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Today's News

  • Large-scale vaccinations planned to fight H1N1

    CANNELTON - While county health officials are still waiting for large-scale shipments of injectable H1N1 influenza vaccine, Sara Gehlhausen is working on plans to set up mass immunization clinics when supplies arrive.

    "Our plan is to have a large-scale clinic at a central location," said Gehlhausen, the county's public health nurse.

    Her office received some of the nasal-mist vaccine and has been offering it to people working in health-related fields as well as emergency workers. The injectable vaccine is expected soon at health departments around the state.

  • Parks board anticipates budget cuts in 2010

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department faces some budget cuts for 2010.

    The county council appropriated $91,495 for the parks board's 2009 budget and the board had sought $89,225 for its 2010 budget, but the council approved $86,725 for it.

    That is a 5.7-percent decrease from last year's budget.

    One change is in eliminating the full-time second deputy position, for which $23,926 was appropriated in 2009, and replacing it with a part-time assistant, for which $11,492 has been budgeted for 2010.

  • Mayor pleased with Heritage Fest turnout

    CANNELTON - Mayor Smokey Graves told members of the city council Monday that he was happy with the turnout at the city's Heritage Festival, which he called "shoulder-to-shoulder all day."

    Those who arranged it "did an outstanding job," he said. "I don't know of a soul who didn't enjoy themselves," he added.

    2010 Budget

  • TCHS inducts new members into NHS

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School announced the names of 13 juniors and seniors inducted into the high school chapter of National Honor Society in a ceremony held Oct. 7 in the high-school auditorium.

    The program was led by NHS officers Nick Bower, president; Mariah Nix, vice president; Kyli Smithson, secretary; Hunter Dauby, treasurer; Gwen Holman, historian and Travis Jones, activities director, along with Dale Stewart, TCHS principal. Additional second-year members are Lauren Coyle and Craig Jarboe.

  • TCHS hosts conferences

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School parent-teacher conferences will be from 3:15 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Due to changes in state law, Thursday will be a full day of school for students, and there will be no conferences Thursday afternoon.

    School will not be in session Friday or Monday. Conferences will be held on a first-come basis, but, it is important that teachers know which parents plan to attend so they can be prepared for each conference. Parents may notify teachers by visiting www.tellcity.k12. in.us, calling 547-3131 or 547-3933 or sending a written note to the teacher.

  • Parent conferences Wednesday

    CANNELTON - Myers elementary teachers will hold parent-teacher conferences from 12:15 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Grade cards will be issued during the conferences. For more information, contact Jane Efinger-Hayden at 547-4126.

  • Cannelton plans smoke testing

    CANNELTON - Cannelton sewer lines will be smoke-tested during the last week of the month, Sewer Department Superintendent Jerry Ball said Oct. 12.

    Testing will begin in the area of Schwab Safe Co., and go to new Indiana 237, and "we'll stay on the north side of Indiana 66," Ball said. The testing should take a day to a day-and-a-half, he added.

     

  • Nurture students' immeasurable qualities

    Releases of information each year from the state level have made us wonder whether educational efforts throughout Indiana are properly directed.

    The Indiana Department of Education regularly notifies schools and the public about results of Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exams. Before those notifications come, however, much effort goes into preparing teachers and students, administering the tests and then explaining the results.

  • Newspapers' value undiminished

    While newspapers have shared the pain of an economic recession along with the rest of the country, they remain a valuable institution in Indiana communities.

    Newspapers provide local news like no other source. Newspapers connect consumers and businesses like none other. Newspapers keep local government accountable like none other.

  • Proud to call United Way a partner

    Editor's Note: United Way of Perry County's fund-raising campaign is under way. To contribute to the cause, or to learn more about groups the money raised will support, visit www.unitedwayperryco.org or call 547-2577.

    Crisis Connection Inc. would like to thank the United Way of Perry County for its financial support of our organization.  We would also like to thank everyone who contributed to the United Way of Perry County as you helped make this allocation to us possible.