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  • Marching Marksmen earn slot at regional competition

    TELL CITY - Laura Denoncour, a sophomore trumpet player with the Tell City High School Marching Marksmen, said Wednesday the band's members felt they "overthought their performance" at Jasper Saturday and should have concentrated more on making sure they and the crowd enjoyed the show.

    The Marksmen still managed to secure a gold rating at the district-level contest, securing entry to regional competition Oct. 18 at Jeffersonville High School.

    Denoncour said the students concentrated more on achieving the gold rating than on entertaining.

  • Commodores performers earn gold rating at district

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central's Marching Commodores achieved a gold rating at district competition at Jasper Saturday, despite "an issue with our speakers," Music Director Rob Cason said Tuesday.

    "The kids worked really hard and the performance went pretty well," he said. The competition's judges "like a lot of our show, how we use the tarp and the overall theme," he added. "We're getting some pretty positive comments. We just need to get our microphone situation worked out." The amplification system was turned up louder than it should have been, he explained.

  • Six vying for at-large council seats

    Forum provides opportunity to state positions

    TELL CITY - Financial challenges lie ahead for the county, several contenders for county-council seats agreed at a candidates forum Sept. 25 in Tell City's Schergens Center.

    In the event sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Perry County News and Cromwell Radio Group, three Republicans and three Democrats vying for three at-large seats on the county's fiscal body introduced themselves and explained why voters should select them.

  • Davisson, Oxley take aim at 73rd House seat

    TELL CITY - Bringing jobs to Perry and surrounding counties and helping small businesses were two goals candidates vying for the open District 73 Indiana House of Representative seat agreed on during a Sept. 25 forum.

    Sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Perry County News and Cromwell Radio Group, Republican Steve Davisson and Democrat Dennie Oxley Sr. answered questions posed by moderator and News Editor Vince Luecke ranging from privatization and time-zone disputes to how the state can help Hoosiers in bad economic times.

  • Etiennes hosting sustainable-ag seminar Oct. 18

    Public invited to learn more about value-added products

    SAINT CROIX - Perry County will host the next stop later this month on a statewide tour of sustainable agriculture enterprises.

    The Indiana Farm Sustainability Tour will be in Perry County Oct. 18 at Phil Etienne's Timber Harvest and Bear Hollow as part of a project known as Exploring Innovative Farm Systems for Profitable and Sustainable Indiana Agriculture.

  • Weekend tour visiting Bristow, Cannelton

    McCoy on stage Sunday as car show marks 19th year

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour moves into its biggest weekend Saturday and Sunday with Cannelton's Heritage Fest Saturday and Bristow's Octoberfest and classic car show Sunday.

    With more than 50 vendors including food, arts, crafts and kids activities, there's something for everyone at Saturday's Cannelton Heritage Fest.

  • Tort claim alleges excessive use of force by police

    Attorney claims client was injured by Tell City officer

    TELL CITY - A tort-claim notice sent by a local attorney last week alleges a Tell City police officer used excessive force during an April search of a home, using an electric stun gun on his client without provocation.

    The notice was sent to county commissioners by Tell City attorney S. Rod Acchiardo but names Tell City Police Department and Patrolman Roger Smith, not the county, as parties to the claim. The document threatens to seek legal action against the city and the officer to obtain compensation.

  • Cannelton Fall Fest Oct. 28

    CANNELTON - The 63rd annual Parent-Teacher Organization Cannelton Fall Fest begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Cannelton Community Center.

    Admission is 25 cents if not in costume and an expanded concession stand will be available for families who would like to eat dinner at the event. Events include door prizes, games, raffle, cake walk and masquerade parade. Three winners will be named in four divisions, ages 5 and younger, ages 6 to 8, ages 9 to 11 and ages 12 and older.

  • Patoka Lake special events begin Friday

    PATOKA LAKE - Patoka Lake will hold its annual Autumn Getaway Weekend Friday and Saturday.

    Friday enjoy "friendship stew" at the modern campgrounds center shelterhouse. Bring canned goods to add to the soup at 5 p.m. and bring tableware, preferred drinks and snack items for vegetable soup at 7 p.m.

    Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday entertainment includes crafts, games and activities for all ages.

    Bring a white T-shirt for tie dying. Look for the tents by the playground near the modern campgrounds gatehouse. At 10 a.m. Janet Eger, district forester, will lead a forest walk.

  • Cannelton Heritage Festival Saturday

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Heritage Festival will be held Saturday 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, 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.