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  • Pedestrian hit by car faces charges

    TELL CITY - Charges are pending against a Tell City man struck by a vehicle when he was allegedly walking in the middle of Indiana 66 Monday night.

    According to Perry County Sheriff's Deputy Daymion Marsh, Daniel Peters, 46, of Tell City was driving east between Troy and Tell City when he saw Leonard Voyles, 19, walking in the middle of the eastbound lane.

  • Commodores march toward district

    Band recovers from poor early performance to take third place later

    LEOPOLD - "We talked, and the kids knew they could have done better," after the first of their two competitions Saturday, Perry Central Music Director Rob Cason said Monday about the school's Marching Commodores.

    They came in sixth in a field of six bands competing in Class D at Castle High School in Newburgh.

    "We did not have a very good show there," Cason admitted. "There were four bands there that could go to state finals."

  • Marching Marksmen earn second-place honors

    Band narrows point differences heading into district contest

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School's musicians continued Saturday a march toward the top of the scoreboard in band competition at Floyd Central High School in Floyds Knobs, taking second place.

    The Marching Marksmen were only 1.6 points out of first place, taken last weekend and the week before by Eastern High School, Pekin. In the Sept. 20 event at Paoli High School, the distance between Eastern and Tell City was 2.7 points.

  • James ready for 2nd term as recorder

    Preserving public records top goal

    TELL CITY - Running unopposed for the position of county recorder, incumbent Jane James said the records she oversees in the position are very valuable and must be protected and kept available to the public.

    "I'm looking forward to serving another four years as the Perry County recorder," she told the few people who turned out for a candidates forum Sept. 25 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    As an uncontested candidate, she simply provided an introductory statement while others who followed responded to questions.

  • Tourism pro pushes for better signs, gateways

    Today's visitor looking for experiences, not just scenery

    TROY - Perry County needs to do a better job of helping visitors find their way to the cabins, wineries and historic towns its tourism office and businesses tout on billboards and Web sites and in magazines.

    The advice came last week from a national expert in community tourism who shared tips on how the county can attract more visitors - and the dollars they bring to spend.

  • Story time series begins Tuesday at TC-PC library

    TELL CITY - It's registration time for kids who want to attend the Small Talk: Listening With Our Hearts - Signing With Our Hands story time series at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    The series is for children 2 to 6 years old and features songs, games, crafts and a video that teaches children how to sign beginning words and phrases.

    Story times will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m.

    The series begins Tuesday and will run for 10 weeks, concluding just before Christmas.

  • Pioneer Days Friday, Saturday continue county's fall tour

    Rickenbaugh House open this weekend

    PERRY COUNTY - This year's Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour resumes Friday and Saturday with Pioneer Days in Troy.

    Friday events include a performance by the band Crosswinds from 6 to 9 p.m. and a beer garden that opens at 5 p.m.

    Events Saturday begin with registration for the Pioneer Days car show from 8 a.m. to noon. The beer garden opens at noon with the pet show at 1 p.m. Registration for this year's talent show lasts from 3 to 3:45 p.m. with the show beginning at 4.

    Entry forms are available at the Troy Utility Office.

  • Decisions may be imminent on high-school construction

    Public input still sought

    TELL CITY - School officials and members of two committees that worked to define construction needs in Tell City-Troy Township schools have been urging residents of the district to become informed about their work, and hope to see good turnout at a meeting set for 1 p.m. Thursday in the high-school auditorium.

  • Accident claims life of Tobinsport man

    23-year-old loses control of motorcycle on Deer Creek Road

    DEER CREEK - A Perry County man died Thursday afternoon from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Deer Creek Road.

    John Williams, 23, of Tobinsport, was traveling north on Deer Creek Road shortly before 12:30 p.m. when his 1986 Yamaha traveled off the roadway, Perry County Sheriff's Deputy Kenny Blinzinger said.

    A rural mail carrier was one of several people to dial 911 to report the accident after seeing a motorcycle veer off the roadway.

  • Open burning banned

    Drought-like conditions heighten risk of wildfires

    PERRY COUNTY - Open burning is banned under an order issued Thursday by the county's fire chiefs.

    Hot, dry conditions over the past several weeks have created tinderbox conditions in which small fires started to burn limbs or other materials could spread quickly out of control. All burning of debris, including limbs and branches from the Sept. 14 windstorm, is prohibited until further notice, said Steve Hauser, Perry County Emergency Management Agency director.