Yep. You read that correctly. As regular readers now, Liz and I decided to become vegetarians for the full month of January. We are finishing our second week and I have to tell you, it’s not been as bad as I thought it would be. In fact, some of the dishes have been absolutely outstanding. I…

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

top story

CLARKSVILLE — A recent study could mean significant changes to a major roadway connecting New Albany to Clarksville, but officials plan to look closely at the potential projects before any decisions are made.

Yep. You read that correctly. This is not fake news. Liz and I decided to shake things up a bit in our culinary world and go vegetarian for all of January. Simply put, no meat products, not even fish.

First of all, I’m sorry for not posting a column last week. We were in Destin for a vacation, and in the spirit of full disclosure, I was off by a day regarding the submission deadline. When I thought it was Thursday it was actually Friday, but that’s what happens on vacations or when you ar…

If I had a journalist that I looked to growing up, it would have been Paul Harvey. Harvey was a conservative American radio broadcaster for the ABC Radio Networks until his death in 2009. His News and Comment broadcast aired mornings and mid-days and at noon on Saturdays. His listening audie…

The holiday season is always a time for reflection and giving thanks. I thought now would be a good time to reflect back on the accomplishments in 2019, look ahead to 2020, and give thanks to those who help make all of the wonderful things happen.

Last Sunday we decided to have a simple meal of roasted chicken with vegetables. But, we were having guests over, so we decided to use a second chicken to make sure we had plenty of food for everyone. And then Liz came up with an interesting idea. She suggested we cook the second chicken in …

topical top story

NEW ALBANY — Local skateboarders itching to test the New Albany Flow Park won't have long to wait — the project is slated to be done by the end of the month and expected to be a big draw for both hometown and touring skaters.

As I am writing this the day after Thanksgiving, my initial inclination was to provide you with some ideas on how to use any Thanksgiving dinner leftovers you might have. And while I will briefly do that in today’s addition, I felt it would be helpful to provide you with a dish that is light…

As I go about my day-to-day tasks of being a financial adviser, husband and dad, I’ve had quite a few BBQ My Way readers ask me how I am cooking our Thanksgiving turkey this year. The options are endless. First, you could simply cook it in the oven. One of the positives to that approach is t…

I was going to turn over the keyboard today to my son, Andrew, to share his killer twice bake potato recipe. He fixed them last week for another one of Liz’s 29th birthday party dinners. It paired perfectly with the grilled flat iron steak and spicy Chimichurri sauce. But alas, that recipe w…

For those of you who never tried it, spaghetti squash is one of the more remarkable vegetables in the world. As the name implies, it is a squash, that when cooked properly, resembles spaghetti. This delicious and healthy vegetable is the base of the dish and is served with grilled sweet Ital…

As we approach the year 2020, does the Church still have a mission and a purpose? Most Christians would nod their heads in agreement, but most would be at a loss to explain what it is. Some are trying to find meaning in the traditions of the past. Many hope to find new paths that would produ…

As many of you know, I enjoy learning the history of dishes that are popular here in our country. The hot brown, Cobb salad, the Reuben sandwich are some examples of dishes that have an interesting backstory. You can add the fajita to that list. Most of us would assume the fajita is somethin…

featured top story

JEFFERSONVILLE — Mel Kahl was just 16 years old in December 1941, when Japanese bombers began striking the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. As he listened to the news over the radio with his family, a fire lit in him to help do something about it.

CLARK COUNTY — In the early 1940s, the U.S. Army built just over 13,000 Boeing B-17 planes — tanks in the air that would go on to help the allies win World War II.

featured

As part of the Carnegie Center for Art and History's Songs & Stories of Freedom initiative, an author and illustrator team will talk about their work during the upcoming "A Book, A Page, A World: The Artistic Journey of Author and Illustrator."

topical featured

ELIZABETH — As Horseshoe Southern Indiana prepares to transition to Caesars Southern Indiana in a new land-based casino later this year, officials Wednesday detailed plans for the casino’s new sports betting venue, called The Book — which is set to open Sept. 12.

How to deal with the poor and hungry is a politically divisive issue. As we approach another presidential election year, the topic will become front and center in the headlines and in the debates as both liberals and conservatives argue about the best way to solve a century-old problem. The …

The Internet is amazing for those of us who love to grill or cook in general. At our fingertips we have access to literally millions (possibly billions) of cooking techniques and recipes to experiment with. But, for some of us who have been grilling and cooking for years, we have accumulated…

The obituary (or the shortened “obit”) has long been a part of the news reported by newspapers. The obit is an article that reports the recent death of a person, and usually includes a brief summary of the person’s life and information about the upcoming funeral. My grandmother used to read …

A couple weeks ago, we began a series of articles looking at what some of the churches in our area are doing to make a difference in the community. The Church is called not to offer random acts of kindness, but focused acts of kindness committed to demonstrate a Christ-like compassion for th…

Sometimes you come home from a long day at work, or fishing, or the golf course, antiquing, (insert additional retirement pastimes if retired) and you want to fire up the grill. The challenge? You don’t have a ton of time, and yet you don’t want to grill burgers, dogs or brats. Great news. I…

In the aftermath of tragedies like the recent mass shootings in a variety of locations around the country, stories often emerge showing the compassion and generosity of the American people. A narrative from El Paso this past week grabbed our attention and our hearts. Eleven-year-old Ruben Ma…

For those of you who have been reading this column for sometime, you’ll recall that one of our “bucket list” items was a trip to Italy, which we were able to accomplish a couple of years ago, Florence to be specific. Liz and I love Italian cuisine, and I’ve been mastering the technique of ma…

Drive down almost any of the roads in our counties and the chances are great that you will pass a church building. Some churches meet in schools or vacant units in shopping centers. Others worship in buildings constructed from a frame of wood sitting adjacent to their own cemetery, while som…

In my opinion, a good kabob is one of the best looking and most interesting grilled dishes a backyard cook can prepare. And the dish covers everything. You have your meat, veggies, and even fruit depending on how your classify a tomato. (Personally, I think it’s a vegetable.) Anyway, this re…

This Week's Circulars

Southern Indiana Business Magazine

Read current and past editions of the News and Tribune's bimonthly business magazine.

Obituaries

Kenneth Gerald Metz, age 79, of New Albany passed away on Friday January 20, 2020 at his home. He was born on July 7, 1940 in Perry County, Indiana to the late Goble and Naomi (Austin) Metz. Gerald retired from LG&E and Miller Pipeline Company. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Me…

William O. "Bill" Carpenter of New Albany, Indiana went home to be with the Lord on Thursday afternoon. He was born in Vienna, West Virginia to the late Chester and Mary (McGaughy) Carpenter. He retired as a Service Representative for Bechtel Equipment in Louisville, KY. Bill was a veteran o…

Visitation - 1 p.m.to 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Newcomer - New Albany. Funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Lisa A Noble, 59, of Scottsburg IN died January 15 2020 in Sellersburg IN. She was born June 28 1960 in Shelbyville IL to Kenneth Thompson & Roberta "Cookie" Robertson Thompson who preceded her in death, Lisa was a graduate of Scottsburg High School Class of 1978 & IUS Class of 1993 …

Sponsored