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  • Volunteers needed for June 18 Ohio River Sweep

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers who contribute a few hours of their time next month for the 2011 Ohio River Sweep will be treated to lunch, but the real reward, Perry County Recycling Management District Director Ken Smith said Thursday, comes in helping to improve a shoreline in big need of a cleanup.

    “We provide everything, even a free T-shirt,” Smith said, adding that volunteers are what are needed most.

  • Speakers: Cannelton needs its library

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    CANNELTON – Only a handful of residents joined members of the Cannelton Public Library Board Thursday as it held an open public forum for the community to voice its concerns about talks of the library merging with the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. Members of the Tell City-Perry County library board were also present to help answer questions.

  • Honoring our veterans

    Eric Schaad places a U.S. flag next to a grave in Greenwood Cemetery in Tell City Thursday. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Flooding had minor impact on port-rail operations

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Hoosier Southern Railroad employees had to clean mud out and put electronics back into a rail-car scale after April flooding which reduced rail traffic and caused pig-iron shipments to take to highways.

  • Humane Society wants to help animals hit by cars

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County president invited the county commissioners to attend a June 14 meeting of the Humane Society chapter and told them he’d also invited police dispatchers.

  • Fiesta Grande ribbon-cutting scheduled for Friday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon-cutting for Fiesta Grande at 11 a.m. Friday to celebrate completion of a new outdoor dining area.

    Fiesta Grande is located at 27 Indiana 66 in Tell City and is open for lunch through dinner daily.

    It also operates the Borderline Cantina that adjoins the restaurant.

    The public is invited to attend and celebrate with Fiesta Grande. For more information, call the restaurant at 547-7110 or the Perry County Chamber of Commerce at 547-2385.

  • Two hurt when motorcycle hits deer

    PERRY COUNTY – An Indianapolis man and his passenger were injured at approximately 9:35 p.m. Sunday when the motorcycle they were riding hit a deer.

    State police reported Craig E. Marvel, 46, Indianapolis was traveling east on Parks Road near Magnet Valley Road on his 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle when a deer entered the roadway. Marvel did not have time to react and hit the deer.

  • Blay headlining Friday Blue Heron event

    ROCKY POINT – Blue Heron Vineyard will host its annual summer concert series beginning Friday at Blue Heron Farm. The farm is located at 7757 Indiana 66 east of Rocky Point.

    Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and guests are invited to come early, peruse the grounds and drink wine. Visitors can also tour the nearly Celtic cross on the winery grounds.

    Concert guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets. All performances begin at 6 p.m.

  • Reed honored for patriotic project

    Sam Reed donated this assembled patriot puzzle depicting a bald eagle and the nation’s colors with 1,000 pieces to Moose Lodge 1424. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Joint service planned for Sunday in City Hall Park

    Veterans groups will come together around noon Sunday for a joint Memorial Day service in City Hall Park. The annual tribute to men and women who gave their lives in defense of our nation will follow visits to local cemeteries by American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars members.

    Cannelton American Legion members will visit several cemeteries Monday and will conclude their tributes with ceremonies in Cannelton’s Gazebo Park at 11:55 a.m. and in Hargis Hafele Park at 12:05 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend local tributes to veterans this weekend.