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  • Southern Indiana Power executive participates in House Science Committee roundtable

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Southern Indiana Power CEO Steve Seibert last month participated in a roundtable on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations for existing power plants.

    Seibert and other roundtable participants advised the Republican members of the United States House Committee on Science, Space and Technology about the implications of the EPA’s proposed regulations. Seibert was invited to participate in the roundtable by committee member and District 8 Rep. Larry Bucshon.

  • 4-H open house Nov. 9

    TELL CITY – Perry County 4-H is hosting an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Fairgrounds Youth in grades K-12 and their parents or guardians are invited to attend to learn more about 4-H, meet 4-H leaders, and learn about the 4-H clubs in Perry County.

    A sample of some of the project options will be on display

    Online enrollment can be completed onsite. This is a great opportunity for families to learn what 4-H offers and enroll in a club. Enrollment for 2015 is from Nov. 1 to Jan. 15.

  • Christmas parade dates set

    PERRY COUNTY – Details will be forthcoming but dates have been set for Perry County’s three Christmas parades.

    Cannelton’s parade will be held on its traditional Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28. Tell City’s Christmas parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m.

    There will be Christmas in the Park activities in and around City Hall Park in Tell City from 2 to 4 p.m. Activities will include a chili cook-off, visits with Santa and caroling.

    Leopold’s parade will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7.

  • Trick-or-treat hours set for Tell City, Cannelton, Troy

    TELL CITY – The Cannelton City Council has set official Halloween trick-or-treating hours for 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31.

    Troy’s hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31.

    Tell City trick-or-treating hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

  • Twilight Towers’ bazaar judged a big success

    TELL CITY – The Twilight Towers Tenant Council met Oct. 15, with President Joyce Richardt presiding.

    Celebrating birthdays in October are Anna Heeke, Jeanetta Sims, Barbara Devillez, Doyle Coultas, Nelda Thompson, Clara Glenn, Fred Deom, Ilean Schmidt, Lois Hartman, Armella Grass and Jennifer Paris.

    Councilmembers said the Christmas bazaar Oct. 11 was a big success and thank all who attended.

    Raffle winners were Greg Glenn, large quilt; Eulalia Flamion, baby quilt; and Mickey Clark, quilt rack.

  • Semper Fi 5K, 10K races set for Nov. 8

    CANNELTON – On Nov. 8, in honor of Veterans Day, the Perry County Marines, along with the Perry County Museum, will host a Semper Fi 5K and a Marine Tough 10K.

    Runners and walkers are encouraged to participate.

    Registration for each race is $15 through Oct. 31 and $20 from Nov. 1 through 8. All runners and walkers will receive a T-shirt on the day of the race. Marine Tough 10K participants will receive honorary dog tags.

  • Catholic Charities winter coat giveaway underway

    PERRY COUNTY – Catholic Charities, in conjunction with the Holiday Helpers United program, is once again sponsoring a winter coat giveaway. Coats for adults and children are currently available at the Catholic Charities office. Call 547-0903 for more information.

  • Werner earns judicial college certificate

    INDIANAPOLIS – Several judicial officers, judges and magistrates were recognized recently by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush for their commitment to higher education and their long-time service.

    Chief Justice Rush, as Chair of the Judicial Conference, recognized 12 judicial officers who received an Indiana Judicial College certificate and five judicial officers for 24 years of service on the bench. Both honors were presented at a 2014 judicial conference.

    Indiana Judicial College

  • Grieving Our Loss program offered Saturday

    TELL CITY – A program titled “Grieving Our Loss” will be presented by Sister Kathryn Huber OSB from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Catholic Ministry Center, Room 10, 824 Jefferson Street in Tell City.

    In this presentation, participants will “explore ways to neither minimize nor maximize loss, but to see it as a journey and to see grief as a process.”

    Coffee, juice and donuts will be served and everyone is invited. Donations will be accepted at the conclusion of the program.

    About the program

  • Baumeister and Fisher vie for coroner’s seat

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – In an effort to retain his seat as Perry County coroner, incumbent Democrat Charles Baumeister spoke at an Oct. 16 forum, co-hosted by the Perry County News and Perry County Chamber of Commerce, at the Knights of Columbus.

    Republican challenger Gary Fisher sat alongside Baumeister during the question-and-answer session moderated by News Editor Vince Luecke, during which the candidates amicably discussed experience, professional strengths and passion for the position.