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The NEW Platform 22 Art Works - NAFC Secondary Schools Best of Show Winners

Join us on August 3, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park.

ArtSeed, in collaboration with the Floyd County Government and a grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development, presents the NEW Platform 22 Artworks. Platform 22 is a public arts initiative designed to bring arts and education to the residents of Floyd County.

Spread across 10 locations, each outdoor wall provides an opportunity to display important pieces of art through history, local art, and community art. Each location provides a unique experience with alternating pieces.

Come celebrate with us as we unveil the NAFC Secondary Schools Best of Show Award Winners at Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park.

The program name, Platform 22, was chosen as both a homage to the county’s railroad heritage through the local train platforms and as a concept of transporting people to new and exciting places through art.

Platform 22 is designed to use currently underutilized public space and transform it into areas where the community can sit, view, discuss, and interact in a vibrant public space.

An important component of Platform 22 is the collaboration with local partners including: Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs, Indiana Office of Tourism Development, Floyd County Commissioners Office, Floyd County Parks Department, Open Door Youth Services, Floyd County 4H, Floyd County Purdue Extension, New Albany Floyd County Public Library, Jacobi Toombs and Lanz Inc. and ArtSeed, LLC.

This is our Community - 2019 Bicentennial Edition

Consider a donation to help support the publication of this booklet from the Floyd County Historical Society

This is Our Community (2019 Bicentennial Edition), is a history of Floyd County that was first published in 1956. The latest Bicentennial edition is going to press in the coming week. This booklet is given to all third graders in Floyd County. This is used to satisfy the local history course requirement for all students in private, parochial, and public schools.

Printing costs are covered from FCHS shrinking reserves, dues and contributions from members of the society and the community. Donate what you can to help support this excellent giving opportunity for history buffs and supporters of education.

You can donate by printing out the membership form at FCHSIN.org Donate or via PayPal.

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $3 Million to Support Growth in Floyd County

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3 million grant to the Floyd County Commissioners of New Albany, Indiana, to make critical roadway infrastructure improvements needed to serve an industrial park that will support high-tech businesses. The EDA grant, to be matched with $3 million in local investment, is expected to attract $10 million in private investment and create 50 jobs. 

“The Trump Administration is dedicated to making improvements to help local and regional economies prosper,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “The construction of this roadway and other related infrastructure in Floyd County will spur growth at the industrial park, help diversify the region’s economy, and create new jobs.”“Modern and reliable infrastructure powers economic growth and enhances quality of life,” said Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness. “Results happen when partnerships between state, federal, and local stakeholders take effect, and Indiana is proud to join with the U.S. Department of Commerce and Floyd County to support this important project.”“The EDA’s $3 million grant will provide critical support for the Floyd County Tech Park and the surrounding region,” said Senator Young. “The grant will enable the safe and secure transportation of people and goods into the first tech park in Floyd County, and support continued economic and job growth in the community.”“Top-notch infrastructure is vital for the livelihood of Hoosier businesses,” said Senator Braun. “I commend the EDA for this grant that will create jobs, foster high-tech innovation, and improve the lives of Hoosiers in Floyd County and across the region.”

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