New Albany, Floyd County Superintendent Raise Approved

The New Albany/Floyd County school board has approved a 20 percent raise for Superintendent Bruce Hibbard. The 5-2 vote came in front of a packed house at Monday’s school board meeting. Several who attended did not appreciate the board’s decision to grant the raise, which will bring Hibbard’s salary up to $170,000. “I think Dr.… Continue reading New Albany, Floyd County Superintendent Raise Approved

Gahan, Moore Win Southern Indiana Mayorships

Two mayoral races in southern Indiana were also decided Tuesday night. In New Albany, Democratic candidate Jeff Gahan bested three opponents, one Republican, one Libertarian and one independent. The mayor’s office had been vacated by Democrat Doug England, who sought a seat on the city council. In Jeffersonville, incumbent Democrat Tom Galligan lost his seat… Continue reading Gahan, Moore Win Southern Indiana Mayorships

Sherman Minton Bridge Closed Indefinitely After Crews Find Potential Weakness

The Sherman Minton Bridge is closed indefinitely. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels ordered the closure today. Yesterday, crews found a crack in a load-carrying piece of the span. The bridge carries traffic on Interstate 64 between Kentucky and New Albany, Indiana. Traffic is being rerouted to I-265 and I-65. It will likely back up traffic on… Continue reading Sherman Minton Bridge Closed Indefinitely After Crews Find Potential Weakness

Official Says Floyd County School Cut Proposal Won’t Mean End to Phys Ed, Music and Art Activities

Officials have suggested cutting art, music and physical education programs in order to off-set a three million dollar budget deficit.

Bill Briscoe oversees the district’s administration and operations. He says even though the programs will be cut, the subjects will remain open to students in some way.

Southern Indiana Papers Merge

The Jeffersonville Evening News and the New Albany Tribune will become the News and Tribune.

The two papers are owned by the same company. They’ve also shared a website and some staff members for years. Starting March 1st, the papers will have the same editorial and advertising staff, and only one paper will be published.

What’s New in Southern Indiana

It’s sometimes called The Sunny Side of Louisville. It puts the “iana” in “Kentuckiana.” Some of us live, work, shop, and socialize there, while others become immediately lost as soon as we cross the bridge. It’s Southern Indiana, our neighbor to the North, and a part of the Greater Louisville Metro area. Monday we’ll check in with the Mayors of Jeffersonville and New Albany, and the President of Clarksville’s Town Council, to see what’s new on their side of the river. Join us with your questions and comments about Southern Indiana.  Listen to the Show