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  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Who do you favor in the American League Championship Series?

    We invite readers to participate in our online poll by finding the question at the bottom of the page or clicking into the opinion section.

    Other features of the site that allow you to express your opinions include an "Add new comment" invitation at the end of most stories and a community forum, also found in the opinion section.

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  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Who do you favor in the National League Championship Series?

    We invite readers to participate in our online poll by finding the question at the bottom of the page or clicking into the opinion section.

    Other features of the site that allow you to express your opinions include an "Add new comment" invitation at the end of most stories and a community forum, also found in the opinion section.

    Don't hold back; express yourself!

  • Political candidates to meet Thursday in forum

    TELL CITY – A Thursday forum will give Perry County voters preparing to go to the polls a chance to hear candidates’ views on a variety of topics.

    The forum, sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and The Perry County News, will be held at the Tell City Knights of Columbus beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will be broadcast by WTCJ-FM radio,105.7.

  • River Sweep poster contest taps young artists’ talents

    PERRY COUNTY – Students in primary and secondary schools – public and private in kindergarten through 12th grades – are invited to design a poster for the 24th annual River Sweep 2013.

    Fifteen prizes will be awarded. The grand prize is a $500 check and the school representing the grand-prize winner will also receive an award. A $500 prize will be presented to the student with the winning design for the official River Sweep T-shirt. Thirteen $50 prizes will be awarded to one winner at each grade level.

  • Parks board’s grant request for storage building denied

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department’s request for a $31,900 grant from the Schergens Foundation for a new storage building at Eagles Bluff Park has been turned down. But if the parks board can run 31 more 5-kilometer runs, it could raise the money for the building itself.

    Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the board at Wednesday’s meeting that the department made $1,000 on the 5K race it ran at the Derby River Fest Oct. 6.

  • 8th District House candidate describes priorities

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Larry Bucshon told Perry County residents Thursday morning large-scale changes are necessary to get the nation back on the right track. Among them, the incumbent Indiana 8th District representative for the U.S. House said, are needs to reform the tax code and health-care system, make the national infrastructure a priority and reverse a trend toward lower-paying service jobs.

    He will face Democrat Dave Crooks and Libertarian Bart Gadau in the Nov. 6 general election.

  • Vectren not optimistic about syngas plant

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat Staff Writer

    ROCKPORT – Long a hotbed of contention since it was first initiated more than six years ago, Vectren officials believe a proposed substitute natural gas plant in Rockport could cost ratepayers.

  • Happy birthday, Cannelton! (MORE PHOTOS ADDED)

    The city of Cannelton kicked off festivities marking its 175th anniversary with a parade Sunday through the town. Hundreds of people lined the streets to see civic, community and commercial floats parade by and to listen to tunes played by the Fort Knox 115th Dragoons Military Marching Band and the Tell City High School Marching Marksmen. The annual Heritage Festival will kick off Saturday. 

     

    All photos by Trista Lutgring

  • Indiana fall and winter weather outlook can bring uncertainty

    WEST LAFAYETTE – After an extremely hot and dry summer, farmers and others might wonder what kind of weather they can expect during the fall and coming winter in Indiana.

  • Bristow car show Sunday

    BRISTOW – Perry County will be chock-full of activities this weekend, including the annual Bristow car show Sunday.

    Hundreds of cars and trucks from every era of the automotive age are expected to fill the small town. Other activities will include live entertainment, food concessions, children’s activities, craft vendors and more. For more information on the Sunday show, call 836-2386.