News and Tribune

June 13, 2014




Fire Museum to celebrate Father’s Day

The Vintage Fire Museum and Safety Education Center, 723 Spring St., Jeffersonville, announced that on Father’s Day weekend, every father who visits the museum will receive an LED flashlight as a gift.

In addition, through the entire summer, the museum is reducing the admission cost by $1 for every visitor who comes across the Big Four Bridge. The reduced admission is $4 for adults and $1 for children 3-15.

Also, children who voted on the name of the 6-foot Dalmatian in front of the museum has selected the name “Spot.”   

The Fire Museum has expanded its hours and is open noon to 4 p.m. Fridays, 10 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. It also is open by appointment by calling 812-948-8711. Visit for more information.

Artisans group to meet

The Southern Indiana Guild of Artisans will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 16, at the Old Bridge Inn Bed and Breakfast, 131 W. Chestnut St., Jeffersonville.

A short program will be presented by Marilee Mundy Burnside on fused

glass. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 812-284-3580.



Birthing Center marking Father’s Day  

In honor of Father’s Day, the Floyd Memorial Hospital Birthing Center is holding a Like Father/Like Son Facebook Photo Contest running through Father’s Day, June 15.

The contest is sponsored by Babies R Us. Anyone 18 or older can submit a single photo of a father with his son or sons for a chance to win a $100 Babies R Us gift card, a 60-minute massage from Floyd Memorial Rehab Services and a gift bag from the Birthing Center.

Voting is open through Sunday. The winner will be announced Monday, June 16, on Facebook. One vote per email address per day is allowed.

Go to and click on the “Contests-Father’s Day” tab to enter and to vote. Mobile smart phone users may enter and vote by visiting For more information on the Floyd Memorial Birthing Center, go to

FMH performing free health screenings  

Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services is offering free health screenings at the Floyd County YMCA from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, June 16.

If you suffer from diabetes and are at high risk for developing foot conditions, are worried that you may have osteoporosis, have questions about an injury, neck or lower back pain or have trouble falling and staying asleep, this screening is for you. Attendees will receive: Foot screening, pDXA screening for osteoporosis, physical therapy screening, low back pain screening and sleep screening.

These free screenings are part of the Floyd Memorial Foundation’s healthier community initiative.


Help fight childhood cancer at yard sale

In an effort to join the battle against childhood cancer, 8-year-old Amanda Edwards will host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 14, during her neighborhood’s annual yard sale in the Copperfield Subdivision in Georgetown.

While her parents, Michael and Dena, were discussing the yard sale, Amanda asked if she could do a lemonade stand to help other children. Amanda will have pink and yellow lemonade available as well as other treats throughout the day.


SI Rehab offers handwriting program  

Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital’s pediatric outpatient care clinic will offer a special program this summer for children who struggle with their handwriting.

Handwriting Rescue is designed to teach children methods of improving their handwriting and make writing less stressful. Classes are held two times a week for four weeks. The program will run Monday, June 16, through July 11, with classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the hospital’s Bridgepointe location, 1329 Applegate Lane in Clarksville.

The cost of the program is $250. The class size is limited to eight participants. Early enrollment is recommended. For more information, call 812-283-5992.


Historical society meets Monday

The Clark’s Grant Historical Society will meet 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 16, at the Charlestown Public Library, 51 Clark Road, Charlestown.

The program, titled “Prince Madoc and the Falls of the Ohio,” will be presented by Jeremy Beavin Interpretive Naturalist. Jeremy has been with the Falls of the Ohio for 14 years. As a certified Interpretive Guide, he shares the stories of the Falls of the Ohio and Charlestown State Park with visitors from all over the world. Born and raised in Southern Indiana, Jeremy has a special connection to the natural and cultural history of our area.

The public is invited. Refreshments will be served. For more information call Donna Hart at 812-256-5777 or Sue Koetter at 812-294-4080.