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  • TCJHS graduation parent meeting set for Feb. 8

    TELL CITY - Tell City Junior High eighth-grade students and parents will receive information on state high-school graduation requirements at an orientation meeting Feb. 8. This meeting will be held in the high-school auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

    Parents and students will also receive information and enrollment forms for eighth-grade students to be enrolled as freshmen at Tell City High School next school year. Principal Dale Stewart and the high-school counselors will be on hand to explain the requirements and answer questions.

  • PC Health Department offers free flu shots

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Health Department is offering to schedule times to visit local businesses or event to provide H1N1 flu vaccines to the public.

    Vaccines are free of charge and open to everyone regardless of age or health condition.

    For more information, call Sara or Donille at 547-2746.

  • Chicago's all-you-can-eat pizza helps band today

    TELL CITY - Chicago's Pizza, 1023 Payne St., Tell City, will offer all-you-can-eat pizza and breadsticks for $8 from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Monday). The offering is a fundraiser for the Tell City High School Band Program.

  • Talk to lawyer for free 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 4

    PERRY COUNTY - The next Talk to A Lawyer call-in legal clinic is scheduled for Feb. 4.

    Since 2003, volunteer lawyers have held the call-in clinic the first Thursday of every month.

    To access the clinic, call toll-free (800) 994-2169. Callers can reach an attorney between the hours of 4:30 and 7 p.m.

  • Nine charged in undercover drug buys

    PERRY COUNTY - An undercover investigation by the Drug Enforcement Section of the Indiana State Police led to the arrest last week of nine people charged  after authorities allegedly made undercover purchases of methamphetamine, marijuana and controlled substances.

    Seven of the defendants were arrested during a warrant sweep that began Thursday morning. Two others turned themselves in Tuesday.

  • Mayor reflects on successful year

    CANNELTON - The city is sound and finished 2009 in the black, Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said in a state-of-the-city report offered at a common-council meeting Jan. 11.

    The city experienced neither large insurance claims nor layoffs and was able to continue safety training that helped keep insurance rates low; "we were blessed there," he said. No cutbacks in city services were required and the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance approved the budget for this year with no changes.

  • Police chief: department had great year

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's police department got an early Christmas present, acting Chief Eric Dickenson said at regular meetings of the city's board of public works and safety and common council Jan. 11.

    He was informed Dec. 21 a $10,000 grant for which he'd applied had been approved, he said. It and a $1,042 match from his department's radio fund were to go toward the purchase of four 800-megahertz in-car radios.

  • Water Main Break

    Tell City Water Department employee Lester Perryman waits for pressure in a cracked 6-inch main to subside Friday morning before he, utility superintendent Dale Poole and other workers place a clamp over the break. Winter freezing and thawing can cause water lines to crack, Poole said. Unlike a break during the peak of the cold snap the previous week, fixing Friday's problem was less bone-chilling, with temperatures in the 40s.

  • Rome improvements among parks board goals

    CANNELTON - Getting restrooms and a shelter house erected at the Rome boat ramp park area is one of the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department's top goals for 2010.

    At its first meeting of the year Wednesday the board outlined its goals for the next 12 months.

    Another major goal is to help with a 50th anniversary ceremony at the Electra airplane crash site, which the board leases and maintains.

    A Perry County Kiwanis committee chaired by Rebecca Fenn is planning most of the details for the March 13-14 observance.

  • Opening-day filings kick off election season

    PERRY COUNTY - Candidates appeared in the county clerk's office shortly after it opened Wednesday morning to begin staking their claims to spots on ballots for this year's elections. The filing period will close at noon Feb. 19.

    County Clerk Jean Schulthise said Tuesday she had packages prepared for candidates, which included financial-disclosure forms they need to submit. School-board candidates also have to pick up petition forms.