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  • Council OKs $2 million in renovation funding

    TELL CITY — Perry County Council members unanimously approved in a special meeting Tuesday morning an effort by the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. to borrow $2 million through an interest-free qualified zone academy bond for high-school renovation needs.

    That district’s superintendent and school board have been working to implement renovations recommended by two committees composed of school staffers and community members, and needed county-council approval under a law enacted this year.

  • TC man hospitalized after head-on crash

    CANNELTON – Two people were injured, one seriously, Thursday night in a head-on collision a county sheriff’s deputy said was caused by a drunk driver crossing the centerline of Old Indiana 237.

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  • UPDATE: County Council approves $2 million school-construction bond

    TELL CITY — Perry County Council members unanimously approved in a special meeting Tuesday morning an effort by the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. to borrow $2 million through an interest-free qualified zone academy bond for high-school renovation needs.

    Council President Pete Franzman said the impact on other taxing units will likely be less than previously thought and the savings in interest will be significant to taxpayers.

  • County council defers school request again

    TELL CITY - County-council members and representatives of the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. opted Wednesday to meet again at 8 a.m. Tuesday to help the council decide whether to support the school district's request to borrow $2 million in interest-free money.

    That loan is projected to reduce by $140,000 the property-tax revenues all taxing units in the county will have collectively available. The county's reduced spending power is expected to drop by $32,000, according to a fiscal consultant.  

  • Schools chief continues optimistic outlook

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman has expressed optimism in recent months about getting the school corporation onto solid financial footing. He continued in the same vein in comments he offered at a regular school-board meeting Dec. 18, and noted things are looking up in other facets of the operation he oversees.

    He still hadn't received the corporation's property-tax revenues for December, he said, but expected most of it to arrive this week.

  • Perry Central High School among state's 'best buys'

    LEOPOLD — When it comes to using taxpayer dollars to educate students, Perry Central High School is a best buy.

    That's the conclusion of an Indiana Chamber of Commerce analysis of high schools published this month in the 10th edition of "Indiana's Best Buys."

  • District well positioned for challenging new year

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Recycling Management District had unusual expenses in 2008, but was still able to finish the year with some money in the bank, according to district accountant Jerry Hoagland.

    Reporting at a regular meeting of the district's board of directors Dec. 18, Hoagland said he expected to enter the new year with approximately $7,000 in the bank and two certificates of deposit totaling $150,000.

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  • Governmental offices closing for year-end holidays

    PERRY COUNTY – The Christmas and New Year's holidays will close many governmental this week and next. Trash pickup in Tell City and Cannelton will also be affected.

    City Hall offices in Tell City will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Jan. 1. Employees will collect trash Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of both weeks on the usual schedule, with no pickup

    Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

    Those Thursday routes will be collected the following Fridays.  

    Recyclables will be picked up in Tell City the week of Dec. 29.