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  • Rome landmark added to most-endangered list

    ROME - The former county courthouse in Rome is a new addition to a list of threatened Hoosier landmarks. On Monday, Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana announced its 10 Most Endangered, an annual list of landmarks in jeopardy.

    New on the list for 2009 is the Old Perry County Courthouse in Rome. Built in 1819, the courthouse lost its government role in 1859 when the county seat moved to Cannelton. After the county government departed, the Rome courthouse transitioned to use as a school, remaining the centerpiece of the shrinking community.

  • Letter carriers' food drive is Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY - The National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, will conduct its annual food drive Saturday in Perry County.  

    Postal patrons may donate to the food drive by placing nonperishable food items like canned soup or vegetables, pasta, cereal and rice at their mailbox before their letter carrier arrives Saturday.  

    Letter carriers ask that all items be in nonbreakable containers such as plastic cans, boxes or bags.

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  • Applications available for 2009 Camp with a Cop

    CANNELTON - Boys and girls who will enroll in sixth through ninth grades this fall are invited to apply for the 2009 Camp with a Cop program sponsored by the Cannelton Police Department. This year's camp has been named in honor of the late Cannelton Police Chief Kenny Kellems.

    The camp is scheduled for June 17-19 at the Victory Valley Church Camp east of Cannelton. Campers will go home after the first day of camp, Wednesday, June 17, and return the following day.

  • ACES walk postponed

    TELL CITY - Once again William Tell Elementary School plans to be part of the world's largest exercise class. Millions of children from all 50 states and almost 50 countries will exercise together at 10 a.m. Wednesday as part of All Children Exercising Simultaneously.

    The school invites the public to join in the event. Just park in the gravel lot in front of William Tell and meet behind the school as everyone assembles in that area at 9:50 a.m.

    In case of rain, the walk will be rescheduled for the next day at 9:50 a.m. For more information call the school at 547-9727.

  • Schools chief bristles at state mandates

    CANNELTON - Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said he has voiced his displeasure about the way ISTEP testing is being handled this year, which he called "unacceptable," and other changes originating at the state level.

  • Attorneys for Lanes in court today

    TELL CITY - Attorneys representing two men charged with the 1997 slaying of a Tell City woman will be in court today for hearings.

    Thomas Eugene Lane, 36, of 7076 Alamo Road, Tell City, and his cousin, Thomas Daniel Lane, 37, of 303 Washington St., Gentryville, have been held without bail since their April 15 arrests. Each faces charges of murder and attempted rape in the death of 21-year-old Deborah Mills Cioe.

  • Prison, jail close to visitors

    PERRY COUNTY - The ongoing threat of an Indiana outbreak of H1N1 influenza prompted the suspension of visits last week at Branchville Correctional Facility and the Perry County Jail.

    Officials said the steps will lessen the chances of infections there should the virus begin spreading across the state.

    As of Friday afternoon, there were only three confirmed Indiana cases of the virus. However, Indiana Department of Correction officials suspended visits to offenders at all of the state's adult and juvenile facilities.

  • County clerk remembered as warm, caring 'people person'

    TELL CITY - Doris Davis, Perry County's circuit-court clerk, died Friday morning after a battle with cancer. An employee of the clerk's office since July 1995, Davis was named clerk in February 2008.

    Flags flying above the county courthouse were lowered to half staff Thursday as co-workers and friends remembered Davis as a dedicated public servant and friend who made work fun.