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Clark County

May 15, 2014



Run for Berries scheduled

The annual Run for the Berries 5k run/walk will begin at 8 a.m. May 24 at St. John’s Catholic Church, 8310 St. John Road, Floyds Knobs.

Cost is $20 with a shirt and $15 without by May 20, or $25 with shirt and $20 without after May 20.

Race information and entry forms can be found at or by calling race organizer Chuck Crowley at 812-280-1120. No online registration will be accepted.

Proceeds will benefit St. John’s Church and the Providence cross country team.

Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m.


Animal Rescue League holding fundraiser

Floyd County Animal Rescue League is sponsoring the eighth annual Red Hot Pet Lovers Gala at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at the Showroom in Horseshoe Casino, Elizabeth.

This year’s event — “Win, Lose, or Paw” — will be a game show trivia theme featuring buffet dinner, trivia games and a silent auction.  

Tickets are $45 each or table of 10 for $400, and can be purchased at the New Albany Animal Shelter or ticket request and payment can be sent to: FCARL, PO Box 285, New Albany IN, 47151.

For more information, call 812-949-9099.


Purse sale for a cause

The Floyd Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is holding a purse, necklace, wallet and accessory sale, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 21, in rooms 3 and 4 in the hospital, 1850 State St., New Albany.

A portion of the sale goes to fund numerous programs at the hospital.

Shout out at Silver Heights

Silver Heights Camp / Retreat Center, 501 Camp Avenue, New Albany, is sponsoring a free Friday Night Youth Music Festival, 7 to 11 a.m., May 23, at the retreat center.

It is titled “Shout” because it will get loud up on top of Silver Hills in New Albany. All evening there will be an open atmosphere with a bonfire including free s’mores and hot dogs, live music and multimedia entertainment on stage from 7:30 to 10:30, games, prizes and space to hang out with middle and high school youth from all over the Kentuckiana area.

A mix of music for everyone will be performed by great local high school and college talent.

There is limited parking on the hill, so there will be a free shuttle service starting at 6:45 p.m. from the parking lot of Scribner Middle School, 910 Old Vincennes Road, New Albany.


Author to speak at meeting

Clark’s Grant Historical Society will meet, 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 19,  at the Charlestown Library, 51 Clark Road, Charlestown.

Rick Osmon, author, historical researcher, and radio show host, is returning with a program about his recent research into the ancient, Pre-Columbian, line-of-site communications that criss-crossed the entire Ohio River system, and went from the east coast to the Mississippi River.

Some of this information was recently published in the “Ancient American” magazine. Rick has some breaking news of investigating some new and old sites in Carrolton, Ky.

The public is invited and refreshments will be served. For more information: Donna Hart 812-256-5777 or Sue Koetter 812-294-4080.

Fundraiser will benefit family

A fundraiser to benefit Teryn Applegate and her young family will be held Saturday, May 17, beginning at 4 p.m., at the V.F.W. Charlestown Post 1427, 350 Harrison St., Charlestown.

Applegate is a 27-year-old single mother of three children who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor on Christmas Eve. The doctors have only given her 6 months to live. Her children need help with her medical and final burial expenses.

Entertainment is being provided by: The Paul Boggs Band, Phil N the Blanks, and Mickey Perkins and the Kentuckiana Band. Plus several locally known musicians will be stopping by to perform.

Admission is $5 per person.

If people wish to make a monetary donation or to buy tickets to the event, this can be done online at

Contact  812-207-5900 or  or for more information.


Learn more about tomato growing

Available in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and colors, the tomato is one of the most popular plants in American vegetable gardens.

In an effort to help people grow the best tomatoes possible, Purdue Extension will host a seminar titled “Let’s Talk Tomatoes” at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 17, in the community building on the Clark County. 4-H Fairgrounds, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown.

The cost to attend is $5. Preregistration is required, and the class is limited to the first 50 to enroll. Call the Extension office at 812-256-4591 to join.

For more information, call 812-256-4591 or email


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