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  • 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.

  • Democrats plan Sunday meeting

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Democrat Central Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday in the home of Arvina Bozarth, 647 S. Seventh St., Cannelton. More information may be obtained by calling her at 547-6284.

  • Suspect crashes into state trooper's car

    EVANSVILLE - A Tell City native now serving as an Indiana State Police trooper received minor injuries Saturday when a suspect allegedly high on methamphetamine crashed into his squad car in Evansville.

    According to Sgt. Todd Ringle, Trooper Mike Lehmkuhler attempted to stop a 1988 Chevrolet pickup truck after the driver, later identified as David Eugene Walden, 39, of Boonville, disregarded an automatic signal on the Lloyd Expressway at St. Joseph Avenue.

  • Teammates sought for upcoming hunts

    PERRY COUNTY - Tim and Jeff Brumfield, representing Perry County in next month's Spring Turkey Challenge, have been invited to participate in remaining hunts in Georgia, South Dakota and Illinois. The brothers are looking for experienced hunters interested in taking part in upcoming hunts for hogs, antelope and whitetail deer.

    Sportsmen or women interested in joining Tim and Jeff's Team Perry County will have the opportunity to show off on national TV in the remaining circuit event of their choice, but will also be competing for nearly $100,000 in cash and prizes.

  • Prescribed burning an important forest-management tool

    PERRY COUNTY - Prescribed burning is a management tool in which fires are purposely started under controlled conditions to achieve a desired result. It is used to approximate the natural vegetative disturbance of periodic fires.

    Prescribed burning recreates conditions that historically take place in forest ecosystems.

    Prescribed burns offer many benefits.

    Fuel Reduction: Fires reduce buildup of combustible fuels that can feed intense wildfires and threaten public and firefighter safety