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  • Perry Central schools to host Rachel’s Challenge assemblies Oct. 31

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central community schools will host a series of assemblies Oct. 31 as a part of Rachel’s Challenge, a program that promotes individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion.
    The event will take place in the Perry Central main gymnasium beginning at 8:45 a.m. with preschool through third-graders, followed by fourth- through sixth-graders at 10 a.m., seventh- and eighth-graders at 12:30 p.m. and freshman through seniors at 2 p.m.

  • Book club to celebrate 75 years with book review

    TELL CITY – The Friday Book Club will host a special book review to celebrate its 75th year at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Tell City Historical Museum at Ninth and Franklin streets in Tell City.
    The guest speaker will be Eddie Price of Hawesville, Ky., who is a well-known author throughout Kentucky. He recently earn-ed the readers’ favorite award in the historical fiction category at the 2013 International Book Award contest for his first book, “Widder’s Landing.” The book is now in its third printing.

  • Veterans Day races sponsored by Perry County Marines, Perry County Museum

    PERRY COUNTY – In honor of Veterans Day Nov. 9, the Perry County Marines, along with the Perry County Museum, will host the Semper Five 5K and the Marine Tough 10K.
    Runners and walkers are encouraged to participate. Registration for each race is $15 through Oct. 31 and $20 from Nov.1 through Nov. 9. Each runner and walker will receive a T-shirt the day of the race. Registration forms are available at www.per-rycountymuseum.org, Lawson’s Bar and Grill or by calling Lena Joyal at 619-0708.

  • PCMH paramedics recognized for 20 years of service

    TELL CITY – Darrel Riley, John Kleeman and Pat Lambert, employed as paramedics with Perry County Memorial Hospital, were recently recognized by the board of directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians for achieving 20 consecutive years as nationally registered paramedics. This distinction is an honor held by few paramedics.
    To maintain status as a Nationally Registered Paramedic, they have completed, on a biennial basis, the most comprehensive certification program for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in America.

  • New sheriff’s department deputy

    David Biever has joined the Perry County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy.

    He began work Sept. 30 and brings several years of experience as a patrolman in Cannelton. The 25-year-old began work there as a reserve and later became a part-time and full-time officer. He was eventually promoted to the rank of sergeant.

  • Troy cleanup coming Oct. 17-18

    TROY – The town of Troy will hold its annual fall cleanup Oct. 17-18. All items must be at the curbside by 7 a.m. Oct. 17.

    The regular trash route through town will be followed and there will be no backtracking.

    No batteries, items with Freon, tires or regular household trash will be accepted. Paint cans left out must be emptied.

    A $10 fee will be assessed for each large item left for pickup.

    Charges must be paid at the utility office prior to pickup dates and a receipt must be attached to the item for pick up.

  • Water outage Thursday on Ninth Street

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will replace a valve at the intersection of Ninth and Jefferson streets Thursday.

    Residents in the 600, 700 and 800 blocks of Ninth Street will experience loss of water beginning at the approximately noon and lasting several hours.

    The outage will affect customers on both sides of the street.

    Utility Superintendent Dale Poole said he thanks customers for their understanding.

  • Financial tips from the secretary of state

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  • District may begin collecting shingles

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    TELL CITY – The Perry County Recycling Management district is looking at the possibility of accepting roofing shingles, its board of directors heard at a regular meeting Sept. 26.

    Lynn Rice, a member of the district’s advisory board, reported they were examining requirements and methods for recycling the roofing material.

  • Derby Community Association donates playground project

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