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  • Perry Central judged a Best Buy by state chamber

    LEOPOLD — Perry Central Junior-Senior High School is among a select group of high schools offering the highest educational achievement levels for the lowest amount of tax dollars. Those schools were recognized last week by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce with the release of the 11th edition of its Indiana's Best Buys report.

  • Tell City man jailed after morning pursuit

    TELL CITY – An armed man who led police officers on a pursuit Sunday was lodged in the county jail after he drove back to his residence.

    According to Tell City Cpl. Marty Haughee, police received a call at 2:45 a.m. that Michael Shane Malone, was armed and had left his residence at 628 20th St.

    Police spotted the blue truck Malone was driving and attempted to stop the vehicle, but Malone allegedly failed to stop. He did halt for a short time in the 1330 block of 21st Street.

  • Tell City Band boosters seek auction items

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters are accepting donations for the annual Tell City Band Booster Auction to be held Jan. 23 at Tell City High School.  

    Boosters are contacting area businesses seeking donated items for the auction and would welcome public donations such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items as well as large items such as a vehicle or recreational vehicle.

  • BMV prepares for SecureID, though federal delay expected

    INDIANAPOLIS – In response to communication from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced changes this week to its SecureID initiative that impacts those renewing driver's licenses or ID cards in 2010.  

  • Regional Arts New Year's Eve event cancelled

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association New Year's Eve murder-mystery dinner theater, which was scheduled for Thursday at 6:30 p.m., has been cancelled.

    The performance of the band Blyndsyde, which was to start after the dinner theater, has also been cancelled.

  • Schools chief questions motive in funds denial

    CANNELTON – Frustration bordering on anger was evident in Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman's voice as he reported at a regular school-board meeting Dec. 17 he had just received official disapproval the week before of a request for qualified school construction bond funding of work intended to improve energy efficiency.

  • Final press run nears for News veteran Hubert

    TELL CITY – A longtime News Publishing Co. employee who has been getting ink on his hands for the past 36 years will oversee the printing of his last issue this week.

    Gary Hubert, who joined the company that publishes The Perry County News in 1974 and has served as production manager since October 2001, will retire Wednesday.

    "It's time to pass the torch. It's been a lot of fun and I've worked with great people over the years," he said.

  • Three local businesses to share USI grant

    PERRY COUNTY – Seven small businesses, including three from Perry County, will share a $50,000 grant the University of Southern Indiana has received from the Rural Development Office of the United States Department of Agriculture.

    The businesses will receive help in developing strategic  plans and technical assistance to allow them to continue growing.

    Grant recipients, who were chosen through a competitive process, include Winzerwald and Blue Heron wineries and Bear Hollow Woodcarvers, all located in Perry County.

  • Mayhem to reign at New Year's Eve event

    TELL CITY – With 2009 down to its final days, the Tell City Regional Arts Association has plans in place for a New Year's Eve murder-mystery dinner theater.

    The group is hosting  Masquerade Murder Mayhem at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Schergens Center.

    "It promises to be fun night of solving a classic whodunit crime," said Cheri Taylor, the group's president.

    The association hosted a similar event last winter that received rave reviews and Taylor said the New Year's Eve event will offer the same creative fun.

  • VNA receives grant for home-monitoring service

    TELL CITY – The Visiting Nurse Association received a grant Dec. 8 from the Perry County Community Foundation.

    The $2,760 grant will be used to aid in the rental of Telehealth Home Monitoring Systems that will benefit local patients by ensuring they get attention each day by a nurse from the office.