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  • Retired educator seeking District 74 House seat has Perry County ties

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    SANTA CLAUS – A retired educator concerned about challenges facing education and the state’s working class is seeking to represent Perry County in the Indiana House of Representatives.

    Mike Schriefer of Santa Claus is running as a Democratic candidate for the District 74 seat now held by Republican Sue Ellspermann. The Ferdinand Republican is in her first term and is expected to seek re-election in 2012.

  • Parade March

    Tell City High School sophomore Sarah Mann smiles during her and fellow band members’ performance Saturday during the Tell City Christmas Parade. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)

  • Hundreds of local kids still need gifts

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Christmas will soon be here but will all the stockings be filled? That’s a question United Way of Perry County’s Holiday Helpers United partners are working hard to provide a “yes” answer to. But volunteers need your help, said Rebecca Fenn, director of United Way of Perry County and one of the organizers of the Holiday Helpers program that reaches out to hundreds of children each year.

  • Cannelton principal, teacher opt to retire

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton School Board accepted the retirements of Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad and teacher Penny Hardman in a special meeting Monday. They also named counseling director Dan Freed interim principal for the city’s high school.

    Both retirements will be effective at the end of the current school year.

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  • TCPD awarded equipment grant

    TELL CITY – Active participation by Tell City police officers in state initiatives to reduce the number of drunk drivers on local roadways earned the department an award this month.

    Assistant Chief John Allen and Cpl. Marty Haughee traveled to an Operation Pullover awards banquet Nov. 18 in Carmel. The department earned a plaque and a $3,000 equipment grant.

  • Wineries plan holiday trail event

    UNIONTOWN – The Indiana Uplands Wine Trail will host a new event, the Spirits of Christmas Weekend along the wine trail this holiday season.

    The nine wineries along the Uplands Wine Trail will offer wine tasting and complimentary traditional and old-fashioned holiday treats at each winery.

    Along with Winzerwald Winery in Perry County, Best Vineyards, Brown County, Oliver, Butler, Carousel, French Lick Turtle Run and Huber wineries will take part in the Saturday and Sunday event.

  • State provides budget data online

    INDIANAPOLIS – An improvement to a state Web site allows Hoosiers to get financial information provided by units of local government.

    The Indiana Publisher, a publication of the Hoosier State Press Association, reported in its Nov. 24 edition that figures from local governments’ budget forms are available at https://gateway.ifionline.org. A second phase in that site’s development incorporated information from forms for 2012 budgets, the press association reported, and allows users to compare information among government units and analyze it per capita.

  • High water closes portions of Indiana 66

    PERRY COUNTY – A flood warning continues for the Ohio River at Tell City. The river reached its 38-foot flood stage Friday and is expected to fall slowly.

    As of Friday afternoon, two stretches of Indiana 66 were closed by high water, from Indiana 62 at Sulphur to the junction of Indiana 70 at Derby and from Derby to Rocky Point.

  • Letters offering service coverage not from Tell City water utility

    TELL CITY – Letters some Tell City residents received recently from a company offering water service line coverage aren’t coming from the city’s water utility.