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  • TC-PC Library to feature two Lincoln programs in October

    TELL CITY - The Lincoln family will be front and center during October programs at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    Besides a current display of books and other materials about the 16th president as patrons enter the doors, the library will also provide two Lincoln programs. Daniel Easter of Mitchell, who recently co-produced the "Lincoln Scrapbook," will be at the library Oct. 3 to discuss various aspects of Abraham Lincoln's life.

  • Indiana 70 to close in Spencer County

    TROY - The Indiana Department of Transportation will close Indiana 70 near its intersection with Indiana 66 today to repair a landslide.

    Indiana 70 will be closed from the junction of Indiana 66 to the junction of U.S. Route 231.

    Ragle, Inc. will repair the landslide adjacent to Indiana 70, one-quarter mile west of Indiana 66 at the bridge over Waterman Creek.

  • Community grant deadline Sept. 23

    PERRY COUNTY - Joe Malone, chairman of the Grants Committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development, and other areas that would improve Perry County.

  • No clippings in curbs, please

    TELL CITY - Members of the city council are extending another reminder to residents not to allow grass clippings to enter city stormwater inlets. Blowing grass into curbs from lawnmowers or power blowers not only clogs inlets and causes problems at the city's treatment plant, but is a violation of city ordinances. City police officers have been making courtesy visits with residents and alerting them to the city ordinance.

  • State health officials encourage Hoosiers to get seasonal flu vaccine

    INDIANAPOLIS - The state Health Department encourages Hoosiers to get a seasonal influenza vaccine, which is now available in most communities.

    The seasonal flu vaccine will not provide protection against the 2009 H1N1 Influenza A, but state health officials say it is still important to get the seasonal flu vaccine.

    About 36,000 people die each year in the United States due to seasonal flu-related illnesses.

  • County may regulate roadside memorials

    TELL CITY - One county commissioner wanted to seek public input on rules that could be imposed for roadside memorials, some of which he called "the shrines people put up."

    "I think there should be a time limit, maybe a year," Commissioner Jody Fortwendel said at a regular meeting Sept. 2.

    County attorney Chris Goffinet said a landowner had asked about memorials along state highways, and noted some have been set up in county rights-of-way, as well.

  • Meeting on jail open to public

    TELL CITY - The work of consultants who toured Perry County's jail and met with local officials this summer will be presented during a public meeting this evening.

    James Robertson and Laura Maiello-Reidy spent two days in the county in early August, touring the 44-year-old jail and meeting with members of a committee exploring options that include constructing a new facility.

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  • Hospital honored for performance

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital has been recognized by its Louisville, Ky.,-based management-services firm for strong financial results and overall performance.

    Alliant Management Services presented the hospital its Financial Performance and Overall Performance awards during a July 31 ceremony in Louisville. The hospital's staff has been celebrating the awards this week and employees working all shifts will be treated to a cookout today.

  • Port officials seek share of stimulus funds

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners granted in a regular meeting Sept. 3 permission for the county's port authority to apply for a share of $1.5 billion in stimulus funding.

    Alvin Evans, president of the board of directors for the port authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad, said freight railroads and ports can apply for the money, and the port authority is seeking $16 million.