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Today's News

  • Clay Day to be held at winery Saturday

    ROCKY POINT - An afternoon and evening of music, pottery, art and brick- oven-fired pizzas is planned for 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Blue Heron Winery in Rocky Point.

    Authors Michael Highfill and Mike and Kathy Finley of the recently released "Cannelton, Indiana Potteries" will be available and have copies of their book, displays and items for sale.

    They will also offer free pottery appraisals for those curious about the value and authenticity of their clay pieces.

  • Local sixth-graders attend three day Touchstone Energy camp

    TELL CITY - From June 4 through 7, four local sixth graders attended Touchstone Energy camp at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston. Southern Indiana Power, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, has sponsored this summer experience for 12 years.

    Campers participated in three days of traditional sleep-away summer-camp activities like zip lining, horseback riding, rock climbing, archery, swimming and campfires and learned about important topics such as alternative energy, electric safety and the impact a cooperative makes in a community.

  • Cannelcade of Music set for Friday

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON - A second attempt at starting the second season of Cannelcade of Music summer events is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Friday at the site of the former Sunlight Hotel at Washington and First streets.

    The first event this year was scheduled for May 9 but canceled due to rain. The location is a change from last year and is also the site of a portable miniature-golf course that will be open during the event.

  • Board seeks cause of leak

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON - Water seeps through a wall in Cannelton's City Hall, but city officials don't know why.

    "It's really coming through now, on the floor and everything," Mayor Mary Snyder said at a regular meeting of the city's board of public works and safety June 9. The water's effect on paint has been visible for some time along the base of the wall behind the council table.

  • Farmers market finds

    Tim Cecil of Hawesville, Ky., helps Betty Vaughn bag tomatoes during Wednesday’s session of the Perry County Farmers Market. Held each Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning at the Tell City Depot, the farmers market is off to a robust start.

    More vendors are taking part each week and the amount and variety of vegetables, fruits and homemade items continue to grow. Along with tomatoes, Vaughn purchased onions, zucchini and cucumbers.

  • Ironstock Halloween fest back in Tell City

    TELL CITY – After a five year hiatus, Ralph Mitchell and his wife, Melissa Carter, will host a reunion of their Halloween festival, Ironstock. This family-friendly event will kick off Friday June 27, at 7 p.m. with a free Zombie crawl beginning at the Tell City Depot.

    Everyone is invited to join the fun as the undead invade downtown. Formal activities will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and continue through Sunday, June 29, at the 4-H fairgrounds.

  • Officials make 1 appointment, consider another

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners appointed a former member of that body to a revived county economic-development commission at a regular meeting June 2.

    “Back when we did the Webb Wheel project in 2008 or so, we had to do it through the Perry County Economic Development Commission,” county attorney Chris Goffinet explained, so it was created then.

  • Money down the drain

    JACK JOYCE
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Good heavens, George ,you’re drinking Jimmy’s coffee? It helps you think? It would help me think, too. I would think that I didn’t want anymore of Jimmy’s coffee. And what the heck are you doing with all of these napkins? It looks like you are calculating the national debt.

    Yes, I can guess what you are doing. That amount, $42.74, looks extremely familiar.

  • Ferry mystery solved

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    A contractor not following the correct specifications for an interpretive panel under construction at Lincoln Ferry Park had to remove the structure this spring. It will be rebuilt later this year.

    Thus ends the mystery of the concrete and frame structure that was built in front of the park, located just across the Anderson River in Spencer County along Indiana 66. In a column last week, I wrote about the project and its sudden disappearance.

  • EDITORIAL: Care for vets must meet high expectations

    How America cares for its veterans is indicative of its values as a nation. We’re confident the vast majority of citizens agree that health care for military vets through the country’s network of Veterans Affairs hospitals should meet or exceed common-sense expectations.

    Unfortunately, what’s been discovered in recent weeks about the troubling wait times for new patients at VA hospitals reveals there is a disconnect between intent and reality.