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  • Local charity accepting scholarship applications

    TELL CITY - Schreiber Family Charities Inc. is accepting applications until April 1 from scholarship applicants. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline. Two applicants will be awarded educational scholarships for the first year of undergraduate study only.  Candidates must be attending an accredited college, university or vocational-technical institution for the fall 2009 semester.

  • Woodcrafters Burns

    TELL CITY - Century-old timbers and wood floors inside areas of the former William Tell Woodcrafters building fueled a massive afternoon fire Wednesday that consumed the interior of the former woodworking plant and sent brick walls tumbling onto Seventh and Pestalozzi streets.

    Flames were seen shooting out of the building, already in the process of being razed, shortly before 2 p.m. and quickly spread. Flames were dying down by 3 with little more than brick walls standing.  A dark plume of smoke rose from the scene.

  • Two of three BCF escapees sentenced

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Two of the three men who escaped from Branchville Correctional Facility last spring have been sentenced for crimes they committed while fleeing from authorities.

    Jerry Sargent was sentenced recently in federal court for the weapons violations that occurred during the escape. He was sentenced in the United States Eastern District Court in Frankfort, Ky., to a term of 327 months, a sentence that will run consecutive to all other sentences he receives.

  • PCDC marks 20th anniversary

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Development Corp. is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and Clay Ewing noted during the agency's annual dinner Feb. 18 those two decades have been marked by significant changes.

  • Drum line earns second place in second contest

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School's drum line jumped into second place in their second competition of the season, coming back from a next-to-last finish the week before.

    Had they not suffered a penalty for having too short a show, they would have earned first place at the East Central Invitational, director Chris Hawkins said Tuesday.

    The show went a lot better than the previous week, he said.

    "It was like night and day. they had their game face on. We were really pleased," he said.

  • Deputy prosecutor brings military, local experience

    TELL CITY - Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins has announced the hiring of MacKenzi L. Gorman as deputy prosecuting attorney for the Child Support Division.

    Gorman attended Kentucky Wesleyan College, where she obtained a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice and minored in sociology and political science with an emphasis in pre-law. During her course of study at Kentucky Wesleyan she interned for Wagoner, Ayer and Hargis in Rockport; Judge Tom Castlen and Commonwealth Prosecuting Attorney Jay Wethington, located in Owensboro, Ky.

  • Franzman elected AIC district president

    Indianapolis - Perry County Council President Pete Franzman is now serving as the president of the Association of Indiana Counties' Southwest District. He formerly served as district vice president.

  • Drug arrest Friday
  • Chapman reports school improvements 'looking good'

    CANNELTON - "The building really is starting to take shape," Cannelton School Corp. Superintendent Al Chapman told board members Feb. 18 as he reported on the improvements under way at Cannelton High School.

    Chapman said that the renovations on the building have caused a few expected interruptions, but not many. He said "things are coming along nicely" and that 75 percent of the new tiles for the ceilings have been put in place. Once that is completed, the windows will be next, he told members.

  • Fish for Friday supper