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  • Perry County Community Foundation accepting grant proposals

    Orientation session set for July 16

    PERRY COUNTY - Joe Malone, chairman of the grants committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development and other areas that would improve Perry County.

  • Community-development funds available through United Ways, Lilly Endowment

    PERRY COUNTY - Indiana Association of United Ways members have access to $8 million to develop sustainable resources and work on local community issues. Support from Lilly Endowment has created an opportunity for United Ways in Indiana to collaborate with community partners and seek planning and matching funds in 2008-09.

  • Marching Marksmen reunion Aug. 2

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School will have an all-band reunion during the opening day of the city's sesquicentennial Aug. 2.

    A reception begins at 10:30 a.m. at the high-school cafeteria.

    Band alumni are asked to bring old band photos and yearbooks to share and old band trophies and memorabilia will be for sale.

    Marching Marksmen alumni are also invited to participate in the sesquicentennial parade beginning at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 2. Members can either play Tell City's school song, march or ride in the parade.

  • Early deadline set for July 7 issue

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News will have an early deadline for its July 7 issue because of the Fourth of July holiday.

    The deadline to have items published in the Monday, July 7 issue is 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 2.

    The News office will be closed Friday, July 4.

    This deadline applies to social, school and community news items, and engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements.

    For more information or questions, call Janet Robb at 547-3424 or e-mail lifestyles@perrycountynews.com.

  • As mayor, I'd clean up Tell City, fight drugs, promote sports

    Dear Honorable Mayor Ewing:

    If I were mayor, I would make a lot of changes. I would create many reasons for Tell City to become a better place to live. Tell City is a great town, but I can make it even better.

    One thing that I would change is littering. People need to stop littering, not only does it make the earth dirty, it makes our town filthy. I would put more trash cans throughout the city. Also, I would make a bigger fine for littering. Then I would ask for some volunteers to pick up trash around the city. Each person that helps pick up trash would get some kind of reward.

  • My ideas for Tell City: more activities, public transportation

    Dear Mayor Ewing:

    If I were mayor, I would try to create bright ideas for the future. I'd also make this town have a better appearance. By doing this, the citizens would be proud to call Tell City their hometown.

    I feel drugs are an area of concern. We need the restaurants in this town to be smoke-free. I would put my efforts toward stopping the smoking in all areas.

    Many places are where families go to eat or have an enjoyable evening, like the bowling alley.

  • City Hall honors 'If I Were Mayor' winners

    TELL CITY - Recognition of the changes Tell City's youth would like to see in their hometown, and citizens' pride in their community, led the special session of the city's June 16 common council meeting.

    Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing awarded two Tell City Junior High School students prizes for their entries in an If I Were Mayor Contest. Brennan Malone won first place with his essay that said he wants to "create bright ideas for the future" and make the city look better so "citizens would be proud to call Tell City their hometown."

  • Kiplinger trial could last two weeks

    TELL CITY - Perry Countians' circuit-court judge, their prosecutor and a bailiff are preparing for the murder trial of Kyle S. Kiplinger, in what could be a two-week commute to English.

    Jury selection is expected to begin July 7 in Crawford Circuit Court. Kiplinger, charged with the August 2006 death of Cannelton resident Bobbi Jo Braunecker, faces a possibility of life in prison if convicted.

  • State releases funds to counties early

    Local coffer expecting $1.1 million

    INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mitch Daniels said in a news release June 20 the state will advance $620 million of 2008 homestead credits to Indiana counties, in most cases months ahead of schedule.

    Perry County Auditor Connie Berger said Tuesday the notification represented a reversal of what she was told previously, that the money would be provided after counties sent out tax bills. According to an April 29 memo from state officials, she explained, Perry County's share of the money will be $1,130,346.