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  • Two from county among state's new conservation officers

    INDIANAPOLIS - Two Perry County natives were among 24 new conservation officers who officially joined the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Division of Law Enforcement during graduation ceremonies Oct. 23.

     Patrick Labhart and Levi Clark completed 16 weeks of training and swore their oaths of office in a ceremony held in the Statehouse Rotunda.

    New officers have been assigned to counties across the state and will attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in early 2010.

  • Time running out in band contest

    PERRY COUNTY - Only two days remain for people to help Perry Central or Tell City high school bands win $1,000 through WFIE-TV’s Ultimate Battle of the Bands.  

    Anyone 13 years or older with an e-mail address, anywhere in the world, can vote daily for the Marching Marks-or the Marching Commodores until 5 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Breaking News 'No' votes prevail in school referendum

    People opposed to a renovation project at Tell City High School prevailed in a referendum whose results were announced at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    Twenty-three votes separated those who voted No from the Yes votes in the one-question special election that decided the fate of up to $10 million in improvements. In the 11 precincts in the Tell City-Troy school district, 772 No votes were cast versus 749 Yes votes.

    A full story will appear in Thursday's News.

  • Voters kill TCHS renovation plan

    TELL CITY - Voters in the Tell City-Troy Township school district said no Tuesday to a proposal to make up to $10 million in improvements to Tell City High School.

    The second attempt by the school board and superintendent to launch renovations intended to correct what they've called decades of neglect was defeated by a 23-point difference among the 1,521 votes cast.

  • CSO grant worth $4.4 million for Tell City

    TELL CITY - Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman announced last week 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, which is a grant that won't have to be repaid, will be partnered with a $6.6 million low-interest loan from the state's revolving fund.

  • Mass H1N1 vaccination clinic set for Sunday

    PERRY COUNTY - The county's health department has received a large-enough shipment of vaccine to conduct a mass vaccination clinic for targeted groups Sunday against the H1N1 influenza virus.

  • Council approves overtime pay for H1N1 vaccinations

    TELL CITY - County-council members approved at a regular meeting Oct. 22 a resolution that will allow county health-department workers to receive overtime pay instead of compensatory time if they need to work extra hours giving H1N1 influenza vaccinations.

  • Stimulus money to repave Tiger Road

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners approved at a regular meeting Monday the addition of Tiger Road to those benefiting from stimulus funding.

    The News reported in June that Perry County had been approved for $1.2 million to improve French Ridge and Leopold roads, and the commissioners approved Monday a change order that increased their cost by $72.70 to $969,621.54. Tiger Road was included in the initial request, but wasn't approved at the time.

  • Hospital trustees re-elect officers

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital's board of trustees re-elected officers and approved the purchase of laboratory equipment during an Oct. 28 meeting. Also approved were credentialing requests.

    The board approved another year-long term for current officers, including J.B. Land, chairman; Tim Harding, vice chairman and Grant Taylor, secretary. Kathy Clayton, the hospital's vice president of financial services, will continue to hold the post of treasurer. Board compensation will remain $300 per month.

  • Cannelton's bump-outs may soon disappear

    CANNELTON - Bump-outs in Cannelton may not be around much longer.

    Common Councilwoman Lynn Fulkerson suggested at a regular meeting of the city's leadership Oct. 12 that Street Commissioner Charlie Davis could look at bump-outs on Washington Street to see if he could remove some and get a cost estimate for those he can't.

    The decorative sidewalk extensions, installed as part of a "Main Street Project" in the mid-1990s, have enjoyed only sporadic upkeep. Some discussion about them occurred at a mid-September meeting.