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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:47:41 -0700

The Floyd County Republican Party will host its annual Lincoln Day Dinner beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, at Beach Mold & Tool, 999 Progress Blvd., New Albany.

Mills, Eurton vie for Democratic clerk nod in Floyd County
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:32:31 -0700

• Thursday is the first day the News and Tribune is publishing election preview stories. Look for more to come for contested races leading up to May 6. Also, look for our special Election Q&A section, which will publish April 29.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:02:22 -0700

St. Mary’s Navilleton will be hosting its fifth-annual Good Friday Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the St. Mary’s Navilleton Parish Hall — located two miles east on Navilleton Road off U.S. 150.

Indiana man gets 65-year sentence in 2002 killing of Port Orange woman
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:08:34 -0700

A southern Indiana man already facing the death penalty has been sentenced to 65 years in prison for a Florida woman's 2002 slaying. A Floyd County judge sentenced 56-year-old William Clyde Gibson III on Thursday for the October 2002 murder of Karen Sue Hodella. Gibson pleaded guilty in March to killing the Port Orange, Fla., woman, whose body was found in early 2003 in Clarksville near the Ohio ...

Police arrest woman after traffic stop yields paraphernalia, controlled substance
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:18:54 -0700

FLOYD CO., Ind. (WHAS11) – Police arrested 33-year-old Jodi c. Schaefer, from New Albany, Ind., after police said they found her in possession of alleged drug paraphernalia and possession of a Schedule Four Controlled Substance during a traffic stop. According to police Schaefer was the passenger in a 1991 Nissan Frontier when it was pulled over by an Indiana State Police trooper for driving off ...

Indiana county may sell property amid budget woes
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 09:05:25 -0700

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) - Officials in a financially-strapped southern Indiana county are weighing whether to sell off some county-owned properties and boost local income taxes to deal with a deepening budget crisis. The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance has warned Floyd County officials that the county's ...

Public records ordinance requested in Floyd County
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:32:22 -0700

NEW ALBANY — A “for-profit” company in Tennessee has filed a public records request with Floyd County Sheriff Darrell Mills for 10 years worth of jail book-in photos and copies of uncashed commissary checks. Similar requests were made throughout the state.

Indiana man gets 65-year sentence in 2002 killing
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:34:41 -0700

A southern Indiana man already facing the death penalty has been sentenced to 65 years in prison for a Florida woman's 2002 slaying.

Old Vincennes Road project moving forward
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:47:21 -0700

FLOYD COUNTY — The Indiana Department of Transportation met with Floyd County officials and its contractor Thursday at a preconstruction conference to discuss implementation of plans for a $2.77 million road reconstruction project along Old Vincennes Road in Georgetown Township.

Sports Center a regional draw for Floyd County
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 10:02:36 -0700

FLOYD COUNTY — The Southern Indiana Sports Center continues to draw praise as a top notch facility for recreation. Located at 620 Park East Blvd., the SISC is being featured by the Floyd County Parks Department in April as its Park of the Month.