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  • Cannelton council denies fee waiver, approves other requests

    City faces hefty hike in insurance cost

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Public Works and Safety Board members voted at a regular meeting Nov. 12 to deny a request to waive the city's monthly $15 trash fee for one resident.

  • Citizen Leaders Share Their Views

    Leadership Perry County Class participants, from left, Maggie Evrard, Justin Martin and Arvina Bozarth, show off their efforts at placing stories on the front page of a mock newspaper during a communications session Thursday afternoon at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. Working with News Editor Vince Luecke, members of the 2007-08 class prioritized stories for a front page and then talked about challenges facing the county in coming years and ways citizen leaders can help confront them.

  • New highway's dedication scheduled for Wednesday

    ST. CROIX - Indiana Department of Transportation officials will join state and local leaders and relatives of former Indiana Gov. Frank O'Bannon for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday on a new section of Indiana 37 in northern Perry County.

    The ceremony will signify the opening of the new state route, known as the Frank O'Bannon Highway, that connects Interstate 64 and Indiana 64, a project long sought after by many in southern Indiana and the subject of discussion and public hearings.

  • Local attorney becomes magistrate

    Karen Werner to be sworn in Monday at courthouse

    TELL CITY - "I think this is a great opportunity to do something different, to use my legal skills in a different way than I have been for the past eight years," attorney Karen Werner said of her selection as the next Perry County magistrate.

  • Car collides with bus on Triplett Road

    None of the 34 students injured; driver of car OK, too, but cited for driving left of center

    CANNELTON - A 19-year-old driver who collided with a Perry Central Community School Corp. bus Monday morning was cited for driving left of center but neither he nor anyone aboard the bus was hurt.

  • News' art-contest deadline is Friday

    TELL CITY - Entries are being accepted until Friday in a Perry County News-sponsored holiday art contest for children being held in conjunction with Nov. 25 Christmas in the Park festivities in Tell City.

    The honor of lighting Tell City Christmas trees in the park will go to the winner of the contest. Perry County students in kindergarten through fifth grades are asked to draw a Christmas picture and submit it for the contest.

  • Three parades to ring in 2007 yule season

    Santa Claus himself will be the guest of honor at three fast-approaching Christmas parades in Perry County. Cannelton and Tell City will host their respective post-Thanksgiving parades Nov. 23 and Nov. 25 with Leopold's Christmas parade scheduled for Dec. 2. All three events draw large crowds each year.

    Cannelton Parade Nov. 23

  • Sesquicentennial items available Thanksgiving weekend

    Special store hours at Tell City Historical Society Museum Nov. 23-25

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society Museum at the corner of Ninth and Franklin streets in Tell City will be open special hours Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Nov. 23-25.

    Tell City sesquicentennial merchandise will be available for purchase by the public. Items will include Tell City flags, commemorative coins, beer steins and coaster sets.

  • School official announces plans for weather closings

    TELL CITY - School closings or delays caused by weather will be announced through local radio and television stations, according to the assistant to the superintendent for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.

  • Humane Society finds Grandma a home

    TELL CITY - Grandma, an abused horse that was featured in an Oct. 4 News article, has made progress on the road to recovery.

    She will be placed with the Indiana Horse Rescue Association. Due to her age she will likely spend the rest of her days with them.

    The Humane Society of Perry County is going to try to coordinate with other animal groups to find foster parents and permanent homes for neglected horses due to a poor hay harvest through out this area.