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  • 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.

  • Registered to vote?

    Deadline is Oct. 6; absentee balloting begins same day

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry Countians wanting to vote in the Nov. 4 general election, but who have not yet registered, have until next Monday to complete the necessary paperwork at the courthouse or by Saturday at Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles branches.

  • Cannelton school bonds to be sold next month

    Funding change will also help relieve financial stress

    CANNELTON - The superintendent of Cannelton City Schools projected at a Sept. 18 school-board meeting that bonds will be sold next month, allowing the school corporation to pay off debt and start making needed improvements to the high school.

  • Correction

    The News erroneously reported in this week's TV Listings section in its print edition that this is a recycling-pickup week in Tell City. Recycled materials won't be collected by city workers this week.

    For the remainder of this year, the materials will be collected during the weeks of Sept. 8 and 22, Oct. 6 and 20, Nov. 3 and 17 and Dec. 1, 15 and 29.

  • Cannelton foundation seeks photos

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Community Foundation is looking for old and unusual pictures that depict community life in Cannelton.

    Suggestions include pictures of working coal mines, building of the bridge, carving sandstone from the hills, crossing the frozen river and people enjoying community festivals. The group intends to make copies of these pictures for use at festivals.

    If you have an interesting photo of early Cannelton to share, contact Christal Moskos at 547-4669.

  • VFW invites students to participate in contest

    TELL CITY - The theme for this year's Voice of Democracy audio essay contest is, "Service and sacrifice by America's veterans benefits today's youth by ..."

    The contest is open to all students enrolled in public, private and parochial high schools and home-schooled students in the United States, its territories and possessions or in an overseas U.S. military and civilian dependent school in ninth through 12th grades. Previous Voice of Democracy first-place state winners, foreign exchange students or students older than 20 are not eligible.