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  • Airport awarded $457,000 federal grant

    FAA funds will be used to construct perimeter fence

    PERRY COUNTY - A $456,950 Federal Aviation Administration grant to the Perry County Airport Authority will allow a new wildlife fence to be placed around the county's municipal airport.

    The U.S. Department of Transportation announced FAA grants to Perry County's airport and 16 others across the state last week.

    The new fence will prevent wildlife such as deer and turkeys from entering airport property, where they could pose a danger to taxiing aircraft and planes landing or taking off.

  • Red Cross hosting two blood drives

    TELL CITY - The American Red Cross will host blood drives this month, allowing donors to give the gift of life.

    A drive from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday will be held at Perry County Memorial Hospital. A June 30 event at Wal-Mart is scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m.

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  • Local Relay For Life efforts net $55,740

    Downtown Brown leads teams with $11,880 raised

    LEOPOLD - The sun wasn't far up the eastern sky when triumphant but tired walkers gathered on the north end of Perry Central's track Sunday morning to hear a recap of their efforts on behalf of Relay for Life.

    Teams' months of work holding yard sales, placing collection jars at local businesses and waiting tables at local restaurants raised a combined $55,740.22 for the American Cancer Society.

  • Spirit of Jefferson visiting Aug. 8-9

    Paddlewheeler joins Tell City's sesquicentennial

    TELL CITY - The fast-approaching celebration of Tell City's sesquicentennial won't lack ties to the body of water that helped power its growth over 150 years, the Ohio River.

    The Spirit of Jefferson, a classic paddle wheeler based in Louisville, Ky., will visit the city Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9, for five public cruises. Excursions include a Friday-evening dinner cruise and a Saturday-night getaway that will offer an up-close look at a fireworks show capping the weeklong celebration.

  • Cannelton gets new street chief, part-time policeman

    City leaders approve funding for electronic traffic tickets

    CANNELTON - Cannelton has a new street commissioner, Mayor Smokey Graves announced at public-works and council meetings Monday.

    He also bumped a reserve police officer to part-time status to replace another who took a job at the Branchville Correctional Facility.

  • Special judge named in case

    TELL CITY - Dubois County Judge William Weikert will oversee the case of a Tell City man charged with plotting to kill his father.

    Weikert accepted a special judge appointment in the case against Patrick Hagedorn. He was arrested last month after allegedly crashing his vehicle into the Tell City home of his father, attorney Michael Hagedorn, and allegedly pointed a shotgun at the elder Hagedorn.

    Still jailed, Hagedorn faces two Class A felony charges of attempted murder.

  • Stuff the Bus returning July 17-19

    PERRY COUNTY - United Way of Perry County will sponsor the second annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive for area students in need.

    United Way, Wal-Mart and area volunteer organizations will solicit donations of much needed school supplies for all Perry, Hancock and North Spencer school corporations. The event is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, July 17-19.

  • Habitat breaks ground on Apostles House

    TELL CITY - Christians have long admired the faith of Jesus' first followers, known as his apostles. Some 2,000 years later, a Perry County family is looking forward to moving into a home carrying the "Apostles" name being built for them by Habitat for Humanity of Perry County.

    Ground was broken for the home in the 1000 block of 11th Street June 1. Known as an Apostles Built Home, it is being sponsored by several local churches and affiliated groups, said Sue Denoncour, director of the local Habitat chapter. Other Habitat chapters have successfully sponsored Apostle churches.

  • Commissioners approve data pact, money swap

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners voted in a regular meeting June 2 to approve information-sharing agreements between Perry County, Tell City and other utilities agencies. They also signed an ordinance prohibiting the resale of county-provided data and reduced an emergency-management appropriation.