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  • Humane Society officers may retain positions

    PERRY COUNTY - Because attendance was low and nominations weren't made for all Humane Society of Perry County offices at a meeting Oct. 13, those present approved a motion to extend officer positions one year.

    The action requires the membership's approval, President Jim Carter said, and will be considered at a 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 meeting at Fifth Third Bank. "If the motion prevails, all present officers will hold their respective positions until Jan. 1, 2011, he explained. "If you diagree with this motion, please be at the meeting to voice your concerns."

  • Cleanup days set for Nov. 19-20 in Troy

    TROY - Fall cleanup days are set for Nov. 19-20 in Troy. Residents should have items placed out for pickup by 7 a.m. Nov. 19. Some large and heavy items carry a pickup charge.

    For more information call the town office at 547-7501.

  • FOP Camaro raffle continues

    PERRY COUNTY - Members of Perry County's Fraternal Order of Police continue to sell tickets in a raffle for a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. Tickets are $10 each or six for $50, with the drawing scheduled for Dec. 23 in City Hall.

    Proceeds will benefit FOP programs, including Shop with a Cop, a project that pairs local children and officers for pre-Christmas shopping trips for clothing and toys.

    Raffle tickets can be purchased from any FOP member or by calling Brian Greulich at 547-8741. Officers will be selling chances Saturday and Nov. 21 at Wal-Mart.

  • Breaking NewsTell City awarded $4.5 million grant for combined sewers

    TELL CITY – Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman has announced that Tell City will receive a $4,447,000 grant, one of the largest funding awards in city history, to control its combined-sewer overflows. The money will be partnered with a $6.6 million low-interest loan from the state’s revolving fund.

    The grant comes from the federal Community Development Block Grant Program, with funds made available to aid economic recovery after several natural disasters caused damage in many areas across the state during 2008.  

  • Voters to decide Tuesday if TCHS will undergo work

    TELL CITY - Voters in the Tell City-Troy Township school district will go to the polls Tuesday to answer the question, should up to $10 million worth of renovation work occur at Tell City High School?

    "Our big emphasis is the chance we have to get interest-free money," Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said Tuesday. "The work has to be done at some time." He's facing a Nov. 13 deadline for applying for up to the entire $10 million in interest-free stimulus funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

  • Weekend haunts abound

    PERRY COUNTY - A menagerie of creatures fair and fearsome, storybook princesses, Winnie the Poohs,  grim reapers and dragon-slaying heroes, will converge on Tell City's Main Street Friday evening for the 19th annual Witches Walk.  

  • Official Trick-or-Treating Times

    • Tell City: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

    • Cannelton:  5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. These hours are a change to what the city council approved earlier in the month

    • Troy: 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday

  • Daylight saving time ends Sunday

    Where oh where has fall gone? Not only is October set to pass us by, but it's time once again to turn clocks back Saturday night. Once the final trick-or-treater departs, Perry Countians will enjoy an extra hour of slumber as the official change takes place at 2 a.m. Sunday.

  • Enrollment slightly higher than reported

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Superintendent Ron Etienne reported a correction to the total enrollment he reported in September, saying at a school-board meeting Oct. 13 the student population rose by five this year over last.

    "That's a banner year for us," he said.   

    Based on reports from each of the school systems, the News reported Sept. 28 the student population for all of Perry County had risen only one-and-a-half students from last year.

  • Big rig loaded with turkeys overturns near St. Marks

    ST. MARKS - A tractor-trailer loaded with more than 800 live turkeys overturned Tuesday  night on Aloe Road west of St. Marks.

    Several of the birds, en route to a slaughterhouse at Washington, Ind., were thrown from the rig, but most of the turkeys remained secure in their wire cages.  

    The mess took several hours to clean and as County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Shadwick was preparing to leave the scene after the stretch of roadway had been closed, two large wreckers were en route from Vincennes.