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  • Ferdinand-Pike Forest open house April 30

    FERDINAND – The 10 annual Ferdinand-Pike State Forest open house will be held April 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sycamore Shelters.

    A property-forest management tour will begin at 2 p.m. There will be displays about recreational activities, budget issues, staffing, major projects, invasive species control, and forest resource management. Property personnel will be available for questions and comments.

  • Bike riders will help hospital

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Teachers Association’s annual Wheels for Life Bike-athon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will begin at 9 a.m. April 30 at Myers Grade School in Cannelton.

    Cannelton police officers will escort the riders along a 10-mile route around town, according to Joan Goble, chairwoman for the fundraising event. A section of Myers playground will be designated for little riders to participate.

  • Absentee voting begins today

    PERRY COUNTY – Today is the first day to vote in person before an absentee voter board at the courthouse. Absentee voting will be set up in the commissioners meeting room from 8 a.m. through noon and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays. Absentee voting will be closed during lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m. each day.

    The office will also be open the two Saturdays before the election, April 23 and April 30 from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • Community will help choose name for mule

    PERRY COUNTY – A young mule whose mother was given a new lease on life through a rescue group will soon get a new name himself as part of a contest designed to raise awareness of the group’s efforts.

    A 6-year-old mare named Sissy gave birth March 27 to the male mule. Sissy, three other horses and a mule were removed last May by Indiana Horse Rescue South from conditions group members described as deplorable.

  • Commissioners tap Kleeman for planning council

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners voted in a special meeting Wednesday to appoint John Kleeman to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 10 Planning Council.

    Also seeking the appointment were Ed Morey and Don Neill, County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said.

    Kleeman was the only one who was qualified, Commissioner Tom Hauser said, “although the other two are very community-minded and have impressive resumes.”

  • Etienne named 2011 Lilly Scholar

    TELL CITY – Pat Crawford, board president of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced this year’s recipient of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.

    Ariel Etienne has been selected to receive the full-tuition, four-year scholarship to the Indiana college of her choice, as well as a stipend for required books and equipment.

  • Circus tradition continues

    TELL CITY – The Kelly Miller Brothers Circus, founded during the Great Depression, will visit Tell City next week. Shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. will feature elephants, horses, llamas, camels, clowns and a host of international circus stars.

    Perry County’s Fraternal Order of Police is hosting the circus as a fundraiser for the lodge’s projects.

  • Correctional facility earns high marks

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    BRANCHVILLE – One of the county’s largest employers has received high marks in a review of its programs and procedures.

    Branchville Correctional Facility has been recommended for reaccreditation by the American Correctional Association following the completion of a three-day audit. A three-person team toured the facility, interviewed staff and reviewed policies, procedures and practices.

  • Campers to get second overnight stay with cops

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Preparations were continuing for Camp With a Cop, Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson said at a regular meeting of the city’s common council April 11. An online application had been updated to reflect a second overnight stay for the campers, he said.

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  • Green Volunteer Day postponed

    TELL CITY - Due to high river levels, Saturday’s Green Volunteer Day has been postponed. Volunteers were to have picked up trash in the area of Sunset Park. The event will be rescheduled for a later date.