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  • Offices closed for Memorial Day

    PERRY COUNTY - Governmental offices across the county will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

    Municipal offices in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy will be closed for the day. Trash pickup will be delayed by one day next week in Cannelton and Tell City.

    Also closed Monday will be county offices in the courthouse and courthouse annex and prosecutor's office. The Perry County Office of Family and Children and Perry County News will also be closed.

  • Hubert encourages public to remember veterans year-round

    TELL CITY - Remember and respect. Those are the most important things anyone can do for veterans, said Wayne Hubert.

    A veteran himself, Hubert served three years in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1966. While in the service, he was able to go to get a college education and serve his country. Last year, Hubert found a new way to help fellow veterans by becoming the Perry County Veterans Services officer.

    "I wanted to help other veterans and I had more time to do it," he said of why he applied for the job.

  • City to flush fire hydrants

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Water Department will flush fire hydrants beginning Tuesday on Fourth Street near the floodwall and working eastward.

    Residents should be alert for discolored water and low pressure when flushing is under way in their areas.

  • PCHS woodworkers win state prizes

    LEOPOLD - Students from Perry Central High School's industrial-arts class recently won several awards at the regional and state levels during the Industrial Arts Association of Michigan competition.

    Gary Hanan, industrial arts teacher, said students are members of Michigan Industrial Technologies and Educational Society and have entered their works for about seven years.

    This year a grandfather clock built by senior Aaron Mosby took first in the region and second place in the state competition.

  • Ceremonies to honor veterans set for Sunday, Monday

    Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased Perry County veterans, including service members killed on active duty, will be held throughout the area Sunday and Monday.

    Services will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939, Tell City American Legion Post 213, Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 of Cannelton and St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366, in conjunction with post auxiliaries and Sons of the American Legion.

    Memorial services will consist of a brief ritual, eulogy, prayers, placing of memorial wreaths, a three-volley salute and a recital of "Taps."

  • Memorial Day: May 26, 2008

    TELL CITY - Perry County's Avenue of Flags, honoring Perry Countians who gave their lives in the defense of our nation, will make its second appearance this year Memorial Day at City Hall Park in Tell City. The flags were in Troy for Armed Forces Day earlier this month.

    The Avenue of Flags will be displayed from sunrise to sunset, weather permitting, and will travel to other locations in the county this year:

    Flag Day, June 14, Leopold Park

    Independence Day, July 4, Derby riverfront

    Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Perry County Museum in Cannelton.

  • Troy town marshal resigns

    Fuchs says allegations reported in Monday's News shocked him TROY - After months of allegations and discussion of possibly eliminating the position, Troy's town marshal resigned.

    Junior Fuchs told The News Monday he turned in his resignation to Troy Town Council President Ed Sweeney after seeing the allegations published in that day's issue.

  • Mayor seeks, accepts street commissioner's resignation

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Street Commissioner Jimmy Maffia has resigned, he told The News Monday.

    "It's political - that's all I can tell you," he said. "I was asked to resign." A misunderstanding developed and "turned political," he added.

    Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves appointed Maffia to the position during the first common-council meeting of the year. Graves himself won election to his seat in November and began serving in the position as the new year dawned.

  • Boy run over by truck alive but critical

    LILLY DALE - A 4-year-old child is in critical condition at Kosair Children's Hospital, Louisville, Ky., after being run over by a pickup truck at approximately 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

  • Drake, Kohnert to speak at ceremony

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School seniors will be the first 2008 Perry County graduates at 7 p.m. Friday in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena.

    After a welcoming address by the Class of 2008 president, Joseph Kohnert will give the salutatorian speech.

    Valedictorian Alicia Drake will reflect on her school days, congratulate her classmates and acknowledge those who have helped the class along the way after a song from the school's chorus.