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  • Relay For Life of Perry County meeting today at Moose Lodge

    TELL CITY – It’s time to fight back against cancer and the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County has set the 2015 event goals.

    This marks Perry County’s 20th Annual Relay For Life. Event Leadership Team has set a $35,000 income goal.

    The group would like to have 20 fundraising teams, have 85 survivors engaged and hundreds of Perry County residents attend this year’s Relay For Life of Perry County.

  • Elementary students recognize World Braille Day

    Students in the William Tell Elementary On Target after-school program celebrated World Braille Day by creating their names in Braille using Cheerios. Jan. 4 is World Braille Day, as it is the birthday of Louis Braille, the French educator who invented a code in 1821 that helps provide equal opportunity for many blind people worldwide.

  • Ewing outlines 2015 vision for Tell City

    TELL CITY – In her final year in office, Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing simultaneously looked back at 2014 and charted goals for the current year in a broad-reaching state-of-the-city address.

    Delivering the annual speech last Monday before the city council and others, Ewing upheld the city’s annexation efforts and pledged the community to deliver infrastructure upgrades and fire and police protection to the area, along with utilities, once the case is resolved in court.

  • Frustration builds over bookmobile downtime

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – A string of problems continue to plague the Perry County Bookmobile. “We’re going to take it back (to Evansville) over spring break and have it worked on some more,” Bookmobile Director Brandi Sanders told the board during Wednesday’s regular meeting. “Some things still aren’t working.”

  • Reed named Ivy Tech site director

    EVANSVILLE – Ivy Tech Community College has named Linda Reed the site manager for the Tell City campus.

    Reed earned her bachelor’s degree in business management with a certificate in human services from Indiana Wesleyan University.

    She previously served as grant writer and special project coordinator at the University of Southern Indiana. Prior to her work for the university, she served as program director and later executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley.

  • School board grapples with funding limitations

    By Don Steen
    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – At a Wednesday work session of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board, members talked well into the night about the challenges facing the school system. While there are many areas where the board sees room for improvement, a lack of funds loomed large over the proceedings.

  • Pet of the week

    KING is a 4-year-old neutered fully vaccinated chocolate lab and husky mix male who was released to the shelter after his owner fell on hard times and was unable to keep him.

    He is ready for his forever home and is hoping that his shelter stay isn’t too long since he really enjoys being with people and other dogs.
    If you are looking for a gentle giant as a companion, shelter staff members say King could be the one.

  • Students hold Penny War for shelter pets

    CANNELTON – The fourth- and fifth-grade classes at Myers Grade School spent time learning about animals and their care at the Perry County Animal Shelter. Students have been bringing in monetary donations and supplies to help the shelter.

    The kids have been participating in service learning and seeing first-hand that caring for a pet is fun but also requires effort and dedication.

  • Cannelton releases list of honor students

    CANNELTON - Cannelton schools has released the honor rolls for the first semester of the academic year.

    Second nine weeks

    • First-grade distinguished: Brianna Evans, Gage Garrett, Caleb Hulse, Jacie James, Brenna Smith and Rylan Snyder; honor roll: Kiera Woodrum.

    • Second-grade distinguished: Taylor DuPont, Bria Garrett, Kylie Anastasiades, Makayla Hulse, Gabby Stowe, Keaton Walls, Ian White and Caine Woodrum; honor roll: Brayden Puckett and Dylan Ridener.

  • TCJSHS honor roll announced

    TELL CITY - Tell City Junior-Senior High School has released the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the academic year.