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  • United Way Day of Caring May 1

    Volunteers will help nonprofit organizations

    TELL CITY - Want to make a difference for a nonprofit group in Perry County?

    The United Way of Perry County will sponsor a community-wide Day of Caring May 1. The agency is inviting area businesses, organizations and individuals to go out into the community to help nonprofit groups do hands-on projects.

  • Students to display artwork April 19-20

    TELL CITY - Tell City Regional Arts Association will host its second annual student art show for junior-high and senior-high school students at the Schergens Center April 19-20.

    This year will be even bigger and better than last year, organizers said, with the invitation for participation extended to new school systems, as well as the addition of more awards.

    The show will open April 19 from 1 to 9 p.m., with awards and reception beginning at 7 p.m.

  • Weekend auditions for 1776

    TELL CITY - Auditions for the 2008 Schweizer Fest stage production of 1776 continue Saturday and Sunday at Evangelical United Church of Christ's fellowship hall.

    Auditions are 1 to 5 p.m. both days. The musical's 25 male roles and two female roles are open to residents of Perry, Spencer and Hancock counties 18 years and older.

    Male characters include Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, while two women will be cast to portray Martha Jefferson and Abigail Adams. The preferred singing range for the two female characters is from middle C to the second F above middle C.

  • New gazebo to grace City Hall Park

    TELL CITY - A new gazebo planned for City Hall Park should be ready for dedication in time for opening ceremonies of this summer's Schweizer Fest and Tell City Sesquicentennial. Members of the common council approved plans for the project at their meeting last Monday.

  • Prosecutor, police redouble meth fight

    County roads littered with drug-lab debris; two dozen busts since Jan. 1

    Evidence of Perry County's meth plague literally litters Boyd Road. Empty cans of camp fuel are scattered every few yards, as are knotted plastic bags holding coffee filters stained red with pill residue, shreds of small batteries stripped of their lithium and dozens of empty blister packs once holding the ephedrine-containing decongestant medication meth-lab operators turn into methamphetamine.

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  • Musician advances in USIdol contest, to perform April 18

    Competition is part of larger event that will feature 25 live bands, dance acts, drum lines

    TELL CITY - A Tell City musician profiled in an April 3 News story has earned the right to compete in the semifinal round of USIdol, a talent competition to be conducted April 18 and 19 at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville.

  • Pandemic-flu exercise planned

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Health Department, Indiana State Department of Health and Purdue University will have a tabletop exercise on pandemic flu today from noon to 3 p.m. in the Perry County Courthouse Commissioners Room.

    The pandemic-flu scenario will help local agencies understand and plan for a worst-case scenario.

    For more information call the health department at 547-2746.

  • County council contenders communicate concerns

    Democrats describe issues they deem important

    TELL CITY - Democratic contenders for county-council seats converged in the Schergens Center Tuesday to tell attendees at a candidates forum, through opening remarks and by answering questions, why they're seeking election or re-election.

    Sponsored by The Perry County News and Perry County Chamber of Commerce, the event was moderated by News Editor Vince Luecke and broadcast live by radio station WLME 102.7 FM.

  • News staffers claim five writing awards

    Newspaper honored again for hard-hitting editorials

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Perry County News brought home five writing awards, including a first-place honor, from Friday's 2008 editorial awards luncheon sponsored by Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.

    Winners were announced Friday at the conclusion of LCNI's annual editorial meeting. The Shelbyville, Ky.-based company owns The News and more than 50 other community newspapers.

    Managing Editor Kevin Koelling won first place in the category for editorial writing.