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  • First United offers 'I am' sermon series on Gospel of John

    TELL CITY – First United Methodist Church in Tell City invites the community to join them for worship celebration Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. for a seven-week sermon series, focusing on “I am” statements in the Gospel of John.

    Church leaders say “too often the world and others want to define who Jesus is, but in John’s Gospel – through the statements – Jesus defines himself.”

  • Town of Troy plans fall cleanup for Thursday, Friday Oct. 23-24

    TROY – The fall cleanup for the Town of Troy residents will take place Oct. 23 and 24. All items must be at curbside by 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23. The regular trash route will be followed and there will be no back-tracking to pick items up.

    No computers, TVs, carpet, tires or items with Freon will be accepted. Paint cans must be drained. There will be no pick up on vacant lots.

    A $10 charge for each large item must be paid at the utility office prior to pick-up and the receipt must be attached to the item to be picked up. Call 547-7501 with any questions.

  • Levco to appear at Pour Haus Oct. 16

    TELL CITY – Columnist Stan Levco will be at The Pour Haus in Tell City from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, selling and signing copies of his new book, “The Second Best of Stan Levco.”

    Levco has been a part-time deputy prosecutor in the Perry County prosecutor’s office since 2012. The book is a collection of columns he wrote for the Evansville paper or were published in magazines.

  • State income tax credits available for donors through LHDC

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp., as an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization, has been selected by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority for an allocation of Neighborhood Assistance Program state tax credits.

    Eligible organizations, like LHDC, in turn offer these state tax credits as an incentive to help them leverage contributions from individuals and businesses for certain activities and programming.

  • Register to vote by Monday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk Jean Schulthise is reminding voters that Monday, Oct. 6, is the last day to register to vote for the general election to be held Nov. 4.

    Registration applications must be received in the clerk’s office, by mail or in person, by 4 p.m.

    Voter-registration forms and instructions for submitting them are available at the clerk’s office.

    Voters may also register at any office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or online at www.indianavoters.com.

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  • Cannelton Elementary Fall Festival Oct. 23

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will sponsor its 69th annual Cannelton Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Cannelton Community Center.

    Queen candidates are Jaci James, Summer DuPont, Brooklyn Hale, Kendall Hale, Kyra Hemmings and Natalee Harris.

    The candidates will be out in the community collecting money for the PTO.

    The student who raises the most money will be crowned the 69th Fall Festival queen.

    Admission price is 25 cents for guests not in costume.

  • Child-care group seeks interested providers

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry Childcare Inc. has extended the deadline for completing its child-care survey to Friday, Oct. 3.

    An online survey has been created at www.surveymonkey.com/s/perrycountychildcare to identify the need for such services locally. Members of the public who have child-care needs are encouraged to complete the survey no later than that date.

    The initiative is seeking experienced individuals or established child care businesses that might be interested in partnering on a 24-7 child-care operation.

  • Rome plans day of food, fun and festivities Sunday for 2014 Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour

    ROME – The historic courthouse in Rome will be the site of the heritage tour activities for the town of Rome.

    Beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, dinners of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, bread, slaw and homemade dessert with tea or lemonade will be available to guests.

    Live music by House Kat Trio with Rita, Ray and Teddy will entertain visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then again starting at 1:45 p.m.

  • Cannelton Heritage Festival set for Oct. 11

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival is just a few weeks away.

    The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 11. Currently in its eighth year, the art fest features a full day of food, music, microbrewery and wineries, kids activities and a wide variety of musicians and artisans. Musicians are welcome to join in “jam sessions” on the streets in the heart of the festival for acoustic style performances.