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  • Unwanted medicines will be collected Oct. 26

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Recycling Management District and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years Oct. 26 to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

    Take your medications for disposal to the Tell City Fire Station in Tell City or the Family Practice Clinic near Leopold between 8 a.m. and noon, they urge, for free and anonymous disposal.

  • Cannelton Heritage Fest kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday

    CANNELTON – An annual festival paying tribute to the rich history of Cannelton will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday along Washington Street in the city.

    The downtown festival will feature artisans and craftsmen set up in front of historic late 1800s storefronts on the town’s main street. Demonstrations by experienced tradesmen will feature skills and talents practiced by the early settlers of Cannelton. They include pottery, marbling with paper, rug weavers and a blacksmith.

  • Marching Commodores post big improvement

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Marching Commodores improved their performance by 18 points over the previous contest when they did a stand-still, indoor show at the South Spencer Invitational Saturday, their director said Tuesday.

    “We do pretty well when we’re standing still,” Andrea Clark said. “We just have to translate that to the field, then things would be going really well.”

  • Director: Band ‘gave their all’ despite storm’s chaos

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Marching Marksmen were warming up at Springs Valley Saturday when a deluge of rain chased all but Paoli’s performers inside.

    When they arrived at the French Lick school, the rains hadn’t begun, Director Natasha Edmondson said Monday. The performers changed into their uniforms, then “five minutes into our practice, it started pouring,” she explained.

  • Walking around the world

    William Tell Elementary students, accompanied by Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing, teachers and other staff and parents gathered at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library Wednesday for a brisk early-autumn walk to school. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Southern Indiana Power contract dispute in its second week

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Line-crew employees of Southern Indiana Power were locked out of their jobs last week after voting to turn down a final union offer over wages the electric cooperative offered to them in a proposed four-year contract.

    The two sides disagreed this week on each other’s offer over pay and benefits.

  • County employees work to save funds

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Councilwoman Dianne Rudolph suggested when she was campaigning for her office last year centralized purchasing could help the county save money. If all of the county departments work together to buy items such as office supplies, they could get volume discounts, she noted.

  • Council cuts half-million dollars from 2014 budget

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council needed to cut $528,105 from four funds when they began a two-day budget session Oct. 1, County Auditor Connie Berger told them, “so you’ve got your work cut out for you.”

    They spent the better part of that Tuesday and the following Wednesday working through details of spending for 2014, then returned to the courthouse for about an hour the next day to finalize their actions.

  • UPDATED: Southern Indiana Power line workers locked out of jobs in contract dispute

    TELL CITY – Line-crew employees of Southern Indiana Power were locked out of their jobs last week after voting to turn down a final offer over wages the electric cooperative offered to them in a proposed four-year contract.

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