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  • Weekend parade plans set as holiday season nears

    Jolly old Santa Claus is coming to town twice this weekend as Cannelton and Tell City host their annual Christmas parades. Cannelton’s parade begins at 7 p.m. Friday. Tell City’s parade starts at 4 p.m. Sunday and will be followed by festivities in City Hall Park.

    Cannelton Parade Friday

    Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 will join the post’s auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion detachment as sponsors of Friday’s parade in Cannelton.

  • Council OKs some spending, tables vehicle request

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members approved a $285,000 additional appropriation for the county’s Division of Family and Children Thursday, in what could be the last action of that kind.

    Under legislation enacted early this year, the state will begin funding the office next year, but Director Georgann Gogel said details about how that will work haven’t been shared with her.

  • Federal law more visible than most

    PERRY COUNTY – A federal law taking effect today won’t be hard to miss as police officers, firefighters, road crews and utility workers all don reflective apparel designed to keep them safer when working near roadways.

    The new law was adopted in 2006 but wasn’t fully binding until today. It requires all workers along roadways – including highway and emergency workers – to wear high-visibility safety gear made of fluorescent yellow-green fabric with reflective stripes.

  • Caring for history

    A nearly finished floodwall mural offers a pictorial view of the medical care offered over the years by Tell City’s doctors and pharmacists. Joining other murals depicting the community’s river heritage, the health-related images show landmarks still standing such as the former Parkview Hospital, Dr. N.A. James’ home on Ninth Street, left, and Dr. Donald Lashley’s home on Franklin Street, below. Other images painted by Emilie Young include Schreiber’s and Dusch’s drug stores and the Main Street home that housed offices of Drs. William Muelchi and D.A.

  • St. Nick plans pair of visits

    PERRY COUNTY – Santa Claus is coming to town twice this weekend as Cannelton and Tell City host their annual Christmas parades. Cannelton’s parade begins at 7 p.m. Friday. Tell City’s parade starts at 4 p.m. Sunday and will be followed by festivities in City Hall Park.

    Cannelton Parade Friday

    Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 will join the post’s auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion detachment as sponsors of Friday’s parade in Cannelton.

  • Edison phonograph fetches $6,100

    TELL CITY – A century-old phonograph sold by a Tell City auction company fetched a rich price this month. The Edison Opera phonograph sold at an auction in Gentryville went to a collector in North Carolina for $6,100 after drawing interest from several other bidders.

    Dixon & Dixon Auctioneers handled the sale and an online listing apparently grabbed the attention of the North Carolina buyer, said Mike Finley, who works for the auction company and was on the phone with the buyer during the bidding.

  • Recycling management district braces for tight economy

    TELL CITY – Paul Alvey called 2008 “a really blessed year” for the recycled materials he sells as executive director of the Perry County Recycling Management District, but said “prices have fallen drastically.”

  • Free straw for doghouses

    TELL CITY — The Humane Society of Perry County is giving away free straw for lining doghouses, adding to the organization’s program of providing doghouses for those in need.

    The straw can be picked up at the Orscheln Farm and Home store in Tell City from noon until closing Saturday. For details or to donate used doghouses, contact Jim Carter at 836-4138.

  • Groups collecting coats for less fortunate

    TELL CITY – The 2008 Holiday Helpers United coat drive is well under way for this season and it’s not too late to donate. There is still a great need for children’s coats. All donations should be new or gently used.

    Coats can be dropped off at the following locations:  Oakwood Health Campus, Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills, Fifth Third Bank or Wal-Mart.

  • School board approves $2 million in renovations

    TELL CITY – Tell City-Troy Township School Board members voted to proceed with approximately $2 million worth of renovations at Tell City High School using qualified-zone-academy-bonds funding already approved, and to seek approval of other work later.

    Their action at a regular school-board meeting Tuesday was introduced as a recommendation by Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne.