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  • 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

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    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.

  • Free health screenings to be offered this month

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital offers free blood-pressure, glucose (sugar) and total cholesterol screenings at two different locations every month.

    A registered nurse will be at the Troy Fire Station from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 and at Golden Years Center in Cannelton from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15.

    Fasting for two hours is recommended but eight hours is preferred. Participants may drink water and take their medications.

  • Annexation foes to meet Thursday

    TELL CITY – A group fighting efforts by Tell City to annex their land will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 in Tell City.

    Organizers of Citizens Against Annexation will update affected landowners about current court proceedings. The meeting will be at 8735 Indiana 37, Tell City, next to the Indiana Farm Bureau Office.

  • Aiming for Success

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  • Pet of the week

    KATIE is an affectionate little orange tabby kitten about 4 months old. She is already spayed and is awaiting her forever family. Katie will do great in just about any home or environment.

    All cats are feline leukemia negative, have been spayed or neutered, received the full series of booster and rabies vaccines and dewormer and have received flea and tick preventative.

    Adoption fees for cats are still reduced to $25 each or $35 a pair. Dogs are $50. Microchipping is optional at $15 with no annual enrollments.

  • Special Olympics bowling tourney scheduled Oct. 18

    TELL CITY – Special Olympics Perry Country will host its county bowling tourney at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Tell City Bowling Center.

    The public is invited to cheer athletes.

  • LHDC to administer food program

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. announced its sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program and its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals. Meals are available to all eligible, enrolled participants without regard to race, color, national, origin, sex, age or disability at North Perry Head Start and South Perry Head Start

    Children in households that receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or food stamp benefits, who are Head Start participants or are foster children, are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits.

  • Annexation opponents will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9

    TELL CITY – A group fighting efforts by Tell City to annex their land will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 in Tell City.

    Organizers of Citizens Against Annexation will update affected landowners about current court proceedings. The meeting will be at 8735 Indiana 37, Tell City, next to the Indiana Farm Bureau Office.