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  • Rockport Mayor Nedra Groves dies

    ROCKPORT - It was a tearful day at Rockport City Hall Tuesday for employees who learned Rockport Mayor Nedra Groves died Monday after she was taken to Owensboro Medical Health System by ambulance.

    She became ill during a council budget hearing being conducted in City Hall and collapsed shortly before the meeting ended. The cause of death was listed as an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

    She was 72 years old.

  • A bluegrass celebration in Derby
  • Angel Food menus for July available at News

    TELL CITY - July menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries' discount-food program are available at The News. The program offers $30 boxes of food, valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28 and an allergen-free box of food for $23. There are also meat and fruit and vegetable specials for the month.

    July orders are due by noon Tuesday and will be distributed from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. July 31. Orders can be placed online and paid for with a debit or credit card.

  • 2010 general election candidates

    Democrat

    Prosecutor-Robert L. Collins

    County Clerk-Jean Schulthise

    County Auditor-Connie Berger

    County Treasurer-Judy Pund

    County Sheriff-Lee Chestnut

    County Coroner-Charles Baumeister

    County Assessor-Mendy Ward

    County Commissioner District 2-Gary Dauby

    County Council District 1-Bob Glenn

    County Council District 2-Stanley Goffinet

    County Council District 3-Chester Mathena

    County Council District 4-Alan Cassidy

    Anderson Township Trustee-Becky Hagedorn

  • City will clean cemeteries

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Cemetery Sexton Charlie Davis is asking anyone who has items in city cemeteries to remove them by Aug. 9 for an annual cleaning.

    Items adorning gravesites are supposed to be affixed to headstones, he noted.

    St. Michaels and Old and new Cliff cemeteries will be cleaned, Davis said.

  • PC band to hold annual yard sale

    LEOPOLD - The Perry Central band is asking for donations for the band's annual yard sale.

    The date for the sale has been set for July 24 at Perry Central High School. All money earned from the event will go to the 2010-11 Commodore Marching Band program.

    If you have items you would like to donate, contact Jackie Contreras at 719-5796 or Kathy Blair at 843-4174. Donations will be accepted at the Perry Central School in the basement of the dome from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Republicans seek county-council seats

    PERRY COUNTY - Two Republicans filed candidacies for county-council seats ahead of a July 6 deadline, and a Democrat declared her intention to seek the Tobin Township trustee position.

  • 4-H'ers big week arrives

    TELL CITY - The week Perry County's 4-H'ers have been waiting all summer for has arrived. The Perry County 4-H Fair kicks off in earnest this evening with the 2010 king and queen contests, fashion review and foods auction.

    Exhibits open to the public Wednesday after a noon ceremony. A full schedule of events was published in Thursday's News.

    Wednesday Schedule

    The first major day of activities brings judging of goats and horse-and-pony halter and pleasure classes. Wednesday's activities wrap up with a sheep show at 7 p.m.

    Thursday

  • Community groups awarded $62,193

    TELL CITY - Grants totaling $62,193 have been presented to community groups providing substance-abuse prevention and treatment programs to Perry Countians as well as law-enforcement and school programs. The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee hosted its yearly grants program Friday morning at Bill and Dave's Smokin' Pit.

    Funds are generated by mandatory court fees and voluntary donations made by people entering into plea agreements. Grants are awarded in three areas: prevention and education, treatment and intervention and law enforcement and justice.

  • Library board discusses interstate services

    TELL CITY - Library Director Larry Oathout broke the news to board members July 7 that a new statute from the state would require the Tell City-Perry County Public Library to change their interstate agreements with Hancock, Breckinridge and Meade counties in Kentucky.

    The library currently has a general interstate library services agreement with the three counties that basically states, "You serve our patrons and we'll serve yours," Oathout told the board. But the state library recently informed him that agreement would no longer be acceptable.