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  • State health officials encourage Hoosiers to get seasonal flu vaccine

    INDIANAPOLIS - The state Health Department encourages Hoosiers to get a seasonal influenza vaccine, which is now available in most communities.

    The seasonal flu vaccine will not provide protection against the 2009 H1N1 Influenza A, but state health officials say it is still important to get the seasonal flu vaccine.

    About 36,000 people die each year in the United States due to seasonal flu-related illnesses.

  • County may regulate roadside memorials

    TELL CITY - One county commissioner wanted to seek public input on rules that could be imposed for roadside memorials, some of which he called "the shrines people put up."

    "I think there should be a time limit, maybe a year," Commissioner Jody Fortwendel said at a regular meeting Sept. 2.

    County attorney Chris Goffinet said a landowner had asked about memorials along state highways, and noted some have been set up in county rights-of-way, as well.

  • Meeting on jail open to public

    TELL CITY - The work of consultants who toured Perry County's jail and met with local officials this summer will be presented during a public meeting this evening.

    James Robertson and Laura Maiello-Reidy spent two days in the county in early August, touring the 44-year-old jail and meeting with members of a committee exploring options that include constructing a new facility.

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  • Hospital honored for performance

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital has been recognized by its Louisville, Ky.,-based management-services firm for strong financial results and overall performance.

    Alliant Management Services presented the hospital its Financial Performance and Overall Performance awards during a July 31 ceremony in Louisville. The hospital's staff has been celebrating the awards this week and employees working all shifts will be treated to a cookout today.

  • Port officials seek share of stimulus funds

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners granted in a regular meeting Sept. 3 permission for the county's port authority to apply for a share of $1.5 billion in stimulus funding.

    Alvin Evans, president of the board of directors for the port authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad, said freight railroads and ports can apply for the money, and the port authority is seeking $16 million.

  • Ferdinand's Hometown Competitiveness success may be guide for Perry County

    TELL CITY - One nearby town's success could provide a recipe for improving the quality of life for Perry County's residents and helping the community compete for residents and community development.

    The board of directors for the Perry County Chamber of Commerce is exploring the opportunities available through an Indiana Hometown Competitiveness Program and held an informational meeting last Thursday at the Schergens Center.

  • Foundation grant deadline Sept. 23

    PERRY COUNTY - Joe Malone, chairman of the Grants Committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development, and other areas that would improve Perry County.

  • Bear Hollow event features chain-saw carving

    ST. CROIX — Chain-saw carvers from around the country will come to southern Indiana Sept. 18-20 to show their skills carving intricate designs from blocks of woods using only a chain saw. The competition and demonstration is the highlight of the annual Bear Hollow Fall Fest, which is expected to attract 15,000 people.

  • Tell City's 2010 Census Complete Count Committee