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  • Perry County Power of Youth announces grant opportunity

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Power of Youth Council has announced the opening of its grant cycle and would like to invite those working with recreation projects or programs that serve youth in Perry County in grades 7-12 to apply. One grant of $4,500 will be awarded.

    The Perry County Power of Youth, in its second year, is a newly formed council consisting of youth in grades 10-12 from each Perry County school. The Power of Youth welcomes funding requests from nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt.

  • Local students to display artwork at association show

    TELL CITY – Tell City Regional Arts Association will host its fifth annual Student Art Show, for elementary, middle-junior- and senior-high-school students, at the Schergens Center, in Tell City April 16-17.

    Each year the competition has increased in size while showcasing talents of the area’s finest young artists.

    Students from Perry Central, Tell City, Cannelton, Hancock County and Heritage Hills schools have represented their schools proudly.

    The show will open at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, with awards and reception at 7.

  • Utility offering commercial rebates for energy savings

    TELL CITY – Spring home improvement time is under way and the Tell City Electric Department has kicked off an incentive program to encourage its commercial and industrial customers to invest in energy savings.

    The program is offered through the Indiana Municipal Power Agency, the city’s wholesale power supplier, and offers qualified customers cash incentives for a variety of energy efficiency measures, including lighting, motors, cooling and other equipment.

  • Would-be jumper coaxed to safety

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON - The Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge, connecting Cannelton and Hawesville, Ky., was closed for more than an hour Monday morning after a man parked his car over the midpoint of the Ohio River and climbed onto a railing.

    Tell City Police Department officers were able to coax the man to safety.
    Police haven’t released the name of the man but said he was contemplating jumping from the bridge.

  • Students learning to recycle

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Trailers for collecting recyclable materials have been in place at William Tell Elementary and Tell City Junior-Senior High schools for a couple of months, and the response has been “great,” according to Ken Smith.

  • Cannelton schools chief fears coming cuts

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “The budget proposals that I have seen are scary,” Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said at a regular board meeting March 17.

  • St. Meinrad cookbook available at The News

    ST. MEINRAD – Copies of the St. Meinrad 150th anniversary cookbook remain available at The Perry County News.
    The book is a collection of 700 recipes from throughout the community placed in a hard-cover, three-ring binder. Cost of the book is $18.
    The cookbooks are also available at the Spencer County Journal-Democrat in Rockport and the following St. Meinrad businesses: Archabbey Gift Shop, Spencer County Bank’s St. Meinrad Branch, Superior Ag Resources in St. Meinrad, Ruxer Furniture and Appliances and Vaal’s Furniture and Appliances.

  • German Ridge trails reopened after timber sales

    Tell City –  Hoosier National Forest officials have announced the reopening of the southern loops of the German Ridge Trail. The trails had been closed at the campground and the two southern trailheads for timber sale operations.

  • TC man arrested on forgery charge

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man who allegedly gave school officials a bogus name faces a felony charge of forgery.
    According to Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone, Michael B. Haughee, 59, walked into the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. office at 837 17th St. and told school employees there he wanted to promote a local chess club and hoped to distribute a flyer to schools.

  • Deadline to register for primary election is April 4

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters that April 4 is the last day to register to vote for the May 3 municipal primary election. Registration applications must be received in the office, by mail or in person, by the close of business that day.
    Voter registration forms and instructions for submitting them are available at the Clerk’s Office or on the Secretary of State’s Web site at www.sos.lN.gov. Voters may also register at any office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles and online at www.indianavoters.com.