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  • 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.

  • County approves $69k in jail-construction expenses

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Redevelopment Authority continue to pay bills associated with the construction of the county’s jail, which is already proving its value in its higher capacity.

    “We were averaging 40 (inmates) at the old jail and we had 47 yesterday,” County Sheriff Lee Chestnut said at a meeting of the three-member board Aug. 13.

    Daily operations were continuing to improve, he said of the facility opened May 30.

  • Roaring tribute

    Weather and scenery were perfect Saturday for this year’s Big John Williams Memorial Ride.

    Proceeds from the annual rides go to scholarships awarded in honor of John A. Williams, who died in September 2008 at the age of 23.

    The 2003 Perry Central High School graduate was co-owner of Tell City Muffler.

  • Democrats question ethics of state-level Republicans

    Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: Following is the second of a two-part report based on an Aug. 21 visit to the News by state Sen. Richard Young, state-representative candidate and Perry County resident Chris Coyle, and Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody. Part 1 appeared in Monday’s edition.

  • Hello, future: Bicentennial to include time-capsule project

    TELL CITY - A time capsule to be sealed at the conclusion of Perry County’s bicentennial celebration this fall will deliver a treasure trove of information about today’s area to residents living here 50 years in the future.

    Items for the time capsule will be collected through the Nov. 1 celebration and will be opened in 2064, when Perry County will mark the 250th anniversary of its founding.

    The time-capsule project is being sponsored by the Perry County News, the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and Mulzer Crushed Stone.

  • County’s bicentennial celebration continues with manufacturing open houses Sept. 19

    PERRY COUNTY – Continuing a year-long Perry County bicentennial celebration, the month of September has been designated a time to celebrate manufacturing and business in the county. Eight area businesses will open their doors for members of the public to view their production facilities to celebrate Perry County’s 200th anniversary.

    Accent, American Colloid, ATTC Manufacturing, Best Home Furnishings, Parker Hannifin, Tell City Boat Works, Tell City Concrete and Waupaca Foundry will host tours at designated times Friday, Sept. 19.

  • Evening in Leopold

    St. Augustine Church in Leopold is silhouetted by the setting sun Monday evening.

    As the sun set to the west, a nearly full moon rose in the east. The full moon closest to the autumnal equinox rose Tuesday and was called the Harvest Moon.

    While most farmers’ crops are maturing quickly, the harvest season for corn and soybeans has yet to get underway. However, most gardeners are wrapping up their harvests.