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  • You can help United Way’s mission

    What a tumultuous time we’ve gone through in the last few months: violent storms, unstable gas prices, dramatic stock-market changes, a national home-mortgage crisis and hundreds of job layoffs.

    It has been a scary time for many folks in our area and it may not get better for a while. But there is one thing I know from having lived in Perry County for the last 25 years: when times get hard, Perry Countians step up to help their neighbors in need.

  • Angels at work
  • Hot PC tops Panthers

    TELL CITY—Perry Central hit 67.6 percent from the field to beat North Harrison 68-56 in the first round of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Friday.

    The Commodores also hit 17 of 19 free throws for 89.5 percent.

    “Offensively that’s probably our best game of the season, except for the turnovers (18),” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

  • FTs key Tell City win

    TELL CITY—Tell City hit 27 free throws to beat North Harrison 57-50 in the first round of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Friday.

    Tell City actually went to the line for 44 free throws, as referees Michael Benham and Otis Broughton called 32 personal fouls and one technical foul (on a coach for saying Benham was “horrible”) on North Harrison.

    The Marksmen missed 16 foul shots, though, and had another attempt taken away by a lane violation.

  • Losing local businesses hurts sports leagues

    When a Perry County business ceases operations, it affects our local economy in many ways.

    Obviously the loss of jobs and taxes provided by the business hurts. But local sports leagues are also adversely affected by losing a sponsor and source of donations.

    Take for example William Tell Woodcrafters/Swiss Plywood, which told its employees earlier this month it would probably close by Dec. 31.

  • UPDATE: County Council approves $2 million school-construction bond

    TELL CITY — Perry County Council members unanimously approved in a special meeting Tuesday morning an effort by the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. to borrow $2 million through an interest-free qualified zone academy bond for high-school renovation needs.

    Council President Pete Franzman said the impact on other taxing units will likely be less than previously thought and the savings in interest will be significant to taxpayers.

  • County council defers school request again

    TELL CITY - County-council members and representatives of the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. opted Wednesday to meet again at 8 a.m. Tuesday to help the council decide whether to support the school district's request to borrow $2 million in interest-free money.

    That loan is projected to reduce by $140,000 the property-tax revenues all taxing units in the county will have collectively available. The county's reduced spending power is expected to drop by $32,000, according to a fiscal consultant.  

  • Schools chief continues optimistic outlook

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman has expressed optimism in recent months about getting the school corporation onto solid financial footing. He continued in the same vein in comments he offered at a regular school-board meeting Dec. 18, and noted things are looking up in other facets of the operation he oversees.

    He still hadn't received the corporation's property-tax revenues for December, he said, but expected most of it to arrive this week.

  • Perry Central High School among state's 'best buys'

    LEOPOLD — When it comes to using taxpayer dollars to educate students, Perry Central High School is a best buy.

    That's the conclusion of an Indiana Chamber of Commerce analysis of high schools published this month in the 10th edition of "Indiana's Best Buys."

  • District well positioned for challenging new year

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Recycling Management District had unusual expenses in 2008, but was still able to finish the year with some money in the bank, according to district accountant Jerry Hoagland.

    Reporting at a regular meeting of the district's board of directors Dec. 18, Hoagland said he expected to enter the new year with approximately $7,000 in the bank and two certificates of deposit totaling $150,000.