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  • Perry County Habitat for Humanity and the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.'s building trades  program have formed a collaborative partnership over the past school year. Supporters point to the benefits for everyone: students, the community and a partner family who will move into the new house later this year.  

  • CANNELTON - If a youngster participating in Camp with a Cop last week was bored, he or she just wasn't paying attention.

    Their schedule for Thursday alone included scuba diving and swimming at the Tell City High School pool, field games featuring an obstacle course, a dunking booth, water balloons, fishing, rock-climbing and rappelling, food donated by area pizzerias and a memorial service for the late Kenny Kellems.

  • What's the best Perry County has to offer? What attraction or destination should everyone know of? Is there a trail to hike, a shady spot to picnic or a historic site that just shouldn't be missed?

    Those are the questions the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau and others involved in promoting our community to others would like to know, and they've asked The News to pose the question to readers.

  • TELL CITY - Most parents expect their children to graduate from high school. Elizabeth "Libby" Galloway wasn't sure, for a time, if daughter Beyonka, would live long enough.

    "Every one of my family members died of cancer," Libby said May 26, "so I associated it with death."

    Beyonka didn't just graduate with the Tell City High School Class of 2009. She did it in style, as a 21st century scholar.

  • GULFPORT, Miss. - Eric Faulkenberg lives up to the Latin phrase, "Non sibi, sed patriae," which means "not for self, but for country."

    As a petty officer third class in the U.S. Navy, he served for seven months in Kuwait in 2008 and will be deployed to Afghanistan in August. But while he selflessly serves his country, Faulkenberg has served his countrymen in another way.

  • A pair of old tombstones apparently separated from the graves they were intended to mark are back where they belong — thanks to a combination of dedicated detective work and a desire to preserve a pioneering family's legacy.

    Evelyn Lasley, who staffs the genealogy department at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library, is the main sleuth in the tale of the tombstones created for two members of the Shields family, 3-year-old Addison and his 2-year-old sister, Mary.

    Addison was born in 1845 and Mary in 1841.

  • CANNELTON – Her first name refers to a sweet children's tale about a little girl lost in the woods. Maybe that's just to lull her opponents into a false sense of safety. Her last name, derived from the expression, "clean your clock," is closer to her job description.

    "One of the girls on the team picked it," said Goldie Klox, a blocker with the nonprofit RollerGirls of Southern Indiana. "I have highlights in my hair and I'm a hard hitter."

  • TELL CITY - Yohan Yarrow is a 7-year-old boy with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and even though his grandfather works full time and his grandmother part time, they might not have enough money to cover the medicine he needs this month.

    Across town, Robert Roger is a single father who drops off his 3-year-old son Roland at a day-care center before going to work to support his three children and pay bills.

  • Chris Deel hopes the welding skills he's mastering at Ivy Tech Community College will take him places.

    The Perry Central High School senior is nearing the end of his second and final semester of evening welding classes at the Tell City site. The credits he's earned, three per semester, not only count toward the high-school diploma he'll receive in a couple of weeks, but will also serve as college credits if he seeks a degree in welding.

    Deel said he is eyeing  a career in diesel mechanics but knows the skills he's learned could pay off in any number of ways.

  • PERRY COUNTY - Tell City and Perry Central elementary students were given opportunities in recent weeks to stir people in their lives into action to help save others.

    "We and Perry Central are having blood drives on back-to-back weekends," explained Stacy Fleck, nurse for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Scheduled for April 25 and May 2, the drives weren't open to the general public, she said, so participating students get all of the credit.

  • Amanda Dickens talks to her son, Trent, and husband, Brian, while watching elephants graze Saturday morning during the set-up phase of the Kelly Miller Circus. Though not a part of the usual Dogwood Tour weekend, the circus provided another attraction to visitors and residents alike on a sun-kissed weekend.