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  • TC School Board seeks USDA grant

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members voted in a special meeting Feb. 16 to approve an application for a grant that could be worth up to $150,000, to continue the employment of the Evansville architectural firm, Veazey, Parrott and Shoulders, and to begin the process toward securing a loan to fund continued renovations at Tell City High School. The possibility of securing the grant, which would come through the U.S.

  • Utah Road vacation request raises questions

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners postponed to an unknown date Feb. 17 a request for the vacation of Utah Road so attorney Chris Goffinet can determine whether it's a quarter-mile long or extends all the way into the Hoosier National Forest. Requested by a Kirk Morrison, whom The News was unable to locate, the issue was raised at a regular commissioners meeting by attorney Jim Tyler.

  • Perry County's 2010 Primary Ballot

    Sheriff Lee Chestnut (D) Joe Lackey (D) Bill Schroeder (D) Lynn Wooldridge (D) Clerk Jean Schulthise  (D) Auditor Connie Berger (D) Treasurer JoAnn Smith (D) Judy Pund (D) Coroner  Charles Baumeister (D) Keith Huck (D) Assessor Mendy Ward (D) County Commissioner District 2 Gary Dauby (D) Chris Coyle (D)<

  • Candidate forum April 15 at the Schergens Center; public invited

    TELL CITY - Details are still being finalized, but the time and date of this year's political forum sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce have been set. The event will begin at 6 p.m. April 15 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.  Invitations to candidates will be mailed in the next couple of weeks. Watch for more details.   

     

  • Farmers' breakfast rescheduled for March 26

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Community Foundation and Purdue Extension Office have rescheduled the "Farming: 2010, a Special Briefing" and complimentary breakfast for Perry County's agricultural community for Friday, March 26 at 7 a.m.  The event will be held at Bill and Dave's Smokin' Pit in Tell City. 

    The guest speaker will be Don Villwock, president of the Indiana Farm Bureau.

  • Preschool, kindergarten registration April 19, 20

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central is accepting registrations for preschool and kindergarten for the 2007-08 school year.  Children living in the Perry Central school district who will be 4 years old by Aug. 1 are eligible for preschool and children who will be 5 years old are eligible for kindergarten. Preschool round-up will be April 19 with kindergarten round-up for students who do not attend Perry Central preschool April 20.

  • Tots Lots enrollment for 2010-11 under way

    TELL CITY — Tots Lots Preschool has begun enrollment for the school year 2010-11. For a child to be eligible for the morning session that meets every weekday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., the child must be 4 years old by Aug. 1.  For a child to be eligible to enroll in the afternoon session, the child must be 3 years old by Aug. 1.

  • Local charity accepting scholarship applications

    TELL CITY - Schreiber Family Charities Inc. is accepting applications until April 1 from scholarship applicants. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline. Two applicants will be awarded educational scholarships for the first year of undergraduate study only.  Candidates must be attending an accredited college, university or vocational-technical institution for the fall 2009 semester.

  • Woodcrafters Burns

    TELL CITY - Century-old timbers and wood floors inside areas of the former William Tell Woodcrafters building fueled a massive afternoon fire Wednesday that consumed the interior of the former woodworking plant and sent brick walls tumbling onto Seventh and Pestalozzi streets.

    Flames were seen shooting out of the building, already in the process of being razed, shortly before 2 p.m. and quickly spread. Flames were dying down by 3 with little more than brick walls standing.  A dark plume of smoke rose from the scene.

  • Two of three BCF escapees sentenced

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Two of the three men who escaped from Branchville Correctional Facility last spring have been sentenced for crimes they committed while fleeing from authorities.

    Jerry Sargent was sentenced recently in federal court for the weapons violations that occurred during the escape. He was sentenced in the United States Eastern District Court in Frankfort, Ky., to a term of 327 months, a sentence that will run consecutive to all other sentences he receives.