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  • PC School Board extends administrative contracts as new academic year begins

    By TRINA SEVERSON

    Feature Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – A handful of days away from the start of classes, members of the Perry Central School Board gathered in the high-school library. In the hallways, custodial and maintenance staff prepared for the arrival of students Aug. 4.

  • County finances tighten further

    By STUART CASSIDY

     

    PERRY COUNTY – “This is not a reason to panic!” read a handout provided to attendees at the county council’s special session July 29. Nearly two dozen Perry County elected office holders and workers were in attendance to hear plans to combat financial limitations.

  • Tell City’s big week is here!

    Community gears up for 57th annual Schweizer Fest

    Tell City’s Schweizer Fest is underway. Weekend events included the hit theater production of “Mary Poppins” at Tell City Junior-Senior High School and Saturday’s bluegrass music concert in City Hall Park. Events will continue through Sunday, Aug. 9. The official opening ceremony will be Wednesday evening with a concert by the Tell City High School Band and recognition of this year’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year, Al Hauenstein. Here’s a list of some major Schweizer Fest events.

  • Tipsaw Lake closed to swimming as bacterial levels climb

    TIPSAW – Hoosier National Forest officials closed Tipsaw Lake to swimming or wading last week due to high bacterial levels that could put people at risk. 

    “Recent water tests have shown a high coliform count,” said Chris Zimmer, district ranger for the Hoosier National Forest. “We felt it was in the best interest of the users to close the area to swimming until the tests improve.”

    To reopen the area to swimming there will have to be two consecutive tests within the acceptable range. 

  • Tell City council sets pair of budget sessions

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council has scheduled two special meetings as its members begin work on next year’s city budget. The council will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, and 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11.

    Held annually, the meetings provide an opportunity for the council to hear updates on the city’s financial position and expected revenues. Department heads provide information on their anticipated budgets and the council often discusses potential raises for city employees.

  • Another country store closes its doors
  • Public hearing held to discuss possible public-safety tax

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Council announced at its regular monthly meeting Thursday that a public hearing will be held Aug. 12 regarding a proposed public safety local option income tax.

    Because of state time constraints this will be the only meeting held regarding this matter. It will start at 6 p.m. at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

  • Public hearing held to discuss possible public-safety tax

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Council announced at its regular monthly meeting Thursday that a public hearing will be held Aug. 12 regarding a proposed public safety local option income tax.

    Because of state time constraints this will be the only meeting held regarding this matter. It will start at 6 p.m. at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

  • ATV accident in Rockport results in death of 11-year-old

    ROCKPORT – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an all-terrain-vehicle accident that occurred Sunday morning, July 26, at around 11:25 a.m. in Spencer County. Indiana Conservation Officers Timothy Kaiser and Josue Flores responded to the ATV accident fatality in Rockport.

  • News in Brief

    Perry Central sports passes available

     

    LEOPOLD – All-sports passes are on sale at Perry Central in the athletic office. Tickets are available from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Prices are $160 for family passes, $110 for a couple’s pass and $70 for a single pass.

    Ticket prices for varsity events are $5 per game and $3 per game for non-varsity events.

    For more information, contact Perry Central High School at (812) 843-5121.