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  • Swim lessons start Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The JFK Pool in Tell City has space remaining for public swimming lessons beginning Tuesday. Register in person the day of the lesson. Lessons are held Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 to 10:30 a.m. or 6 to 6:30 p.m. and will run for four weeks through Wednesday, July 2.

    Cost is $40 for the first child and $35 for the second child. No registrations will be taken over the phone and payment must be made at time of registration.

    Public swimming hours for the pool are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

  • Camp with a cop in July

    DERBY – The eighth annual Kenny Kellems Camp With a Cop summer youth camp will be held from July 15 through 18 at Glenn Wood Hills in Derby. Activities will including scuba experience, zip-lining, a confidence course, fishing and swimming.

    The camp is designed to give kids entering fifth through ninth grades a positive environment that builds confidence. Police officers from several agencies will help foster a positive image of law enforcement.

  • Local students named to Vincennes University’s dean’s list

    VINCENNES – Several Perry County residents were recently named to Vincennes University’s spring 2014 dean’s list.

    The list includes students from the Vincennes and Jasper campuses, the Aviation Technology Center in Indianapolis, military bases and other extended sites.

    To qualify for the dean’s list, students must complete at least 12 credit hours and achieve grade-point averages of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.

  • Relay For Life Saturday

    TELL CITY – Relay For Life of Perry County will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at the Perry Central High School track with opening ceremonies and the survivor and caregiver lap. The day will continue with activities, games, a silent auction and themed laps.

    At 9 p.m. the luminaria ceremony will begin to honor those who have fought cancer and remember those who have been taken by cancer. The closing ceremonies will begin at 5:30 a.m. June 15, with the final lap at 6 a.m.

  • Free concert at winery Friday

    CANNELTON – Blue Heron Winery in Cannelton invites the public for a free concert featuring the music of Dana and Susan Robinson of Asheville, N.C. from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 13 at the winery.

    The Robinsons have played their trademark brand of old-time and modern music for nearly 20 years, incorporating fiddle, guitar, banjo and mandolin. They have performed at Carnegie Hall and have been featured in Ken Burns’ PBS documentaries such as “The National Parks” and “The Dust Bowl.”

  • Seniors earn Knights of Columbus scholarships

    Fourth-degree Knights of Columbus members of Edward J. Hueke Assembly 2065 in Tell City awarded four $500 scholarships to local seniors May 27 at a ceremony and cookout at Larry Hagedorn’s river camp.

  • Board hires staff for Tell City-Troy Township schools

    TELL CITY – During the same May 28 meeting in which its members hired a new football coach and athletic director, the Tell City-Troy Township School Board approved the appointment of three teachers and a program director.

    Jennifer Teague was hired as an English teacher at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Her husband, Josh Teague, was hired as a technology instructor and will help to oversee the school’s Project Lead the Way program. The opening was created by the retirement of Rick Johnson.

  • Low-cost spay and neuter clinic June 19

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Animal Shelter still has open spaces for an upcoming low-cost spay-neuter clinic for dogs and cats. The clinic will be held Thursday, June 19. Owners may drop off and pick up their pets at the shelter.

    The cost for dog spay or neuter is $60, with an additional $25 added for dogs over 100 pounds; cat spay or neuter, $40; trap-neuter-return of feral or stray cats, $40 and will also include booster and rabies vaccinations.

  • Humane Society plans test to reduce stray-cat population

    TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County is planning a pilot program in a small section of Tell City to catch, neuter or spay and release stray cats, the group’s president said.

    “The area affected borders roughly between Tell Street and the dog park and 16th to 12th Street,” Jim Carter explained. “The society will notify all of the residents who will be affected when the details have been worked out.”

  • Commissioners approve economic-development action, lease

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners provided their final approval of an expansion of a county economic-development area at a regular meeting May 20.