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  • Perry Central students wrap up successful first drum-line season

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central's drum line "had a great run" its first season in existence, according to James Powell, assistant music director for the Leopold school.

    "It was a super run," he said Tuesday, "I'm very excited about how well they did."

    He and Music Director Rob Cason said early in the short season they were unable to find evidence Perry Central had ever fielded a drum line. They started with the added disadvantage of not having a battery - drummers who march - in the marching band, Powell said.

  • TCHS art show opens March 31

    TELL CITY - The fifth annual Tell City High School Art Show will exhibit student artwork March 31 to April 3. The event will be held in the high-school library from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

    The show will also be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Visitors are asked to sign in at the office during the school day.

    High-school art instructor Shelly Goodrich will be available for comments and questions from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Christ of the Ohio cleanup Sunday; Troy plans final limb pickup

    TROY - Several items of interest to residents were discussed at last week's meeting of the Troy Town council, including a Sunday cleanup project at the Christ of the Ohio.

    Volunteers will gather at 8 a.m. to clean up the area around the landmark statue. Volunteers are invited to bring rakes and other tools.

    • A final round of limb chipping will begin soon and residents should place their downed branches near curbs, with the butt ends facing roadways to facilitate faster pickup.

  • Mogan Ridge prescribed burn likely to begin next week

    TELL CITY - Rain forecast for Wednesday night and today means prescribed burning in the Mogan Ridge area of the Hoosier National Forest won't begin until next week.

    The Forest Service plans to burn about 750 acres on Mogan Ridge. Cyclical fires help maintain barrens areas that are home to unique plants.

  • Semi rolls over driver's legs

    ST. CROIX - A Louisiana man suffered broken ankles March 11 after he was run over by his tractor trailer.

    According to Indiana State Police Trooper Craig Starr, Lawrence R. Benoit, 68, of Welsh, La., was checking on his load on the side of Interstate 64 at the 79-mile marker but failed to set the brake on the truck, which started rolling and ran over the bottom half of his legs and then off the roadway.

    Police said Benoit, who was driving a 2001 Peterbuilt, was admitted to Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. Damage to the truck was estimated at $50,000.

  • Humane society wants cans

    PERRY COUNTY - The Humane Society of Perry County wants aluminum cans it can sell to raise funds for its spay-neuter program. Anyone who'd like to contribute can call Glenn Markiewicz at 547-5608.

  • Drives replenish food banks

    TELL CITY - Wal-Mart, Catholic Charities and United Way of Perry County invite community organizations, churches and businesses to help fight hunger in Perry County by organizing canned-food drives in March and April. The groups are also hosting a Can Creations Challenge for the community.

  • State launches federal stimulus Web site

    INDIANAPOLIS - The state of Indiana has launched a Web site to provide information about the federal stimulus package and use of the funds in Indiana.

    INvest.in.gov provides information about the federal legislation and has a frequently asked questions section as well as links to announcements that are made in Indiana.

  • Federal funds coming to LHDC, port authority

    PERRY COUNTY — Federal funding included in a Fiscal Year 2009 omnibus appropriations bill is on its way to Lincoln Hills Development Corp. and the Perry County Port Authority, Rep. Baron Hill's office announced last week.

    President Barack Obama signed the bill, which includes $380,000 for the Perry County Port Authority to replace two rail bridges and $95,000 for Lincoln Hills Development Corp. to complete renovations and improvements on its Main Street headquarters in Tell City.

  • Highway 37 crash claims life of 17-year-old

    ST. MARKS - A three-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Perry Central High School student Monday afternoon.

    Hannah J. Hudson, 17, died of massive injuries at the scene after her car was rear-ended on Indiana 37, spun into oncoming traffic and was struck by a tractor-trailer.