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  • Annual fall tour begins Saturday

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – October arrives Saturday, as does Perry County’s yearly Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour. The annual celebration of all things autumn will draw visitors to communities across the county for much of the month.

    Bev Minto, executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said interest in tour events has been strong, with events in Cannelton and this year’s Route 66 Yard Sale generating lots of calls to her office.

  • Dragging Main returns Saturday

    TELL CITY – What could possibly be better than July’s Dragging Main? How about another in October?

    Perry County resident Joe Morton, who inspired nostalgia in hundreds people this summer with an inaugural event that packed the city, has lined up a similar Dragging Main for Saturday.

  • Job resumes

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  • Delayed by typhoon, city, county reps make it to Japan

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A typhoon delayed their departure by a day, but Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and Perry County Development Corp. Executive Director Chris Kinnett landed in Japan last week as members of an Indiana trade mission to Japan and China.

  • ATTC to import production lines from Japan

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – ATTC Manufacturing will add four differential-case production lines, hire at least eight more people and get tax relief to do it if county council members continue an approval process they began Thursday.

    In a regular meeting, the council gave their preliminary OK to a tax abatement that would help the company move manufacturing equipment here from Japan.

  • Marching Marksmen offer money-saving coupons

    TELL CITY – The annual Marching Marksmen coupon-book sale is under way and will continue through Oct. 14.

  • March for Babies set for Oct. 2

    This year’s March for Babies supporting the March of Dimes will take place Oct. 2 at Old National Bank’s Main Street branch in Tell City and begins with sign-ups at 2 p.m.

    A brief ceremony at 2:30 will share information about the March of Dimes and its efforts at preventing premature births. The walk will begin at 3.

    There is still time to take part in the event. For more information, call Tammy Hatfield at 547-2746.
     

  • Family blessed with unexpected miracle

    Story by Trista Lutgring

    Life was busy for Tabitha and Tim Jones in 2006. The couple had a little 3-year-old daughter, were in the process of building their new home out in the country and Tabitha had just received a promotion at work. When they received news in May 2006 that Tabitha was pregnant with their second child, it was just another piece of great news for their growing family.

  • Clerk informs voters of registration deadline and absentee voting guidelines

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters that Oct. 11 is the last day to register to vote for the general election being conducted Nov. 8. Registration applications must be received in the office, by mail or in person, by the close of business that day.

    Voter registration forms and instructions for submitting them are available at the clerk’s office. Voters may also register at any office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or online at www.indianavoters.com.

  • In custody

    Assistant Reserve Commander Micah Jackson said a Rockport man was arrested Tuesday evening after allegedly trying to flee from police.

    While on patrol in Cannelton, Jackson said he observed Rodney A. Dukes operating a motor vehicle on Herzeele Street. Jackson believed Dukes’ drivers status was suspended and tried stopping Dukes’ car.

    Instead, Dukes sped away, eventually traveling east on Boyd Road and then north on Aster Road.