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  • Local musician helps raise drunk-driving awareness

    Message, self-promotion a good blend, performer says

    TELL CITY - A Tell City musician has added his talents to efforts by a record company to raise awareness about the tragic impacts of drunk driving.

  • Avoid ID theft

    PERRY COUNTY - Easy-to-take, common-sense steps can lessen the odds of falling victim to identity theft.

    Invest in a crosscut shredder that dices documents into small rectangular pieces, not long ribbons. Shred all documents that contain personal information, including old bank statements and credit-card statements.

    Balance bank accounts once a month and check for errors or withdrawals you did not authorize. Don't forget to scan credit-card statements for anything suspicious.

  • Community group fighting identity theft

    Upcoming meetings offer tips on how to avoid scam artists

    TELL CITY - A series of free presentations this spring will show Perry Countians how to avoid falling victim to identity theft, a crime affecting millions of Americans each year.

    The upcoming meetings, which began this week and continue through June, are sponsored by the Perry-Spencer Community Advisory Council, an association of local health-care facilities in the two counties. The council sponsors projects each year, many of them geared toward senior citizens.

  • Educator opens up the world through languages

    TELL CITY - Every day, in some way or another, we deal with other cultures and languages. Whether it's something small like shopping or making a deal with a large corporation, language is an integral part of our lives and one local teacher strives to make sure her students don't lack.

    After growing up in different countries and traveling with the military, Jeanne Sanders developed a knack for languages. Her travels are what motivated her to share her love of languages, leading her to get degrees in Spanish and French.

  • County establishes rainy-day fund

    Account allows county to retain excess COIT, EDIT money

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members adopted at a regular meeting Thursday an ordinance establishing a "rainy-day fund" where unused and unencumbered funds may be banked.

    "Funds raised by a general or special tax levy on taxable property within the county" may be deposited into the fund, the ordinance states, "whenever the purpose of such tax levy has been fulfilled and an unused and unencumbered balance remains."

  • A carver's Creativity

    Al Dauby shares 17 years of woodworking

    One man's 17 years of devotion to woodcarving elicited oohs and ahs last week at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.

    Al Dauby, a resident in the assisted-living wing of the facility, displayed his collection of carvings that range from elderly golfers and Confederate soldiers to a busy farm family and busty barmaids.

  • Orscheln collecting scrap batteries

    TELL CITY - Orscheln Farm & Home will collect scrap batteries Saturday and Sunday and return the batteries to a recycling facility where 100 percent of the batteries will be recycled.

    Customers can bring any brand auto, marine, farm, truck and lawn-and-garden batteries in for recycling.

    As an incentive, Orscheln is offering a $5 gift card for each battery customers bring in without a limit except for lawn-and-garden batteries. Customers must bring in two of them to receive the gift card.

  • A possible origin of April Fools?

    While the precise origins of April Fool's Day remain a mystery, evidence exists to support the belief that it, or at least the basis for the current April Fool's Day, is at the very least, several centuries old.

  • Aspen Road home escapes serious fire damage

    GATCHEL - An afternoon fire Wednesday destroyed a small storage building and caused some damage to the Denny Hubert home at 14066 Aspen Road.

    Anderson Township Fire Chief John Taylor said a heat lamp being used to keep young chickens warm triggered the fire, which destroyed the small structure and then spread to plywood and a few trusses at the far end of the house.

    A passerby noticed the smoke and flames and called for firemen. Anderson Township and Central Perry firefighters were at the scene for about an hour.

  • Happy 103rd Julia!

    Julia Storm blows out a candle atop cake marking her 103rd birthday Thursday at the OAKS Senior Center in Cannelton. She attributed her long life to her "trust in the Lord for everything," she said. "I eat everything I want; I don't know of anything that ever hurt me." Born Julia Swihart in Kentucky, she moved to Perry County after getting married.