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  • Pet of the Week

    Notice from shelter staff: Sassy has been sponsored and her adoption fee has been waived for an approved home. Due to the abundance of animals in our care, we are reducing adoption fees of all dogs to $50 and all cats to $25.

    SASSY is a very sweet and friendly girl who has been overlooked and at the shelter for several months. She was brought to the shelter when her owner moved away and was unable to take her.

    Sassy walks perfectly on a leash and loves to be with people. She is kennel, crate and housebroken.

  • Fall landscape program set for Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY - Purdue Master Gardeners of Perry, Spencer and Dubois counties have announced their second educational program for the public and all master gardeners.

    "Impressive Fall Landscapes" will begin at 6 p.m. Central time Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Family Roots Nursery Inc., 4871 West 1200 South in Dale. Note the special start time for this month's program.

  • Drug roundup scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27

    PERRY COUNTY - The latest in a series of drug-roundup events is scheduled for 8 a.m. until noon Sept. 27 at the Tell City Fire Station and the clinic at Indiana 37 and French Ridge Road.

    Intended to keep outdated or otherwise unneeded medications out of the wrong hands and water supplies, the events are conducted in conjunction with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency and local law-enforcement and recycling-management agencies. Each event results in the collection of hundreds of tons of drugs nationally.

  • Corrections

    • A second headline in a story on Can-Clay’s failure to pay property taxes included an incorrect amount. The company currently owes the county $365,527, which was the figure reported in the article.

    The headline, however, incorrectly listed the amount at $465,527.

    • The story also erred in reporting that the company was scheduled to begin making payments under an agreement with the county in May. Actually, payments were to begin in March.

  • Burglaries, thefts on rise in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – “We have had an uptick in burglaries and thefts the last three weeks or so,” Cannelton Police Chief Lee Hall said during a regular meeting of the city’s common council Monday.

    “I just want to remind everybody that if you see anything suspicious around your property, your neighbor’s property or anything, call us and let us know then, when it’s happening. Call if you see anybody who doesn’t belong in the area.”

  • Relay for Life rally Sept. 15

    TELL CITY – There will be a Relay for Life rally from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at Tell City Moose Lodge.

    Supporters of Perry County Relay for Life are invited to attend.

    For more information, call Teri James at (812) 499-9476 or send email to teresa.james@cancer.org.

  • Annual Perry-Spencer County March of Dimes Walk scheduled for Oct. 5

    PERRY COUNTY – The annual Perry –Spencer Counties March For Babies will be held Oct. 5 at City Hall Park in Tell City.

    Registration will begin at 1 p.m. with the walk beginning at 2. After the walk, food and refreshments will be available.

    Organizers encourage the public to take part to support stronger, healthier babies. 

    Teams and individuals are equally welcome to join the event as every dollar helps.

    For more information, contact committee members Judy Pund at ­­547-7405 or Becky Davis at 547-8198.

  • Open house scheduled Sept. 20 at Hancock County Airport

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – The fifth annual Hancock County Airport Open House will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.

    The day’s events will include free plane rides for kids ages 8 to 18, a kids balloon walk, skydivers and other fun events, according to organizers. Also, pilots will compete in a bag drop contest and in a spot landing competition starting at 9 a.m.

  • Central Perry, Cannelton fire departments awarded grants

    PERRY COUNTY –Rural and volunteer fire departments from 29 counties across Indiana have been awarded more than $194,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance grants.

    The grants are administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry and made available through the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

    Forestry staff reviews grant applications and selects recipients on the basis of population density, acres of public wildlands protected, and wildland fire reporting to DNR Fire Control Headquarters.

  • Pence headlines Perry-Spencer GOP Picnic

    Staff Writer

    EVANSTON – Hundreds of party supporters were in attendance Aug. 21 for the annual Perry-Spencer Republican Picnic.

    With party leaders from local through the state level, the gathering was highlighted by a visits from Gov. Mike Pence, Attorney General Greg Zoeller, State Auditor Suzanne Crouch and Secretary of State Connie Lawson. Each of the officials, along with several others, including Reps. Ron Bacon, Mark Messmer and Lloyd Arnold, addressed the group, and their comments drew rounds of applause.