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  • Perry County Community Foundation announces scholarship opportunities

    PERRY COUNTY - Steve Upmeyer, president of the Perry County Community Foundation's board of directors, has announced that scholarship opportunities are available through the foundation's Community Scholarship Program and the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.

  • Pruitt wins holiday art contest
  • Legion to honor World War II veterans today

    TELL CITY - Tell City American Legion Post 213 will host two events Monday in remembrance of Dec. 7, 1941, and in appreciation of World War II veterans.

    From 9 to 11 a.m., the Legion will hold a late breakfast at the post home. All veterans and their spouses or guests are invited to attend. Coffee, juice and baked goods will be served. The American Legion Auxiliary will bake and serve the food in appreciation of veterans' service to our country in all wars.

  • American Legion to host Petillo, McDonald

    TELL CITY - American Legion Post 213 Tell City will host vocal group hall of fame singer Johnny Petillo and comedian Jeff McDonald Saturday at the Legion.

    Petillo is best-known for the song "Let's Go to the Hop" and has worked with other musicians over the last three decades.

    McDonald has traveled nationally and opened for Jerry Seinfeld and Drew Carey. He has written comedy for the Bob and Tom Show and has appeared in numerous commercials.

  • Maurices Toys for Tots drive ends Thursday

    TELL CITY - Maurices in Tell City will hold a Toys for Tots drive today through Thursday.

    Customers can drop off their donations anytime during store hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

    Items needed include new toys for all ages.

    Customers donating will receive a coupon for each donation good for 20 percent off any one regular-priced item in the store.

    Coupons are limited to 10 per person.

  • TC mayor: Lots of dirt to be turned in 2010

    TELL CITY - A lot of thinking has gone into a $1,875,350 grant awarded to Tell City in August. Now, three months later, plans are turning to the actual work soon to take place.

    "There will be a whole lot of dirt being turned in the new year," Mayor Barbara Ewing said last week while updating the city council on the grant and the city's obligations to demolish and rehabilitate more than 20 homes.

    The grant to Tell City is aimed at foreclosed, abandoned and vacant properties in an area of the city west of 12th Street. The city is required to do the following:

  • Insurance costs up for county workers

    TELL CITY - County commissioners opted in a special meeting Monday to increase the monthly cost of health insurance to each county employee by $20, but not to hike their deductibles as has been their practice in recent years.

  • Toto safe and sound
  • Retired soldier dies of cancer

    TELL CITY - A former commander of Tell City-based National Guard soldiers who filed a lawsuit charging a defense contractor with allowing their exposure to a hazardous chemical died of lung cancer the day before Thanksgiving.

  • Santa making return trip for Sunday's Leopold parade

    LEOPOLD - After weekend visits to Cannelton and Tell City, Santa Claus will make a return visit to Perry County Sunday, this time to Leopold for that community's annual Christmas parade.

    The event begins at 1 p.m. with lineup getting under way at 12:30 p.m. in the same staging areas used for past parades.

    Floats will line up at Perry Central School with tractors and horse units assembling at the Leopold Conservation Club. Military entries and marching bands will gather at the site of the former James Store.