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  • Badger family ambassadors for this year’s March of Dimes walk

    PERRY COUNTY – It was just after 12:40 in the morning May 3, 2013, when Ty and Leann Badger welcomed their twins, Emmitt Dean and Mila Penelope, into the world. Though the couple felt very blessed with the birth of their children, their arrival was much earlier than the June 16 due date Leann was given.

    Leann said her pregnancy had been going as planned until March 21, when she was admitted to the hospital for pre-term labor. She was at 27 weeks and 4 days gestation.

  • Rail traffic remains slow

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority continued to feel the effects of reduced rail traffic, its board members heard in a regular meeting Sept. 10, but August had brought some improvement.

    “That brought us pretty close to our budgeted income” for rail freight, according to Kevin Teague, operations manager and trainmaster for the authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad.

  • Saint Meinrad Rocks music fest opens Friday

    Staff Writer

    ST. MEINRAD – It’ll be a fist-pumping and head-nodding rock of a time Friday and Saturday at the third annual St. Meinrad Rocks Fest.

    During the two-day outdoor event, bands from around the region will take to the stage at the town community center starting at 6 p.m. Friday with Phil the Excitement and continue through the night, concluding at 11 with a performance from the Grammy Award-winning The Larry Mitchell Band. A schedule appears in an advertisement in this edition.

  • Marching Marksmen improve at Paoli

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Judges at the Pride of Paoli Invitational rated Tell City’s Marching Marksmen fifth out of the five bands competing in Class AA Saturday, but their score jumped more than 10 points from their previous competition, according to results posted at IndianaMarching.com.

  • Perry Central marches to 2nd place at Paoli contest

    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s Marching Commodores did well in competition Saturday at Paoli, earning second place and the best-color-guard award out of seven bands despite poor field conditions.

    That’s according to their director, Andrea Clark, who said a football game and rains all night Friday preceded the contest.

    “We played a little timidly because of that,” she said, “but overall, in those conditions, I think we had a really good show.”

  • Hospital to break ground Friday for new facility

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will break ground Friday on its new facility. The public is invited to attend the 12:30 p.m. event at the construction site.

    Work is already well under way for the 117,000-square-foot hospital along Indiana 237, near the intersection with Indiana 37. It is due for completion in early 2015. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is financing the project and bond payments will be funded through hospital operations, not taxpayer dollars.

  • It’s official: Perry County is a College Success Community


    PERRY COUNTY – Signs posted near the entrance to the county courthouse and elsewhere erected this week officially mark Perry County’s standing as a College Success Coalition County.

  • Benefit to aid girl’s battle with cancer


    PERRY COUNTY – A benefit band jam and silent auction Saturday will raise money for a 7-year-old girl’s ongoing battle with cancer.

    The band jam from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds will feature Elsie’s Shack. Cost of admission to the benefit is $15 per person or $25 per couple.

  • Cannelton achieves big gains on ISTEP

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton students showed “tremendous” gains in their Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exam results, Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt reported Sept. 19.

    Addressing the city’s school board, he noted he was reporting raw scores and said they differ from what the state reports.

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