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  • Nonprofit organizations encouraged to attend Sept. 1 Food Safety Day

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are 76 million food-borne illnesses each year in the United States, causing approximately 300,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths.

    Effective, proactive food- safety and sanitation programs can help prevent hazards before they occur. Food Safety Day can provide groups with information regarding safe food-handling practices.

  • Floodwall review has steep price

    CANNELTON - Cracks have been repaired in the floodwall at Cannelton, the city's floodwall custodian reported during a regular meeting of the board of public works and safety Aug. 10, but a costly inspection is required, if someone can be found to support it.

    Jerry Ball, better known as sewer-department superintendent for the city, reminded the board, as he explained in February, that the Federal Emergency Management Agency wants the floodwall to be accredited.

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  • Horse-rescue group seeks assistance

    PERRY COUNTY - They do what they do out of their love of horses, but they could use some help.

    Pat Reed and Jo Sodrel launched an effort 15 years ago to start protecting the horses of Perry County. Because the problems of neglect, abuse and lack of education haven't gone away, they've relaunched and expanded their efforts. The problems are bigger than they and the few working with them can handle, however, so they're reaching out for help.

  • Rescue group's needs offer varied giving opportunities

    PERRY COUNTY - Their list of needs is long and varied enough that just about anyone can find something to give to the Perry County chapter of Indiana Horse Rescue.

    Those who can give small cash donations should look for the group's cans at various locations around the county.

    Donations of larger amounts or of hay or other feed, medical supplies, fly spray, halters or "anything to do with horses" would be welcomed, said Pat Reed, one of the group's investigators.

  • Three join elementary faculty at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD - Members of the Perry Central School Board approved the hiring of new elementary teachers and a part-time instructional assistant during an Aug. 10 meeting.

    During a separate meeting Monday, the board heard no comment on the district's proposed 2010 budget and sent it toward a September adoption.

    At the recommendation of elementary principal Ray James, Ashley Meyer and Brandi Springer have joined the elementary school's faculty. Meyer will teach fifth grade while Springer will instruct first-graders.

  • News needs more sponsors to send papers to students

    PERRY COUNTY - Students in all three local school systems have long had chances to learn from The Perry County News, but tough economic times are threatening to cut that opportunity for many.

    The News provides newspapers to area classrooms through the generosity of sponsors, but the number of subscriptions they're providing has dropped dramatically, according to Joyce Dauby, who runs the Newspapers in Education program for The News.

  • Public gets place on board agendas

    TELL CITY - Members of the public will have regular opportunities to address the Tell City-Troy Township School Board at future meetings.

    Member Tom Holm regularly points out that members of the public don't attend their meetings, and did so again at the Aug. 11 regular meeting.

  • German Ridge Trail closed weekdays through Dec. 31

    TELL CITY - Sections of the German Ridge Trail in the Tell City Ranger District of the Hoosier National Forest will be closed weekdays from today through the end of the year.

    According to the U.S. Forest Service, the closure is to ensure the safety of trail users during the German Ridge Restoration Project, which includes a timber sale to remove selected pine trees.  

    The trail closure is from Mondays through Fridays only. The trail will remain open on weekends.

  • Residents can still register for prison-alert system offered by Indiana DOC

    BRANCHVILLE - The Indiana Department of Correction, in partnership with the Indiana Sheriffs' Association, continues to provide an automated system to alert residents living near a state correctional facility of public-safety emergencies.

    The Alert Notification Service keeps residents informed of prison escapes as well as any potential environmental hazards. Alerts were issued in the wake of escapes in March and in 2008 at Branchville Correctional Facility