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  • Cannelcade of Music to try again Friday

    CANNELTON – A second attempt at starting the second season of Cannelcade of Music summer events is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Friday at the site of the former Sunlight Hotel at Washington and First streets.

    The first event this year was scheduled for May 9 but canceled due to rain.

    The location is a change from last year and is also the site of a portable miniature-golf course that will be open during the event.

    People interested in singing can sign up on arrival to perform on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Pageant contestants sought for Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – Contestants are being sought for the 2014 Schweizer Fest Pageant.

    The pageant will be held Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Community Christian Church at 821 10th Street in Tell City.

    Contestants must live or have family members who live or work in Perry County. Registration is now open and will run until Tuesday, July 15. Forms are available at Cinderella’s at 922 Main St. in Tell City.

    Contestants may be newborn to age 12 and there will be boys and girls divisions.

  • Adventures with Nature field day Saturday at Tipsaw Lake

    TELL CITY  – The 11th annual Adventures With Nature field day will be held Saturday at the Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area. Activities will get under way at 9 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 1 p.m.

    The United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, and Perry and Spencer County Soil and Water Conservation districts continue to work together to present the event.

  • Southern Indiana Power event draws a crowd

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  • Council re-establishes capital-development tax

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton property-taxpayers will see increases in their tax bills for 2015 and 2016 after action by the city’s common council June 9.

    City officials announced in a legal notice published May 19 and June 2 they intended to re-establish a cumulative capital development fund. A tax of 3.33 cents per $100 of assessed valuation would fund it beginning in 2015 and would rise to 5 cents the following year.

  • Cannelton School Board approves hirings

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt announced at a regular school board meeting June 19 he had accepted May 20 a resignation from Brian Garrett as head varsity boys basketball coach for the 2013-14 school year.

  • Derby fireworks July 5

    PERRY COUNTY – Fourth of July fireworks shows have been scheduled in Derby and Magnet.

    Fireworks in Derby will begin just after dusk Saturday, July 5, at Mulzer Park.

    In Magnet, fireworks are planned for dusk Friday, July 4.

  • Picnic begins today

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s Summer Fest picnic, sponsored by Moose Lodge 1424, will return to Zoercher-Bettinger Park Thursday through Saturday, June 26-28.

    Gene O’ Rides of Fordsville, Ky. will operate rides all three days and a fireworks show is scheduled for Saturday, June 28. Fireworks will begin shortly after 10 p.m.

    Moose members and Women of the Moose will serve chicken and pork-chop dinners all three days. Serving will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and continue through the evening.

  • Return of the Trojans - UPDATED with video

    The third Troy School Homecoming was held Saturday at St. Pius Parish Hall. It is the only remaining school building left in Troy. The crowd filled the room to overflowing with alumni, family members and friends.

    The day’s registration showed 64 graduates and a total of 135 people attending. During registration, refreshments were served and tables displayed school photos, yearbooks, a school sweater, Troy High School jackets and other memorabilia.

  • INDOT will fund new road project

    INDIANAPOLIS – Though work won’t begin for a few years, the Indiana Department of Transportation has included a road project near Waupaca Foundry as part of $102 million in federal transportation funding.

    INDOT has set aside $3.9 million for the project, which will construct a new road from Indiana 66 to Troy Ridge Road.

    The new road will connect with Indiana 66 between the existing intersection with Squirrel Road and the entrance to Waupaca. It will connect with Troy Ridge Road near the existing intersection with Squirrel Road.