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Today's News

  • Whitesville holds off Cannelton

    CANNELTON - Brooke Powers made 15 spikes but Cannelton lost to Whitesville Trinity 25-15, 23-25, 25-18, 25-15 in volleyball Thursday.

    Hannah Baur added 10 spikes and four blocks and Sarah Powers had nine spikes, including five kills, for the Bulldogs. Nakaa Myers made five spikes and two blocks.

    Tora Walls made four blocks.

    Myer served four aces and Baur added three.

    Jaci Garrett made five digs.

    Despite the loss, "we played a lot better than we did against Orleans," said Cannelton Coach Heather Daum. "We communicated better and we passed better."

  • Deployed soldiers include elite sniper unit

    Lifetime love of shooting pushes man to qualify

    TELL CITY - A National Guard soldier assigned to the Tell City armory turned a lifelong talent into an extra way to serve his country before he deployed to the Middle East early this year.

    Rockport resident Russell Christian's rank is specialist and his duty title is infantryman.

    He's also a sniper.

    "I joined because I wanted to fight for my country, and am from a military family," Christian said in responding to News questions by e-mail. "The school benefits are good too."

  • Upcoming forum to test candidates

    Your questions needed for Sept. 25 event

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a political forum Sept. 25, giving voters a close-up opportunity to assess candidates seeking to represent them in county and Statehouse offices.

  • Main Street green

    Top photo, Steve Goffinet, an employee of the Tell City Street Department, irrigates grass and trees on Main Street last week as a late-summer dry spell continued. Some rain fell Thursday and Friday. Bottom photo, Jo Flohr looks over Marilyn Hagedorn's vegetable selection while she weighs green beans last week in City Hall Park. Farmers markets there feature crafts, fresh fruits and vegetables and honey. Times are Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 a.m.

  • Waldo found

    Where's Waldo? From the two legs sticking out from this round bale of hay near Magnet, he fell victim to a farming accident. The fake legs and sign have undoubtedly turned the heads of motorists traveling by the area. "Where's Waldo" is the title of a series of popular children's books.

  • March for Babies Oct. 5

    TELL CITY - The March for Babies event for Perry and Spencer counties will be Sunday, Oct. 5 at Tell City High School in Tell City with check-in at 2 p.m. and the march beginning at 3 p.m.

    The public can register for March for Babies online at marchforbabies.org or call the March of Dimes at (800) BIG-WALK.

    The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.

  • Cannelton plans Oct. 11 Heritage Festival

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Heritage Festival will be held Oct. 11 on Washington Street in Cannelton. A full schedule of activities is planned with food and vendor booths opening at 10 a.m.

    Several local musicians will perform throughout the day, featuring folk, blues, contemporary and original music.

    Children's activities include pumpkin painting, kids games and face painting.

    The Perry County Courthouse Museum, along with local churches, businesses and schools, will be open for tours.

    Guided walking historic and haunted-history tours will also be offered.

  • Junior Achievement kicks off volunteer, fund drive

    PERRY COUNTY - Do you want an opportunity to impact the workforce of tomorrow? Well, now's your chance - by supporting Junior Achievement in Perry County.

    During the 2007-08 school year, Perry County Junior Achievement programs impacted 548 local students in 24 area classrooms.

  • First of three meth forums set for Sept. 17

    LEOPOLD - The Leadership Perry County Class of 2008 will hold the first of three methamphetamine forums called "Every child ... Every chance ... Every Day" Sept. 17.

    The forums will focus on how drugs affect children, more specifically a lack of foster parents in Perry County to take care of children after their caregivers have been jailed because of drugs.

    Beginning at 6:30 p.m. a light meal will be served in the Perry Central cafetorium with speakers to follow. Indiana State Police Sgt. Paul Andry will present Identifying the Problem at 7 p.m.

  • Candlelight vigil in Sunset Park to honor all military

    TELL CITY - "We Have Not Forgotten" is the title and theme for a candlelight vigil set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Tell City's Sunset Park. The program will honor everyone who has ever served or is serving in the military, said Lesa Baughman, co-chairwoman for the family-readiness group supporting Tell City-based National Guard soldiers.

    The majority of the unit deployed to the Middle East early this year in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.