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  • Hospital invites public to participate in community health needs assessment

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Memorial Hospital invites the community to participate in a 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment for the purpose of gaining public insight on health needs in the community.

    Perry County Memorial Hospital is conducting its second Community Health Needs Assessment which will be made available via the Hospital’s website by the end of this year. The 2012 Assessment can be found at https://www.pchospital.org/community-health-needs-assessment/.

  • From Pigeon Creek to President
  • Group seeks addition of Boys and Girls Club

    PERRY COUNTY – The first steps in exploring the possibility of a Boys & Girls Club of America program in Tell City and Perry County was taken this week.

    Mark Branch, Organizational Development Director for BGCA, provided an overview of the club and steps that might be taken in establishing the club, to a handful of people representing several local organizations.

    The presentation was organized by Mika Howell, who had visited a Boys and Girls Club in Corydon and became interested in the possibilities of opening a local club.

  • Water study tapped for Tobin Township

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A group or residents in Tobin Township are banding together in hopes of finding a way to obtain municipal water. Currently, property owners in the German Ridge area near Gerald rely on wells or cisterns, but even then, adequate supplies are limited.

    There are an estimated 150 homes in need.

  • Trash and mowing violations prompt council action

    TELL CITY – Tell City Street Commissioner Jeff Everly reported an issue with trash bags being improperly tagged with the $1 trash tags, which have been in use for decades.

    Everly suggested sending a post card to the over 3,000 rate-paying residents to remind them of proper tagging procedure.

    “It’s a tremendous problem we’re trying to get fixed,” said Mayor Jim Adams.

    “I think the city could post it on their Facebook page and on their website,” Council member Chris Cail said.

  • Swiss Miss
  • Bicentennial parade Saturday

    TELL CITY – City streets will undoubtedly be lined with people Saturday. A planned parade will celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial and Perry County’s role in shaping the nation’s 19th state. Honoring 200 years of statehood, dozens of local businesses, organizations and government offices will participate with floats.

    “We want a big parade to celebrate the bicentennial,” said Betty Cash, director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau. She is coordinating the parade with help from others, including Bill Amos.

  • County animal control plan needs city help

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Future plans for an animal control officer may rest with cooperation from the municipalities. The Perry County Council told local Humane Society Director Jim Carter they would not back any plan to hire an officer without contributions from  the incorporated communities of Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

    That was not welcomed news to Carter, who told the council at their regular meeting Thursday that they could employ someone for a fraction of the previously budgeted cost.

  • Lincoln curtain call nears

     

    TELL CITY – Dress rehearsals are set for this week as “Here I Grew Up,” the locally produced play based upon the life of Abraham Lincoln’s time in southern Indiana, prepares for its debut.

    The first show will begin at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School and will be performed by area actors. Additional shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Sunday’s matinée is planned for 2 p.m.

  • Getting to the core of Schweizer Fest