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  • Boosters urge support for band

    TELL CITY - Members of the public attending the Tell City High School football game Friday will get to see the last public performance of Marching Marksmen's show before they head to regional competition the following day.

    "We encourage the public to come and show their support," said Patty Hawkins, president of the band's boosters club.

  • Board accepts Brenner Fund gift

    TELL CITY - Board members of the Tell City-Perry County Public Library were joined by members of the Perry County Community Foundation last Wednesday during the monthly board meeting.

    Sally Houzamne, foundation executive director, and Naomi Mulzer, member of the board of directors, presented the library with a check from the Brenner Fund. Florence "Peg" Brenner, a former resident of Tell City who now resides in Louisville, Ky., created the Brenner fund so a grant would be given to the library every year to help with costs, Houzamne explained.

  • Lincoln Hills 'bustling' with new money

    TELL CITY - "Things are bustling right now" at Lincoln Hills Development Corp., Lee Brown reported Oct. 6 at a meeting of the Even Start advisory board.

    "Fortunately, we're the recipients of $2.1 million in stimulus funding over the last few months," he said, and another $1.5 million in new funding brings the total to a 33-percent increase.

    Even Start serves adults with children by providing educational and parenting assistance, and its advisory board includes representatives from 20 educational and social-services agencies.  

  • Students raise $600+ for March of Dimes

    TELL CITY - Be the change you wish to see in the world. Tell City High School students brought that change to school.

    Tell City High School recently participated in a coin war to raise money for the March of Dimes walk. Students' efforts in this fundraiser produced more than $600.

    The March of Dimes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of newborns, preventing premature births and lowering the rate of infant mortality.

  • Sheriff's department cracks Derby area break-ins

    DERBY - Two teenagers were taken to a juvenile facility in Knox County Sunday night after being charged in four recent break-ins in the Derby area.

    According to Chief Sheriff's Deputy Lee Chestnut, the two teens were responsible for a late August break-in at Rainbow Pay Lake, in which fishing equipment was taken. The two also allegedly took a trolling motor and other items from boats being stored near Derby. Those thefts were reported Friday by Mike Franchville.

    On Saturday, two four-wheelers were reported stolen from Phil Etienne's residence near Derby.

  • Flooding creates major mess

    TELL CITY - Heavy overnight rains sent streams out of their banks in several areas of the county Friday morning, closing roadways, flooding low-lying cropland and canceling classes for students at Perry Central Community School.

    Between 3 and 4 inches fell Thursday night and before dawn Friday. With the ground already saturated from previous rain, water had no place to flow but into already swollen ditches and creeks. The Perry County Highway Department reported water over roads along the Anderson River and its tributaries in western and northern areas of the county.

  • Council endorses school project

    TELL CITY - Elected officials in Tell City gave their endorsement last Monday to a planned $10 million renovation of Tell City High School that will go to township voters during a Nov. 3 referendum.

    Superintendent Ron Etienne outlined the project during the council's regular meeting Oct. 5.  It would finish work undertaken over the past couple of years to improve the high school, including renovations to the original 1928 building.

  • Lutgring joins News writing team

    TELL CITY - A new writer welcomed to the Perry County News will write feature stories and handle social news for the print and online versions of the newspaper.

    Trista Lutgring, a native of Tell City, is a 2004 graduate of Tell City High School. She earned her undergraduate degree at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky., graduating in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in news-editorial journalism. She also worked as a sports correspondent for the News earlier this year.

    She is the daughter of Jeff and Frieda Lutgring of Tell City.

  • Even Start awarded four years' funding

    TELL CITY - The advisory board for Perry County's Even Start program includes representatives from a broad array of educational and social-services agencies. A meeting of that board Tuesday revealed the value it brings to the community as resources elsewhere decline or disappear.  

    The Even Start program is one of six remaining in the state and has been funded for another four years, Director Darryl Irvin said in opening the meeting in a William Tell Elementary School conference room.

    "There were 24 (Even Start programs) when we started."

  • Firefighters memorial