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  • Local jobless rate near state average

    TELL CITY - Perry County's unemployment rate dropped slightly in April, state statistics show, matching an even smaller decline statewide.

    The percentage of Perry County workers unemployed in April stood at 10 percent, down from 10.4 percent in March but more than double the 4-percent jobless rate in April 2008. An estimated 990 men and women in the county's 9,222-person work force were out of jobs in April, down from 1,028 in March.

  • Student essays win top Southern Hills honors

    LEOPOLD - Talented student authors at Perry Central claimed top honors in an annual writing contest sponsored by the Southern Hills Counseling Center.

    Perry Central administrators and board members honored winners at a May 18 meeting and Jackie Wright, the high school's principal, said students claimed 22 of the 46 awards.

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  • Hospital's new scopes to catch problems earlier

    TELL CITY - A dreaded but potentially life-saving procedure will be enhanced at Perry County Memorial Hospital after its board of trustees voted Wednesday to purchase two new colonoscopes.

    The hospital invested in  a new light source and processor for colonoscopies last year, but the new scopes, carrying a combined price tag of $58,680, will allow other equipment to be used to its full potential, surgery-department nurse Earla Williams told the board.

    She said the colonoscopes will better detect colon abnormalities and find potential problems at an earlier stage.

  • Hill visiting TC, hosts roundtable

    TELL CITY—Congressman Baron Hill will hold a roundtable discussion today with members of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.

    The hour-long meeting begins at 2 p.m. and will focus on the state of the local economy and federal issues. The public is invited.

  • Tell Street work begins today

    TELL CITY - Milling and repaving of Tell Street from 12th to 19th streets is scheduled to begin today. The city will notify residents and businesses along Tell Street when a firm start date is determined since work depends on weather.

    The city is using funds from a waste tire grant received from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to pay for a portion of the project.

  • Angel Food forms available at The News

    TELL CITY - June menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries' discount-food program are available at The News. The program offers $30 boxes of food valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28. Also on the month's menu are several specials for meat, fresh fruits and vegetables. There are no age or income guidelines to participate.

    Orders are due June 15 and food will be delivered June 27.

    For more information on the program, call Kenny Ambrose at 843-4685 or e-mail him at bumcministry@hotmail.com.

  • Greenway help sought by city

    CANNELTON - The city of Cannelton is looking for people willing to serve on a committee to help with a proposed greenway project.

    Anyone interested can contact the mayor's office at 547-8994.

  • Cannelton students receiving diplomas Saturday

    CANNELTON - Cannelton High School will wrap up Perry County's graduations as the Class of 2009 receives their diplomas during a 10 a.m. ceremony Saturday at the Cannelton Community Center.

    Serving as valedictorian and salutatorian are Brook Elizabeth Powers and Louise Estelle King.

    Powers, the daughter of Lisa Havener and Brett Powers, will address the class with her commencement address about "opening doors."

  • Publisher has deep Hoosier roots

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News will welcome a new publisher Monday, a newspaper veteran with deep connections to Hoosier journalism.

    Kevin Lashbrook will oversee Landmark Community Newspaper Inc.'s Indiana properties, The Perry County News and News Publishing Co. in Tell City, the Spencer County Journal-Democrat in Rockport and the Mount Vernon Democrat in Mount Vernon.