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  • Local officials object to some stimulus rules

    TELL CITY - Former Tell City Mayor Bill Goffinet doesn’t like the way stimulus money that could fund expensive projects the federal government requires is being distributed.

    Since the federal government gets its money from the American people, he said March 26, it makes no sense that some of it will come as loans whose repayment could significantly increase local-community residents’ bills.

  • Spring cleanup at TCHS April 18

    TELL CITY - In two weeks hundreds of volunteers will converge at Tell City High School to spruce up the facility as part of a community-service project.

    During the April 18 Indiana Student Education Association Outreach to Teach Project, TCHS teachers, students and community members will paint, clean and complete minor repairs to the school with the help of a $1,000 grant from the National Education Association Student Program’s Community Learning through American’s Schools

  • Conservation corps offers summer jobs

    INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana will hire 2,000 young people to spend the next two summers improving Indiana’s parks, trails, state forests and other natural wonders. Some of the work will take place close to home.

    Gov. Mitch Daniels announced plans last week for the Young Hoosiers Conservation Corps. The program will tap federal stimulus funds designated for employment and training of people 16 to 24 years old.  

  • Perry County’s jobless rate climbs to 9.7 percent

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County’s unemployment rate continues to climb amid the national recession but remains under jobless percentages posted by Crawford and Spencer counties, Indiana Department of Workforce statistics show.

    An estimated 9.7 percent of Perry County’s labor force was unemployed in February, up six-tenths of a percent from January and nearly double from last year. The county’s unemployment rate in January was 9.1 percent.

  • Officials approve capital, home improvements

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners approved in their regular meeting March 18 a three-year capital-improvement plan, an agreement with the county’s redevelopment corporation and a three-year grant to cover home repairs.

  • Correctional facility hosting community meeting Saturday

    BRANCHVILLE - A community meeting Saturday morning at Perry Central Community School will give the public a chance to learn more about Branchville Correctional Facility. The 9 a.m. gathering will take place in the elementary cafeteria-gymnasium, Gil Peters, the correctional facility’s superintendent said last week. He will share information about the facility, including changes made since the March 20 escapes by three people. He will also field questions and solicit input from the public.

  • Hands at work

    With two cans of paint attached to ropes and harnesses that kept him safely aloft, Steve Sabelhaus applied new coats of paint Wednesday to clock faces on the steeple of St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton. He and other employees of George Sabelhaus & Sons planned to finish the work over the weekend. Cannelton leaders approved work on the community clock last year, continuing a partnership between the city and parish that began in the 1800s. The church is marking its 150th anniversary this year.

  • Moving day

    Signs that have been landmarks along Tell Street for decades were removed March 29 after catching the eye of a Kentucky collector. The Frigid Whip sign that had stood since around 1950 was purchased by Cecil Whitaker of Pendleton, Ky. Curtis Cronin, who owns the small building that housed the former eatery, said the sign was beginning to deteriorate. He plans to turn the building into a gathering place for community groups. Since the Frigid Whip closed in the 1970s, the building has been used by a number of businesses, including a beauty shop.

  • Shoot for the stars this summer

    PERRY COUNTY - The Tell City Regional Arts Association is announcing a singing competition called Shoot for the Stars. The competition will be held during the association’s Music in the Park series, held May through September. The kick-off Music in the Park concert is Friday, May 15, with the rest of the series held on the third Sunday afternoon of the month. The competition is open to all ages, though contestants must be non-professional singers and live in the counties of Perry, Spencer or Hancock.

  • Women for Women announce grant opportunity

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Women for Women, a fund of the Perry County Community Foundation announces its 2009 grant cycle. A grant award of up to $5,000 is available. The Perry County Women for Women wants to fund projects that support the following goals:

    • To raise awareness of Perry County females about gender issues.

    • To increase self-esteem of Perry County females.

    • To increase awareness about the opportunities to females.

    • To provide positive role models for young females.