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  • ATTC offers buyouts to workers

    TELL CITY - ATTC Manufacturing is offering voluntary buyouts in hopes of reducing the number of employees at its Perry County plant. The company said Friday the decision comes amid weaker demand for its automotive products and forecast shutdowns by customers, including Toyota.

  • Speaker will kick off anti-bullying program

    TELL CITY - Sally Wolfe said Thursday a presentation by Michael Dorn, whom she called the leading school-safety and bullying-prevention expert in the country, was "a life-changing experience."

    That experience will be available here Feb. 25.

    The William Tell Elementary School counselor, Wolfe said she, elementary Assistant Principal Kim Waninger and junior-high Principal Brad Ramsey saw Dorn at an international bullying-prevention conference in Indianapolis in November.

  • Board approves contract

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members voted in a regular meeting Tuesday to approve a contract with the Veazey, Parrott and Shoulders architectural firm of Evansville to provide design services for $2 million in work to be performed at Tell City High School this summer.

  • County would get $3.7 million under state bill

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry County and its three incorporated communities would receive nearly $3.7 million for various infrastructure projects under a bill approved last week in the Indiana House of Representatives.

    State Rep. Dennie Oxley Sr. said counties in his 73rd District could receive a total of $50 million if House Bill 1656 is signed into law. Areas of Perry County are included in the district, as are all or portions of seven other counties.

    The money would support road, bridge and other infrastructure projects in hopes of preserving and creating jobs for Hoosiers.

  • Parks board eyes stimulus money for new Eagles Bluff construction

    CANNELTON — Could some of the money from the federal government's economic stimulus bill come to a construction project in Perry County? The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department hopes so.

    At Wednesday's parks board meeting Perry County Recreation Director Dan Adams brought up the possibility of applying for economic stimulus funds to construct a 2,400-square-foot building with an interpretative center and office space for him and his deputy at Eagles Bluff Park overlooking the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

  • Library board eyes new noise policy

    TELL CITY - In response to a letter published in the Feb. 2 Perry County News, Tell City-Perry County Public Library Director Larry Oathout said at the Feb. 4 library board meeting the library is looking into a noise policy.

  • Don't succumb to winter blues

    TELL CITY - Many people experience depression during winter and seasonal depression can greatly affect everyday life.

    Major depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States, with 9.9 million adults experiencing major depression each year.

    Some symptoms are lack of energy, loss of interest in everyday activities, weight gain, changes in sleep habits, changes in appetite and frequent thoughts of death or suicide.

    Visiting Nurse Association, which offers mental-health services in the patients' homes, can help.

  • Trial date set in Guardsmen civil suit

    INDIANAPOLIS – A trial has been scheduled to begin May 3, 2010 to determine whether military contractors knowingly allowed Tell City-based soldiers to be exposed to a hazardous substance while serving in Iraq.

    The Indianapolis Star reported Feb. 3 that Judge Richard L. Young scheduled the trial for 10 days and set a settlement conference for Aug. 17.

  • City may get zero-interest loans for CSO work

    TELL CITY – Car companies aren't alone in offering zero-interest financing. Tell City could be in line for up to $11 million in loans, offered at zero or very-low interests, to help control its combined-sewer overflows.

    The city has been working for years to control its CSOs and had expected to pay an interest rate of around 3 percent on money from a state revolving loan fund. However, Mayor Barbara Ewing said money could be available at zero to 2 percent.