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Today's News

  • Company to provide child-support help

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners approved at a regular meeting Wednesday the employment of a company to help manage child-support enforcement, insurance rates for county employees that remained the same or declined slightly and the use of a law-enforcement fund to purchase a used police car.

    County Clerk Jean Schulthise told the commissioners she'd learned at a meeting of the Association of Indiana Counties that state officials are looking at ending federal incentive payments paid to counties based on their enforcement of child-support rulings.

  • Energy-saving work will begin Friday

    CANNELTON - Work to improve energy efficiency in Cannelton High School is set to begin Friday, Schools Superintendent Al Chapman reported at a regular school board meeting Thursday.

    "They will work around the students," he explained. "I won't say there won't be noise and dust, but (workers) will keep it to a minimum."

    The improvements "will pay us back in energy savings," he said, projecting that changes in lighting will produce the biggest payback.

  • Santa en route to county parades

    PERRY COUNTY - The arrival Thursday of Thanksgiving means two weekend parades.

    Lineup for Cannelton's parade Friday will begin at 6 p.m. on Old Indiana 237 across from Canary's Power Equipment. The parade will begin at 7 p.m. and will proceed along Indiana 66, also known as Seventh Street, to the stop light at Indiana 66 and Washington (Main Street), where it will turn right and proceed down Washington to First Street by the floodwall, where it will disband.

  • Nationally recognized school-safety, bullying prevention expert speaking at Perry Central Dec. 8

    LEOPOLD - Michael Dorn, executive director of Safe Havens International Inc., will conduct two programs next month for  parents at Perry Central High School.  

    "School Safety Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," a fast-paced session, will help dispel many of the school safety myths that dominate the American media and popular perception of school staff, students and parents.  

  • Vandalism cases probed in TC

    TELL CITY - Police continue to search for the identity of one or more people who vandalized several vehicles last week.

    Tell City officers said several vehicles were vandalized either the night of Friday, Nov. 13 or early Saturday, Nov. 14, including an incident in the 1100 block of Ninth Street in which someone poured oil over a vehicle's windshield and dented a quarter panel.

  • Chamber to sponsor local retail promotion

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will once again sponsor a hometown Christmas retail promotion starting Friday.

    Participating businesses will display decorated boxes where shoppers can register with an entry form they will receive for each $5 purchase in the store to win Christmas cash.

    The cash will be in the form of chamber gift certificates worth more than $1,000. Businesses will draw a name each Friday in December.

  • Santa Claus special postmark available

    SANTA CLAUS - The Santa Claus post office is offering a special "picture postmark" to cancel postage stamps on holiday mail again this year.

    The post office is the only one in the world that has Santa's name and has offered the special "picture postmark" each holiday season since 1983. Each year's holiday postmark is designed by a local high-school art student as part of an annual contest.

  • Legion to commemorate Pearl Harbor, World War II

    TELL CITY - The Tell City American Legion Post 213 will host two events Dec. 7 in remembrance of Dec. 7, 1941, and in appreciation of World War II veterans.

    From 9 to 11 a.m., the Legion will hold a late breakfast at the post home. All veterans and their spouses or guests are invited to attend. Coffee, juice and baked goods will be served.

    The American Legion Auxiliary will bake and serve the food in appreciation of veterans' service to our country in all wars.

    At 4 p.m. a dinner will be served in appreciation of all World War II veterans.

  • Maurices to hold Toys for Tots Drive

    TELL CITY - Maurices in Tell City will hold a Toys for Tots drive today through Dec. 10.

    Customers can drop off their donations anytime during store hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Items needed include new toys for all ages.

    "We are proud to be a part of this community, one that's always so generous to others who are less fortunate," says store manager Lynn Fulkerson.

  • Festival of Lights set for Dec. 12, 19

    SANTA CLAUS - The neighborhoods of Christmas Lake Village in Santa Claus will host the 25th annual Festival of Lights from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 12 and 19.

    Over eight tour miles will be decorated with thousands of lights, Christmas decorations and animated displays.

    A live nativity scene will also be set up. A gingerbread recreation center will be available with free refreshments.

    Special awards for the best neighborhood theme, individual home and kids' selection will be given.