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  • Ferdinand to celebrate 175th anniversary of its founding

    FERDINAND – Join Ferdinand for an event 175 years in the making. Founded in 1840, the town of Ferdinand is celebrating its anniversary with a family friendly festival June 18 through 21. Ferdinand’s 175th celebration will feature many of the usual festival activities, along with a variety of special events and activities at the 18th Street Park on the town’s north side.

  • Noisy bugs invade portions of eastern United States

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    Cicadas, locusts, bugs, whatever people call them, are coming. Maybe, they are already here. For one brood, 2015 is their year.

    Cicadas also are known as locusts, but they are not a true locust, They are however, unusual creatures. Scientists know a lot about them, but mystery still surrounds these strange bugs.

  • Volunteers sought for June 20 River Sweep

    TELL CITY – Have a few hours to spare a week from this Saturday? The Perry County Recycling Management District has a brief but rewarding job for you: help clean two area parks that front the Ohio River

    Ken Smith, the district’s director, said volunteers are sought for the annual River Sweep June 20. It is a six-state event that extends the entire length of the Ohio River. Locally, volunteers are sought to work 9 a.m. to noon at Sunset Park in Tell city and Hafele Park in Cannelton.

  • Veggies abundant as farmers market kicks off




    TELL CITY – The first session of Tell City’s farmers market Saturday drew a good selection of late-spring produce as well as other edibles, crafts and other homemade items. It also attracted a small crowd of buyers.

    “We had a lot of nice things and there will be more each week,” said Betty Cash, who directs the county’s convention and visitors bureau.

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  • Perry Central to refinance pension bonds



    LEOPOLD – An exact amount won’t be known until the transaction takes place, but a planned refinancing of pension bonds could save Perry Central Community School Corp. about $180,000 over the next decade.

  • Comprehensive plan earns praise at hearing


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Perry County’s recently completed draft comprehensive plan is on its way to county commissioners with a favorable recommendation from the plan commission.

    That vote followed a Tuesday hearing at the courthouse. A series of public-input sessions helped develop new ideas for the county’s development. The Tuesday hearing yielded no objections from the commissioners or assembled citizens, with many voicing approval for the fruit of the county-wide effort.

  • Low-cost spay, neuter clinic set for June 29

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Animal Shelter will coordinate a spay-neuter clinic Monday, June 29. Cost for low-income Indiana residents for dogs and cats is $20. For all other residents, the low-cost fee is $60 for dogs up to 80 pounds and $85 for dogs weighing more than 80 pounds.

  • Crawford sworn in as newest Troy Town Board member

    Perry County Democrats Chairman Dale Groves announced the appointment of Linda Crawford, right, to the Troy Town Board. Crawford will fill a seat formerly held by the late Gary Palmer, who passed away April 16. She was sworn in by Perry County Clerk Mandy Mogan May 20.

  • Southern Indiana Power helps bring electric service to developing region of Guatemala

    TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Power lineman Eric Schank joined a crew of 13 other Indiana electric cooperative linemen on a trip to a developing area of Guatemala in late April as part of an international initiative to bring electricity to the region.