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  • Run, walk set for Oct. 10

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will sponsor a mile-long run and walk in conjunction with Cannelton's Heritage Fest. The event will begin at 7 a.m. Oct. 10 with registration at 6 a.m. in the Myers Grade School lobby. Participants can also pre-register at the school. Flyers and applications may be found in various businesses around Cannelton and at the school.

    Cost is $10 per person and includes a T-shirt. All proceeds will benefit the Cannelton Elementary PTO. Early registration will ensure correct T-shirt sizes.

  • Patoka Lake offers September events

    PATOKA LAKE - Patoka Lake will be the site of several events in September, including a disc golf tourney, water tour and music event.

    A disc-golf tourney will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Patoka Lake Newton Stewart State Recreation Disc Golf Course.

    For more information visit www.onetimediscgolf. citymax.com/PatokaLakeMarinaOpen.html or call Scott Bateman at (812) 639-7145.

  • 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.