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Today's News

  • Cannelton canine to be on duty by first of year

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson told city leaders July 12 a $9,883 grant from the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee will allow his department to put a canine on duty by the first of the year.

    "We're excited," he told members of the city's board of public works and safety. "We can't wait to get on the ground and running." He repeated the message at a regular meeting of the common council that followed.

  • Officials deny land-vacation request

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners denied at a regular meeting July 7 a request from Kirk Morrison to vacate Utah Road, which he said was necessary to open adjacent land for recreational uses.

    Commissioners Gary Dauby and Bill Amos voted to deny Morrison's request, while Commissioner Jody Fortwendel opposed their action.

    The request had been tabled from a Feb. 17 meeting in which Tom Krueger, special uses program manager for the Hoosier National Forest, said closing the road would deny the public an access point into the Hoosier National Forest.

  • Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild 2010 quilt show, raffle

    TELL CITY - The Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild of Tell City will hold this year's quilt show during the Schweitzer Fest. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug, 14 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ, 802 10th Street, Tell City.

    Admission is $2. Many quilts and other quilted items will be on display. Some items will be available for purchase.

    For more information call 547-8107.

  • BCF makes donations to local organizations

    BRANCHVILLE - The Purposeful Living Units Serve unit from Branchville Correction Facility donated $1,000 to send children and families involved with the Perry County Department of Child Services to Holiday World June 19.

    Twenty-five individuals were able to enjoy the day at the local amusement park. They were provided entrance into the park, as well as Holibucks to purchase a meal they could enjoy together. The PLUS unit consists of 108 and offenders.

  • Applications for page program with Hill available now

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Baron Hill announced that his office is accepting applications for the fall 2010 Congressional Page Program.  

    The Congressional Page Program offers students the chance to serve as helpers for the U.S. House of Representatives while attending school and living in Washington, D.C.  

    Pages provide administrative support to various House offices by answering phones in the member cloakrooms, delivering legislative materials and preparing the House floor for session.

  • TC Junior-Senior High sets enrollment dates

    TELL CITY - Students in seventh through 12th grades who are new to the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. are asked to visit Tell City Junior-Senior High School for enrollment between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Aug. 4, 5 and 6.

    The offices will be closed for lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day.

    Students who attended Tell City Junior High School last year do not need to enroll.

    Orientation for seventh- and eighth-graders will be Aug. 9 and Aug. 10 for freshmen.Parents are invited and encouraged to attend orientation sessions.

  • TCRAA photo contest Aug. 14

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host its annual Amateur Photo Contest from 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at the gallery upstairs in City Hall in Tell City.

    Entry forms may be picked up at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library and CVS Pharmacy. All ages are welcome.

    Photos and forms must be dropped off by Aug. 7 at either location.

    Prizes will be awarded at a ceremony immediately following the show at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Photos must be picked up at that time.

    For more information, contact Josh Pierrard at 719-3523.

  • New chapter in local history will open Wednesday

    Wednesday marks the opening day for eligible residents to file for the three seats on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board that will become vacant Jan. 1. Candidates will appear on the November ballot and citizens will vote on whom they would like to see on the board. This will mark a change approved by voters from an appointed board to one they select.

  • On Iran, action, not words

    Three American presidents - including Barack Obama - have declared that a nuclear weapons-capable Iran is "unacceptable." But in order to give real meaning to that declaration we must do whatever is necessary to prevent Iran from gaining this unacceptably dangerous capability.

    Make no mistake; this has reached crisis levels and is now the most urgent national security issue America confronts today.

  • Orange County to Perry County

    Editor's Note: A Quality of Life Committee working under the auspices of the Perry County Development Corp. is partnering with The News to present stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away. Patricia Newton Cooper penned this month's view.

    We moved back to Perry County after retiring in the summer of 2008. Since then, we have been asked, "Why did you move back to Perry County when there is so much more to do in Orange County, California?"