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  • Camp with a Cop offers three days of fun, learning at Glenn Wood Hills

    PERRY COUNTY – The 2012 annual Kenny Kellems Camp With a Cop police youth camp has been scheduled for July 18-20.

    Due to the growth of the camp, the location has been changed and this year will be held at the Glen Wood Hills Camp in Derby. Youngsters entering sixth through ninth grades can attend.

    Due to the location of the camp, bus transportation will be offered from Myers Grade School in Cannelton to the camp in Derby July 18. Parents are welcome to drop their children off in person at the camp if they so choose.

  • Walking field tour

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  • Students raise $4,000 for kids hospital

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Students participating in the 2012 bike-athon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital raised $4,007.52.

    Sponsored by the Cannelton Teachers Association and chaired by fifth-grade teacher Joan Goble, the annual event has raised between $2,018 and $2,850 each of the last four years.

  • County employees can help control insurance expenses

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County employees may soon be offered incentives that, if followed, could save them and the county some money.

    Rex Whitten of BeniComp proposed a wellness program that he said won’t reduce health-insurance premiums but could “level out” the costs of large claims.

    He was introduced by Pete Franzman, insurance salesman and former county-council member, who said the financial benefits of detecting diseases like cancer or diabetes early can be substantial.

  • State releases 3rd-grade reading-test results

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Perry County third-graders fared similarly to their peers statewide in results of a new state reading test that state officials feel is an important indicator of future academic success.

    Cannelton Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad was prepared to report that city’s results at a regular school-board meeting last Thursday, but postponed it until another set for 6:30 p.m. this Thursday. This week’s meeting was scheduled because two board members were absent last week.

  • Conservation officers ID body found in Patoka Lake as Tell City man

    PATOKA LAKE – Indiana conservation officers have identified the body of a male discovered in Patoka Lake Saturday.

    The body is that of Terry Alvey, 55, of Tell City. With the assistance of relatives and close acquaintances, conservation officers were able to positively identify Alvey.

    An autopsy was conducted Sunday and the Orange County coroner’s office ruled that the preliminary cause of death was consistent with drowning. Toxicology results are also pending.

  • Sectional Champs!

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  • Waupaca seeks to rezone 200 acres

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Plan Commission will consider during a hearing Tuesday a request by Waupaca Foundry Inc. to rezone some 200 acres it wants to use for an industrial monofill.

    The hearing begins at 6 p.m. in the commissioners room at the county courthouse. It is open to the public.

    A legal notice published in The News May 3 outlines the request to rezone from agriculture to heavy industrial use the acreage on the west side of Indiana 37 just north of the the intersection of Indiana 70.

  • Tax caps placing squeeze on city budget


    TELL CITY – City leaders are coping with a reduced general-fund budget by watching every penny and eyeing dormant accounts that could provide some relief – at least for this year.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing and Clerk-Treasurer Jenny Richter presented a somber report on the city’s finances at the May 7 council meeting, pointing out that the city is expected to receive nearly $279,000 less in property taxes because of property-tax caps that limit amounts owners of property can pay.

  • Children invited to free summer camps

     BEDFORD – Perry County children are invited to a variety of free camps offered by the Salvation Army.

    Hidden Falls Camp is a ministry of The Salvation Army Indiana Division. Located near Bedford, the 600-acre facility offers a variety of fun and recreation for every camper. 

    The camp has a swimming pool, paintball, rock climbing, zip line, a snack shop, suspension bridge, obstacle course, nature center, observation deck, lodge, dorms and a chapel. The camp even has a place for a campfire.