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  • Former News editor, general manager retires

    SHELBYVILLE, Ky. - Max Heath, former general manager and editor of The Perry County News and longtime executive editor of Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., retired June 30.

    Heath was a key contributor to LCNI's growth over the years as it added publications in several states. A 35-year LCNI veteran, he had been with the company since its purchase by Landmark Communications in 1973 and had worked for its predecessor company, Newspapers Inc., since March 1969.

  • Perry County 4-H'ers complete 10 years of work

    PERRY COUNTY - Ten Perry County 4-H members, Ashley Brown, Neil Jones, Jessica Lindauer, Aaron Malone, Jennifer McDaniel, Kayla Miller, Mandy Plassmeyer, Isaac Schroeder, Heather Underhill and Catherine Ward, have become members of the 10-year club of 4-H'ers.

    They will conclude their 10th year at next week's county fair.

    Ashley Brown

    Brown is a member of the Twin Lakes 4-H Club and is the daughter of Kemual and Dina Brown. In the fall she will attend the University of Southern Indiana and plans to major in elementary education.

  • 2008 queen to be crowned Monday; motocross, demo derby returning

    TELL CITY - Perry County's annual 4-H Fair, which kicks off Sunday and continues through next week, offers something for everyone. Major activities early in the week include Sunday's dog show and Monday's crowning of the 2008 4-H queen and king.

    Fairgrounds activities later in the week include livestock-judging events Wednesday and Thursday, Friday's livestock auction and Saturday's pig-wrestling contest and mechanical-bull rodeo. Evening activities that have drawn large crowds at past fairs are motocross racing Friday, July 11, and a demolition derby July 12.

  • Mechanical bull back in action

    TELL CITY - Calling out cowboys and cowgirls. Mechanical bull riding is returning to next week's Perry County 4-H Fair. The bucking beast, whose twists and turns humbled riders last year, is back for a Saturday-evening rodeo.

    Sponsored by State Farm Insurance and C&S Food Marts, the rodeo begins at 6 p.m. July 12 with separate classes for riders ages 7 to 9, 10 to 12, 13 to 15, 16 to 17 and 18 and over.

  • Attention artists: Help needed on new murals

    Volunteers are needed Tuesday and Wednesday of this week - and throughout July - as work begins on the third and fourth historical murals on Tell City's floodwall. The third panel near Humboldt Street will depict the history of medical care in the city, with images of Parkview Hospital, Schreiber's Drug Store and various doctors who provided care. The fourth panel will contain flood scenes. Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday to help apply base color to the flood-scene panel and on Wednesday to add base color and frames to both works.

  • Bluegrass festival returns to Derby this weekend

    DERBY - The Cedar Valley Bluegrass Festival returns Friday and Saturday in Derby.

    David Parmley & Continental Divide is one of the featured acts for the 2008 festival.

    A native of southern California, Parmley is a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Bluegrass Cardinals.

    In 18 years, the Cardinals recorded 15 separate projects, made appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, the Ralph Emory Show and performed at the White House for former President Jimmy Carter.

    In 1994, Parmley teamed up with banjo great Scott Vestal to form Continental Divide.

  • Township assessors' pay cut in half

    One questions legality of county assuming personal-property valuation duties

    TELL CITY - Township assessors will get only half the pay budgeted for them this year despite their claims they normally perform the bulk of their duties by June 1, well before the July 1 elimination of their jobs mandated by legislation enacted this year.

  • Fireworks Courtesy of Mother Nature
  • Perry County Community Foundation accepting grant proposals

    Orientation session set for July 16

    PERRY COUNTY - Joe Malone, chairman of the grants committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development and other areas that would improve Perry County.

  • Community-development funds available through United Ways, Lilly Endowment

    PERRY COUNTY - Indiana Association of United Ways members have access to $8 million to develop sustainable resources and work on local community issues. Support from Lilly Endowment has created an opportunity for United Ways in Indiana to collaborate with community partners and seek planning and matching funds in 2008-09.