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  • Spike in recycled cardboard welcomed

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Recycling Management District doesn't have enough containers to fulfill the demand for cardboard collection, Marlow Smethurst said May 22, "but we need more people to recycle more cardboard."

  • Tell Street developer hits another red light

    City council declines Ferdinand company's petition to rezone land for storage, office buildings

    TELL CITY - A Ferdinand company's plans to construct self-storage units on a 5-acre tract of land along Tell Street, already slowed by unfavorable recommendations by the city's plan commission, hit would could be a permanent red light Monday evening when the Tell City Common Council let die a motion to approve a rezoning request.

  • Hometown Hero puts her heart into service

    CANNELTON - Evelyn Adams' heart is always in her service, Rebecca Fenn said of the former United Way of Perry County board member.

    "She is one of those people who is a hard worker and keeps an eye out for what's good for the whole community," she said, adding no matter what Adams supports, she gets involved with it.

  • City cleanup begins Monday

    TELL CITY - 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 days and collected at the same time as bagged trash.

    No tires will be collected by city crews. Also prohibited are paint cans, batteries and other toxic items and very heavy furniture such as hide-a-beds. Refrigerators, air conditioners and anything else containing Freon won't be picked up, nor will scrap wood or roofing materials, including asphalt shingles.

  • 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.