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May 17, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For May 17

CLARK COUNTY

Historical society to meet

Clark’s Grant Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the Charlestown Public Library, 51 Clark Road, Charlestown.

A Powerpoint presentation will be given by author and educator Eddie Price, who has been named “Kentucky Writer” by the Kentucky Arts Council. Price’s historical novel, “Widder’s Landing” deals with every day life from 1811-15, and shows how the War of 1812 affected Kentuckians living in the Ohio River valley. The book’s time frame also includes the great earthquake and aftershocks along the New Madrid Fault 1811-12. “Widder’s Landing” has been endorsed by the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Bicentennial Commission of the War of 1812. In February, the Kentucky Senate recognized “Widder’s Landing” as a Kentucky heritage treasure.

The program is open to the public and refreshments will be served. For additional information, call Donna Hart 812-256-5777 or Ron Wisman, 812-256-5886.

 

Museum’s annual meeting set

The Clark County Museum annual meeting will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Preservation Station, 100 Preservation Alley, Jeffersonville.

“Every Object Has a Story” will be the program. Artifacts from the collection will be on display and each one has a history to be explored. Guests are invited to bring an item and talk about their own artifacts.

Presentation of the Stayton Awards will take place and light refreshments will be served.

 

FLOYD COUNTY

Commissioners to hold special meeting Monday

The Floyd County Commissioners will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the Pineview Government Center, located at 2524 Corydon Pike in New Albany.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss New Albany’s Stormwater proposal to build a retention pond at the 4-H Fairgrounds.

 

Pam Miller Golf Scramble May 18

The third annual Pam Miller Memorial Golf Scramble will take place Saturday, May 18, at Valley View Golf Course in Floyds Knobs. Proceeds benefit Kosair Charities.

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