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  • Santa plans visit to Cannelton as city gears up for Friday parade

    PERRY COUNTY – Keep an ear out for Santa’s sleigh bells. The jolly elf is on his way to Cannelton for the city’s annual Christmas parade Friday, the first of three planned in the county.

    Cannelton American Legion Post 142 and Ladies Auxiliary will host the annual Cannelton Christmas parade at 6 p.m. Friday. Line-up will begin at 4:30 p.m. along Old Indiana 237 and Indiana 66. The route will follow its usual route on Indiana 66 and Washington Street. The parade will end at the floodwall.

  • Erin Houchin Sworn in as state senator for District 47

    INDIANAPOLIS – Standing in the Indiana Senate chamber surrounded by fellow legislators and her family, Senator-elect Erin Houchin took the oath of office last week, officially becoming the state senator representing District 47. Houchin was sworn in by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush.

    Houchin, one of eight new members of the Indiana Senate, will serve all of Crawford, Orange, Harrison, Perry and Washington counties, and eastern Dubois County. She fills the Senate seat previously held by State Sen. Richard Young.

  • Central Bark Dog Park a community effort

    Feature Writer

    For anyone passing by the newly named Central Bark Dog Park last Saturday, it may have appeared Tell City has gone to the dogs.

    The former ball field near 16th Street and the Windy Creek Trail in Tell City was created a couple of years ago as a test project. Over the past several months, however, a group of volunteers passionate about the park, led by residents Gary Davis and Debra Emerson, spearheaded a dog-park revitalization. Davis and Emerson met at the park awhile back while exercising their dogs.

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  • Recycling district eyes shelter for drop-off site

    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.