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
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
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
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.
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.
After years of sharing a website, the Jeffersonville Evening News and the New Albany Tribune are merging. Evening News publisher Bill Hanson said in a statement that the combined outlets will offer more regional coverage of southern Indiana.
Baylor is co-owner of the New Albanian Brewing Company. He’s also outspoken on southern Indiana issues, often speaking out against the current Ohio River Bridges Project. Among others, he’ll face incumbent John Gonder and outgoing Mayor Doug England.
Stumler says he wants to run an issues-oriented campaign. One of the issues he’s concerned with is the Ohio River Bridges Project. He says he supports current efforts to make the project smaller and less expensive, but thinks they should go further.
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
It’s a hodge-podge of news this week on State of thew New. We’ll talk about everything from the algae in the water to a double hand transplant to New Albany’s view on the tolling issue. Join us on Friday for another edition of State of the News. Listen to the Show