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  • Minto will step down from visitor’s bureau


    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau is losing its executive director next month.

    Bev Minto, who has led the county’s tourism efforts for the past six years, will step down Aug. 9 to spend more time with her family-owned restaurant in Rocky Point. She announced her resignation to board members earlier in the month and met with the group a final time Wednesday evening.

    She began her job in May 2008.

  • Company earns rare designation

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Best Chairs in Cannelton is among the 70 business establishments statewide earning the designation as “one of the safest places to work in Indiana.”

    That’s according to Rick Ruble, commissioner of the Department of Labor’s Indiana office, who said the state has approximately 150,000 establishments.

  • Officials discuss black-dust issue

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Members of the Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety expressed concern last Monday about a new business in town creating black-dust problems.

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  • Pet of the week

    Todd is a 2-year-old male Treeing Walker coonhound. He is neutered, heartworm negative, and up-to-date on his vaccinations.

    Todd is a very well-mannered dog that does well with all people, kids and other dogs. He does appear to have a prey drive for small animals.

    He came to the shelter as a very thin stray and was never claimed, so staff is unsure whether Todd likes to hunt.

    Todd’s adoption fee of $100 includes neuter, all vaccines, heartworm test and flea, tick and heartworm preventative.

  • 4-H riders show their skills in the ring

    Aaron Hilgenhold, atop of Doc, waits to enter the show ring during Saturday’s gaming classes.

  • Smokey Bear’s birthday bash to include door prizes

    TELL CITY – Prizes will be given out during Smokey’s 70th birthday party, hosted by staff of the Hoosier National Forest.

    Although it is Smokey’s birthday, he’ll have something for every kid and also some door prizes.

    The party will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at Sunset Park in Tell City.

  • City hole

    A City Hall foundation wall stands exposed Monday evening while members of Cannelton’s board of public works and safety and common council meet inside.

    City officials had discussed water seeping through the wall into the room where they meet, and Street Commissioner David Marsh said it was due to insulation not being sealed. The wall had been sprayed with a rubber coating with additional sealing to be done during the approximately two weeks the hole would remain open.

  • At the fair

    This year’s 4-H fair sent youngsters, the growers of livestock and vegetables, photographers, pets, tractors, cooks and others to the local fairgrounds last week.

    Here’s a sampling of the sights available during the event.

  • Cannelcade to offer two music venues Friday


    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – This month’s Cannelcade of Music will begin at 5 p.m. Friday at Hargis Hafele Park on the river side of Cannelton’s floodwall, according to organizer Ralph Terry.

    People interested in singing can sign up on arrival to perform on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Depending on the number of participants, they may go into a rotation to perform more than once.