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  • 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.

  • Local community donates to Alabama tornado relief

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City and Perry County residents opened their hearts and donated items as varied as clothing and cleaning supplies, toothbrushes and diapers to help the people of tornado-devastated Alabama.

    “I think everyone needs to know of the generosity of the people who live in our county. All the news here isn’t bad,” said Mandi Lucas. Her husband, Jeff’s brother, Danny, and his wife, Jolene, live about an hour away from Tuscaloosa, which was devastated by the twisters.

  • Run, bike, swim

    Dozens of students took part in William Tell Elementary’s annual triathlon Saturday. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Jail planners to set public meetings

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Details that have been worked out so far toward the possible construction of a new jail were presented during a joint meeting of the county commissioners and council Wednesday morning.

    A committee has been working since 2009 to determine if the county can and should replace its aging facility in Cannelton. Attorney Chris Goffinet explained that two lawsuits have been lodged concerning the jail, and a resolution of one included an agreement to form a study committee.

  • Legally blind Tell City man missing

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department continued its search Wednesday for a 54-year-old man missing since Monday night.

    Allen D. Gerlach was last seen in the 300 block of Main Street at approximately 8:30 p.m. Monday and his disappearance triggered a Silver Alert, a program that distributes news of missing seniors and others believed to be in danger. Silver Alerts are similar to Amber Alerts issued for missing or abducted children.

  • Tell City police issue Silver Alert

    The Tell City Police Department is investigating the disappearance of an adult from Tell City.

    Allen D. Gerlach, a 54-year-old white male, five feet nine inches tall, 175 lbs, with brown eyes and curly brown hair is missing. He was last seen near Main Street in Tell City at approximately 8:30 pm Monday, May 16, 2011, and is believed to be in danger. He was last seen wearing a white Jacket and a pair of pants of unknown color. Allen D. Gerlach is blind, and walks with the aide of a walking stick.

  • As summer nears, swimming pools and power lines need to keep their distance

    TELL CITY – Summertime is near, as is the time to install pools. The Tell City Electric Department encourages those planning on setting up pools to look up before deciding on a location. If there are wires above where the pool will be, think again.

    These pool-safety guidelines follow the National Electric Code and the National Electric Safety Code.

    • Do not place the pool under utility service lines.

    • Do not install your pool over any utility lines. Future access is compromised and may be impossible in an emergency.

  • Officers commended for saving life, drug arrests

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Three Cannelton police officers were recognized at a board of public works meeting May 9 for life-saving and drug-busting efforts.