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  • More than 225 Special Olympians due in county May 1

    TELL CITY — Special Olympics Indiana of Perry County and Saint Meinrad Archabbey's Cooperative Action for Community Development will host the 45th annual track and field and bocce meet at 9 a.m. May 1 at Legion Field in Tell City.

    "Everyone is welcome to attend this event," said Vicky Lutgring, county coordinator for Special Olympics Perry County. "I promise it will give you a better understanding of our Special Olympics athletes."

  • Candidates for sheriff: residents in rural areas want more patrols

    TELL CITY - Increasing patrols by deputies in rural areas of the county was a main topic of focus by the four men vying for the Democrat spot on the ballot for Perry County sheriff Thursday. A forum at the Schergens Center drew Lee Chestnut, Joe Lackey, Bill Schroeder and Lynn Wooldridge. They will face each other May 4.  Lackey said a lack of coverage has been one of the biggest issues he has heard from voters.

  • Breaking News Emergency responders search for woman after car enters pond

    NEW BOSTON - Emergency divers, police officers and first responders were searching a pond in New Boston Wednesday for a woman believed drowned when her car crossed over Indiana 545, entered the pond and submerged.

    Shortly before 2:30 p.m., paramedics and first responders were called to the intersection of Indiana 545 and Huffman Mill Road north of New Boston. Details were still sketchy, but it is believed that at least two people were able to exit the vehicle before the car completely submerged. Divers from Perry County and Indiana State Police were en route.

  • Offender ranks to grow by 96 at Branchville

    BRANCHVILLE - Branchville Correctional Facility will see its maximum population increase by 96 offenders, about 7 percent, over the next few months, officials at the medium-security facility said last week. Opened in 1982, BCF has a current maximum population of 1,340 offenders and with the increase, the maximum population will increase to 1,436.

  • Dogwood tour returns this weekend

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's annual rite of spring returns Saturday and Sunday with several stops across the county. The 48th Dogwood Tour brings a full day of activities in Cannelton, where the Cannelton Foundation will host events at the Perry County Museum and on Taylor Street between the blocks of Seventh and Eighth streets.  The museum will be open for tours and several craft and food vendors will be set up outside. The Cannelton Foundation will host a one-day letterboxing event in the city. See Page 2 for details.

  • Coroner candidates outline reasons for running

    TELL CITY - Charlie Baumeister wants to ensure coroner's duties are carried out professionally.

  • Plans in place for 2010 Camp with a Cop

    CANNELTON - Plans are being finalized for this year's Kenny Kellems Camp with a Camp, sponsored by the Cannelton Police Department.  Dates for this year's camp are Wednesday, June 16, through Friday, June 18. Youth entering sixth through ninth grades are eligible to attend and the cost is $25 per child.  Any child interested is encouraged to call the police department at 547-2111 or visit www.freewebs.com/ canneltonpd/.

  • TCJHS recycling phonebooks, other items

    TELL CITY - Tell City Junior High School is collecting old PSCI phonebooks until Thursday.  Send phonebook donations with any junior-high student or drop them by the school.  House points will be awarded for collecting the most books. TCJHS continues to collect old cell phones (battery included), laptops, ink jets, digital cameras, video cameras and MP3 players. 

    The school encourages the community to help in recycling these products. 

  • City schools to sponsor summer food service

    CANNELTON - Cannelton City Schools plan to sponsor a free summer food service program for individuals under 18 years of age.  It will be held at the Cannelton High School cafeteria. The program will start June 7 and end July 23. 

    Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be from 11 a.m. to noon. 

  • Girl Scouts set camp dates

    PERRY COUNTY - All girls entering first through 12th grades in fall 2010 can attend the Girl Scouts summer day camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7, 8 and 9 at Vastwood Park in Hawesville, Ky.  Campers will spend the days learning about the ozone, reducing their carbon footprint, hiking, swimming and working on craft projects. Camp has been moved to Vastwood to keep camp costs low.