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  • Commissioners suggest 5% raise for county employees

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners agreed at their regular meeting July 7 to recommend a 5-percent raise for county employees to the county council.

    Each year, "the commissioners have to recommend a percentage or a flat fee for the county council to consider," County Auditor Connie Berger told them.

    "Our recommendation doesn't mean diddly-squat," Commissioner Jody Fortwendel said before recommending 5 percent "since (the employees) didn't get anything last year."

  • New board members seated at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD - Three members were sworn in July 12 at a regular meeting of the Perry Central School Board. County Clerk Jean Schulthise delivered the oath of office to Larry James, Earla Williams and Joe Flamion, who were elected during the May 4 primary. Flamion is new to the board and replaces Steve Poole.

    The board's first order of business was to reorganize and set meeting times for the upcoming school year. Larry James was elected as president with Earla Williams serving as vice president. Kevin Etienne will act as board secretary and Tim Edwards will be assistant secretary.

  • Cannelton Jr.-Sr. High registration set for Tuesday, Wednesday

    CANNELTON - Registration for Cannelton junior and senior high schools will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the school.

    All students in sixth through 12th grades are required to have tetanus, meningitis and a second Varicella (if there is no record of chickenpox disease) shots. These must be done before the first day of school.

    Textbook rental prices for this year will be as follows:

    Grade 6: $54

    Grade 7: $59

    Grade 8: $59

    Grades 9 - 12: textbook rental will vary according to the schedule of the student.

  • Cannelton elementary to register students Tuesday, Wednesday

    CANNELTON - Registration for Cannelton elementary students will be from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Tuesday and from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

    Registration will be at the Myers Grade School cafeteria for preschoolers through fifth graders.

    A parent or guardian is required to accompany any student registering. Students do not need to be present to register.

    All registering families must fill out a state textbook application form.

    Payment of books and fees is expected at time of registration.

  • Southern Indiana Power appliance recycling program under way

    TELL CITY - Southern Indiana Power is offering an appliance recycling program to consumers who are ready to ditch their unnecessary and inefficient refrigerators and freezers and seize the opportunity to save some money, make a few dollars and help out the environment all at the same time.

    Southern Indiana Power is offering a $30 incentive to homeowners who have their refrigerators or freezers recycled in their program. Qualifying refrigerators and freezers must be in working condition with an inside measurement of 10 to 30 cubic feet.

  • Groundbreaking for lift station Tuesday

    TELL CITY - A ground-breaking ceremony for Tell City's Pestalozzi Lift Station and Force Main Project is planned for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The event will be held at 16th and Pestalozzi streets. The public is invited.

  • Parents can review books

    JASPER - The Southern Indiana Education Center in Jasper is one of 10 sites where people can review science and health textbooks being considered for Indiana schools, according to a news release from the state's education department.

    Evaluation forms are available at each of the sites, and will be accepted through Sept. 1. The education center is open at 1102 Tree Lane Drive and can be contacted at (812) 482-6641 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild 2010 quilt show, raffle

    TELL CITY - The Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild of Tell City will hold this year's quilt show during the Schweizer Fest. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug, 14 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ, 802 10th Street, Tell City.

    Admission is $2. Many quilts and other quilted items will be on display. Some items will be available for purchase. For more information, call 547-8107.

  • Cannelton School Board endorses special tax levy

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman proposed a resolution to the board during its regular meeting July 13 that would help defer budget cuts the corporation would see in the future.

    He asked members to vote to seek a referendum on the November ballot that would ask taxpayers to pay an increase on their property taxes each year, with the accumulated funds going to help schools fill part of a $217,000 gap in funds.

    "We are very concerned for the survival of our school system and the survival of our town," Chapman told board members.

  • Breaking News Wall collapses at former William Tell Hotel

    TELL CITY - A large section of wall at the former William Tell Hotel in Tell City collapsed Friday morning, sending a mountain of century-old bricks into the street and worsening fears that more of the building could be about to fall.

    Bricks began falling after 6 a.m. and within an hour all three stories of the wall had collapsed onto the sidewalk and street. Cracks were visible in other sections of the wall.

    The building is owned by Carolyn Barr, who purchased it from Lincoln Hills Development Corp. and was developing plans to preserve the structure.