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  • Former President Clinton sends note of thanks to Myers

    CANNELTON - Students at Myers Grade School in Cannelton were "tickled to death" when Mayor Smokey Graves read a letter from former President Bill Clinton, Graves said of the letter on display in the school's entryway.

  • Speaker: Small school gives every face a name

    CANNELTON - Ashley Seifert said Saturday she probably wouldn't have been the class valedictorian for 2008 had she been in a larger school. In fact, because she's not the outgoing type, she might not have been noticed at all.

  • Recovering addict says county can kick drug habit

    Substance abusers, families can find help here

    PERRY COUNTY - County resident Wes Ball is proud of the fact he's been free of meth addiction for three years, eight months and, as of last Thursday, 29 days. He's also glad that he knows of "50 to 60 people who are making a good effort" toward staying drug-free.

    "When I first started getting clean, there were only four or five people I could turn to for help," he said.

  • Speaker: Parents, society need to fight drug abuse

    TELL CITY - Communities used to reinforce what parents taught their children, according to a man who presented free workshops on teenage substance abuse last week.

    In the last of three presentations May 22 at First United Methodist Church in Tell City, psychologist George R. Ross said he got drunk and wrecked a car as a teenager. He heard from several members of his community, he said, including his employer, barber and minister.

  • EMT class forms

    TELL CITY - Perry County Emergency Medical Services is planning to offer a basic emergency-medical-technician course in August.

    Training will last five months with classes from 6 to 10 p.m. each Monday and Thursday. Classes will be offered at the EMS station next to Perry County Memorial Hospital. Cost for the course is $675, including book fees. If interested, call 547-8447 or 547-5660 by June 17.

  • Alleged bar burglar doesn't make it far

    Late-night call leads officers to cigarettes, liquor, change

    TELL CITY - A late-night call about suspicious activity in the 300 block of Ninth Street helped lead Tell City police officers to a man they say burglarized a tavern early Thursday.

    Police arrested Brent Weatherholt, 31, of 304 Ninth St., on charges he broke into Braunie's Bar, 318 Main St.

    Weatherholt, who faces theft and burglary charges, allegedly gained entry to the building sometime after midnight by breaking a window and left with cigarettes, bottles of liquor and change.

  • Cleanup week begins June 9

    Tell City residents can dispose of large items, with some exceptions

    TELL CITY - It's time for Tell City residents to clean out those attics, garages and basements in search of items they no longer want. Tell City's annual weeklong cleanup is set for next Monday through Thursday, June 9-12.

    Miscellaneous items will be picked up on residents' standard trash-pickup day and collected at the same time as bagged trash. No recyclables will be picked up next week and residents' usual weekly trash will still need tags.

  • State investing $2 million to fix Indiana 66 slide

    Concrete piers, retaining wall planned near Troy; lane restrictions could begin this week

    TROY - The Indiana Department of Transportation will invest more than $2 million in an effort to mend a section of Indiana 66 just east of Troy that has slid, cracked and buckled for years.

  • DNR officer asks people to leave fawns alone

    PERRY COUNTY - Indiana Conservation Officer Joe Lackey, on the way to a call about a supposedly abandoned fawn Thursday, asked that Perry Countians not touch or otherwise bother young deer or other wildlife babies they may come across this spring and summer. In the vast majority of cases, the mother deer hasn't abandoned its baby, but is nearby, Lackey said.

    Handling the fawn makes it more likely the mother will leave the area or refuse to allow the fawn to nurse due to the scent of humans.

  • City council will hear Tell Street rezoning request

    TELL CITY - A Ferdinand development company plans to present its ideas for land along Tell Street in Tell City to the city council this evening.

    Progress Investment Co. is seeking to rezone land along Tell Street just east of the Tell City-Perry County Public Library and will ask the city to vacate unplatted streets in the area.

    This evening's meeting begins at 7 p.m.