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  • Sidewalk Art

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  • Everyone invited to ‘hometown’ carnival

    TELL CITY – A kickoff event to Perry County’s participation in an Indiana Hometown Competitiveness program will offer entertainment, games and low-cost refreshments Friday.

    A carnival-style program is set for 5 to 8 p.m. at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds and will launch the first phase of the project, which will explore the county’s strengths, weaknesses and opportunities in the fields of youth, leadership, entrepreneurship, charitable wealth and rural families’ economic success.

  • City considers lawsuit against developer

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “Is she ever going to clean up the parking lot down there, the tires that are laying around by the old Heck Building?” Cannelton Common Councilman Bruce Myers asked at a regular meeting Sept. 12.

    He also wanted to know how much Carolyn Barr owes in fines to the city.

  • Coroner: Man who killed himself was from England

    ST. CROIX – Perry County Coroner Charlie Baumeister has released some information about a body found Monday morning on an access road leading to Celina and Indian Lakes.

    Baumeister said a 24-year-old male from London, England, found inside a rental car parked near a trailhead, died of asphyxiation.  Baumeister ruled the death a suicide.

    The name of the man is not being released until family members in England are notified.

  • Free plane rides to be offered Saturday

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – Looking for something new and exciting to do? Do you want to participate in an activity sure to have your kids talking about for weeks afterward? Then plan to attend Hancock County Airport’s second annual open house Saturday.

    Activities for the day include displays of civilian aircraft, skydivers, hayrides and free plane rides for kids from the Young Eagles program. It is for kids aged 8 to 18 and riders need to get their parents to sign a waiver for them to fly.

  • Ganging up against bullying

    Sally Wolfe, school counselor at William Tell Elementary School, accepts checks from Clarence Franchville (left) and Ron Crawford in support of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Falling Leaves Bicycle Ride Saturday

    ROCKY POINT – Perry County Parks and Recreation, Blue Heron Vineyards and Winery and the River Valley Bicycle Club are sponsoring their annual Falling Leaves Bicycle Ride Saturday.

    The tour includes routes consisting of a metric century (64 miles), a half century (32 miles) and a quarter century (16 miles). All rides travel through the hills of Perry County and at times pass through the Hoosier National Forest and along the Ohio River.

  • Cannelton officials approve EDC loan

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s Economic Development Committee and Common Council agreed in separate meetings Sept. 12 to loan Robert M. Moskos $60,000 for improvements he’s making to buildings on the city’s Seventh and Eighth streets.

  • Ranger district open house planned

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to attend an open house Oct. 6 at the Tell City Ranger District office. The office will be open from 4 to 6 p.m. with refreshments, door prizes and information on the forest.

    Co-sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, the event will celebrate 75 years of the Hoosier National Forest in Perry County and the Tell City community. There will be historic displays and information available on the 75th anniversary of the forest.

  • Two charged in Millstone break-ins

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    MILLSTONE – A Tobinsport man remains in the Perry County Jail after being charged with burglary and theft for his alleged involvement in a pair of July break-ins at a home on Millstone Road.

    Andrew T. Stout, 20, of 6408 Highwater Road, Tobinsport, was being held Friday on $10,005 cash bail. He was detained in Tell City Sept. 7 after police determined he was a suspect in the two burglaries. He was issued a criminal summons but was arrested and jailed Sept. 10