Jeffersonville http://wfpl.org en Amazon Expands Jeffersonville Fullfillment Center, Jobs to Follow http://wfpl.org/post/amazon-expands-jeffersonville-fullfillment-center-jobs-follow <p></p><p>More jobs could be coming to Jeffersonville’s River Ridge Commerce Center following the announcement&nbsp;from Internet retail giant Amazon, which plans to expand its operations there over the next several months.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Indiana’s fifth and largest <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/jeffersonvilles-amazon-opens-eyes-traffic-future-investments">Amazon fulfillment center opened last fall</a>,&nbsp;it employed between 600 to 800 people, with the potential to hire more.</span></p> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 3770 at http://wfpl.org Amazon Expands Jeffersonville Fullfillment Center, Jobs to Follow 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 Jeffersonville's Amazon Opens: Eyes On Traffic, Future Investments http://wfpl.org/post/jeffersonvilles-amazon-opens-eyes-traffic-future-investments <p>Indiana’s fifth Amazon Distribution Center opened in Jeffersonville this week and officials say while the facilities begin stocking shelves they'll be keeping an eye on traffic in the area.</p><p>The $150 million facility is currently employing between 600 to 800 employees on two shifts and that may increase during the holidays, said Mayor Mike Moore.</p><p>“Of course this is great news for the city of Jeff to have Amazon come, but there are more issues that we’re going to be dealing with and we’re going to get a little bit more every day, find out what needs to be done," he said.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:16:17 +0000 Devin Katayama 1879 at http://wfpl.org Jeffersonville's Amazon Opens: Eyes On Traffic, Future Investments Jeffersonville Forms Public Art Study Committee http://wfpl.org/post/jeffersonville-forms-public-art-study-committee <p>The city of Jeffersonville, Ind., has formed a study committee on public art. The committee will lay the groundwork for a new public art initiative.&nbsp;City council member-at-large Nathan Samuel hopes a public art initiative will help rally Jeffersonville citizens and leaders around a positive cause.</p><p>“I think Jeffersonville suffers from a self-esteem problem," says Samuel. "We don’t give ourselves enough credit for what we have here.”</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 20:23:14 +0000 Erin Keane 1416 at http://wfpl.org Jeffersonville Forms Public Art Study Committee Jeffersonville Mayor to Discuss Plans for Big Four Approach http://wfpl.org/post/jeffersonville-mayor-discuss-plans-big-four-approach <p>Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore is asking city residents to give input on design plans for Indiana s approach to the Big Four Bridge, which will likely include mixed-use and recreational developments.</p><p>Moore&rsquo;s vision includes attracting both Jeffersonville and Louisville residents who he believes will be drawn in through the&nbsp;new pedestrian span.&nbsp;He already has a strong design plan in mind and last month he asked the Redevelopment Commission president to step down for not backing it.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 09:31:37 +0000 Devin Katayama 1014 at http://wfpl.org Jeffersonville Approves Fixed-Rate Summer Sewage Bills http://wfpl.org/post/jeffersonville-approves-fixed-rate-summer-sewage-bills <p></p><p>Jeffersonville residents can now receive a fixed rate for wastewater, or sewage, bills until the end of summer.</p><p>The city&rsquo;s three-member sewer board adopted the policy Thursday to alleviate the high costs from extra water usage during hot days. Customers that sign up for the new wastewater billing program will pay $61.04 a month.</p><p>&ldquo;If people don&rsquo;t come down and sign up for this they won&rsquo;t get it. So people have to come down and sign this piece of paper in order to get the relief,&quot; said Mayor Mike Moore.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:04:29 +0000 Devin Katayama 927 at http://wfpl.org Frequent Combined Sewer Overflows Continue in Jeffersonville http://wfpl.org/post/frequent-combined-sewer-overflows-continue-jeffersonville <p>In the past three months, Jeffersonville has had eight combined sewer overflows, or CSOs. This is when water levels rise and the city&rsquo;s sewer system releases untreated sewage and wastewater into the Ohio River so it doesn&rsquo;t back up into people&rsquo;s homes. The releases pollute the river and spread E. coli bacteria.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 20:05:58 +0000 Erica Peterson 897 at http://wfpl.org