Road to close Monday

Missouri Avenue between Court Avenue and S. Clark Boulevard in Jeffersonville is scheduled to close Monday for extensive utility work in the area.  

It’s expected to close early that morning and remain closed until June 2014.

Emergency responder course offered

The Emergency Medical Responder course, formerly First Responder, will be offered on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Feb. 1 through March 22 in the Clark Memorial Hospital Lower Level Conference Center, 1220 Missouri Ave., Jeffersonville.

Those seeking certification as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) must be at least 14 years of age. Skills include CPR, AED usage, oxygen administration, management of basic medical trauma emergencies, bandaging and splinting.

The cost of the eight week program is $250 for individuals. Group discounts are available. The cost does not include the textbook Emergency Medical Responder, fifth edition.

A standard state written and skills testing is set for March 29.

The deadline to register for the course is Jan. 18. For more information, call 812- 283-2033 or

Jeff government meeting changes

The dates and times of several public meetings set to be held by the Jeffersonville city government have been changed.

The Jeffersonville City Council meeting originally scheduled to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, has been rescheduled to Monday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m.

The Jeffersonville Drainage Board meeting originally scheduled to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, has been rescheduled to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 5:30 p.m.

The Jeffersonville Sanitary Sewer Board meeting scheduled to be held on Thursday, Feb. 8, has been rescheduled, and will now be held on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 3 p.m.


Library hosts teen group

The Sellersburg Library Teen Group will hold its first meeting on Tuesday. This is an opportunity for teens to talk about books or anything else library related that they are interested in. The first meeting will be from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28. This group is open to kids 12 to 18 and registration is requested.

Register in person, via phone 812-246-4493 or at the library’s website – For more information, please contact the library or email


Downtown Abby trivia night set

Borden Public Library, 117 Main St., Borden, will sponsor “Downton Abbey Tea Party and Trivia Night” from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at the library.

Watch an episode of the show while we enjoy a tea party, then test your knowledge in a trivia challenge — where you can win prizes. Come dressed as your favorite character, or just come as yourself and enjoy tea. Register online


Call-out meeting for Saddle Club

The call-out meeting for the 4-H Saddle Club will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27, in the Food Center at the Clark County 4-H Fairgrounds, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown. Members will receive their folder of paperwork at this meeting.

Any new 4-H members wanting to show a horse/pony at the 2014 4-H Fair (July 11-19) should plan to attend.

Call 812-256-4591 with questions.


Hospital holding pain workshop

Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services’ Paris Health Education Center, 1850 State St., New Albany, will sponsor a free shoulder pain seminar from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the hospital.

Board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kris Abeln and orthopedic/spine nurse navigator will discuss the most advanced treatments for shoulder pain, including minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures, as well as shoulder replacement and reverse shoulder replacement surgery.

Register by calling 1-800-4-SOURCE (1-800-476-8723) or online at

Auction at NA-FC Library

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, the Friends of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will hold their annual Book and Gift Basket Auction in the library’s auditorium. While enjoying light refreshments, you can bid on books ranging from a rare 200-year-old leather-bound volume to books autographed by best-selling authors like Pat Conroy, Elizabeth George, Amy Tan and Khaled Hosseini.

Gift baskets include the ever-popular chocolate, tea and coffee baskets — and of course, the wine basket. The Book Lovers basket combines bestsellers with a one-pound box of Schimpff’s book-shaped chocolates and a $20 gift certificate to Carmichael's Bookstores.  

Beginning Saturday, Jan. 18, some baskets and books will be featured in the downstairs display case at the library. 


Fun on the farm

The holiday season is over, is “Cabin Fever” setting in? Do you have the “Wintertime Blues”? If you are trying to find something to do (that doesn’t include frostbite), bring the whole family to Hickory Hollow Interpretive Center in O’Bannon Woods State Park west of Corydon, for our “Old Time Winter on the Farm,” noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1. The Living Pioneer Farmstead features a working blacksmith shop, pioneer homestead, tomahawk throwing, pioneer music and pioneer demonstrations of all kinds.

The main feature of this event is the demonstration of the nationally unique 1850 haypress, which is run by oxen. The Haypress demo takes place from 1 to 2 p.m. on Feb.1.

All activities will take place if weather and road conditions are permitting. Please call in advance if road conditions are questionable.

For a full schedule of activities at O’Bannon Woods State Park, call the interpretive center at 812-738-8234 or go to www.interpretive

Regular gate entrance fees are free for this event. O’Bannon Woods State Park is located 10 miles west of Corydon, Indiana on Hwy. 462, off State Highway 62.


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