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  • Rains delay planting, cause other problems for Perry County's farmers

    PERRY COUNTY - Farmers might want to start singing "Rain rain go away, come again some other day" to help ensure a good planting season.

    Rhonda Eaton, county executive director for the U.S. Farm Service Agency, said the rains have delayed farmers from planting and in some areas have prevented planting by almost two weeks.

    According to an observed-precipitation map at www.water.weather.gov, Perry and Spencer counties have received between 20 and 30 inches of precipitation from January to June 18, the latest date for which data was available Friday morning.

  • Chapter chief seeks hurt-animals funds

    TELL CITY - Jim Carter believes dogs and cats hit by cars should be given a chance to live, or at least an examination to determine if they stand a chance. He also offered to help develop plans for dealing with pets in major disasters and suggested a plan be developed for preventing rabies epidemics.

    The president of the local Humane Society chapter told county commissioners in their regular meeting Wednesday he planned to ask the county council for funding to provide help for animals hit by cars.

  • Women for Women award two grants

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Women for Women, a fund of the Perry County Community Foundation, held its seventh annual Women in Philanthropy luncheon June 5 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. The women celebrated Perry County's Women in Philanthropy Day as proclaimed by the Perry County commissioners by presenting two grant awards.

    The Circle of 100, a giving circle of women, presented Tell City High School with $3,000 and Perry Central High School with $2,000. Each school developed a program to help promote self-esteem in girls.

  • PCJW sponsoring bingo booth at annual picnic

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Junior Women will have a bingo booth at the Moose Lodge 1424-sponsored Fourth of July Picnic at Zoercher-Bettinger Park in Tell City.

    Games will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. July 2 and from 6 to 10 p.m. July 3-4. The cost per game will be 25 cents to play one card or 50 cents for three cards. All players must be at least 18 years of age. The proceeds from the bingo booth will be used to carry out the organization's service projects.

    For more information, contact Sally Houzanme, project chair, at 719-5205.

  • Star party Saturday

    PATOKA LAKE - The public is invited to discover nebulae, star clusters, galaxies and much more as they explore the wonders beyond the earth at the Patoka Reservoir Beach starting at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday.

    Members of the Evansville, Louisville and the Stonebelt Stargazers of Bedford, will share their knowledge of the universe.

    Evening astronomy begins at 8:30 p.m. at the beach with tips for stargazing, followed by night sky viewing through telescopes. For more information call (812) 685-2447.

  • Family seeks donations

    TELL CITY - An open house to accept donations to help Staci and Brian Henderson of Hawesville, Ky., will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City.

    The couple lost everything in a June 2 house fire. Staci Henderson is the former Staci Powers of Tell City.

    Anyone who would like to donate items may do so at this time.

  • City leaders to discuss budget

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Common Council members will meet at 6 p.m. June 29 to discuss next year's budget. To be conducted in the council room at City Hall, the meeting will be open to the public.

  • Adventures with Nature Field Day

    TIPSAW LAKE - The Hoosier National Forest annual Adventures with Nature will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Tipsaw Lake.

    Activities include crafts, games and maple-syrup, rug weaving, pioneer-life and invasive-species demonstrations. Presentations include retrieval dogs, insects, river works, Native American life, furry friends and raptor programs. The gate fee will be reduced to $3 per car and door prizes will be given out every half hour.

    For more information call (812) 649-9136 Ext. 5. No pets are allowed at the event.

  • Talk to the prosecutor forum

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins will hold three forums where the public can ask him questions. The first will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Cannelton City Council Chambers, downstairs of the Cannelton Public Library.

    The second will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 29 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library in Tell City. A third one will be held in the northern part of the county at a later date.

    For more information call 547-2750.

  • Breaking NewsMishap sickens 40 at Splashin' Safari

    SANTA CLAUS - At least 40 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari guests were treated and released at a Jasper hospital Saturday evening after being exposed to liquid bleach and muriatic acid in the Bahari River area of the water park.