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  • Branch bank opens inside TC Wal-Mart

    TELL CITY - There's a new player in Perry County's banking scene. Texas-based Woodforest Bank opened a branch in Tell City's Wal-Mart early this month as part of an expansion plan.

    The bank already has branches inside Wal-Marts in Boonville, Corydon, Evansville and Louisville, Ky. According to the company's Web site, the bank will open 200 new branches this year in 12 states.

  • Technology improvements draw compliments at library

    TELL CITY - Technology has flourished at the Tell City-Perry County Library, according to Debbie Seibert, systems administrator.

    "I hear a lot of compliments not only on the library, but also on the technology offered," she told library board members at their Aug. 6 meeting. "I think we have something to be proud of."

    When Seibert started working at the library 10 years ago, there were fewer than 20 computers in the library, including those for staff and public use.

  • Group forms to oppose coal-gasification plant

    ROCKPORT - Calling itself Spencer County Citizens for Quality of Life, a group of Spencer County residents has organized to fight a proposed coal gasification coal plant in Spencer County.

    David Finley, one of the group's founders, said the group's members are concerned about the health effects of the proposed project.

  • Local United Way expands services to Crawford County

    Nine-month effort pays off; campaign planned for fall

    PERRY COUNTY - After 34 years of service to the residents of Perry County, United Way of Perry County is expanding its services to its neighbors in Crawford County.

    Residents there have joined with the UWPC to schedule the first fundraising campaign of the United Way of Crawford County this fall. The campaign will help fund Crawford County health-and-human-services organizations that make application next spring.

  • Time-capsule dedication Monday

    TELL CITY - A pair of concrete vaults packed with photographs, letters, newspapers, coins and various items about Tell City's history will be sealed and buried Monday evening in City Hall Park.

    Sponsored by Crawford Family Memorials and The Perry County News and part of the city's sesquicentennial observance, the time capsules will be buried in a brief ceremony following the city's water-board meeting, at approximately 7:30 p.m. The public is invited.

    The capsules will be opened in 2058, which will be the bicentennial of the city's founding.

  • Man continues quest to open farm road

    TELL CITY - A man who made previous appearances before the county commissioners to seek access to land he owns in north Perry County was unsuccessful with another plea Aug. 6.

    Herb Huff reminded the commissioners that the United States Constitution guarantees no citizen shall be deprived of property without due process of law.

  • Bank seeks foreclosure on school building

    Superintendent says lawsuit filed in error; lawyer disagrees

    CANNELTON - A mortgage-foreclosure lawsuit against the Cannelton City Schools Corp. reported in The News' records section Aug. 4 was filed in error and won't go forward, according to Schools Superintendent Al Chapman.

    A complaint filed July 15 in Perry Circuit Court by Fifth Third Bank alleges the school corporation failed to make required payments on a debt that stood at $61,325 as of July 9 for a mortgage on property at Fifth and Washington streets.

  • Officers moving to 12-hour schedule

    Police chief asks for impound fee on towed vehicles

    TELL CITY - A day's work will soon require extra hours from Tell City's patrolmen.

    The city's board of public works and safety gave its blessing Monday to a police-department request for 12-hour shifts, giving Chief Greg Hendershot the authority to begin the longer tours of duty in early September - and to revert back to eight-hour shifts if the new scheduling system doesn't work.

  • Commissioners propose 5-percent pay hikes

    Officials approve $94,900 appraisal-services contract

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners approved at a regular meeting Aug. 6 a recommendation to give county employees a 5-percent raise next year, the same percentage approved the last several years, according to County Auditor Connie Berger.

    The county council is responsible for developing the budget each year, and makes final decisions about employee pay increases.

  • Tell City turns 150

    Top photo, the Linda Smith Band filled the Brau Garten Thursday night, the second of four evenings of live entertainment scheduled for Tell City's sesquicentennial Schweizer Fest. Other bands played gospel, country and other styles of music. A new gazebo dedicated last week in honor of Charles and Virginia Borders provided the backdrop for events in the park.