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  • Perry Central receiving money from Alcoa

    NEWBURGH ' Seven area nonprofit organizations are benefiting from the good work done by employees at Alcoa Warrick Operations through the Community Chest Program.

    The Community Chest was created this year when Alcoa added $5 to the chest for each viable employee suggestion. The suggestions have created more than $30,000 in the fund including $10,000 being invested today in support of the good work going on in the community.

  • Reed named Troy Township trustee

    TELL CITY - Troy Township has a new trustee. Cannelton resident Pat Reed has been appointed to the position by Democrat precinct leaders and succeeds JoAnn Smith in the office. Smith has accepted a position in the county treasurer's office.

    Reed is no stranger to public service, having worked eight years in the Troy Township Assessor's office and then four years on the county council. Her father, Walter "Boob" Amos, was Troy Township's trustee for more than a decade in the 1970s and 80s. Reed's mother, Hazel, finished her father's last term after his death.

  • The Defining Stories of 2007

    The Defining Stories of 2007

    Top headlines of the past year included city elections, school project

    Incumbent mayors fall in 2007 elections

    One of the biggest stories of the year was months in the making and came to a head on Election Day. Democrats won races for mayor in Tell City and Cannelton and kept control of both cities' common councils.

    Five-term Tell City Clerk-Treasurer Barbara Ewing defeated incumbent Gayle Strassell in the race for Tell City's mayor. The final margin was 1,769 votes for Ewing and 1,145 for Strassell.

  • Illinois firm to provide medical care at jail

    CANNELTON - A Peoria, Ill.-based health-care contractor that already provides medical services in half of Indiana's county jails will soon oversee health care for men and women incarcerated in Perry County.

    Commissioners approved a verbal agreement Thursday with Advanced Correctional Healthcare, a five-year-old company already working in 11 states at facilities ranging in size from 18 beds to more than 1,100. Final approval of a contract will follow next month if the county council approves transfers of money at a meeting Thursday.

  • Forest service to accept Christmas trees until Jan. 8

    TELL CITY - The Hoosier National Forest invites Perry Countians and others to turn their old Christmas trees into fish habitat for area lakes and ponds.

    When submerged, recycled Christmas trees offer habitat to enhance feeding and cover for a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegill and other sunfish species. Once submerged, the trees serve as media for the growth of algae. This attracts insects and other invertebrates, which provide food for small fish.

  • Cannelton prepares floodwall-repair plan

    CANNELTON - The Bernardin-Lochmueller engineering firm is pre-paring a plan for repairs to the floodwall in Cannelton, responding to a quick-turnaround demand from the Army Corps of Engineers.

    As The News reported Nov. 15, Cannelton officials were given 60 days to come up with a plan to repair that city's section of the floodwall, then a year to complete the work, according to Floodwall Custodian Jerry Ball.

  • County leaders to be sworn in today, Jan. 1

    PERRY COUNTY - Newly elected and re-elected city officials in Cannelton and Tell City will be sworn in during separate ceremonies today and Jan. 1. In Cannelton, officials will take their oaths of office at 5 p.m. today in the council chambers, located in the lower level of the city library.

    Judge Lucy Goffinet will administer the oaths of office to Mayor-elect Morris "Smokey" Graves, Clerk-Treasurer-elect Arvina Bozarth and members of the city council. A reception will follow at Cannelton American Legion Post 142.

  • Video series takes mystery out of commodity marketing

    WEST LAFAYETTE - The art of marketing commodity grains can often be challenging, but a video series to be offered in a number of regional locations will help eliminate some of the mystery for farm women.

    Unraveling the Mystery of Commodity Marketing for Farm Women, sponsored by the Women in Agriculture team of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, is being offered for two hours every Thursday beginning Jan. 17 and ending Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. EST.

  • Beef herd health focus of Jan. 8 meeting

    CANNELTON - On Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds, Purdue Extension and the Perry County Animal Hospital will host a meeting on beef-herd health. The Perry County Animal Hospital will be presenting at the meeting. There will also be a meal for those in attendance.

    The health of the beef herd can affect the profitability of the herd. This meeting will give information on some diseases to be aware of in the herd and how to prevent diseases from showing up in the herd.

  • Chamber collecting calendar events

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce is seeking events to include in its 2008 Perry County Community Calendar. Send information, including the name of the event, date, time, contact information and description to the chamber at P.O. Box 82, 601 Main St., Tell City, IN 47586. Information may also be e-mailed to perrychamber@perrycountynews.com.net. Call 547-2385 with any questions. Dates are due by Jan. 5.