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  • Lawnmowers added to lineup at car, truck demo derby Sept. 25

    TELL CITY – The Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds will host a lawnmower demolition derby in conjunction with its fall car and truck demo derby Saturday, Sept. 25. Activities begin at 5:30 p.m.

    In the lawnmower derby, there will be three classes for 100- , 200- and 300-series mowers. There is a $20 registration fee per class with a 100-percent payout of registration fees in each class. Contestants must be 14 years old to enter.

    For other details, call Troy Haydon at 431-7299 or Chris Hubert at 836-4735.

  • Workshop to offer tips on preserving historic windows

    TELL CITY – Trying to decide what to do with your historic windows?

    Considering replacement windows to reduce energy bills but not sure where to begin? Mark your calendar for Sept. 21 and a 7 to 9 p.m. session titled “Repair – Don’t Replace – Historic Windows.”

  • Fourth annual River Cities fall coin show Sept. 25

    TELL CITY – The River Cities Coin Club will host their fourth annual fall coin show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds in Tell City.

    The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Admission is free. Coin dealers are expected from Kentucky and Indiana and will display U.S. and world coins and currency for sale and trade.

  • Library moves forward with Interstate Library agreement

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – In the continuing efforts to comply with Indiana State Library regulations, members off the Tell City-Perry County Public Library board were given copies of an agreement to be presented to Hancock County Library and any other Kentucky libraries that wish to share services.

  • Police agencies to get interview-recording equipment

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved the purchase of $10,275 worth of video-recording equipment from the county’s law-enforcement fund to be used for documenting interviews.

  • Roberson awarded district superintendent honor

    INDIANAPOLIS – Mary Roberson, superintendent of the Perry Central Community School Corp., has been chosen by members of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents as the 2011 District VII Superintendent of the Year.

    The award was announced Friday by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents.

  • Contracts awarded for Rome shelter house

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – Contracts for constructing a shelter house at Rome’s Wilkerson Park were awarded by the Perry County Parks and Recreation board Wednesday.

    Simon & Harris, which is already constructing a restroom building there, was awarded the contract for pouring a concrete pad for the shelter. The price he submitted for that part of the project was $2,300.

  • Tell City employees to see 25-cent pay raises

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – City employees in Tell City will receive modest pay increases starting next month and the community’s mayor said workers themselves helped make them possible in the midst of tough economic times.

    “To the credit of employees and supervisors, everyone has truly stepped forward and implemented cost-saving measures,” Barbara Ewing said at last Monday’s meeting of the Tell City Common Council.

  • Cannelton general fund projected at $794,335

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council  members approved at a budget meeting Aug. 30 general-fund spending for 2011 that city Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth projected at $794,335.

    She provided breakdowns for this and the preceding three years, with figures for the halfway point for each. The 2007 general-fund was budgeted at $650,000 and expenses totaled $646,689.

  • Online opinion poll grows quiet after Web-site change

    The Perry County News' online opinion poll has proven a popular feature, but many readers apparently can't find it after our recent platform change.

    We still have one, but it's a little difficult to find. Those who'd like to express  one-click opinions in response to our topical questions can simply click on "Opinion" in the blue bar near the top of our pages.

    Our current poll asks, "should the Florida preacher who plans to burn Qurans be stopped?"