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  • Rocket-parts carrying vessel draws attention

    312-foot long Delta Mariner bound for Kennedy Space Center

    DODD - Living along the Ohio River for years, Jack Brown has seen all sizes and shapes of watercraft ply the waters of the Ohio River. But Sunday's visitor was in a category by itself.

    The Delta Mariner, a 312-foot-long vessel carrying rocket components to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, drew the attention of several people. The News received photos from Brown (above) and Colleen Smith (below) of Tell City and fielded calls from others who had seen the large craft.

  • Principal boasts of record rate of pride cards

    Media club still needs travel money

    CANNELTON - Forty-one percent of elementary students in Cannelton received pride cards the first nine weeks of the school year, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported at a regular school-board meeting Oct. 23, calling it the highest percentage issued since the reward system was implemented three years ago.

  • Paramedic honored for saving life

    TELL CITY - A local paramedic who helped save the life of woman trapped inside her burning home was honored last month for his heroism.

    John Gebhard, a paramedic with Perry County Emergency Medical Services, was presented the Otis R. Bowen M.D. Heroic Rescue Award. The honor is named after the state's governor, a physician before taking office in 1973, and recognizes courage and bravery.

    Gebhard received the award during the 28th Annual Indiana Emergency Response Conference in Indianapolis.

  • Recycling-district trial will benefit city

    Expansion is culprit in baler problems

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Recycling Management District will launch a 60- to 90-day trial program in early November that will have Cannelton city workers collect the trash people deliver to the district's site there.

  • Time to Change

    Daylight saving time reverts to standard time Sunday, so don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday. The official changeover occurs at 2 a.m.

    Many fire departments encourage residents to change the batteries in their home smoke detectors when changing their clocks.

    Daylight saving time resumes March 8.

    (In another time-related issue, the government may stop inserting leap seconds into our calendars. A column by Managing Editor Kevin Koelling examines the matter in the Opinion section.)

  • County council considers salary question

    Judge says she miscalculated

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members tabled a request from Perry Circuit Court Judge Lucy Goffinet to correct a salary after they were unable to sort it out at an Oct. 23 regular meeting.

  • Witches Walk in Tell City tonight

    TELL CITY - There's no reason to worry, but hundreds of ghouls are on the march toward Tell City for this evening's annual Witches Walk. The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will treat youngsters from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Downtown Tell City will be the hub of activity, but treats will be offered at several other locations. Children and their parents are asked to look for orange posters to identify participating merchants.

    Main Street from Jefferson to Pestalozzi streets will be closed to traffic during the two-hour event.

  • Voting locations by precinct

    Anderson, St. Mark School Building

    Cannelton 1, Cannelton Community Center

    Cannelton 2, Cannelton Community Center

    Clark 1, Bristow Community Center

    Clark 2, Bristow Community Center

    Derby, County highway garage

    Leopold, County highway garage

    Oil, County highway garage

    Rono, County highway garage

    Tell City 1, VFW Post 2939

    Tell City 2, Humboldt Street fire station

    Tell City 3, City Hall

    Tell City 4, Schergens Center

  • Absentee voting numbers swell

    Local turnout will help decide close governor's race

    TELL CITY - Heading into the final week before Election Day, the number of absentee ballots cast at the Perry County Courthouse has been growing daily, local voting officials said last week.

    Absentee voters will help decide whether Indiana's electoral votes go to John McCain or Barack Obama and while the presidential race has much of the limelight, there are other statewide contests, including elections for governor, attorney general and superintendent of public instruction.

  • City officials OK changes to sewer-work plan

    Details will be provided in upcoming public hearings

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves and Councilman Adam Goffinet, in their role as members of the city's board of public works and safety, tentatively approved in a special meeting Wednesday changes to a contract outlining sewer-system repairs.