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New Albany Community Overview

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New Albany is located at approximately the midpoint on Indiana's southern boundary, the Ohio River. She sits in a cluster of three cities, which includes Clarksville and Jeffersonville. Louisville, Kentucky, the main city in the metropolitan area of about one million, is directly across the river. Distances to nearby major cities are: Lexington, 70 miles; Cincinnati, 105 miles; Indianapolis, 110 miles; Nashville, 180 miles; St. Louis, 250 miles; and Chicago, 290 miles.

Population: 1980 1990 1996 (est.)  
City 37,103 36,322 38,224  
Township 44,653 44,958 48,289  
County 61,205 64,404 70,746  

Government and Services:  
ADMINISTRATION Mayor and nine-member city council; Class II City
  PLANNING AND ZONING New Albany Plan Commission; county-wide master plan
  LAW ENFORCEMENT 64 city police officers; 20 county sheriff's personnel
  FIRE PROTECTION Seventy-five person force - Class V insurance rating
  WASTE REMOVAL Weekly municipal trash; garbage collection
  SEWERAGE Municipal treatment plant; usage is 50% of capacity

Education Facilities: Teacher Ratio Total Students
Two public senior high schools 25:1 2,250
  Three public junior high schools 25:1 2,398
  Fourteen public elementary schools 21:1 5,903
  Two private junior-senior high   850
  In addition, there are eight private & parochial schools, two secondary and six elementary.

NEWSPAPERS New Albany Tribune, Louisville Courier-Journal (Indiana Edition)
  RADIO Approximately 20 AM and Fm stations broadcast in the metropolitan area
  TELEVISION Four area stations provide coverage of all major networks; two educational stations. Cable television is also available.

Medical Facilities:
HOSPITALS Floyd Memorial Hospital  
  113   266 adults
17 nursery
  OTHER FACILITIES - Ten major hospitals in the metropolitan area offer such services as hand and general microsurgery, a certified trauma canter, organ transplants, specialized pediatric care and complete heart care. All facilities can be reached within fifteen minutes. In addition, Floyd County offers paramedic ambulance service, three intermediate and skilled nursing homes, three retirement homes and a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center

Eight city parks and five county parks provide more than 400 acres of recreational facilities, including a municipal swimming pool. In addition, there are ten supervised playgrounds with programs administered by a full-time recreational director. Golfers can enjoy the Valley View Golf Club, a municipally-owned, regulation 18-hold golf course. Private recreational opportunities are offered through two swimming clubs, the Woodland Hills Recreation Club and the New Albany Country Club with a nine-hole golf course and pool.