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  • Registration for 2009-10 school year set for July 27-28

    CANNELTON — Registration for Cannelton Elementary students will be from noon to 7 p.m. Monday, July 27 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 28. Registration will be at the Myers Grade School cafeteria for preschool through fifth grade.

    Tuesday, Aug. 4 is the first full student day of school. A parent or guardian is required to accompany any student registering. Students do not need to be present to register. All registering families must fill out a state textbook application form.

  • Annual Stuff the Bus event starts Friday

    TELL CITY — United Way of Perry County is sponsoring the third annual Stuff the Bus school-supply drive for area students in need.

    United Way, Wal-Mart and area volunteer organizations will again join together to solicit donations of much-needed school supplies for school corporations in Perry, Hancock and Spencer counties.  

    The United Way of Perry County is partnering with Wal-Mart, Perry County Junior Women and area schools to do just that Friday and Saturday.

  • And-Tro officials ask residents to complete survey

    PERRY COUNTY - And-Tro Water Authority is asking some county residents to complete an income survey in a quest for funding to extend its water system.

    Perry County, on behalf of the And-Tro Water Authority, intends to apply for grant funds through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and results of the survey are needed to verify the county's eligibility. If received, these grant funds would reduce proposed rates, thus making residents' responses extremely important.   

  • Purloined potted petunia lands woman in pokey

    TELL CITY - A Tell City woman was jailed over the weekend for allegedly stealing a pot of petunias then refusing to answer the door when police came knocking. Officers said she was arrested the next day after police said they found her with another potted flower reported stolen earlier in the month.

  • Officials eye Nov. 3 special school election

    TELL CITY - Voters in Troy Township, except those in the Cannelton school district, may vote in a Nov. 3 referendum on further construction work at Tell City High School.

    Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said at a regular school-board meeting Tuesday he may be able to get interest-free stimulus funding for $2 million worth of the $10 million in further work, for which a 1028 hearing will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high-school auditorium.

    "Anyone who has an opinion about the continuation of this project should attend the 1028 hearing," he said.

  • Committee's grants to aid schools, law enforcement

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee awarded grants totaling more than $59,000 during a breakfast July 8 at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit. Awards serve local schools, police departments and service providers working to crub the fight against substance abuse.

    As in past years, grants were awarded in three areas, prevention and education, law enforcement and justice, and treatment and intervention.

    Prevention-Education

  • Fair Days fantastic so far

    Perry County's 4-H Fair is in its stride, with a schedule filled with entertainment, exhibits, shows and food through Saturday.

    Today's schedule kicks off with a 9 a.m. rabbit showmanship competition, followed by a 2 p.m. dairy show and 5:30 p.m. swine show. Small pets will be judged at 5:30 this evening and 4-H'ers will take part in horse-and-pony gaming events that begin at 6:30. Beef exhibits will be judged in the show ring at 7 p.m.

    Friday

  • Petunias land TC woman in pokey

    TELL CITY - A Tell City woman was jailed over the weekend for allegedly stealing a pot of petunias then refusing to answer the door when police came knocking. Officers said she was arrested the next day after police said they found her with another potted flower reported stolen earlier in the month.

  • Reduced gas taxes cut county's highway budget

    TELL CITY - As the county commissioners approved a number of budgets for 2010 July 6, one noted that the highway department's budget would lose $411,000 due to a lack of gas sales in the county.

    "That's about 35 percent," Jody Fortwendel said.

  • Brown released without formal charges filed

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man arrested last week for two counts of dealing in marijuana was released Friday after no formal charges were filed.

    Aaron M. Brown, 21, of 13516 Old State Road 37, Tell City, was released from the county jail. As Monday's News reported, Brown was allegedly spotted July 7 selling marijuana near the John F. Kennedy Pool. In most cases the state has 48 hours from an arrest to file criminal charges. Prosecutors could refile charges later.