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  • Leopold parade rescheduled for Sunday

    LEOPOLD – Leopold’s annual parade, postponed by rain from last weekend, will be held Sunday. The event will begin at 1 p.m. with lineup getting under way at 12:30 p.m. in the three staging areas.

    Floats will line up at Perry Central School with tractors and horse units assembling at the Leopold Conservation Club. Military entries and bands will gather at the former James Store.

  • Bell-ringers make big impact

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Coins and bills that disappear into red kettles each holiday season spend a little time in the dark interiors, but add up to deliver light into many lives.

    More than 90 percent of the funds collected through The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaigns in Perry County benefit people living here, according to Joan Hess.

  • Leopold Christmas parade postponed until Dec. 11

    LEOPOLD – Due to rain forecast for Sunday, Leopold’s Christmas parade has been postponed until 1 p.m. Dec. 11. The parade was scheduled for Sunday but Debbie Kelly said the decision was made Friday morning to reschedule the event.

  • River continues march higher; portions of Indiana 66 closed

    PERRY COUNTY – A flood warning continues for the Ohio River at Tell City. The river was forecast to rise above its 38-foot flood stage by early Thursday and will continue to rise to near 40.1 feet by early Sunday. Additional rises are possible next week.

  • Online surveys offered for competitiveness program

    TELL CITY – Perry County is participating in the Indiana Hometown Competitiveness program, an initiative to empower hometowns to enhance their prosperity and quality of life. The program has five pillars: youth, leadership, entrepreneurship, charitable wealth and rural families economic success.

  • Input sought by HTC entrepreneurship group

    TELL CITY – Perry County is participating in the Indiana HomeTown Competitiveness Program based on a successful application submitted by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.

    Indiana HTC concentrates on five areas called pillars: youth, leadership, entrepreneurship, charitable wealth and rural families economic success.

    The program is now in phase one of the project. During this phase, each pillar is performing an assessment on how Perry County currently stands in each area listed above.

  • Officer runs bus stop arm

    TELL CITY – An off-duty Tell City police officer allegedly ran a school-bus stop arm Nov. 11.

    Patrolman Bryce Hammack was driving his city-issued squad car at 16th and Mozart streets and stopped just the extended arm of the bus that morning.

    Hammack reported what happened to department officials. The driver of the bus, who said she was contacted by Police Chief Greg Hendershot, reported the incident as well the same day.

    The driver of the bus said Hammack was traveling eastbound and the sun was likely in his face at the time.
     

  • Lawn mower catches fire

    TELL CITY – A woman called Nov. 13 to report that her lawn mower had caught fire in woods at 4530 Sulphur Valley Road. Lori Cassidy called at 2:44 p.m. and Anderson Township firefighters were dispatched to the scene.

  • Woods fire on Cedar Road

    BRISTOW – Anderson Township and St. Meinrad firefighters fought a blaze in woods near Cedar Road Nov. 13. Susan Bobe, 5015 Cedar Road, placed a call at 3 p.m. advising that a fire in woods had knocked out power to the home.

    Anderson Township firefighters were at the scene until around 6 p.m.

  • William Tell goes to school