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  • IHTC kickoff to be a carnival

    TELL CITY – Entertainment, games and food await the community as Perry County’s participation in the Indiana Hometown Competitiveness Program nears a public kickoff.

    A carnival-style program is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. Tony Hollinden, Larry Peter and the boys will perform, as will Twila Brown, the 2011 Shoot for the Stars winner.

  • Solemn Remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001

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  • Brown wins 2011 Shoot for the Stars

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Twila Brown prevailed over the two remaining competitors who performed Friday to take top honors in this year’s Shoot for the Stars contest.

    Sponsored by the Tell City Regional Arts Association, the vocal-talent shows began in May, with elimination rounds occurring during each month’s Music in the Park event.

  • Libraries adapting to new circulation system

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Perry County Public Library Board started the evening of Sept. 7 by opening the floor to anyone with concerns, questions or comments on the library’s proposed budget for 2012. No members of the public were present, and the board moved on to the regular meeting.

    Both the Tell City-Perry County and Cannelton public libraries switched to the state Evergreen circulation system at the end of August, and Library Director Larry Oathout reported the change was made without too much trouble.

  • Ducks Unlimited banquet draws crowd to fairgrounds

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  • Schools to share grant for at-risk kids

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A nearly $75,000 grant applied for by and to be shared among Perry Central and Tell City school systems will provide services to help at-risk students – and will complement existing programs, officials said this week.

    The McKinney-Vento Education for Children and Youth Grant is for one year but William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble said like many grants, the school districts will hope for additional funding.

  • Revised animal-control ordinance in the works

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Changes have been made to a proposed animal-control ordinance, the county attorney is reviewing them and it will again be provided to the News for posting on the Internet, County Commissioner Bill Amos said Sept. 7.

    The issue was not on the agenda for their regular meeting, but Jim Carter addressed them after they’d concluded their scheduled business.

  • Democrats plan Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Oct. 1

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Democratic Central Committee will host their annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Oct. 1 at American Legion Post 213 in Tell City. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m., with dinner at 5:30.

    Keynote speakers will include John Gregg, Democrat candidate for governor and Joe Donnelly, 2nd District congressman and candidate for the U.S. Senate.

    Dinner tickets will be available at the door for $20 per person.

    Attendees should RSVP to Barb Spear at (812) 547-8992 by Sept. 23 for this limited-seating event.

  • Model A Club visits

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  • United Way Youth Day of Caring set for Nov. 6

    PERRY COUNTY – United Way of Perry County will sponsor its community-wide Youth Day of Caring Nov. 6.

    Junior- and senior-high-school age youth from churches, schools, scout groups, 4-H groups and other organizations are invited to assist local nonprofit organizations in the community. Youth and their adult leaders will spend the afternoon on tasks such as staining, painting, cleaning, washing windows, weeding flower beds, raking leaves and helping those in need.