., May 13, at Northside Christian Church, New Albany. Dr. Barbara Bichelmeyer will be the featured speaker. Honorary degree recipient is Dr. Neyland G. Clark.

Run for Berries scheduled

The annual Run for the Berries 5k run/walk will begin at 8 a.m. May 24 at St. John’s Catholic Church, 8310 St. John Road, Floyds Knobs.

Cost is $20 with a shirt and $15 without by May 20, or $25 with shirt and $20 without after May 20.

Race information and entry forms can be found at or by calling race organizer Chuck Crowley at 812-280-1120. No online registration will be accepted.

Proceeds will benefit St. John’s Church and the Providence cross country team.

Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m.


INDOT to install culvert at Ind. 60

The Indiana Department of Transportation will correct an ongoing drainage concern along Ind. 60 in Silver Creek Township — between Hamburg and Bennettsville — by replacing a cross pipe with a small concrete culvert this summer.

INDOT officials met with its contractor and several utility company representatives Friday, May 9, at the Seymour District offices to discuss installation of a small three-sided box structure on Ind. at a location 0.18 miles northwest of St. Joe Road.

A tentative timetable calls for utility services to be relocated beginning the first week of June. Once the right of way has been cleared, Yardberry Landscape Co., the state’s contractor, will remove the existing cross pipe and install a 12-foot by six-foot prestressed concrete culvert with wing walls. The drainage structure measures 72 feet in length.

Installation will be accomplished one half at a time, allowing two-way traffic to be maintained on 10-foot lanes as construction operations move from one side of Ind. 60 to the other. Wide-load restrictions will be in effect for up to 60 days.


Event to focus on archeology

As part of the celebration of national Preservation Month, the public is invited to a presentation focusing on Floyd County’s archaeological resources, and the ongoing efforts to identify and protect these resources.

Christopher Moore and Rebecca Van Sessen of the University of Indianapolis will provide background on the science of archaeology and how it can be used to understand the past, as well as what is known about the prehistory of Floyd County and gaps in that knowledge. They will also discuss a planned archaeological survey of the county, and how the community can be involved with that effort.

The presentation will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 West Spring St. Call 812-944-8464 for more information.


Sign up for reading club

Registration for the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Club began May 1. Sign up online at and receive an email reminder when it’s time to start reading and logging your minutes, books or activities.

The 2014 Summer Reading Club will run from May 27–July 26. NA-FC Library is offering reading clubs for all ages. For more information, contact the library’s Children’s Department at 812-949-3528.


Eastside holding special event

Eastside Christian Church will host an outreach “Family Portrait Day” event Saturday, May 17, at Community Action of Southern Indiana, 1613 E. Eighth St., Jeffersonville.

The event is an effort to build interest and awareness for Eastside on 8th, a weekly Sunday service that meets at CASI.

The portrait event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit or call 812-288-9061for more information.

Look for a profile of Eastside on 8th in an upcoming issue of the News and Tribune.


Anime club meeting Monday

Are you an Anime fan? If so, join the Anime Club to watch an episode — or two — and discuss anime and manga at 5 p.m. Monday, May 12, at the Sellersburg Library, 430 N. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg.

This program is open to youth 13-18 and registration is requested.

Register on-line at and click on “calendar,” in the branch, or by calling 812-246-4493.