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  • 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.

  • Area post offices won't close, despite rumors

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's post office did not appear on a Sept. 2 list of 413 proposed for closing, squelching a rumor Councilwoman Lynn Fulkerson said had a couple of residents concerned.

    She reported at a special meeting of the city's common council Aug. 27 she had heard a rumor the city's postal facility was to be closed.

    The meeting was a rescheduled gathering of the council originally set for Aug. 25 to discuss next year's budget. That meeting was bumped two days due to a lack of quorum.

  • Jail issues to be shared with public

    TELL CITY - The work of consultants who toured Perry County's jail and met with local officials this summer will be presented during a public meeting next week.

    James Robertson and Laura Maiello-Reidy spent two days in the county in early August, touring the 44-year-old jail and meeting with members of a committee exploring options that include constructing a new facility.

  • IDEM wants to sample water from local wells

    TELL CITY - The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is conducting a statewide groundwater quality survey and is looking for residential well owners in Perry County to participate. IDEM is in the first year of sampling, and hopes to revisit each of the sites annually, said Kris Vance, coordinator for Lincoln Hills Rural Conservation and Development.

    The sampling won't cost homeowners anything and they'll receive copies of the results. Individual results will be kept confidential with collected data helping to gauge the quality of groundwater in the area.