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  • Chamber announces award nominations

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has announced nominations for the 2014 Chamber Award Dinner.  Awards are given in four categories. This year’s nominees are:

    • Large business: Diamond J Trucking and Oakwood Health Campus.
    • Small business and entrepreneur – Engineer Associates, Franzman Insurance, Hilger’s and Hot Shot Repair and Rental.
    • Applause Award: College Success Coalition and the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Wesleyan scholarship deadline Friday

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Kentucky Wesleyan College will again promote the increase of the number of graduates in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – by offering its STEM Scholarship.  

    For the third consecutive year, using funds provided by the National Science Foundation, Kentucky Wesleyan College will award scholarships up to $6,000 renewable per year to selected incoming freshmen and transfer students.

    College transfer students interested in studying one of these in-demand fields are encouraged to apply.

  • Community Foundation announces Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient

    TELL CITY – A Perry County student has been named the recipient of the four-year, full-tuition Perry County 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar scholarship.

    Mackenzie Etienne will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

    Mackenzie is the daughter of John and Ruth Etienne. She plans to study chemistry at Indiana University in Bloomington and work in the health-care field.

  • Candidate accepts board’s offer for schools chief

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – It won’t be official until the board takes action early next month, but Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. trustees announced Tuesday they have extended an offer of employment to a candidate for the position of schools superintendent.

    Board President Larry Kleeman said the candidate, whose name was not released, has accepted the offer.

    Several closed-session interviews were held in the past couple of weeks.

  • TC man will serve 15 years for child battery

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY –  With purple pinwheels placed in front of the county courthouse to bring awareness about child-abuse prevention, a man charged with battering an infant nearly two years ago was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday.

    Coy W. Smith, 23 at the time of his arrest, pleaded guilty to battery resulting in serious bodily injury to a child under 14 years old, a Class B felony.

  • Downtown TC cleanup April 16

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Development and Action Committee will sponsor a Tell City cleanup on Wednesday, April 16, beginning at 3 p.m.

    All businesses are urged to help with this activity by cleaning their area to show their community pride.

    “Let’s spruce up our town for Dogwood Tour,” said City Councilman Tony Hollinden. This year’s fest is April 26-27.

  • Artists abound at Tell City schools

    The talent of Tell City Junior-Senior High School students was on display this week during the school’s 10th annual art show. The event is being held in the Tell City Junior-Senior High School library.

    Items on display include digital photography and graphic design work, pencil drawings, pastels, oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, scratchboards, wood burnings, large scale papier mâché sculptures, clay projects, weavings and other fiber projects.

  • Annexation approved 5-0

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – By a 5-0 vote Monday, the Tell Common Council adopted an annexation ordinance that will add more than 1,700 acres of land into the city’s limits later this year.

    The vote capped a nearly two-year process Mayor Barbara Ewing said was important for the city’s future and was not undertaken without a lot of thought.

    “This is not a decision of the city that is taken lightly. We realize this is a sensitive matter to many of you and that change is not always easy,” she said.

  • Tell City Council unanimously supports annexation

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – By a 5-0 vote Monday, the Tell Common Council adopted an annexation ordinance that will shift more than 1,700 acres of land into the city’s limits later this year. The vote capped a nearly two-year process Mayor Barbara Ewing said was important for the city’s future and was not undertaken without a lot of thought.

    “This is not a decision of the city that is taken lightly. We realize this is a sensitive matter to many of you and that change is not always easy,” she said.

  • Cannelton spring clean-up now in progress

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s city-wide “spring clean-up,” the week when the street department collects items not allowed in regular weekly trash pickups, is under way now.

    The rules regarding what can be left out for collection remain the same as last year, David Marsh said.

    For the cleanup, during which items too big for regular curbside pickup will be collected, items must be at trash-collection locations on normal trash days, Marsh said.