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  • Kings of Kraut

    Friends and neighbors spin turnips and the occasional tall tale in rite of autumn

    Tubs of turnips lie on Kenny Taylor's garage floor, pulled from the soft autumn earth and ready to be cut and brined into turnip kraut. Outside it's cool but the kraut workers inside are already warmed up by the wood stove in a far corner, the effort of hand-turning kraut cutters and cups of homemade wine.

  • Santa's sleigh on its way to weekend parades in Cannelton, Tell City

    Christmas in the Park events planned for Sunday evening

    PERRY COUNTY - Santa Claus will take time out of his busy schedule to join parades in Cannelton and Tell City this holiday weekend. He'll also return for Leopold's parade Dec. 2.

    Cannelton's Christmas Parade Friday, sponsored by Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142, the Legion Post's auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion Detachment 142, begins at 7 p.m. Lineup of entries starts at 6 p.m. along Old Indiana 237, across from Aubrey Automotive.

  • School officials continue progress toward bonds

    Cannelton board adopts appropriation resolution

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's school board took the next steps at a regular meeting Nov. 13 toward issuing bonds to cover a $544,375 debt the corporation owes to Fifth Third Bank.

    The board adopted a preliminary resolution outlining the financial move Oct. 17, school-corporation attorney John Hargis reminded the board. Notices announcing the public was invited to offer comments about it at the Nov. 13 meeting were published Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, he added.

  • New magistrate

    Perry Circuit Judge Lucy Goffinet, left in top photo, welcomes Karen Werner as magistrate after swearing her in to the new job Monday morning in the Perry County Courthouse. Goffinet invited Werner's father, John Werner, to perform a "robing ceremony" (bottom photo), noting the elder Werner had served a stint as Perry Circuit Judge. He served as Perry Circuit Judge beginning in 1980, completing a term vacated by J. David Huber when he resigned to seek a Congressional office.

  • PC hospital trustees approve purchases

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital's board of trustees approved the purchase of computer data-storage equipment and a satellite-television system at their last meeting.

    They also elected officers for the coming year and set their compensation.

  • TC firehouse to feel a little more like home

    Donation will add kitchen, meeting room to station

    TELL CITY - Volunteer firemen in Tell City accustomed to putting out fires in kitchens will soon be able to gather around a food-preparation area of their own in their 12th and Mozart streets fire station.

  • INDOT wants to amend agreement with parks board

    CANNELTON - Bids for construction of a restroom building at Eagle's Bluff Park are still scheduled to be opened Nov. 28, but last-minute changes requested by the Indiana Department of Transportation could delay that bid opening at least a month.

    The project was originally bid in January 2005 as a full-fledged visitors center overlooking the Cannelton Locks and Dam, but all bids came in more than $400,000 over budget. So the project has since been scaled down.

  • Street work continues

    Employees of Kleeman Truck and Excavating continued their work on Tell City's Main Street last week, but in a new block. The company is pouring new sections of sidewalk as part of Tell City's streetscape project from Jefferson to Pestalozzi streets. Tell City Electric Department employees are continuing their preparatory work in the same areas for new streetlights.

  • Waupaca seeks changes to IDEM permit

    TELL CITY - Thyssen-Krupp Waupaca Inc. has filed an application with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management seeking to modify an air-quality operating permit for its plant in Perry County.

    The company has applied to construct a new paint booth and to modify the capacity of one of its operating lines from 25 tons per hour to 35 tons. As a result, the company is seeking to revise lead and beryllium emission limits.

  • Offices closing for Thanksgiving

    PERRY COUNTY - Most governmental offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. All county offices will be closed, including offices in the Cannelton annex.

    City offices in Tell City and Cannelton will also be closed Thursday and Friday, including the city electric department.