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  • Property-tax bills due July 22

    TELL CITY - Perry Countians' spring property-tax bills will have a mid-summer due date.

    County Auditor Connie Berger announced this week that the state's Department of Local Government Finance has approved the county's request for a July 22 date for the first of two installments payable in 2009.

    Changes in state legislation and new requirements have delayed tax bills for officials in most Hoosier counties, as it has in other years.

  • City may add safety rules for pools

    TELL CITY - Building Inspector Bob Young worries about the growing number of swimming pools in the city and suggested Monday that leaders pass regulations that will require pools over a certain depth to be fenced off or covered.

    "I'm not wanting to make a big deal about it now but it concerns me - and I think it should worry the city," Young said at the regular meeting of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety.

  • County administrator takes opening in treasurer's office

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners mentioned, but didn't act upon, a planned move by Charlotte Rogier from the county administrator's job into the treasurer's office.

    County Treasurer Martha Wooldridge approached her about an opening in her office, Rogier said after a regular commissioners meeting Wednesday, "and I decided to take it." She'll start Monday, she added.

  • Avenue of Flags goes to Leopold
  • 2009 4-H fair plans in place

    CHRISNEY - One Spencer County fair wrapped up last week; another is waiting in the wings.

    The Spencer County 4-H fair June 26-30 offers something for everyone, from traditional activities such as livestock shows and fashion review to a cutting-edge Nintendo Wii tourney.

    Pre-fair activities begin Thursday, June 25, with community judging of projects.

    Friday, June 26

  • Franzman elected to district AIC post

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry County Council member Pete Franzman was elected vice president of the Association of Indiana Counties' Southwest District during the annual meeting in Switzerland County last month.

    As district vice president, Franzman represents the elected county officials in the southwest district of the state, which includes Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties.

  • Punds take part in Owensboro Buddy Ball

    OWENSBORO, Ky. — Rick and Brenda Pund of Tell City took part in last month's Buddy Ball Fishing tourney for special-needs children. The event was sponsored by Texas Roadhouse, which is Rick's sponsor in bass-angling tourneys, and other area businesses.

    Rick Pund is a regular at the annual Hoosier National Forest Fishing Derby held each spring at Rainbow Pay Lake.

  • Talk with an attorney for free July 2

    EVANSVILLE - July 2 is the next scheduled Talk to A Lawyer session in which individuals can ask general legal questions and receive general legal advice free of charge.

    The program is sponsored by the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwest Indiana and the Evansville Bar Foundation.

    This service is available the first Thursday of every month and is accessed by calling (800) 994-2169.

    The session starts at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m.

  • Water department sending out reports

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Water Department will send out its annual consumer-confidence reports later this week, said Superintendent Dale Poole.

    The report is mandated by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and must be sent each year to water customers.

    This is to inform customers of the quality and status of the water.

    Copies may be picked up at the water department office in City Hall if customers do not receive a copy.

  • Talk to the prosecutor

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins will hold three forums where the public can ask him questions. The first will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Cannelton City Council Chambers, downstairs from the Cannelton Public Library.

    The second will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 30 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library in Tell City. A third one will be held in the northern part of the county at a later date. For more information call 547-2750.