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  • Federal stimulus money sought for projects

    TELL CITY – While Congress debates an $800 billion stimulus package, Tell City's mayor has already suggested several projects that could benefit from federal funding.

    A letter forwarded to the Indiana Department of Transportation this month seeks money for five projects valued at more than $1.3  million.

    The city has no assurances it will receive funding, but Mayor Barbara Ewing said it was important to provide INDOT with a list of projects that could begin soon.

  • Performance reports offer snapshot of local schools

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana school corporations have been working with newspapers across the state this month to publish education report cards for local communities.

    Annual performance reports for Cannelton City Schools, Perry Central Community School Corp. and Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. can be found on Pages 9A-10A of today's print edition.

  • Ewing: Keeping city clean in '09 will be priority

    TELL CITY – Spring is weeks away but Tell City officials are already readying plans to crack down on eyesores in the community, including locations in which trash is being stored.

    "Now's the time for us to take a very aggressive approach to cleaning up our community," Mayor Barbara Ewing said last week while discussing efforts to target property owners who allow untagged bags of trash and other debris to accumulate.

    The city targets tall grass and weeds each year, with city workers mowing properties whose owners refuse to heed written notices.

  • Homecoming 2009

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry Central and Cannelton high school have planned their basketball homecomings for this weekend.

    Perry Central Homecoming

    Perry Central High School seniors have nominated Rachel Cummings, Sedona Hemmings, Stephanie Robinson, Brian Farmer, Clinton Schank and Nic Seger as the 2009 PCHS Basketball Homecoming candidates.

    The student body will find out who the new king and queen are Friday between the Commodore vs. Crawford County Wolfpack varsity and junior varsity games. The JV game begins at 5:30 p.m.  

  • Southern Indiana Power continues repair efforts

    Editor's Note: Southern Indiana Power issued the following news release Wednesday updating its efforts to restore power to customers impacted by this week's storm.

    TELL CITY — Approximately 6,600 Southern Indiana Power members remained without power as of noon Wednesday. Due to widespread damage to lines in surrounding counties, other contract crews have joined forces with us working around the clock in an effort to restore power to members as quickly and safely as possible.  

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  • Emergency loans available

    PERRY COUNTY – Operators of family farms who suffered losses from extreme weather may be eligible for emergency loans through the Farm Service Agency office in Corydon.

    Farmers in Perry and Spencer counties may be eligible if they felt impacts of dry weather beginning June 1 or from storms and flooding that took place Sept. 12 through Oct. 6.

  • Wage-committee meeting scheduled Feb. 17

    TELL CITY – A common-construction wage committee meeting for renovations planned at Tell City High School will begin at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at the school corporation's administrative office.

  • County council postpones meeting

    A county-council meeting scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 29, has been postponed, according to County Auditor Connie Berger.

    She said the meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 3. The council meets in the commissioners room at the county courthouse.

  • Bills propose school mergers

    PERRY COUNTY – A bill introduced into the Indiana General Assembly Thursday would, if enacted, force any school with a student population of less than 500 to consolidate with another in the same county, threatening an independence Cannelton City Schools has fought to maintain.

    Bolstered by recommendations from a committee on local-government reform he formed in 2007, Gov. Mitch Daniels has been urging the consolidation of schools as a method of saving public funds.