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  • Schergens Center cooking classes begin April 20

    TELL CITY - A six-week cooking class sponsored by the Perry County Learning Partnership and the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau kicks off Tuesday.

    Classes will be held Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Schergens Center in Tell City. James Rash, co-owner of the Carriage House Inn, is the first evening's instructor. Cost of the class is $10, which will help to cover expenses.

    A list of items to bring  and menus will be provided at time of registration.

  • Waupaca adding jobs as orders rebound

    TELL CITY - Perry County's largest employer will add up to 150 jobs in the next six months as it responds to an increase in orders and returns to an eight-hour work schedule.

    "We've seen a definite uptick in orders, both in the automotive and agriculture sectors, and that means more work within the plant," Ed Zellers, personnel manager for ThyssenKrupp Waupaca's Tell City foundry, said last week.

  • Power plant mercury emissions up, group says

    ROCKPORT - American Electric Power's plant at Rockport is 11th in a list of the top 50 emitters of mercury, by total pounds emitted, according to a report compiled by the Environmental Integrity Project.

  • Tell City eyes additional neighborhood funds

    TELL CITY - Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman received an update Tuesday on several grant-funded projects under way or soon to begin in Tell City, including a $4.4 million grant that will eliminate combination-sewer overflows in the city and expand the capacity of the city's wastewater treatment system.

  • Program redirects offenders' behavior

    TELL CITY - The Perry County commissioners approved at their regular meeting April 5 an annual renewal of a community-corrections grant that Traci Flamion said provides $167,545 each year.

    The Perry County director of community corrections said this will be the third year the county has received the money. In reporting its launch in November 2007, The News quoted Perry Circuit Judge Lucy Goffinet as describing it as "one step above probation, one step below prison" and "stricter supervision for the county's criminals."

  • County resident seeks help from commissioners

    TELL CITY - "I was told in 2008 if I bought a culvert, the county would put it in," Walter Shephard, 5992 Old Indiana 237, told the county commissioners at their regular meeting April 5.

    He has had problems getting to and from his property from what used to be a state highway, he said, and a school bus that could have transported his daughter wouldn't venture off the thoroughfare with the culvert in its current condition.

  • CHS to sponsor Holocaust Day of Remembrance

    CANNELTON - As part of the National Days of Remembrance, April 11 through April 18, the freshman class of Cannelton High School is sponsoring a Holocaust Day of Remembrance at 2 p.m. today in the Cannelton Community Center.  

    Mayor Smokey Graves will be on hand to proclaim April 12 as a Holocaust Day of Remembrance in Cannelton. Students have prepared presentations to help remember victims of genocide, and to help understand how things people do in area communities matter. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the event.

  • Mini-relay to occur during school health fair

    LEOPOLD - In conjunction with the Perry County Wellness Program, Perry Central Elementary will hold a mini-relay during the school's health fair Thursday.

    The fair will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and the mini-relay around the school track for cancer survivors will be at 7.

    Elementary students will have a footprint-fundraiser for the event. Each student will sell footprints for $1 each. These footprints, bearing the purchaser's name, will be placed along a path from the elementary school office around the school.

  • Library hosts silent auction

    TELL CITY - All during National Library Week, now through Saturday, the Friends of the Tell City-Perry County Public Library will operate a silent auction to raise funds to support the library.

    Items up for bid will include Fenton Glassware, a quilt and much more. Auction items were donated by William Tell Antiques, Roland's Jewelry, Celebrations, Lauer Floral, McDonalds, Mark's Coins and Collectibles, The Greenhouse, Finley's Custom Framing and Dixon's Auctions and Furniture.