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  • A carver's Creativity

    Al Dauby shares 17 years of woodworking

    One man's 17 years of devotion to woodcarving elicited oohs and ahs last week at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.

    Al Dauby, a resident in the assisted-living wing of the facility, displayed his collection of carvings that range from elderly golfers and Confederate soldiers to a busy farm family and busty barmaids.

  • Orscheln collecting scrap batteries

    TELL CITY - Orscheln Farm & Home will collect scrap batteries Saturday and Sunday and return the batteries to a recycling facility where 100 percent of the batteries will be recycled.

    Customers can bring any brand auto, marine, farm, truck and lawn-and-garden batteries in for recycling.

    As an incentive, Orscheln is offering a $5 gift card for each battery customers bring in without a limit except for lawn-and-garden batteries. Customers must bring in two of them to receive the gift card.

  • A possible origin of April Fools?

    While the precise origins of April Fool's Day remain a mystery, evidence exists to support the belief that it, or at least the basis for the current April Fool's Day, is at the very least, several centuries old.

  • Aspen Road home escapes serious fire damage

    GATCHEL - An afternoon fire Wednesday destroyed a small storage building and caused some damage to the Denny Hubert home at 14066 Aspen Road.

    Anderson Township Fire Chief John Taylor said a heat lamp being used to keep young chickens warm triggered the fire, which destroyed the small structure and then spread to plywood and a few trusses at the far end of the house.

    A passerby noticed the smoke and flames and called for firemen. Anderson Township and Central Perry firefighters were at the scene for about an hour.

  • Happy 103rd Julia!

    Julia Storm blows out a candle atop cake marking her 103rd birthday Thursday at the OAKS Senior Center in Cannelton. She attributed her long life to her "trust in the Lord for everything," she said. "I eat everything I want; I don't know of anything that ever hurt me." Born Julia Swihart in Kentucky, she moved to Perry County after getting married.

  • No resolution on township assessors

    Issue may be resolved at meeting Tuesday

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members deferred until 8 a.m. Tuesday discussion of the fate of township property assessors after those officials and County Assessor Mendy Ward failed to reach agreement about shifting all assessments to the county office.

  • Public input sought for April 8 forum

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a political forum next week to give the community an opportunity to assess candidates vying in this year's primary election.

    The forum will begin at 6 p.m. April 8 at the Schergens Center. Candidates for the county offices of commissioner, council, recorder and surveyor have been invited, as have candidates for Perry Central and Cannelton school boards.

    The forum is open to the public and will be aired live on radio station WLME 102.7 FM.

  • Officials want site 'shovel ready'

    Designation could attract new industry

    TELL CITY - Members of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission agreed at a meeting March 19 to provide a letter supporting a Perry County Development Corp. request to designate part of one of the county's industrial parks a "shovel-ready site."

    Approximately 90 acres at the Perry County Industrial Park South, "ground the redevelopment commission currently owns," according to PCDC President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Kinnett, are described in a 22-page application the letter will accompany.

  • Schellinger woos local Democrats

    Candidate for governor pledges to represent all Hoosiers

    TELL CITY - The most common question asked of him on the campaign trail, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Jim Schellinger said Thursday, is whether he and his family will live in the official governor's mansion.

    "It will be the nicest house I've lived in and I'll be proud to call it home," Schellinger said, taking a jab at Gov. Mitch Daniels' reluctance to move into the governor's official residence after he took office.

  • Old Man River Leaves Behind A Mess

    Town of Troy employee Otis Taylor Jr. uses a backhoe to remove debris Tuesday that the receding Ohio River left across Water Street. Heavy rain last week swelled the river beyond its flood stage for the second time in March. Driftwood, plastic bottles and the occasional tire covered Troy's waterfront while the nearby boat ramp remained under several feet of water. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the river is expected to fall slowly over the next few days.