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Fat Heads Rescue takes on Harvest Homecoming

Fat Heads Rescue takes on Harvest Homecoming

Aubryn Crotchett, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

A local non-profit animal shelter hosted a booth at Harvest Homecoming this year, letting visitors spend time with its wet-nosed puppies for a small fee. Fat Heads Rescue had a booth at the annual New Albany festival for the first time. Harvest Homecoming hosted craft and booth days from Thursday, Oct. 10 to Sun...

IU Southeast hosts annual Volunteer fair

IU Southeast hosts annual Volunteer fair

Aubryn Crotchett, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

Over 20 local organizations visited IU Southeast’s campus on Monday, Oct. 7 to inform students on volunteer opportunities happening in the community. The mission of each organization is to get students involved through giving back to the community while making new experiences. A variety of organizations...

A community rooted in tradition

A community rooted in tradition

Emily Elliotte, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2019

A tradition began in the heart of Jeffersontown in 1969 that has been going strong for 50 years. This year’s Gaslight Festival was held September 13-15, when the city of Jeffersontown and those surrounding came out to celebrate the individuals that call Kentuckiana home. Gaslight is an eight-day...

Southern Indiana’s 3D Valley Farm

Southern Indiana’s 3D Valley Farm

Brandon Miniard, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

Nestled on the corner of Bank and Market Street in downtown New Albany, dozens of vendors and farmers offer their fresh produce, organic meats and—at the stand belonging to local farmers Steve and Jane Carr—bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup. The couple sells their products at the farmer’s markets...

A local youth soccer revival

A local youth soccer revival

Bryce Shreve, Content Editor

January 9, 2019

Crisp morning air, a harmony of chirping birds and clanking soccer cleats on pavement provide the soundscape to Saturday morning recreational soccer games. While its popularity is palpable in certain pockets of the country, a recent study found that nationwide youth soccer is on the decline. In a...

Getting to know your local candidates

Getting to know  your local candidates

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018

The day is finally here: Tuesday, Nov. 6, Election Day. At each polling place in Kentuckiana, hundreds and thousands of citizens will wait in line. After signing in, walking up to the booth and looking down at the ballot, you might wonder: “Wait, who are these people?” To educate voters when they ...

Your Kentuckiana Polling Guide

Your Kentuckiana Polling Guide

Brittany Bullard, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2018

Finding out where you’re supposed to vote varies from state to state, but you have to know where to go in order to participate in the process. But don’t worry; finding your polling place is simple. Polling locations are typically held in buildings such as schools, community centers or churches. Ther...

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 ...

Voter registration deadline approaches

Voter registration deadline approaches

Dante Mills, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018

The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming election is Tuesday, Oct. 9, for Kentucky and Indiana residents. The midterm elections will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and polls will remain open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voters must bring a government-issued photo ID  in order to vote. The photo ID ma...

Boo Factor Rises with “Literally, a Haunted House”

Boo Factor Rises with “Literally, a Haunted House”

Candace Leilani, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2018

You stand, signing your life away as you are blessed by Father Dan with holy water before being confronted with the humans prepared to scare you. But it is all for a good cause! In exchange of your screams, frightening feelings and jumps of unexpected laughter, you are helping restore what was t...