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  • Iwo Jima presentation April 12

    TELL CITY - A survivor of the Battle of Iwo Jima will have a presentation at 1 p.m. April 12 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    Events of that battle 63 years ago will be described by Marion "Frank" Walker of Brownstown as he brings to life the details of the deadliest battle in Marine Corps history.

    Mount Suribachi and Iwo Jima have become icons in history, yet so little is known about the conflict.

    He will also tell the story of the "flag raising" and how he survived the campaign.

  • Local groups schedule Easter events

    A number of organizations in the area have scheduled events in celebration of Easter.

    Tri Kappa hosts Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

    TELL CITY - Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa will sponsor its annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Saturday at Tell City Moose Lodge 1424.

    From 9 to 11 a.m., children up to fifth grade are invited to participate in activities, enjoy breakfast and take photos with the Easter Bunny. Each child will receive a candy bag.

  • Classes begin March 31 for naturalist program

    PERRY COUNTY - Classes in a master-naturalist program will begin March 31 and continue for eight consecutive Mondays.

    Designed to help nature lovers grow by providing them intensive training in natural-resource principles, the classes' participants will share their knowledge by providing volunteer leadership and service to their communities.

  • Carl Hurley tickets available through chamber

    TELL CITY - A nationally recognized comedian and lecturer, sometimes called America's funniest professor, will perform Aug. 4 on the Tell City High School auditorium stage as part of the community's sesquicentennial celebration.

    Carl Hurley, a former Eastern Kentucky University professor, draws big crowds at shows and speaking engagements around the country with his homespun humor.

    Drawing from his Appalachian upbringing, Hurley follows in the tradition of American humorists such as Andy Griffith and Garrison Keillor.

  • Paper-company problem becomes lucky break for local rail agency

    High river compounds wood-chips issue

    TELL CITY - Some people prefer to use the word opportunities when others would say problems. A recent problem for the Domtar Corp. turned into a lucky break for the Perry County Port Authority.

  • News, chamber hosting April 8 candidate forum

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a political forum next month 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 will be invited, as will those 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.

  • Luxury apartments given initial OKs

    Grandview Care wants to build three-story, 10-unit building

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Advisory Plan Commission gave its approval Thursday to a 10-unit luxury apartment complex to be built this summer near the Fennhaven area of Tell City. Votes to recommend the project to the city council and zoning-appeals board came despite concerns from nearby residents that the extra traffic would further clog small roadways in the area.

  • Candidate eyes larger role for council

    Hauser says every person, idea important

    TELL CITY - Tom Hauser, 8340 N. Indiana 66, Rome, who filed his candidacy for an at-large seat on the Perry County Council just ahead of a noon, Feb. 22 deadline, said Thursday he wants to serve the county he calls home.

    "I have a vested interest in the county because I was born and raised here and I plan on staying here," he said. "I want to help protect the financial aspects of the county."

  • County violates new EPA smog standard

    Designation based on latest research on ozone

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry was among 14 Indiana counties listed in reports Friday as not meeting a new Environmental Protection Agency health standard for smog.

    Allen, Boone, Clark, Elkart, Greene, Hamilton, Johnson, Lake, LaPorte, Marion, Porter, St. Joseph and Warrick counties were also among the 345 nationwide identified in Associated Press reports.

  • Cannelton leaders accept construction bid

    Utilities chief: Copper thieves risking severe injuries

    CANNELTON - Members of Cannelton's board of public works and safety and common council accepted a $1,500 bid for repairs to the city's street-department building at a regular meeting March 10.

    The bid from Charlie Weatherholt was the lowest of two received for repairs to a gutter and sliding door.