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  • Funding setback won't slow city's search for CSO help

    TELL CITY - Efforts to obtain affordable financing for Tell City's combined-sewer overflow project will continue this summer, the city's mayor said last Monday, despite the community being passed over in a recent round of awards through a state revolving-loan fund.

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  • Clydesdales here Friday

    TELL CITY - The Budweiser Clydesdales will visit Tell City Friday, providing a thrilling start to this year's 51st Schweizer Fest.

    The famous horses and the early 1900s beer wagon they pull will arrive in City Hall Park around 11 a.m. and will travel the streets around the park from noon to 2 p.m.

    The visit is sponsored by Schweizer Fest Inc. and Hedinger Beverage Co. of Jasper. Entertainment is also planned for the afternoon and refreshments will be available in the park.

  • Applicants sought for next three local Habitat homes

    PERRY COUNTY -  With construction nearing completion on two homes located on Eleventh Street in Tell City, Perry County's Habitat for Humanity group is launching plans for three new homes to be constructed starting in 2010.  

  • Band families invited to kick-off party Friday

    TELL CITY - Families of Tell City High School Marching Marksmen members are invited to the 13th annual kick-off party Friday from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday at Mulzer Camp.  

    Activities will include games, food, introduction of the new band season and an annual tug-of-war contest. Each junior and senior member should take a hot covered dish. Sophomores will provide cold covered dishes, freshmen are to take dessert and eighth-graders are to furnish chips.

    Additionally, each family is asked to bring a two-liter drink. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided.

  • Board approves high-school improvements

    TELL CITY – The nation is in a difficult economic climate, but for anyone who wants or needs to buy a home or car, the conditions are favorable, Joan Hess said during a 1028 hearing Tuesday for construction proposed at Tell City High School. “If you need to fix your school, now is the time to do it,” she added.

  • Administrative post goes to Kanneberg

    TELL CITY – Teresa Kanneberg was the Perry County commissioners’ choice for a new county administrator, Commissioner Gary Dauby said Wednesday.

    “I’m eager to get started and look forward to working for and with the commissioners,” Kanneberg said Wednesday, adding that she feels her computer, communications and many other skills will benefit the county.

  • Tractor overturns, driver OK

    The Perry County Sheriff's Department said the driver of a tractor that overturned on a bridge near Doolittle Mills Tuesday evening suffered only minor cuts. Deputy Daymion Marsh said Garth Steckler was driving the tractor, which is owned by Bill Lynch. Marsh said one of the tractor's wheels caught on the side of the bridge and burst, causing the tractor and baler to overturn.

  • Police charge woman with ID theft

    TELL CITY - A state-police investigation that lasted nearly a year led to the arrest last week of a Cannelton woman on nine counts of fraud.

    Dawn M. Hockenberry, 34, of 37A Pleasant Valley Drive, allegedly stole identifying information from two Cannelton residents and used the data to obtain student loans and other lines of credit. ISP Detective Chris Cecil said the victims had no knowledge of the loans until they began receiving collection notices. The alleged fraud began in late 2007 and totaled $32,000, Cecil said.

  • TC School Board elects officers for year ahead

    TELL CITY - An annual reorganization, selection of bread, milk and fuel providers and personnel actions were among agenda items at a regular meeting of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board July 17.

    Larry Bryant was named the board's president and Jerry Hoagland moved from that position to the vice-president's chair in a reorganization that also allowed Debbie Reed to retain her secretary's role.