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Today's News

  • Former governor to sign books Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb will sign copies of his latest book at two book signings at the Perry County Public Library branches. 

    “Cilin II: A Solo Sailing Odyssey” chronicles Whitcomb’s 30,000-mile, six-year, solo sailing experience through Greece, Panama, Antigua, Australia and other destinations.

  • Women’s Travel Club learns about coal mining in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Five members of the Woman’s Travel Club gathered April 4 for a meeting at the Cannelton Public Library with President Opal McCarthy presiding. Margaret Schank presented a history of coal mining in the Cannelton area.

  • George and Geneva Gilliland

    The family of George and Geneva Gilliland surprised the couple with a lunch at Ponderosa Steak House in honor of their 61st wedding anniversary.

  • DAR good citizens, essay winners announced

    TELL CITY – The Lafayette Spring Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter held its annual Awards Tea March 11, honoring Perry County’s “good citizens” and the American History winners.

  • Hikers break out of Eagles Bluff Park, agree to replace lock

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – Some places experience break-ins, but Eagles Bluff Park recently had a break-out.

    Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the Perry County Parks and Recreation Board Wednesday about an incident that happened at the park the previous Wednesday evening.

  • Attorneys say KBR knew of toxin earlier than claimed

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A September report from the Department of Defense Inspector General seemed to spread guilt previously assigned to contractor Kellogg Brown and Root for exposure of American soldiers to a toxic chemical in Iraq. An attorney representing National Guardsmen formerly assigned to the Tell City armory said Wednesday a recent revelation arising from that report, however, pinpointed KBR’s failure to share its awareness of the hazard present at the Qarmat Ali water treatment plant.

  • Auction likely for former junior-high school

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – An auction that would offer for sale the former Tell City Junior High School and its contents emerged at Tuesday’s meeting of Tell City-Troy Township School Board members as the preferred method of disposing of the idled building.

    Board members have voiced a desire for several months to sell the building, citing the cost of insurance and utilities that total several thousands of dollars each month.

  • Input session Tuesday on TC comprehensive plan

    TELL CITY – A second public input session on the development of Tell City’s comprehensive plan is set for Tuesday evening. Mayor Barbara Ewing encourages the public to attend the 6 to 8 p.m. meeting at the Schergens Center. Participants will be given an opportunity to prioritize goals and objectives with those given top priority becoming potential future projects for the city.

  • High-flying health fair

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  • County’s Dogwood Tour turning 50

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s Dogwood Festival will mark half a century of springtime celebrations this weekend with a busy schedule of activities.

    “We know the dogwood blossoms will be gone but Dogwood will be the good time it always is,” County Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Bev Minto said at a recent meeting.

    Events are planned in several communities, including towns on the first tour in 1962.

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