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  • Tax rates, summer-jobs cut proposed

    TELL CITY - County-council members have proposed property-tax rates for next year after cutting hundreds of thousands of dollars from next year's budget.   

    Except for the county's probation officer, whose salary is controlled by state law, county employees won't see a pay increase in 2010.

  • William Tell earns health award

    TELL CITY - William Tell Elementary participated last spring in the Healthy Hoosier School Award and was awarded a silver level for creating a healthy school environment.

    Indiana Action for Healthy Kids has named 92 elementary- , middle- and high-school recipients with the 2008-09 Healthy Hoosier Award - the most ever.

  • Clinics scheduled to ward off flu

    TELL CITY - Flu season is quickly approaching and several flu clinics have already been scheduled.

    Visiting Nurse Association will begin its seasonal flu program Oct. 5. Clinics will be at the Tell City VNA office on Indiana 37 from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 7-8 and Oct. 13, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 14 and noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 15.

  • Southern Hills hosting annual writing contest

    PERRY COUNTY - The Friends of Southern Hills and Southern Hills Counseling Center announce their 22nd annual writing contest.  All sixth- through 12th-grade students in Perry, Crawford, Dubois, Orange and Spencer counties are eligible and encouraged to participate.

    To enter, the student must write a short story about this year's selected topic, which is "During the past several months, the economy in southern Indiana has gotten worse. Describe how these economic changes have affected a family and how that family handled those changes."

  • Cans can help Humane Society

    PERRY COUNTY - The Humane Society of Perry County wants aluminum cans it can sell to raise funds for its spay-neuter program. Anyone who'd like to contribute can call Glenn Markiewicz at 547-5608 or drop cans off at 1347 Main St., in Tell City.

  • County Road 211 to close

    PERRY COUNTY - The Indiana Department of Transportation is announcing that on or after Thursday, Sept. 24, County Road 211 over Interstate 64 will close.

    This closure will allow construction crews to rehabilitate the pavement on the bridge structure. Crews will begin work at approximately 7 a.m. Sept. 24 and the roadway will remain closed through mid-December.  Inclement weather may postpone the opening date. Detours include Indiana 62, Indiana 145, Chaplin Road and County Road 208.

     

  • Flu shots available

    TELL CITY - Seasonal flu shots are available at the offices of Drs. Marcrum, Bailey and Kleeman in Tell City from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The office closes from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for lunch. Cost is $25. For more information call 547-9663.

  • Talk to A Lawyer set for Oct. 1

    EVANSVILLE - The next scheduled Talk To A Lawyer call-in program is scheduled for 4:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 1.

    Lawyers will be available to answer questions posed by the general public.  To access the program, call (812) 434-4836 or toll free (800) 994-2169.

    The Talk To A Lawyer program has operated continuously since January, 2003. Lawyers from Indiana volunteer their time to assist the general public with their questions.  

  • Tell City child's death under investigation

    TELL CITY - The death Saturday of a 15-month-old girl on Tell City's north side remains under investigation by city and state police.

    Natalie Chewning was found dead in her bed at 1955 N. 10th St. The child’s mother, Mary E. Chewning, called police shortly before noon and requested an ambulance after she found the toddler unconscious under blankets.

    The child’s father, Ricardo Dorantez, was at the home. He was jailed for violating a protective order filed against him by Mary Chewning.

  • Accident kills vehicle passenger

    PERRY COUNTY – One person was killed in an accident just after 6 a.m. Wednesday on Indiana 37.

    Adomey Perez Velaquez, 21, of Owensboro was killed when the driver of a northbound Chevrolet Blazer, Galindo Velaquez, 23, also of Owensboro, crossed the center line and collided with a southbound tractor-trailer  at 6:04 a.m.

    The driver fled the scene on foot but was apprehended after a police dog was summoned to the scene.