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  • Washington Emancipation Day
    Americans got an extra day to file their federal income taxes this year, but few people know why tax day is April 17. Normal deadline is April 15th, except when the 15th falls on a weekend, which means that this year’s tax deadline should have been yesterday, Monday, April 16, 2018. Yet the IRS gave taxpayers still another day and federal filing deadline is today, [Continue Reading]
  • closing the alley
    New Albany city officials’ consideration of closing the downtown alley that runs from Main Street to Bankhead is apparently off the table. Support for closing the alley evaporated within a few hours of the time posted a story about it. The proposition of closing the alley was placed on the agenda of the April 3 meeting of the of Board of Alderman by [Continue Reading]
  • closing the alley
    The New Albany Board of Aldermen may close an alley that provides one of only two routes downtown that connect the town’s two main streets. Although there had been no discussion of it in the board’s recent public meetings, an item appeared on the April 3, 2018, agenda that would close a one-lane, one-way alley that connects Main Street and Bankhead Street. [Continue Reading]
  • Closed meetings
    “The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”                                         — Patrick Henry,  June 9, 1788 Too much public business in New Albany is conducted in secret meetings. Invariably, the final item listed on every agenda of the New Albany [Continue Reading]
  • Storm damage
    UPDATED 4-4-18, 1:45pm:  Bill Maddox has informed that fewer than 100 New Albany Light, Gas & Water customers were still without electrical service by daylight today. Fewer than 20 had not been restored by noon. Maddox expects to have all customers back on line by sunset, April 4th. Accuweather has issued a FREEZE WARNING for the New Albany area, [Continue Reading]
  • Tuesday night storm
    A fast-moving storm struck New Albany about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night causing widespread damage and leaving many residents without electrical service. New Albany Lights Gas and Water (NALGW) Manager Bill Mattox estimated at around 10 pm that a third or more of NALGW’s customers were without electrical service. Maddox said, “I don’t think we were hit as bad [Continue Reading]


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