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  • Commissioners approve referendum plan

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners approved in a regular meeting Wednesday a plan for conducting a special election Nov. 3 that will determine if major renovations occur at Tell City High School.

    As The News reported July 30, the county election board decided to scrap an initial plan to have all voters cast ballots at the county courthouse. The cost savings weren't to be as great as they'd initially estimated and not worth the potential confusion the change might bring, County Clerk Jean Schulthise said.

  • Council asked to merge plan commission, SWCD jobs

    TELL CITY - Darlene Fischer was one of several people appearing before the county council Thursday to draw the fiscal body's attention to special circumstances that could affect next year's budget.

    She proposed the two positions she now holds, and the salaries that go with them, be combined into one.

  • Board OKs new hires as school resumes

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members learned about two resignations and approved several other personnel actions at a regular meeting Aug. 11.

    Lacy Litherland resigned from her position as high-school cheer coach. Cheryl Hawhee tendered her resignation as program assistant at William Tell Elementary School.   

  • Stimulus funds to improve HNF trails

    TELL CITY -  More federal economic-stimulus funds are en route to the Hoosier National Forest, U.S. Forest Service officials announced last week.

    The forest will receive $200,000 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for trail work within the nine-county area of the Hoosier National Forest.

    Repairs and upgrades to trailheads and parking areas are designed to improve public access and safety for trail users. Much of the work will be done over the next two years through contracting and summer students.

  • Indiana's wine industry expansion includes two Perry County wineries

    WEST LAFAYETTE - Indiana's wine industry, increasingly honored and steadily expanding, has grown again this summer with the opening of seven wineries, including two in Perry County.

    Southern Indiana has welcomed Blue Heron Winery in Cannelton, River City Winery in New Albany, Scout Mountain Winery in Corydon and Wine Shak Vineyard in Tell City.

    In northern Indiana, D'Avella Family Winery in Granger has opened its doors. 

    Madison County Winery in Markleville and J&J Winery in Richmond have opened in the central part of the state.

  • New menus available

    TELL CITY - September menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries' discount-food program are available at The News. The program offers $30 boxes of food valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28 and an allergen-free box of food for $35.

    Also on the month's menu are several specials for meat, fresh fruits and vegetables. There are no age or income guidelines to participate. Orders are due Sept. 13 with food delivered Sept. 26.

  • Run, walk set for Oct. 10

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will sponsor a mile-long run and walk in conjunction with Cannelton's Heritage Fest. The event will begin at 7 a.m. Oct. 10 with registration at 6 a.m. in the Myers Grade School lobby. Participants can also pre-register at the school. Flyers and applications may be found in various businesses around Cannelton and at the school.

    Cost is $10 per person and includes a T-shirt. All proceeds will benefit the Cannelton Elementary PTO. Early registration will ensure correct T-shirt sizes.

  • Patoka Lake offers September events

    PATOKA LAKE - Patoka Lake will be the site of several events in September, including a disc golf tourney, water tour and music event.

    A disc-golf tourney will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Patoka Lake Newton Stewart State Recreation Disc Golf Course.

    For more information visit www.onetimediscgolf. citymax.com/PatokaLakeMarinaOpen.html or call Scott Bateman at (812) 639-7145.

  • Nonprofit organizations encouraged to attend Sept. 1 Food Safety Day

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are 76 million food-borne illnesses each year in the United States, causing approximately 300,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths.

    Effective, proactive food- safety and sanitation programs can help prevent hazards before they occur. Food Safety Day can provide groups with information regarding safe food-handling practices.

  • Floodwall review has steep price

    CANNELTON - Cracks have been repaired in the floodwall at Cannelton, the city's floodwall custodian reported during a regular meeting of the board of public works and safety Aug. 10, but a costly inspection is required, if someone can be found to support it.

    Jerry Ball, better known as sewer-department superintendent for the city, reminded the board, as he explained in February, that the Federal Emergency Management Agency wants the floodwall to be accredited.