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  • Tell City employees to see 25-cent pay raises

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – City employees in Tell City will receive modest pay increases starting next month and the community’s mayor said workers themselves helped make them possible in the midst of tough economic times.

    “To the credit of employees and supervisors, everyone has truly stepped forward and implemented cost-saving measures,” Barbara Ewing said at last Monday’s meeting of the Tell City Common Council.

  • Cannelton general fund projected at $794,335

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council  members approved at a budget meeting Aug. 30 general-fund spending for 2011 that city Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth projected at $794,335.

    She provided breakdowns for this and the preceding three years, with figures for the halfway point for each. The 2007 general-fund was budgeted at $650,000 and expenses totaled $646,689.

  • Online opinion poll grows quiet after Web-site change

    The Perry County News' online opinion poll has proven a popular feature, but many readers apparently can't find it after our recent platform change.

    We still have one, but it's a little difficult to find. Those who'd like to express  one-click opinions in response to our topical questions can simply click on "Opinion" in the blue bar near the top of our pages.

    Our current poll asks, "should the Florida preacher who plans to burn Qurans be stopped?"

  • Legion to conduct memorial service for Sept. 11 victims

    TELL CITY – In memory of the 2,921 civilians and 55 military personnel who perished in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, American Legion Post 213 in Tell City will host a memorial at 9:28 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the post.
    Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Hunters Night Out will offer raffles, auctions, dinner

    TELL CITY – Tell City Ducks Unlimited will host a Hunters Night Out Saturday.

    The Hunters Night Out will feature a live and silent auction, several raffles and dinner. Both auctions will have something for all hunters such as fishing, duck, deer and turkey hunting equipment.

    A cornhole tournament will be held before the event. Registration will start at noon, with the tournament starting at 1 p.m. Cost of the tournament is $20. Bring your own partner.

  • Vendors sought for Cannelton Heritage Festival

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival committee is accepting vendor applications for its Saturday, October 9, 2010 art festival.

    The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and booth fees are $20 for arts and crafts vendors. Artisans and craftsmen are highly encouraged to apply. The festival only accepts booths with handmade items.

  • Bryant wins 2010 Shoot for the Stars
  • Streakers run wild, at least for a while

    TELL CITY – A Tell City police officer asking for a description of four teens seen fleeing down Main Street Friday night heard two words in reply.
    “All skin.”

    The four males were running in the nude after apparently parking their car in the 1000 block of Main Street and shedding their clothes.

    Tell City police officers found the four, who were spotted by a Cannelton police officer who was having his car examined at Shur-Way Pro Towing.

  • Taking aim at bullying
  • TC band students selling coupons

    TELL CITY – Hundreds of dollars of savings at local businesses are available for $10 in coupon books Tell City band students are selling.

    Several new coupons have been added this year to those buyers have enjoyed in previous years, according to Velma Mann, chairwoman for the committee overseeing sales.

    The books are available through next week from any band student or by calling Mann at 719-6337.