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  • Call goes out for '09 River Sweep

    PERRY COUNTY - The call is going out for River Sweep 2009, and local organizers hope to see the excellent turnout that has become normal for the annual riverbank cleanup effort.

    Paul Alvey, executive director for the Perry County Recycling Management District, notes in a letter to teams and sponsors who have helped in past cleanups that it has been occurring in the Ohio River Basin since 1948.

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  • Board confirms road closure

    CANNELTON - "It's the rainiest season of the year," Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said at a special meeting of the city's board of public works and safety April 21. "We can't do something and then watch it wash away."

    The meeting was called to discuss unstable ground in the Clifton Heights area and what to do about its effect on city roads there. As they had already done at an April 13 meeting, before they had an opportunity to visit the area, the board opted to temporarily close it to through traffic to await better weather.

  • Derby racer takes second

    MOUNT PLEASANT - Mount Pleasant resident Andy Goffinet earned second place Saturday in what he called the second-largest demolition derby event in Illinois, "where most of the big derbies are held."

    Driving a "fresh" 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier, one never run in a demolition derby previously, Goffinet said he could have taken the $1,000 first prize if race officials hadn't opted to pull apart three locked-together cars. He was the last one moving in the Spring Explosion in Georgetown, Ill., event, he said, which normally would have made him the winner.

  • Cannelton students' donation helps animals look their best

    CANNELTON - Cannelton third-graders donated a new grooming kit to the staff of the Perry County Animal Shelter Friday, then enjoyed a tasty thank-you offered by the staff.

    The grooming kit was purchased through a Learning to Give grant sponsored by The League, according to their teacher, Joan Goble.

    The organization encourages youngsters to contribute to their communities through projects such as planting trees and collecting food for the hungry

  • Tree-planting will honor Kellems Monday

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee will plant a tree at Gazebo Park at 9 a.m. Monday in memory of Kenneth Kellems and his service to that organization, according to Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth.

    "Having served on this committee myself, I can tell you that Kenny was a valuable resource to the group," she said.

    Tell City police detective Alan Malone and Cannelton Mayor Morris "Smokey" Graves will speak.

  • Second notices ease fee collections

    TELL CITY - County residents responded very well to a second notice sent out to those who failed to respond to their annual Perry County Recycling Management District user fee bills, district Executive Director Paul Alvey said at a regular board-of-directors meeting April 23.

    "We tried something just a little bit different this year - we sent a second notice out to some folks who may have forgotten to pay their fee, and we've had a very, very positive response to that second notice."

  • Cannelton students participate in annual science fair April 9

    CANNELTON - Cannelton City Schools preschool through high-school students participated in an annual science fair April 9 at the Cannelton Community Center.

    Those in fifth and lower grades showcased class projects, while older students were judged on individual and small-group projects on various types of scientific studies, according to Joan Goble, a third-grade teacher who said projects included recycling paper, water studies, sound travel, airplane flight and more.

  • Group offering grant help

    PERRY COUNTY - A workshop for people who'd like to apply for Perry County Substance Abuse Committee grant funds will begin at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Perry County Memorial Hospital's first-floor education room.

    Applications and guidance will be available and any questions will be answered, according to Mary Raider, committee chairwoman. She can be reached at (812) 568-4172 for further information.