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  • PC Substance Abuse grant cycle under way

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee is now accepting grant requests for the 2010-11 grant cycle. Deadline for submitting the grants is 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 1.  Copies of the application and comprehensive plan can be found on the Web site www.perrycountysubstanceabuse.org or by calling Diane Conner, coordinator, at 547-6538.   

    Grants will be awarded at the committee's annual grant award breakfast at 8 a.m., Friday, July 9 at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit in Tell City. 

  • Rising water closes sections of Indiana 66 on county's east side

    VINCENNES - A rising Ohio River has closed portions of Indiana 66 in Perry County. As of Friday afternoon the highway was closed: • from Indiana 62 at Sulphur to State Road 70 at Derby. • from Indiana 70 at Derby to State Road 166 at Rocky Point. • from Indiana 166 at Rocky Point to Indiana 237 in Cannelton. When encountering a flooded roadway, INDOT urges drivers to turn around and not drive through standing water.  

    According to the National Weather Service, most flooding deaths occur in automobiles.

  • Patoka Lake Heritage Day set for Saturday

    BIRDSEYE - Patoka Lake will host a Heritage Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the visitors center. Activities for all ages will include corncob darts, tomahawk throwing, clay crafts and old-time games. Interpretations of quilting and outdoor cast iron cooking will also be available for visitors.  Participants will also be able to hear the Moery and the Dillard families' stories as they visit the 1860s Moery cabin, reconstructed at the Patoka Visitor Center.  There will be dulcimer lessons at 11 a.m.

  • Library to celebrate National Children's Book Week

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Perry County Public Library will celebrate National Children's Book Week today through May 15. The week is an opportunity for libraries to promote the joy of reading to children. This year, the library will have a "Spot the Plot" riddle book of rhymes for children to solve. Pictures posted on walls in the children's department will give clues about classic stories, encouraging children to become super sleuths as they solve the mysteries.

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  • Chestnut roasts opponents in primary

    TELL CITY - His face nearly as crimson as the T-shirt on his back, Lee Chestnut celebrated a victory in the race to become the next Perry County Sheriff.  The 34-year-old received 66.7 percent of the vote, easily outdistancing fellow Democrat challengers Lynn Wooldridge, Joe Lackey and Bill Schroeder.

  • Franzman loses District 1 race

    TELL CITY - A man who has sat on the county council for more than 25 years will be absent in 2011 after a narrow loss in Tuesday's primary race for county council. Pete Franzman lost by 62 votes to Bob Glenn in the District 1 race. In his final year as county sheriff, Glenn pulled in 52.5 percent of the vote.

  • Pund wins primary race for treasurer

    TELL CITY - Judy Pund won nearly 60 percent of Tuesday's vote to defeat JoAnn Smith in the primary race for treasurer.  Pund, a longtime bank employee who said she was looking for an opportunity to serve the public, received 2,470 votes to Smith's 1,703.  "I'm very happy and want to thank my family and friends," Pund said Wednesday.

  • Dauby ekes out win

    TELL CITY - Chris Coyle's bid for the District 2 seat on the board of county commissioners came up only a few votes short.

  • James, Williams, Flamion win PC board seats

    LEOPOLD - A race among five candidates for three seats on the Perry Central School Board will see incumbents Larry James and Earla Williams return to the board for new four-year terms.  Also elected was Joe Flamion, who will replace Stephen Poole. 

    In District 1, Joe Flamion received 891 votes while Stephen Poole received 776. In District 2, James received 935 votes with Allen Goffinet receiving 505. Williams, who was running in District 3, received 1,110 votes.