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  • Bristow’s 25th Octoberfest Sunday

    BRISTOW – Bristow will host its 25th Octoberfest and Street Rod, Antique and Classic Car and Truck Show Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Bristow Community Center.

    Registration for the street rod, antique and classic car and truck show will begin at 8 a.m. There will be street rod, door prizes, dash plaques at 4 p.m., top 50 and special awards.

  • Cannelton Heritage Festival set for Saturday

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 11. Currently in its eighth year, the art fest features a full day of food, music, microbrewery and wineries, kids activities and a wide variety of musicians and artisans.

    Musicians are welcome to join in “jam sessions” on the streets in the heart of the festival for acoustic-style performances.

  • Recycling district denied funds again

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Recycling Management District was again denied a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant that was intended to fund a feasibility study, district Executive Director Ken Smith said at an Aug. 28 meeting of the district’s board of directors.

    “We missed it by seven points this year,” he said. “Last year we missed it by one point.”

  • Police charge man with resisting law enforcement

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Sheriff’s Department had yet to provide details, but deputies and state police arrested a 59-year-old man Thursday on Sycamore Road.

    Gary K. Williams, who gave police no address, faces preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement and felony possession of marijuana.

    Police said Williams was living outdoors in the area.

  • Manufacturing displays up through early November

    TELL CITY – Manufacturing displays created to celebrate the county’s manufacturing heritage as part of this year’s bicentennial celebration are on display at three locations in the county.

    Displays are located at the Tell City Museum, Perry County Museum in Cannelton and Perry Central High School and will be there through early November.

    The two museums are open Sunday afternoons.

  • Cannelton Elementary Fall Festival Oct. 23

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will sponsor its 69th annual Cannelton Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Cannelton Community Center.

    Queen candidates are Jaci James, Summer DuPont, Brooklyn Hale, Kendall Hale, Kyra Hemmings and Natalee Harris.

    The candidates are out in the community collecting money for the PTO.

    The student who raises the most money will be crowned the 69th Fall Festival queen.

    Admission price is 25 cents for guests not in costume.

  • Council OK’s ATTC’s latest tax abatement

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County council members approved at a regular meeting Aug. 28 the latest of several tax abatements granted to ATTC Manufacturing.

  • Morning collision

    No one was hurt Friday morning after a tanker struck an Indiana Department of Transportation truck (visible in the background) on Indiana 37 near St. Marks.

    State police worked the accident, which occurred at the intersection of Sunflower Road, but had not released any details as of Friday afternoon.

    Both vehicles were southbound and the impact caused the truck to spin around and come to rest off the west side the side of the highway. The tanker hit an embankment on the east side. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • School board forum set for Oct. 21

    TELL CITY – Candidates seeking election to Perry County’s three school boards are invited to a Tuesday, Oct. 21, forum and meet-and-greet at the Tell City Depot.

    The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will include a question-and-answer session. Questions will be posed to candidates by the News. Candidates will be available afterward to talk with voters.

  • State candidates gather for public forum

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Perry County Farm Bureau hosted a public forum of candidates running for Indiana House of Representatives District 74 and Indiana Senate District 47 at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Perry Central High School Library.

    Present were State Rep. Lloyd Arnold and his Democratic challenger, Chris Coyle, and State Sen. Richard Young and his Republican challenger, Erin Houchin.