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  • Newspaper search helps with reading skills

    TELL CITY - Each week students at William Tell Elementary School scour the pages of The Perry County News for answers. Answers to questions like "what page should I turn to if I want to read about my brother's basketball team?" or "what is the baby's name that was born on Nov. 8, 2008?"

    These might not be hard-hitting questions most people would look for in the paper but for the students in Kelly Hollinden's third-grade class it helps them with reading skills and teaches them what newspapers are.

  • News will be closed Monday

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News will be closed Monday, one of five days its employees, and those of other Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. properties, are taking off work in response to the national recession.

    The company announced early this year that employees would take five unpaid days in the first half of 2009.

    The closing won't affect Monday's edition, which will be on newsstands Sunday. The office will reopen Tuesday.

    The next unpaid day off will be April 13, the day after Easter.

  • Percussionists offer free performance Friday

    Everyone is welcome when the Tell City Marching Percussion Ensemble performs for the public 5:45 p.m. Friday in the Tell City High School girls (auxiliary) gym.

    Enter from student parking lot.

    "Come and wish them good luck," Band Booster Patty Hawkins urged, "as they prepare for state preliminaries in Indianapolis Saturday."

  • Troy claims $40,000 planning grant

    TROY - A $40,000 planning grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs will allow Troy to prepare a master utility plan, an important first step in determining where the town needs to target future infrastructure dollars.

    Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman announced the grant last week, calling planning grants "invaluable tools that can help rural communities improve the quality of life for their residents."

    Administered by OCRA, grant money comes to the state through the federal Small Cities and Towns Development Block Grant Program.

  • Reading program to fuel kids' dreams

    TELL CITY - A program that provides a free book each month to preschool children will kick off this spring, supported by United Way, Perry County Junior Women and community donors.

    The program is affiliated with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which sends books to thousands of families each month.  Parents of preschoolers who register in coming weeks will receive the books with the hope they'll read to their young children.

  • Bomb threat jails Schwab employee

    CANNELTON - An employee of Schwab Corp. was jailed Thursday after allegedly writing letters claiming a bomb had been placed in or near the Cannelton plant, Indiana State Police said.

    James M. Carman, 39, of 661 Lambert Road, Lewisport, Ky., is charged with a Class D count of false reporting.

  • Lawyer: Off-roaders must comply with laws

    TELL CITY - "The ordinance is very clear," county attorney Chris Goffinet said at a regular meeting of the Perry County commissioners March 2, "you have to comply with state laws."

  • UPDATE, 8:15 P.M. Monday - Cronin convicted on all counts

    TELL CITY - A jury of seven men and five women returned guilty verdicts on all 20 counts Monday evening in the meth trial of Kenneth Cronin.

  • Honoring Cannelton's police chief
  • HNF plans spring Mogan Ridge burn

    LEOPOLD - Hoosier National Forest employees will burn approximately 750 acres in the Mogan Ridge area of Perry County this spring.

    The exact dates of the burn hinge on weather and conditions in the forest.  Fire Management Officer Mike Davis said forest officials will work to let the public know when the burn will take place.

    "Once we know the date that we'll start the burn, we'll let the public know," he said.

    The News will post information on its Web site, www. perrycountynews.com, and local fire departments and schools will be alerted.