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  • Council tables decision on retirement-plan change

    By DAVE TAYLOR, Correspondent

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council met Thursday and continued their discussion of the change in a sheriff’s department retirement that was proposed by new Sheriff Lee Chestnut at a Jan. 10 meeting.

    Elaine Beaty, of the Indianapolis retirement and benefits consulting firm McCready and Keene Inc., who was not present at the last meeting, presented the department’s case for the change from Indiana’s Public Employee Retirement Fund to a county-specific plan for deputies.

  • Reports offer snapshots of county’s schools

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana school corporations have been working with newspapers across the state this month to publish education report cards for local communities.

    Annual performance reports for Cannelton City Schools, Perry Central Community School Corp. and Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. can be found in the legal-ads section of today’s issue.

  • News Web site to go ‘behind pay wall’

    TELL CITY – The Perry County News Web site will go “behind a pay wall” Feb. 17.

    Subscribers will continue to have full access to the site and others will have a couple of options for viewing routine stories. Breaking news that could include public-safety concerns will continue to be available to everyone without charge.

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  • County approves jail-study funding

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission approved Jan. 21 the progression of a new-county-jail project to the schematic-design phase and an additional appropriation to fund it.

    Commission attorney Chris Goffinet stressed, as he has previously, “we’re not saying we will build it; we’re just looking at it.”

  • Winter Into Spring story time series to begin Feb. 22

    TELL CITY – It’s just about time for the Winter Into Spring story time series to begin at the Tell City – Perry County Public Library.

    Story times will feature weekly stories, songs, seasonal activities and crafts, games and early animated stop-motion cartoon features. Story times begin the last week in February and will run for 10 consecutive weeks, concluding April 28.

    Several story time opportunities will be available.

  • K of C auxiliary meeting Feb. 14

    TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus Council 1172 Auxiliary will meet Monday, Feb. 14 at the KC Club.

    The regular meeting with a new format will begin at 6 p.m. Raffle tickets for a handmade and handquilted quilt donated by club member Becky Riley will be available. Monthly meeting programs will also be handed out.

    All members have been scheduled for a monthly committee. Several important issues will be discussed.

    For more information, contact president Brenda Gramelspacher at 547-0821 or secretary Martha Wooldridge at 719-9382.

  • Stroke detection testing to be conducted in Tell City

    TELL CITY – Through a special arrangement between German American and Stroke Detection Plus, a mobile health screening company, area residents will have the opportunity to participate in four medical tests at a local facility.

    Being proactive in your health care is very important when working to prevent future problems.

    The series of tests provided by Stroke Detection Plus will include a stroke screening, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, peripheral arterial disease screening and osteoporosis test.

  • PCMH to offer free CPR sessions to public

    TELL CITY – To celebrate American Heart Month in February, Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer an American Heart Association CPR class, “Family and Friends,” that will be free to the community.

    Adult, child and infant CPR and choking-rescue skills will be demonstrated and practiced during these sessions. No testing will be required.

    This class is for anyone 10 years and older who desires to learn CPR skills and does not need a certification card.

  • TC man faces charge after standoff

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital after giving himself up to police after a brief standoff Thursday night. Though not yet charged, he faces a charge of intimidation after officers were requested to check on him after a possible disturbance in a 16th Street home.

    He allegedly locked himself in his room. He emerged after talking with Tell City Police Department negotiator Alan Malone and was taken into custody without incident. Cannelton officers and state police also responded to the scene.