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  • 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




    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.

  • United Way celebrates successful campaign


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    TELL CITY – Members and partners of the United Way of Perry County came together Tuesday, March 17, at Ivy Tech Community College for the organization’s “Spirit of Giving” celebration. Those attending also heard an announcement about Southern Indiana Resource Solutions’ plans for the office space on 31st Street being vacated by the United Way.

  • Feeding the multitude
  • Cannelton awarded more money to repair homes




    CANNELTON – A larger number of Cannelton property owners will get money to fix up their homes thanks to additional money awarded the city by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

  • Chamber hosting legislative update March 28

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative briefing beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 28.
    The presentation will be held at the chamber office, located at 601 Main St., Suite A in Tell City.
    State Sen. Erin Houchin and State Rep. Lloyd Arnold have committed to attend. Legislators will give a summary of the session thus far, thoughts on the continuing session and will open the floor to questions.
    The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the chamber at (812) 547-2385.

  • Water board approves improvements to infrastructure


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  • Hoosier National Forest plans spring prescribed burns

    TELL CITY –  Hoosier National Forest staff have 12 possible prescribed burns planned for this spring, including several in Perry County. These areas total 2,662 acres.
    Days available to accomplish these burns are limited by weather and available personnel.
    Prescribed burning achieves a variety of objectives in restoring forest communities. Some areas are burned to improve oak and hickory regeneration, while others are burned to increase native grasses and keep the areas open for wildlife. Some burns also reduce hazardous fuels.

  • Perry Central student success linked to strong support programs


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