Jeffersonville Mayor Announces Alternative to Canal Project This Week

After campaigning on canceling the city’s $65 million dollar canal project, Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore will unveil his alternative plan this week. Jeffersonville is under a federal mandate to reduce the amount of sewage that seeps into the river during storms. Moore has said previous proposals were too much of a burden on taxpayers and […]

INDOT, Jeffersonville Reopen Big Four Bridge Bidding

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and the City of Jeffersonville are reopening bidding for the Big Four Bridge and its approach in the next couple months. INDOT first took bids for the pedestrian bridge late last year but none of the bidders met with state approval, said spokesman Will Wingfield. The state purposefully withholds details […]

Jeffersonville Council Approves $20 Million For Canal Project

The Jeffersonville City Council has unanimously approved a $20 million dollar bond issue to support development of the city’s canal project. Jeffersonville is mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency to keep its sewers from overflowing. Outgoing Mayor Tom Galligan has proposed options, but Mayor-elect Mike Moore says they’re too expensive and says when he takes […]

Jeffersonville City Council Approves Funding for Raises

The Jeffersonville City Council has unanimously voted this week to appropriate annual pay raises of $1,000 for themselves. If approved, the council’s compensation would increase from $12,000 to $13,000 dollars a year. The council has not seen any pay raises since 2008, and some outgoing council members say the proposed increases are fair.

Jeffersonville, Indiana Mayor-Elect Makes Key Appointments

Jeffersonville, Indiana Mayor-elect Mike Moore has begun making key appointments to his cabinet. Moore has named 41-year-old Chris Grimm as his police chief. Grimm is currently a lieutenant and 18-year veteran. He has a degree in criminology from Indiana State University and has been a SWAT commander. Forty-two-year-old Erik Hedrick has also been named Moore’s […]

Jeffersonville, Indiana’s Canal Project Remains Uncertain

Jeffersonville, Indiana’s new Republican Mayor-elect Mike Moore says he plans on scrapping the city’s Canal Project. The project was introduced by current Mayor Tom Galligan as part of an EPA requirement to control sewage; but the plan also calls for development around the canal to attract businesses and economic development. Jeffersonville taxpayers can’t afford that […]

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 […]

Residential Plans for Jeffersonville Canal Change, Buyout Talks Continue

Plans for a canal through Jeffersonville, Indiana have been finalized. The canal is designed to reduce flooding and river pollution during rainstorms. City officials also hope to spur economic development around the canal, and they have released a final plan for the commercial and residential spaces that will surround it. Project manager Peggy Duffy says […]

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.