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  • Pioneer Days beckon in Troy as fall tour resumes

    Activities along town's riverfront begin Friday; fireworks on Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY - Sunny skies and daytime temperatures in the 70s promise to offer a definite autumn-like feel during Pioneer Days events in Troy Friday and Saturday.

    Two days of food and entertainment begin Friday with ham, beans and cornbread dinners. Serving begins at 5 p.m. and doors to the beer garden open at the same time.

    Sandwiches, cotton candy, popcorn and other snacks will be available both days, as will soft drinks.

  • Destination unknown

    Spreading God's word from town to town ... at 4 mph

    Pulling tight on the reins, Randy Boehmer brings his team of four mules to a halt along Indiana 37. The traveler is glad for a chance to stop and talk and sate his hunger, he said, pulling an apple and jar of peanut butter from a covered wagon filled with belongings and two dogs, Shep and Proverb.

    As Boehmer unhooks the dogs from inside the covered wagon, he leads them to the back, past the "Jesus Saves. Ask Him" sign hung on the wagon's side.

  • River Sweep contest opens

    PERRY COUNTY - Students in primary and secondary schools are invited to design posters for River Sweep 2009. The contest is open to schools in counties bordering the Ohio River and its tributaries.

    Posters should reflect the positive outcome of pollution awareness and focus on encouraging volunteer participation. Prizes include two $500 U.S. Savings Bonds.

    Posters should be no larger than 18 by 24 inches and no smaller than 9 by 12 inches. All entries must be mailed to Poster Contest, ORSANCO, 5735 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45228 by Dec. 15.

  • Cannelton Democrats will meet Sunday

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Democrat Central Committee will have a pre-election meeting at noon Sunday at Cannelton American Legion Post 142. The meeting is open to the public.

  • Pedestrian hit by car faces charges

    TELL CITY - Charges are pending against a Tell City man struck by a vehicle when he was allegedly walking in the middle of Indiana 66 Monday night.

    According to Perry County Sheriff's Deputy Daymion Marsh, Daniel Peters, 46, of Tell City was driving east between Troy and Tell City when he saw Leonard Voyles, 19, walking in the middle of the eastbound lane.

  • Commodores march toward district

    Band recovers from poor early performance to take third place later

    LEOPOLD - "We talked, and the kids knew they could have done better," after the first of their two competitions Saturday, Perry Central Music Director Rob Cason said Monday about the school's Marching Commodores.

    They came in sixth in a field of six bands competing in Class D at Castle High School in Newburgh.

    "We did not have a very good show there," Cason admitted. "There were four bands there that could go to state finals."

  • Marching Marksmen earn second-place honors

    Band narrows point differences heading into district contest

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School's musicians continued Saturday a march toward the top of the scoreboard in band competition at Floyd Central High School in Floyds Knobs, taking second place.

    The Marching Marksmen were only 1.6 points out of first place, taken last weekend and the week before by Eastern High School, Pekin. In the Sept. 20 event at Paoli High School, the distance between Eastern and Tell City was 2.7 points.

  • James ready for 2nd term as recorder

    Preserving public records top goal

    TELL CITY - Running unopposed for the position of county recorder, incumbent Jane James said the records she oversees in the position are very valuable and must be protected and kept available to the public.

    "I'm looking forward to serving another four years as the Perry County recorder," she told the few people who turned out for a candidates forum Sept. 25 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    As an uncontested candidate, she simply provided an introductory statement while others who followed responded to questions.

  • Tourism pro pushes for better signs, gateways

    Today's visitor looking for experiences, not just scenery

    TROY - Perry County needs to do a better job of helping visitors find their way to the cabins, wineries and historic towns its tourism office and businesses tout on billboards and Web sites and in magazines.

    The advice came last week from a national expert in community tourism who shared tips on how the county can attract more visitors - and the dollars they bring to spend.

  • Story time series begins Tuesday at TC-PC library

    TELL CITY - It's registration time for kids who want to attend the Small Talk: Listening With Our Hearts - Signing With Our Hands story time series at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    The series is for children 2 to 6 years old and features songs, games, crafts and a video that teaches children how to sign beginning words and phrases.

    Story times will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m.

    The series begins Tuesday and will run for 10 weeks, concluding just before Christmas.