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  • 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.

  • Emergency planning committee elects officers for 2008

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Local Emergency Planning Committee elected officers and discussed plans at a meeting Monday for a disaster-recovery exercise later this year. The LEPC meets quarterly. Among its duties is maintaining a registry of potentially hazardous chemicals in the county and planning for emergencies such as tornadoes, collisions, chemical spills and terrorist attacks.

  • Terrys plan maple-syrup demo Saturday

    TELL CITY - A local family long active in stewardship of forest resources will host guests Saturday at a demonstration of maple-syrup making.

    Marshall "Doc" Terry and his family will host the event with Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area's Forestry Committee. The free demonstration will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude by noon.

    Terry will demonstrate various sap-collection methods and process the sap into syrup. Guests will be treated to a free pancake and sausage meal and receive free tree seedlings from the forestry committee.

  • Community invited to anti-drug workshops

    Ross will share ways to fight abuse among teens

    TELL CITY - Dr. George R. Ross will present several free workshops about teenage substance abuse in February for the public and specialized groups.

    On Feb. 10, Ross will hold a workshop for recovering addicts called "Tips on Recovery: Understanding the Change Process" from 4 to 6 p.m. at Agape Community Church, 101 Taylor St., Cannelton.

    From 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11 and 12, he will talk to the public at the Schergens Center in Tell City about teenage substance abuse.

  • TC police chief addresses large-truck parking problem

    Makes case for additional dispatcher

    TELL CITY - Parking problems and dispatchers were on the top of the list for the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety meeting last week.

  • Musical may return to 2008 Schweizer Fest

    Group hopes to stage Tony-winning "1776" during Tell City's 150th-year celebration; success depends on filling 25 male roles

    TELL CITY - If all goes well, Tell City's sesquicentennial celebration this summer will mingle a dose of national history with the the 150th anniversary of the community's founding.

  • City contributes money to Frank Clemens Field building project

    Tennis courts in Hagedorn Park to get new lights

    TELL CITY - Tell City's Board of Public Works and Safety decided at its Jan. 22 meeting to contribute $7,000 to a new building project at Frank Clemens Field.

    The project, which includes a brick backstop and a new building complete with indoor batting cages and pitching mounds, will cost about $70,000. Of that, $50,000 is from a Schergens Foundation grant, $2,000 from the Tell City Electric Department and about $11,000 from the Friends of Frank Clemens, a group that has worked to solicit donations from the community.