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  • Mock crash sends message to prom goers
  • Counselor wants position to have full benefits

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Exactly how much weight should a master’s-level degree carry as it pertains to certified staff? That was a question posed to the Tell City-Troy Township School Board, during their meeting Tuesday.

    The discussion stemmed from a proposed employee-policy change that would reclassify school counselors as support staff introduced by the board during a previous meeting and slated for a vote later in the current session.

  • Crash on Indiana 66 outside Troy claims life of area man

     

    TROY – Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Vince Brown investigated a fatal accident at 2:22 p.m. Thursday on Indiana 66 at an intersection with County Road 1250 E. near the Anderson River. 

    Police said Charles Kuntz of Troy was pulling out from Lincoln Ferry Park and was crossing Indiana 66 onto County Road 1250 E. Police said Kuntz failed to notice a westbound semi driven by Raymond Daugherty. Kuntz’s vehicle was struck in the passenger side. The impact of the collision forced Kuntz’s car off the highway and down an embankment.

  • Auditions for Schweizer Fest’s ‘Mary Poppins’ begin Friday

    TELL CITY – Have a talent for the stage? This year, the 57th Tell City Schweizer Fest will feature “Mary Poppins” during this summer’s celebration, July 30-31 and Aug. 1-2.

  • Town of Troy cleanup set for April 23-24

    TROY – A spring clean up for residents of the town of Troy will take place Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24.

    All items must be at curbside by 7 a.m. on Thursday, as the town will not back track.

    Tires, items containing Freon and computer components will not be accepted. Paint cans must be empty. There will be no pick up at vacant lots.

    There will be a $10 charge for each large item, to be paid at the utility office prior to pick up and the receipt must be attached to the item.

    For more information, call (812) 547-7501.

  • Special Olympians to compete in 50th local games

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY  – Hundreds of area athletes with big dreams of gold, silver and bronze medals have May 2 circled on their calendars.  

     Special Olympics Perry County and St. Meinrad Archabbey’s Cooperative Action for Community Development Inc. will host their 50th annual track and field and bocce meet Saturday, May 2, at Legion Field in Tell City.

    Activities will begin at 9 a.m.

  • Talent on display
  • Assistant police chief praises dispatchers

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – This is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Observed the second full week of April every year, it gives the community a time to honor the efforts of the men and women who pick up the phone when emergencies, big and small, strike.

  • New faces expected to join city fire department

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The ranks of the Tell City Fire Department are changing, the city’s board of public works and safety learned last week, with the recent retirement of a longtime member and the departures of others.

  • Perry County grief group to meet Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Grief Group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the First United Methodist Church in Tell City.

    This group is open to anyone who has experienced loss, whether it is a family member or friend.

    The group meets on the first floor and participants are asked to use the back door and parking lot. People from surrounding areas are also welcome to attend.