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  • 49th Dogwood Tour ready to roll

    PERRY COUNTY – Plans are in place for the 49th annual Perry County Dogwood Festival. This year’s celebration is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, a week earlier than usual due to Easter falling on the fourth Sunday of the month.

    Cannelton Events Saturday

  • Museum to exhibit Butler artwork

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    John Butler took up painting in his 50s, determined to rekindle a love that first flickered as an elementary student at Newman School. Erna Coldewey taught art at the school and Butler was enamored with the subject during his elementary and early high-school years. Life has a way of putting artistic ambitions on hold and that was the case for Butler, now 90, who went on to serve in World War II and raise a family. The Tell City native wouldn’t resume his painting until decades later, but when he did, he helped preserve local history.

  • Ivy Tech offers summer driver- training program

    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College will once again offer an approved Indiana Department of Education driver-education course at its Tell City campus. Students will be able to complete both the classroom and behind-the-wheel driving portions of the class in four weeks or less.

  • Volunteers sought for cleanup

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Perry County Wellness 2011 and Perry County Recycling Management District are partnering on clean-up activities for the Green Volunteer Day Saturday.

    Volunteers shoudl meet at 9 a.m. at the corner of Main and Mozart streets. Free recycling containers will be provided to volunteers. Work will continue through noon.

  • Letters offering service coverage not from Tell City water utility

    TELL CITY – Letters some Tell City residents received recently from a company offering water service line coverage aren’t coming from the city’s water utility.

    Letters from Home Service USA Repair Management Corp. aren’t endorsed by the Tell City Water Department or connected to the city, Superintendent Dale Poole said. The letters purport to offer coverage of broken lines. Poole said some people who received the letters believed they came from the department.

  • Celebrity waiters, happy guests
  • Tell City woman charged with possessing meth

    PERRY COUNTY – A report of a disturbance led to the arrest Tuesday of a Tell City woman on drug charges. The Perry County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a complaint of a disturbance on the side of the road along Overlook Road. Witnesses advised there appeared to be a domestic disturbance between a male and female whom were standing outside of their vehicles.

  • Hospital board approves purchases

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees met March 30 and approved the purchase of a new truck and maintenance and service agreements.

    Operating-room nurse manager Earla Williams received permission to enter into a three-year service agreement for laproscopic equipment, including scopes that where purchased in 2006. She said new equipment warranties have expired. The cost is $20,940.

  • PC Health Fair Thursday

    LEOPOLD – Family Wellness is the theme of this year’s Health Fair at Perry Central Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and there will be lots of fitness activities and health and safety booths for the whole family.

    The annual event presented by Perry Central Family Outreach and co-sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital and the Perry Central Wellness Program will feature more than 40 health and safety booths, a free fiesta supper with tacos, beans and rice, health screenings and family fitness activities.

  • Benefit will help local woman’s fight against cancer

    By STUART CASSIDY, Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    The physical and emotional strains of fighting cancer are undoubtedly difficult, but less evident are the financial tolls which cause as much grief as the disease itself.