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  • PC grad shares musical dream with alma mater

    LEOPOLD - Around age 12 James Kloeppel made a decision - he was going to be a musician and would make it work.

    And he has by recently signing with the band Within The Eddy.

    Kloeppel's venture began when he picked up a saxophone for fifth-grade band at Perry Central and during an after-school program, got interested in guitars. "It was a new thing, playing the guitar," he said, adding that his grandfather is a jazz guitarist.

  • Failures elsewhere may mean upgrades here

    Flooding sends rail contractors northward

    TELL CITY - "We always hear there's no money because it's all used up," Perry County Port Authority Board President Alvin Evans said at a regular meeting June 11. That may change.

    At a recent Indiana Department of Transportation meeting where that agency's Local Public Agencies Program was discussed, he learned money is often committed, then "nobody ever brings the projects forward," and the money is tied up for long periods of time.

  • New product, fuel prices may brighten port's future

    Magnesium oxide diverted to Tell City shipping facility

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Port Authority has taken on a new product and appears to be able to launch a project previously put on hold.

    Magnesium oxide looks similar to charcoal briquettes and is used in blast furnaces and steel mills, explained Dick Neumann, who said the product should start moving through the port of Tell City in mid- or late July.

  • Learning to serve
  • Oxley to be Long Thompson's running mate

    Democrat could be state's next lieutenant governor

    INDIANAPOLIS - Dennie Oxley, who has represented portions of Perry County in the Indiana House of Representatives for close to a decade, is Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jill Long Thompson's choice for a running mate.

  • 2008 Medical Guide available on this site

    The Perry County News' 2008 Medical Guide is now available in the special-sections area of this Web site.

    Simply click on "Special Sections" under our nameplate above and look for the "2008 Medical Guide" headline. Click on it to open the publication, and you'll find a description for each page. Click on each of those to open the pages you'd like to read.

    A print version of the 2008 Medical Guide is included in newspapers mailed to addresses in Perry and surrounding counties and on sale in various local locations.

  • UPDATE - Cannelton fireman injured in Friday house fire

    BOYD ROAD - A Cannelton volunteer firefighter suffered first- and second-degree burns to his arms and legs Friday evening while fighting a blaze on Boyd Road. James Robert Lawson was transported to University Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Friday night and was listed in fair condition Monday in the hospital's burn unit.

    Cannelton Fire Chief Jerry Harris said Lawson, who was helping carry hoses because he was not wearing protective turnout gear, was hit by a ball of fire that erupted without warning from the home's garage.

  • Bike-athon raises $2,850 for St. Jude's Children's Hospital

    The Cannelton Schools' 31st bike-athon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital raised $2,850 May 3.

    This event, sponsored by the Cannelton Teachers Association, has raised thousands upon thousands of dollars over the years to help save lives of children who suffer from catastrophic diseases such as cancer. This year's ride proved to be a continuation of that success.

    Top riders were rewarded in an award ceremony at Myers Grade School May 16.

  • Nominations sought for citizen award

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society membership has voted to accept public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during each Schweizer Fest for their contribution to the betterment of the city.

    The following requirements are considered in determining a Distinguished Citizen:

    1. An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her home, whether by birth or adoption and has benefited our community.

  • Poole in charge of TC water supply

    TELL CITY - A 16-year veteran of the Tell City Water Department who worked under three previous superintendents took the helm of the utility himself this month.

    Dale Poole was appointed water-utility superintendent by Mayor Barbara Ewing. He fills the vacancy created when Terry Rogers resigned in January.