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  • Schools grant will be wide in scope

    LEOPOLD - A nearly $3 million federal grant to Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township school systems will deliver a wealth of services over the next four years. School officials also know they'll be expected to prove the funds are being invested well.

    "They're giving us a lot of money; they expect us to do a lot with it," Tara Bishop, Perry Central's assistant superintendent told board members during a meeting July 9.

  • Port receives $380,000, will rehab Windy Creek bridge

    TELL CITY - With help from Rep. Baron Hill, the Perry County Port Authority has added a $380,000 federal appropriation to its 2009 budget for bridge-rehabilitation work, Dick Neumann reported at a regular meeting of the port authority's board of directors July 8.

    A 10-percent match will be required, the vice president and chief executive officer for the port-rail agency said, explaining the funds will be used on a bridge over Windy Creek.

  • Contractor denies causing Cannelton hill to slide

    CANNELTON - Significant problems existed in an area of the Clifton Heights subdivision before he did some excavating for Kenny McFall, Jim Pate said at a regular Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety meeting Monday.

    He'd received a letter accusing him of doing significant damage in moving 300 tons of dirt and 150 tons of rock, he said.

  • Barbecue cook-off returns to Schweizer Fest lineup Aug. 8

    TELL CITY - One of the successful new events from last year's Tell City sesquicentennial will return to this year's Schweizer Fest.

    The second annual barbecue cook-off will be held Aug. 8 and is open to all area backyard barbecuers, event chairman Phil Wittmer said.

  • Schweizer Fest talent show set for Aug. 6

    TELL CITY - Registration forms for the Aug. 6 Schweizer Fest Talent Show, sponsored by Cromwell Radio Group, are now available in the lobby at the Main Street First State Bank and at Conner Floor Covering at 12th and Tell Streets, both in Tell City, or at Cromwell's Owensboro, Ky., office at 1115 Tamarack Road, Suite 500.

    Contestants can also call Sharilyn Franzman at 719-3017 to have registration forms mailed to them or for more information. The event begins at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 on the Musik Halle stage in City Hall Park.

    Contestants must be registered by July 30.

  • Registration for 2009-10 school year set for July 27-28

    CANNELTON — Registration for Cannelton Elementary students will be from noon to 7 p.m. Monday, July 27 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 28. Registration will be at the Myers Grade School cafeteria for preschool through fifth grade.

    Tuesday, Aug. 4 is the first full student day of school. A parent or guardian is required to accompany any student registering. Students do not need to be present to register. All registering families must fill out a state textbook application form.

  • Annual Stuff the Bus event starts Friday

    TELL CITY — United Way of Perry County is sponsoring the third annual Stuff the Bus school-supply drive for area students in need.

    United Way, Wal-Mart and area volunteer organizations will again join together to solicit donations of much-needed school supplies for school corporations in Perry, Hancock and Spencer counties.  

    The United Way of Perry County is partnering with Wal-Mart, Perry County Junior Women and area schools to do just that Friday and Saturday.

  • And-Tro officials ask residents to complete survey

    PERRY COUNTY - And-Tro Water Authority is asking some county residents to complete an income survey in a quest for funding to extend its water system.

    Perry County, on behalf of the And-Tro Water Authority, intends to apply for grant funds through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and results of the survey are needed to verify the county's eligibility. If received, these grant funds would reduce proposed rates, thus making residents' responses extremely important.   

  • Purloined potted petunia lands woman in pokey

    TELL CITY - A Tell City woman was jailed over the weekend for allegedly stealing a pot of petunias then refusing to answer the door when police came knocking. Officers said she was arrested the next day after police said they found her with another potted flower reported stolen earlier in the month.

  • Officials eye Nov. 3 special school election

    TELL CITY - Voters in Troy Township, except those in the Cannelton school district, may vote in a Nov. 3 referendum on further construction work at Tell City High School.

    Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said at a regular school-board meeting Tuesday he may be able to get interest-free stimulus funding for $2 million worth of the $10 million in further work, for which a 1028 hearing will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high-school auditorium.

    "Anyone who has an opinion about the continuation of this project should attend the 1028 hearing," he said.