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Local News

  • Correction

    The News erroneously reported in this week's TV Listings section in its print edition that this is a recycling-pickup week in Tell City. Recycled materials won't be collected by city workers this week.

    For the remainder of this year, the materials will be collected during the weeks of Sept. 8 and 22, Oct. 6 and 20, Nov. 3 and 17 and Dec. 1, 15 and 29.

  • Cannelton foundation seeks photos

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Community Foundation is looking for old and unusual pictures that depict community life in Cannelton.

    Suggestions include pictures of working coal mines, building of the bridge, carving sandstone from the hills, crossing the frozen river and people enjoying community festivals. The group intends to make copies of these pictures for use at festivals.

    If you have an interesting photo of early Cannelton to share, contact Christal Moskos at 547-4669.

  • VFW invites students to participate in contest

    TELL CITY - The theme for this year's Voice of Democracy audio essay contest is, "Service and sacrifice by America's veterans benefits today's youth by ..."

    The contest is open to all students enrolled in public, private and parochial high schools and home-schooled students in the United States, its territories and possessions or in an overseas U.S. military and civilian dependent school in ninth through 12th grades. Previous Voice of Democracy first-place state winners, foreign exchange students or students older than 20 are not eligible.

  • SIP earns safety accreditation

    PERRY COUNTY - Southern Indiana Power was one of 11 electric cooperatives from Indiana recognized for completing the Rural Electric Safety Accreditation Program during the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's regional meeting in Indianapolis Sept. 3-5.

    Administered by NRECA, the program is a peer-review safety and loss-control evaluation of electric utilities. The program began in 1967 and has developed into a tool to assist cooperatives in maintaining high safety standards for the protection of employees and the communities they serve.

  • Electric-company staffers attend power conference

    INDIANAPOLIS - Six directors and two staff from Southern Indiana Power were part of the more than 1,000 locally elected directors and staff members from 138 electric cooperatives in 14 states who attended the 2008 National Rural Electric Cooperative Association regional meeting Sept. 3-5 in Indianapolis.

    Attending were directors Gary Waninger, Leon Meyer, Don Braun, Randy Kleaving, Michelle Lynch and Jeff Vogel and staff members Mike Hammack, chief executive officer, and Nick Schutzius.

  • Meth forum scheduled

    LEOPOLD - The Leadership Perry County Class of 2008 will hold the second of three methamphetamine forums at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    The public is invited to attend any or all of the forums.

  • Funding sought for River Road project

    Cities, county will be asked to sign interlocal agreement

    TELL CITY - With a larger project headed toward launch, board members for the Perry County Port Authority turned their attention to another that had been put on hold.

    Improvements to River Road and an unimproved street running from it to Indiana 66 near the Patio Steak House would help divert truck traffic from Tell City streets.

  • Candidates airing views this evening

    Public invited to 6 p.m. forum; WLME carrying event live

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County News, Perry County Chamber of Commerce and Cromwell Radio Group will sponsor a political forum today, giving voters an opportunity to assess candidates seeking their votes in the Nov. 4 election.

    The forum will begin at 6 p.m. at the Schergens Center and will be aired live on radio station WLME, 102.7 FM. The public is encouraged to attend. Questions, including those submitted from Perry County residents, will be posed by Editor Vince Luecke.

  • Cannelton Council split on proposed budget

    Two members object to closed-door meetings

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's mayor had to cast a vote to break a deadlock Monday in approval of the city's projected 2009 budget after two council members voted against it.

  • Wonders of wood