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State residents to get yearly back-to-school purchasing ‘tax holiday’

The state’s annual Sales Tax Holiday will take place this weekend beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 31, and ending at midnight Saturday, Aug. 1. The “back to school” event will save seven percent in sales tax for specific, mostly clothing, items that cost less than $100 each. It was established and set for this […]

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Work begun on welcome center for Tanglefoot Plaza, Trail

Construction is under way to renovate the rear section of the old Bank of New Albany building (more recently, Van-Atkins), which will serve as a welcome center for visitors to Tanglefoot Trail. Laura Dunnam is overseeing the project for her father, Dr. John Goudelock, who owns the building. The city is leasing the space, which […]

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The Union County Sheriff’s Department completed its annual compliance check of registered sex offenders in the county this week. Anyone convicted of one of a variety of sexually-related crimes must register his or her whereabouts with the state and update that information if her or she moves. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said Union County has 49 […]

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Carnival worker faces enhanced drug charges

County law enforcement officers are still trying to determine whether there is more than meets the eye in connection with a stop they made Sunday night that netted drugs, guns and cash. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said the incident began when one of his deputies was just starting his shift Sunday evening and getting gasoline at […]

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Voters need to make address changes by Saturday if they plan to vote in Aug. 4 primaries

Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford said her office will be open this Saturday, July 25, for the convenience of qualified absentee voters who want to cast ballots in one of the two Aug. 4 party primaries. Stanford added that anyone who has changed his or her address since voting, or made other pertinent changes, needs to […]

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Number of unemployed Union Countians up slightly and workforce grows

Union County’s unemployment rate for June was up slightly – but also up was the size of the workforce. The county reported 5.3 percent unemployment for June, an increase from the lower 4.5 percent a couple of months ago. Even with that increase, Union County moved up from eighth-lowest jobless in the state to sixth-lowest. […]

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Local artist Katherine Dye talks about new book

New Albany artist – and now author – Katherine Dye was the guest at Luncheon with Books this month, talking about her book of life lessons based alphabetical scripture verses she first learned in the fourth grade. Dye is well known as an artist, particularly for her prints of the city’s old railroad depots and […]

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Supervisors take up mostly housekeeping measures

Reflecting the low level of activity in the community under the hottest temperatures of the year, Union County supervisors had a brief weekly meeting Monday with mostly routine matters. Housekeeping included approving deletion from inventory of a label maker and scanner in the circuit clerk’s office, along with approval to pay for a court appeal. […]

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Baptist emergency room outdoes expectations

  Two years ago, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County’s decision to spend $12 million for a new emergency medical department may have seemed something of a gamble. Yesterday, at 6 a.m., though, the new department completed its first year of service and indications are that it has exceeded all expectations. “The Emergency Department revenue is up […]

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NAHS students get to pick up iPads next week

New Albany High School is announcing their first iPad roll-out. The NAHS 1 to 1 Digital Learning Initiative provides an iPad to every student in the school to keep in their possession throughout their high school career at New Albany High School. The student receiving the iPad and his/her parent or guardian must be present […]

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