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  • Blue Ribbon students

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School students pinned on blue ribbons and placed pinwheels in front of the school Friday in recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. (Click photos to enlarge.)

  • Worries grow over future of city library

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Larry Oathout described work by committees considering the merger of Tell City-Perry County and Cannelton public libraries for members of the Cannelton School Board in its latest regular meeting.

  • County council hears about potential library merger

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – As he has done before his own board of directors (reported March 2) and the Cannelton School Board (this edition), Larry Oathout described progress by people examining a merger of local libraries to the county council Thursday.

    The director for the Tell City-Perry County Public Library had appeared before the council in the fall, he reminded its members, but last year’s election brought a change in its leadership.

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  • ‘Green’ volunteers sought for April 16 activities

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Perry County Wellness 2011 and Perry County Recycling Management District are partnering on cleanup activities for Green Volunteer Day April 16.

    Organizations that would like to assist with this project are asked to meet on Main Street in front of City Hall Park at 9 a.m. for supplies and assignments.

    This is a great opportunity for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, church groups, etc. to get some service hours and to enhance the appearance of our community.

  • Tickets available for FOP circus

    TELL CITY – Everyone loves the circus. Mark your calendars for April 28 because Perry County Fraternal Order of Police has signed a contract with the Kelly Miller Circus for two shows.

    The traditional “old style” circus will present performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. under the big top along city-owned land on Seventh Street in Tell City.

    Tickets are $10 for ages 12 and older and $8 for children. They are available at Circle S convenience-store locations in Tell City. Tickets will be available at the big top but will be more expensive.

  • Camp with a Cop signups being taken

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson told city leaders March 14 registration forms for this year’s Camp with a Cop can be obtained online at www. freewebs.com/canneltonpd.

    Supported by a coalition of representatives from local law-enforcement agencies, the camp is designed to help youngsters “gain respect for themselves and others through programs that demonstrate the rewards of hard work and dedication,” according to information included with the application.

  • Tickets still available for weekend productions

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey will once again host the National Players, America’s longest-running classical touring company, as it presents plays Friday and Saturday.

    Actors will perform William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night's Dream” Friday. Saturday’s performance is “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Both performances are free, but reservations are recommended.

  • United Way caps successful campaign

    TELL CITY – United Way of Perry County celebrated its annual campaign March 22 at Fifth Third Bank. The event was sponsored by the bank and included a reception honoring volunteer of the year Larry Peter, its community partners and its 2011 grant recipients.

    Board President Dan Conway welcomed Natalie Johnson to the United Way of Perry County Board of Trustees. She resides in Troy and works at Lincoln Hills Development Corp.

  • Perry County Power of Youth announces grant opportunity

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Power of Youth Council has announced the opening of its grant cycle and would like to invite those working with recreation projects or programs that serve youth in Perry County in grades 7-12 to apply. One grant of $4,500 will be awarded.

    The Perry County Power of Youth, in its second year, is a newly formed council consisting of youth in grades 10-12 from each Perry County school. The Power of Youth welcomes funding requests from nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt.