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  • Positive ISTEP scores outnumber negative

    PERRY COUNTY – In a chart of results from the latest Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress tests examined by The News, the good news about Perry County students far outweighs the bad.

    Released Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Education, the chart shows students in this county’s school systems scored higher than state averages far more often than they scored lower.

  • Access road to Buzzard Roost closed for repairs

    TELL CITY – Hoosier National Forest officials announced that starting today, the Forest Service Road accessing the Buzzard Roost Overlook (Road number 1165.030) is closed for repairs. The road is expected to reopen before Sept. 5.
    Russ Christensen, a civil engineering technician, said that a culvert in the road collapsed and has to be repaired.  “We hope to have repairs completed before Labor Day, but the weather plays a big part in how quickly the work is completed,” Christensen said.

  • Sign up now for Aug. 11 Schweizer Fest talent show

    TELL CITY – Registration forms for this summer’s Schweizer Fest Talent Show are now available in the lobby at German American Bank in downtown Tell City, at Conner Floor Covering at 12 and Tell streets, or by calling Sharilyn Franzman at 719-3017.
    The rules and registration form can also be found at www.tellcityschweizerfest.org.
    The talent show will take place on Musk Halle stage in City Hall Park, Thursday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m.

  • Grants to fight substance abuse on several fronts

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee awarded grants totaling more than $47,500 Friday with money going to a variety of community and education-based drug and alcohol prevention and intervention programs.

    Two local police departments also received money, including more than $14,000 to the Tell City Police Department for two Segways.

  • 4-H’ers ready for big fair week

    PERRY COUNTY – 4-H’ers from clubs across Perry County will show off months of work this week as the annual fair kicks off several days of activities.
    Events begin today with the 4-H Queen and King Contest, fashion revue, basket auction and food action. Activities begin at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds.
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  • Fire truck’s return to TC on hold

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Fire Department’s ladder truck, just upgraded with a pump and other improvements, remains in Illinois after its return trip was cut short by mechanical troubles that included an ejected drive shaft and damaged wiring.

  • Back in Business

    Frostop bustled with customers Thursday and Friday as the longtime Main Street establishment reopened its doors. Owner Brad Newton said more than 600 orders were placed Thursday, with no formal advertising.

    Orbit burgers, pronto pups and root beer were among the favorites. The Frostop was expected to be a hub of activity Saturday night for a Dragging Main Street event. The restaurant will gradually expand its menu offerings this summer.

  • Local libraries agree to merge

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer
    TELL CITY – After months of deliberation and working with the Cannelton Public Library, Tell City-Perry County Public Library board members voted Wednesday to start the process of officially merging the two libraries into a single district.

    Board members of the Cannelton library had voted 6-0 during a June 30 meeting to proceed with the merger, Tell City-Perry County Library Director Larry Oathout told board members.

  • Conservation district offering cover-crop incentive payments

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will provide $20 per acre incentive payments to encourage landowners to utilize cover crops on their farms.
    Cover crops reduce erosion by covering the ground once crops are harvested, and protect it from the rain throughout the winter months. Cover crops also increase the organic matter content in the soil and capture nitrogen.

  • Bandon Tavern ribbon cutting set for July 12

    BRANCHVILLE – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon-cutting for the Bandon Tavern Tuesday at 5 p.m. to celebrate the re-opening and change of ownership. The Bandon Tavern is located at 20255 Old Hwy 37 in Branchville. They will re-open Saturday, July 16.
    New owners of the Bandon Tavern are Quentin Mangum, Jimmy Dickman and Danny Ward. They look forward to re-opening the tavern and invite long-time patrons back.