The Horizon

The cutting controversy of logging in Indiana state forests

The cutting controversy of logging in Indiana state forests

Mac Aubrey, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

The management practices in Indiana state forests adhere to national and international sustainability criteria, but controversy regarding logging regulations of public forestland remains intact. Southern Indiana is home to some of the largest public woodlands in the state, including Clark State Forest,...

BrickUniverse Lego Fan Convention brings local Lego lovers to downtown Louisville

BrickUniverse Lego Fan Convention brings local Lego lovers to downtown Louisville

Mac Aubrey, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

A room full of hundreds of Lego creations and tens of thousands of Lego bricks is a wonderland in the eyes of Lego lovers alike. BrickUniverse Lego Fan Convention showcased that wonderland at the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville on Jan. 19 and 20. Children and adults...

Hot Chicken Arrives in New Albany

Hot Chicken Arrives in New Albany

Callie Manias, staff reporter

January 24, 2019

Cox’s Hot Chicken found its home on Main Street in New Albany a little over two months ago and is the first of its type in southern Indiana. Andrew Cox, founder and owner of the restaurant, saw his hometown of  New Albany as a marketable place to sell the popular hot chicken and southern-style side...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: a day to serve

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: a day to serve

Joshua Roy, Kat Lynn, and Shelby Pennington

January 22, 2019

January 21, 2019 celebrates the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., activist and leader of the civil rights movement. An American federal holiday, MLK Jr. Day is a day off for workers and students across the nation. Students from IU Southeast and volunteers from around the area volunteered...

Louisville faces the refugee crisis

Louisville faces the refugee crisis

Erin Coffee, Staff Reporter

January 9, 2019

As refugees filter in from nations across the world, Louisville citizens are handed the task of providing a welcome environment and resources to families fleeing their home countries. This is not an easy task, as Kentucky has ranked in the top 20 percent of states bringing in refugees, according to 2013 ...

Virtual becomes reality for Southern Indiana

Virtual becomes reality for Southern Indiana

Joshua Roy, staff reporter

January 3, 2019

Virtual becomes reality for Southern Indiana as Dimension 4 VR Arcade offers a premier virtual reality experience to the local area. With eleven virtual reality stations, rooms are rented out by the hour with a wide variety of games.

Lipstick Wars is not your average poetry show

Lipstick Wars is not your average poetry show

Brittany Bullard, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2018

Fed up with poetry events dominated by men, in 2015 Rheonna Nicole created Lipstick Wars, an all-female poetry slam. A poetry slam is a competition in which contestants compete against each other in several rounds reciting poetry in order to determine a winner. First held in the Bomhard Theater in the Ken...

New Albany church played an important role in helping slaves get to freedom

New Albany church played an important role in helping slaves get to freedom

Brittany Bullard, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2018

The Second Baptist Church in downtown New Albany, known in those days as the Town Clock Church, was built in 1852. It was a resource for slaves who were searching for freedom. During slavery, which happened between 1619 and 1865, Indiana was a free state that bordered Kentucky, a slave state. If sla...

What happened to the abandoned amusement park Rose Island?

What happened to the abandoned amusement park Rose Island?

Candace Leilani, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018

From a booming location of interest and joy to a place of memory and decay, the Rose Island amusement park has found itself forgotten in history. Although it is close to home and only a 25-minute drive from campus, all that is left are the memories and statues of remnants of what used to be a thriving s...

Take a hike in Kentuckiana

Take a hike in Kentuckiana

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018

In the modern age, it can be important to take breaks from our phones and spend some time getting in touch with nature. Collages of outdoor photos on Instagram are great, but nothing beats getting out in nature, surrounded by dead leaves and a steady fall breeze. The New Albany area is home to a multitu...

Kentuckiana community gathers for annual Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular

Kentuckiana community gathers for annual Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular

Natalie Allen, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018

Gather your families and celebrate the season with glowing festive pumpkins. The Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular in Louisville is an event that has grown largely over the years, bringing in thousands of visitors each year to view over 5,000 lit pumpkins. The event is available Oct. 9 - Nov. 4. The even...

51st Harvest Homecoming Parade embarks the fall festival of the season

51st Harvest Homecoming Parade embarks the fall festival of the season

Candace Leilani, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2018

Saturday, Oct. 6,  was the kickoff of the locally famous Harvest Homecoming. The parade showing many local service people, community businesses and youth-oriented activities gave not only a chance for the community to clap their support to those walking, but it was a fun day for families to spend time ...