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  • Candidates to speak at two upcoming forums

    PERRY COUNTY – Two public forums next week will give candidates a chance to share their views on topics important to voters ahead of the Nov. 8 general election.

    On Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m., CDT, Republican incumbent State Rep. Lloyd Arnold and his Democratic challenger, Larry Kleeman, will speak at Perry Central High School.

    The forum will be sponsored by Perry County Farm Bureau and the Perry County News. It will be held in the high-school library. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Rickenbaugh House hosting first weekend leg of county’s fall tour




    PERRY COUNTY – While Perry County’s trees are holding fast to their green foliage, fall is here and that will undoubtedly bring the slow but welcome transition to beautiful fall colors. October’s arrival also means the return of the Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour. This weekend’s tour includes stops at the historic Rickenbaugh House and the Rome Courthouse.

  • Cannelton parade to honor state’s bicentennial


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    CANNELTON – During Indiana’s 200 years of statehood, the city of Cannelton has been privy to most of it, with pioneers settling the banks of the Ohio River well before 1816. Though not officially chartered until 1837, the river-front community has a proud history tightly ingrained with the roots of statehood; from the people who called Cannelton home, to the businesses that spurred the economy.

    The city was also the county seat for more than a century.

  • Marching Marksmen tops in field

    FLOYDS KNOBS – It may be early in the marching season, but the Marching Marksmen are becoming a top-team to watch in their division. The band displayed another top-notch performance Saturday at Floyd Central, earning first place in division AA, while also taking honors for best music, visual, effect and percussion. 

    The Marksmen had similarly resounding judges scoring the previous week at Paoli.

  • ‘Youth Day of Caring’ returns Nov. 6
  • A home set in STONE


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  • Interstate crash claims two lives

    FERDINAND – A Monday evening crash along Interstate 64 near Ferdinand took the lives of a Virginia husband and wife.

    According to Indiana State Police, the crash took place shortly before 9 p.m. when 19 year old Zachary Henry of Kentucky was traveling east on I-64 in a 2015 Toyota Camry. 

    As Henry passed the 64.5 mile marker, about 1.5 miles east of Ferdinand, he unexpectedly drove upon a 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser stopped in the driving lanes of the interstate. 

  • 2017 county budget to include pay increases


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    PERRY COUNTY – With two days of budget sessions convened the week before last, the Perry County Council finalized Thursday the county’s 2017 fiscal spending plan. Overall, the county general fund is slated to contain $4.18 million.

  • Perry Central grad is Air Force’s Cadet of the Year




    WASHINGTON, D.C. – How is John “Levi” Hilgenhold doing at the U.S. Air Force Academy? An award presented last week to the Perry Central graduate shows just how well he is performing.

    Hilgenhold was presented the Air Force Association’s Outstanding Cadet of the Year Award at the 2016 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C. It honored Hilgenhold’s leadership and academic excellence over the past year.