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  • Draggin’ Main to return Sept. 6; Cannelcade to offer trophies

    TELL CITY – It’s time again for Tell City’s annual remembrance of how many of its citizens and others spent their youthful Saturday nights.

    Draggin’ Main will return Sept. 6 with activities in and around City Hall Park. Joe Morton, who helped found Draggin’ Main four years ago, said the event will again reunite old friends and promote making new ones.

    People usually start gathering around 5 p.m. and downtown eateries will be open.

    Cannelcade of Music will be at the City Hall Park gazebo for the event.

  • United Way launches annual campaign


    TELL CITY – A veteran pair of hands – and a new set – are at the helm of this year’s United Way of Perry County fundraising campaign.

    The community-based organization launched its 2014 effort late last month to collect $130,000. Money raised this fall through pledges will fund a range of community services provided by nearly 20 groups.

    Wendi Rich, who co-chaired last-year’s campaign with Chad James, is returning to help steer this year’s effort. Joining her is Andy Hollinden

  • Clarification

    TELL CITY – The News reported Thursday the Perry County Recycling Management District will sell roofing shingles it has begun accepting. That was the intent in early discussions about adding the service were conducted last September.

    District Director Ken Smith has said since then fees for the service will only cover the costs of processing, which include getting a sample from each load to send to state environmental officials for inspection.

  • Tell City man jailed after pursuit

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man allegedly driving after dusk with his lights turned off and in the wrong lane of Indiana 37 was jailed Thursday night after a brief pursuit, police said.

    Richard C. Moore, 56, of 1331 12th St. faces charges of resisting law enforcement, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.

  • City notifies residents about CSOs

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton is required to notify its residents the city has a combined sewer system that may allow precipitation and wastewater to be carried in the same pipe.

    During and for several days after rainfall or snowmelt, combined sewage may be discharged from its Combined Sewer Overflow 3 on Castleberry Creek, Mayor Mary Snyder said in an email message to the News, and people who come into contact with or ingest the water may become sick.

  • Old jail to be demolished

    CANNELTON – Wednesday will be D-Day for the old county jail, with D standing for demolition, according to plans in place as of last week.

    County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg told the News the contractor responsible for building the new jail intends to begin work Tuesday removing an overhang between the old jail and the Perry County Museum.

    They will return the following day to raze the jail structure, according to the plans.

  • Manufacturing event scheduled Oct. 15

    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Kids are talking about just-in-time manufacturing and lean processes, and that’s an awesome development, Carol Hagedorn said when asked about results of a program conducted last March titled “Manufacturing in the 21st Century.”

  • Pet of the week

    Notice from shelter staff: Due to the overpopulation of animals in our care, we are reducing adoption fees of all dogs to $50 and all cats to $25.

    SADY is a very sweet English red tick coonhound who is approximately 18 months old.

    She was brought to the shelter as a stray and seems to be scared of new things, but warms up in no time.

    She has learned how to walk on a leash and now walks with no pulling at all. She enjoys her chew bones and does well with other dogs.

  • HNF working to improve hunter success

    Wildlife Technician,
    Hoosier National Forest

    It’s that time of year again. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is distributing their annual hunting guide and retailers are running fall hunting sales. Some of you are fine-tuning a new bow or are out scouting on weekends.

  • Cannelton Comet

    Guest Columnist