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  • Berger seeking second term as county auditor

    Editor's Note: The News will profile candidates running in the May 4 primary in coming issues. Information was provided via questionnaires mailed to candidates and in the case of contested races, will be supplemented by News coverage of tonight's forum.

    TELL CITY — Connie Berger, now in her fourth year as Perry County auditor, is seeking a second term in the May 4 primary election. The 48-year-old is unopposed on the Democratic ballot.

  • Library merger postponed

    TELL CITY - Members of the Tell City-Perry County Public Library board learned during their regular meeting April 7 that plans to merge with the Cannelton Public Library have been tabled.

    Library Director Larry Oathout said the Cannelton Library had decided to "step back and look at their situation" before talking more about the possibility of consolidating.

    "That doesn't mean that somewhere down the line, we won't look at merger once again," Oathout told board members.

  • Traveling vet memorial will visit Hawesville next month

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. - Military veterans in Cannelton are joining with their brothers-at-arms across the river to make arrangements for the visit of a traveling memorial in May.

    A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall will be included, and the free event will also honor male and female veterans of other wars in which Americans have fought, said Dan Hayden of Cannelton's Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142. A Fort Hood display will also be featured at the event scheduled for May 12-14 at the Hancock County Fairground.

  • Mobile veterans-assistance office to visit April 22

    TELL CITY - A Disabled American Veterans "mobile service office" will visit American Legion Post 213, 1914 Main St., in Tell City, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. April 22.

    The "fully equipped national service office on wheels" will offer "straight answers about rights and benefits you earned through service to your country as well as free professional assistance with claims from a highly trained expert," Tony Craig, national service office supervisor, wrote in a letter announcing the visit. DAV membership is not required to receive assistance, he added.

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  • PC concert band competes Friday

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central student musicians will perform three works when they compete in a concert-band contest Friday at Castle High School.

    Music Director Rob Cason said the group is playing high-school-level music, even though the majority of its members are seventh-graders, and they're doing it well.

    "I'm trying to impress upon them that this is the most important thing we do all year," he said.

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  • Schergens Center cooking classes begin April 20

    TELL CITY - A six-week cooking class sponsored by the Perry County Learning Partnership and the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau kicks off Tuesday.

    Classes will be held Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Schergens Center in Tell City. James Rash, co-owner of the Carriage House Inn, is the first evening's instructor. Cost of the class is $10, which will help to cover expenses.

    A list of items to bring  and menus will be provided at time of registration.

  • Waupaca adding jobs as orders rebound

    TELL CITY - Perry County's largest employer will add up to 150 jobs in the next six months as it responds to an increase in orders and returns to an eight-hour work schedule.

    "We've seen a definite uptick in orders, both in the automotive and agriculture sectors, and that means more work within the plant," Ed Zellers, personnel manager for ThyssenKrupp Waupaca's Tell City foundry, said last week.

  • Power plant mercury emissions up, group says

    ROCKPORT - American Electric Power's plant at Rockport is 11th in a list of the top 50 emitters of mercury, by total pounds emitted, according to a report compiled by the Environmental Integrity Project.