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  • Let's save the Delta Queen, Tell City councilman urges

    Paddlewheeler's future threatened

    TELL CITY - A city councilman wants to circulate a petition asking Congress to keep a historic Ohio River paddlewheeler on the water.

    The Delta Queen, a 285-foot-long craft that can carry up to 200 passengers, could be moored permanently late this year if its owners don't receive a continuation of an exemption allowing the paddlewheeler, which has a wooden superstructure, to carry overnight passengers.

  • Temporary traffic light active today

    INDOT asks motorists to use caution as work begins on IN-66 slide

    TROY - A temporary traffic signal on Indiana 66 just east of Troy is scheduled to be activated today as work begins on correcting a slide along the state highway.

    The signal, which is expected to be activated at 8 a.m., will allow Newburgh contractor Ragle Inc. to close one lane as it works to repair the slide.

  • Teams ready for '08 Relay for Life

    Survivors' lap kicks off at 2 p.m. Saturday

    LEOPOLD - Relay For Life teams from across Perry County will converge on Perry Central Community School Saturday and Sunday, walking to raise money for the fight against cancer and to remember those who have both won and lost their battles with the disease.

    As of Tuesday, there were 21 teams, 186 participants and $7,275.76 raised, according to data on Perry County's Relay For Life Web site, located at http://events. cancer.org/rflperrycoin.

  • Spike in recycled cardboard welcomed

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Recycling Management District doesn't have enough containers to fulfill the demand for cardboard collection, Marlow Smethurst said May 22, "but we need more people to recycle more cardboard."

  • Tell Street developer hits another red light

    City council declines Ferdinand company's petition to rezone land for storage, office buildings

    TELL CITY - A Ferdinand company's plans to construct self-storage units on a 5-acre tract of land along Tell Street, already slowed by unfavorable recommendations by the city's plan commission, hit would could be a permanent red light Monday evening when the Tell City Common Council let die a motion to approve a rezoning request.

  • Hometown Hero puts her heart into service

    CANNELTON - Evelyn Adams' heart is always in her service, Rebecca Fenn said of the former United Way of Perry County board member.

    "She is one of those people who is a hard worker and keeps an eye out for what's good for the whole community," she said, adding no matter what Adams supports, she gets involved with it.

  • City cleanup begins Monday

    TELL CITY - Tell City's annual weeklong cleanup is set for next Monday through Thursday, June 9-12.

    Miscellaneous items will be picked up on residents' standard trash-pickup days and collected at the same time as bagged trash.

    No tires will be collected by city crews. Also prohibited are paint cans, batteries and other toxic items and very heavy furniture such as hide-a-beds. Refrigerators, air conditioners and anything else containing Freon won't be picked up, nor will scrap wood or roofing materials, including asphalt shingles.

  • Former President Clinton sends note of thanks to Myers

    CANNELTON - Students at Myers Grade School in Cannelton were "tickled to death" when Mayor Smokey Graves read a letter from former President Bill Clinton, Graves said of the letter on display in the school's entryway.

  • Speaker: Small school gives every face a name

    CANNELTON - Ashley Seifert said Saturday she probably wouldn't have been the class valedictorian for 2008 had she been in a larger school. In fact, because she's not the outgoing type, she might not have been noticed at all.

  • Recovering addict says county can kick drug habit

    Substance abusers, families can find help here

    PERRY COUNTY - County resident Wes Ball is proud of the fact he's been free of meth addiction for three years, eight months and, as of last Thursday, 29 days. He's also glad that he knows of "50 to 60 people who are making a good effort" toward staying drug-free.

    "When I first started getting clean, there were only four or five people I could turn to for help," he said.