Deadline Nears for First Families Project

August 1 is the deadline to submit applications to the “First Families of Floyd, Clark, and Harrison Counties Legacy Project.” Applicants who verify direct descent from pioneers living in the tri-county area before 1841 will receive First Families certificates and pins and be honored guests at the “Hoosier History and Heritage Celebration” in October. An initiative of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society (SIGS), the “First Families Project” honors the memory and spirit of the region’s early settlers, identifies their descendants, and preserves those families’ histories.

A “Finding Your First Families” workshop will be held in the Indiana History Room of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library on June 21 at 6 PM. SIGS members and an Indiana History Room genealogist will explain how to research and apply for First Families membership. Interested descendants should bring relevant genealogical information to the workshop.

Project applications are online at

For more information, please contact Donna Kepley Foster at 812-923-3492.

I-65 Pavement Repair Project (Stansifer Avenue - Old SR 311)

Indiana Department of Transportation officials met with contractor representatives  on May 10th at the Seymour District offices to review plans for a $2 million pavement restoration project along six lanes of Interstate 65 between Stansifer Avenue at Jeffersonville and Old State Road 311 at Sellersburg. Work is expected to begin in late-June.

Milestone Contractors, Indiana’s contractor, is charged with full and partial depth concrete pavement repairs along the seven mile stretch of north-south highway—immediately south of the $67 million pavement replacement and added travel lanes project on I-65 between S.R. 311 and Memphis Road which is in its second year of construction.

Phase I operations will close I-65 right lanes in both directions for pavement removal at identified sites, concrete patches, joint repairs and drainage enhancements. A number of pavement issues are will be resolved near the Lewis & Clark interchange.

Phase II operations are tentatively scheduled to begin after Labor Day with I-65 left lane closures for pavement patching and joint repairs. In addition to travel lanes, a ramp will be closed at the Veterans Parkway interchange.

INDOT’s contract completion date is October 31.

I-65’s traffic count at the project site is 98,130 vehicles per day.

Community Events

Free Concert in Warder Park
07-21-2017 7:00 pm
Clark County 4-H Fair
07-22-2017 9:00 am
Free Concert in Warder Park
07-28-2017 7:00 pm
Free Concert in Warder Park
08-04-2017 7:00 pm

Upcoming Meetings

Commissioners Meeting
07-27-2017 5:00 pm
Plan Commission Meeting
08-09-2017 5:00 pm
Commissioners Meeting
08-10-2017 5:00 pm
Drainage Board Meeting
08-15-2017 5:00 pm