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  • USA Today study ranks air quality in county's schools

    PERRY COUNTY – The air is worse at 1,701 schools nationwide than it is at Tell City High School, according to a report at the USA Today Web site. That might be seen as good news until it's compared to Perry Central Community School, which is rated as having cleaner air than 36,818 schools.

    Even that ranking is fouled by the fact the newspaper was reporting on a study of nearly 128,000 schools nationwide.

  • News sets deadlines for Christmas, New Year's

    TELL CITY – The Perry County News will have early deadlines for Christmas and New Year's.

    The deadline to have items published Thursday, Dec. 25 is 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22. For the Thursday, Jan. 1 issue, the deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29.

    The News office will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas day, Dec. 24 and 25, and New Years Day, Jan. 1. This deadline applies to social, school, church and community news items, and engagement, wedding, anniversary and birth announcements.

  • Inaugural souvenir available at Post Office

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County postmasters invite residents to celebrate the historic inauguration of Barack Obama as America's 44th president with the official Postal Service commemorative souvenir.

    "Pre-orders are now being accepted for this exclusive presidential inaugural commemorative souvenir at www.usps .com/shop," said Leopold Postmaster Theresa Kloeppel.

  • FOP recruiting

    PERRY COUNTY – Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 137 in Perry County is seeking associate members to support the community-service activities of the lodge.

    To request an application, call Tell City Police Officer Heather Glenn at 547-7068 or Cannelton Sgt. Eric Dickenson at 547-2111.

    FOP members help sponsor several activities during the year, including a Shop with a Cop project that pairs officers with children for an afternoon of Christmas shopping.

  • Drivers needed

    TELL CITY — Volunteer drivers are needed to transport veterans to medical facilities in cities such as Louisville, Ky., and New Albany, according to the county's veterans-services officer.

    Wayne Hubert said a prior announcement brought two drivers, but he needs more. They don't need to be veterans themselves, but must pass a physical at a Veterans Affairs hospital. Anyone who can volunteer is asked to call Hubert at 547-2506.

  • Last Minute Gift Guide ready in Special Sections

    As Christmas nears, this News special section offers tips and money-saving deals. Topics include simple gifts, saving money, kids' holiday health, maintaining family traditions and more.

    Just click on "Special Sections" near the top of this page, then "Last Minute Gift Guide." You'll see topics from each of the six pages you can click on for viewing. Be sure to open each page to read the articles and view offers from local merchants.

  • Students register state's highest, lowest ISTEP scores

    PERRY COUNTY – Cannelton third-graders achieved the best across-the-board results among Perry County students in the percentages passing Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress language-arts and math exams, according to information released Dec. 4. The same group of 12 students also achieved the only 100-percent rate in the county's results, in earning passing or pass-plus scores in English.  

  • Future of smaller libraries in question

    TELL CITY – To avoid being forced to streamline libraries by Gov. Mitch Daniels, members of the Indiana Library Federation are coming up with a plan to streamline themselves.

    During a recent ILF meeting, Tell City-Perry County Public Library Director Larry Oathout learned that proposals for eliminating township government, having a single county executive and reorganizing school systems are facing opposition and may prove impossible to impose.

  • Are you really smarter than a 7th-grader?

    PERRY COUNTY – Raise your hand if you think you're smarter than a seventh-grader.

    OK, all of you with your hands up, explain how muscle cells in the body interact with nerve cells.

    That's one of the sample questions for Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress science exams taken by fifth- and seventh-graders statewide in September.

    Results released by the state Education Department last week showed Perry Central Community School students exceeded state pass-plus averages by 2 percent at the fifth-grade level and 5 percent at the seventh grade.

  • Waiting for the Parade