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Today's News

  • Star party Saturday

    PATOKA LAKE - The public is invited to discover nebulae, star clusters, galaxies and much more as they explore the wonders beyond the earth at the Patoka Reservoir Beach starting at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday.

    Members of the Evansville, Louisville and the Stonebelt Stargazers of Bedford, will share their knowledge of the universe.

    Evening astronomy begins at 8:30 p.m. at the beach with tips for stargazing, followed by night sky viewing through telescopes. For more information call (812) 685-2447.

  • Family seeks donations

    TELL CITY - An open house to accept donations to help Staci and Brian Henderson of Hawesville, Ky., will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City.

    The couple lost everything in a June 2 house fire. Staci Henderson is the former Staci Powers of Tell City.

    Anyone who would like to donate items may do so at this time.

  • City leaders to discuss budget

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Common Council members will meet at 6 p.m. June 29 to discuss next year's budget. To be conducted in the council room at City Hall, the meeting will be open to the public.

  • Adventures with Nature Field Day

    TIPSAW LAKE - The Hoosier National Forest annual Adventures with Nature will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Tipsaw Lake.

    Activities include crafts, games and maple-syrup, rug weaving, pioneer-life and invasive-species demonstrations. Presentations include retrieval dogs, insects, river works, Native American life, furry friends and raptor programs. The gate fee will be reduced to $3 per car and door prizes will be given out every half hour.

    For more information call (812) 649-9136 Ext. 5. No pets are allowed at the event.

  • Talk to the prosecutor forum

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins will hold three forums where the public can ask him questions. The first will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Cannelton City Council Chambers, downstairs of the Cannelton Public Library.

    The second will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 29 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library in Tell City. A third one will be held in the northern part of the county at a later date.

    For more information call 547-2750.

  • Digital switch leaves some antenna users in the dark

    Television. That magical "moving picture" box has provided entertainment and news to households for decades. It has also gone through changes over the years. Older viewers started out small, with only black-and-white screens. People can now purchase large flat-screen, high-definition color televisions, which give living rooms a movie-theater quality.

  • The best of Perry County

    The first part of June marked my third anniversary at The Perry County News and my move to Perry County. I was fresh out of Murray State University when I moved here in late May 2006 and while I worked at my college newspaper, I was eager to start my first "real" journalism job.

    After three years, I'm sure there are still plenty of Perry Countians who don't know who I am, but I hope that'll get fixed in the next few years, maybe by the time I retire. Anyway, on to the point of this whole column.

  • Breaking NewsMishap sickens 40 at Splashin' Safari

    SANTA CLAUS - At least 40 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari guests were treated and released at a Jasper hospital Saturday evening after being exposed to liquid bleach and muriatic acid in the Bahari River area of the water park.

  • Southridge halts TC win streak

    TELL CITY — Tell City rallied twice to try to keep its winning streak going but lost a Diamond League baseball doubleheader to Southridge Thursday.

    Those were Tell City's first losses of the summer. Tell City was 5-0 in the league and 7-0 overall after sweeping the Heritage Hills Sluggers Junior Legion team in a non-Diamond League doubleheader Wednesday.

  • Kiwanis regains sole possession of first in league

    TELL CITY - Franzman Insurance entered Wednesday's Babe Ruth League baseball game tied for first place with Kiwanis, each with three losses.

    But Franzman's 4-3 loss to Marksman Cab Company, coupled with Kiwanis' 9-7 win over Woodcrafters Thursday, put Kiwanis alone in first place and also put Marksman Cab back into the race.

    Three of Marksman Cab's runs Wednesday were unearned.