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  • 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
  • Correction

    A Sept. 18 News report incorrectly stated a bid for ammunition from E&E Guns and Sporting Goods of Tell City was approximately 2 cents per round higher than that of a Hawesville, Ky., store. The E&E bid was actually lower, owner Gary Esarey pointed out.

    Cannelton Police Chief Kenny Kellems, who was making the purchase from a county law-enforcement fund not supported by taxes, said Monday he'd already made the purchase from Hawesville's Ace's Sporting Goods based on a determination by county attorney Chris Goffinet that the Ace's bid was lower.

  • Children the innocent victims of drug abuse

    Foster families offer safety, security to children impacted by parents' addictions

    LEOPOLD - As an Indiana State Trooper assigned to drug investigations for much of his career, Sgt. Paul Andry is no stranger to the impacts of drug abuse on the men and women he's found tending methamphetamine labs, trafficking cocaine or selling marijuana.

    But Andry's also seen the innocent faces of addiction, children who suffer, often silently, while their parents or other family members devote their time, money and attention to drugs instead of their kids.

  • Breast-cancer prevention efforts to paint towns pink

    Candlelight ceremony Tuesday in Tell City

    Autumn's usual colors of orange, yellow and red will mix with pink next month in observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Activities include a candlelight ceremony Tuesday in City Hall Park to kick off a month-long effort to promote breast-cancer education and the importance of yearly mammograms.