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  • County workers to get $1,000 raise in '09

    Auditor projects tax rate will drop

    PERRY COUNTY - Full-time county employees will see an additional $1,000 in their annual pay next year, and part-timers will get an additional $500, after Perry County Council members adopted Thursday a salary ordinance for 2009. Hourly workers will see a 3-percent raise in their pay.

  • Clean-up crews target TCHS

    Board approves budget resolutions

    TELL CITY - For several years, Tell City High School Principal Dale Stewart said at a school-board meeting Sept. 9, he heard teachers say they'd gone to other schools in April to help them out.

    "Why can't we get that?" he wondered.

    "It's called Outreach to Teach, and we'll be the school this year," Stewart told the board members. Fifty to 100 teachers and prospective teachers will arrive in Tell City to work April 17 or 18 to perform painting, landscaping and other clean-up jobs.

  • Driver pulled from burning truck after 18-mile chase

    Wheatley crashes vehicle on IN-70; saved by officers he tried to outrun

    CANNELTON - A Kentucky man nearly burned to death early Sunday before being pulled to safety by the very police officers he tried to outrun during a pursuit that crossed portions of Perry and Spencer counties and ended only when he crashed his truck west of Troy.

  • Event supports drug-awareness group

    Donations sought for festival

    TELL CITY - Organizers of a benefit Drug Awareness Festival planned for Oct. 25-26 at the Orscheln's Farm and Home store are seeking donations to help make the event a success.

    To be conducted in conjunction with the national Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31, the local observance will include guest speakers, a silent auction, games, a car and bike show, games, a children's store and baby contest.

  • Children get free books monthly

    TELL CITY - A free children's book every month.

    No bills sent to parents. No income guidelines to follow. The only requirement is for children to be no older than 5 years old.

    This is made possible by Imagination Library, which was started by Dolly Parton in the 1990s to provide books to every preschool-aged child in her home county of Seiver County, Tenn. Since then, more than 900 communities in 47 states, Canada and the United Kingdom have taken advantage of this program.

  • PC musicians earn fourth place

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central High School's Marching Commodores earned fourth place in a field of six bands participating in Class D in the F.J. Reitz Invitational Saturday in Evansville.

    "I was pretty happy with the way the performance went," Music Director Rob Cason said Tuesday. "I thought they improved a lot, and their score went up quite a lot, so I'm pretty happy. I'm excited about the next couple of weekends."

  • TC band earns third place

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Marching Marksmen placed third among six bands competing at F.J. Reitz High School in Evansville Saturday, demonstrating "a definite improvement, score-wise" from the previous week's performance, their music director said.

    "The overall reaction I have," Barry Reasoner said Wednesday, "is the students are starting to get more confident with their performance of a really difficult show."

  • Commissioners approve rifles purchase, truck transfer

    Chief says nonlocal source saves money

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners approved at a regular meeting Monday a firearms purchase they tabled at their previous meeting so they could seek further information.

  • Southern Indiana Power expects to have power fully restored by Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY - Southern Indiana Power had approximately 500 members without power Wednesday morning. The windstorm that blasted through the area Sunday initially left close to 4,000 members without power.

    Of the 500 members who have not had power restored, 200 are individual outages that will require more time for restoration, the utility said.

  • PC junior-high students learn about career skills

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central junior-high students are learning some important keys to work-place success that could serve them the rest of their lives, two teachers coordinating a program for seventh- and eighth-graders told members of the school board last month.

    Carol Schwoeppe and Sarah Spindler outlined for board members the Success Skills and Careers classes junior-high students are being offered this year.