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  • Vocalist earns silver rating in solo contest

    Instrumental musicians were to compete Saturday

    HUNTINGBURG - Perry Central High School's Kynslee Roberts earned a silver rating in district-level solo-vocalist competition Jan. 26 at Southridge High School, Huntingburg.

    She performed a Samuel Barber piece, "Sure on This Shining Night," in Group 1, denoting the highest level of difficulty in the Indiana State School Music Association contest. A gold rating would have qualified her to compete at the state level, where she earned a top ranking last year.

  • Black History lecture scheduled for Feb. 19 at St. Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD - Dr. Cecilia Moore, professor of history at the University of Dayton in Ohio, will deliver the annual Black History lecture at Saint Meinrad School of Theology at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Newman Theater.

    Moore's presentation is titled "The Sources and Meaning of the Conversion of Claude McKay." An assistant professor in the religious studies department at the University of Dayton, she received her master's in 1991 and doctorate in 1996, both from the University of Virginia.

    She specializes in African American religion and American Catholicism.

  • Dumpsters may soon replace recycling trailers at businesses

    Move one of several aimed at trimming costs, raising revenues

    TELL CITY - Businesses whose employees now throw cardboard into trailers provided by the Perry County Recycling Management District may get dumpsters instead, according to Marlow Smethurst, chairman of the district's advisory committee.

  • Three jailed as rash of meth cases grows

    PERRY COUNTY - A recent upswing in methamphetamine arrests continued last week with charges against three people jailed in separate investigations by Indiana State Police troopers and officers from the Tell City Police Department.

    Daisy E. Applegate, 33, of 20648 Main St., Bristow, was jailed Jan. 28 for attempted dealing in methamphetamine, possession of chemical reagents or precursors with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance and maintaining a common nuisance.

  • County resident asks for dust relief

    Expense, low traffic count dims hopes for help

    TELL CITY - Lily Road resident John Pittman asked Perry County commissioners at a regular meeting Jan. 23 if soybean or calcium-chloride oil could be applied to the road's dirt surface to cut down on dust. The county leaders agreed to check into the possibility.

  • Should county council become legislative body?

    Question could appear on 2010 ballot

    PERRY COUNTY - Should Perry County trade its three-commissioners form of county government for one in which a single county executive has responsibility over most county functions?

    Should the county council be expanded from seven to nine members, and should it add legislative duties to the fiscal responsibilities it now carries?

    If legislation now being considered in the Indiana General Assembly is enacted, these questions could show up on general-election ballots in 2010.

  • Tax rebates may not arrive until March

    TELL CITY - Property-tax rebates due thousands of Perry County homeowners may not arrive in mailboxes for a few more weeks, the county's auditor said last week.

    While some other counties have already mailed out rebates on taxes paid in 2007, Connie Berger said the process of wrapping up last year's tax season is nearly completed and once wrapped up, her staff will begin calculating rebates.

  • Storm rips, roars across county

    Home heavily damaged in Leopold; wind peels roofs from barns

    PERRY COUNTY - Severe thunderstorms packing wind gusts of up to 70 mph roared across the county Tuesday evening, leaving a path of peeled roofs and downed trees and limbs across several areas.

    The small community of Leopold was hardest-hit, with one home heavily damaged and several downed trees in and close to the town. Powerful winds also pulled off roofs and destroyed a large farm-storage building along Ashland Road in Anderson Township.

  • Township assessors lose jobs

    Duties did, funds may go to county officials

    TELL CITY - Six township trustee-assessors in Perry County lost their deputy-assessor designations at the end of the year for not complying with certification requirements, according to County Assessor Mendy Ward, who assumed the assessment duties and is seeking the funds supporting them.

  • TCHS 2008 homecoming

    Seniors Casi Hay and Dimitri Hemmings were crowned the Tell City High School 2008 basketball homecoming queen and king Saturday between the junior varsity and varsity games against Paoli.