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  • Perry County's 2010 Primary Ballot

    Sheriff Lee Chestnut (D) Joe Lackey (D) Bill Schroeder (D) Lynn Wooldridge (D) Clerk Jean Schulthise  (D) Auditor Connie Berger (D) Treasurer JoAnn Smith (D) Judy Pund (D) Coroner  Charles Baumeister (D) Keith Huck (D) Assessor Mendy Ward (D) County Commissioner District 2 Gary Dauby (D) Chris Coyle (D)<

  • Candidate forum April 15 at the Schergens Center; public invited

    TELL CITY - Details are still being finalized, but the time and date of this year's political forum sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce have been set. The event will begin at 6 p.m. April 15 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.  Invitations to candidates will be mailed in the next couple of weeks. Watch for more details.   

     

  • Farmers' breakfast rescheduled for March 26

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Community Foundation and Purdue Extension Office have rescheduled the "Farming: 2010, a Special Briefing" and complimentary breakfast for Perry County's agricultural community for Friday, March 26 at 7 a.m.  The event will be held at Bill and Dave's Smokin' Pit in Tell City. 

    The guest speaker will be Don Villwock, president of the Indiana Farm Bureau.

  • Preschool, kindergarten registration April 19, 20

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central is accepting registrations for preschool and kindergarten for the 2007-08 school year.  Children living in the Perry Central school district who will be 4 years old by Aug. 1 are eligible for preschool and children who will be 5 years old are eligible for kindergarten. Preschool round-up will be April 19 with kindergarten round-up for students who do not attend Perry Central preschool April 20.

  • Tots Lots enrollment for 2010-11 under way

    TELL CITY — Tots Lots Preschool has begun enrollment for the school year 2010-11. For a child to be eligible for the morning session that meets every weekday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., the child must be 4 years old by Aug. 1.  For a child to be eligible to enroll in the afternoon session, the child must be 3 years old by Aug. 1.

  • Local charity accepting scholarship applications

    TELL CITY - Schreiber Family Charities Inc. is accepting applications until April 1 from scholarship applicants. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline. Two applicants will be awarded educational scholarships for the first year of undergraduate study only.  Candidates must be attending an accredited college, university or vocational-technical institution for the fall 2009 semester.

  • Woodcrafters Burns

    TELL CITY - Century-old timbers and wood floors inside areas of the former William Tell Woodcrafters building fueled a massive afternoon fire Wednesday that consumed the interior of the former woodworking plant and sent brick walls tumbling onto Seventh and Pestalozzi streets.

    Flames were seen shooting out of the building, already in the process of being razed, shortly before 2 p.m. and quickly spread. Flames were dying down by 3 with little more than brick walls standing.  A dark plume of smoke rose from the scene.

  • Two of three BCF escapees sentenced

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Two of the three men who escaped from Branchville Correctional Facility last spring have been sentenced for crimes they committed while fleeing from authorities.

    Jerry Sargent was sentenced recently in federal court for the weapons violations that occurred during the escape. He was sentenced in the United States Eastern District Court in Frankfort, Ky., to a term of 327 months, a sentence that will run consecutive to all other sentences he receives.

  • PCDC marks 20th anniversary

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Development Corp. is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and Clay Ewing noted during the agency's annual dinner Feb. 18 those two decades have been marked by significant changes.

  • 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.