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Today's News

  • Power of Youth grants applications available

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Power of Youth Council is still accepting grant applications and would like to invite those in Perry County working with youth or wellness programs to apply. Up to $5,000 will be awarded for programs that involve Perry County youth or a focus on wellness that benefits Perry County.

  • Tax-credit seminar today

    PERRY COUNTY -- There are hundreds of millions of dollars in government tax credits and incentives available to businesses and business owners. Is your business is receiving all the tax credits you are due? The Perry County Chamber of Commerce wants to help you make sure.

  • Volunteers sought for Main St. cleanup

    TELL CITY – With warmer weather surely just around the corner, the Tell City Development and Action Committee is inviting volunteers to take part in a Tuesday-afternoon cleanup of several blocks of Main Street.

    Volunteers are asked to gather at 3 p.m. near the City Hall Park gazebo. From there they will disperse to various work locations from Tell to Blum streets.

    Those taking part are asked to take brooms, dust pans, rakes, gloves and buckets with them. Main Street businesses are encouraged to join the effort.

  • CVB inviting artisans to display, sell items at depot

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau is accepting requests from artisans wishing to sell their products in the new Tell City Depot Gift Shop.

    The visitors bureau is working with the Tell City Regional Arts Council, Indiana Artisans program and other handcrafted promotion organizations from around the nation to stock the shop.

  • Perry Central Health Fair returns Thursday

    LEOPOLD – An obstacle course, piloxing, Air Evac helicopter tours and an Earth Day recycling site are just a few of the dozens of booths and activities that will be at Thursday’s annual health fair at Perry Central.

  • Commissioners approve $30k grant

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved at a regular meeting April 1 an agreement between the county and the federal and state homeland-security offices and the Federal Emergency Management Agency that sends money into the county.

    The sub-grant agreement provides funds to reimburse a portion of the county’s emergency-management staff’s salary for 2012, County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg explained.

  • City cleanup starts today

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Street Commissioner David Marsh announced his department will conduct a city-wide cleanup this week.

    For the city-wide cleanup, during which items too big for regular curbside pickup will be collected, items must be at trash-collection locations on normal trash days, he said.

    No construction waste or materials, refrigerators, tanks, paint, chemicals or tires will be picked up. A limit of one truckload per stop will be enforced, he said.

  • A Sign of Spring

    Tell City Park and Recreation employee Chris Hagedorn gives a first-of-the-season mowing to Roy Fenn Park Thursday. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Sandage awarded Lilly scholarship

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry County student has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Perry County 2013 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

    Hunter Sandage will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

    Hunter is the son of Scot Sandage. He wishes to attend Purdue University and study professional flight technology. He plans on becoming a pilot.

  • School deficit continues to shrink

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – He has reduced the deficit in the Cannelton City Schools general fund by more than $240,606, Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt reported at a regular school-board meeting March 28.

    The deficit stood at $189,484 as of Feb. 28, he said, reflecting a reduction of nearly 56 percent from the $430,090.62 it was at Jan. 1, 2012.