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  • Horse rescuers get girl power, financial assistance

    PERRY COUNTY - Indiana Horse Rescue South recently benefited from people power offered up by several Girl Scout troops and a donation from a woman who wanted to help after reading about a mule the group aided.

    The all-volunteer organization exists solely on donations, according to information at its Web site, www.ihr south. com, "so every dollar donated goes to help the horses."

  • Free fishing offered this weekend

    INDIANAPOLIS - Kids and adults can fish for free Saturday and Sunday at recreation areas located across Indiana that are planning fun fishing derbies, casting clinics, fish-cleaning demonstrations and cooking classes.

    Hoosier adults do not need a license or trout or salmon stamps to fish Indiana waters this weekend. Children age 17 and younger do not need a fishing license at any time.

    All other fishing regulations will be in effect.

    Check out a new lake or river, or introduce friends and family to a favorite fishing spot.

  • Editor claims first-place award

    TELL CITY - Ongoing coverage of a 2009 prison escape earned Perry County News Editor Vince Luecke a first-place award in Landmark Community Newspapers' annual editorial contest. Winners were announced Thursday.

    Luecke's series of articles on the Branchville Correctional Facility escapes of Bobby Cockerell, Jerry Sergeant and Christopher Marshall, including a crime spree in Kentucky and eventual capture in Nebraska, took top honors in the ongoing-news category.

  • Nine co-valedictorians to lead Sunday commencement

    LEOPOLD - A 2010 graduating class 98 students strong will receive their diplomas Sunday at Perry Central Community School. The 2 p.m. ceremony will be held in the high-school auditorium and will feature nine co-valedictorians. Instead of offering individual speeches, the nine honor grads have combined their talents into a single address that includes a history of their class and tributes to parents, teachers and others who have helped them on their educational journeys.

  • Breaking News UPDATE Cannelton teacher injured in Hwy. 66 collision

    GRANDVIEW - The Spencer County Coroner’s office has identified a man killed in a two-vehicle collision Friday morning on Indiana 66.

    Gary Bingle, 47, of Silverdale Road, was the driver of a van that crashed head-on into a sport-utility vehicle around 6:20 a.m. The crash occurred east of Grandview.

  • Top students to look to future, take on challenge

    CANNELTON - Cannelton High School's valedictorian will look to the future and its salutatorian will take on challenges as the themes of their commencement addresses Saturday.

    The graduation ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the city's community center.

  • Grand finale
  • News welcomes summer intern

    SPENCER COUNTY - After finishing his second year of study at Indiana University's School of Journalism, Jacob Groves is joining the The Perry County News and Spencer County Journal-Democrat staffs as a summer intern.

    He began work last week and will spend 10 weeks covering news, writing features and taking photographs in the two counties.

    He is a participant in a Eugene S. Pulliam Internship Program that places college journalism students in newspapers across the state. The Hoosier State Press Association coordinates the interning process.

  • Couple's wedding balloons cut power to courthouse

    TELL CITY - A couple's courthouse marriage created real sparks Monday morning after balloons apparently released by the wedding party became snagged in power lines along Indiana 37, cutting power to the courthouse and damaging a generator control panel.

  • Perry Central Class of 2010 scholarship winners

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central High School hosted an awards program and reception Thursday for seniors earning scholarships and other academic honors. Students reported receiving $1,079,104 for pursuing higher education.

    Tiffany Alford, Ivy Tech Scholar, $6,000 a year for two years. Total, $12,000.

    Kelsie Bland, Sam Reed Scholarship, $190.

    Breanna Blunk, University of Southern Indiana Scholar, $5,540 a year for 4 years; Loren and Bernice Lanman Scholarship, $150. Total, $22,310.