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Today's News

  • Annual back-to-school cookout Aug. 9 at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD - The annual Perry Central Back to School Cookout will be held Aug. 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the school cafetorium.

    It will feature getting-ready-for-school booths and activities hosted by school and community organizations and businesses. Book rental and school registration will be open until 7:30 and there will be entertainment by the Perry Central Band and Perry Central cheerleaders.

  • TCPD officer injured Friday

    TELL CITY - A reserve Tell City police officer required stitches to close a head wound after the city-owned car he was driving struck a light pole in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Jeremy Galloway was responding with other officers to an anonymous call about a possibly armed man reportedly driving a red truck in the lot.

    Galloway was patrolling in the area when his car hit the pole. Police did not locate the man and the call may have had no basis.

    The car sustained damage but was drivable. Galloway was treated at Perry County Memorial Hospital and released.

  • Coroner: Cannelton man died from electrocution

    CANNELTON - A man died from accidental electrocution Friday while working on his sewage system. Coroner Darrel Riley said Mark McManaway had made a "snake" from a steel cable and placed one end in an electric drill. He was using the cable and a water hose in an attempt to open a lateral line, Riley said.

    For some reason the cable or drill became charged, causing the fatal shock. McManaway, who suffered burns to his chest, thigh and fingers, was found by a family member. An obituary appears in this edition.

     

  • Perry County native wins Lead the Way grant

    PETERSBURG - Perry County native Ray Niehaus, a teacher at Pike Central High School and coordinator for the school's Project Lead the Way, has received a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams grant. He and nine students are among 35 finalists to receive the awards.

    The award was profiled in a story last month in the Evansville Courier & Press.

    The team of students will receive a $10,000 grant to their team's project, a disaster-relief fund shelter for four people.

  • Grant applications being taken

    TELL CITY - The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications Aug. 1 until Sept, 15. Disbursement of grants will take place in October.  

    Thanks to the collective donations of Southern Indiana Power members, Operation Round Up is becoming an important way to provide funds to local community programs and projects, program officials say.

  • Farmers markets at full steam
  • Memorial to honor David Hebeisen

    TELL CITY - Marching Marksmen members preparing for a new season will pause Friday to remember a friend they lost as last year's season got under way.

    Davey Hebeisen died of an aneurism two days after last year's July 31 kickoff party.

    A memorial stone will be dedicated in his honor at 3 p.m. Friday near a tree previously planted in his honor. The dedication will culminate the second of three week-long camps preparing musicians and color-guard members for the 2010-11 season.

  • Action Jolie film 'Salt' not great, but takes risks, succeeds

    When you watch as many movies as I do, you start to see patterns in every genre and things get very boring. I went into "Salt," the latest Angelina Jolie spy film, expecting a typical, safe movie that would be completely forgettable. I was pleasantly surprised to see an exciting action film that does not play it safe, but rather goes all out. "Salt" is not a great film or anything, but it is a film that takes risks and usually succeeds.

  • County health nurse offers school immunization reminder

    Summer break is rapidly coming to an end for all local students. Perry County students entering grades 6 through 12 in August will have to meet new immunization requirements or they could be prevented from attending school.

    The new 2010-11 school immunization requirements state that all students must have an immunization record that documents one tetanus, diphtheria, accelular pertussis vaccine, meningococcal conjugate vaccine and two varicella (chicken pox) vaccines.

  • Who drums for grouse, listens to nocturnal woodcock?

    When hiking your favorite trail in the Hoosier National Forest, have you ever noticed it was no longer muddy, or perhaps a portion of the trail had been relocated? How did the Hoosier staff know to correct the problem? It was a result of trail monitoring. Farther down the trail you cross an area and remember it had been part of a prescribed burn last year. In past years you did not notice all the different blooming flowers that you see now. These new flowers are the result of opening up the forest canopy and allowing more sunlight to reach the ground.