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  • Cannelton addresses sewer issues

    CANNELTON – Two men ordered by city officials to correct sewer problems addressed the city’s board of public works and safety at their regular meeting Sept. 12.

    Chris Corley, 741 Green Meadows, said he received a letter in April requiring him to fix a leak his wife said a contractor couldn’t find. A worker from Braun Plumbing and Heating “dug 5 feet down,” but found no problem, Danielle Corley said. She added that the lines were “retested for about an hour” in attempting to find one.

  • County’s jobless rate up slightly, near state average

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s jobless rate was up by one-tenth of a percent in August, state unemployment statistics show, remaining near the statewide average.

    The state estimated 8.8 percent of the county’s 9,377-person work force was unemployed in August, up from 8.7 percent in July but a full percent below the 9.8 percent county jobless rate in August 2010.

    The county ranked 41st in unemployment among the state’s 92 counties in August. Statewide, 8.7 percent of Hoosiers were unemployed in the month.

  • Painting the town pink

    A small group of residents gathered at the City Park gazebo Thursday night to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a candlelight-vigil and balloon release. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Locking doors to homes, cars makes thefts less likely

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Several recent break-ins, most involving thefts of items from parked vehicles, have Tell City police officers reminding residents that keeping doors to homes, garages and cars locked is the best deterrent to becoming a victim.

    “We’re investigating theft reports in which someone has taken items from parked cars and, in one case, a home,” Lt. Alan Malone said Friday.

    Most of the break-ins took place in the 200 and 300 blocks of 12th through 15th streets.

  • Principal: Staff working to meet state requirements

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A family night and scholastic book fair were conducted the previous evening, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported at a regular Cannelton School Board meeting Sept. 22.

  • Hometown Competitiveness Kickoff

    Survey forms are available in .pdf format as an attachment below. Once printed and completed, they can be dropped off at The Perry County News or The Perry County Chamber of Commerce office at 601 Main St., Suite A. Surveys can be mailed to P.O. Box 82, Tell City, IN 47586.

    (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)

  • Fading slowly

    An old home near Huffman continues to defy time, its exterior fading each year but stubbornly hanging on to its identity. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Logo sought for city’s 175th celebration

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton will celebrate its terquasquicentenniel in 2012. For this 175th anniversary celebration, the Cannelton Foundation is sponsoring a logo contest. The winning design will be used on merchandising and advertising for the celebration. For more information, visit Cannelton.org or call Barbara Beard at at 547-7177 or 547-7816. The deadline for entries is Oct. 25.

  • Travel baseball teams to host scavenger hunt

    PERRY COUNTY – The Ohio Valley Heat travel baseball teams will sponsor a Perry County scavenger hunt Oct. 15.

    Sign-up will start at 6:30 p.m. at the TC Little League fields in the 10th Street parking lot. Cost is $25 per team, for up to a carload of participants, and $15 for a single entry.

    A $75 cash prize will be awarded to the first-place team.

    Participants and teams must take a digital camera or cell phone with a camera. The hunt will have three-hour time limit. The team with the most correct answers at the end will earn the cash prize.

  • Walk with students Wednesday

    TELL CITY – The community is invited to participate in International Walk to School in the USA Day Wednesday and walk on Tell City’s new sidewalk stretching from the Library to William Tell Elementary.

    The walk will begin at 7:15 a.m. from the library with the elementary students walking to William Tell and older students walking to the junior-senior high school. The rain date is Oct. 12.