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  • Board seeks time to weigh bids for painting water tower in Troy

    TELL CITY - A years-long effort to repaint a 250,000-gallon water tower near Troy moved another step toward reality Monday as Tell City's water board opened six bids from contractors wanting to do the work.

    Bids ranged widely, from a $29,875 quote to a jaw-dropping $296,750 proposal. The board tabled any action to give Water Utility Superintendent Dale Poole time to review the bids. City Attorney Jim Tyler will do the same and the board could award the painting work at a special meeting Oct. 5.

  • Evanston man claims $10,000 scratch-off lottery prize

    JASPER - A Spencer County man won $10,000 on a Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off ticket Monday. Anthony Castello, 30, of rural Evanston, purchased the winning ticket at the Huck's convenience store in Jasper.

    Castello, who attends Vincennes University Jasper Campus, stopped at the store to fill up his car on the way home and walked away a richer man.

  • Marksmen march to first place award

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School's Marching Marksmen earned first place overall and three individual awards in Class AA competition at Paoli Saturday.

    "We've been working really hard on our marching technique," Assistant Band Director Natasha Edmondson said Wednesday, which contributed to the band's selection for the visual award.

  • Perry Central band takes second, percussion award

    LEOPOLD - "We didn't have our best performance," Band Director Rob Cason said Wednesday, "but a lot of the kids did really well."

    The Perry Central Marching Commodores' show was good enough to earn second place and the best-percussion award at the Field of Dreams Invitational at North Posey High School Saturday.

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  • Health-care providers offer seasonal flu vaccine

    PERRY COUNTY - Several local physicians' offices and clinics are offering vaccinations for the seasonal influenza. OMHS MultiCare Tell City is offering vaccinations at its clinic in Lincoln Park Plaza. The Visiting Nurse Association in Tell City has scheduled immunization clinics in October. An ad appears on Page 4B of today's issue.

  • All-terrain vehicle Safety Day coming Oct. 24

    TELL CITY - Perry County ATV Safety Day will be Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Perry County Fairgrounds.

    The program will focus on safe use of ATVs and will be taught by Phil Schuetter, a certified ATV safety instructor.

    All ages are invited to attend the educational portion of the safety program. There will also be an operators safety course available on a limited basis.

    The program is free, but preregistration is required by 4 p.m. Oct. 22 by calling the Purdue Extension Office in Cannelton at 547-7084.

  • County could see military activity this week

    PERRY COUNTY - Marines preparing for deployment next year will conduct an exercise in southern Indiana and northern Kentucky beginning Thursday and continuing through Oct. 7.

    He couldn't say specifically what Perry County people will see, Marine Capt. Robert Shuford told The News Friday, but activity here will likely be limited to flyovers of military aircraft such as Ospreys, Harriers and Huey and Cobra helicopters.

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  • Tax rates, summer-jobs cut proposed

    TELL CITY - County-council members have proposed property-tax rates for next year after cutting hundreds of thousands of dollars from next year's budget.   

    Except for the county's probation officer, whose salary is controlled by state law, county employees won't see a pay increase in 2010.