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  • Drum line earns second place in second contest

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School's drum line jumped into second place in their second competition of the season, coming back from a next-to-last finish the week before.

    Had they not suffered a penalty for having too short a show, they would have earned first place at the East Central Invitational, director Chris Hawkins said Tuesday.

    The show went a lot better than the previous week, he said.

    "It was like night and day. they had their game face on. We were really pleased," he said.

  • Deputy prosecutor brings military, local experience

    TELL CITY - Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins has announced the hiring of MacKenzi L. Gorman as deputy prosecuting attorney for the Child Support Division.

    Gorman attended Kentucky Wesleyan College, where she obtained a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice and minored in sociology and political science with an emphasis in pre-law. During her course of study at Kentucky Wesleyan she interned for Wagoner, Ayer and Hargis in Rockport; Judge Tom Castlen and Commonwealth Prosecuting Attorney Jay Wethington, located in Owensboro, Ky.

  • Franzman elected AIC district president

    Indianapolis - Perry County Council President Pete Franzman is now serving as the president of the Association of Indiana Counties' Southwest District. He formerly served as district vice president.

  • Drug arrest Friday
  • Chapman reports school improvements 'looking good'

    CANNELTON - "The building really is starting to take shape," Cannelton School Corp. Superintendent Al Chapman told board members Feb. 18 as he reported on the improvements under way at Cannelton High School.

    Chapman said that the renovations on the building have caused a few expected interruptions, but not many. He said "things are coming along nicely" and that 75 percent of the new tiles for the ceilings have been put in place. Once that is completed, the windows will be next, he told members.

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  • Chief reports fire runs for 2009

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Fire Department responded to 68 calls during 2009, Fire Chief Greg Linne recently reported to the city's board of public works and safety. Totals included 30 fires, 26 responses to alarms, nine calls about smoke in which there were no fires and three vehicle accidents.

    Structure fires during the year were reported at 9541 Brushy Fork Road, 937 Tell St., 1619 Tell St., 1839 Main St., 1630 Tell St., 1836 13th St. and 5189 Sky Blue Lane. The department also assisted Troy firefighters with an apartment-building blaze in that community Dec. 17.

  • Study gives county poor health ratings

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County ranked next-to-last in the state in one category of a study conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

    Reported in Thursday's Evansville Courier & Press and available at www.countyhealthrankings.org/indiana/perry, the study presents information in a number of categories such as early deaths, low birth weights and the percentages of people describing their own physical or mental health as poor.  

  • Tell City man joins ballot for county council

    TELL CITY - Stanley Goffinet, 2710 Tell Street in Tell City, has filed a candidacy for Perry County Council, seeking a District 2 seat now held by Ryan Daum.

    The Democrat said in a prepared statement he decided to run after he became disturbed "by the mass government spending and the financial direction that our country seems to be taking."

    His experience includes 12 years' working with accounting systems and participating in high-level meetings for Walt Disney World and Aramark.

  • City prepares to raze seven vacant homes

    TELL CITY - Seven vacant homes purchased in recent weeks by the city of Tell City are scheduled for demolition as the first phase of a nearly $2 million Neighborhood Stabilization Grant swings into gear.

    Other purchases of property are expected soon.

    Contractors got their first good look at the seven properties Wednesday, visiting the homes following a 1 p.m. meeting with Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and Tony Pappano of Insight 2000. Pappano said contractors expressed strong interest in doing the work.