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  • March for Babies Oct. 5

    TELL CITY - The March for Babies event for Perry and Spencer counties will be Sunday, Oct. 5 at Tell City High School in Tell City with check-in at 2 p.m. and the march beginning at 3 p.m.

    The public can register for March for Babies online at marchforbabies.org or call the March of Dimes at (800) BIG-WALK.

    The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.

  • Cannelton plans Oct. 11 Heritage Festival

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Heritage Festival will be held Oct. 11 on Washington Street in Cannelton. A full schedule of activities is planned with food and vendor booths opening at 10 a.m.

    Several local musicians will perform throughout the day, featuring folk, blues, contemporary and original music.

    Children's activities include pumpkin painting, kids games and face painting.

    The Perry County Courthouse Museum, along with local churches, businesses and schools, will be open for tours.

    Guided walking historic and haunted-history tours will also be offered.

  • Junior Achievement kicks off volunteer, fund drive

    PERRY COUNTY - Do you want an opportunity to impact the workforce of tomorrow? Well, now's your chance - by supporting Junior Achievement in Perry County.

    During the 2007-08 school year, Perry County Junior Achievement programs impacted 548 local students in 24 area classrooms.

  • First of three meth forums set for Sept. 17

    LEOPOLD - The Leadership Perry County Class of 2008 will hold the first of three methamphetamine forums called "Every child ... Every chance ... Every Day" Sept. 17.

    The forums will focus on how drugs affect children, more specifically a lack of foster parents in Perry County to take care of children after their caregivers have been jailed because of drugs.

    Beginning at 6:30 p.m. a light meal will be served in the Perry Central cafetorium with speakers to follow. Indiana State Police Sgt. Paul Andry will present Identifying the Problem at 7 p.m.

  • Candlelight vigil in Sunset Park to honor all military

    TELL CITY - "We Have Not Forgotten" is the title and theme for a candlelight vigil set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Tell City's Sunset Park. The program will honor everyone who has ever served or is serving in the military, said Lesa Baughman, co-chairwoman for the family-readiness group supporting Tell City-based National Guard soldiers.

    The majority of the unit deployed to the Middle East early this year in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Library budget survives public hearing

    Adoption scheduled for Sept. 17

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Council approved the library's 2009 budget Larry Oathout told Tell City-Perry County Library board members Wednesday.

    Thanks to House Act 1001, county councils are required to review budgets for all taxing entities in their counties except school corporations. The county council met earlier in the day to pass the library's budget.

  • 'Furry Friends' site earns international-media honors

    Cannelton club members continue winning tradition

    CANNELTON - Last year's Cannelton Media Club had only four members who stayed through the year and completed a Web-site project advertising adoptable pets at the county animal shelter, but they managed to secure more awards to add to those previous groups have garnered.

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  • Spencer County man charged with murder

    ROCKPORT - A Spencer County man was arrested Thursday for the alleged murder of a Kentucky woman whose body was found Tuesday in a field near Rockport.

    Lonney Dale Schroeder, 41, allegedly knew the woman, who was identified through tattoos as 42-year-old Sheila Renee Denson of Philpot.

    Thursday's investigation allegedly led detectives to determine there was probable cause that Schroeder was responsible for the woman's death.

    Police said Denson died from asphyxiation and multiple blunt-force injuries to her head and neck.

  • Republicans applaud McCain's VP choice

    TELL CITY - Even when anti-war protesters caused a commotion in the crowd Thursday night, Sen. John McCain didn't miss a beat during his speech accepting his party's nomination for president, telling the crowd not to be distracted by "static."

    Perry County Republicans watched the Arizona senator's speech at party headquarters in Tell City and applauded him and his choice for a running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.