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Today's News

  • Veterans display at public library

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  • Special Olympics bowling tourney scheduled for Oct. 18

    TELL CITY – Special Olympics Perry Country will host its county bowling tourney at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Tell City Bowling Center.

    The public is invited to attend and cheer athletes as they bowl.

  • Bristow’s 25th Octoberfest Sunday

    BRISTOW – Bristow will host its 25th Octoberfest and Street Rod, Antique and Classic Car and Truck Show Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Bristow Community Center.

    Registration for the street rod, antique and classic car and truck show will begin at 8 a.m. There will be street rod, door prizes, dash plaques at 4 p.m., top 50 and special awards.

  • Cannelton Heritage Festival set for Saturday

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 11. Currently in its eighth year, the art fest features a full day of food, music, microbrewery and wineries, kids activities and a wide variety of musicians and artisans.

    Musicians are welcome to join in “jam sessions” on the streets in the heart of the festival for acoustic-style performances.

  • Recycling district denied funds again

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Recycling Management District was again denied a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant that was intended to fund a feasibility study, district Executive Director Ken Smith said at an Aug. 28 meeting of the district’s board of directors.

    “We missed it by seven points this year,” he said. “Last year we missed it by one point.”

  • Police charge man with resisting law enforcement

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Sheriff’s Department had yet to provide details, but deputies and state police arrested a 59-year-old man Thursday on Sycamore Road.

    Gary K. Williams, who gave police no address, faces preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement and felony possession of marijuana.

    Police said Williams was living outdoors in the area.

  • Manufacturing displays up through early November

    TELL CITY – Manufacturing displays created to celebrate the county’s manufacturing heritage as part of this year’s bicentennial celebration are on display at three locations in the county.

    Displays are located at the Tell City Museum, Perry County Museum in Cannelton and Perry Central High School and will be there through early November.

    The two museums are open Sunday afternoons.

  • Cannelton Elementary Fall Festival Oct. 23

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will sponsor its 69th annual Cannelton Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Cannelton Community Center.

    Queen candidates are Jaci James, Summer DuPont, Brooklyn Hale, Kendall Hale, Kyra Hemmings and Natalee Harris.

    The candidates are out in the community collecting money for the PTO.

    The student who raises the most money will be crowned the 69th Fall Festival queen.

    Admission price is 25 cents for guests not in costume.

  • COLUMN: The yearly battle against the dropped pear insect gang

    By TOM TURPIN
    Guest Columnist

    One of the rites of fall in my backyard orchard is the dropping of the fruit from the old pear tree. My Bartlett pear seems to provide a bumper crop of fruit each year. And each year I can’t seem to figure out when it is time to harvest the pears so that they don’t end up on the ground.

    Over the years, I have come to believe that the pear tree harbors an evil streak. That tree seems to know when I am out of town for a day or two and takes the opportunity to drop its fruit en masse.

  • Council OK’s ATTC’s latest tax abatement

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County council members approved at a regular meeting Aug. 28 the latest of several tax abatements granted to ATTC Manufacturing.