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  • Publisher has deep Hoosier roots

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News will welcome a new publisher Monday, a newspaper veteran with deep connections to Hoosier journalism.

    Kevin Lashbrook will oversee Landmark Community Newspaper Inc.'s Indiana properties, The Perry County News and News Publishing Co. in Tell City, the Spencer County Journal-Democrat in Rockport and the Mount Vernon Democrat in Mount Vernon.

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  • School system retires debts, eyes energy-saving projects

    CANNELTON - Bonds that will finance energy-saving improvements to the city's high school were sold May 12, Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Al Chapman reported at a May 21 regular school-board meeting.

    The sale of approximately $2.4 million in bonds to the Oppenheimer and Co. Inc. investment firm, which was to resell them to long-term investors, also permitted debts to Fifth Third and German American banks, totaling approximately $1.4 million, to be paid off, Chapman said. A construction fund held $865,000 "to be used when we decide what we'll do," he explained.

  • Relay For Life kicks off Saturday

    LEOPOLD - Perry Countians walking for a cure for cancer will converge Saturday at Perry Central High School for the county's 2009 Relay For Life event.

    The event, which raises money for the American Cancer Society, begins at 2 p.m. Saturday at the school's track field and ends at 7 a.m. Sunday. A survivor lap begins at 5 p.m. with a dinner for survivors at 6 p.m. and luminaria service at 9.

  • Cannelton's preschool staff honored for quality of learning

    CANNELTON - Cannelton preschool teacher Margie Weatherholt and instructional assistants Charlene Hemming and Shelly Masterson were recognized by a state official for the "quality learning environment" they provide.

    Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad presented a certificate of recognition during a regular school-board meeting May 21 from Anita Allison, coordinator for the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised, a project of the Indiana State Improvement Grant.

  • Partners in Pride program back

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council has awarded the first Partners in Pride awards for 2009, recognizing four homeowners and a business for the care they have taken to keep their properties attractive.

    May winners are Ward 1, Mike and Beth Bruggeman; Ward 2, Dr. James and Carol Black; Ward 3, Jim Graham; Ward 4, Myron Sprinkle; at large, Brett Mulzer's recording studio in the 400 Block of Main Street.

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  • Alert system will speed search for missing people

    TELL CITY - A nonprofit organization that has helped locate hundreds of missing children and adults will soon be partnered with the Tell City Police Department and its countywide dispatching system.

    Tell City Police Chief Greg Hendershot received the board of public works and safety's permission last week to affiliate with the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based A Child is Missing. Reports of missing people will be relayed to ACIM, which in turn will send out automated phone calls to homes and businesses, making it more likely the missing person will be found quickly.

  • Police dismantle alleged drug lab

    ST. MARKS - A 53-year-old rural Tell City man faces several drug-related charges, including dealing in methamphetamine, after police uncovered an alleged drug lab inside his home Thursday.

    Perry County Sheriff's Deputy Daymion Marsh said David L. Pate of 5533 Accent Road, was being treated Thursday afternoon at Perry County Memorial Hospital after complaining of chest pain.

    Marsh said Pate suffers from several health problems and while he wasn't jailed, will be issued a criminal summons to appear in court.

  • A&G losing new-car franchise

    TELL CITY - A&G Motors co-owner Gary Gebhard said Thursday some misinformation is going around.

    "Our store won't close," he emphasized. "We just won't have a new-car franchise."

    General Motors notified 1,100 of its dealerships nationwide late last week that their services will no longer be required.