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  • Recycling district eyes shelter for drop-off site

    By DON STEEN
    Staff Writer

    CANNELTON – The county’s Cannelton recycling center may see the addition of a shelter to house salvaged electronics.

    Perry County Recycling Management District Executive Director Ken Smith announced at a Nov. 20 board-of-directors meeting that a shelter may be installed at the Cannelton collection site. According to Smith, a vendor who collects recycled electronics at the Cannelton site has expressed concern about corrosion and rust of the recyclable electronics stored there.

  • Veterans need drivers

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are greatly needed to drive a Disabled American Veterans van “one or two times per month or as available and willing,” according to Wayne Hubert.

    The county’s veterans services officer said drivers are needed to take people to appointments Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at a New Albany clinic and a hospital in Louisville, Ky. The time for each trip normally doesn’t exceed six hours.

    No chauffeur’s license is required but volunteers must pass a Veterans Affairs physical, Hubert added.

  • Talk to an attorney Dec. 4

    EVANSVILLE – Dec. 4 is the next date for talk to a lawyer telephone clinic. The telephone clinic starts at 4:30 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m.

    During that time, volunteer lawyers will be available and ready to answer general legal questions regarding Indiana law.

    This service is free and is available to anyone with a question regarding Indiana law. To talk to a lawyer, call (888) 594-3449.

  • Academic kickoff celebrates success with awards, creative fun

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior-Senior High School Renaissance Leadership program hosted its annual Academic Kickoff Oct. 23. This year’s theme was Video Games with the slogan “Bring Your ‘A’ Game.” This year’s show was hosted by teacher Dan Lacy.

  • Holiday Helpers United partners assist those in need

    PERRY COUNTY – Is your youth group, organization, business or family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, you aren’t alone. The Holiday Helpers United partners are already working to help those in need this Christmas and they need your help.

    There are many ways to help. You may conduct a food drive for the Perry County Food Coalition, which will help fill the shelves of Widow’s Barrel, Jasper’s Pantry, Council of Agencies, Martin’s Cloak and Community Adventists’ Food Pantries.

  • Bicentennial time capsule items will be accepted through January

    TELL CITY – Dozens of items ranging from a silver coin to a small handgun have been received for a bicentennial time capsule but there’s still time to make your contributions.

    Items for the time capsule will be collected through Jan. 31 and sealed until 2064, when Perry County will mark the 250th anniversary of its founding. Submissions thus far have included letters to family members, items from Perry County Memorial Hospital and bicentennial calendars, buttons and photos.

  • Dog bites cop, but officer still catches suspect

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    CANNELTON – An intoxicated man crashed his motorcycle Saturday night and led a Cannelton police officer on a short foot chase before being apprehended, authorities said.

  • Offices to close for Thanksgiving

    PERRY COUNTY – Governmental offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. City, town and county offices will be closed both days.

    The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branch in Tell City will be closed Thursday and Friday. The branch will reopen Saturday, Nov. 29.

    The Perry County News will be closed Thursday. The Nov. 27 issue of the News will be delivered Wednesday. The News will reopen Friday.

    Cannelton’s business-trash pickup will be delayed until next week.

  • River Pointe breaks ground

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  • Miss Santa Claus is coming to town Dec. 6

    SANTA CLAUS – The 2014 Miss Santa Claus Pageant will come to town Saturday, Dec. 6 at Santa’s Lodge in Santa Claus. The pageant is open to ages from newborns to 22 years. There will be five Christmas baby categories and six categories for ages 3-22.

    The pageant will consist of interview and evening wear, but there will also be two optional competitions, photogenic and modeling, for those who would like to enter.