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  • Smith enters primary race for treasurer

    TELL CITY - JoAnn Smith, currently chief deputy in the office of Perry County Treasurer, filed her candidacy Wednesday for the elected office of treasurer.

    She has served as chief deputy since December 2007 and before joining the treasurer's office, served 12 years as Troy Township Trustee, from January 1996 through December 2007. Smith also worked for Citizens National Bank, which later became Old National Bank, for almost 30 years, from October 1978 through December 2007.

  • Democrats file for county-council seats

    PERRY COUNTY - County-council contenders have begun throwing hats into the ring, with four filing candidacies as of press time for this edition.

    The council is responsible for establishing each year's county budget and meets monthly to approve spending from it. Its duties increased last year when it was handed the task of performing nonbinding reviews of other county entities' budgets.

  • Recycling district names new director

    TELL CITY - A man with roughly three decades' experience in the lumber industry wants to see how many other materials he can turn into cash beginning Feb. 8, when he takes on leadership of the Perry County Recycling Management District.

    "I'm a forester by trade, and 'renewable-recyclable' has always been a deal with me," Kenneth C. Smith said Friday. "I hope to enhance it here in Perry County, for people to think about recycling as being more convenient than throwing items in the trash."

  • Davisson files for District 73 seat

    SALEM - Steve Davisson announced recently that he will again challenge for the House District 73 representative seat that includes portions of Perry County. The seat is currently held by incumbent Democrat Dennie Oxley of Taswell.

    Davisson vied for the seat in 2008.

  • Events will mark 50th anniversary of crash

    MILLSTONE - Several events March 13-14 will mark the 50th anniversary of the crash of Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 710. The midair breakup of the Lockheed Electra over Millstone March 17, 1960, claimed the lives of 63 people.

    Members of Tell City's Kiwanis Club are leading an effort to mark the anniversary, with a committee formed to plan events and extend invitations to relatives of crew and passengers who died in the disaster.

  • TCJHS graduation parent meeting set for Feb. 8

    TELL CITY - Tell City Junior High eighth-grade students and parents will receive information on state high-school graduation requirements at an orientation meeting Feb. 8. This meeting will be held in the high-school auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

    Parents and students will also receive information and enrollment forms for eighth-grade students to be enrolled as freshmen at Tell City High School next school year. Principal Dale Stewart and the high-school counselors will be on hand to explain the requirements and answer questions.

  • PC Health Department offers free flu shots

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Health Department is offering to schedule times to visit local businesses or event to provide H1N1 flu vaccines to the public.

    Vaccines are free of charge and open to everyone regardless of age or health condition.

    For more information, call Sara or Donille at 547-2746.

  • Chicago's all-you-can-eat pizza helps band today

    TELL CITY - Chicago's Pizza, 1023 Payne St., Tell City, will offer all-you-can-eat pizza and breadsticks for $8 from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Monday). The offering is a fundraiser for the Tell City High School Band Program.

  • Talk to lawyer for free 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 4

    PERRY COUNTY - The next Talk to A Lawyer call-in legal clinic is scheduled for Feb. 4.

    Since 2003, volunteer lawyers have held the call-in clinic the first Thursday of every month.

    To access the clinic, call toll-free (800) 994-2169. Callers can reach an attorney between the hours of 4:30 and 7 p.m.

  • Nine charged in undercover drug buys

    PERRY COUNTY - An undercover investigation by the Drug Enforcement Section of the Indiana State Police led to the arrest last week of nine people charged  after authorities allegedly made undercover purchases of methamphetamine, marijuana and controlled substances.

    Seven of the defendants were arrested during a warrant sweep that began Thursday morning. Two others turned themselves in Tuesday.