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  • Legislative breakfast Thursday at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its annual legislative breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit in Tell City.

    This breakfast has been arranged to give businesses and residents in Perry County the opportunity to bring important legislative issues to the attention of current legislators.

    All Perry County legislators have been invited to this event. The public is invited.

    For more information, call the chamber office at 547-2385 or e-mail perrychamber@psci.net.

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    District 1 candidates for commissioner share goals, opinions

    TELL CITY - Candidates for the District 1 seat on the county's board of commissioners used a Sept. 25 forum to give voters a look at what they want to do if elected.

    Perry County News Editor and moderator Vince Luecke asked candidates about the county's assets, the possibility of a new hospital and transportation in an event sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and The News.

  • Women urge priest's criminal prosecution

    Say Monroe's out-of-state move stopped statute of limitations

    TELL CITY - Two women are publicly urging prosecutors to bring criminal charges against a former priest who admitted to sexually abusing boys entrusted to his leadership.

  • Tell City under water boil advisory Wednesday

    TELL CITY - As a precautionary step in response to planned work that day at the city's water-treatment plant, Tell City residents are advised to boil the water they'll consume from 9 a.m. Tuesday to 9 a.m. Wednesday. Water used for drinking and cooking should be boiled for at least five minutes, Water Department Superintendent Dale Poole said Monday. Residents with questions can call the water department at 547-3266.

  • Walk-to-School Day

    William Tell Elementary School Principal Laura Noble, left, joined more than 250 students, teachers, parents and others in walking to the school Friday morning. Marking International Walk to School in the USA, the group marched from the Tell City-Perry County Public Library to William Tell. During a brief talk before students headed to classes, Noble shared news about fundraising efforts for a new walking trail on school grounds that will complement a sidewalk the city plans to construct along Tell Street to connect the school and the library.

  • Burn ban lifted

    A ban on outdoor burning issued for Perry County Sept. 25 has been lifted.

    Steve Hauser, director of emergency management for Perry County, said the ban was lifted at 9:30 a.m. today (Thursday) by authority of the county's fire chiefs.

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  • Arrest made in break-ins

    TELL CITY - Formal charges haven't been filed yet but police said a man arrested Saturday is responsible for several break-ins.

    Joshua A. Maffia, 33, of 1222 Washington St., Cannelton, was jailed on preliminary charges of four counts of burglary and six counts of theft.

    Lt. Alan Malone said Maffia will be charged with several break-ins that took place over the past month, including burglaries in the 400 blocks of 11th, 12th and 13th streets and in the 100 block of 16th Street.

  • Cards offer drug savings

    PERRY COUNTY - The United Way of Perry County has joined the national FamilyWize Partnership, which offers discount prescription cards to the uninsured.

    Savings "come directly from the pharmacies themselves and we are so thankful for their generosity," said Rebecca Fenn, United Way director.

    "All of our local pharmacies, Werner's, Wal-Mart and CVS, accept the discount cards, which save an average of about $17 per prescription."

    The cards are available at Catholic Charities, local food pantries, schools, CVS and Wal-Mart. Or call 547-2577 or visit www.familywize.org.

  • Walk to School Day postponed to Friday

    TELL CITY - Rain Wednesday morning has postponed William Tell Elementary School's observance of International Walk to School Day to Friday morning.

    Students will gather at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library at 7:15 a.m. and begin walking toward the elementary school at 7:30 a.m. Supervision will be available after 7:15 a.m.

    Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing will address the group after the walk.