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Radio icon to speak at chamber dinner

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By Molly Haines

The Owen County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 10th annual dinner meeting Thursday at the Owen County Extension Building.

This year’s speaker is former WHAS announcer Wayne Perkey.

President of the Owen County Chamber of Commerce Pam Chappell said a speaker is chosen each year by submitting names and seeing who’s available.

Perkey led the WHAS morning team for 30 years. Perkey, along with the morning team, ranked as high as No. 5 in the top-rated morning news shows in America.

Perkey emceed the WHAS Crusade for Children for many years and once owned radio stations in Danville.

Awards will be given out for retired teacher of the year, business person of the year and business of the year.

Chappell said names are submitted for the awards and a committee meets to choose the winners.

Chappell said about 100 people will be attending this year’s dinner.