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  • Weekend fall tour in Cannelton, Bristow

    PERRY COUNTY - The 2009 Perry County Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour hits its zenith this weekend with major events in Cannelton and Bristow.

    Organizers of Cannelton's Heritage Festival Saturday said the mix of activities and attractions will blend history with arts and crafts for a truly family celebration. Bristow's 20th Octoberfest and car show Sunday will pack the central Perry County community with hundreds of classic cars and trucks spanning the automotive age.

    Cannelton Heritage Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

  • Resident ready to fight for police protection

    TELL CITY - Chaplin Road resident Roger Eckert was on the agenda for the Perry County commissioners meeting Monday, but couldn't make it due to illness. Sheriff Bob Glenn described his concerns in his absence, but didn't convey the passion behind them.    

    The sheriff said Eckert had called his department to report a problem, but no deputies were available to help him.

  • Off to school, on foot
  • Well-known Patoka Lake bald eagle dies

    PATOKA - Bald Eagle C52, which appeared in Department of Natural Resources shows at the state fair for the past eight years and with the DNR's Patoka Lake Interpretive Services for 20 years, years, died Tuesday while undergoing surgery.

    "Thousands of people became aware of the life of bald eagles through the program with C52," said Maria Abel-Crecelius, the park's interpretive naturalist in Birdseye.

  • Chair-plaiting demonstration Saturday

    CANNELTON - A chair plaiter will give demonstrations at the Perry County Museum during Saturday's Cannelton Festival. Demonstrations begin at 11 a.m. and will continue to 4 p.m.

  • St. Meinrad man killed in I-64 crash

    WARRICK COUNTY - A Spencer County man died Tuesday morning from injuries sustained in an accident on Interstate 64 in Warrick County.

    Glenn E. Vaal, 37, was pronounced dead at St. Mary's Medical Center shortly after the 5:45 a.m. crash. Police said he was a passenger in a car driven by 41-year-old Elizabeth Piper, of Tobinsport. Piper was traveling west when her car struck the rear of a crane truck driven by 59-year-old Victor Striegel of Jasper.

  • Not a color, a cause
  • Cannelton turned down for school stimulus funds

    CANNELTON - Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Al Chapman was disappointed, he said at a regular school-board meeting Sept. 24, that $1 million in stimulus funding he sought to help with planned construction work was disapproved.

    Several kinds of stimulus funding were available, he explained, and he had already reported some was approved that would fund new cafeteria equipment.

  • Ordinance could help city, traffic offenders

    CANNELTON - Cannelton city leaders will consider an ordinance at an upcoming meeting that would make violations of state laws punishable under local rules.

    Acting Police Chief Eric Dickenson said at regular meetings of the city's board of public works and safety and common council Sept. 14 the ordinance would help both the city and violators of traffic laws.

  • Council honors five with Partners in Pride

    TELL CITY - Five property owners have been selected for September's Partners in Pride awards. Tell City's Common Council presents traveling yard signs to homeowners and businesses each month from spring to early fall.

    The awards recognize owners who take good care of their properties and make them assets to neighborhoods. September's awards went to:

    • At-large Councilman Tony Hollinden chose Rudolph Family Dentistry at 740 Ninth St.

    • Councilwoman Dianne Rudolph chose Bill and Dolores Goffinet's home at 126 12th St.