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  • Avenue of Flags goes to Leopold
  • 2009 4-H fair plans in place

    CHRISNEY - One Spencer County fair wrapped up last week; another is waiting in the wings.

    The Spencer County 4-H fair June 26-30 offers something for everyone, from traditional activities such as livestock shows and fashion review to a cutting-edge Nintendo Wii tourney.

    Pre-fair activities begin Thursday, June 25, with community judging of projects.

    Friday, June 26

  • Franzman elected to district AIC post

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry County Council member Pete Franzman was elected vice president of the Association of Indiana Counties' Southwest District during the annual meeting in Switzerland County last month.

    As district vice president, Franzman represents the elected county officials in the southwest district of the state, which includes Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties.

  • Punds take part in Owensboro Buddy Ball

    OWENSBORO, Ky. — Rick and Brenda Pund of Tell City took part in last month's Buddy Ball Fishing tourney for special-needs children. The event was sponsored by Texas Roadhouse, which is Rick's sponsor in bass-angling tourneys, and other area businesses.

    Rick Pund is a regular at the annual Hoosier National Forest Fishing Derby held each spring at Rainbow Pay Lake.

  • Talk with an attorney for free July 2

    EVANSVILLE - July 2 is the next scheduled Talk to A Lawyer session in which individuals can ask general legal questions and receive general legal advice free of charge.

    The program is sponsored by the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwest Indiana and the Evansville Bar Foundation.

    This service is available the first Thursday of every month and is accessed by calling (800) 994-2169.

    The session starts at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m.

  • Water department sending out reports

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Water Department will send out its annual consumer-confidence reports later this week, said Superintendent Dale Poole.

    The report is mandated by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and must be sent each year to water customers.

    This is to inform customers of the quality and status of the water.

    Copies may be picked up at the water department office in City Hall if customers do not receive a copy.

  • Talk to the prosecutor

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins will hold three forums where the public can ask him questions. The first will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Cannelton City Council Chambers, downstairs from the Cannelton Public Library.

    The second will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 30 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library in Tell City. A third one will be held in the northern part of the county at a later date. For more information call 547-2750.

  • Branchville employee cited for excellence in counseling

    BRANCHVILLE - Karen Ann Smith, a substance-abuse counselor family community entry specialist for Branchville Correctional Facility's substance-abuse re-entry department, was recently featured in Cambridge Publishing's "Top 101 Industry Experts" book.

    Selected from more than 250,000 executives, professionals and entrepreneurs, these exemplary leaders stay at the top of their fields by possessing unique experience and wisdom, all the while exhibiting innovation in their work, according to program officials.

  • Volunteers will sweep riverbanks Saturday

    TELL CITY - The 2009 Ohio River Sweep returns Saturday at several sites along the Ohio River in Perry County and other communities along the river. From 9 a.m. to noon volunteers will clean up the banks of the river by picking up trash and other debris.

    In addition to volunteers, organizers are also asking area businesses and individuals for monetary donations and donations of food, paper towels, paper plates, gloves, first-aid kits, hand sanitizers, sunscreen and insect spray.

  • County officials opt to fight tax appeal

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners agreed with County Assessor Mendy Ward in a June 1 regular meeting that the Continental Apartments should not receive a property-tax exemption, and to employ a Carmel attorney to represent them if the issue goes to court.

    The exemption request was made by parent company Grandview Care Inc., Ward told the commissioners, which owns several properties. The current request was for the apartments at the corner of 20th and Tell  streets in Tell City.