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  • PC health fair Thursday

    LEOPOLD – Perry County residents interested in improving their health and wellness can find lots of help at the annual Perry Central Health Fair from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. This fair is co-sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital and includes booths and activities like health screenings, information booths, immunizations, healthy snacks, safety demonstrations and fire trucks and rescue vehicles to tour.  A free soup-and-salad supper will be offered until 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Mogan Ridge burn under way

    TELL CITY - Hoosier National Forest officials began burning approximately 750 acres in the Mogan Ridge area Wednesday. The prescribed burn was announced to local fire departments, Perry Central Community School and residents who asked to be notified.

    This week’s burn is concentrated on the south side of Mogan Ridge Road. The north side was burned last fall. For more information call the Tell City Ranger Station at 547-7051.

  • Man extricated after truck rolls over
  • Cronin handed 60-year prison stay

    TELL CITY - Sentenced Tuesday to a 60-year prison stay for a string of methamphetamine-related crimes, Kenneth Cronin accused prosecutors, police officers and even the judge presiding over the case for what he said was clear bias against him.

    Cronin blamed authorities for ignoring drug crimes committed by Derrick Stiles, who testified in Cronin's March trial that Cronin made and sold meth. Cronin asked why police couldn't produce the meth he allegedly sold Stiles.

  • Komen grant to aid breast cancer fight

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital will receive more than $41,000 for screening mammograms and educational programs under a grant from the Greater Evansville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

    The organization awarded 21 grants last week totaling $601,787.28 from several events, including the 2008 Komen Greater Evansville Race for the Cure, Bowl for the Cure events in Evansville, Owensboro, Ky., and Albion, Ill., other supporting fundraisers and individual and corporate donations.

  • Masters of the wind
  • Lost your job? Know how to claim your share of benefits

    Editor's Note: This article by Marc D. Allan was distributed to Hoosier newspapers by the Hoosier State Press Association. A reporter for 16 years at the Indianapolis Star, Allan works in university relations at Butler University in Indianapolis.

    INDIANAPOLIS - So you've lost your job. What should you do now? Well, if you've been laid off or downsized, your job's been outsourced or you're unemployed through no fault of your own, you might want to get to a computer - any computer connected to the Internet - and go to in.gov/dwd.

  • Five common problems that delay unemployment claims

    INDIANAPOLIS - WorkOne offers the public these tips to make applying for unemployment benefits easier.

    • Typos. Take your time. Read the form carefully and double-check your entries. If you submit the wrong Social Security number, date of birth or other information, you cannot change it yourself on the computer. You'll need to go to a state WorkOne Center or try to get through on the phone.

    • Qualifying factors. To receive benefits, you have to have been dismissed through no fault of your own.

  • Newspapers in Education inspires classroom discussions

    CANNELTON - Cannelton high-school teacher Donna Bryan said her students seem to respond better to assignments requiring them to read about and discuss local current events than they do with other written materials.

    The News sends newspapers to area classrooms as part of its Newspapers In Education Program, and Bryan said Wednesday she uses them in a variety of ways.

  • Prison officials plan meeting

    BRANCHVILLE - A community meeting Saturday morning at Perry Central Community School will give the public a chance to learn more about Branchville Correctional Facility.

    The 9 a.m. gathering will take place in the elementary cafeteria-gymnasium, Gil Peters, the correctional facility's superintendent said this month. He will share information about the facility, including changes made since the March 20 escapes by three people. He will also field questions and solicit input from the public.