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  • Second mass H1N1 clinic set for Sunday

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Health Department will host another large-scale H1N1 vaccination clinic from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Ivy Tech Community College.

    The clinic is open to all Perry County residents and follows a Nov. 8 clinic at Ivy Tech. That clinic was reserved for people in high-risk groups.

    Although the number of doses is still limited, local health officials decided last week to allow all residents to receive the injectable vaccine.

  • Rezoning request OK'd

    TELL CITY - A Perry County man's rezoning request received a favorable recommendation Tuesday evening amid larger discussion of business zoning classifications, especially areas zoned for business in areas that have experienced little or no commercial development.

  • Simulated spill tests disaster readiness

    TELL CITY - A mock chemical spill Wednesday night that would have threatened residents of Tell City's west side instead tested the plans of local agencies that will be on the front lines of any real-life emergency.

    The hour-long exercise simulated a chlorine leak at Tell City's wastewater treatment plant. Local paramedics, first responders, firefighters and police officers knew the emergency calls to them were part of a drill but didn't know the details, which unfolded at the direction of Steve Hauser, director of the county's emergency management agency.

  • Holiday parades around the corner

    PERRY COUNTY - The approach of Thanksgiving means Perry County's three holiday parades aren't far off. Organizers of events in Cannelton, Tell City and Leopold have announced plans for their events.

  • VNA celebrates National Home Care and Hospice Month

    TELL CITY - The Visiting Nurse Association joins the National Association for Home Care and Hospice to recognize November as National Home Care and Hospice Month.

    VNA is celebrating its rich history of providing home care and hospice services in the tri-state area for 120 years and counting.

  • Perry County Methodist churches launch Web site

    PERRY COUNTY - The six Perry County United Methodist churches have established a Web site that offers useful information to the community.

    The site's address is www.perrycountyumc.org.

  • Shrine circus tickets on sale

    TELL CITY - The Hadi Shrine Circus tickets are now on sale. Cost of the exchange general admission ticket is $12. The 76th annual circus will be held Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 26-29, at Roberts Stadium in Evansville.

    There will be no general admission tickets sold at the door. Reserve or general admission tickets can be purchased at American General Finance, 443 Main St., Tell City, phone 547-3471 or from any Shriner.

  • Dec. 7 meeting to discuss CSO control plan

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Common Council will meet at a different date and time in December to allow for a public meeting on the city's long-term control plan for combined sewers.

    The city's board of public works and safety will meet at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 with the city council convening its meeting at 6. The public long-term control plan meeting begins at 7 p.m. City officials encourage community members to attend.

  • Police allege man pulled handgun on kids

    CANNELTON - A Cannelton dentist remained lodged in the Perry County Jail Wednesday morning under a $10,000 bail after his arrest Friday night for allegedly pointing a handgun at several juveniles he said had trespassed on his property.

    Cannelton police officers were summoned to the home of Dr. Joseph Walker, 55, at 8 Pleasant Valley at 6:35 p.m. after dispatchers received a call that several juveniles had knocked loudly on the home's door and then fled.

  • Groups collecting unwanted medication

    TELL CITY - Several groups will sponsor a Medicine clean-out Day event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Tell City Fire Department. County residents are invited to clean their medicine cabinets of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications.  

    Volunteers will also collect full needle boxes and dispose of them at no cost. Studies show that many old medications are disposed of in toilets and sinks, contributing to water contamination. Medicine cabinets filled with old medicines can also lead to thefts by people who abuse medications, especially pain-killers.