News and Tribune

June 28, 2013




Speed Park to be rededicated

ESSROC Italcementi Group has partnered with local Scout Troop 4006 of Sellersburg to revitalize historic Speed Park in Sellersburg.

Area residents will now enjoy enhanced areas of Speed Park, including new playground equipment, a refreshed gazebo and improved green spaces.

The community is invited to a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at Speed Park at 6:45 p.m., Sunday, June 30. Following the ribbon-cutting, Art in Speed Park resumes its anticipated Picnic in the Park Summer Concert Series with Morgan Shallcross, singer/songwriter from a regional favorite band, Stonewheel. The community concert runs from 7 to 9 p.m.

Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic items and to invite family and friends to this special evening of community, celebration and music.



McDonald's restaurants collecting money for charity Monday

McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana along with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana will celebrate the annual “RMHC Day of Change,” a program that encourages supporters to bring their spare change to any area McDonald’s restaurant as a donation to RMHC.

Last year, more than $28 million was raised through RMHC donation boxes at McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. RMHC of Kentuckiana Day of Change will be Monday, July 1.


Library hosting Meet & Mingle July 1

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is hosting the monthly midday Meet & Mingle at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 1, at Strassweg Auditorium.

Join coupon enthusiast Jill Warner for Couponing 101. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 812-949-3523.

Alan Rhody to perform at Library

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is presenting Nashville singer/songwriter Alan Rhody for a free concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, in the Strassweg Auditorium, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany.

Rhody will perform his music of original songs followed by a discussion of the art of songwriting. He has released seven CDs of original music and will have some CDs available for purchase after the show.

A couple of Rhody’s more well-known songs are “I’ll Be True to You” recorded by The Oak Ridge Boys and “Train Wreck of Emotion,” recorded by Lorrie Morgan. Come for an afternoon of good music and an interesting discussion. For more information, call 812-949-3523.

‘Parlor Stories’ on the way

At 7 p.m. Sunday, July 7, in the parlor of the St. Paul’s Parish House, one of the historic homes on Mansion Row in New Albany, St. Paul’s Arts Council presents “Parlor Stories: The American Spirit.”

Parlor Stories is a literary and performing arts series bringing together local actors, storytellers and authors reading great literature. The series is inspired by Stories on Stage in Denver, Arts & Letters Live in Dallas and Selected Shorts in New York City. There is a theme to each Parlor Story performance. Several stories are presented around each theme. The stories are sometimes classic, sometimes new; performed by great actors or story-tellers from the area who bring these short stories to life.

The theme for this performance is “The American Spirit.” The performance starts at 7 p.m. and includes an intermission with refreshments. There are no advance ticket sales but donations will be accepted at the door with proceeds going to renovate this historic building.

For more information,call 812-944-0413 or email


Church hosting 25th chicken dinner

The Edwardsville United Methodist Church will hold its 25th annual chicken barbecue dinner from noon to 7 p.m. today, June 29, at the church, 4830 Ind. 62, Georgetown.

The dinner consists of a half chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, dinner roll, dessert, and tea or lemonade. Prices are: adults $8; children 10 and under $4. Carry-outs will be available.


Scholarship deadline nears

The Clark County Cattlemen’s Association has announced that a $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student entering or already enrolled in any course of study at a post-secondary institution this fall.

The scholarship is the John W. Bottorff Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of a past-president and charter member of the Association. The only requirement for eligibility to apply for the scholarship is that either the applicant or their parent(s) must be a current member of the Association as of May 15.

The awarding of the scholarship will be based on leadership, scholarship and a personal interview. The scholarship will be paid in two installments; one-half at the beginning of each of two semesters or two quarters within the upcoming academic year.

Applications for the scholarship are available at the Purdue Extension–Clark County Office, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown or by calling the office at 812-256-4591. Questions about the scholarship can also be directed to Scott Abbott, president of the Clark County Cattlemen’s Association at 812-293-3372. The scholarship application deadline is July 8.

Open exhibits at the fair

The Clark County 4-H Fair will again be offering Open Class Exhibition classes. Categories offered are: woodcraft, basic craft, fine arts, needlecraft, photography, foods (cakes, pies and candy); scrapbooking, garden, Christmas at the Fair, flowers and flower arrangement, sewing and quilting.

An entry fee of $5 per entry per category is required. Each exhibitor is limited to two entries in the same category, but may exhibit in as many categories as they desire. Eligible participants must be 19 years of age or older and not a 4-H member or a professional. Any item that has been previously exhibited at the fair is ineligible for exhibit again. Articles made for competition must have been made by the exhibitor.

Entries are to be checked in on July 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. (other than foods, which will be entered July 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.) in the community building at the 4-H fairgrounds.

To request an entry form, call the Clark County Extension Office at 912-256-4591 or go online at