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  • Tell City’s year-long battle to demolish old hotel going to state appeals court

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Court of Appeals will have a role in deciding how soon a half-collapsed former hotel in Tell City is razed.

    Rebarr Restoration LLC has appealed a judgment order issued in July by Perry Circuit Court Judge Lucy Goffinet that ordered the company to demolish the former William Tell Hotel at the corner of Main and Washington streets.

  • United Way gearing up for campaign

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – United Way of Perry County is kicking off its annual fundraising campaign with the money raised in coming months funding a variety of community benefits including emergency aid, health services and educational opportunities.

    Bruce Knox is this year’s campaign chairman and he said he is looking forward to sharing the story of United Way with individuals and groups. Knox has a long record of supporting United Way, both as a past board member and campaign organizer.

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  • Accent adding 40 jobs to Tell City center

    TELL CITY – Accent Marketing Services announced last week that it will add 40 jobs at its Tell City center. The company said it expects to complete the hiring process within the next two months, bringing the total employee count to 237.

    Accent officials said the new employees will support increased call volumes on behalf of a global teleservices provider. Newly hired specialists will provide customer care and technical support as well as provide information on the client’s wireless products and services.

  • Cannelton board approves contract

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A teachers contract two years in the making was approved by the Cannelton School Board Thursday.

    Joan Goble and several other teachers entered Schools Superintendent Al Chapman’s office, site of the meeting, to witness the board’s approval and express their appreciation.

  • Project GREAT hits local schools

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  • Perry Central will strengthen families

    LEOPOLD – A program designed to help make good families better will begin at Perry Central Tuesday. 

    The weekly program for families with children 6-11 years old and their parents or caregivers will include dinners and incentives. A homework club for older siblings and child care for younger children will be available.

  • Rome VFD sets hog-roast date

    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will host a hog roast Sept. 18 at the Rome Community Center.

    Church services will be held at 10:45 a.m. and a hog roast meal will start at 11:30. Dinner will include pork, creek fries, green beans, slaw, bread and choice of tea, lemonade or coffee.

    A country store will also be open to visitors. Items being sold include baked goods, crafts, canned goods and more.

    Entertainment will be provided from noon to 4 p.m. by the Country Sunshine Band with Darrell Toomey and group of Owensboro, Ky.

  • Councilman questions new police cars’ price tag

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s new police cars are stirring up dust even before being put into service.

    During a meeting Tuesday, Councilman Gerald Yackle questioned the cost of two cars approved earlier this year by the city’s board of public works and safety. The two Chevrolet Caprices cost about $25,000 each but it will take several more thousands of dollars to outfit the cars with emergency lights, radios and other equipment.

  • Sunday 9-11 ceremonies planned

    TELL CITY – American Legion Post 213 will conduct a ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, according to John Splater, adjutant for the post.

    The observance will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Stacey Peak Memorial in Tell City’s Sunset Park.

    More information about the observance can be obtained by calling the Legion at 547-8201.

    A public commemoration is also planned for noon Sunday in St. Meinrad at American Legion Post 366.