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TELL CITY – The Friday Book Club will host a special book review to celebrate its 75th year at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Tell City Historical Museum at Ninth and Franklin streets in Tell City.
The guest speaker will be Eddie Price of Hawes-ville, Ky., who is a well-known author throughout Kentucky. He recently earned the readers-favorite award in the historical-fiction category at the 2013 International Book Award contest for his first book, “Widder’s Landing.” The book is now in its third printing.
Price is a lifelong native of Kentucky. A graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College and Western Kentucky University, he has taught history for 36 years, 31 of those years at Hancock County High School. He has also taught part-time classes for Owensboro Community and Technical College. In that time he earned Ashland Oil’s Golden Apple Teaching Award, was included in Who’s Who Among America’s High School Teachers, and earned the Outstanding American History Teacher Award from Kentucky Association of Teachers of History and Kentucky Council for the Social Studies. Murray State University named him Outstanding High School Teacher in Kentucky in 2000. He also earned the Excellence in Teaching Award from Campbellsville University in 2012. His students have voted him teacher of the year numerous times.
Price has coached many award-winning academic teams and history-contest winners. He is active in the Hancock County Historical Society and helped organize the Young Historians Club. He is a world traveler who enjoys bicycling, horseback riding and swimming. He now lives in Hancock County, Ky.
Anyone interested in local area history or who is just curious about the book “Widder’s Landing” is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. A display about the Friday Book Club will be at the museum as well.
Members of the Friday Book Club will be present to answer any questions regarding the book club.