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  • Young riders to help save lives Saturday

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Teachers Association will sponsor its 33rd annual "Wheels for Life" bike-athon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Myers Grade School.

    The bike-athon consists of a 10-mile route around Cannelton. The Cannelton Police Department and other adult supervisors will ride along the route to protect the riders and direct traffic. Younger sponsored riders - those riding trikes or bikes with training wheels - will ride on a small route in the back playground at Myers.

  • Scam victim: 'Don't be like me'

    PERRY COUNTY - A local man who fell prey to a common scam is warning others to be wary of checks arriving by mail as part of what is purported to be sweepstakes, lottery winnings or proceeds of loans.

    The man said he received a check for $2,490 and was asked to purchase a $1,900 money order, which he did. The check never cleared and the victim is out the money.

    Consumer-protection groups warn Hoosiers to never cash checks from unknown sources and to never give out identifying information such as Social Security or bank-account numbers.

  • Corrections

    The News erroneously reported April 15 the dates a veterans tribute will be set up at the Hancock County Fairground in Hawesville, Ky. A traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and other tributes to military members' service will be on display May 12-16. More information can be obtained by calling Kay Haut at (270) 922-1971.

  • Voters may see TCHS-work question on fall ballot

    TELL CITY - Voters in the Tell City-Troy Township school district may get another chance in November to answer the question, "Should we fund improvements at Tell City High School?"

    Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne brought up the idea at a regular school-board meeting April 13.

    Twenty-three more votes were cast against proposed work than for it in a November referendum. That defeat followed a heated 2007 remonstrance that stopped what was then $16 million in proposed improvements.

  • Earth Day in City Hall Park

    Tell City Wellness 2010 will host a 6 p.m. Earth Day event today in Tell City's City Hall Park. There will be food, fellowship and a 2-mile walk and run. Tree seedlings will be given away. For more information, call Tony Hollinden at 547-3441 or City Hall at 547-5511.

  • Council candidates express views

    TELL CITY - Democrats hoping to retain or gain control of the county's purse strings provided glimpses April 15 into how they'll do the job if they survive this year's primary and general elections to serve on the county council beginning next year.

  • New Boston woman dies after vehicle lands in water

    NEW BOSTON – State police Wednesday night released the identity of a woman who drowned hours earlier when she apparently missed a stop sign north of New Boston and drove into a farm pond.

    Patsy C. Huff, 79, of 12989 North Indiana 545, was pronounced dead at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was transported by ambulance after being pulled from her submerged car an hour after the accident was first dispatched to rescuers at 2:16 p.m.

  • Nation's top hunters stalking turkey

    PERRY COUNTY - Some of the best hunters in the nation, many with their own televison programs, are in Perry County this week to talk turkey. They're also taking aim with their bows at the wary birds in hopes of winning valuable points in the Campbell's Outdoor Challenge.

    The televised hunting program is back in Perry County for a third year. Teams gathered Monday and scouted for birds Tuesday. They set out into the field Wednesday morning as the state's spring turkey-hunting season officially began.

  • Candidates asked about new jail

    Editor's note: Coverage of the sheriff portion is continued from Monday's edition.

    TELL CITY - The four men running for sheriff in May's fast-approaching primary were asked last week if they had thought about who they would name to the positions of chief deputy, jail commander and matron. Lee Chestnut, Joe Lackey, Bill Schroeder and Lynn Wooldridge weren't ready to name individuals who might get those jobs, though some said they would seek applicants.

  • Assessor seeks third term

    TELL CITY - Perry County Assessor Mendy Ward, first elected in 2002 and re-elected by voters in 2006, is seeking a third four-year term. She is unopposed in the May 4 primary.

    "If elected, I assure taxpayers this process will be fair and equal for all taxpayers. My staff and I take pride in the fact that our office is run effectively and efficiently with the taxpayers concern being the foremost of our focus," Ward said.