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  • Big Rome festival Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – The small community of Rome plans a big showcase of its history, heritage and civic spirit Saturday as the first beer, wine and music festival takes place from noon to 10 p.m.

    The day will include live music, beer and wine tasting and food.

    Musical acts will include the Gibson Family, Ralph Terry and his Cannelcade of Music and the regional band Insulated Music.

  • City seeking proposals for Seventh Street property

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Requests for proposals seeking development ideas for city-owned property along Seventh Street in Tell City are being mailed to nearly 20 developers this month. The city hopes one of the proposals will be chosen, providing a blueprint for future housing in the city’s center.

  • Illinois recycler eyes Troy site

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TROY – A Danville, Ill.-based company hopes to locate a recycling business in the Troy Industrial Park, bringing with it new jobs and increased utility revenue for the town’s electric utility.

  • Agreement reached on power provider for hospital

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Electric Department has paid Southern Indiana Power $500,000 for the permanent right to provide power to Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    The agreement, which was negotiated before the Tell City Common Council voted May 7 to end its efforts to annex more than 1,700 acres, comes after the city utility constructed infrastructure to serve the hospital, which was built and opened during the period of time that annexation was being disputed in court.

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  • Walking the Yard

    Corrections officers, employees, and their families were welcomed to Branchville Correctional Facility May 10 and 11 for a 5K walk/run. The event was part of the facilities weeks long celebration of workers during Correctional Officer Appreciation Week. Each day’s trek from the grounds around Tipsaw Lake was well attended with about 40 people signing up to participate.

  • What in the world? Learning with sensational science

    TELL CITY – Science can be further understood outside the classroom, commented Purdue Extension 4-H youth development educator Cathy Boerste, during this week’s Science Sensation program attended by area middle schoolers.

    Inviting students to the 4-H fair grounds for classes on science allows the students and teachers to witness and gain first-hand experience with applied science. Perry County’s seventh-grade, and some eighth-grade students, participated in the lessons.

  • State reverses course; no bobcat hunting season

    INDIANAPOLIS – There won’t be a hunting or trapping season for bobcats … at least for now.

    The Indiana Natural Resources Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to withdraw a rule proposal that would have authorized a bobcat hunting and trapping season, and another proposal that would have required nuisance wild animal control permit holders to euthanize raccoons, opossums and coyotes.

    Proposed changes to other rules that involved the possession or sale of bobcats were also withdrawn from the DNR’s biennial wildlife rules package.

  • May 29 meeting to share parks data

    TELL CITY – The public will have a first chance to view results of a 2017 parks survey that will help guide development for at least the next five years.

    The review will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the Tell City Depot. Results of the 2017 Community Parks Survey will be review.

    As the News has reported, the  survey of parks throughout the county done by the Perry County Community Development Corp. was designed to help the county parks board complete its five-year master plan, with the help of Purdue University.

  • Diplomas ready for Cannelton seniors

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Graduating students will have traditional caps and gowns with tassels at the ready on Saturday, May 10. Commencement ceremonies at the Cannelton Community Center, 100 S. Fourth St., for the senior class of 2018 will get underway at 10 a.m.

    Representing the top of their graduating class are valedictorian Ethan Michael Melton and co-salutatorians Tehya Mae Daugherty and Lily Marie Masterson.