News and Tribune

November 16, 2012




Young’s office has inauguration tickets

Rep. Todd Young announced that his office is receiving a limited number of tickets to the presidential inauguration that will be made available to 9th District residents on a first come, first serve basis. The inauguration will be held Jan. 21.

Those interested in requesting tickets should contact the 9th District Office in Washington, D.C. at 202-225-5315. The offices in Jeffersonville and Bloomington will not be able to take requests.

• Tickets will be limited to one per person, though callers may request more than one if they provide a name and address for each additional ticket.

• Tickets will only be reserved for residents of the 9th District (under either the 112th Congress or 113th Congress maps).

• When the final number of tickets allotted to the office is determined in the next month, 9th District staff will call to confirm, and to provide information on how to pick up the tickets.

• Those who do not have a confirmed ticket will be notified that they are placed on a standby list. As tickets become available through cancellation, they will be offered to constituents on the standby list in the same first come, first serve basis.


Museums team up for Ali program

From noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Carnegie Center for Art and History, Jeanie Kahnke and Kelly Watson of the Muhammad Ali Center will talk about the Generation Ali Art & Social Change YouTube Video Contest and the Center’s Day of Dignity, Day of Compassion.

Participants can bring a lunch, drinks are provided. This program is free, but registration is required by calling 812-944-7336.

The Lunch & Learn programs are sponsored by the Carnegie Center Inc. The Muhammad Ali Center’s newest initiative, Generation Ali, fosters a new generation of leaders to contribute positively to their communities and to change the world for the better. The program at the Carnegie Center, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, will include a showing of several of the contest finalists’ videos and a conversation about the public’s response to these programs.

Aglow group to meet

An Aglow meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Covenant Community Fellowship, 727 Rolling Creek Drive, New Albany.

 Fellowship is 6:30 to 7 p.m. Speaker will be Judy Lowell, president of the New Albany Aglow Lighthouse.

Church celebrating 50 years

Grant Line United Methodist Church, 4810 Grant Line Road, New Albany, will celebrate its 50-year homecoming Sunday, Nov. 18.

Worship services start at 10 a.m. and a free celebration luncheon will be held immediately following. All are invited to attend.

40 & Club hosting turkey dinner

The 40 & 8 Club will sponsor an open house and turkey dinner from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the clubhouse, 221 Albany St., New Albany.

The price for the turkey or pork loin dinner with all the trimmings will be $6.


Ministry, church camping for the homeless

Park Memorial United Methodist Church and Exit 0 will be hosting a “Cardboard City” at the church this weekend in order to raise awareness of homelessness and funds for programs to serve the homeless.

Participating youth and adults will bring no more than what will fit in a backpack and stay in the camp two nights to get insight into the experience of being homeless. Participants each raised a minimum of $50 or $75 per family which Exit 0 will use to provide food and other services to those living on the streets.

“Exit 0 is doing this to raise awareness of the issues that the homeless face, the challenges of daily tasks like using the bathroom, taking showers, doing laundry. We will be doing camp clean-ups and hearing people in the camps talk about the problems they face such as not having an ID which leads to not being able to work and so on. We hope it will dispel some of the myths of homelessness,” said Paul Stensrud, Exit 0 director, in a news release.

Park Memorial UMC is located at 1820 E. Park Place in Jeffersonville. The event began at 4 p.m. Friday and continues through Sunday. For more information, please contact Paul Stensrud at 502-541-2353 or via email at


Church hosting anniversary

First Southern Baptist Church of Floyds Knobs will sponsor a  50th anniversary celebration of Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18.  

The church would like to extend an invitation to people who previously attended, pastored or worked at the church. The first event, A Night of Memories, will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday with a Thanksgiving meal to follow. This remembrance event will feature photographs, music and a sharing time from previous pastors. The anniversary and celebration service, will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, with a fellowship reception following where finger foods, cake and punch will be provided.  

The Anniversary and Celebration Service will feature a sermon by guest pastor David Wood. Childcare will be provided for both services for infants through five years old. A RSVP is requested for the Saturday evening Thanksgiving meal. Call 812-923-7905.