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  • Marine officers installed

    Installation of new officers of the Perry County Marines took place May 24.

    Shown left to right are Marines Jerry Meunier, junior vice commandant; Cindy Meunier, adjutant and historian; Harvey Bays, sergeant at arms; Donnie Goffinet, commandant; Glenn Newton, judge advocate and chaplain; Jim Bob Lawson, paymaster; Jeff Devillez, senior vice commandant; Dave Englert, installation officer and past department commandant.

  • Leadership Perry County seeks members for 2014-15 class

    PERRY COUNTY - Leadership Perry County is taking applications for the 2014-15 year.

    The nine-month program is for individuals who wish to explore leadership skills, discuss issues affecting Perry County and become effective in the community with other motivated individuals.

    An opening retreat will be conducted in September. Along with the retreat, each participant is required to attend a minimum of six of the seven monthly sessions held each third Thursday, October through May.

  • Hospital will offer CPR, other rescue classes in July

    TELL CITY - Family and Friends CPR classes will be offered July 16.
    Participants may choose from one of three sessions: 9 to 11 a.m.; 1 to 3 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m.

    - Family and Friends is designed for the lay person, 10 years and older, to learn CPR and choking-rescue skills.

    Ten and 11-year-olds may participate with an older sibling or adult.
    No testing or performance evaluation will be required.

    Fee is $10 for the two-hour class.

  • Open lap swimming now offered at JFK pool

    TELL CITY - Perry County Wellness and New Directions Health and Fitness Club are sponsoring open lap-swimming at the JFK pool in Tell City throughout the summer.

    Weekly sessions are now open from 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Fridays and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

    The cost per session is $3. There will be no charge for New Directions members but a membership card must be presented.

  • Food pantry Sunday at First United Methodist

    TELL CITY - Sunday, July 6, Tell City First United Methodist Church will host a food pantry Sunday.

    This will be an opportunity to make an offering during communion and also donate boxed or canned items to support Jasper's Food Pantry in Cannelton. Food pantries need help all year long and the congregation will support Jasper's Food Pantry every month.

  • State website reveals county's meth-lab addresses

    PERRY COUNTY - The Indiana State Police announced Tuesday the unveiling of a new link on their website that lists properties previously identified as the locations of methamphetamine labs.

    For Perry County, the site lists 103 labs reported since 2007. Among them are locations in the 700 blocks of Tell City's 16th and 19th streets, Cannelton's Hargis Hafele Park, cemeteries, recreational areas and highway intersections.

  • Relay For Life raises more than $30,000 to fight cancer

    As of Monday, teams had turned in more than $30,000 but some groups had yet to report their totals. The county’s Relay For Life organization had set a $43,500 goal and while event chairwoman Gail Edwards predicted the final number would fall short of the goal, she said teams worked hard and “have a lot to be proud of.”

  • 4-H’ers tour new detention center

    The Leopold Gang 4-H Club met at the new Perry County Detention Center May 27 and Sheriff Lee Chestnut gave club members and parents a tour. Chestnut was generous with his time, club leaders said, allowing members to see practically every inch of the new jail. He answered all of the members’ questions and even unlocked doors for some members who accidentally became “locked up” in cells.

  • E-cigarette seminar outlines potential dangers to public health

    By DONALD STEEN
    Staff Write

    CHRISNEY – Community leaders and concerned residents gathered at the Spencer County Youth and Community Center in Chrisney June 5 for an educational seminar on the potential public-health risk posed by electronic cigarettes.

    Known widely as e-cigarettes, the battery-powered devices heat and vaporize flavored mixtures for inhalation.

  • Program could reward veterans with discounts

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A company providing software services for the county recorder’s office offers a reward program “to thank and acknowledge our nation’s veterans for their sacrifices to our country,” according to its website.

    “This program allows veterans in your community to sign up to receive an Honor Rewards card and use this ID card to receive discounts and benefits at local participating retailers, restaurants and other businesses.”