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  • Offices closed for July Fourth

    PERRY COUNTY - Governmental offices in the county will be closed Friday in observance of Independence Day. All city and county offices will be closed, as will state offices such as the Perry County Office of Family and Children and the Perry County License Branch.

    The Perry County News will be closed Friday in observance of the holiday.

  • Moose picnic, fireworks lead Independence Day festivities

    Fireworks shows in Tell City Friday, at Derby Saturday

    TELL CITY - Moose Lodge 1424's annual Independence Day picnic kicks into full gear today with games and food in Zoercher-Bettinger Park and a big fireworks show Friday night. The fun continues through Saturday evening.

    Lodge members will serve barbecued-chicken and pork-chop dinners Thursday, Friday and Saturday with help from Ladies of the Moose. Serving begins at 4 p.m. Thursday and at 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

  • Sleuths comb city in hunt for history

    Hawkins finds token in Sunset Park; second round begins today

    TELL CITY - The first round of a historical treasure hunt sponsored by the Tell City Sesquicentennial Committee drew plenty of interest last week and Mark Laflin, a member of the committee and coordinator of the project, hopes a second prize hidden this week will do the same.

  • Grants give boost to substance-abuse fight

    Money to bolster education, detection, treatment programs

    PERRY COUNTY - Eleven local groups will share $33,955 to support substance-abuse prevention across the county. Grants were presented June 23 by the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee.

    Money will be used for drug abuse prevention, treatment and anti-abuse educational programs. This year's grants were divided into three categories, prevention-education, treatment-intervention and law-enforcement-justice.

    Grant Recipients

    Prevention and Education

  • 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.