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  • Free plane rides to be offered Saturday

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – Looking for something new and exciting to do? Do you want to participate in an activity sure to have your kids talking about for weeks afterward? Then plan to attend Hancock County Airport’s second annual open house Saturday.

    Activities for the day include displays of civilian aircraft, skydivers, hayrides and free plane rides for kids from the Young Eagles program. It is for kids aged 8 to 18 and riders need to get their parents to sign a waiver for them to fly.

  • Ganging up against bullying

    Sally Wolfe, school counselor at William Tell Elementary School, accepts checks from Clarence Franchville (left) and Ron Crawford in support of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Falling Leaves Bicycle Ride Saturday

    ROCKY POINT – Perry County Parks and Recreation, Blue Heron Vineyards and Winery and the River Valley Bicycle Club are sponsoring their annual Falling Leaves Bicycle Ride Saturday.

    The tour includes routes consisting of a metric century (64 miles), a half century (32 miles) and a quarter century (16 miles). All rides travel through the hills of Perry County and at times pass through the Hoosier National Forest and along the Ohio River.

  • Cannelton officials approve EDC loan

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s Economic Development Committee and Common Council agreed in separate meetings Sept. 12 to loan Robert M. Moskos $60,000 for improvements he’s making to buildings on the city’s Seventh and Eighth streets.

  • Ranger district open house planned

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to attend an open house Oct. 6 at the Tell City Ranger District office. The office will be open from 4 to 6 p.m. with refreshments, door prizes and information on the forest.

    Co-sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, the event will celebrate 75 years of the Hoosier National Forest in Perry County and the Tell City community. There will be historic displays and information available on the 75th anniversary of the forest.

  • Two charged in Millstone break-ins

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    MILLSTONE – A Tobinsport man remains in the Perry County Jail after being charged with burglary and theft for his alleged involvement in a pair of July break-ins at a home on Millstone Road.

    Andrew T. Stout, 20, of 6408 Highwater Road, Tobinsport, was being held Friday on $10,005 cash bail. He was detained in Tell City Sept. 7 after police determined he was a suspect in the two burglaries. He was issued a criminal summons but was arrested and jailed Sept. 10

  • Kickoff event to take on carnival theme

    TELL CITY – Entertainment, games and food await the community as Perry County’s participation in the Indiana Hometown Competitiveness Program nears a public kickoff.

  • Call for Vendors for the Cannelton Heritage Festival

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival committee is accepting vendor applications for its Oct. 8 art festival.
    The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and booth fees are $20 for arts and crafts vendors. Artisans, and craftsmen are highly encouraged to apply.
    The festival only accepts booths with handmade or handcrafted items only.
    The committee is also accepting food booth applications. Booth fees are $25 for nonprofit and church organizations and $50 for businesses.

  • County leaders tout hometown program

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – A handful of Perry County leaders gathered in the Schergens Center Sept. 12 to talk about the launch of the Indiana Home Town Competitiveness program in the county.

    Cheri Taylor, Perry County’s IHTC community coordinator, addressed the crowd first, explaining the program’s origins and what the committee will do in the first stage of the project.

  • Parks board to receive FEMA funds

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel said Wednesday the county’s parks and recreation department will receive some money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help pay to repair flood damage at the department’s Derby and Magnet riverside parks.