News and Tribune extends hours
The News and Tribune New Albany office will be open until 5 p.m. on Mondays.
Call 812-944-6481 with questions.
Library hosting Civil War program
The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is hosting a program, hosted by Michael Peake, at 1 p.m. Tuesday on the history of the 32nd Indiana battalion.
Soldier-artist Adolph G. Metzner created a visual diary of sketches, drawings and watercolors of his three years of service with the first German, 32nd Regiment Indiana Infantry in the Western Theater. Peake will share information about Metzner and has written a book, “Blood Shed In This War” with illustrations from Metzner.
For more information call the Reference Services Desk at 812-949-3523.
I-64 to be repaved
The Indiana Department of Transportation announced temporary lane closures on Interstate 64 from just west of Exit 118 to just west of Exit 105, in both the eastbound and westbound lanes starting Monday.
One lane of traffic will be open in each direction while crews perform pavement patching, repairs and other preliminary work through early July. Lane closures will be lifted during peak commuting times.
After preliminary work is done, roadway paving will begin and is estimated to be finished by October. Paving work will take place at night and motorists can expect temporary lane restrictions overnight. Gohmann Asphalt of Clarksville was awarded the contract for $3.9 million.
Lunch with Lugar
One Southern Indiana will host a luncheon with U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 6 at the Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel in Jeffersonville.
The cost is $40 per person. Seating is limited. RSVP by June 29 by calling 812-945-0266, ext. 205, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Balloon launch kicks off festival
The Borden Valley Day Festival activities begin at 7 a.m. Saturday with a hot air balloon launch followed by a a 5k walk/run and a kids run at 8 a.m.
The race will be followed by a parade at 10 a.m. with food booths, carnival games and a tractor expo beginning at 11 a.m. A flag ceremony is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. The princess contest and the baseball and softball tournaments all get started at noon. The prince contest is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided from 1 to 7 p.m.
The queen contest is at 2 p.m. A rubber duck creek race is set for 3 p.m. followed by the ugliest woman contest at 4 p.m. and a cornhole tournament at 5 p.m. For more information call the town hall at 812-967-2234.
Flag Day service is Tuesday
In commemoration of Flag Day, the Rose Hill Neighborhood Association will host a ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Civil War monument on Mulberry Street at the edge of Colston Park.
The association extends a special invitation to descendants of Civil War soldiers to attend the event, which will include a moment of silence in gratitude of fallen soldiers.
Moore scramble is June 30
On behalf of Jeffersonville mayoral candidate Mike Moore, the I’m For Mike Moore campaign will host a golf scramble starting at 9 a.m. June 30 at the Elks Club in Jeffersonville.
The cost is $400 for a team of four. Hole sponsorship is $100. Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin, the longest drive and to the first place finishing team.
To register, to sponsor a hole or for more information, email email@example.com or call 502-939-9637 or 502-817-8762.
Annual alumni banquet upcoming
The New Washington Alumni Association annual banquet will be June 25 in the James Matthews Gymnasium at New Washington High School, 226 Ind. 62, New Washington. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the banquet to begin 7.
For more information contact Melody Smith at 812-293-3973 or New Washington High School at 812-293-3368 for further information.