Neighborhood public meeting tonight
The city of Jeffersonville will host a public forum for residents of Capital Hills, Rolling Ridge and surrounding neighborhoods 7 p.m. today at First Christian Church, 3209 Middle Road.
The forum had originally been scheduled to take place at the Dairy Queen near the church, but was moved to church because of the possibility of a larger turnout.
The meeting’s purpose is to engage residents in a dialogue regarding the implementation of city services to the area following annexation as well as to answer any questions or address any concerns they might have, in general.
— Staff writer David A. Mann
Falls offers canoeing on the river
Canoe or kayak with Naturalist Bett Etenohan in the unique Falls of the Ohio National Wildlife Conservation Area, meeting at 9 a.m. Aug. 28, Sept. 25 and Oct. 16 at the Interpretive Center, then caravan to the river together, or meet by 9:30 a.m. at the boat ramp on Harrison Avenue, Clarksville.
Participants will paddle into the Conservation Area, hike a bit on the outer fossil beds and plan to return around noon. Call on the Friday prior to each date to make sure the river level is safe for boating at 812-280-9970.
Participants can bring their own canoe or kayak and PFD (life jacket), water to drink and sun protection. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Canoes or kayaks can also be rented through Canoe Kentucky. Call 888-CanoeKy to make a reservation.
Tea Party meeting to feature candidates
The Clark County Tea Party invites the public to the group’s next meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Silver Creek Middle School, 495 N. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg.
Guest speakers will be Rhonda Rhoads, who is running on the Republican Party ticket for State Representative District 70, and Barbara Haas, Clark County clerk.
The local group serves as the official Tea Party organization for Clark County and is dedicated to promoting liberty and the American Dream. The impetus for founding the Tea Party is excessive government spending and taxation.
E-mail the group at clarkcountyteapartypatriots@ gmail.com for more information.