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  • Dates set for 2013 Camp with a Cop

    CANNELTON – The seventh annual Camp with a Cop is set for July 17-19 and will offer campers three days and two nights of activities. Children entering fifth through ninth grades are invited. The camp is designed to build respect and confidence in youth through positive encounters with law-enforcement agencies from various state and local departments.

  • Board hears poker-run details

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – Brian Ludwig of the River Valley Jeepers presented details Wednesday about his group’s planned May 11 Jeep poker run.

    Speaking to the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department’s directors, Ludwig said the route had not been officially decided, but it will start and end at Mulzer Park in Derby, where participants will receive their first and last cards.

  • Courthouse to undergo upgrades

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Commission voted in a regular meeting April 5 to authorize County Auditor Connie Berger to spend up to $35,000 to replace a filing system she said was taken from the county’s old courthouse.

    The commission was discussing maintenance work necessary on the current courthouse, and member Paul Malone said officeholders were to have provided lists of needs they were aware of.

  • Man who served time for OWI death tells students to choose wisely

    Staff Writer

    PERRY COUNTY – “I know about making good choices … I know about making bad choices,” said 35-year-old Chris Sandy as he showed Heritage Hills students a picture of himself in handcuffs. Sandy and his brother-in-law, Eric Krug, were featured speakers April 3 through their Enduring Regret program in assemblies at area schools discussing the dangers of drinking and driving.

  • Dogwood Tour around the corner

    PERRY COUNTY – The 51st annual Dogwood Festival will mark another Perry County springtime April 27-28 with activities around the county.

    Activities will begin April 27 in Rome with the Southern Indiana Draft Horse and Mule Club presenting old-fashioned farm demonstrations. Activities will include plowing and discing of soil using true horse (and mule) power. Demonstrations will continue April 28.

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  • Council orders owner to raze Heck building

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s Common Council voted April 8 to have a developer tear down a building that has been a problem for years.

  • Wood Memorial holds off Tell City

    TELL CITY—All of Wood Memorial’s runs were unearned in a 4-2 girls softball win over Tell City Wednesday.
    The Trojans had six hits and drew only one walk but took advantage of five Tell City errors.
    Madison Schuetter pitched the first 42⁄3 innings for Tell City. She walked none and struck out one.
    McKenzie Hayes pitched the rest of the way, giving up no hits and one walk and striking out one.
    Tell City, 1-4, had only two hits, by Schuetter and Stori Beard.
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  • Southridge pommels Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Southridge pounded 27 hits, including 10 for extra bases, to beat Perry Central 24-5 in baseball Wednesday.
    “They hit the ball and we’ve got some work to do on pitching and defense (five errors),” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers. “Our outfield struggled pretty bad.”
    Tanner Cassidy went 3 for 3 and drove in two runs to lead Perry Central. Andrew Mosby went 2 for 2 and was hit by a pitch for the fourth time this season.

  • Castle outruns Marksman boys

    TELL CITY—Castle won 12 of 16 events to beat Tell City 96-36 in boys track Wednesday.
    “I cut back individual events in preparation for Saturday (when Tell City was to host its invitational); otherwise we could have scored quite a few more points—especially in the distance races,” said Tell City Coach Zac Hartz.
    He noted that the Marksmen “had a lot of season bests and personal records overall.”