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  • Officers who led county's war on meth honored at Statehouse

    INDIANAPOLIS - Four Indiana State Police troopers and a Tell City police officer who led a 2008 effort against methamphetamine in Perry County were honored Tuesday in a Statehouse ceremony.

    Gov. Mitch Daniels presented Governor's Public Service Achievement Awards to 35 employees representing eight state agencies. Among the honorees were local Indiana State Police employees Sgt. Paul Andry and Troopers David Qualkenbush, Jackie Smith and Katrina Smith.

  • Council eyes tobacco ban at City Hall

    TELL CITY - A motion approved Monday by the Tell City Common Council could lead to the formal adoption next month of an ordinance banning smoking from both City Hall and the park surrounding it.

    At-large Councilman Tony Hollinden presented the motion, saying the effort fits with city efforts to promote wellness.

    The motion, which would prohibit all tobacco products, generated little discussion before passing 4-1, authorizing City Attorney Jim Tyler to prepare a formal ordinance for consideration at the council's June 1 meeting.

  • Garden plots offered in Cannelton

    CANNELTON - Although Mother Nature has kept many gardeners at bay with a wet spring, a program offering free garden plots is ready to take root in Cannelton.  

    Purdue Extension of Perry County is offering 10-foot by 15-foot plots to anyone who is interested in growing their own vegetable garden, said Brenda Hagedorn, consumer and family-sciences educator for Perry County.

  • Rome landmark added to most-endangered list

    ROME - The former county courthouse in Rome is a new addition to a list of threatened Hoosier landmarks. On Monday, Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana announced its 10 Most Endangered, an annual list of landmarks in jeopardy.

    New on the list for 2009 is the Old Perry County Courthouse in Rome. Built in 1819, the courthouse lost its government role in 1859 when the county seat moved to Cannelton. After the county government departed, the Rome courthouse transitioned to use as a school, remaining the centerpiece of the shrinking community.

  • Letter carriers' food drive is Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY - The National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, will conduct its annual food drive Saturday in Perry County.  

    Postal patrons may donate to the food drive by placing nonperishable food items like canned soup or vegetables, pasta, cereal and rice at their mailbox before their letter carrier arrives Saturday.  

    Letter carriers ask that all items be in nonbreakable containers such as plastic cans, boxes or bags.

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  • Applications available for 2009 Camp with a Cop

    CANNELTON - Boys and girls who will enroll in sixth through ninth grades this fall are invited to apply for the 2009 Camp with a Cop program sponsored by the Cannelton Police Department. This year's camp has been named in honor of the late Cannelton Police Chief Kenny Kellems.

    The camp is scheduled for June 17-19 at the Victory Valley Church Camp east of Cannelton. Campers will go home after the first day of camp, Wednesday, June 17, and return the following day.

  • ACES walk postponed

    TELL CITY - Once again William Tell Elementary School plans to be part of the world's largest exercise class. Millions of children from all 50 states and almost 50 countries will exercise together at 10 a.m. Wednesday as part of All Children Exercising Simultaneously.

    The school invites the public to join in the event. Just park in the gravel lot in front of William Tell and meet behind the school as everyone assembles in that area at 9:50 a.m.

    In case of rain, the walk will be rescheduled for the next day at 9:50 a.m. For more information call the school at 547-9727.

  • Schools chief bristles at state mandates

    CANNELTON - Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said he has voiced his displeasure about the way ISTEP testing is being handled this year, which he called "unacceptable," and other changes originating at the state level.