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  • A visual discussion

    Preschooler communicates via picture app

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Small changes in the classroom can present tremendous influence on learning. Take for example a new tool incorporated into the preschool at William Tell Elementary.

  • Council affirms spending freeze

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Running behind on funds to pay its portion of health insurance costs, officials from the Perry County Health Department sought an appropriation Thursday from the county council. However, the county financial body agreed to hold off on the request as the board previously voted to disallow any additional appropriations from the county’s general fund.

  • Kleeman stepping down from school board

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – In an expected move, Larry Kleeman has announced he will resign his position to the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Board. He will formally step down Feb. 29.

    Leaving the position will allow Kleeman to actively campaign for the District 74 seat on the Indiana House of Representatives. In a letter to the editor which will appear in Monday’s issue, Kleeman explains he hopes to seek the office without being a distraction to school board business.

  • Homes damaged in pair of fires

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    BRISTOW – A Perry County man remains in jail while an investigation continues into the cause of a Tuesday evening fire that destroyed his Bristow-area home.

    Richard Henson, 46, faces charges of resisting law enforcement and refusing to leave an emergency area. Details of his arrest were not available Wednesday afternoon but Henson was being held on $600 bail.

  • Efficiency at heart

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY -– It was business largely as usual at Perry County Memorial Hospital Tuesday, where it was a bustle of activity. But on this day, hospital leaders hoped to check the preparedness of their staff in an emergency situation.

    During an impromptu scenario, a patient, played by William Bryant, walked into the hospital complaining of chest pains. He was quickly admitted, and staff began the rigors of pinpointing the problem.

  • Cannelton City Schools awarded High Ability Grant

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools was recently awarded a $25,576 High Ability Grant, which will be used to facilitate learning within and outside of its schools’ walls.

  • LHDC continuing to accept energy-assistance applications

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. is continuing to accept applications for the Energy Assistance Program is designed to assist income-eligible households with the high costs of home energy through partial payment of utility and fuel bills.

    Since November, LHDC has served nearly 1,200 households in a three-county area with an average benefit of $400. Interested residents may request an Energy Assistance Program packet or more information by calling (812) 547-3435, Ext. 231 or Ext. 229 or toll free at (800) 467-1435, Ext. 231 or Ext. 229.

  • Forest Service plans spring burns in county

    TELL CITY – Hoosier National Forest staff have 12 areas, four in Perry County, slated for possible prescribed burns this spring. 

    “As soon as the weather breaks and we get a few warm drying days, we could start burning,” said Jeremy Kolaks, a forest fuels specialist with the U.S. Forest Service.

  • Local ‘Storage Wars’ draw bidders

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    For fans of the popular reality TV series “Storage Wars,” Thursday’s auction might have been an episode not worth remembering. There were no (obvious) big finds, no feuds among the bidders or even any large bids. In fact the top amount of the evening was $120.

  • Chamber to host March 5 legislative update in TC

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s two Statehouse representatives will take part in a March 5 legislative update sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.

    State Sen. Erin Houchin and State Rep. Lloyd Arnold will attend the gathering, which will begin at 9 a.m. in the chamber offices located at 601 Main St. in Tell City. The two legislators will speak for an hour on bills being considered in Indianapolis. After the briefing, they will field questions. The public is encouraged to attend and light refreshments will be served.