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  • Port authority moves $2 million closer to goal

    Grant will contribute to 286,000-pound rail upgrades

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad are $2 million closer to realizing upgrades to their rail infrastructure that will allow them to accommodate 286,000-pound rail cars.

    News releases from Sen. Dick Lugar and Rep. Baron Hill announced Wednesday a grant in that amount had been awarded by U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration.

  • BREAKING NEWS UPDATE - Ike's remnants pummel county with hurricane-force winds

    (NOTE: An update to a story we posted at 9 a.m. Monday is included beginning with the eighth paragraph of this story.) PERRY COUNTY - A 22-year-old man died Sunday and at least one other person was injured as powerful winds blasted over the county, sending trees crashing onto homes and cars and across city streets and county roads. Hundreds of people were still without power Monday morning as Southern Indiana Power crews worked to repair lines in Perry and Spencer counties downed by trees and limbs.

  • PC band captures awards

    Director: Students 'light years ahead' of last year

    LINCOLN CITY - The Perry Central Marching Commodores earned third place and two caption awards Saturday at their first competition of the season, the Heritage Hills Fall Festival Marching Band Invitational.

    Band Director Rob Cason said Tuesday he's not too concerned about placings, but was very happy his students earned awards for best music and best color guard because "it's been a while since Perry Central won best music, and three years since we won best color guard."

  • Director: Judges love TC band show

    Performers take fifth place in field of six

    LINCOLN CITY - Except for a medal handed out to each of the drum majors, Tell City High School musicians came home empty-handed from their first marching-band competition of the season Saturday at Heritage Hills High School.

    Music Director Barry Reasoner's post-performance pep talk was more upbeat than the fifth-place ranking among six bands would indicate.

  • Candlelight vigil honors troops today

    TELL CITY - "Everyone, of any age, 2 to 102, is welcome to attend" a candlelight vigil set to begin at 6:30 p.m. today in Tell City's Sunset Park, according to one of its organizers.

    "We Have Not Forgotten" is the title and theme for the program, which will honor everyone who has ever served or is serving in the military, said Lesa Baughman, co-chairwoman for the family-readiness group supporting Tell City-based National Guard soldiers. The majority of the unit deployed to the Middle East early this year in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Southern Indiana's bald eagles gaining ground

    Southern Indiana Power aids biologists in establishing new nesting platforms

    Just over a year ago, the bald eagle made its most remarkable flight in recent history as it left the ranks of species considered to be threatened or endangered.

    In the Hoosier state, the Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has led the effort to move the nation's most recognized symbol from historical account to historical recovery.

  • Soup served

    Bailey Boyd helps fill containers with soup just taken from one of five kettles at Sunday's picnic at St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy. Fans of the soup were lined up by the dozens as parish chefs deemed the soup ready to serve. Soup was sold by the bowl and gallon during the day. Also available were dinners, a yard sale, games and live music.

  • Tourism pro visiting Sept. 23

    CVB director expects honest look at area's strengths, weaknesses

    TELL CITY - A nationally known tourism consultant who toured the area this summer will offer his suggestions Sept. 23 on how Perry County can better market its natural beauty and historic attractions to visitors.

  • Fall-election forum planned

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a political forum Sept. 25, giving voters a closeup opportunity to assess candidates seeking to represent them in county and Statehouse offices.

    Voters heading to the polls Nov. 4 will decide two races for county commissioner, three seats on the county council as well as offices of recorder and surveyor.

    All candidates for those offices have been invited, as have those seeking the District 73 and District 74 seats in the Indiana House of Representatives.

  • Tell City outlines levee-maintenance plan

    TELL CITY - A letter dispatched from City Hall last week to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spells out Tell City's plans to address maintenance concerns over the community's floodwall and earthen levee.

    A spring inspection turned up several maintenance and right-of-way issues, including trees growing within the Corps' right-of-way and a gravel roadway that cuts into the toe of the levee.