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  • Deputy warns: Don't be fooled by sweepstakes scam

    PERRY COUNTY - What appeared to be a windfall for one Perry County man turned out instead to be a fraud that could have cost him thousands of dollars.

    The rural Tell City homeowner received a letter dated Jan. 16 from Dominion Financial Award Inc., declaring him a $125,000 winner in a sweepstakes allegedly conducted through a computerized balloting system. The letter included a check for $4,850 drawn on a bank in Vermont, supposedly to be used for paying taxes on the winnings.

  • School-performance reports published in today's News

    TELL CITY - Annual performance reports for Perry County's three public school systems can be found in the legals section of today's Perry County News.

    Located on pages 11-13 of the print edition, the public notices are mandatory for Indiana school districts. Most of the information reflects the 2006-07 school year and includes data on student enrollment, attendance rates, the amount of money districts spend per student, teacher salaries, the number of student suspensions and expulsions and scores on standardized exams.

  • Five seek at-large seats on county council

    PERRY COUNTY - Five contenders have tossed their hats into the ring, seeking election or re-election to the county council.

    Incumbents Merle Doogs, Steve Goodson and Bob Ramsbottom hope to retain their seats. Ronald K. Crawford Sr. and Terry Lock filed candidacies Wednesday, each seeking an at-large position.

    Ron Crawford Sr.

  • James points to progress in recorder's office

    Democrat files for second term in May 6 primary

    PERRY COUNTY - Jane James filed last week for re-election to a second term as county recorder. She was elected in 2004 and previously served as a deputy in the recorder's office.

    The Democrat pointed to several accomplishments in her first three full years in office, including the microfilming of public records and the placement of microfilmed records in a climate-controlled vault at the state archive in Indianapolis.

  • Eckerty pair jailed after wild run from police

    TELL CITY - Two Eckerty men who allegedly fled from police Wednesday night after ramping their car onto the top of a hill near the Tell City Ranger Station remained in jail Friday afternoon.

    Jason W. Smith, 24, of 6868 Governor's Trace and Tommy Britt, 21, of 1017 S. Cemetery Lane, each face charges of resisting law enforcement. Britt, who police said was the driver of the car that fled from them, is also charged with criminal recklessness and reckless driving.

  • County executive could replace commissioners

    Bill before Indiana Senate would require change in 3 years

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners noted Wednesday they don't always agree with one another - and that's not necessarily a bad thing - but they are united in opposing a recommendation that their three positions be replaced with one county executive.

  • Filing period opens for 2008 election

    TELL CITY - Wednesday was the first day candidates could sign up for this year's county elections. The filing period ends at noon Feb. 22.

    For more information, contact the county clerk's office at 547-3741.

    As of late Wednesday afternoon, the following candidates have filed for office.

    Don Sherry, Democrat, filed for a second term as county commissioner in District 1.

    Jody Fortwendel, Democrat, filed for his fourth term as county commissioner in District 3.

    Jane James, Democrat, filed for her second term as county recorder.

  • School hosting workshop Wednesday

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central will host a Free Application for Federal Student Aid workshop Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the high-school library for all high-school seniors and their parents.

    All seniors who will attend any post-secondary schools are encouraged to fill out the FAFSA even if they do not believe they will qualify for federal or state aid. Contact Jody French for more information at 843-5121.

  • Snowfall causes few problems

    Tell City Street Commissioner Jeff Everly and his crew were up early Tuesday as approximately an inch of snow fell across much of the county. A small number of slide-offs were reported on local roadways but no serious accidents were reported. Perry Central Schools were closed for the day, with classes at Tell City-Troy Township Schools and Cannelton City Schools delayed by two hours. Everly was loading a mixture of sand and salt into one of the city's snowplows before dawn.

  • Boosters sell cash chances for Feb. 19 drawing

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School Band Boosters are selling chances to win $750, $500 or $250 in their annual cash raffle. The drawing will take place at the TCHS boy's last home game against Heritage Hills Feb. 19.

    Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. Purchasers 18 years and older can get tickets from any TCHS band family. Contact Shari Everly at 547-6320 for more information.