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  • Unique baskets for sale at Heritage festival

    CANNELTON - Students in Free Enterprise, a student organization from Western Kentucky University, will sell unique, high-quality baskets from Kenya at the Cannelton Heritage Festival Oct. 10.

    Amber Hanan, president of SIFE, said the baskets were created by the Women Weavers Cooperative of Kasigau, Kenya. The group traveled to Kenya in July to collect more than 250 baskets to bring back and sell.

    "We bought ones that we thought would sell in the U.S. It was hard (to chose) because they were all high quality and beautiful," Hanan said.

  • Celebration Singers to perform at St. Paul's

    TELL CITY - As part of the year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of St. Paul Catholic Church, the Celebration Singers will perform Sunday at 3 p.m.

  • Alzheimer's Walk Oct. 10

    TELL CITY - The Perry, Spencer and Dubious counties Alzheimer's Walk will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Tell City High School.

    Registration begins at 8 a.m. Tribute flags in memory of Alzheimer's loved ones with be read.

    Jennifer Scherzinger will sing, "I Will Remember You" and a balloon liftoff will take place. Door prizes will be distributed.

    To make donations or register a team, contact Cindy Kepler at 649-2276, Betty Cash at 547-3427, Polly Story at 547-2333 or Sarah Maddox at 367-2299.

  • Bristow plans Octoberfest, Car Show

    BRISTOW - The 20th annual Bristow Octoberfest and Car Show will be held Sunday. Live entertainment begins at 9 a.m. with the Cowan Boys. Smokey McCoy will be on stage at noon. There will also be a biscuit-and-gravy breakfast, pork-chop and chicken dinners provided by the Perry Central band, ice cream, hamburgers, bratwurst, bean soup and other refreshments. Children's activities and craft vendors will also be available. For more information contact Matt Esarey at 843-5176 or Shirley Gayer at 836-2386.

  • First State Bank selling mums

    TELL CITY - First State Bank is selling mums for $5. Proceeds will benefit the First State Bank 2010  Relay for Life team. Mums in assorted colors can be purchased at all four locations in Perry and Spencer counties.

  • Library to host Teen Read Week

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Perry County Public Library will host Teen Read Week from Oct. 19 through Oct. 24. Young adults are invited to stop in and browse the young adult section of the library. Selections offered include graphic novels, large-print titles, new magazines and audio books.

  • PC earns Gold Star counseling Award

    LEOPOLD – The Indiana Department of Education has named Perry Central Junior-Senior High School as one of 18 Indiana schools to receive the Indiana Gold Star School Counseling Award in 2009.

    Gold Star schools undergo a rigorous process to raise student achievement by creating local community advisory groups that review student data, set specific student goals and commit to maximizing the time and skills of the school counselor. The official award presentation will be at the Indiana School Counselor Association fall conference in Indianapolis Nov. 12.

  • Tell City business destroyed by fire

    TELL CITY - A pre-dawn fire destroyed a business on Tell City's north side Wednesday, closing Indiana 66 for more than five hours and sending up a plume of smoke that lingered after sunrise.

    Tell City firefighters were called to Tri-State Diesel and Automotive Center at 1:17 a.m. after a police-department dispatcher received calls that flames were visible from the metal-clad building in the 1800 block of Main Street. Indiana 66 shares its name with Main Street inside city limits north of Payne Street.

  • Aquatic life getting bigger swimming holes

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners passed two bids for culvert work to the county's highway superintendent and U.S. Forest Service representatives for review during a regular meeting Sept. 23, then approved the lower offer later in the meeting.