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  • Effort to buy road-maintenance system dies

    TELL CITY - The two Perry County commissioners who wanted early this year to buy a $100,000 road-maintenance-management system said at a regular meeting Wednesday they'll not pursue the purchase in the near future.

    Commissioner Gary Dauby said after a Feb. 2 meeting a community assembly was to be scheduled on the issue. He and Commissioner Jody Fortwendel had announced during that meeting they were withdrawing their funding request to the county council "due to poor timing," Fortwendel said, "not due to the fact that we don't need the program, because we do."

  • TCHS senior earns merit scholarship finalist status

    TELL CITY - An extra announcement during Tell City High School's morning report came as a surprise to Jenelle Clausen. It was then she learned that she was a National Merit Scholarship finalist.

    "It was pretty exciting though," she said, adding she was a little embarrassed that it was announced to the entire school. The Tell City High School senior is the 18th student in the school's history to receive this honor.

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  • Schools chief 'more positive' consolidation won't occur

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said Thursday he received mixed information about the reason a school-consolidation bill was not voted upon by the Indiana General Assembly committee considering it last week, but feared, "there's still lots of time" for legislators to advocate the issue.

  • Cannelton man killed in single vehicle crash

    FULDA - A single-car crash on Fulda Shortcut Road claimed the life of a Cannelton man early Wednesday.

    According to the Spencer County Sheriff's Department, Carl E. Howell, 31, of 738 St. Louis Ave., was ejected from his vehicle. The crash occurred north of County Road 1850 N., south of Indiana 62.

  • City takes aim at more than 20 alleged eyesores

    TELL CITY - Tell City's building inspector vows to be vigilant in following up on more than 20 notices of violation mailed last month to property owners judged by the city to be harboring junk, untagged bags of trash or inoperable vehicles.

  • Hospital reports profitable 2008

    TELL CITY - Total patient revenue grew by more than $4 million last year at Perry County Memorial Hospital, an income statement for 2008 shows. The hospital also granted more charity care during the year.

  • PC musicians qualify for state

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central Community School musicians fared well at instrumental solo-and-ensemble competitions Feb. 14, according to Music Director Rob Cason.

    He said Friday that of seven events his students entered, three qualified for state competition, which was scheduled for Saturday in Indianapolis.

    "I'm very happy about that," Cason said. "Last year we had one, so it's a good improvement."

  • Cannelton officials eye facility rentals

    CANNELTON - A board "semi-exists" to oversee the city's community center, Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said during a regular meeting of the city's common council Feb. 9, "and with it in place, we can't make any decisions."

    He was responding to a question from Councilman John Young III about whether any action had been taken toward charging fees for the facility's use.

    Grant funding to build it carried a prohibition against charging fees, but it expired in December.

  • Tell City performers earn medals

    TELL CITY - Young musicians competing at an instrumental solo-and-ensemble event Valentine's Day came back with a sweet set of results, according to their director.

    Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Music Director Barry Reasoner said Friday his students returned from Southridge High School event with 39 gold, 10 silver and three bronze ratings.