I’m constantly fighting the urge to add to my outdoor cooking platforms. I currently own a pellet grill / smoker, a charcoal smoker, a kettle grill and now, an outdoor griddle. And just like fighting the urge to buy a pellet grill, I finally gave in. Let me explain why.

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Calm and thoughtful Elderberry is here to ask if you’d have some room in your house for a petite hound/lab mix who’s lost his way. Elderberry is around a year old and was brought to The New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter as a stray but his family never came for him. They called and said …

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Fresh salsa is an easy way to add flavor along with vitamins and minerals to your plate. Use it to accent your favorite chips or serve over main dishes to add a pop of flavor. It is a budget-friendly way to use leftover tomatoes, onion, and peppers.


Rear Adm. Ryan Scholl was relieved by Rear Adm. Curt Renshaw, a native of New Albany, as Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, during a change of command ceremony Aug. 26 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

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After a hiatus due to the pandemic, a group of local artists has resumed its monthly creative meet-ups and invites people of all skill levels to join in an international art movement connecting communities from across the world.

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CLARKSVILLE — With Memorial Day weekend just days away, the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department announced it has made the difficult decision to delay the opening of Clarksville Cove Family Aquatic Center.

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Zucchini is really easy to grow in almost any state. It grows so fast that you will have zucchini coming out of your ears! I created these muffins to turn a vegetable sweet instead of the typical savory. Try adding chocolate chips, chopped nuts or a peanut butter swirl to make these muffins …

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Sometimes a smoked dish can be a bit of an undertaking. So naturally, finding a smoked dish that doesn’t take a ton of time is a real find, especially if you want to cook a family meal during the week.

Residents of Autumn Woods Senior Living in New Albany recently enjoyed their own sweet, chocolately “Hershey Kiss Day” with hilarious chocolate quotes, a chocolate kiss toss and, of course, a few Hershey Kisses!

Let’s face it, you don’t want to eat alone on Valentine’s Day. I hate eating alone. Recipe for Froggy Love: You. Me. And Meow Mix. No need for anything fancy. I’m a simple cat with simple needs. I want to shower someone with affection. No need for red wine and filet medallions. I’m a beer an…

As we continue to look for ways to fuel our family history research and add to our historical knowledge during this time of pandemic, genealogical societies are offering a wide array of programs that can be accessed from home on your computer.

Want a cat who knows what she’s about? Look no farther than the self-proclaimed queen of the shelter, Kodak. She’s a 5-year-old lady who would prefer you not talk about her age and instead focus on how gorgeous she is. Kodak is all about her snack time and thinks (actually knows) that humans…

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JEFFERSONVILLE — The sixth annual Clark County CARES Drug Facts Week starts Monday, a series of events meant to help provide resources and education to people affected by addiction and to connect groups and individuals to help find solutions.

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As you are reading this the clock has already turned forward to 2021. As I type these words I’m still stuck in 2020. Believe me, I envy you.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — Before the doors even opened at noon, there were already more than 100 people in line Friday for a free ham and turkey giveaway in Jeffersonville. Within an hour, the food had all been claimed by local families and individuals.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — Jeffersonville Animal Shelter Director Sarah Green said the recent major renovations the shelter has undergone will go a long way toward improving the health and happiness of the cats and dogs who stay there while waiting for their forever homes.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — Jury trials in Indiana have been pushed back to March 1, under an order issued Monday by the state supreme court due to COVID-19. But even with delays, Southern Indiana courts say they’ll work to keep everything as on track as possible as the pandemic continues.

CLARK COUNTY — Indiana Department of Transportation contractor E&B Paving Inc. plans to close all lanes of I-65 SB between Henryville (Exit 19) and Memphis (Exit 16) in Clark County the night of Tuesday, Dec. 15. Under the closure, crews will complete bridge repairs at Caney Fork.

It’s Christmas Eve and Winnie-the-Pooh and all his friends are excitedly planning their Christmas Eve party, everyone except Eeyore. He seems to have lost his tail and is miserable. Rabbit organizes a search for Eeyore’s tail in the 100-Acre Wood, and the adventure begins! This delightful mu…

As we continue to do more and more research from home, our attention needs to turn to help aids that direct us to major resources that can add to our personal research.

Markie is a one-year-old Domestic Short Hair kitty who found herself outdoors and alone with a litter of baby kittens. A kind citizen brought her to The New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter and she was placed into a foster home where she could raise her babies in peace. Now that her babies…

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