New Albany

Education
1:57 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Southern Indiana School Corporations Get 'C' Grades, New Albany-Floyd Drops to 'B'

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Southern Indiana school corporations remained relatively flat in the education department’s letter grade release Wednesday.

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. 

Around two-thirds of school corporations received the same letter grade as last year, according to our friends at State Impact Indiana.

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Arts and Humanities
1:00 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

New Albany's Public Art Project Celebrates Bicentennial

"New Albany Now," Tiffany Carbonneau, video
Tiffany Carbonneau

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.

This year’s four artists are interpreting themes dealing with New Albany’s art, culture and entertainment.

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Local News
4:15 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

New Albany Gun Buyback Ends Six Hours Early After Funds Run Out

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That didn't take long.

A New Albany gun buyback program ended in less than two hours Friday after police accepted about 250 firearms and ran out of money.

"We had a big turnout," said Maj. Keith Whitlow, a New Albany Police spokesman.

"If we do it again in the future, we can learn from our mistakes ... and try to get more people involved."

People were lined up hours before the buyback began, he said.

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Local News
12:39 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Legislation to Regulate Pain Clinics Pending in Two Indiana Communities

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.

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