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  • Perry Central community health fair well-attended

    LEOPOLD – The annual Health Fair and Family Wellness Night was held Monday at Perry Central.

    The event was presented by Perry Central Family Outreach and was co-sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital and the Welborn HEROES program. Activities included a 1-mile family fun run-walk and  an inflatable bouncer supervised by members of the Perry Central Captains Club.

  • April 15 program to examine concealed-carry issues for women

    TELL CITY – C & J Firearms Training Academy at 705 Jefferson St. in Tell City will host an hour-long DVD presentation by the Personal Defense Network starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 15. A group discussion will follow the presentation.

    Topics will include myths and misconceptions of women’s personal defense with a firearm; recommendation for women’s self-defense firearms, recommendations for defensive ammunition and practical concealment options for women.

  • April 15 program to examine concealed-carry issues for women

    TELL CITY – C & J Firearms Training Academy at 705 Jefferson St. in Tell City will host an hour-long DVD presentation by the Personal Defense Network starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 15. A group discussion will follow the presentation.

    Topics will include myths and misconceptions of women’s personal defense with a firearm; recommendation for women’s self-defense firearms, recommendations for defensive ammunition and practical concealment options for women.

  • Co-op to continue helping consumers manage costs through energy-efficiency programs

    TELL CITY – You may have heard about the end of Energizing Indiana, an energy efficiency program offered by the state’s investor-owned utilities.

    The good news is that actions by the state legislature that bring a halt to Energizing Indiana will have no effect on the energy-efficiency programs offered by your electric cooperative.

  • Troy spring cleanup set for April 24-25

    TROY – Spring cleanup for Troy residents is scheduled for April 24-25.

    All items need to be at curbside by 7 a.m. Thursday, April 24. The trash crew will not backtrack for items placed out after that time.

    No tires, items with Freon or computer components will be picked up and paint cans must be drained before being placed out for pickup. No collection will occur on vacant lots.

    A $10 fee for each large item to be picked up must be paid at the utility office before pickup. The receipt must be attached to the item to be picked up.

  • Washed-out culvert closes Coal Bank Road

    ST. MEINRAD – Heavy rain last week washed out a culvert on Coal Bank Road in Clark Township. The Perry County Highway Department said a new culvert has been ordered but the road will be closed this week and part of next week.

    Coal Bank Road connects Candy Road and the Bristow-St. Meinrad Road.

  • Tell City man sentenced to 15 years on federal firearms charge

    EVANSVILLE – U.S. Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett has announced the sentencing of a Tell City man he described as an armed career criminal and the charging either by criminal complaint or by indictment for federal firearms violations of three other men.

    Two of those additionally charged may also qualify as armed career criminals, if convicted.

  • How high’s the water?

    More than 6 inches of rain in many areas sent creeks and rivers to their banks and out of them last week.

    The Anderson River at Huffman was well under the new bridge dedicated several years ago but came within a foot of the 1860s covered bridge that has been preserved as a walking bridge.

  • Cleaning up after litterbugs

    Darlene Hoffman and Amy Shields shouldn’t have to pick up the trash dumped off by others. But they do. The pair pick up trash on their nightly walks and their record is seven bags of trash in one night.

    Perry Countians can volunteer for an Earth Day cleanup on Wednesday, April 16, beginning at 3 p.m. See front page, col. 1 for more information.

  • Teen group meets weekly, public invited

    PERRY COUNTY – Teenagers, parents and others interested in the lives of local young people are invited to attend a new program entitled “Hope’s Hall,” every Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Tell City.

    The program offers teenagers a safe place to face their struggles in a nondenominational setting. The hour-long program includes a guest speaker and discussion time.

    For more information, contact Holly Schaad at (812) 661-3024 or send email to schaadholly@gmail.com.