The Horizon

Living six feet apart: the importance and effects of social distancing

Illustration by Shelby Pennington.

Sydney Randall, News Editor

April 13, 2020

As the novel coronavirus spreads through Kentuckiana, two words keep appearing everywhere: social distancing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, social distancing is “remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet ...

Floyd County businesses support local community with food, sanitizer during coronavirus pandemic

Donum Dei, a brewery located in New Albany, has been using its facility to make hand sanitizer for the Floyd County community.

Anna Smith, Photo Editor

April 13, 2020

Ever since Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb ordered restaurants and non-essential businesses to close, Floyd County restaurant and business owners have been finding new ways to stay connected with customers and help the community during this difficult time. Holcomb ordered restaurants to close their...

Famous magician Brent Braun guides aspiring illusionists in New Albany

Professional sleight-of-hand magician Ken Abbot performs a coin trick for a captivated audience member during J&B’s Thursday Night Magic Hangout.

Dustin Kiefer, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2020

Downtown New Albany’s J&B Magic Shop and Theater on Spring Street—as people would guess—is more than meets the eye. The business acts as a store, magic consultancy firm, and a hangout spot for local magicians to practice and share their skills. J&B’s is owned and operated by Brent...

Exit Zero artist makes unlikely art at Falls of the Ohio

Al Gorman spots an orange sports drink on the beach at the Falls of the Ohio. He said the river learns to provide each river collector with exactly what they seek.

Moriah Harrod, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2020

Al Gorman feels our planet is headed for trying times. He sees riverbanks lined with emptied automotive containers, detergent bottles, dolls with missing limbs, shoes, lighters, all found with rapidly increasing abundance. “We create so much waste and trash that ends up in the water – I do something...

Polly’s Freeze continues to dish out sweet service after 67 years of business

Polly’s Freeze continues to dish out sweet service after 67 years of business

Aubryn Crotchett, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2019

Polly’s Freeze, the famed Georgetown ice cream stand, closed for the season after celebrating its 67th year of business Sunday, Oct. 20. In 1952, Polly’s Freeze opened as a local roadside stand outside Georgetown, Indiana. After 67 years, Polly’s Freeze still strives to serve good food and great...

Recbar 812 powering up downtown New Albany

Photo illustration provided by Corey Sims.

Bryce Shreve, Managing Editor

September 3, 2019

New Albany’s Pearl Street will soon be home to an expansion of Louisville’s popular arcade-bar known as Recbar. The New Albany Recbar location will occupy more than double the square footage of its Louisville location. Founder and owner Corey Sims plans on housing over 200 games at Recbar 812,...

Flow and play in Louisville’s flow art family

Benjamin Lacy (Benjamin Dragon) spins fire poi at Cherokee Park during a Tuesday evening flow jam.

Mac Aubrey, Tessa Arnold, and Jayla Rose

September 3, 2019

Down by the waterfront, off River Road in Louisville, adults and teenagers alike can be found dancing around with hula hoops, staffs and other objects that might look like circus instruments if you’re not familiar with the flow arts. Intertwined between the worlds of vaudeville and burlesque, flow ...

Multi-platinum sound engineer to speak at the Kentucky Center

Photo provided by Joe Moore.

John Renfrow, Contributing Reporter

July 29, 2019

Born as Finis White in Lexington, the now multi-platinum sound engineer “KY” (pronounced kay-why) is one of a select few names of hip hop pioneers from Kentucky making it on the biggest stage. The Kentucky native is coming to the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in Louisville on July 3...

Horizon guide to Thunder over Louisville, Pegasus Pins, KDF

Photo used under Creative Commons License. Used with permission.

Callie Manias, Mac Aubrey, and Abby Bauerla

April 1, 2019

  1. Claim Your Spot Early The air show begins at 3 p.m., so you should plan to get there way before that. The committed people get there early in the morning to claim the best spot. If you want to claim a large amount of grassy area right on the riverfront in Indiana or Kentucky, you...

Authentic European-style pub comes closer to home

A curious patron, asks the bartender what he has on tap. Pints&union serves a plethora of classic cocktails and comfort beers. Photo by Bryce Shreve.

Jayla Rose, staff reporter

April 1, 2019

Eighteen years ago in the heart of Chicago, Joe Phillips visited a peculiar restaurant in a Victorian-style building. With the sounds of Billie Holiday filling the room from the ceiling to the rustic, uneven floors, Phillips knew he wanted to have his own rustic-style bar. Phillips now owns Pints&union,...

Frank Oz – the character, not the voice

“Just because I’m here and now you think I do all these voices, it doesn’t mean it comes easy. It also doesn’t mean that just because you guys can’t do something now doesn’t mean you can’t do something later,” Oz said.

Joshua Roy and Mac Aubrey

March 20, 2019

On Tuesday, March 19, Frank Oz spoke to a packed house about his career with The Muppets and Sesame Street, as well as his days as a director and experiences working with Jim Henson and George Lucas. “First of all, I’m not a voice person. I don’t even think of the voices. I do the character...

Local Restaurant Pays it Forward


8th Street Pizza exists to build relationships with the community and the pizza is just secondary to that. This wall of prayers is part of the restaurant that shows the priority of helping people. Photo by Callie Manias.

Callie Manias, staff reporter

March 18, 2019

“The food is secondary to what we do. It’s about the relationships,” said Jeff Minton, founder of 8th Street Pizza. The boutique pizza shop has a different clientele and philosophy than most restaurants, enabling the homeless population to eat based on the kindness of others. Being the only ...