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  • CSO grant worth $4.4 million for Tell City

    TELL CITY - Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman announced last week that Tell City will receive a $4,447,000 grant, one of the largest funding awards in city history, to control its combined-sewer overflows. The money, which is a grant that won't have to be repaid, will be partnered with a $6.6 million low-interest loan from the state's revolving fund.

  • Mass H1N1 vaccination clinic set for Sunday

    PERRY COUNTY - The county's health department has received a large-enough shipment of vaccine to conduct a mass vaccination clinic for targeted groups Sunday against the H1N1 influenza virus.

  • Council approves overtime pay for H1N1 vaccinations

    TELL CITY - County-council members approved at a regular meeting Oct. 22 a resolution that will allow county health-department workers to receive overtime pay instead of compensatory time if they need to work extra hours giving H1N1 influenza vaccinations.

  • Stimulus money to repave Tiger Road

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners approved at a regular meeting Monday the addition of Tiger Road to those benefiting from stimulus funding.

    The News reported in June that Perry County had been approved for $1.2 million to improve French Ridge and Leopold roads, and the commissioners approved Monday a change order that increased their cost by $72.70 to $969,621.54. Tiger Road was included in the initial request, but wasn't approved at the time.

  • Hospital trustees re-elect officers

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital's board of trustees re-elected officers and approved the purchase of laboratory equipment during an Oct. 28 meeting. Also approved were credentialing requests.

    The board approved another year-long term for current officers, including J.B. Land, chairman; Tim Harding, vice chairman and Grant Taylor, secretary. Kathy Clayton, the hospital's vice president of financial services, will continue to hold the post of treasurer. Board compensation will remain $300 per month.

  • Cannelton's bump-outs may soon disappear

    CANNELTON - Bump-outs in Cannelton may not be around much longer.

    Common Councilwoman Lynn Fulkerson suggested at a regular meeting of the city's leadership Oct. 12 that Street Commissioner Charlie Davis could look at bump-outs on Washington Street to see if he could remove some and get a cost estimate for those he can't.

    The decorative sidewalk extensions, installed as part of a "Main Street Project" in the mid-1990s, have enjoyed only sporadic upkeep. Some discussion about them occurred at a mid-September meeting.

  • PCMH implements first Intranet portal

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - Perry County Memorial Hospital has gone live with its Intranet portal designed and installed by Hospital Portal.NET. It is the hospital's first Intranet portal.

    HospitalPortal.NET is a provider of secure hospital-specific Intranet sites for electronic information sharing and information publishing. Perry County Memorial, a healthcare provider for 60 years, is a critical access hospital with 25 beds and 315 full- and part-time employees.

  • Fall property-tax bills due Nov. 10

    PERRY COUNTY - Property owners will need to pay the second installment of their property taxes by Tuesday. Property owners have several payment options. Old National and First State banks in Tell City and Rockport and Fifth Third Bank in Tell City will collect payments, as will the treasurer's office at the county courthouse.

    Property owners can mail payments to the Perry County Treasurer, P.O. Box 756, Tell City, IN 47586.

    Mailed payments must be postmarked by Nov. 10 to avoid penalties and should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope in order to return a receipt.

  • Kiwanis Club planning service to mark 50-year anniversary of Electra crash

    PERRY COUNTY — The Tell City Kiwanis Club is in the beginning stages of planning a memorial service to mark the 50th anniversary of the crash of Northwest Orient Airlines Electra Flight 710 in rural Cannelton March 17, 1960.

  • Voting ends Tuesday in $1,000 school-bands contest

    PERRY COUNTY - Only five days remain for people to help Perry Central or Tell City high school bands win $1,000 through WFIE-TV's Ultimate Battle of the Bands.  

    Anyone 13 years or older with an e-mail address, anywhere in the world, can vote daily for the Marching Marksmen or the Marching Commodores until 5 p.m. Tuesday.