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  • Women to be honored for giving

    TELL CITY - Friday will be Celebrating Women in Philanthropy Day, an event enshrined in a proclamation signed by the county commissioners at their May 19 meeting.

    The request was made by Emily Winter of the Perry County Community Foundation's Women for Women. The observance will include a luncheon "and they will be celebrating women in the community and awarding grants to the organizations to support women and girls," County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said.

  • Survivors luncheon to kick off Relay

    LEOPOLD - The Perry County Relay For Life committee invites cancer survivors of all ages to the survivor luncheon June 12 to kick off the Perry County Relay For Life.

    The meal will be served at noon with photographs being taken afterward courtesy of Danny Bolin Photography.

    For more information regarding the luncheon or to RSVP, contact Jamie Smith at 836-4577, Pam Krygielka at 836-2712 or Gail Edwards at 843-5233.

    The luminaria committee members are looking for photographs of cancer survivors to display at this year's Relay For Life.

  • PCMH to offer various CPR classes

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City will hold two different CPR classes in June.

  • River Sweep set for June 19

    PERRY COUNTY - Do you enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, water-skiing, or just sitting on the banks of the Ohio River, enjoying the beautiful scenery associated with the river?

    If so, you might like to contribute to the annual River Sweep, in which people join at various points along the river to scour its banks of the debris that has accumulated since last year's event.

    Kenneth Smith, director of the Perry County Recycling Management District, said this year's River Sweepers will work from 9 a.m. until noon June 19, when the district will treat the volunteers to lunch.

  • Horse rescuers get girl power, financial assistance

    PERRY COUNTY - Indiana Horse Rescue South recently benefited from people power offered up by several Girl Scout troops and a donation from a woman who wanted to help after reading about a mule the group aided.

    The all-volunteer organization exists solely on donations, according to information at its Web site, www.ihr south. com, "so every dollar donated goes to help the horses."

  • Free fishing offered this weekend

    INDIANAPOLIS - Kids and adults can fish for free Saturday and Sunday at recreation areas located across Indiana that are planning fun fishing derbies, casting clinics, fish-cleaning demonstrations and cooking classes.

    Hoosier adults do not need a license or trout or salmon stamps to fish Indiana waters this weekend. Children age 17 and younger do not need a fishing license at any time.

    All other fishing regulations will be in effect.

    Check out a new lake or river, or introduce friends and family to a favorite fishing spot.

  • Editor claims first-place award

    TELL CITY - Ongoing coverage of a 2009 prison escape earned Perry County News Editor Vince Luecke a first-place award in Landmark Community Newspapers' annual editorial contest. Winners were announced Thursday.

    Luecke's series of articles on the Branchville Correctional Facility escapes of Bobby Cockerell, Jerry Sergeant and Christopher Marshall, including a crime spree in Kentucky and eventual capture in Nebraska, took top honors in the ongoing-news category.

  • Nine co-valedictorians to lead Sunday commencement

    LEOPOLD - A 2010 graduating class 98 students strong will receive their diplomas Sunday at Perry Central Community School. The 2 p.m. ceremony will be held in the high-school auditorium and will feature nine co-valedictorians. Instead of offering individual speeches, the nine honor grads have combined their talents into a single address that includes a history of their class and tributes to parents, teachers and others who have helped them on their educational journeys.

  • Breaking News UPDATE Cannelton teacher injured in Hwy. 66 collision

    GRANDVIEW - The Spencer County Coroner’s office has identified a man killed in a two-vehicle collision Friday morning on Indiana 66.

    Gary Bingle, 47, of Silverdale Road, was the driver of a van that crashed head-on into a sport-utility vehicle around 6:20 a.m. The crash occurred east of Grandview.

  • Top students to look to future, take on challenge

    CANNELTON - Cannelton High School's valedictorian will look to the future and its salutatorian will take on challenges as the themes of their commencement addresses Saturday.

    The graduation ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the city's community center.