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  • Ivy Tech offers summer driver- training program

    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College will once again offer an approved Indiana Department of Education driver-education course at its Tell City campus. Students will be able to complete both the classroom and behind-the-wheel driving portions of the class in four weeks or less.

  • Volunteers sought for cleanup

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Perry County Wellness 2011 and Perry County Recycling Management District are partnering on clean-up activities for the Green Volunteer Day Saturday.

    Volunteers shoudl meet at 9 a.m. at the corner of Main and Mozart streets. Free recycling containers will be provided to volunteers. Work will continue through noon.

  • Letters offering service coverage not from Tell City water utility

    TELL CITY – Letters some Tell City residents received recently from a company offering water service line coverage aren’t coming from the city’s water utility.

    Letters from Home Service USA Repair Management Corp. aren’t endorsed by the Tell City Water Department or connected to the city, Superintendent Dale Poole said. The letters purport to offer coverage of broken lines. Poole said some people who received the letters believed they came from the department.

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  • Tell City woman charged with possessing meth

    PERRY COUNTY – A report of a disturbance led to the arrest Tuesday of a Tell City woman on drug charges. The Perry County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a complaint of a disturbance on the side of the road along Overlook Road. Witnesses advised there appeared to be a domestic disturbance between a male and female whom were standing outside of their vehicles.

  • Hospital board approves purchases

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees met March 30 and approved the purchase of a new truck and maintenance and service agreements.

    Operating-room nurse manager Earla Williams received permission to enter into a three-year service agreement for laproscopic equipment, including scopes that where purchased in 2006. She said new equipment warranties have expired. The cost is $20,940.

  • PC Health Fair Thursday

    LEOPOLD – Family Wellness is the theme of this year’s Health Fair at Perry Central Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and there will be lots of fitness activities and health and safety booths for the whole family.

    The annual event presented by Perry Central Family Outreach and co-sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital and the Perry Central Wellness Program will feature more than 40 health and safety booths, a free fiesta supper with tacos, beans and rice, health screenings and family fitness activities.

  • Benefit will help local woman’s fight against cancer

    By STUART CASSIDY, Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    The physical and emotional strains of fighting cancer are undoubtedly difficult, but less evident are the financial tolls which cause as much grief as the disease itself.

  • Cannelton police seek vandals

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson is asking the public to help his department identify people who committed several acts of criminal mischief and vandalism late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

    He said during regular meetings of the city’s board of public works and common council Monday someone broke glass at Mulzer’s Tax Service, a U-Haul station and Bolin Excavation, damaged signs and mailboxes at Radio Shack and siphoned gas from a vehicle and boat.

    The total damage was estimated at $1,200.

  • Hundreds of students’ talents on weekend display

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – More than 300 entries from three counties will be on display Saturday and Sunday at an annual student art show sponsored by the Tell City Regional Arts Association.

    Elementary, middle-junior- and senior-high-school students from Perry, Spencer and Hancock counties were invited to submit entries and association president Cheri Taylor said the show could bring a record number of paintings, sketches, models and sculptures.