http://www.perrycountynews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Sheriff calls prosecutor’s plans for grand jury ‘political ploy’ http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/sheriff-calls-prosecutor%E2%80%99s-plans-grand-jury-%E2%80%98political-ploy%E2%80%99 <p> By VINCE LUECKE<br /> Editor</p> <p> TELL CITY &ndash; Perry County Sheriff Lee Chestnut said Monday a grand jury plan to examine circumstances surrounding the death of a Perry County woman is little more than a political stunt by County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo to gain votes in next week&rsquo;s election.</p> County to mark 200 years Saturday http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/county-mark-200-years-saturday <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/perrycountybicentenniallogo.jpg" alt="(Click image to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)" title="(Click image to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)" align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> By VINCE LUECKE<br /> Editor</p> <p> PERRY COUNTY &ndash; Perry County will celebrate its bicentennial Saturday with an afternoon and evening filled with activities. The celebration will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Schergens Center.</p> Time to celebrate http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/time-celebrate <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/brittanyjubilant.jpg" alt="The Commodores won the match in five games and then won their first regional title by beating Linton-Stockton in four games Tuesday. They will play Indianapolis Ritter in the Forest Park semistate Saturday at 10 a.m. (Click photo to enlarge.)" title="The Commodores won the match in five games and then won their first regional title by beating Linton-Stockton in four games Tuesday. They will play Indianapolis Ritter in the Forest Park semistate Saturday at 10 a.m. (Click photo to enlarge.)" align="left" hspace="6" width="88" height="85" /><p> Perry Central senior Brittany Parker celebrates a point for the Commodores against Mater Dei in Saturday&rsquo;s championship match of the Forest Park volleyball sectional.<br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> City gets $350k for home repairs from state agency http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/city-gets-350k-home-repairs-state-agency <p> By KEVIN KOELLING<br /> Managing Editor</p> <p> CANNELTON &ndash; An unknown number of Cannelton property owners will get money to fix up their homes and if they play their cards right, won&rsquo;t have to repay a penny of it.</p> <p> Mayor Mary Snyder learned last week a city application for $350,000 in grant funding was approved by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s fantastic,&rdquo; she said Tuesday. &ldquo;This will really help the citizens of Cannelton.&rdquo;</p> Four vying for Perry Central board seats http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/four-vying-perry-central-board-seats <p> By VINCE LUECKE<br /> Editor</p> <p> LEOPOLD &ndash; Four candidates are vying for three seats on the Perry Central Community School Board.</p> <p> Incumbent board members Joe Flamion and Earla Williams are seeking new four-year terms. Also wanting to join the board are Glenn Etienne and Nanette DuPont.</p> <p> <strong>Joe Flamion </strong></p> <p> Seeking another term on the Perry Central School Board is Joe Flamion of St. Marks. He is retired from Perry Central Schools, where he worked 20 years.</p> Courthouse open Saturday for early voting http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/courthouse-open-saturday-early-voting <p> TELL CITY &ndash; The county courthouse will be open from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday for early voting.</p> <p> Formerly called absentee voting, people can use early voting for any reason and without explaining why. During the week, they can go to the commissioners room between 8 a.m. and noon and from 1 to 4 p.m.</p> <p> Early voting in person will continue through noon Monday. The courthouse will be closed Tuesday for Election Day.</p> Community illumination http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/community-illumination <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ctongrants2.jpg" alt="Cannelton workers put funding from a Perry County Community Foundation grant to use. Many volunteers worked to bring updates to the city’s Gazebo Park, according to Mayor Mary Snyder. Cannelton Utilities workers pictured here place newly painted posts for energy-efficient lighting for the park. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another." title="Cannelton workers put funding from a Perry County Community Foundation grant to use. Many volunteers worked to bring updates to the city’s Gazebo Park, according to Mayor Mary Snyder. Cannelton Utilities workers pictured here place newly painted posts for energy-efficient lighting for the park. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another." align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /> Community members join to erect trail sign http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/community-members-join-erect-trail-sign <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ctonrivertrail.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="77" height="85" /><p> Sewer Department Superintendent Jerry Ball (right) and employees Richard King and Shawn Fulkerson (not shown) donated their time to place a sign for the Cannelton Foundation.</p> <p> It was purchased with funds from a River Trail Grant. Attorney Mark Ramsey donated the sandstone for the base and bricklayer Jim Fulkerson donated his time to seal the stones.</p>