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  • Murder-mystery theater to ring in new year

    TELL CITY - Christmas has yet to arrive but the Tell City Regional Arts Association is already looking forward to New Year's Eve and a fun night at the Schergens Center.

    The group is hosting a Masquerade Murder Mayhem mystery theater at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 31.

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

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

  • City Hall meeting Monday to explore proposed dog park

    TELL CITY - A 5:30 p.m. meeting in the Portico Room at City Hall will explore the formation of a group of people interested in developing a dog park in Tell City. Councilman Tony Hollinden said the session will be short and informal to "help us get started."

  • Late-blooming lilac draws attention
  • CSO bids to be opened Monday

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety will meet in special session at 5 p.m. Monday in the council chambers at City Hall. Members will open bids for the city's long-term combined-sewer-control project. The board's regular meeting will follow, as will a session of the city water board.

  • Officer's request OK'd by board

    TELL CITY - A Tell City patrolman's request to serve as a deputy county coroner was approved, pending a legal review, by the city's board of public works and safety.

    Roger Smith wants to take part in training that would qualify him to serve as a deputy coroner, Police Chief Greg Hendershot said. City Attorney Jim Tyler will review the request to ensure there is no conflict. Hendershot said Smith would only serve as deputy coroner when not on duty for the city.

  • Breaking News Board to discuss closure of junior-high school

    TELL CITY - The possible closure of Tell City Junior High School will be discussed at a regular school board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. today in the Tell City High School auditorium.

    "The board asked us to look into it to save money," Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said Tuesday. It will be discussed at the meeting, "but I don't expect the board to make a decision tonight," he added.

  • City officials eye state help for levee work

    CANNELTON - Hawesville, Ky., Mayor Charlie King was able to secure state funding for a required match to perform mandated levee work, and could help Cannelton in a similar effort, Smokey Graves said Dec. 7.

    Speaking at regular meetings of the city's board of public works and safety and common council, Cannelton's mayor said he's working to get details on how King secured a 10-percent match from the Kentucky governor's office, required to accompany federal funding aimed at ensuring levees will hold up against flooding.

  • Grant to lessen hit on sewer bills

    TELL CITY - A $4.4 million grant to Tell City for its pending combined-sewer-overflow elimination project will reduce, though not erase, wastewater-rate increases in 2010. The higher rates will help the city pay for the state-mandated $11.7 million project.

  • Perry County native ordained eighth bishop of Cheyenne
  • Roadside memorials issue dies

    TELL CITY - An intense discussion ensued during the Dec. 7 meeting of Perry County commissioners as an ordinance governing memorials along county roadways was presented but went nowhere, putting the issue to rest for the time.

    The ordinance that would require highway memorials to be on country rights-of-way died after discussion between the board and those present grew heated. Commissioner Jody Fortwendel had made a motion to approve the ordinance and Commissioner Bill Amos seconded it, but withdrew it, saying he thought they were discussing another issue.