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  • Features added to News Web site

    Readers using the Perry County News Web site may have noticed some features added recently.

    A test-version archive-search box has been added to the upper-right side of each page. Unlike the search box above it, which finds only the stories in the current edition, the test version locates stories as far back as mid-October, when The News was switched by its parent company to a new Web-site system.

  • UPDATE - Police: Car was carrying meth-making ingredients

    TELL CITY - Police have released the name of a Tell City man whose charred remains were found inside a car on Boyd Road Wednesday evening.

    Joseph Ray Dixon, 31, of 406 Main St., died from smoke inhalation, Perry County Coroner Darrel Riley said Thursday evening. An autopsy was conducted Thursday afternoon in Evansville.

  • Behind the Wheel to Behind Bars

    Frank Swaney, top photo, an employee of Young's Wrecker Service, releases water from the interior of a waterlogged pickup truck that became stranded Monday in water over the boat ramp in Cannelton's Hafele Park. The driver, 23-year-old Charlie R. Roberts of Washington, was jailed for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Police said the truck belonged to Roberts' Kentucky employer and officers said the driver may not have had permission to be driving the full-size GMC truck. Theft charges are possible in Kentucky.

  • Forage-management focus of Tuesday's beef program

    TELL CITY - Purdue Extension will host a meeting on forage management Tuesday at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. and will last approximately two hours.

    The 2007 summer drought was very hard on pastures in the area. Jason Tower, farm manager at the Southern Indiana Purdue Agriculture Center, will share information on how to manage pastures especially with the overgrazing that may have occurred in 2007.

  • Post office plans passport fair

    TELL CITY - Looking to cross the border soon? If so, plan early to get your passport. The U.S. Post Office in Tell City will host a passport fair Friday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Employees will be able to help customers with the required forms. Applicants will be able to have the needed photograph taken at the post office. The post office will have forms on hand, but residents can download forms at http://www.travel.state.gov.

    For more information, call the post office at 547-3831.

  • Dogwood Tour plans in motion

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County will again play host to its 46th annual Dogwood Tour April 26-27.

    The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau is taking applications from businesses that want to participate in this year's tour. Applications must be received by the CVB office no later than Feb. 15 for businesses to be included in the annual printed brochure.

    For more information, write or visit the CVB Office, 601 Main St., P.O. Box 721, Tell City or call 547-7933.

  • Cannelton crowns royalty

    Seniors Michael Purcell and Ashley Seifert were crowned the Cannelton High School 2008 basketball homecoming king and queen Saturday before the varsity game against Shoals.

  • Two TC High School grads finish Marine Corps training

    TELL CITY - Two Tell City High School graduates just released from Marine Corps basic training are back in their hometown this week to visit with families and friends. They're also sharing information about opportunities the Marine Corps offers young men and women to high-school students.

    Stephen Patrick and Nathan Straneva, both 18, graduated from basic training Feb. 1 at Parris Island, S.C. The 13 weeks covered general military subjects, physical fitness, Marine Corps history and weapons familiarization. Both visited Tell City High School Monday to share their experiences.

  • Storm heavy, but county escapes damage

    PERRY COUNTY - Powerful storms passing over the county Tuesday night and early Wednesday dumped heavy rain but caused little damage, local officials said.

    The area escaped tornadoes that claimed lives and caused widespread damage in Kentucky, Tennessee and other states.

  • PC performers earn top rankings

    HUNTINGBURG - Perry Central Community School musicians returned to Leopold with five gold and two silver medals, and those who didn't achieve the gold standard came very close, in solo competition Saturday at Southridge High School.

    That's according to Music Director Rob Cason, who said Tuesday he was pleased at the results of Indiana State School Music Association solo-and-ensemble contests. Saturday's event was one of two district contests at 24 sites in which student musicians could qualify for state competition.