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  • Tell City grad among Cosmo's top bachelors

    Residents can vote in magazine's contest

    TELL CITY - It took two phone calls for Steven Goodson to believe that he was really going to compete for Cosmopolitan magazine's 2008 Bachelor of the Year.

    He didn't believe the first phone call but after the second, Goodson decided to call the number back to see what was going on. After he got Cosmopolitan magazine's phone message, the 2001 Tell City High School graduate said he became a believer.

  • County surveyor's race contested

    Incumbent cites experience, other claims technological knowledge

    TELL CITY - The incumbent county surveyor and his challenger in the November election explained at a public forum Sept. 25 why voters should select them when completing their ballots. Democrat Glenn M. Etienne, 17435 S. Leopold Circle Road, Leopold, is challenging incumbent Republican Harold E. Lynch, 12224 North Street, St. Croix.

  • Board considers school renovations

    Public input still sought on multi-million-dollar plans

    TELL CITY - School-board and committee members met Thursday to discuss construction options for Tell City High School in what Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne called one more step toward deciding on a plan to go forward with.

  • Tell City council adopts budget, OKs pay raises

    Employees get $728 salary increase for 2009

    TELL CITY - A $4 million budget adopted Sept. 25 by the Tell City Common Council will cover modest raises next year for city employees. The city's budget, which received no comments from the public during a hearing earlier in the month, forms the city's spending plan for next year and project's total general-fund expenditures of $3.2 million.

    Within the various accounts that fall under general fund, the mayor's office is budgeted for nearly $60,000 to cover wages, supplies and other services.

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  • Troy Utilities will flush hydrants Thursday, Friday

    TROY - The Troy Water Department will flush fire hydrants Thursday and Friday.

    Residents may notice low water pressure and discolored water when crews are working in their areas. For more information, call Troy Utilities at 547-7501.

  • Bristow Octoberfest Sunday

    BRISTOW - Bristow's annual Octoberfest and 19th annual Street Rod, Antique & Classic Car Show are planned for Sunday. The show is one of the county's largest one-day events.

    Smokey McCoy will take to the stage at noon and pork-chop and chicken dinners will be served during the day, There will be also be crafts and other activities.

  • Local industries featured in special section

    A special section included in today's print edition and on this Web site takes a peek inside the doors of the major businesses that contribute in big ways to Perry County's economy.

  • Soldier surprises girlfriend at Bolton concert

    Kleeman, producer, singer conspire to 'pop the question'

    TELL CITY - When a man loves a woman, he sometimes goes to extraordinary lengths to show her. That was the case when Scott Kleeman, a National Guard soldier serving in Iraq, wanted to send a special message to his sweetheart, Brooke Hay.

  • Rickenbaugh House open Saturday, Sunday

    CELINA LAKE - The historic Rickenbaugh House on Celina Lake will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Due to a brochure error, a story Monday incorrectly reported the home would be open Friday and Saturday.

    Refreshments will be served and tours offered of the stone house, which served not only as a home to generations of Rickenbaugh family members but a local post office and meeting place.