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  • Historical Society members chronicle family heirlooms

    TELL CITY – About two dozen members of the Tell City Historical Society gathered at the museum Monday for a round of heirloom show and tell. Members were encouraged to take items of interest and explain the significance, both historically and intrinsically.

    The displays were varied and covered nearly all aspects of Tell City History; and some even predated the city’s founding

  • Derby on the Rise

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    The new Derby Community Center is fast taking shape barely a stone’s throw from the majestic Ohio River. Construction began last fall and the 2,400-square-foot structure should be done by May.

  • Attorney General Zoeller: File taxes now to avoid fraud

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is urging Hoosiers to file their taxes as soon as possible this year to avoid fraud.

    Tax-related scams are growing in popularity, with fraudsters taking advantage of complicated tax processes and using fear tactics to victimize well-intentioned taxpayers.

    Tax Identity Theft

  • ISTEP results, teacher incentive pay addressed

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A large portion of the Tell City School Corp. Board’s activity at its first meeting  of the year Jan. 12, was devoted to reorganization. Among the laundry list of agenda items was election of board president, vice president and secretary.

    Presiding board president, Larry Kleeman, was nominated for all three positions but declined to serve in either of the top jobs, eventually accepting the title of secretary.

  • Police program in school going GREAT!

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    A class of Perry County sixth-graders is prepared to deal with many of the challenges they’ll face in coming years, courtesy of an ongoing anti-gang program that just completed its fifth year.

  • Schools retain A, B ratings

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – School accountability letter grades for 2014-15 have been released by the state Department of Education. Given the state legislature’s actions to hold teachers and schools harmless in light of more difficult Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exams that could have pushed many scores down, individual school’s letter grades reflect scores achieved in 2013-14.

  • Pork project gives culinary students up-close look

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    BRANCHVILLE – Culinary arts students at Branchville Correctional Facility learned the ins (quite literally) and outs of pork preparation last week during a demonstrations at the medium-security prison.

    R.J. Howard, owner of Bub’s BBQ in DeMotte gave the presentation. A dressed but intact, hog was processed during the class. Howard showed the offenders which pieces composed  well-known cuts of pork and how to get through the bones of each one. 

  • Courthouse closed Thursday afternoon

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Courthouse will close at noon Thursday, Jan. 28, for an in-service training program sponsored by the Perry County Sheriff’s Department and other law-enforcement agencies.

  • Wintry week; Part II
  • Amos to seek third term in District 1

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – County Commissioner William E. “Bill” Amos will seek election to a third term on the board. Amos filed his Democratic candidacy for the District 1 seat Jan. 19 at the Courthouse.

    First elected in 2008, the commissioner decided to seek office then after 11 years on the Solid Waste Management District Advisory Council. Amos said he was confronted with several public issues while on that board and hoped to make a difference on a larger scale for the community.