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  • Bear Hollow event features chain-saw carving

    ST. CROIX — Chain-saw carvers from around the country will come to southern Indiana Sept. 18-20 to show their skills carving intricate designs from blocks of woods using only a chain saw. The competition and demonstration is the highlight of the annual Bear Hollow Fall Fest, which is expected to attract 15,000 people.

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  • Fall Sports Extravaganza Wednesday

    TELL CITY - The Tell City High School Fall Sports Extravaganza will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with a parade.

    The route will start at the corner of Washington and Main streets, continue to Jefferson Street and then east to 15th Street.

    A pep rally will follow at Legion Field at the conclusion of the parade. The Pep Club, who sponsors the event, encourages the community to support this event.

  • Horse show set for Oct. 3

    BRANCHVILLE - The Branchville Conservation Club will hold a horse show Oct. 3. The show begins at 4 p.m. with port chop dinners available at 3 p.m.

    Perry Central High School FFA members will sell desserts. Also, for a $5 donation, the public will receive a ticket for a chance to win a 2009 Chevy Silverado.

     

  • Falling Leaves bike tour set for Sept. 26

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Parks and Recreation, Blue Heron Vineyards and the River Valley Bicycle Club announce their annual Falling Leaves Bicycle Ride Saturday, Sept. 26.

    The tour includes routes of 100, 80, 40 and 15 miles that travel through the scenery of Perry and Spencer County, at times through the Hoosier National Forest and along the Ohio River. The past few years, this ride was called Bridge-to-Bridge.

    The rides begin and end at Blue Heron Farm at 7757 Indiana 66 E , just one mile from Rocky Point at the junction of Deer Creek Road (County Road 5).

  • Opposition arises over recovery center

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners listened at a regular meeting Wednesday to people opposed to the siting of a recovery home for substance abusers at 5150 Girl Scout Road. The opponents' message was clear: Yes, Perry County needs such a facility, but no, don't put it in our neighborhood.

  • Physicians ill at ease with health-care proposals

    TELL CITY – A group of physicians and other health-care professionals familiar with listening to medical symptoms offered their own diagnosis last week about proposed national health-care reform. They met last Monday at Perry County Memorial Hospital with U.S. Rep. Baron Hill, who as a leader of conservative Democrats, has been in the crossfire of the health-care reform debate.

  • Three injured in Thursday crash

    CANNELTON — Three people suffered minor injuries Thursday afternoon in a collision involving three vehicles at the intersection of Indiana 237 and Sparkle Road.

    According to Trooper Brent Hoover, Amy Poehlein of Cannelton was traveling north and failed to see that a vehicle traveling in the same direction in front of her, driven by Ashley M. Shephard of Cannelton, had stopped in order to turn onto Sparkle Road.

  • PC band offers outside-the-box performance

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Marching Commodores will perform a show they call "Boxed In" this year, which features "all original music written for us," Music Director Rob Cason said Friday.

    His 31 performers, only one of whom is a senior and over half of whom are seventh-graders, have performed at one football game so far, and "it went really well for being a very young group," he said. "It was better than our first game the last two years."

  • County's unemployment rate jumps to 11.2 percent

    TELL CITY – Perry County's unemployment rate swelled by 1.1 percent in July as an enduring weak labor market left more local workers seeking jobs.

    The Indiana Department of Workforce Development, in its report of July's unemployment data, said the county's jobless rate increased to 11.2 percent during the month, up from 10.1 percent in June and 9.9 percent in May.

    July's county rate was more than twice the July 2008 rate of 5.1 percent.