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  • 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.

  • County prosecutor pays for bullet-proof vests

    TELL CITY - Perry County Sheriff Bob Glenn took a problem to the county commissioners' regular meeting Wednesday, but already had a solution for it.

    As of July 1, he told them, he was required to provide bullet-proof vests for his officers. The state offered the requirement, but not the funding to fulfill it, he said.

    "They're really great about mandating statutes and making local governments comply," the sheriff said, "but very seldom do you see where there's any financial backing that goes with that."

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  • Property-tax bills due July 22

    TELL CITY - Perry Countians' spring property-tax bills will have a mid-summer due date.

    County Auditor Connie Berger announced this week that the state's Department of Local Government Finance has approved the county's request for a July 22 date for the first of two installments payable in 2009.

    Changes in state legislation and new requirements have delayed tax bills for officials in most Hoosier counties, as it has in other years.

  • City may add safety rules for pools

    TELL CITY - Building Inspector Bob Young worries about the growing number of swimming pools in the city and suggested Monday that leaders pass regulations that will require pools over a certain depth to be fenced off or covered.

    "I'm not wanting to make a big deal about it now but it concerns me - and I think it should worry the city," Young said at the regular meeting of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety.