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  • Local teachers take advantage of hi-tech assistance

    TELL CITY - For the teachers who participated, Oct. 15 was a Christmas-like day, with bounties of technological booty to be taken back to their classrooms.

    It was delivery day for $47,500 worth of technological equipment purchased through a collaboration with Ivy Tech Community College.

  • Director: Library business booming

    TELL CITY - The News reported in August that July was a record month for business at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. Library Director Larry Oathout said Oct. 6 the entire year is shaping up to exceed a record year two years ago.

    "Business is booming," he said at a meeting of the Even Start advisory board. "We’re close to 10,000 visits above last year’s 106,000." Even Start helps adults with young children continue their educations.

  • Information sought on vandalism to camper

    Perry County Chief Deputy Lee Chestnut is seeking information he hopes will lead him to the person or people responsible for firing a shotgun and committing other vandalism to a camper on Highwater Road.

    The damage was reported Oct. 10. Suspects also gained entry to the camper and damaged its interior. Food was taken out of the refrigerator and dumped outside. Two spent 12-gauge shotgun shells were found.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Perry County Sheriff's Department at 547-2441 or an anonymous tip line at 547-9563.

  • Fall property taxes due Nov. 10

    PERRY COUNTY - Property owners will need to pay the second installment of their property taxes by Nov. 10.

    Property owners have several payment options. Old National and First State banks in Tell City and Rockport and Fifth Third Bank in Tell City will collect payments, as will the treasurer's office at the county courthouse. Property owners can mail payments to the Perry County Treasurer, P.O. Box 756, Tell City, IN 47586. Mailed payments must be postmarked by Nov. 10 to avoid penalties.

  • Tips for a poison-safe Halloween

    TELL CITY - While Halloween should be a fun time for children, Dr. James Mowry, director of the Indiana Poison Center, would like to offer the following suggestions so that all the small ghosts and goblins can enjoy a safe and happy event.

  • $14,000 raised for Alzheimer's Association's Memory Walk

    TELL CITY - The Alzheimer's Association's Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter raised $14,000 for its annual Tell City Memory Walk, which took place at Tell City High School Oct. 10. Hundreds of people joined the effort to help raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease in Kentucky.

  • United Way Youth Day of Caring coming Nov. 8

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Power of Youth Council is organizing the United Way "Youth Day of Caring" Nov. 8.

    Junior- and senior-high school youth from churches, schools, scout groups, 4-H groups, etc. are all invited to assist local non-profit organizations around the county with hands on volunteer projects.

  • Sidewalk will connect Cannelton, Tell City

    CANNELTON - Cannelton city leaders learned recently improvements planned for Indiana 66 from there to Tell City will include a sidewalk, making life easier for the many people they say walk the route.

    "We got preliminary plans from the state for Highway 66 improvements," Jerry Ball reported at a regular meeting of the city's board of public works and safety Monday. The sewer-department superintendent said sidewalks on both sides of the highway, within city limits which is the city's Seventh Street, will also undergo work.

  • Large-scale vaccinations planned to fight H1N1

    CANNELTON - While county health officials are still waiting for large-scale shipments of injectable H1N1 influenza vaccine, Sara Gehlhausen is working on plans to set up mass immunization clinics when supplies arrive.

    "Our plan is to have a large-scale clinic at a central location," said Gehlhausen, the county's public health nurse.

    Her office received some of the nasal-mist vaccine and has been offering it to people working in health-related fields as well as emergency workers. The injectable vaccine is expected soon at health departments around the state.

  • Parks board anticipates budget cuts in 2010

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department faces some budget cuts for 2010.

    The county council appropriated $91,495 for the parks board's 2009 budget and the board had sought $89,225 for its 2010 budget, but the council approved $86,725 for it.

    That is a 5.7-percent decrease from last year's budget.

    One change is in eliminating the full-time second deputy position, for which $23,926 was appropriated in 2009, and replacing it with a part-time assistant, for which $11,492 has been budgeted for 2010.