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  • Severity of local HIV outbreak uncertain

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County is one of several communities tied to an outbreak of HIV but local health officials, including the county’s public health nurse, said they have yet to receive any substantive details on how many cases are from here.

    Perry County Public Health Nurse Sara Gehlhausen said she knows Perry County has been included in a list of counties identified by the State Department of Health with recent HIV infections.

  • DAR seeks volunteers for veterans project

    TELL CITY  – The veterans project of the Lafayette Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has become massive and they are in need of help. 

    The chapter, in cooperation with the Perry County Museum, is collecting information and photos of Perry County veterans who served in the military in all branches, including the National Guard, from the beginning of the county’s history to present.

     The veteran did not have to serve during a conflict. The information and photos will be compiled into a book.

  • Cemetery workers to remove items from building

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton will soon clean out a building located at Old Cliff Cemetery. Items inside include shepherd hooks and anything located on or in prohibited areas of headstones. City employees will be cleaning the building the week of spring cleanup, beginning April 13.

    Anyone who has items in this building should contact the Cannelton Street Department at (812) 548-2287 to make an appointment to remove them.

    Cannelton Cemetery Rules

    As a reminder, Cannelton’s cemetery rules are as follows.

  • LHDC program taking applications for aid

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. has funds available for the Individual Development Account Program.

    Under this program, income eligible individuals can earn while they learn and see their savings matched up to $900 annually.

    The IDA Program is administered by LHDC and designed to help eligible individuals save money while learning financial skills.

    Through the program, qualified applicants are encouraged to save money, with every dollar they save matched with $3 from State and Federal programs for up to four years.

  • Bone-marrow donor drive Saturday at Schergens Center

    TELL CITY – Delete Blood Cancer DKMS is a global organization with the mission to grow the number of suitable bone marrow and blood stem-cell donors for patients in need.

    With more than five million registered bone-marrow donors worldwide, Delete Blood Cancer is part of the world’s largest network of donor centers.

    Tell City community members are partnering with Delete Blood Cancer to increase awareness and help patients battling blood cancer by hosting a bone marrow drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Schergens Community Center.

  • Bone-marrow donor drive Saturday at Schergens Center

    TELL CITY – Delete Blood Cancer DKMS is a global organization with the mission to grow the number of suitable bone marrow and blood stem-cell donors for patients in need.

    With more than five million registered bone-marrow donors worldwide, Delete Blood Cancer is part of the world’s largest network of donor centers.

    Tell City community members are partnering with Delete Blood Cancer to increase awareness and help patients battling blood cancer by hosting a bone marrow drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Schergens Community Center.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters welcomes aboard new case manager

    TELL CITY – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley announce the hiring of a new case manager, Meredith Hendershot.

    To welcome Hendershot, the organization will host a meet and greet Thursday, March 26, at the BBBS office in Tell City at 529 Main Street.

    The community is welcome to stop by anytime between 3 and 5 p.m. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

  • Tell City employees sport new uniforms

    TELL CITY – Employees working for several municipal departments in Tell City will be easier to spot thanks to new reflective uniforms recently adopted by the city.

    The city’s uniform contract recently ended and recognizing the opportunity to enhance employee safety, a uniform committee was convened and began looking into the city’s personnel manual governing employees and the wearing of uniforms.

    After considerable research, the committee presented a revised uniform policy, designed to stress safety, to Mayor Barbara Ewing.

  • It’s going to be Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

    TELL CITY – Grab your umbrella! The 57th Tell City Schweizer Fest will include a musical.

    Schweizer Fest Inc. announced the musical “Mary Poppins” will be featured during this summer’s Schweizer Fest celebration July 30-31 and Aug. 1-2.

    Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, “Mary Poppins” is based upon the stories of P. L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film, which is licensed by MTI. 

  • New chamber of commerce director eager to help businesses succeed

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has a new director. Lagina Gogel began her duties this month. She fills a position formerly held by Cherie Taylor, who resigned last year to accept a job with the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission.