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  • Some offices closing for Presidents Day

    TELL CITY – Some governmental offices will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day. Federal, state and county offices will be closed. However, city offices in Tell City and Cannelton will be open.

    The Perry County News will be closed Monday. There will be no mail delivery that day but copies of the Feb. 16 edition will be on local newsstands Saturday evening.

  • School board sets make-up days

    TELL CITY – Monday will be the first of several snow days established at a regular Tell City-Troy Township School Board meeting Tuesday.

    Other make-up days will be April 13 and May 22, 26 and 27. Commencement is still planned for May 22.

  • Perry-Spencer Crop Day Tuesday

    FULDA – The 2009 Perry-Spencer Crop Day will be held Tuesday at the Fulda Sportsman's Club. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and is hosted by soil and water conservation districts and Purdue Extension Service offices in both counties.

    Dr. Kiersten Wise, a new extension specialist in the Purdue University Botany and Plant Pathology Department, will be the main speaker. She will cover information on using fungicides in corn production.

  • 'Lincoln' auditions set for this weekend

    LINCOLN CITY – Auditions for "Lincoln" will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Civic Theatre Annex, Washington Square Mall, Evansville.

    "Our artistic staff is looking forward to seeing a lot of local talent during the Evansville auditions," said Steve Wright, Lincoln Amphitheatre's executive producer. "We are searching for an energetic cast who can bring Lincoln's Indiana years to life."

  • Hoosiers Helping Hoosiers food drive benefits county

    TELL CITY – Indiana First Lady Cheri Daniels is sponsoring the Hoosiers Helping Hoosiers food drive during the month of February. The Perry County Department of Child Services has placed barrels at Wal-Mart, Noble's IGA, Cash Saver and Save-A-Lot, as well as their office at 316 E. Indiana 66, Tell City, to collect food items.

    The child services department is partnering with the United Way of Perry County and the Perry County Food Coalition to get the food to local food banks.

  • TC Electric introduces Helping Hands program

    TELL CITY – The board of directors of the Tell City Electric Department has approved a program by which individuals may assist friends or family members with the payment of electric utility bills.

    The program, Helping Hands, allows anonymous donations to be applied to customers' accounts. Forms are available in the office at 601 Main St., Tell City.

  • Limb chipping planned in Troy

    TROY – Residents of Troy are asked to stack limbs knocked down by the recent ice storm next to the street. Town employees plan to chip the limbs.

    Residents should not take limbs to Burke Park. For more information, call the town's utility office at 547-7501.

  • Costs of changes hard to determine

    PERRY COUNTY - Local officials fear changes to county government being considered in the state's General Assembly will cost more than the current system. A financial-impact statement filed with Senate Bill 506 projects the opposite may occur, but true costs are difficult, if not impossible, to pin down.

  • Several HNF rec areas still closed

    PERRY COUNTY – Downed limbs and trees across roads and in campground areas have closed several recreation areas in the Hoosier National Forest, including Saddle Lake, German Ridge, Mano Point, Buzzard Roost and Indian Lake.

    Celina Lake Road and the North Face camp loop are open to winter-hardy campers but visitors should watch for blocked roads and trails.

    Forest Service workers will be clearing recreation roads and trails. For more information call 547-7051.

  • County-government reform bill goes to Senate

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County residents won't have a choice in whether their three commissioners are replaced by a single county executive or a board of county supervisors if a bill approved in a state Senate committee survives the remainder of the legislative process. The commissioners can put it to a vote, but they or county residents must decide which of the two forms of government will guide Perry County in the future.