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  • County leaders tout hometown program

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – A handful of Perry County leaders gathered in the Schergens Center Sept. 12 to talk about the launch of the Indiana Home Town Competitiveness program in the county.

    Cheri Taylor, Perry County’s IHTC community coordinator, addressed the crowd first, explaining the program’s origins and what the committee will do in the first stage of the project.

  • Parks board to receive FEMA funds

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel said Wednesday the county’s parks and recreation department will receive some money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help pay to repair flood damage at the department’s Derby and Magnet riverside parks.

  • UPDATE: Indiana 237 re-opened

    UPDATE: A caller told the News at 2:40 p.m. Friday the highway had been re-opened.

    ORIGINAL STORY POSTED FRIDAY MORNING: PERRY COUNTY - The re-opening of Indiana 237 has been delayed a day, according to Indiana Department of Transportation spokeswoman Cher Elliott.

    Based on a letter from INDOT provided by Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves, the News reported Sept. 6 the road was to re-open Thursday evening.

    The News reported May 9 that Indiana 237 was to be closed so damage caused by settling of earth under the road could be fixed.

  • State police arrest Spencer County man

    SPENCER COUNTY – Indiana State Police arrested a Spencer County man Sept. 8 after officers and a parole agent went to his residence to conduct a routine parole visit.

    A preliminary investigation reveals that at approximately 10:30 a.m., detectives from the Indiana State Police and an Indiana parole agent went to 9232 Old Lamar Highway in Evanston to conduct a routine parole visitation with Josh D. Peters, 29.

  • Cinema employees recognized

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  • Tent revival

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  • IHTC kickoff to be a carnival

    TELL CITY – Entertainment, games and food await the community as Perry County’s participation in the Indiana Hometown Competitiveness Program nears a public kickoff.

    A carnival-style program is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. Tony Hollinden, Larry Peter and the boys will perform, as will Twila Brown, the 2011 Shoot for the Stars winner.

  • Solemn Remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001

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  • Brown wins 2011 Shoot for the Stars

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Twila Brown prevailed over the two remaining competitors who performed Friday to take top honors in this year’s Shoot for the Stars contest.

    Sponsored by the Tell City Regional Arts Association, the vocal-talent shows began in May, with elimination rounds occurring during each month’s Music in the Park event.

  • Libraries adapting to new circulation system

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Perry County Public Library Board started the evening of Sept. 7 by opening the floor to anyone with concerns, questions or comments on the library’s proposed budget for 2012. No members of the public were present, and the board moved on to the regular meeting.

    Both the Tell City-Perry County and Cannelton public libraries switched to the state Evergreen circulation system at the end of August, and Library Director Larry Oathout reported the change was made without too much trouble.