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  • Local leaders join others in severe weather, Red Cross proclamations

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners have joined Gov. Mitch Daniels in proclaiming March 15-21 Severe Weather Preparedness Week.

    During the week, Perry County Emergency Management officials will emphasize safety procedures that could help protect people from tornadoes, according to the local proclamation. The commissioners approved it at a regular meeting Monday.

    Warning sirens and other severe-weather plans will be tested March 18.

  • Vocalist earns state gold

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central High School's Kynslee Roberts earned some gold Saturday morning, then helped her school's drum line make history in the afternoon.

    Roberts earned the top rating in state-level Indiana State School Music Association solo-vocalist competition at Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis. She earned a gold rating at district-level competition to advance to state, and at both levels, performed "Into the Night."

  • TC drum line earns sixth at St. Leon meet

    TELL CITY - Tell City drum-line members placed sixth among 13 lines competing at East Central High School, St. Leon, Saturday, against what their instructor said are lines with more experience.

    The five that scored higher than Tell City are staffed largely with full-time percussionists, Brett Mulzer said Monday, "and we're close to picking off some of them."

  • Troy church opening center to provide help during trying times

    TROY - The Troy United Methodist Church will open a help and resource center to offer assistance and information for families and individuals who are struggling financially or are worried about what to do when the future looks unstable. With layoffs, job losses, cutbacks, foreclosures, and an uncertain future, families and individuals need a survival plan.

  • Local man arrested after pursuit

    TELL CITY - A man involved in an alleged hit-and-run accident Sunday night in Tell City was arrested after a chase along Boyd Road.

    Brandon L. Shelton, 27, of 310 Washington St., Cannelton, faces preliminary charges of driving while intoxicated, resisting law enforcement and failure to stop after an accident.

    Police said another motorist who witnessed Shelton's car strike a vehicle followed his car until police located it. Patrolman Bryce Hammack tried to stop the car on Boyd Road, but Shelton allegedly ignored the siren and red lights.

  • Hikers head to Ferdinand Forest

    FERDINAND - The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a 5-to-9-mile hike at Ferdinand State Forest Saturday.

    Participants should meet at Noble's IGA parking lot in Tell City at 7:30 a.m. or at the entrance to the park on Indiana 264, east of Ferdinand, at 8:30 a.m. CST.

    All participants must sign a waiver and children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian.

    Bob Ramsbottom will be the hike leader. For more information call the parks department at 547-3453 or e-mail perryparksnrec@psci.net.

  • Web-site searches improved

    Officials at The Perry County News' parent company announced Wednesday many of the stories archived before a recent Web-site change are again available.

  • Housing authority awarded stimulus money

    TELL CITY - Tell City's Housing Authority will receive $318,829 in federal stimulus money to replace aging boilers at Twilight Towers, local officials learned last week.

    Ninth District Congressman Baron Hill announced the first round of funding for Tell City Friday. He said funds come from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed by President Barack Obama.  

  • New face coordinating local RC&D efforts

    PERRY COUNTY - The nation's oldest rural conservation and development area has a new coordinator.

    Kris Vance joined Lincoln Hills and White River RC&Ds last month. She will serve as coordinator of both organizations, which will continue to operate separately with their own councils.

    "I knew when I was in college I wanted to be involved in grassroots activities and that's what I've loved doing," the Indiana University grad said at Tuesday's Lincoln Hills RC&D annual meeting.

  • Jury selection begins today in drug case

    TELL CITY - Jury selection begins this morning in the trial of a Perry County man charged with more than 20 drug-related offenses, including dealing in methamphetamine.

    Kenneth R. Cronin was arrested in April after local and state police and federal agents allegedly found methamphetamine, equipment and supplies used to make the drug, more than $9,000 in cash and several firearms during a search of two homes. He faces four Class A felonies.