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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Playing kids and graveyard laughter

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I’m not the one to go around telling ghost stories, even if Halloween is coming, but I’m pretty sure I overheard the laughter of departed souls Sunday.

  • EDITORIAL: The benefits of keeping it local

    Last Tuesday’s state-candidates forum included a question about ways the legislature can promote shopping, buying and eating locally. Responses included setting an example by committing to local buying, more aggressive marketing efforts, passing legislation that makes it easier for producers and merchants to sell their products at farmers markets, and closing corporate loopholes to shift the tax burden off of families and individuals, thereby increasing disposable income.

  • Flu shots available this week

    TELL CITY – The offices of Drs. Marcrum, Bailey and Kleeman, located at 421 Seventh St., in Tell City, will host a flu-shot clinic Thursday and Friday, Oct. 9-10.

    Hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the office closed from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $35.

    For information, call 547-9663, Ext. 1.

  • Coming Events

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to the News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or emailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Young professionals group to meet Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Young Professionals will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Smackwater Cove restaurant in Derby.

  • First Family form deadline Saturday; Daughters to offer help, scan photos at Cannelton museum

    CANNELTON – The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Perry County Museum in Cannelton from 11 a.m until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, to help anyone needing to fill out their First Family applications.

    That day is the deadline to submit an application.

    A pinning ceremony will take place during the Perry County Bicentennial Celebration at 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

  • 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.”