New Albany http://wfpl.org en Southern Indiana School Corporations Get 'C' Grades, New Albany-Floyd Drops to 'B' http://wfpl.org/post/southern-indiana-school-corporations-get-c-grades-new-albany-floyd-drops-b <p>Southern Indiana school corporations remained relatively flat in the education department’s letter grade release Wednesday.</p><p>The A-F letter grade system is part of Indiana’s two-year-old accountability system that’s now subject to change pending a special panel’s recommendations expected this year.&nbsp;</p><p>Around two-thirds of school corporations received the same letter grade as last year, according to our friends at <a href="http://indianapublicmedia.org/stateimpact/2014/01/15/state-board-approves-letter-grades-school-corporations/#more-28494">State Impact Indiana</a>.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:57:29 +0000 Devin Katayama 8249 at http://wfpl.org Southern Indiana School Corporations Get 'C' Grades, New Albany-Floyd Drops to 'B' New Albany's Public Art Project Celebrates Bicentennial http://wfpl.org/post/new-albanys-public-art-project-celebrates-bicentennial <p>New Albany turns 200 years old this year. To celebrate, the Indiana town has unveiled the final pieces of its Public Art Project. The series culminates this summer with a series of outdoor installations exploring New Albany’s history. Nine pieces of public art are currently up in downtown New Albany, including four new works installed last month to complete the four-year bicentennial project.</p><p>This year’s four artists are interpreting themes dealing with New Albany’s art, culture and entertainment.</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 5955 at http://wfpl.org New Albany's Public Art Project Celebrates Bicentennial New Albany Gun Buyback Ends Six Hours Early After Funds Run Out http://wfpl.org/post/new-albany-gun-buyback-ends-six-hours-early-after-funds-run-out <p>That didn't take long.</p><p>A New Albany gun buyback program ended in less than two hours Friday after police accepted about 250 firearms and ran out of money.</p><p>"We had a big turnout," said Maj. Keith Whitlow, a New Albany Police spokesman.</p><p>"If we do it again in the future, we can learn from our mistakes ... and try to get more people involved."</p><p>People were lined up hours before the buyback began, he said.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:15:20 +0000 Joseph Lord 3170 at http://wfpl.org New Albany Gun Buyback Ends Six Hours Early After Funds Run Out Legislation to Regulate Pain Clinics Pending in Two Indiana Communities http://wfpl.org/post/legislation-regulate-pain-clinics-pending-two-indiana-communities <p>Two southern Indiana communities are taking preliminary steps to more tightly regulate prescription pills by cracking down on pain clinics. Prescription painkiller abuse is becoming more common, and some say the pills are easier to get legally due to unscrupulous pain clinic operators. Fri, 05 Oct 2012 16:39:44 +0000 Patrick DeSpain 1909 at http://wfpl.org