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  • No deal yet on TC electric rates

    Members advance plan to phase-in increase, but details could change

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council may approve phased-in electric-rate increases when its members meet next month, but any vote may not be unanimous.

    The council disagreed Monday on the amount of additional revenue the city-owned utility needs, voting 3-2 to have City Attorney Jim Tyler prepare a schedule of accompanying rates and charges that would give the electric department 60 percent of the original increase it proposed in December. The balance of the rate hike would take effect in 2009.

  • Soldiers motivated for imminent deployment

    Community members invited to participate in local family-support activities

    TELL CITY - Spirits are high among National Guard soldiers undergoing training at Fort Stewart, Ga., ahead of a deployment to the Mideast next month, and evaluators there are calling them "top-notch, the best they've ever seen," according to Staff Sgt. Jeff Hall.

  • Man accused of molesting child in park restroom

    Police looking for Tennessee resident

    TELL CITY - Police are looking for a 34-year-old Tennessee man who allegedly molested a child last fall inside a restroom at Tell City's Sunset Park.

  • Community Standouts

    PERRY COUNTY - Three student athletes, already familiar faces to Perry County sports fans, will have their likenesses displayed in school hallways and walls of local businesses. They're being honored for their commitments to abstain from tobacco and alcohol and for being role models for teammates, fellow students and the communities they belong to.

  • Hospital foundation plans dinner-dance

    Schergens Center event Feb. 16 to benefit group's work

    TELL CITY - Looking for that special Valentine's weekend event for the special person in your life? Well, look no further. Perry County Memorial Hospital Foundation is sponsoring a formal dinner and dance Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Schergens Center.

  • 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.