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  • Main Street work continues

    Work on Tell City's Main Street project progressed last week as employees of Kleeman Trucking and Excavating and the Tell City Electric Department removed sections of old sidewalk on the west side of the 500 Block of Main Street, including the area in front of The News and installed underground conduit for new street lamps. New lighting has been turned on in the 600 and 700 blocks of Main Street, creating a soft glow at night. Once work wraps up in the 500 block, crews will move to the 400 block, the last of the four blocks to receive sidewalk improvements and lights.

  • United Way to distribute $70,000 in 2008

    Funds will support youth services, local food pantries, health care

    PERRY COUNTY - Local citizens will receive needed help thanks to the distribution of more than $70,000 this year by the United Way of Perry County.

    More than $17,500 will be sent to the UWPC funded partners each quarter to help fund the programs they provide every day.

  • TCHS artist wins runner-up prize in River Sweep contest

    CINCINNATI - The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission has announced its winners in the 14th annual River Sweep Poster Contest.

    Tell City High School sophomore Lindsey Wade was the grand prize runner-up. She earned a $250 U.S. Savings Bond.

    The River Sweep is an annual riverbank clean-up conducted each year along the Ohio River and its major tributaries.

    The grand prize winner was Brittany Barron of Covington, Ky. She earned a $500 U.S. Savings Bond and her artwork will be used to promote the 2008 River Sweep.

  • 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.