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  • Downtown group finds plenty of suggestions

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A committee working on ideas to improve Tell City’s downtown is busy digesting the results of a survey seeking input on what’s needed to make the community’s center a more vibrant, welcoming place.

    “We asked for input and we received it,” Mayor Barbara Ewing said during a city-council meeting last month. The News published the survey in April and dozens of suggestions were received. City council members received summaries of the ideas.

  • Search for Gerlach continues

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department continued to search for Allen Gerlach last week, expanding its efforts to include the banks of the Ohio River.

    Gerlach, who lives in Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Housing for the Elderly, was last seen the night of May 16 in the 300 Block of Main Street. Police said the 54-year-old is legally blind and takes insulin for diabetes.

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  • Company in Troy starts expansion process

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Consolidated Recycling wants to add antifreeze-processing equipment that will increase its capacity and require five more employees, according to Joe Malone, controller for the Troy plant.

    He was asking the county council at their regular meeting Thursday to approve a resolution designating two lots in the Tell City Industrial Park in Troy an economic revitalization area and to consider a tax abatement for the upgrade.

  • Jail plans include capacity that might offset local costs

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A joint meeting of the county commissioners and council Wednesday was the first of several intended to educate members of those bodies and the general public about plans being considered for a new jail, county attorney Chris Goffinet said.

    He and Eric Ratts, a principal with the DLZ architectural firm of Indianapolis reminded the county leaders the process of looking at whether to replace the aging jail in Cannelton began in 2009 and sprang from one of two lawsuits about conditions there.

  • Registration under way for free summer lunch program

    TELL CITY – Plans are being finalized for a summer lunch program that will provide all children under the age of 18 free lunches. William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble announced the program last month but did not have plans for a site finalized.

  • Spring chamber job fair Wednesday

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair with area businesses from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    All interested businesses are invited to set up booths promoting employment in their companies. Booth rental for chamber members is $100 for large employers and $50 for small employers; nonmembers will pay $200 for large employers and $100 for small employers. The job fair is free to educational institutions, workforce development agencies and local government.

  • Ivy Tech offering Microsoft 2010 classes

    TELL CITY – Anyone anxious to learn the newest version of Microsoft software should know that Ivy Tech Community College’s Tell City Campus will offer Microsoft 2010 classes starting with the summer semester.

  • Shoot for the Stars 2011

    Music in the Park and Shoot for the Stars kicked off their 2011 seasons Friday with eight performers singing in live auditions. They will advance to a June 10 program that will gradually reduce the field through the summer. In addition to the singing contest, guest performers will take the stage.

    Each program begins at 6 p.m. Other dates are July 8, Aug. 12 and Sept. 9. The August event coincides with Schweizer Fest.

    For more information, call Cheri Taylor, president of the Tell City Regional Arts Association at 547-2385.

  • Mayor responds to opponent’s remarks

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “One of our residents seems to have an issue with people who work for the city not laying their heads within the city itself,” Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said at a May 9 meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety.