Duke Energy volunteers, Mt. Tabor Elementary students and the Floyd County Parks & Recreation Department recently worked to build the rain and butterfly gardens at the Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park, which was funded in part by a Duke Energy Foundation grant. Kevin Hammersmith was a Duke Energy Indiana Community Relations Manager who was killed by a drunk driver in 2011 in Floyd County.
The Floyd County Parks and Recreation Department will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, July 14th, 2018 from 10:00am - 3:00pm. There will be many family friendly activities during this day of tribute and celebration. The new park has a playground, a large shelter house, a stage theater, 3/4 mile walking track, and the Romeo Langford Basketball Court. The park is located at 4400 Lewis Endres Parkway, New Albany, Indiana.
INDOT NOTICE - US Highway 150 Bridge Work
The bridge west of Greenville on US-150 has been reduced to one lane in each direction today (June 15th), with a temporary traffic signal to regulate traffic flow. This will allow our contractor Dave O’Mara Contractor to complete their contracted work on the bridge. This will last to sometime late in September, should you have any questions or need further information please contact the INDOT Seymour District Construction Office.
Global Distilling Company to Revitalize Vacant Plant, Create 100+ Jobs
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (May 30, 2018) – The Sazerac Company, which is one of the oldest, private family-owned distilling companies in the U.S., announced plans today to establish a new bottling plant in Floyd County, creating up to 110 jobs by 2021.
“Indiana’s business-friendly environment and skilled workforce offer companies like Sazerac the perfect recipe for continued success,” said Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). “We’re excited to welcome Sazerac to the Hoosier state as it establishes its first facility here, increasing its manufacturing footprint and creating good jobs in southeast Indiana.”
The Louisiana-based company is investing $66 million to purchase, renovate and equip the 455,000-square-foot former General Mills Pillsbury plant at 707 Pillsbury Lane in New Albany, which has been vacant since closing in 2016. The new facility, which is scheduled to be operational at the end of 2018, covers approximately 58 acres and will significantly expand Sazerac’s alcohol processing, blending, packaging and distribution capabilities. The company plans to initially phase in two to three packaging lines and then increase its production to meet expected demand.