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  • Etienne named 2011 Lilly Scholar

    TELL CITY – Pat Crawford, board president of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced this year’s recipient of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.

    Ariel Etienne has been selected to receive the full-tuition, four-year scholarship to the Indiana college of her choice, as well as a stipend for required books and equipment.

  • Circus tradition continues

    TELL CITY – The Kelly Miller Brothers Circus, founded during the Great Depression, will visit Tell City next week. Shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. will feature elephants, horses, llamas, camels, clowns and a host of international circus stars.

    Perry County’s Fraternal Order of Police is hosting the circus as a fundraiser for the lodge’s projects.

  • Correctional facility earns high marks

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    BRANCHVILLE – One of the county’s largest employers has received high marks in a review of its programs and procedures.

    Branchville Correctional Facility has been recommended for reaccreditation by the American Correctional Association following the completion of a three-day audit. A three-person team toured the facility, interviewed staff and reviewed policies, procedures and practices.

  • Campers to get second overnight stay with cops

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Preparations were continuing for Camp With a Cop, Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson said at a regular meeting of the city’s common council April 11. An online application had been updated to reflect a second overnight stay for the campers, he said.

    Camp With Cops

  • Green Volunteer Day postponed

    TELL CITY - Due to high river levels, Saturday’s Green Volunteer Day has been postponed. Volunteers were to have picked up trash in the area of Sunset Park. The event will be rescheduled for a later date.
     

  • 49th Dogwood Tour ready to roll

    PERRY COUNTY – Plans are in place for the 49th annual Perry County Dogwood Festival. This year’s celebration is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, a week earlier than usual due to Easter falling on the fourth Sunday of the month.

    Cannelton Events Saturday

  • Museum to exhibit Butler artwork

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    John Butler took up painting in his 50s, determined to rekindle a love that first flickered as an elementary student at Newman School. Erna Coldewey taught art at the school and Butler was enamored with the subject during his elementary and early high-school years. Life has a way of putting artistic ambitions on hold and that was the case for Butler, now 90, who went on to serve in World War II and raise a family. The Tell City native wouldn’t resume his painting until decades later, but when he did, he helped preserve local history.

  • Ivy Tech offers summer driver- training program

    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College will once again offer an approved Indiana Department of Education driver-education course at its Tell City campus. Students will be able to complete both the classroom and behind-the-wheel driving portions of the class in four weeks or less.

  • Volunteers sought for cleanup

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Perry County Wellness 2011 and Perry County Recycling Management District are partnering on clean-up activities for the Green Volunteer Day Saturday.

    Volunteers shoudl meet at 9 a.m. at the corner of Main and Mozart streets. Free recycling containers will be provided to volunteers. Work will continue through noon.

  • 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.

    Letters from Home Service USA Repair Management Corp. aren’t endorsed by the Tell City Water Department or connected to the city, Superintendent Dale Poole said. The letters purport to offer coverage of broken lines. Poole said some people who received the letters believed they came from the department.