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Lawrence County Tourism
2017 Grant Program Deadline Approaching

Lawrence County Tourism is pleased to announce the continuation of a successful grant program that will provide funding to Lawrence County attractions, festivals and events. The program encourages the development of events that will contribute positively to the growth of tourism in the area. Completed grant applications will be accepted through June 30, 2017. Applicants must be organizations seeking to produce and promote a well-defined tourism-oriented attraction, festival or event within the boundaries of Lawrence County.

These funds are meant to help qualified organizations promote tourism activities that will directly increase hotel occupancy and create a positive economic impact for Lawrence County. The guidelines focus on four main points: the ability to draw visitors from outside of Lawrence County, the potential for growth of the event, generation of overnight stays, and the potential for food and beverage sales throughout the community. Grant applications will be judged by a committee of Lawrence County Tourism Commission staff and Board of Directors based on criteria outlined in the application materials. Grant application deadline will be June 30, 2017 for events taking place later in the year.

“Lawrence County Tourism has distributed over $251,000 in funds to local attractions and event organizers since 1994,” says Tonya Chastain, Executive Director of Lawrence County Tourism. “It’s helping our attractions, festivals and events attract more and more visitors, and drawing attention to Lawrence County and the outstanding resources in our community.”

Grant applications are available at the Lawrence County Visitors Center located at 533 W Main St in Mitchell. Anyone with questions about the program may contact Lawrence County Tourism Executive Director Tonya Chastain, 812-849-1090, tchastain@limestonecountry.com.




Amy Osborne, MD


Dr. Amy Osborne has joined the St. Vincent Medical Group at their Bedford location. She is an experienced OB/GYN and sees women of all ages. She also delivers babies at The BirthPlace at St. Dunn Hospital. Dr. Osborne received her undergrad from the University of British Columbia and her medical degree from the Saint James School of Medicine, Bonaire, Netherland, Antilles. She is currently accepting new patients and will have offices in Bedford and Salem.

St. Vincent Medical Group

2516 Q Street

Bedford, IN 47421



Matthew Main, MD

Family Medicine & Obstetrics

St. Vincent Medical Group welcomes Dr. Matthew Main to their Lawrence and Washington county locations. Dr. Main focuses on family medicine with an emphasis in normal and high-risk obstetrics. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University and completed his family medicine residency with Community Health Network, Indianapolis. Dr. Main also completed an obstetrics fellowship with Medico Para la Familia in Memphis, TN. Dr. Main is accepting new patients and has offices in Mitchell and Bedford.

2516 Q Street

Bedford, IN 47421