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  • Marksmen march past first rough performance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Marching Marksmen finished fourth among four bands at their first competition this season, but improved their score by more than 23 points to finish second at their second one.

    “It didn’t go very well at all,” Music Director Natasha Edmondson said Monday about the first outing Sept. 3 at F.J. Reitz High School in Evansville, where they competed in Class A. “We made some very large mistakes right away, before we even started marching.”

  • Perry Central performers earn fourth, third places (UPDATE: 46 pictures added)

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Marching Commodores earned fourth among nine marching bands competing in Class A at the Evansville Central Invitational Sept. 10, then moved up one place at their second contest Saturday at North Posey High School.

  • Council plans to raise police pay

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton police officers will get a healthy pay raise if a salary ordinance common-council members voted Sept. 12 to amend receives their final approval next month.

    Police Chief Eric Dickenson asked the council at a regular meeting to consider raising officers’ pay, noting that an officer’s pay in the 1980s was $8 per hour, and it has increased only 50 cents.

    “That’s what they paid me when I went to the (law-enforcement) academy,” the chief said.

  • Sidewalk Art

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  • Everyone invited to ‘hometown’ carnival

    TELL CITY – A kickoff event to Perry County’s participation in an Indiana Hometown Competitiveness program will offer entertainment, games and low-cost refreshments Friday.

    A carnival-style program is set for 5 to 8 p.m. at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds and will launch the first phase of the project, which will explore the county’s strengths, weaknesses and opportunities in the fields of youth, leadership, entrepreneurship, charitable wealth and rural families’ economic success.

  • City considers lawsuit against developer

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “Is she ever going to clean up the parking lot down there, the tires that are laying around by the old Heck Building?” Cannelton Common Councilman Bruce Myers asked at a regular meeting Sept. 12.

    He also wanted to know how much Carolyn Barr owes in fines to the city.

  • Coroner: Man who killed himself was from England

    ST. CROIX – Perry County Coroner Charlie Baumeister has released some information about a body found Monday morning on an access road leading to Celina and Indian Lakes.

    Baumeister said a 24-year-old male from London, England, found inside a rental car parked near a trailhead, died of asphyxiation.  Baumeister ruled the death a suicide.

    The name of the man is not being released until family members in England are notified.

  • Free plane rides to be offered Saturday

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – Looking for something new and exciting to do? Do you want to participate in an activity sure to have your kids talking about for weeks afterward? Then plan to attend Hancock County Airport’s second annual open house Saturday.

    Activities for the day include displays of civilian aircraft, skydivers, hayrides and free plane rides for kids from the Young Eagles program. It is for kids aged 8 to 18 and riders need to get their parents to sign a waiver for them to fly.

  • Ganging up against bullying

    Sally Wolfe, school counselor at William Tell Elementary School, accepts checks from Clarence Franchville (left) and Ron Crawford in support of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Falling Leaves Bicycle Ride Saturday

    ROCKY POINT – Perry County Parks and Recreation, Blue Heron Vineyards and Winery and the River Valley Bicycle Club are sponsoring their annual Falling Leaves Bicycle Ride Saturday.

    The tour includes routes consisting of a metric century (64 miles), a half century (32 miles) and a quarter century (16 miles). All rides travel through the hills of Perry County and at times pass through the Hoosier National Forest and along the Ohio River.