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  • Volunteers sought for mural projects

    TELL CITY - Volunteers are sought to work on new floodwall murals in Tell City. Artist Emilie Miller plans to work on the murals at the following times over the next couple of weeks.

    Work sessions are dependent on weather, with rain canceling that day's work.

    This Week

    Thursday (today), 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Next Week

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 2-4, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 5, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.

    Other Times

  • Challenges don't slow little girl

    Weekend MDA Telethon provides hope for children like 2-year-old Ella

    TELL CITY - Ella Miller is everything most 2-year-old girls should be: rambunctious, adventurous and full of questions. Ella is all of that to her parents, Scott and Lisa Miller of Brushy Fork Road, and her big sister, 8-year-old Maryann.

  • Student will advise state legislators

    Perry Central junior picked for youth advisory council

    LEOPOLD - Blake Kleaving is continuing a political career he began two years ago, even though he's a junior at Perry Central High School.

    He was one of several students nominated by guidance counselor Jody French for appointment to the first Indiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council. He learned about it earlier, but his selection was announced in a news release from the state Department of Education Friday.

  • Congress aiming for economic, energy reform

    Hill offers legislative update; criticized for federal funding of Planned Parenthood

    TELL CITY - An Aug. 19 town-hall meeting gave Ninth District Congressman Baron Hill an opportunity to share his view on legislative issues before Congress - and bills he hopes will stimulate the U.S. economy and lower prices residents are paying at the pump.

    While some complain Congress is on a summer vacation, Hill said he has been busy meeting with Hoosiers concerned about the economy, gas prices and the need for the United States to become more energy independent.

  • Council approves township budgets

    But president still doesn't understand why

    TELL CITY - County Council President Pete Franzman said after approving four township budgets and tabling one for more information Monday he still doesn't understand why the state legislature gave the council that responsibility.

    The council approved in a special meeting the budgets for Anderson, Clark, Leopold and Union townships.

  • Complaints prompt jail inspection

    Health department finds no major problems

    CANNELTON - A number of problems were noted in a Perry County Jail inspection initiated "based on some complaints," according to County Sheriff Bob Glenn.

    "Jermie said most of it was bogus," Glenn said of an Aug. 13 inspection by County Sanitarian Jermie Farmer during a regular county commissioners' meeting Aug. 18. Farmer found "one small problem," the sheriff said, adding that a state inspector had visited "within the last couple of months."

  • Paving the Way

    Employees of Clarksville-based Gohmann Asphalt and Construction Inc. lay down fresh asphalt on Tell City's 12th Street Friday. Crews worked several days milling the old surface and then putting down new asphalt. Friday's work was focused on the sides of the roadway, which serves as Indiana 66 as well as 12th Street. As part of the same project, the company earlier this month repaved Indiana 66 between Troy and Tell City. The 12th Street project stopped at the intersection with Washington Street.

  • Businesses close in TC mini-mall

    TELL CITY - A pair of stores in the Tell City Shopping Center on Indiana 66 have shut their doors in the past couple of weeks.

    Domino's Pizza and Cato have closed and their signs have been removed. Telephone numbers for the two businesses still worked as of Friday but there was no answer at either location.

  • Humane Society to meet Sept. 9

    TELL CITY - "Everyone is welcome" to attend a meeting of the Humane Society of Perry County scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City, according to its president, Jim Carter.

    More information may be obtained by calling him at 836-4138.

  • Sick coyotes reported in Apalona area

    APALONA - Two coyotes killed between Apalona and St. Isidore Catholic Church likely had canine distemper, not rabies, residents in the area said.

    A man killed one of the coyotes he said was acting odd and approached his home. A few days earlier, another young coyote was hit by a vehicle. It, too, appeared ill. Distemper is a viral disease that affects the central nervous system.

    Anyone seeing sick wildlife can relay information to local conservation officers by calling the Tell City Police Department at 547-7068.