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  • Traveling vet memorial will visit Hawesville next month

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. - Military veterans in Cannelton are joining with their brothers-at-arms across the river to make arrangements for the visit of a traveling memorial in May.

    A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall will be included, and the free event will also honor male and female veterans of other wars in which Americans have fought, said Dan Hayden of Cannelton's Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142. A Fort Hood display will also be featured at the event scheduled for May 12-14 at the Hancock County Fairground.

  • Mobile veterans-assistance office to visit April 22

    TELL CITY - A Disabled American Veterans "mobile service office" will visit American Legion Post 213, 1914 Main St., in Tell City, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. April 22.

    The "fully equipped national service office on wheels" will offer "straight answers about rights and benefits you earned through service to your country as well as free professional assistance with claims from a highly trained expert," Tony Craig, national service office supervisor, wrote in a letter announcing the visit. DAV membership is not required to receive assistance, he added.

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  • PC concert band competes Friday

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central student musicians will perform three works when they compete in a concert-band contest Friday at Castle High School.

    Music Director Rob Cason said the group is playing high-school-level music, even though the majority of its members are seventh-graders, and they're doing it well.

    "I'm trying to impress upon them that this is the most important thing we do all year," he said.

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  • Schergens Center cooking classes begin April 20

    TELL CITY - A six-week cooking class sponsored by the Perry County Learning Partnership and the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau kicks off Tuesday.

    Classes will be held Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Schergens Center in Tell City. James Rash, co-owner of the Carriage House Inn, is the first evening's instructor. Cost of the class is $10, which will help to cover expenses.

    A list of items to bring  and menus will be provided at time of registration.

  • Waupaca adding jobs as orders rebound

    TELL CITY - Perry County's largest employer will add up to 150 jobs in the next six months as it responds to an increase in orders and returns to an eight-hour work schedule.

    "We've seen a definite uptick in orders, both in the automotive and agriculture sectors, and that means more work within the plant," Ed Zellers, personnel manager for ThyssenKrupp Waupaca's Tell City foundry, said last week.

  • Power plant mercury emissions up, group says

    ROCKPORT - American Electric Power's plant at Rockport is 11th in a list of the top 50 emitters of mercury, by total pounds emitted, according to a report compiled by the Environmental Integrity Project.

  • Tell City eyes additional neighborhood funds

    TELL CITY - Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman received an update Tuesday on several grant-funded projects under way or soon to begin in Tell City, including a $4.4 million grant that will eliminate combination-sewer overflows in the city and expand the capacity of the city's wastewater treatment system.

  • Program redirects offenders' behavior

    TELL CITY - The Perry County commissioners approved at their regular meeting April 5 an annual renewal of a community-corrections grant that Traci Flamion said provides $167,545 each year.

    The Perry County director of community corrections said this will be the third year the county has received the money. In reporting its launch in November 2007, The News quoted Perry Circuit Judge Lucy Goffinet as describing it as "one step above probation, one step below prison" and "stricter supervision for the county's criminals."