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Population growth

We got a glimpse of what may be ahead for New Albany in a presentation this week at the annual meeting of the New Albany Main Street Association. The speaker was Kitty Dougoud, director of Historic Georgetown in Kentucky, where Toyota builds the Camry, Versa and other vehicles at a plant that has been open […]

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Sharing at Chritmas

Today the Gazette starts its 38th annual Sharing at Christmas push for money to help provide holiday help for families in need in Union County. Although the Sharing at Christmas program has been sponsored by the Gazette all these years, it really is about the community, not the newspaper. It’s about all those who provide […]

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Crowds, big and not so big

To no one’s surprise, our readers chose RiverFest as the best city-wide event in our annual Best of the Best balloting. It wins every year, and this one followed the pattern. I guess I wasn’t really supposed to tell you that, because the results won’t be made public until the special section appears in the […]

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Chili event Saturday

The Hill Country Halloween and Chili Cook-off is set for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday on the Union County Courthouse lawn. This will be the second year of the event, which is a redo of the former Trick or Treat Downtown. It is sponsored by the New Albany Main Street Association. Events include a […]

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Maintaining property

The City of New Albany is considering a proposal to upgrade its current building code regulations to put more emphasis on property maintenance. Brock White, city code enforcement officer, has asked the Board of Aldermen to adopt a property maintenance ordinance to more clearly identify to property owners what needs to be done to meet […]

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Wait for lost puppies is over

Mama Dog isn’t wandering our street or sitting at the corner, waiting and watching for her puppies anymore. Mama Dog is dead. She was shot with a tranquilizer gun last week in our yard, a few feet from the green plastic dog dish from which Jenny and I had been feeding her. Hers is a […]

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Fashion police?

There are some things we have a little trouble taking real seriously. A proposed ordinance banning saggy pants is one of them. The New Albany Board of Aldermen has set Nov. 6 as the time to discuss an ordinance that would ban wearing “sagging” pants. The proposal was brought up by Ward Three Alderman Tommie […]

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Praise for movie

Dear Editor:      Our freedoms are being taken away one by one, and so many of us are standing by and letting it happen. A nativity scene was erected for 75 years at one elementary school, but because the ACLU contended that the school was endorsing Christianity, which this organization defines as a violation […]

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Wastewater treatment

New Albany’s Light, Gas and Water utility has quietly gone about fixing a problem at the city’s wastewater treatment plant and now is tackling another one. The utility has spent $400,000 to both increase the holding capacity of the city’s lagoons and increase the amount of wastewater it can process daily. The money came from […]

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Wailing stops, watch continues

The barking and wailing has stopped. She just wanders our street, often stopping to sit a half-block away at the corner. She slinks away if we approach. Sometimes she circles through several yards, but she usually ends up back near the corner. She’s waiting and looking – looking for her puppies. But they’re not coming […]

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