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  • Operation Round Up accepting applications

    PERRY COUNTY – The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications until Feb. 15 with disbursement in March.

    Applications are available in the Southern Indiana Power office and at www.sinpwr.com. Simply click on the "Forms" tab and then the "Operation Round Up" application link. Due to the possible volume, blank applications will not be mailed.  

  • Enrichment classes offered at PC

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central will begin registration Monday for adult-enrichment courses. Classes offered will include ballroom dancing, PowerPoint, beginning computer, Soccer 101, hunter's education, womens volleyball, beginning Spanish, Ebay basics, beginning watercolor, all-in-one quilting, aerobics, walking, relaxation, line dancing and yoga. 

    Most courses will meet one evening per week for six weeks. Small course fees will cover costs of instructors. For more information, contact Dixie Dickerson at 843-5122.

  • TCHS to host financial-aid workshop

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School will host a financial-aid workshop for parents at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in the high-school cafeteria.

    A financial-aid representative will explain the step-by-step procedure for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and answer any questions parents may have. Filing the FAFSA is a necessity for consideration for financial assistance.  

    All parents of students who plan to file the FAFSA are urged to attend. The Federal Processing Office must receive the form by March 10.

  • Cannelton Elementary assemblies

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Elementary School students will celebrate first-semester honors during two celebration assemblies Wednesday.

    At 9:30 a.m., children in preschool through first grade will be at the Cannelton Community Center and students in second through fifth grade will be honored at 1:30 p.m. at the center. The public is invited to watch students receive honor roll and other special awards.

  • Resistance arises against road-planning system

    TELL CITY – A brand-new county commissioner and brand-new county-council member spoke out Monday against a $100,000 pavement-management system the commissioners are considering for purchase.

    Bill Amos voted at his first meeting since being elected in November against pressing ahead toward a contract with the Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates engineering firm, represented at the meeting by David Goffinet and Judy Thomann.

  • Reorganized council begins 2009 duties

    TELL CITY – Leadership remained the same in an annual reorganization of the Perry County Council Monday.

    Pete Franzman will continue to serve as council president, and Alan Cassidy retained his vice-president title as the county's fiscal body welcomed new member Ron Crawford to their midst. His first meeting of a term secured in the November general election saw the council crammed into a back room of the courthouse.

  • In State of the City address, Ewing highlights busy year

    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing looked back on her first year in office Monday, delivering her first State of the City address. In it, she reflected on a busy and historic 2008, including initial results of her  inaugural call for residents to take part in city government. She also shared fond memories of the celebration of the city's sesquicentennial last summer and several improvements made by municipal departments.  

  • City of Tell City - State of the City – 2008

    Editor's Note: Mayor Barbara Ewing's remarks are presented here as she provided them to The News and without editing for newspaper style.

    As Mayor for the City of Tell City, it is with much honor that I present to you the 2008 State of the City:

  • Off-roader rules may change

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners are eyeing changes to an ordinance enacted last month allowing the use of all-terrain vehicles on county roads.

    Cannelton resident Pat Lambert asked at the commissioners' regular meeting Monday that the ordinance be amended to allow the number of riders intended by off-roaders' manufacturers. She said she has two all-terrain vehicles, a four-wheeler with two seats and four seat belts, and another that seats two people.

  • State lays out case in meth trial

    TELL CITY – Perry County's chief deputy prosecutor laid out the state's case against Adam Gaynor this week, arguing the Tell City man was an active participant in a methamphetamine lab raided by police in August 2007.

    Gaynor faces a Class A felony charge of dealing in meth, and seven other felony counts of possessing the drug and ingredients used in its manufacture, as well as maintaining a common nuisance.