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  • Parks board anticipates budget cuts in 2010

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department faces some budget cuts for 2010.

    The county council appropriated $91,495 for the parks board's 2009 budget and the board had sought $89,225 for its 2010 budget, but the council approved $86,725 for it.

    That is a 5.7-percent decrease from last year's budget.

    One change is in eliminating the full-time second deputy position, for which $23,926 was appropriated in 2009, and replacing it with a part-time assistant, for which $11,492 has been budgeted for 2010.

  • Mayor pleased with Heritage Fest turnout

    CANNELTON - Mayor Smokey Graves told members of the city council Monday that he was happy with the turnout at the city's Heritage Festival, which he called "shoulder-to-shoulder all day."

    Those who arranged it "did an outstanding job," he said. "I don't know of a soul who didn't enjoy themselves," he added.

    2010 Budget

  • TCHS inducts new members into NHS

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School announced the names of 13 juniors and seniors inducted into the high school chapter of National Honor Society in a ceremony held Oct. 7 in the high-school auditorium.

    The program was led by NHS officers Nick Bower, president; Mariah Nix, vice president; Kyli Smithson, secretary; Hunter Dauby, treasurer; Gwen Holman, historian and Travis Jones, activities director, along with Dale Stewart, TCHS principal. Additional second-year members are Lauren Coyle and Craig Jarboe.

  • TCHS hosts conferences

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School parent-teacher conferences will be from 3:15 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Due to changes in state law, Thursday will be a full day of school for students, and there will be no conferences Thursday afternoon.

    School will not be in session Friday or Monday. Conferences will be held on a first-come basis, but, it is important that teachers know which parents plan to attend so they can be prepared for each conference. Parents may notify teachers by visiting www.tellcity.k12. in.us, calling 547-3131 or 547-3933 or sending a written note to the teacher.

  • Parent conferences Wednesday

    CANNELTON - Myers elementary teachers will hold parent-teacher conferences from 12:15 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Grade cards will be issued during the conferences. For more information, contact Jane Efinger-Hayden at 547-4126.

  • Cannelton plans smoke testing

    CANNELTON - Cannelton sewer lines will be smoke-tested during the last week of the month, Sewer Department Superintendent Jerry Ball said Oct. 12.

    Testing will begin in the area of Schwab Safe Co., and go to new Indiana 237, and "we'll stay on the north side of Indiana 66," Ball said. The testing should take a day to a day-and-a-half, he added.

     

  • Breaking News Tell City son to be ordained bishop of Cheyenne

    TELL CITY - The Rev. Paul Etienne, a Tell City native who returned home this summer to shepherd two Perry County congregations, was named Monday by Pope Benedict XVI as the next bishop of Cheyenne, Wyo.

    According to stories posted Monday on the home pages of the Diocese of Wyoming and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Etienne will take possession of the diocese in early December.

  • Agency criticizes KBR inquiry

    TELL CITY - It took six years, the cancer deaths of two National Guard soldiers, and the serious illness of dozens of others for the Pentagon to begin informing soldiers they had been exposed to highly toxic sodium dichromate in Iraq, according to a news release from DCBureau.org.

    Now that the issue has received some attention, the organization said in a report released last week, "Congress has relegated its investigation to a powerless and partisan Senate committee."

  • Fall tour finale offers bargains, village open house

    PERRY COUNTY - The last big weekend of Perry County's Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour will follow the Ohio River Saturday and Sunday, with dozens of Route 66 yard sales offering bargains at stops in several communities. Also Saturday is an open house at the Shubael Little Village near Rocky Point. Two busy days of events are also planned in Rome, many of them centered around the town's historic courthouse.

    Route 66 Yard Sale

  • Fall tour events in Bristow, Cannelton