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EXIT | February/March 2019


William C. “Bill” Cochran

Aug. 25, 1934 – Jan. 3, 2019

William C. “Bill” Cochran passed away at the age of 84 on Jan. 3, 2019. He was born Aug. 25, 1934, in New Albany to the late William Lee and Irene (Stackhouse) Cochran.

Bill was a 1953 graduate of New Albany High School and began his career as a Floyd County Deputy Sheriff. He was elected Floyd County Clerk in 1966 and served as Indiana State Representative of District 72 for 34 years from 1974 to 2008. During this time, he was also a Southern Indiana realtor and worked for Louisville Paving.

Bill was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, FOP #99, Masonic Jefferson Lodge #104, Redmen Club and Elks Lodge, all in New Albany. He served as Assistant to the Chancellor at Indiana University Southeast and was the former President of the New Albany Little League.

Bill was a two-time recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, received an Honorary Doctorate degree and the Chancellor’s Medallion Award from Indiana University Southeast and is a member of the New Albany High School Hall of Fame.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Judy Bocard Cochran; children Sherry Lee Cochran, Rex Charles Cochran, Richard “Rick” Cochran (Mary Beth); sister June Lee Quinn; grandchildren Meagan Elizabeth Donald (Scott), Molly Ann McDonald (J.J.), Maria Nicole Harritt (Hunter), Melinda Kathleen Cochran, Braidy Charles Cochran, Cory James Cochran (Alyssa), Andrea Lynn Stuthers (Scot); and six great grandchildren.

Visitation and funeral services were held Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring St. in New Albany, with entombment following at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany, Indiana.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to to Guerin Woods & Providence House, 8037 Unruh Drive, Georgetown, Indiana 47122, or online at www.guerininc.org

Carrie Klaus: New Albany Township Board

Sponsored: Carrie Klaus for New Albany Township Board

Carrie Klaus is a local downtown business owner and resident, as well as the founder of 3SoINdivisible, a mentor with the New Albany Floyd County Schools Mentor Mii program, and an active participant in several other local non-profit organizations. She is also a wife and mother of two.

Carrie and her husband moved their family from the suburbs to downtown New Albany partly to expose their children to a more diverse population in the community, so that her kids will grow up recognizing that regardless of socioeconomic class, race or history, we all have a shared humanity.

Carrie has a vision of our community as one that centers that shared humanity over anything else, a community where each individual is treated with dignity and respect. Carrie believes that a community can thrive when we lift each other up. She believes that a community can thrive when we don’t prioritize resources over people.

Carrie has the passion and drive to bring this vision to life and make New Albany a thriving community for all of us.

For more information, go to carrieforna.com.


Paid for by the Carrie For New Albany campaign.

Ron Grooms: A Proven Leader | Indiana State Senate District 46

SPONSORED – Ron Grooms: A Proven Leader

During his tenure as our State Senator, Ron Grooms has worked with colleagues to pass truly groomsbalanced budgets, encourage economic growth, create jobs, increase education funding, promote better access to health services, combat the opioid crisis, and improve our infrastructure. Thanks to sound fiscal management by Ron and his fellow legislators, Indiana was recently named as having the best state government in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The state budget is truly balanced, with $2 billion in reserves and two-thirds of our state debt eliminated. Hoosiers are keeping more of their hard-earned income thanks to a 5 percent reduction in income taxes, the elimination of the inheritance or “death tax,” and permanent property tax caps.

Ron has helped bring more than 3,500 new jobs to our communities with businesses such as Amazon. Due to his efforts, our region has a lower unemployment rate than both the state of Indiana and the nation (as of November 2017). Ron supported legislation that created Workforce Ready Grants to help Hoosiers obtain high-value industry certification that leads to high-paying jobs. A strong proponent of school choice, Ron believes Hoosier parents should have options from which to choose when deciding where to send their children to school and he is committed to making sure our schools are well-funded and teachers well-paid. In fact, more than half of every dollar in the state budget is spent on education, and funding for K-12 education has increased $1 billion during the last five years. He is also committed to ensuring Hoosier students receive the education they need to prepare them for the 21st Century workforce and supports programs that help students find the right career path for them, whether it be secondary education, technical school or other training.

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Find more information on SenatorGrooms.com



Sam Charbonneau: Indiana State Representative District 72

SPONSORED: Sam Charbonneau for State Rep

Sam is a New Albany native running for Indiana State Representative District 72. He attended 25358547_506801083040468_2521516876988132518_oNew Albany High School and received his degree from Indiana State University.

Sam is married to Kristi Charbonneau, a Floyd Central High School teacher. Together they cheer on their son, Logan, during tennis tournaments and join their son, Michael, when volunteering in New Albany.

“I am excited to run for State Representative. Hoosiers deserve someone who will listen to them, represent them and give them the resources they need to live a safe, healthy, and affordable life. I am prepared to be that representative.” –Sam Charbonneau

To learn more, visit Sam Charbonneau https://www.samfor72.com/

Paid for by Sam for State Representative, Carol Ward, Treasurer. Sam for State Representative cannot accept donations if there is a business relationship with Indiana Department of Child Services as defined in IC 4-2-6 1(5).

Rick Cochran: New Albany Township Board

SPONSORED: Elect Rick Cochran


Elect Rick Cochran for New Albany Township Board. A New Albany native, Rick has been image3involved in many advisory positions throughout the community. As first deputy for the Floyd County Surveyor’s office, he served on the Economic Development Board. Rick was an appointee to the governor’s local task team to “stop the brain drain” by promoting higher education for advanced manufacturing and nursing employment gaps as well as logistics. Rick also sat on the advisory board for Purdue University Technical Assistant Program in West Lafayette and New Albany and serves the local chamber of commerce, One Southern Indiana, Environmental Health Safety image1round table.

Rick is a vice chairman precinct committeeman in New Albany, President of the Floyd County Democrats Men’s Club and is a member of Holy Family Parish. He is a graduate of New Albany High School, received a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and completed postgraduate studies at Purdue University Programs New Albany. Rick is a certified plant engineer and has worked for Bruce Fox Inc. for 30 years, where he is currently Vice President of Engineering Services.

Rick is married to Mary Beth Cochran and has four daughters, Meagan Donald (Scott), Molly 6616McDonald (JJ), Maria Harritt (Hunter) and Melinda Cochran. The family has also been blessed with five grandchildren.

“I believe in helping others and accountability for taxpayer money.” –Rick Cochran

For more information about Rick, https://cochran4na.wixsite.com/cochran


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Paid for by Committee to Elect Rick Cochran

Christy Eurton: Experience that Counts!

SPONSORED: Christy for Clerk

It’s certain – Christy Eurton should remain our Floyd County Clerk. Christy has devoted her life Christy Eurtonto public service and has more than 20 years of experience in the Floyd County Clerk’s Office. A lifelong resident of Floyd County, Christy attended New Albany High School and graduated from Indiana Southeast University with a bachelor’s in political science. She also obtained her supervisor certificate after completing the Indiana Certified Public Manager Program at the Ball State University Bowen Center for Public Affairs.

Remember to vote Eurton for Certain – experience that counts!

 For more information about Christy, visit www.facebook.com/christydearingeurtonforclerk.


 Paid for by Christy for Clerk, Darlene McCoy, Treasurer

Cultural Pass Expands to Southern Indiana

screen-shot-2018-06-05-at-12-41-58-pmPass provides free admission to numerous arts-related institutions

For the first time, the 2018 Cultural Pass will be available to kids in Louisville and Southern Indiana. The provides free access to many of Greater Louisville’s arts and cultural institutions and is valid for one-time general admission at each of the participating institutions and is valid through Aug. 11.

Created from Vision Louisville, the Cultural Pass is an innovative initiative to promote art and culture and improve summer learning in our community. The 2018 Cultural Pass is presented by Churchill Downs, in partnership with Metro Louisville, Fund for the Arts, Arts and Culture Alliance and the Louisville Free Public Library. Additional underwriting for Southern Indiana families to participate is made possible by the Bales Foundation, Duke Energy and the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, in partnership with the Jeffersonville Township Public Library and The Floyd County Library (formerly known as the New Albany-Floyd County Library).

Nearly 200,000 passes have been issued since its inception in 2014. The 2018 Cultural Pass can be picked up at The Floyd County Library, Jeffersonville Township Public Library and any of the Louisville Free Public Library locations. For more information, go to fundforthearts.org/culturalpass.

One Southern Indiana | Sales & Marketing Success Series: Allan Howie – Idealogy

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Friday January 20 marked the night of One Southern Indiana’s event, in partnership with Ideology for an expose on how to get more sales this year than last year. Attendees learned how to acquire more profitable customers or clients.

Author, speaker and Idealogy founder Allen Howie shared a wealth of practical ideas for making your marketing work harder in 2017, regardless of your marketing budget.  Large companies, small businesses and individuals all left with new ways to make their marketing more effective and brand more powerful.

If you missed the event, be on the lookout for more, as this idea-packed session only kicked off our revamped, revitalized, re-imagined Sales & Marketing Success Series.

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INFORMATION BELOW TAKEN FROM www.1si.org on their Sales & Marketing Success Series:
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1850 State St. Paris Health Education Center
New Albany, IN 47150



Mailing Address
P.O. Box 293
Georgetown, IN 47122-0293

Street Address
6500 State Road 64
Georgetown, IN 47122

Phone: 812.399.1400  Fax: 812.399.1405

Email: allen@idealogy.biz

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