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  • County council defers school request again

    TELL CITY - County-council members and representatives of the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. opted Wednesday to meet again at 8 a.m. Tuesday to help the council decide whether to support the school district's request to borrow $2 million in interest-free money.

    That loan is projected to reduce by $140,000 the property-tax revenues all taxing units in the county will have collectively available. The county's reduced spending power is expected to drop by $32,000, according to a fiscal consultant.  

  • Schools chief continues optimistic outlook

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman has expressed optimism in recent months about getting the school corporation onto solid financial footing. He continued in the same vein in comments he offered at a regular school-board meeting Dec. 18, and noted things are looking up in other facets of the operation he oversees.

    He still hadn't received the corporation's property-tax revenues for December, he said, but expected most of it to arrive this week.

  • Perry Central High School among state's 'best buys'

    LEOPOLD — When it comes to using taxpayer dollars to educate students, Perry Central High School is a best buy.

    That's the conclusion of an Indiana Chamber of Commerce analysis of high schools published this month in the 10th edition of "Indiana's Best Buys."

  • District well positioned for challenging new year

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Recycling Management District had unusual expenses in 2008, but was still able to finish the year with some money in the bank, according to district accountant Jerry Hoagland.

    Reporting at a regular meeting of the district's board of directors Dec. 18, Hoagland said he expected to enter the new year with approximately $7,000 in the bank and two certificates of deposit totaling $150,000.

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  • Governmental offices closing for year-end holidays

    PERRY COUNTY – The Christmas and New Year's holidays will close many governmental this week and next. Trash pickup in Tell City and Cannelton will also be affected.

    City Hall offices in Tell City will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Jan. 1. Employees will collect trash Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of both weeks on the usual schedule, with no pickup

    Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

    Those Thursday routes will be collected the following Fridays.  

    Recyclables will be picked up in Tell City the week of Dec. 29.

  • Post offices closing early Wednesday, New Year's Eve

    TELL CITY – Tell City's post office will close early Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, but regular mail will be delivered as usual both days.  

    Post offices in Cannelton and Troy will also close early Wednesday.

    The post office will be closed Christmas and New Year's Days, with regular mail delivery resuming Friday  and Jan. 2.

  • Perry Central board OKs policy changes

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School board members approved changes to several policies during its Dec. 15 meeting.

    A breakdown of the policies are as follows:

    • Military service: A new policy provides military leave to eligible administrative, professional and support staff. Staff will continue to receive compensation and accrue seniority.

  • Hour-long programs to profile 2008 turkey hunts

    TELL CITY — Perry County's natural splendor and growing population of wild turkeys will be on display nationwide Dec. 31 as the Campbell Outdoor Challenge filmed locally last spring is broadcast on the Versus Network.

    Tony Thomas of Tell City, who helped organize last year's filming of  turkey hunts for the Campbell Outdoor Challenge, said the one-hour show is scheduled to air at noon New Year's Eve and will be followed by a second one-hour segment the following week.

    Versus is the former Outdoor Life Network.

  • Monopoly winners take fight to court

    TELL CITY – Two Perry County residents fighting over a jackpot won through a fast-food version of the board game Monopoly has Judge Lucy Goffinet holding the dice in a suit over who will collect $100,000.

    A complaint was filed Dec. 4 by Cassandra Litherland, 20, of 619 22nd St., against Randy Howell of 11872 Deer Creek Road.