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  • And the nominees are ... Chamber awards dinner tonight

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce announces the nominations for the 2009 Chamber Award Dinner. Awards are given in four categories:

    • Large-business award - McDonald's and Nobles IGA.

    •  Small business and entrepreneur awards - Advanced Rehabilitation Physical Therapy, Celebrations, Cromwell Radio Group and Maurices.

    • Applause award - Catholic Charities Tell City, Glenn Wood Hills Camp and Retreat Center, Leadership Perry County and United Way of Perry County.

  • Regional leadership program has pair of local participants

    EVANSVILLE - Two business and economic-development leaders in Perry County are among 23 people selected to take part in a skills-development program sponsored by the University of Southern Indiana.

    Funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Connect with Southern Indiana strives to boost Indiana's retention of intellectual capital by helping participants strengthen their skills and opportunities for involvement in community and regional projects.

    Participants also meet business and civic leaders and gain greater awareness of community and regional needs.

  • Another round of wind
  • Bird group organizing; first meeting Saturday

    FERDINAND - Anyone interested in birds and how to identify them is invited to a meeting Saturday at Forest Park High School in Ferdinand.

    Ken Barnes, who used to write an outdoors column for The News, said the organization meeting will begin at 10 a.m. EST Saturday in Room 144 at the school. Visitors should use Entrance 3.

    For more information, call Barnes at (812) 746-8691.

  • Stocks feature added to Web site

    A new stock-information feature has been added to this Web site. Roll over the News button near the top of the page, and a button for Stocks will drop down. The new feature displays selected stock data and allows users to search for other information.

  • ATTC offers buyouts to workers

    TELL CITY - ATTC Manufacturing is offering voluntary buyouts in hopes of reducing the number of employees at its Perry County plant. The company said Friday the decision comes amid weaker demand for its automotive products and forecast shutdowns by customers, including Toyota.

  • Speaker will kick off anti-bullying program

    TELL CITY - Sally Wolfe said Thursday a presentation by Michael Dorn, whom she called the leading school-safety and bullying-prevention expert in the country, was "a life-changing experience."

    That experience will be available here Feb. 25.

    The William Tell Elementary School counselor, Wolfe said she, elementary Assistant Principal Kim Waninger and junior-high Principal Brad Ramsey saw Dorn at an international bullying-prevention conference in Indianapolis in November.

  • Board approves contract

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members voted in a regular meeting Tuesday to approve a contract with the Veazey, Parrott and Shoulders architectural firm of Evansville to provide design services for $2 million in work to be performed at Tell City High School this summer.

  • County would get $3.7 million under state bill

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry County and its three incorporated communities would receive nearly $3.7 million for various infrastructure projects under a bill approved last week in the Indiana House of Representatives.

    State Rep. Dennie Oxley Sr. said counties in his 73rd District could receive a total of $50 million if House Bill 1656 is signed into law. Areas of Perry County are included in the district, as are all or portions of seven other counties.

    The money would support road, bridge and other infrastructure projects in hopes of preserving and creating jobs for Hoosiers.

  • Parks board eyes stimulus money for new Eagles Bluff construction

    CANNELTON — Could some of the money from the federal government's economic stimulus bill come to a construction project in Perry County? The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department hopes so.

    At Wednesday's parks board meeting Perry County Recreation Director Dan Adams brought up the possibility of applying for economic stimulus funds to construct a 2,400-square-foot building with an interpretative center and office space for him and his deputy at Eagles Bluff Park overlooking the Cannelton Locks and Dam.