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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Don't give candidates a free pass

    As Election Day draws near, candidates for local races will be stepping up their efforts to win your votes. We hope Perry County’s voters will take the time in the coming days to devote the time and attention voting demands before going to the polls Nov. 2 or taking part in early voting already under way.

  • 2 days remain in Battle of Bands

    TELL CITY – A silent battle is being waged, and only two days remain for supporters of the Tell City Marching Marksmen to join the fight.

    WFIE-TV’s Battle of the Bands offers $100 to a school band each week and will give some competitors in those contests a chance at a $1,000 Ultimate Battle of the Bands grand prize.

    “Last year we won the weekly vote and would love to do so again,” Music Director Natasha Edmondson said in an e-mail message urging people to participate.

  • PCJW host Halloween event

    TELL CITY – Goblins, Games and Goodies, an event sponsored by Perry County Junior Women, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    Families are invited to take their children for a night of games, crafts, treats and even a haunted trail. There will also be “Witchy Story Time.” Popcorn, hot chocolate, hot cider and other snacks will be available for purchase. Snack proceeds will benefit the 4-H Council. Boy Scouts Troop 192 and Perry County 4-H Junior Leaders are sponsoring the haunted trail.

  • Open-mic poetry night at Tell City Star Cafe

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host an open-mic poetry night Friday, Nov. 5 for all area poetry lovers. The event will be held at the Tell City Star Café, 413 Main Street in Tell City, beginning at 6 p.m.

    Poets are welcome to attend and read their own work, or attendees may also recite the work of others. Registration is not required, but is appreciated by calling 608-1305.

  • Benefit celebration for Mark Kleeman Saturday

    FULDA – A benefit dance and live auction is being planned for the family of Mark “Flash” Kleeman, who passed away suddenly Sept. 12 after having a liver transplant at the Cincinnati University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    The event will be held Saturday at Fulda Sportsman Club. Dinners catered by New Boston Tavern will be on sale starting at 4 p.m. and include pulled pork, creek fries, baked beans and slaw. They will be available for dine-in or carryout.

  • Head Start Awareness open houses Oct. 28

    PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. North and South Perry Head Start Center, located next to Perry Central School and 1830 Tell Street, will host an open house from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28.

    The public is invited to attend and enjoy refreshments, tour the building, talk with staff about the educational program for preschool children 3 to 5 years old and obtain enrollment information.

  • Elementary schools to hold parent-teacher conferences

    CANNELTON – Cannelton elementary schools will hold parent-teacher conferences Wednesday and Thursday.

    Conferences will be held between 12:15 and 3:30 p.m. Grade cards will be issued at the conferences.

    For more information, call 547-4126.

  • TCHS to hold parent-teacher conferences

    TELL CITY –Tell City Junior-Senior High School will hold parent-teacher conferences from 4 until 7:45 p.m. Oct. 28. Thursday will be a full day of school for students; there will be no conferences that afternoon. School will not be in session Friday, Oct. 29 due to fall break.         

    Appointments will not be scheduled, and conferences will be held on a first-come basis. However, it is important that teachers know which parents are planning to attend so they can be prepared for the conference.

  • Branchville earns top awards

    BRANCHVILLE – Branchville Correctional Facility officials learned Thursday they have earned the Indiana Department of Correction Facility of the Year award, the highest honor given during annual Indiana Correctional Association conferences.

    Also, Janet Drach, a literacy and special-education teacher with more than 20 years’ service, became the second teacher in four years from Branchville to earn the Indiana Department of Correction Teacher of the Year award.

  • Ribbon-cutting planned for Rome restroom

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON — With a new restroom building at Rome’s Wilkerson Park nearly completed, the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a ribbon-cutting ceremony for it 4 p.m. Nov. 10.

    County Recreation Director Brad Smith told the parks board Wednesday that the building is completed except for installation of two windows.