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  • Falling Leaves bike tour set for Sept. 26

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Parks and Recreation, Blue Heron Vineyards and the River Valley Bicycle Club announce their annual Falling Leaves Bicycle Ride Saturday, Sept. 26.

    The tour includes routes of 100, 80, 40 and 15 miles that travel through the scenery of Perry and Spencer County, at times through the Hoosier National Forest and along the Ohio River. The past few years, this ride was called Bridge-to-Bridge.

    The rides begin and end at Blue Heron Farm at 7757 Indiana 66 E , just one mile from Rocky Point at the junction of Deer Creek Road (County Road 5).

  • Opposition arises over recovery center

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners listened at a regular meeting Wednesday to people opposed to the siting of a recovery home for substance abusers at 5150 Girl Scout Road. The opponents' message was clear: Yes, Perry County needs such a facility, but no, don't put it in our neighborhood.

  • Physicians ill at ease with health-care proposals

    TELL CITY – A group of physicians and other health-care professionals familiar with listening to medical symptoms offered their own diagnosis last week about proposed national health-care reform. They met last Monday at Perry County Memorial Hospital with U.S. Rep. Baron Hill, who as a leader of conservative Democrats, has been in the crossfire of the health-care reform debate.

  • Three injured in Thursday crash

    CANNELTON — Three people suffered minor injuries Thursday afternoon in a collision involving three vehicles at the intersection of Indiana 237 and Sparkle Road.

    According to Trooper Brent Hoover, Amy Poehlein of Cannelton was traveling north and failed to see that a vehicle traveling in the same direction in front of her, driven by Ashley M. Shephard of Cannelton, had stopped in order to turn onto Sparkle Road.

  • PC band offers outside-the-box performance

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Marching Commodores will perform a show they call "Boxed In" this year, which features "all original music written for us," Music Director Rob Cason said Friday.

    His 31 performers, only one of whom is a senior and over half of whom are seventh-graders, have performed at one football game so far, and "it went really well for being a very young group," he said. "It was better than our first game the last two years."

  • County's unemployment rate jumps to 11.2 percent

    TELL CITY – Perry County's unemployment rate swelled by 1.1 percent in July as an enduring weak labor market left more local workers seeking jobs.

    The Indiana Department of Workforce Development, in its report of July's unemployment data, said the county's jobless rate increased to 11.2 percent during the month, up from 10.1 percent in June and 9.9 percent in May.

    July's county rate was more than twice the July 2008 rate of 5.1 percent.

  • TC paving begins Tuesday

    TELL CITY – As part of the Tell City Street Maintenance Program, the city will be paving in the Hospital Road and Park Avenue areas, as well as, the Rolling Pines area Tuesday through Thursday. The paving of Park Avenue is in conjunction with the installation of curb and guttering along Park Avenue in the area of The Springs residential housing project.

    Roadways will remain open during the paving process. However, the flow of vehicles will be limited to local traffic and delays may be experienced.

  • Poker run set for Sept. 19

    TELL CITY – The Big John Williams Memorial Poker Run will be Sept. 19 beginning at Braunie's Bar in Tell City. Sign in begins at 9 a.m. with all bikes out by 11 a.m. and back in by 4:30 p.m.

    Cost is $15 with food included. All vehicles are welcome to participate in the event, where door prizes and a half-pot prize will be given away. Proceeds will go to the John Williams Memorial Scholarship. For more information call 547-8803 or 719-0176. Rain date is Sept. 20.

  • Cooking class Sept. 29

    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus will host a cooking class led by Chef Doug Zuelka. The first class is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29.

    The menu consists of a seafood scampi appetizer, vine ripened beefsteak tomato and mozzarella salad drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette dressing and heirloom basil, followed by an entrée of chicken marsala atop whole-wheat noodles with fingerling baby carrots and topped off with a grilled lemon meringue cake. The class is $10 per person. Space is limited. For reservations or more information, call 547-2333.

  • Passport fair set

    TELL CITY – The Tell City post office will host a passport fair 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 19. Anyone wanting to complete an application for a U.S. passport must bring a government-issued ID, such as a driver's license, and a copy of the person's birth certificate issued and certified by a county or state health department.

    Applicants may provide photos or the post office can take the applicant's photo during the passport fair. Passport applications are available at the post office.