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  • Funding sought to advance community's 'common good'

    United Way of Perry County sets out to raise $125,000

    PERRY COUNTY - United Way of Perry County's annual fundraising drive is under way and the dollars pledged this fall will provide a year's worth of support for nearly 20 agencies who provide youth and family, education, wellness and crisis services to thousands of people.

    This year's fundraising effort will also give support to United Way programs like Holiday Helpers, Stuff the Bus and Days of Caring that reach out and aid the community each year.

  • Board approves tuition rates

    Budget process progresses for Tell City schools

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members approved in a special meeting Tuesday a tuition schedule recommended by Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne. He said, however, uncertainty remains as to whether tuition will be charged at all after the first of the year.

    "It's complicated, with the rates changing at the end of '08," Etienne said of the list of tuition charges he provided.

  • Link-N-Go adds new vehicle to fleet

    TELL CITY - One year ago, Southern Indiana Resource Solutions, Inc. began offering transportation services under the name Link-N-Go Transit Service.

    The group provides Medicaid recipients with medically related transportation in Dubois, Perry and Warrick counties and collaborate with Ride Solutions to offer public transportation in Dubois and Warrick counties.

    The service has expanded its fleet with the addition of a low-floor vehicle with wheelchair ramps.

  • Extension educator excited about job

    CANNELTON - Improving current programs and implementing new ones are just the beginning for new Perry County extension educator and 4-H youth development coordinator Renate Jobst.

    A former 4-H'er herself, Jobst said the time she spent as a 10-year member and volunteer helped her develop leadership skills and acquire contacts who became like family members. She wants Perry County 4-H'ers to have the same opportunities.

  • Council adopts last township budget

    Fiscal body OKs $120,000 in advances

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members learned a proposed Troy Township budget for next year didn't show as large an increase from this year as they were told previously, and provided in a regular meeting Thursday a nonbinding review required under a new law.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Magnet man found dead in field from apparent ATV accident

    MAGNET - An autopsy is scheduled today for a man found dead Sunday in a field along Unison Road near Magnet.

    The body of Eric Williams, 40, of Magnet was found next to his all-terrain vehicle several feet from the roadway's edge in a neighbor's field, police said.

    The property owner's son-in-law saw tracks leading from the road into a cornfield early Sunday morning but didn't stop, thinking someone drove into the field and left.

  • Board bans loitering on school property

    Some uses will remain permissible

    TELL CITY - Sitting in a Tell City High School parking lot at night used to be a common - and legal - activity for some people. Now it's trespassing.

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  • Water utility receives new truck

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Water Department has taken delivery of a new truck.

    The city's water board voted this summer to approve utility superintendent Dale Poole's request to purchase a new 2007 Kodiak 7500 from Uebelhor Chevrolet in Jasper. The truck carried a price tag of $48,175 and was the was the lowest of four new-vehicle quotes tendered.

    The vehicle replaces a 1986 truck with "22 years of hard use," that the water utility inherited from the street department, Poole said.

  • Offices to be closed for Labor Day

    PERRY COUNTY - Monday's observance of Labor Day will close governmental offices across the county.

    There will be no trash collection in Tell City and Cannelton Monday and a one-day delay for pickups the rest of the week. All county offices will be closed Monday.

    Meetings of the Tell City Common Council and Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety, normally held the first Monday of each month, will be pushed back a day to Tuesday and will be held at Twilight Towers.

    The two governmental bodies hold traveling meetings outside of City Hall each quarter.