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  • New county clerk sworn in

    TELL CITY – Jean Schulthise was sworn in Friday morning as county clerk, filling a vacancy left by the May 1 death of Doris Davis.

    Schulthise has been working in the county clerk's office since February 2008, and was promoted to first deputy there in June of the same year, assuming Davis' duties in her predecessor's illness-related absence.

  • 'Tax break' may cost workers at filing time

    TELL CITY - People enjoying an extra few dollars in each paycheck now should look at how it might affect them later, according to a Tell City accountant.

    Jerry Hoagland said the average worker's withholding was reduced by $13 weekly under an Obama-administration effort to stimulate the economy.

    The Associated Press reported April 30 millions of Americans "enjoying their small windfall from President Barack Obama's 'Making Work Pay' tax credit are in for an unpleasant surprise next spring. The government is going to want some of that money back."

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  • Bank authorizes loan to city after competition arises

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth went to Fifth Third Bank to secure a $19,000 loan to buy a dump truck, but was told she couldn't get one. So she checked with First State and Old National banks, and both said they could provide the money if the city moved its accounts to their vaults.

    After she told Fifth Third's Kelly Malone the other banks were willing to front the city the money, she said, he told her the loan would be possible after all.

  • TC teams take third, sixth at Academic Super Bowl

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School's social-studies team tied for third place, and its science team came in sixth, at the Indiana Association of School Principals Academic Super Bowl at Purdue University Saturday.

    "We were very pleased," social-studies coach Amy Kehl said Monday. The questions were "very difficult; very few get 20 or above correct," she explained. "We scored 15, and the first- and second-place teams scored 16."

  • Principals association puts TCHS in top 10

    Tell City High School is among 40 schools statewide given an honor for the first time this year by the Indiana Association of School Principals.

    The organization responsible for Academic Super Bowls named the home of the Marksmen among the 2009 Academic Super Bowl Top 10 Teams, according to information at www.iasp.org.

  • Schools superintendent plans to spend stimulus money on additional staff positions

    TELL CITY - With more than $500,000 in state stimulus dollars coming to the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., Ron Etienne said they've decided to do something a little "scary" with the funds.

    The schools superintendent recommended to the school board Monday that some positions be created and paid for with the funds.

    "We're a little scared about doing that because (the money) is going to be in two years and out but, as a group, we decided this is the best way to use the money to have a positive effect on our kids," he said.

  • Work continues at port as partners feel fiscal pinch

    TELL CITY - Perry County Port Authority officials have received a final payment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for damages sustained in a September wind storm and are seeking more money for costs incurred in January's icy weather.

    The September storm wrought damage to the roof of a fabrication shop at the port-authority site, Perry County's hub for barge-offloading operations and home to the Hoosier Southern Railroad.

  • Few violent deaths can hit deputy pay

    TELL CITY - The fact that "we don't have that many suicides or homicides" is creating problems for his two deputies, Perry County Coroner Darrell Riley told the county commissioners at their May 4 regular meeting.

    County attorney Chris Goffinet explained the deputies underwent training and passed a test in Indianapolis, but are also required to pass a field test for certification.

  • Cannelton leaders forgo added loan interest on loan payments caused by misrouted mail

    CANNELTON - Some checks mailed from and to Cannelton addresses have taken four or five days to reach their destination, even though Cannelton's mail doesn't make the 300-mile round trip to Terre Haute and back that Tell City's does, Arvina Bozarth said Monday.

    Cannelton's clerk-treasurer said at a common-council meeting economic-development-loan payments posted by Jim and Carolyn Poehlein ended up in the mayor's mailbox instead of hers. Interest is calculated daily, so on the occasions the mayor was away from the office, it added up.