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  • State changes vaccination guidelines

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – New directives from the Indiana Department of Health’s Immunization Division means new rules under which children and adults are eligible for free vaccinations offered by the Perry County Health Department.

    County Nurse Sara Gehlhausen said beginning July 1, the health department will no longer be able to provide vaccinations to families with health-insurance coverage. The new rules are statewide and will affect the way many Perry County families obtain routine childhood immunizations.

  • More photos from TCHS Class of 2011 graduation

    When News photographers go to some events, such as school graduations, we take a lot more pictures than we can fit into the print edition. This Web site offers us an opportunity to share a lot more of our images with readers, and offers you the opportunity to see and buy them. To get started, click on this image to enlarge it, then click on the arrows to navigate through the rest of the set. We hope you enjoy what you see.

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  • And-Tro to begin flushing water mains Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY – And-Tro Water Authority will begin flushing water mains Tuesday. Work will continue until all mains are flushed, a process that will take several weeks.

    Due to the possibility of discolored water, customers are should use caution when doing laundry when crews are working in their area.

  • Substance abuse committee accepting grant applications

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee is accepting grant requests during June.

    Applications are available online at www.perrycountysubstanceabuse.org.

    The deadline for submitting applications is 3 p.m. June 24. Applications can be mailed to PCSAC, P.O. Box 442, Tell City, or delivered to Diane Conner, coordinator, at First United Methodist Church, in Tell City.

    Call Christal Moskos, the committee’s president, at 547-4669 with any questions.

  • Catholic Charities seeks maternity clothing

    PERRY COUNTY – Catholic Charities is seeking gently used maternity clothing to expand its Matrix Lifeline service benefiting expectant and new mothers.

    Matrix Lifeline assists pregnant women and women with babies. The program offers assistance with diapers, formula, baby beds and maternity and baby clothes for children up to 2 years old.

    Donations of formula, diapers and baby wipes are appreciated and are accepted year-round

    Maternity clothing and other items can be dropped off at Catholic Charities at 802 Ninth St. in Tell City.

  • Schweizer Fest food booth meeting today

    TELL CITY – The Schweizer Fest Committee will convene a meeting for food-booth vendors at 5:15 p.m. today at the Perry County Chamber office at 601 Main St., Tell City.

    This meeting is for nonprofit organizations that had food booths at Schweizer Fest last year and plan to have them again this year.

    Anyone representing a Perry County nonprofit organization that would like to have a food booth at Schweizer Fest can ask to be placed on a waiting list to be called as tent space becomes available.

  • TCHS Class of 2011 claims scholarships, academic honors

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School’s Class of 2011 was recognized for academic excellence May 22 during the school’s annual Senior Awards Program. Scholarships, other academic honors and athletic awards were announced. The following students were recognized:

  • Event excites parents about kids’ success

    PERRY COUNTY – The LHDC Youth Service Bureau’s Early Risers Skills for Success program recently held PEAK Nights (Parents Excited About Kids) at William Tell and Cannelton elementary schools.

  • TC spring cleanup continues through Thursday

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s spring cleanup is under way, providing an opportunity for city residents to rid their basements, attics and garages of unwanted items. Trash will be collected on residents’ normal trash- collection days today through Thursday.

    Household trash will be picked up at the same time and those items must be bagged and tagged as any normal week.