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  • 'Glamour, Glitz and Goals' set for Feb. 27 at TC's Schergens Center

    PERRY COUNTY - "Glamour, Glitz and Goals," a women and girls' expo, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 pm. Feb. 27 at the Schergens Center.

    "Enjoy a morning filled with fun and education," organizers urge . Local vendors will offer products that women and girls like, such as Mary Kay, Lia Sophia and Longaberger, they said. Liberty Labs will offer comprehensive blood screening for 40 items, including cholesterol and blood sugar, for $20.

  • School board sign-up begins in July

    TELL CITY - With candidate sign-ups under way for the county's May 4 primary election, several people have been inquiring about how to file for seats on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board. Unlike school-board races at Perry Central Community School Corp. and Cannelton City Schools, three seats on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board will be decided in the November general election. County Clerk Jean Schulthise said filing for those seats begins July 21 and continues until Aug. 20. For more information, call Schulthise at 547-3741.

  • Shoot for the Stars auditions set March 5, 6

    TELL CITY - Auditions for this year's Shoot for the Stars singing competition will be conducted March 5 and 6 at Tell City's City Hall. The competition is held in conjunction with the city's Music In The Park summer concert series.

    Applicants may complete a form available at www.tcraa.org/Shoot_For_The_Stars.html.

    For more information, contact Mandy Jackson at 547-3422 or queenofphoto@yahoo.com.

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  • Three charged after police search St. Croix home

    ST. CROIX - Three people face criminal charges after officers attempting to serve criminal warrants allegedly uncovered marijuana, paraphernalia and controlled substances inside a St. Croix home.

    According to Sheriff's Department Deputy Jason Shadwick, he and Tell City Cpl. Marty Haughee were performing a community corrections check Friday on Joshua Carter, 23, of Cannelton.

  • Voting sites still being considered

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners tabled again a recommendation from the county election board to further reduce the number of voting locations in the county.

    As The News reported Jan. 7, the three-member board recommended cutting in half the number of polling sites, saying workers to staff them are difficult to find. They realized after that meeting the Eagles Bluff visitor center could serve as the Tobin Township site, and included that change in their recommendation when they discussed it at the latest commissioners meeting Jan. 20.

  • Young files for new Senate term

    MILLTOWN - State Sen. Richard Young officially will run for his sixth full term in the Senate District 47 that includes Perry County.

    The Democrat from Milltown has been in the Senate since 1988.

    "Representing the citizens of southern Indiana has truly been a rewarding experience," said Young. "I look forward to continuing the work on their behalf that I have been doing as a member of the rural caucus."

  • TC leaders try to reduce sting of rate hikes

    TELL CITY - Faced with a mandate to eliminate the community's combined-sewer overflows, the Tell City Common Council agreed Jan. 21 to move an $11 million project forward while taking steps to lessen the impact on ratepayers.

    The council, meeting in a special meeting with John Seever of the accounting firm H.J. Umbaugh & Associates, agreed to shift some principal payments on a new bond issue for several years, until 1999 and 2006 bond issues are fully paid.

    The shift will reduce some of the debt burden on residents.